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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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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Vlado Bali

Vlado Bali Graphic Designer / Sports Fanatic!

1. My favourite family ritual is…
Sunday dinners with extended family…always great to stay connected

2. My guilty pleasure is…
watching soccer

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
catch up on paper work

4. What am I reading?
I love reading up on European history

5. A worst parenting moment…
Losing sight of my little guy in the mall, worst two minutes of my life!

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Mr. Noodles, fast, simple and delicious

7. Tea or coffee?
Coffee

8. Favourite movie?
The Ring

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
going downtown with my dad on Saturday mornings and twirling round and round on the swivel chairs at the coffee shop

10. What would you tell your younger self?
follow your gut

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Morgan

Morgan Advertising Sales/Music Lover

1. My favourite family ritual is…
Up until a few years ago my extended family on my dad’s side would rent cottages up north across from my Aunt Sally’s cottage every Thanksgiving weekend. It was always something I looked forward to as when your family is that large it’s hard to get together with everyone often. Always lots of laughs with great company in a beautiful area. We’ve made so many memories that I will always cherish.

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Bachelor Mondays!

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

4. What am I reading?
When’s Happy Hour

5. A worst parenting moment…
Not there yet!

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

7. Tea or coffee?
Coffee.

8. Favourite movie?
10 Things I Hate About You

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Camping with my family. We would all pile in the minivan with our tent trailer on the back and travel for up to five weeks! So many amazing memories and beautiful sights.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Don’t pass up opportunities due to self-doubt. Believe in yourself – you’re great!

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Lauren

Lauren Social Media Specialist/Modern Mama

1. My favourite family ritual is…
Our slow Sunday mornings of cartoons with the kids, coffee and a late breakfast. I look forward to it every week!

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Reality TV. I love them all…from Love Island to MTVs The Challenge to 90 Day Fiancé! I love watching and chatting with my other mom friends about them!

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Do some self care. As a busy mom of three it is hard to fit that in most days!

4. What am I reading?
I just started ‘Finding Chika’ by Mitch Albom.

5. A worst parenting moment…
Oh gosh. Tough question…I feel like there are lots. Not spending enough one on one time with each of my children, letting the TV babysit sometimes while I get things done around the house, not having enough patience sometimes…despite how hard we try everyday the mom guilt we feel is endless!

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Thaun Kieu! They have the best Pad Thai!

7. Tea or coffee?
COFFEE! I have 3 kids so I’m running on LOTS of caffeine

8. Favourite movie?
Dirty Dancing

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Time I spent with my Nana. We became very close. I will forever be grateful for all the time I had with her growing up!

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Don’t rush through life. I always looked to my goals as an end. Instead, enjoy the journey!

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Samantha

Samantha Newsletter Creator/Tea Connoisseur

1. My favourite family ritual
Anything involving my mom’s cooking.

2. My guilty pleasure is
Chai lattes.

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Make a huge fancy breakfast.

4. What am I reading?
Any Taylor Jenkins-Reid book I can get my hands on.

5. A worst parenting moment…
I’m not there yet.

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
The veggie burger combo from A&W.

7. Tea or coffee?
Tea.

8. Favourite movie?
Beauty and the Beast.

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Spending summer vacations swimming and playing tennis.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Try to be more outgoing. Only good things will come from it.
And take more pictures of yourself and your friends!

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Maria

Maria Social Media Support/Candy Lover

1. My favourite family ritual is…
Watching movies and having dinner together.

2. My guilty pleasure is…
Anything candy (my dentist would not be happy)

3. If I had an extra hour today, I would…
Listen to music while I practice my makeup looks.

4. What am I reading?
I don’t like reading – I can’t focus.

5. A worst parenting moment…
I’m not a parent but once I stepped on my dog’s tail and I felt like a bad parent.

6. My go-to food if I don’t feel like cooking?
Pizza Hut! I love everything about them!

7. Tea or coffee?
Tea! Bubble tea!!

8. Favourite movie?
La la land or Howl’s Moving Castle

9. My favourite childhood memory is…
Going to Disneyland.

10. What would you tell your younger self?
Don’t be shy, and be who you want to be.

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