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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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Summer Vacation with(out) Technology
When my siblings and I were kids, my parents would pack up the car and the five of us would go on a road trip. Sometimes we would just go for a week; other times we would drive across the entire country. Iâd like to sa...
posted: Jun 23, 2014 | views: 246 | comments: 0View this article »
Dock Walking Wonders
Kick start your summer exploring with a dock walk. The term âwalkâ however is a bit of a misnomer. During a dock walk you spend more time laying still and horizontal than you do vertical, moving one foot in front of ...
posted: Jun 23, 2014 | views: 131 | comments: 0View this article »
Kid-Friendly Island Campgrounds
Schoolâs out. What to do with the kids that wonât bankrupt the family? Luckily, the glories of British Columbiaâs diverse and beautiful landscapes and temperate summer weather offer a host of affordable camping adv...
posted: Jun 23, 2014 | views: 326 | comments: 0View this article »
Super Wild, Vancouver Island
We live in truly spectacular surroundings on Vancouver Island. Summer is an excellent time to discover and explore the Islandâs natural wonders with our childrenâand to pass on an appreciation for our unique wealth! ...
posted: Jun 23, 2014 | views: 152 | comments: 0View this article »
Long-Haul Flying with Kids
Next week, Atti and I will be boarding a plane for yet another 10-hour transatlantic flight. Wish us luck. In his four and a bit years, we have made the trip seven times. The first, at 10 weeks of age, was far and awa...
posted: May 29, 2014 | views: 198 | comments: 0View this article »
Struggle to Juggle?
In retrospect, my decision to return to work when my son was three months old was foolish. I am not someone who states, âI have no regrets.â I have many regrets. I regret that my breakfast this morning consisted of t...
posted: May 29, 2014 | views: 199 | comments: 0View this article »
Fearless Spiritual Conversations
Spiritual questions from young children are a normal part of any parenting experience. More often than not, they are posed while standing in the Wal-Mart checkout, or loudly proclaimed in a crowded (yet somehow silent) d...
posted: May 29, 2014 | views: 203 | comments: 0View this article »
A Greener Imagination
Youâve got to admire a five-year-oldâs âcan-doâ attitude. My son has decided that heâs going to hire his father to help him build a cluster of small houses on our half-acre propertyâone for himself, and one f...
posted: May 29, 2014 | views: 188 | comments: 0View this article »
My Child Has Cystic Fibrosis & Everything Will Be All Right
âIâm so sorry to have to tell you this; I wish I had better news.â The pediatrician hesitated, but then she continued. âThe results of Maysaâs Newborn Screen tests are in, and theyâre positive for Cystic Fibr...
posted: May 2, 2014 | views: 340 | comments: 0View this article »
Dear Katy Perry
Dear Katy Perry. Youâve become a frequent topic of conversation in our home. Until now, I didnât know much about you, except for having heard a few of your songs. In recent months, however, you have caught the attent...
posted: May 2, 2014 | views: 559 | comments: 0View this article »
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