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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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Holiday Happenings Holiday Happenings
All aboard The Christmas Express at the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, running Dec 5-7, Dec 12-14, and Dec 19-21 from 4-9pm (train leaves every 20 minutes from 4:30-8:30pm). Ride behind Samson, the museum’s 1910...
posted: Nov 26, 2014  |  views: 239  |  comments: 0
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When You\'re Not Feeling So Merry When You're Not Feeling So Merry
The holiday season for many is one of joy and celebration. For others it can be a struggle. The pressure is on to “be happy.” This is a time when we are supposed to celebrate, laugh, connect with family and friends, ...
posted: Nov 26, 2014  |  views: 235  |  comments: 0
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Reinventing the Holidays Reinventing the Holidays
My pulse raced as I flipped through the calendar. December was on its way—fast and furious—and so were the Christmas holidays. Like every year, there was so much to do to create the most magical and memorable time...
posted: Nov 26, 2014  |  views: 152  |  comments: 0
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An Organic Christmas Tree An Organic Christmas Tree
This year, when I approached my family with the idea of decorating our Christmas tree with things only found in nature, I expected a lot of questions and a few groans. But I was surprised. Our seven-year-old reminded us ...
posted: Nov 26, 2014  |  views: 125  |  comments: 0
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Move Over, Santa Move Over, Santa
This is the season of stories. From my own tradition, there’s the narrative that begins with a host of angels filling the sky above a terrified group of shepherds, announcing “good tidings of great joy for all people...
posted: Nov 26, 2014  |  views: 129  |  comments: 0
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Stress-Free Holiday Shopping Stress-Free Holiday Shopping
One of the keys to a successful holiday season is having a plan—a plan that reflects involvement from all members of the family. The holidays are a collaborative event and if there’s any shopping to be done, it shoul...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 277  |  comments: 0
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Raising an Outdoor Child Raising an Outdoor Child
Full disclosure: I don’t go outside every day. This fact, I’d argue, helps me understand how difficult it can be to get outside. Nonetheless my husband and I both wish for our girls a love of nature and the outdoo...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 321  |  comments: 0
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A Knitting Revival A Knitting Revival
“Knitting goes through a revival every so many years,” says Andrea Rangel, a knitting pattern designer living in the Cowichan Valley. Now seems to be one of those times, she adds. People of all ages are gathering in ...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 283  |  comments: 0
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The Giving Season The Giving Season
More than 400,000 people took to the streets of New York in September for the largest climate march in history. It was supposed to be a tipping point, as policy makers, celebrities and ordinary citizens came together in ...
posted: Oct 29, 2014  |  views: 298  |  comments: 0
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Gardening with Kids Gardening with Kids
Now, believe me, I’m no gardening expert. Prior to last year, all I’d ever attempted to grow was basil in a pot from Thrifty’s. But suddenly, with a three-year-old in tow, and too many hours to fill, spending time ...
posted: Oct 2, 2014  |  views: 339  |  comments: 0
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