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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Sandy

Sandy Sales/Animal Lover

1. My favourite family ritual is… 

The annual summer holiday which includes a visit from my family in Australia. We tour all the local attractions of interest to my 6 yr. old grandson, Sam. We laugh often and love abundantly cherishing every moment and gathering up heaps of wonderful memories ’til next time.

2. My guilty pleasure is… 
At this stage in life, I never feel guilty about my pleasures.

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

Spend it looking at old photo albums and reading letters from loved ones that I have saved over the years. I also like to sit outside and watch my chipmunks come and go for their daily peanut feed.  

4. What am I reading? 

“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty

5. A worst parenting moment…

Styling all three of my daughters with 80’s BIG hair for school pics.

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

Smoothies

7. Tea or coffee? 

Peppermint tea

8. Favourite movie?

Forrest Gump

9. My favourite childhood memory is…

Playing on the beaches of Lake Huron with my brothers and cousins – just north of Grand Bend at our family cottage.

10. What would you tell your younger self? 

Live the life you love and love the life you live… and for goodness’ sake, don’t take it too seriously.
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Sabrina

Sabrina Sales/Animal Lover

1. My favourite family ritual is… 

Always make time for family no matter what.

2. My guilty pleasure is… 

Candy! I have a huge sweet tooth. 

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

Take my dog out for an extra walk

4. What am I reading? 

I am a sucker for romance novels but also enjoy educational books.

5. A worst parenting moment…

I don’t have children yet but hopefully one day!

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

Burgers or Burritos.

7. Tea or coffee? 

Neither! I enjoy the simple pleasures of water.

8. Favourite movie?

Lilo and Stitch.

9. My favourite childhood memory is…

Big family get-togethers where the entire family is able to spend quality time and enjoy delicious food.

10. What would you tell your younger self?

Confidence is key.

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