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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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Fall Reads Fall Reads
Oregon illustrator Carson Ellis’s work is colourful and whimsical, humane and magical. The artist for the indie band The Decemberists, and the illustrator of, among other projects, The Mysterious Benedict Society and t...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 59  |  comments: 0
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Bon Voyage Bon Voyage
Tomorrow I will turn 40. On the day after tomorrow, my kids and I will board a trans-Atlantic flight, leaving behind our cherished home in the Alps. Trading in a chalet at the foot of a massif for…Langford. Cue the ...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 54  |  comments: 0
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Mom Bras: The low down on the uplift Mom Bras: The low down on the uplift
Being knocked up isn’t kind to your boobs. Neither is breastfeeding. Once upon a time, they were more of an accessory than a function, with the benefit of being a stop on the way to sexual pleasure. Then suddenly you...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 201  |  comments: 0
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Encountering Nature Encountering Nature
It was a perfect fall afternoon, crisp and bright. Heading straight home to chores and homework seemed wasteful in the circumstances, so my kids and I set out on an adventure instead. As I watched my 10-year-old daughter...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 67  |  comments: 0
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A Grandmother\'s Reading Pledge A Grandmother's Reading Pledge
My sons are both grown now but I still think back to the days when they hopped on the bed at bedtime, eager for our nightly ritual of reading together. I started reading to them when they were all of six months old. Long...
posted: Sep 30, 2016  |  views: 119  |  comments: 0
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Making Waves with Ocean Literacy Making Waves with Ocean Literacy
Where does the salt in the ocean come from? What is the biggest animal in the ocean? When students in grades seven to 12 in the coastal province of Nova Scotia were given a test on general ocean-related questions, the...
posted: Sep 30, 2016  |  views: 86  |  comments: 0
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Low Carbon Adventure Low Carbon Adventure
The world has changed beyond recognition since the Colony of Vancouver Island was established 150+ years ago. Distances that took many weeks or months to cover by ship now take hours by plane. And we like to travel by ai...
posted: Sep 30, 2016  |  views: 95  |  comments: 0
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Solutions for Cold Feet & Absent Parents Solutions for Cold Feet & Absent Parents
I have hungered for Sannich artist Kristi Bridgeman’s illustrations ever since she soaked the pages of late poet P.K. Page’s three fables in The Sky Tree and the re-telling of a Brazilian legend about a shape-shiftin...
posted: Sep 1, 2016  |  views: 266  |  comments: 0
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Finding Time to Just Be Finding Time to Just Be
When I became a parent at 18 years old, I was lucky enough to have a supportive family that was able to help me be the best mom I could be. They allowed me to continue to live at home and helped out with childcare. At th...
posted: Sep 1, 2016  |  views: 179  |  comments: 1
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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Having Babies 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Having Babies
1. You’re Going to Get Pipes I did karate for years, and never could do more than 10 push ups. I have always had the T-Rex body type: big, strong legs and weeny little arms. That’s changed. Now endless games of airp...
posted: Sep 1, 2016  |  views: 381  |  comments: 0
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