Mariette Ulrich is a homemaker and freelance writer. She lives in western Canada with her husband and six of their seven children. Mariette holds an Honours B.A. in English Literature (University of Saskatchewan). While awaiting the commencement of her M.A. studies, she worked briefly writing ad copy for radio. Severe morning sickness followed by full-time motherhood put an abrupt end to both. She now home-schools her children, writes, and does speaking engagements as time permits. Her columns and articles have appeared in various journals, newspapers and magazines in Canada, the U.S., England and Australia. Her interests include politics, culture, gardening, baking and ballroom dancing; her passions: faith, family and costume drama adaptations of 19th century literary classics.
Hoovering can lengthen your life, ladies
Mariette Ulrich | 20 Nov 2012
It’s not news that physical activity can increase wellness and longevity, but new studies are giving more precise detail about what types and amounts of exercise are most beneficial.
Battle of the messy bedroom
Mariette Ulrich | 14 Nov 2012
Even if parents have missed the Early Childhood Training boat, all is not lost.
Trick or treat time
Mariette Ulrich | 31 Oct 2012
Is there a unifying theme? Not in a pluralistic society where you must attach your own meaning to any given holiday or event.
Are married folks happier than those who cohabit?
Mariette Ulrich | 26 Oct 2012
The short answer, according to a recent study, is Yes, No, Maybe, and It depends.
Baby-bedtime debates: cry it out vs no-cry
Mariette Ulrich | 29 Sep 2012
Australian “sleep training” study says it's OK to let babies cry. Hmmm.
Music and baby talk
Mariette Ulrich | 20 Sep 2012
As one of those moms who started her kids on classical music shortly after birth, I don’t need to be sold on the importance of music, but it’s always nice to have one’s educational priorities validated.
Working moms spend less time on kids' diet and excerise
Mariette Ulrich | 14 Sep 2012
Moms who are employed full-time outside the home simply have less time for everything outside of working hours. It’s a logistical reality, not a moral judgment.
Older dads and the risk of autism
Mariette Ulrich | 29 Aug 2012
Women who continue—or begin—childbearing in their late thirties and beyond are accustomed to hearing about increased risk for certain conditions and complications. This NY Times Health story, however, puts the shoe on the other foot, or gender as the case may be.
The Princess Wars: your model child
Mariette Ulrich | 22 Aug 2012
In the battle for my child’s wallet (or soul) the Disney Princesses don’t even make my Top Ten Most Evil list.
Mariette Ulrich | 13 Aug 2012
Judging by a glance at the title, this article seems fit for the “patently obvious” files: “Preschool Children Who Can Pay Attention More Likely to Finish College”. But there’s more to it than just that seemingly self-evident observation.
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