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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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Kool & Child: Building a legacy of love Kool & Child: Building a legacy of love
History is replete with examples of good things emerging from the love of a parent or grandparent. Kool and Child, Vancouver Island’s largest specialty toy and teaching supply store is an example of the phenomenon, and...
posted: Mar 28, 2017  |  views: 6  |  comments: 0
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Q & A with Lyra McLean of Momease Baby Boutique Q & A with Lyra McLean of Momease Baby Boutique
Q. What need did you recognize within the parenting community that propelled you to open Momease? A. After experiencing what it was like heading into baby stores to prepare for our first child as total parenting novic...
posted: Mar 28, 2017  |  views: 4  |  comments: 0
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A Resumé Rewrite A Resumé Rewrite
One of my least favourite adult tasks is updating my resume. I have scrupulously honed my ability to concoct other, much more pressing tasks than massaging my CV: hauling out the fridge to vacuum behind it; wiping away t...
posted: Mar 28, 2017  |  views: 71  |  comments: 0
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The Fun of One: The joys of having an 'only'
Study after study has shown that only children are just as likely to grow up to be happy, successful, socially adept adults as kids from larger families. This is why I find the archaic but surprisingly prevalent “only ...
posted: Mar 28, 2017  |  views: 4  |  comments: 0
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#sorrynotsorry
Deciding to end your marriage is insanely difficult. It usually doesn’t happen just once. You question if it’s the right choice. You change your mind. You change your mind back. You drive your estranged spouse nuts w...
posted: Mar 28, 2017  |  views: 169  |  comments: 0
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Four Unexpected Titles Four Unexpected Titles
Several books have arrived over the transom that are especially gorgeous. (“Over the transom” originally referred to unsolicited manuscripts arriving at a publisher’s office, tossed over the door, through the windo...
posted: Feb 1, 2017  |  views: 679  |  comments: 0
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Getting Clear Getting Clear
That first month back in Canada, everywhere I looked I saw urban sprawl: forests being replaced by big developments, big malls, and big-box stores. All of it compounding the big headache that is Highway 1. We had spent 1...
posted: Feb 1, 2017  |  views: 164  |  comments: 0
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5 Things No One Tells You About Having a Second Child 5 Things No One Tells You About Having a Second Child
So you’ve had your first child and you’d like a second, or maybe your second is on the way. You might figure you’ve done this once before, how many surprises could there be this time around? You and your bundle of ...
posted: Feb 1, 2017  |  views: 633  |  comments: 0
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The Value of Volunteering The Value of Volunteering
Volunteering is important to our family. As a parent, I see it as a way of nurturing those virtues and skills that can be hard to validate in our often achievement-driven culture. Our family’s bank of time is no differ...
posted: Feb 1, 2017  |  views: 606  |  comments: 0
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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: 476  |  comments: 0
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