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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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Something About Twins Something About Twins
No doubt about it, there’s something about twins…something that brings a smile to people’s faces, something that invites reactions, comments, unsolicited advice and the sharing of stories. As a newbie grandparent o...
posted: Jul 4, 2016  |  views: 29  |  comments: 0
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Phone Call from a Four-Year-Old Phone Call from a Four-Year-Old
It’s Friday, and that means pizza night in my daughter’s household. My four-year-old granddaughter Maysa has decided to phone me while waiting for the pizza. Daddy has taken her older siblings swimming, and Mommy is ...
posted: Jul 4, 2016  |  views: 35  |  comments: 0
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Who\'s Afraid? Not Grandma! Who's Afraid? Not Grandma!
My grandson is a brave little soul. At 18 months, Kieran greets most new experiences with a fingers-spread, wide-eyed curiosity. But last week we discovered an environment that he didn’t like. We’d been exploring Gra...
posted: Jul 4, 2016  |  views: 30  |  comments: 0
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Wildlife Webcams for Fun or Learning Wildlife Webcams for Fun or Learning
Sea lions, wolves and whales, oh my! You can now watch these wild animals from the comfort of your home using a device or computer. The surge of live cams—hosted by a variety of organizations—offers an unobtrusive...
posted: Jul 4, 2016  |  views: 32  |  comments: 0
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From Disaster to Discovery: Island-hopping on the Salish Sea From Disaster to Discovery: Island-hopping on the Salish Sea
“…he leapt ashore, startling a group of cormorants which flew out to sea with shrill cries. A squirrel scolded indignantly, and high in an alder tree a chickadee shouted at the intruders to go away…” from Mystery...
posted: Jul 4, 2016  |  views: 37  |  comments: 0
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Cycle Camping with Kids Cycle Camping with Kids
I admit that the idea of cycle camping with children may seem daunting. Either of those activities on its own has the potential to be a lot of work. Combining them can seem more than just a bit adventurous. However, as a...
posted: Jul 4, 2016  |  views: 51  |  comments: 0
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Green on the Road Green on the Road
School’s out, the days are warm and long, and for many of us the road beckons. It’s tempting to leave behind some of our regular routines as we set out on vacation, but we don’t have to abandon our commitment to Ea...
posted: Jul 4, 2016  |  views: 28  |  comments: 0
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A Specific Realm A Specific Realm
This month’s column features books that are in some way about the ocean, that pulsing realm that encircles us on Vancouver Island. The children’s publishing powerhouse, Orca Book Publishers, has two oceanic hits o...
posted: Jun 1, 2016  |  views: 94  |  comments: 0
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Breakfast as a Survival Skill Breakfast as a Survival Skill
Five weeks ago, my son James was born. He has his dad’s eyes and, sadly, his mom’s digestive troubles. No matter what we feed him, in what quantity, or at what temperature, it disagrees with him. He does what’s com...
posted: Jun 1, 2016  |  views: 289  |  comments: 0
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Embracing the Global Village Embracing the Global Village
It took moving to a temporary home over 7,000 kilometres away for me to fully appreciate the community I’d left behind. In the summer of 2001, our then family of five travelled to a small town on the windswept coast of...
posted: Jun 1, 2016  |  views: 92  |  comments: 0
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