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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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Well...This is Awkward: But maybe it doesn\'t have to be Well...This is Awkward: But maybe it doesn't have to be
You know those questions your kids spring on you out of the blue? I’m referring to those queries in the realm of sex, drugs, and other such PG-13 topics. Those questions. I love them. LOVE ’em. Few moments bring me g...
posted: Apr 26, 2017  |  views: 580  |  comments: 0
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Double Whammy: A secret to self-care Double Whammy: A secret to self-care
As a new parent, finding you-time is a bit like playing Tetris. Between baby’s meals, your own meals, naps, diaper changes, crying spells and keeping house, the notion of self-care seems like it won’t fit. But as the...
posted: Apr 26, 2017  |  views: 468  |  comments: 0
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The Pianists The Pianists
We arrive at the venue for the Upper Island Music Festival seconds before the morning session is scheduled to begin. Coming from a smaller community, I’d forgotten how challenging it can be to find appropriate parking ...
posted: Apr 26, 2017  |  views: 458  |  comments: 0
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Things Women & Men Say Things Women & Men Say
Who better to give relationship advice than a single, divorcing woman, right! Right? Hear me out. Part of processing the end of my marriage has been speaking with others about their situations, whether they’re married,...
posted: Apr 26, 2017  |  views: 584  |  comments: 0
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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: 610  |  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: 552  |  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: 709  |  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: 538  |  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: 1122  |  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: 2346  |  comments: 0
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