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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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Once Upon a Time Once Upon a Time
There are many ways to tell a story. To spin a tale. To skin a cat. Sometimes a story wants the facts, sometimes the poetry. Fairy tales—those stories about imaginary and magical beings and lands—come in two varie...
posted: Jan 11, 2017  |  views: 27  |  comments: 0
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Having Fun in Winter Having Fun in Winter
I never used to like winter. It’s cold and grey and those two things together are often followed by the word “miserable” which, in my opinion, is the correct sequence. Don’t get me wrong, I like the rain. It k...
posted: Jan 11, 2017  |  views: 20  |  comments: 0
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Let Me Think About It Let Me Think About It
My four-year-old daughter and I were walking through a local mall recently when she spotted a Starbucks. “Ohh, a Starbucks! Can I get a cake pop?” Unfortunately, she has acquired an internal GSP for locating Starb...
posted: Jan 11, 2017  |  views: 37  |  comments: 0
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Mark Your Calendar for Nature Mark Your Calendar for Nature
“When the leaves change colour.” “Salmon spawning.” These were the two most common answers I got after I posed the question, “What is a seasonal nature event that you look forward to?” Now whether these repre...
posted: Jan 11, 2017  |  views: 15  |  comments: 0
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Fall Reads Fall Reads
Oregon illustrator Carson Ellis’s work is colourful and whimsical, humane and magical. The artist for the indie band The Decemberists, and the illustrator of, among other projects, The Mysterious Benedict Society and t...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 202  |  comments: 0
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Bon Voyage Bon Voyage
Tomorrow I will turn 40. On the day after tomorrow, my kids and I will board a trans-Atlantic flight, leaving behind our cherished home in the Alps. Trading in a chalet at the foot of a massif for…Langford. Cue the ...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 168  |  comments: 0
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Mom Bras: The low down on the uplift Mom Bras: The low down on the uplift
Being knocked up isn’t kind to your boobs. Neither is breastfeeding. Once upon a time, they were more of an accessory than a function, with the benefit of being a stop on the way to sexual pleasure. Then suddenly you...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 331  |  comments: 0
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Encountering Nature Encountering Nature
It was a perfect fall afternoon, crisp and bright. Heading straight home to chores and homework seemed wasteful in the circumstances, so my kids and I set out on an adventure instead. As I watched my 10-year-old daughter...
posted: Nov 3, 2016  |  views: 185  |  comments: 0
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A Grandmother\'s Reading Pledge A Grandmother's Reading Pledge
My sons are both grown now but I still think back to the days when they hopped on the bed at bedtime, eager for our nightly ritual of reading together. I started reading to them when they were all of six months old. Long...
posted: Sep 30, 2016  |  views: 210  |  comments: 0
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Making Waves with Ocean Literacy Making Waves with Ocean Literacy
Where does the salt in the ocean come from? What is the biggest animal in the ocean? When students in grades seven to 12 in the coastal province of Nova Scotia were given a test on general ocean-related questions, the...
posted: Sep 30, 2016  |  views: 152  |  comments: 0
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