10 hobbies for mothers


Would you like to travel more? Are you eager to learn about different cultures? Would you love to immerse yourself in a country’s flavours, colors, history and traditions? Why not learn a new language or improve one until you have enough money to fly to your dream destination? Take a class offered by an educational establishment (cegep or university), your town, a private school or with a book and CD.

Inspiring books
  • How To Learn Any Language: Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and on Your Own by Barry Farber (Paperback - Apr 1, 2001)

Read or write!

If you love books and words, join a book club or a writing workshop. There are no resources nearby? Take charge and start one! Gather other passionate people, choose a book every month and sit down with a coffee to talk about it. To help you out, speak to la Fédération québécoise du loisir littéraire.

Inspiring books
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall and Peter Ackroyd (Hardcover - Mar 7, 2006)

You can’t move every year, but you can change your decoration to improve your home, and you can do it without spending much! A project can take a couple of hours, a weekend or even a couple of weeks. Make a stained glass window for your living room, learn to sow original curtains or transform you living room into a little haven.

Inspiring books
  • Time-Life Book of Home Design Techniques by Nicholas Springman, Jane Chapman, 2001.
  • Color harmony for Interior Design: A guidebook for creating Great color combinations for your home, by Martha Gill, 2001.



Blogs have become the new modern way to write down your memories or personal diary.

Whether it's to write about your passion (many women who are passionate about scrapbooking have blogs) or about your family life, blogs are a way to communicate differently.

Inspiring books
  • Creating a website in Dreamweaver CS4 : Visual Quick Project Guide.
  • Blogging For Dummies, Susannah Gardner, Shane Birley, 2007

This week
From the bottle to the sippy cup

Ready to go from the bottle to the sippy cup? We explain how to proceed and give you tips so you can make this a smooth transition for your baby.

Dealing with the in-between-seasons weather

Cold, hot, hot, cold, hot ... between two seasons, mercury plays yoyo with the weater and our patience! You never know how to dress your children: it's a real headache! So here are our clever tips to be better prepared.

Beauty routine for busy moms?

Presented by Bioderma

When you become a mom, every second counts! Concretely, we have little, if any, time to do our hair and make-up in the morning and we are often too tired at the end of the day to afford a make-up removal routine worthy of the name.

Family values

Our aging parents and grandparents often say that our family values are on the decline. What do they mean? Let’s talk about family values, a heritage we should honor.