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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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Finding Life in Adventure: A year-long challenge Finding Life in Adventure: A year-long challenge
Years ago I read something about families making mission statements, creating a sentence or two that set the philosophical basis and direction of the family. I didn’t have children at the time and dismissed the idea, t...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 179  |  comments: 0
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My Child Has Autism: Coping with the diagnosis My Child Has Autism: Coping with the diagnosis
Perhaps you always knew there was something different about your child, or maybe it gradually dawned on you, as the comments of well-meaning friends shifted from how cute his differences were to asking how you were copin...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 123  |  comments: 0
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Not So \'Me\' Anymore Not So 'Me' Anymore
I knew parenting would be hard. I was told that I would be tired, money would be tight and no matter where I was there was a good chance I’d feel guilty about not being somewhere else. I was cautioned about mommy guilt...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 264  |  comments: 0
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Stone Soup Philosphy Stone Soup Philosphy
There’s nothing like a big pot of stone soup on a cold west coast day. The soup simmering in my slow cooker began with a rich stock made from leftover chicken bones. Next I added some surplus peppers from a friend’s ...
posted: Jan 5, 2015  |  views: 120  |  comments: 0
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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: 401  |  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: 346  |  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: 226  |  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: 234  |  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: 229  |  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: 437  |  comments: 0
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