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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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Dear Gwyneth Dear Gwyneth
Dear Gwyneth, I had a few slip-ups on the road to perfect motherhood. Please understand, Gwynnie, that I meant well, really. But raising a baby turned out to be less about idealism and more about, um, anarchism tha...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 98  |  comments: 0
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Cycling with Kids Cycling with Kids
There’s joy in flying down a hill with my heart still pumping from the climb. My children squealing with delight, begging me to go over the potholes so they can bump up and down. But the thrill of the rollercoaster rid...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 98  |  comments: 0
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Saunter Over to Sidney… the Island Saunter Over to Sidney… the Island
Did you know a National Park Reserve is right off our door step? Well, with one minor catch, you can’t walk or drive there. Have no fear, this doesn’t make it inaccessible. A short 25 minute passenger ferry from S...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 121  |  comments: 0
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The Case for Camping The Case for Camping
Camping was the ultimate affordable summer holiday when I was a child, and my family did lots of it. Our excursions were anything but luxurious. My parents gravitated towards campgrounds with private sites and proximity ...
posted: Jul 31, 2014  |  views: 77  |  comments: 0
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Summer Vacation with(out) Technology 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. I’d like to sa...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 630  |  comments: 0
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Dock Walking Wonders Dock Walking Wonders
Kick start your summer exploring with a dock walk. The term “walk” 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: 183  |  comments: 0
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Kid-Friendly Island Campgrounds Kid-Friendly Island Campgrounds
School’s out. What to do with the kids that won’t bankrupt the family? Luckily, the glories of British Columbia’s diverse and beautiful landscapes and temperate summer weather offer a host of affordable camping adv...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 454  |  comments: 0
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Super Wild, Vancouver Island Super Wild, Vancouver Island
We live in truly spectacular surroundings on Vancouver Island. Summer is an excellent time to discover and explore the Island’s natural wonders with our children—and to pass on an appreciation for our unique wealth! ...
posted: Jun 23, 2014  |  views: 258  |  comments: 0
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Long-Haul Flying with Kids 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: 262  |  comments: 0
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Struggle to Juggle? 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, “I have no regrets.” I have many regrets. I regret that my breakfast this morning consisted of t...
posted: May 29, 2014  |  views: 261  |  comments: 0
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