Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a free parenting and childcare resource, to foster a sense of community between parents and connect exceptional family- oriented businesses to our network of readers. Our magazine and online forums, are judgement-free spaces for parents and caregivers to share their experiences. With the expertise and breadth of our writers, we’re committed to delivering unique perspectives on topics that are important to parents. With connection at the core of our values, we hope after reading an issue or participating in a Facebook thread, you feel the support of our entire community.

Company Profile

The Mom & Caregiver Magazine is the longest standing, largest reaching family publication in London and surrounding area, in circulation for over 20 years. We strongly believe in giving back to the community, while providing timely and relevant information to our readers. We work with schools and community organizations to connect with children, parents, teachers, grandparents to ensure the health and welfare of our little ones are prioritized.


Meet Our Editor in Chief/Publisher

Sabina Manji, a lifelong Londoner, is an irrepressible entrepreneur, mother of a wonderful son, and also a committed volunteer. In particular, she’s done charitable work for Children’s Hospital, the United Way, is an alumnus of the Rotary South Club, and a member of the board of directors for the Lexus Golf Classic. Her passion for children, community engagement, and living life boldly is obvious from every issue of The Mom and Caregiver.


Meet Our Staff

Sabina

Sabina Editor-in-Chief / Social Butterfly

1. My favourite family ritual is…
Friday night movie nights on the couch.

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Do you have to ask? Chocolate!

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Sit quietly and slow down my mind.

4. What am I reading?
Not much – I’m too busy reading and editing The Mom & Caregiver magazine, of course.

5. A worst parenting moment…
When I sent a store-bought veggie tray to school with Mikaeel for Valentines day – the other kids brought yummy homemade heart-shaped cookies.

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Fatoush salad from Pita Pit (with extra chicken and hummus and pickles)

7. Tea or coffee?
I’m a fake coffee drinker – I drink decaf coffee

8. Favourite movie?
My Best Friend’s Wedding, Bridesmaids, Mama Mia

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
always wanting to kiss my mommy’s lips so I could have lipstick on.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Believe in yourself – you’re going to go far, girl!

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Melissa

Melissa Assistant Editor / Nature Nut

1. My favourite family ritual is…
going on a long camping trip every summer – we’ve gone since the girls were babies.

2. My guilty pleasure is…
popcorn and licorice at the movies.

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
take a hike on a nature trail.

4. What am I reading?
I’m in love with books written by funny Canadians like “Canada” by Mike Myers or “A
Newfoundlander in Canada” by Alan Doyle.

5. A worst parenting moment…
When I shouted at my young daughter for being too silly at the optometrist. Turns out she wasn’t being silly at all – she truly couldn’t see the eye chart and now wears strong glasses.

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Pancakes for supper, or if I’m really feeling like a treat – Taco Bell.

7. Tea or coffee?
Neither for me. I’m all about hot chocolate!

8. Favourite movie?
I adore Christmas-time, so probably Elf.

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
having after school snack while telling my mom about my day, and going on early Sunday morning canoe rides with my dad.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Everything has a way of working itself out.

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Alison

Alison Designer / Dog Lover

1. My favourite family ritual is…
We will come together for every special occasion, no matter how small.

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Coconut Chocolate.

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Go straight to the beach!

4. What am I reading?
Travel books at the moment.

5. A worst parenting moment…
I’m not a parent so I don’t have one! …yet.

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
I’m a sucker for Uber Eats.

7. Tea or coffee?
Tea! – I don’t drink coffee, crazy I know.

8. Favourite movie?
I’m that person who still loves using DVDs, so too many favourites!

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Growing up in the Horseback Riding world was filled with so many special memories for me.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Enjoy the little moments and never take things for granted.

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Cynthia

Cynthia Photographer / Baby Whisperer

1. My favourite family ritual is…
going to the cottage.

2. My guilty pleasure is…
wine.

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
spend it with my family.

4. What am I reading? Nothing.

5. A worst parenting moment…
was yelling at my crying newborn because I was stressed out about a big job.

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Sushi.

7. Tea or coffee?
Coffee.

8. Favourite movie?
Big Fish.

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
time with dad.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Slow down.

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Sabrina

Sabrina Copy Editor / Travel Bug

1. My favourite family ritual is…
Eating dinner together and talking about our days.

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Watching reality tv.

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Read the newspaper.

4. What am I reading?
Grit by Angela Ducksworth. It’s about how you can train yourself to be more resilient.

5. A worst parenting moment…
Not a parent, but I’m sure I’ve pushed my parents buttons more than once

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Pulled Pork Burrito from Burrito Boyz with extra lettuce

7. Tea or coffee?
Black coffee

8. Favourite movie?
The Great Gatsby

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Spending Christmas morning on the beach in Mexico.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Enjoy the time you have with friends and family before life gets in the way!

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Andrew

Andrew Videographer / Sports Fanatic

1. My favourite family ritual is…
Going up to the family cottage with the girls!

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Watching hours of Youtube videos, it’s “research” for work.

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Sleep.

4. What am I reading?
Not much recently, just picture books to the kids

5. A worst parenting moment…
Yelling at the girls. I always feel bad afterwards.

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
McDonalds McChicken

7. Tea or coffee?
Depending on how tired I am it could be either

8. Favourite movie?
Diehard, gotta love the action scenes.

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Going on walks with my mom and catching up on our days

10. What would you tell your younger self?
You’re smarter than you think.

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Danny Robere

Danny Robere Web Developer / Self-proclaimed Rockstar

1. My favourite family ritual is…
New Year’s Eve Lobster Feast!

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Very catchy pop songs.

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Work on new music.

4. What am I reading?
I recently started re-reading “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller.

5. A worst parenting moment…
I haven’t had one yet!

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Always burritos.

7. Tea or coffee?
Coffee.

8. Favourite movie?
True Romance.

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Getting a big pickup game of hockey or baseball going with all the kids in the neighbourhood.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Do your homework!

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