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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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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: 676  |  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: 163  |  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: 630  |  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: 603  |  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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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: 552  |  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: 524  |  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: 508  |  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: 635  |  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: 605  |  comments: 0
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