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Take a look at this month's articles provided by Island Parent Magazine. Each month you'll find new articles with topics on parenting your children of any age. Written largely by local authors, these articles provide some great perspectives related to parenting, both on and off the island.

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Stress-Free Holiday Shopping Stress-Free Holiday Shopping
One of the keys to a successful holiday season is having a plan—a plan that reflects involvement from all members of the family. The holidays are a collaborative event and if there’s any shopping to be done, it shoul...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 138  |  comments: 0
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Raising an Outdoor Child Raising an Outdoor Child
Full disclosure: I don’t go outside every day. This fact, I’d argue, helps me understand how difficult it can be to get outside. Nonetheless my husband and I both wish for our girls a love of nature and the outdoo...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 171  |  comments: 0
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A Knitting Revival A Knitting Revival
“Knitting goes through a revival every so many years,” says Andrea Rangel, a knitting pattern designer living in the Cowichan Valley. Now seems to be one of those times, she adds. People of all ages are gathering in ...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 160  |  comments: 0
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The Giving Season The Giving Season
More than 400,000 people took to the streets of New York in September for the largest climate march in history. It was supposed to be a tipping point, as policy makers, celebrities and ordinary citizens came together in ...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 169  |  comments: 0
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Gardening with Kids Gardening with Kids
Now, believe me, I’m no gardening expert. Prior to last year, all I’d ever attempted to grow was basil in a pot from Thrifty’s. But suddenly, with a three-year-old in tow, and too many hours to fill, spending time ...
posted: Oct 2, 2014  |  views: 278  |  comments: 0
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Poking Around Parksville-Qualicum Poking Around Parksville-Qualicum
Butterfly World & Gardens. The Orchid Garden features over 800 exotic orchids, landscaped in a sanctuary of gardens, paths and a new water garden with waterfalls, streams and ponds. There’s a Big Bug Jungle, an indoor ...
posted: Oct 2, 2014  |  views: 189  |  comments: 0
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Power Pose for Super Power Power Pose for Super Power
I stood there like Wonder Woman with my feet spread apart and my hands on my hips. I stared straight ahead, with my shoulders rolled back and my most serious face on. I was imagining myself having just saved the planet f...
posted: Oct 2, 2014  |  views: 232  |  comments: 0
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The Gratitude Effect The Gratitude Effect
If more stuff equalled more happiness, our kids would belong to the most joyful generation in history. They certainly have more possessions than any previous generation. But no matter what the ads that bombard us daily m...
posted: Oct 2, 2014  |  views: 185  |  comments: 0
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Travelling with Kids Travelling with Kids
It is one of those moments when I am suddenly reminded that parenting has a lot in common with being the ring leader of a circus. We are on a bus packed with morning commuters, and my son is swinging himself around a pol...
posted: Aug 25, 2014  |  views: 310  |  comments: 0
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Power to the Princesses Power to the Princesses
My granddaughter is a princess, or at least she believes herself to be one. By the age of three she’d decided that the life of a princess was a perfect fit for her personal sensibilities, and that conviction has never ...
posted: Aug 25, 2014  |  views: 414  |  comments: 0
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