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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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Your Post-Partum Plan Your Post-Partum Plan
Labour and birth is a life changing experience and most couples spend a lot of time planning for this big event. Because every mother and every labour is different, many expectant couples write a birth plan to share thei...
posted: Oct 2, 2009  |  views: 1735  |  comments: 0
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Sharing Experiences Sharing Experiences
Three women tell their breastfeeding tales The slow metamorphosis of my breasts I have a picture of myself from before I had children. I was newly pregnant with my first child, and like many parents, we were aiming...
posted: Oct 2, 2009  |  views: 2663  |  comments: 0
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Balancing Busy Lives & Breastfeeding Balancing Busy Lives & Breastfeeding
How time flies. It seems like yesterday that your baby was born and now it’s time for you to return to work or school. Breastfeeding has provided your little one with the best start possible and now it’s time to figu...
posted: Oct 2, 2009  |  views: 4239  |  comments: 0
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Every Drop of Breastmilk Counts Every Drop of Breastmilk Counts
The extra drop baby gets when the nurse or the midwife helps Mom to latch the baby on just one more time before she goes home. The extra drop baby gets from the extra five minutes Mom waits before putting baby back in...
posted: Oct 2, 2009  |  views: 2542  |  comments: 0
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Far From Ordinary Far From Ordinary
“Watching movies is better than reading books because you know what everything looks like. When you read you have to imagine things yourself.” When local author and educational assistant Laura Trunkey heard those ...
posted: Sep 3, 2009  |  views: 3993  |  comments: 0
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Breastfeeding Beyond 12 Months Breastfeeding Beyond 12 Months
On October 3, mothers and children will gather at SilverCity Victoria at Tillicum Centre to take part in a global breastfeeding event: the 9th Annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to ...
posted: Sep 3, 2009  |  views: 2715  |  comments: 0
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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: 2496  |  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: 3396  |  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: 1668  |  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: 2578  |  comments: 0
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