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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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Taming the TV: Turning TV Time Into Teachable Moments Taming the TV: Turning TV Time Into Teachable Moments
The other day my son was having one of those days. I’m sure you know the kind, where despite almost constant crying he still thought that a five-minute nap was good enough to get him through the day. Practically in tea...
posted: Oct 28, 2015  |  views: 258  |  comments: 0
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Love, Life & the Laundry Line Love, Life & the Laundry Line
My divorce had given me a dose of reality on how much money our family wasted every month and that’s something I will always be grateful for. It was a hard lesson, but one worth learning and passing on to my children a...
posted: Oct 28, 2015  |  views: 176  |  comments: 0
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Your Family vs. Climate Change Your Family vs. Climate Change
This is not a drill: climate change is happening, and we need to act. To quote Laurent Fabius, Chair of the upcoming Paris Climate Conference, “Our generation is the first to truly be aware of the problem, and yet the ...
posted: Oct 28, 2015  |  views: 194  |  comments: 0
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Work-Life Balance Work-Life Balance
Last year I left the TV production company I co-owned. I loved producing and the people I worked with, but I didn’t like what the TV industry wanted more and more of—bad reality shows. I promised myself years ago tha...
posted: Sep 30, 2015  |  views: 269  |  comments: 0
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Making Memories Making Memories
I’ve never set out to make memories, but over the past year I’ve come to realize the importance of shared family memories. The positive memories we facilitate within our family now will forever connect us. As our chi...
posted: Sep 30, 2015  |  views: 161  |  comments: 0
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The Upside of Green The Upside of Green
Green living often gets a bad rap: it’s seen as inconvenient, time-consuming, expensive, and/or limiting. I admit that when I’m feeling tired or discouraged I sometimes succumb to this way of thinking, seeing my plan...
posted: Sep 30, 2015  |  views: 169  |  comments: 0
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It\'s All Mine! Thoughts on having my body back It's All Mine! Thoughts on having my body back
Let’s be clear: I am hugely grateful to have been pregnant and to have been able to breastfeed. I struggled in both departments so I take neither for granted. But after a total of six years of trying to get pregnant, b...
posted: Sep 2, 2015  |  views: 293  |  comments: 0
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Celebrating our Seasonal Feathered Friends Celebrating our Seasonal Feathered Friends
Cold, wet—and occasionally white—weather is in our near future and its arrival sends some friends, neighbours and grandparents packing their bags to head south to warmer climes for the season. While these folks fly t...
posted: Sep 2, 2015  |  views: 276  |  comments: 0
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Greener Living: It\'s not all or nothing! Greener Living: It's not all or nothing!
I’m a sucker for extreme environmental challenges—at least the vicarious kind. My heroes are people like Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, who ate exclusively local food for a year, and wrote about it in their bestsell...
posted: Sep 2, 2015  |  views: 217  |  comments: 0
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10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends 10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends
1. Visit a Festival There’s no shortage of festivals this month. For starters, there’s the Filberg Festival in Comox (, a celebration of all things arts, crafts, and music, from July 31-August 3 ...
posted: Jul 31, 2015  |  views: 539  |  comments: 0
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