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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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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: 44  |  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: 35  |  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: 43  |  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: 211  |  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: 129  |  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: 330  |  comments: 0
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A Wabi-Sabi Home A Wabi-Sabi Home
If you ever come to my house for a visit, do not expect to be blown away by the contemporary décor. Our most recent purchases were a second-hand couch and love seat, now well over a decade old. The rest of our furniture...
posted: Sep 1, 2016  |  views: 65  |  comments: 0
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Like the Trees in Autumn... We\'re showing our colours Like the Trees in Autumn... We're showing our colours
September is a time of change. Summer starts to fade, making way for fall’s golden glow. The new school year begins. The autumn air becomes crisp like the fallen leaves beneath our feet. And there’s a freshness—...
posted: Sep 1, 2016  |  views: 60  |  comments: 0
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To Each Their Own To Each Their Own
Be who you are. That’s the message in a number of excellent picture books out this season from Canadian publishers. In the charming Rosie the Raven, written and illustrated by Helga Bansch (Annick Press, 2016), y...
posted: Jul 27, 2016  |  views: 148  |  comments: 0
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The \'Other\' Doula The 'Other' Doula
The baby is going through a growth spurt. The sink is so full of dishes we’ve been calling it Mount Dish. My last three meals have all been toast. My husband’s time off is over and he’s going back to school. We hav...
posted: Jul 27, 2016  |  views: 339  |  comments: 0
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