Dial Down the Stress: A Virtual Parenting Panel

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a monthly virtual panel for the families in our community. In November, join three experts discussing how to dial down your stress as a parent as we prepare to enter the holiday season in our latest panel via Zoom Webinar.

Rachel Bertsche, author of The Kids Are in Bed, discusses creating free time for yourself between child obligations.

Lindsay Powers, author of You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids, discusses how to worry a little less about every little parenting decision. 

Olivia Scobie, author of Impossible Parenting, discusses shifting your focus from child-focused to family-focused to support wellbeing for parents as well.


Physical copies of each title are available for curbside pickup or shipping. You can also order the Kobo ebooks through the links below for automatic download.


Zoom Webinar registration link here.


Rachel BertscheRachel Bertsche is the bestselling author of MWF Seeking BFF and Jennifer, Gwyneth, and Me. She is also a journalist and editor whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Parents, Marie Claire, More, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Fitness, Women's Health, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. A former producer for Oprah.com and an editor at O: The Oprah Magazine, she lives in Chicago with her family.



Lindsay Powers


Lindsay Powers is a long-time journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, the New York PostUs WeeklyThe Hollywood ReporterCosmopolitanCBS This MorningGood Morning AmericaToday, CNN, and many other nationwide outlets. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Parenting and the lifestyle editorial director there. Most recently, she was the vice president for lifestyle and entertainment at SiriusXM. Lindsay is a mother of two young children and the creator of the viral #NoShameParenting movement.


Olivia ScobieOlivia Scobie is a social work counsellor and educator who specializes in perinatal mood, birth trauma, and parental mental health. After a chaotic transition into motherhood, she spent years in academia studying gender, families, and parenting. Due to a deep desire to work with families one on one, she got out of the classroom and began helping parents struggling with perinatal mood disorders feel okay again and assisting overwhelmed/exhausted families deepen resiliency to get through life’s challenging moments. She's so committed to supporting parents that she also founded the not-for-profit Postpartum Support Toronto. When she's not working with families or writing books, she can be found doing various distance sporting events throughout Ontario. She lives in Toronto.





The Kids Are in Bed: Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524744014
Availability: Backordered
Published: Plume - January 7th, 2020

Picture it--it's 8:30 p.m. You close the door to your child's room just as you hear your partner closing the dishwasher, and now it's time for an hour or two of glorious freedom. What do you do? Read the book you've been waiting to crack open all day? Chat on the phone with a friend, glass of wine in hand, or go out with pals and share a whole bottle? Or, like many modern parents, do you get caught up in chores, busywork, and social media black holes?

In an original survey conducted for this book, 71 percent of parents said their free time didn't feel free at all, because they were still thinking about all the things they should be doing for their kids, their jobs, and their households. Rachel Bertsche found herself in exactly that bind. After dozens of interviews with scientists and parenting experts, input from moms and dads across the country, and her own experiments with her personal time, Rachel figured out how to transform her patterns and reconnect to her pre-kids life. In The Kids Are in Bed, other parents can learn to do the same, and learn to truly enjoy the time after lights-out.

The Kids Are in Bed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524744021
Availability: Available Now
Published: Plume - January 6th, 2020

You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids: A Judgment-Free Guide to Stress-Free Parenting Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982110130
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - March 31st, 2020

Cribsheet meets The Sh!t No One Tells You in this no-holds-barred, judgment-free parenting guide that sets the record straight on every hot-button parenting topic by longtime journalist and founder of the viral #NoShameParenting movement.


What if you could do more for your kids, by doing a whole lot less?


Parenting today has become a competitive sport, and it seems that everyone is losing. From the very moment that little line turns blue, parents-to-be find themselves in a brave new world where every decision they make is fraught, every action they take is judged, and everything they do seems to be the wrong thing.


Formula feed? Breast is best.
Breastfeed in public? That's indecent.
Cry it out? You're causing permanent harm to your child.
Don't sleep train? Your child will never learn to sleep on his or her own.
Stay home? You're setting a bad example for your kids.
Go back to work? Don't you love your kids more than your job?


Lindsay Powers--former editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Parenting, creator of the #NoShameParenting movement, and mom of two--is here to help parents everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. This laugh-out-loud funny, accessible, and reassuring book sets the record straight on all of the insane conflicts that parents face--from having a glass of wine while pregnant to sleep training, childcare, feeding, and even sex after baby.


Drawing on the latest research and delivered in a relatable, comforting voice, You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids demonstrates that it is possible to take the stress out of parenting and sit back and enjoy the ride.

You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982110154
Availability: Available Now
Published: Atria Books - March 30th, 2020

Impossible Parenting: Creating a New Culture of Mental Health for Parents Cover Image
ISBN: 9781459746541
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dundurn Group - November 24th, 2020

A roadmap for parents who want to feel less pressure and more joy during the intense early years of childrearing.

Why is it that research suggests people who don't have kids are happier than people who do? Olivia Scobie provides practical solutions for parents who find themselves pushing beyond their capacity to meet impossible standards, and challenges parents to shift their thinking from child centred to family centred.

By naming today's unrealistic parenting expectations as impossible from the get-go, Impossible Parenting creates the space to acknowledge harmful expectations for new parents and begins a conversation that focuses on healing and doing the best one can with the resources available.

Impossible Parenting Cover Image
ISBN: 9781459746565
Availability: Available Now
Published: Dundurn - October 30th, 2020

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