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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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Lost & Found
It’s 8 a.m. and I’m making a peanut butter sandwich for my two-and-a-half year-old son’s lunch when I feel an odd dampness between my legs. Did I just pee myself? Walking to the bathroom, I feel another trickle. I ...
posted: Oct 29, 2009  |  views: 2355  |  comments: 0
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Dramatic Play
The bridge is long, elaborately built and uses every available block in the preschool. Despite its unorthodox appearance it is surprisingly stable and withstands the activity of the four-year-olds who cross it. The troll...
posted: Oct 29, 2009  |  views: 1934  |  comments: 0
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Broccoli-Filled Gummi Bears
All night I dream terrible dreams: My kids lock me in a stinky jail cell with only Timbits to eat. Or they leave home, shouting insults over their shoulders as they pull their wheeled Barbie and Spiderman suitcases behin...
posted: Oct 29, 2009  |  views: 1622  |  comments: 0
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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: 1742  |  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: 2675  |  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: 4252  |  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: 2554  |  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: 4004  |  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: 2732  |  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: 2502  |  comments: 0
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