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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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Tell Me a Story Tell Me a Story
On a sullen grey morning in springtime, Anne Glover is relating one of her string stories at the Queen Alexandra daycare. Arms tucked up, Glover has stilled a roomful of preschoolers with a bobbing, scratching, clucking ...
posted: Sep 3, 2009  |  views: 2486  |  comments: 0
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Talking to the Teacher Talking to the Teacher
For some parents, talking to their child’s teacher can be a nerve-wracking experience. Memories of staying after school, getting in trouble and being afraid of the teacher can hold parents back from talking freely. How...
posted: Sep 3, 2009  |  views: 3376  |  comments: 0
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Word Truth & Tears Word Truth & Tears
Motherhood surprises us, delights us, overwhelms us and brings us, literally at times, to our knees. It also bring some of us to our computers or to pen and paper to write—and rant—about our lives as moms. Words, Tru...
posted: Sep 3, 2009  |  views: 1659  |  comments: 0
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She Sells the Seashore She Sells the Seashore
Without a sales pitch It’s a sunny Sunday morning, barely 8 a.m., and the house is quiet. My three teens are upstairs asleep and if this weekend is anything like most these days, will be for another two or three hou...
posted: Jul 29, 2009  |  views: 2566  |  comments: 0
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Skin-to-Skin Contact Skin-to-Skin Contact
The first hours and days after birth are a shock to a newborn’s system, and in many cultures, babies are cradled naked against their mother’s bare chest at birth and kept very close to the mother in the early days. I...
posted: Jul 29, 2009  |  views: 3929  |  comments: 0
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Dentistry\'s Toxic Legacy Dentistry's Toxic Legacy
Have you ever heard the saying “Mad as a Hatter” or do you remember the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice In Wonderland? In the 1800s, the felt hat industry used mercury to cure hats and those who handl...
posted: Jul 29, 2009  |  views: 2985  |  comments: 0
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If You Build It If You Build It
Blueprints for a Mom & Baby group “If you build it, they will come.” If you’ve ever seen the movie Field of Dreams you are probably familiar with those enigmatic words that Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kins...
posted: Jul 29, 2009  |  views: 1915  |  comments: 0
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Two Under Two Two Under Two
I became part of a new club recently, the “Two Under Two Club.” My daughter, Emilee, was born on April 7, only 18 short months after my son David entered the world and I now have two kids. The most popular comments I...
posted: Jul 29, 2009  |  views: 5479  |  comments: 0
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Grief Written Down Grief Written Down
Motherhood surprises us, delights us, overwhelms us and brings us, literally at times, to our knees. It also brings some of us to our computers or to pen and paper to write—and rant—about our lives as moms. Grief Wri...
posted: Jul 29, 2009  |  views: 3323  |  comments: 0
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Rainy Day Boredom Busters Rainy Day Boredom Busters
We West Coasters have to be creative when it comes to handling rainy days—even during the summer months we know we’re going to get hit with a few days of the wet stuff. There are plenty of options, from visiting a mu...
posted: Jun 24, 2009  |  views: 3628  |  comments: 0
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