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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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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: 70  |  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: 57  |  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: 85  |  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: 201  |  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: 187  |  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: 163  |  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: 483  |  comments: 0
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Lessons of Old: The Importance of intergenerational connections Lessons of Old: The Importance of intergenerational connections
There are certain lessons in life that only a grandparent can teach: dessert can be eaten right before dinner, candy makes for a great any-time-of-day snack, ice-cream legitimately falls into the milk products food group...
posted: Jul 31, 2015  |  views: 379  |  comments: 0
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Lessons from the Wild Berry Patch Lessons from the Wild Berry Patch
It’s the second day of summer vacation. After a quick breakfast, my two youngest and I head for the steep embankment on the other side of our road. Our quarry this morning is Rubus ursinus, aka the trailing blackberry....
posted: Jul 31, 2015  |  views: 399  |  comments: 0
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Making Sense of Social Media Making Sense of Social Media
I still remember the day nearly eight years ago when my dad said he wanted to get one of those new smart phones. I was a bit stunned, as I was still using my pay-as-you go flip-phone. He had held my husband’s iPhone an...
posted: Jun 29, 2015  |  views: 478  |  comments: 0
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