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Kenny Bodanis
Montreal, Canada
Parenting Author, Blogger, and Columnist, Husband of one, Father of two.
Interests: Writing (when I'm not busy running), Running (when I'm not busy writing), movies, potato chips, reading, potato chips.
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This morning I sat down with Elias Makos of BT Montreal to talk about some of the common social skills your kids can brush up on this summer. As with many things, I feel the best way for parents to teach is to lead by example. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I am a 44 year-old husband, a father of two children—ages 11 and 9—and the co-owner of a 1955 detached cottage which is making demands on my DIY skills that I can’t keep up with. What do I want for Father’s Day? For it all to go away. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Sometimes paradise is defined simply by being able to say "yes" or "no" all by your grown-up self. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at MenGetPregnantToo
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One of the great things about this book's building block—its heart—is it can generate as much excitement and interest in a grandchild as it can in a grandparent. There are literally years of what-to-do within its pages. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Is this a justifiable romp, or just an excuse to leave your pregnant partner at home while you enjoy Vegas? As we debated, we realized...a big part of the problem was with the name! Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at MenGetPregnantToo
J'ai probablement regardé qui appelait et choisi de ne pas répondre parce que j'étais trop fatigué. Trop fatigué pour me remémorer tous les événements de la dernière année méritant d'être racontés à un ancien camarade de classe. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I recently had a chance to sit down with Mutsumi Takahashi on CTV Montreal's news at noon. She had recently read my book "What Do I Do While You're Pregnant?", and I was pleased to answer her questions: Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I'm happy to announce that my book "What Do I Do While You're Pregnant?", in addition to being available for Kindle and in paperback on Amazon, is now also being distributed through all the major online retail outlets. This means it can now also be enjoyed on the Nook, iPad, and Kobo Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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With my son heading away to Scout Camp this weekend, I reread a post I had written one year ago about the lessons I'd learned the first time I saw this group of kids gain autonomy the moment the stepped away from their parents. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I had a great debate about a dad-to-be's role during his partner's pregnancy, and after birth with the whole panel on CTV's The Social. The pulled no punches! Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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This morning's chat with Global Montreal's Jessica Laventure. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
What began as an interview about my book, developed into a much more involved conversation about fatherhood and what it means to stand alongside a pregnant partner for nine months. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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On Montreal's Breakfast Television this morning, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about how to make the task of choosing a high school for your tween a little less daunting. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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They say the number one method for correcting and guiding behavior in your children is creating clear rules and guidelines...and sticking to them. That is often more easily said, than done: Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Here is the panel discussion on CTV's Canada AM with myself, AnjumChoudhry Nayyar, and Elizabeth Booth. We discuss whether all this talk of "focusing on the family" will really pay off for Canada's political parties. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Catherine Vernon-Diamond, Andrea Howick and I discuss the benefits of introducing sex education as part of a mandatory school curriculum. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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One will say the other has no idea what it’s like to be home with monosyllabic, incontinent, explosive infants all day; the other will insist there is no pressure like being responsible for a full-time salary and obligations to the The Man at The Corporation. The consistent complaint for all of us is: pressure. And that’s what airlocks are for. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Hopefully, moms and dads can read this book together, and spark a new discussion about how men, or other parents-to-be who are not carrying their child through pregnancy, experiences those nine months of gestation. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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CTV National News reporter Vanessa Lee stopped by my home yesterday to talk to my daughter and me about James Harrison. The NFLer returned his sons' participation trophies because he felt they hadn't really earned them; after all, real men don't get trophies for showing up; they have to beat somebody first. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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As someone who grew up trying to fit in as young male figure skater, I think this is a fantastic example of how shifting gender roles can empower both sexes. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
An interview with John Boulay about the latest methods of recognizing and treating concussions. Sending your child back onto the field too soon after they've suffered even a seemingly minor head injury could put them at risk for far more permanent damage. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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Don't fret! These tips for preparing for the start of the school year begin by emphasizing getting the most out of your summer...especially if you're a parent who has been putting themselves second since the end of June. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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I know, he's a comedian. Fantastic. If that's your brand of humor, yuck it up. But there are many of us dads who work hard to be what our children expect from a parent, and what society is only very slowly awakening to. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
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This morning, on BT Montreal, Joanne Vrakas and I talk about the endless labels parents assign themselves: Tiger Mom, Helicopter Parent, Free-Range Parent. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo
My conversation with Pierre Poilievre - Minister of Employment and Social Development - regarding the pro's and potential con's of the conservative government's new Universal Child Care Benefit. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at MenGetPregnantToo