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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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Supporting Parents Through Pregnancy Loss
Close to one in four women experience pregnancy loss. From early pregnancy loss to newborn deaths, the sadness and grief that parents experience with pregnancy and child loss can be devastating. Outside of the actual ...
posted: Feb 26, 2014 | views: 47 | comments: 0View this article »
Watching Them Grow
With the soil starting to warm I was spending most of my time outside in our garden. My two-year-old daughter was happiest digging alongside me with a mismatched fork and spoon. She squealed with delight every time she c...
posted: Feb 26, 2014 | views: 58 | comments: 0View this article »
Eliminate the Competition?
“Calgary School axes honour roll, saying it hurts self-esteem and pride of students who don’t make it.” That headline, and the accompanying National Post article, left me feeling slightly irritated. I thought back to ...
posted: Feb 26, 2014 | views: 66 | comments: 0View this article »
I had a moment of gratitude this evening, as I helped my five-year-old get ready for bed. First there was a soak in a warm, soapy bath. Then he hopped on the toilet, pushed a lever to flush, and washed his hands in the s...
posted: Feb 26, 2014 | views: 46 | comments: 0View this article »
Solitude is Gratitude
It’s the same thing every week. By the time Tuesday night rolls around, I sit on a plastic stool beside the bathtub, a large glass of red wine suspended between my fingers. In the tub, my kids are giggling, but each one ...
posted: Jan 29, 2014 | views: 237 | comments: 0View this article »
Teaching Kids About Money
As parents, we know how wise and amazing our children are. However, we also know that they’ll have to blossom in a demanding world and face the challenges that come along. We want to provide them with the right tools. Ha...
posted: Jan 29, 2014 | views: 184 | comments: 0View this article »
First, Second, Third: Birth Order & Its Impact on Personality
Growing up an eldest child, I always resented my younger brother. He never had to do anything. I was always the one who had to unload the dishwasher, make the lunches, vacuum the house and scrub the toilets. In response ...
posted: Jan 29, 2014 | views: 220 | comments: 0View this article »
A Green Re-Boot
I’m getting pretty good at remembering my reusable bags when I go shopping. I have a sturdy, ultra-compact set that live in my purse when they’re not in use or being cycled through the laundry, which means I don’t have t...
posted: Jan 29, 2014 | views: 180 | comments: 0View this article »
10 Tips to Help Shrink Your Grocery Bill
We all know how to grocery shop, don’t we? After all, we do it almost every week. Can we do it better, though? In school no one teaches us how to do this most fundamental living chore. We learn some ideas from our parent...
posted: Jan 7, 2014 | views: 193 | comments: 0View this article »
Piggy Banks & Pocket Money: Financial Literacy for Children
Vending machines. I curse them every time they greet me in the lobby of our local swimming pool. Not only do they tempt my children with unhealthy high-salt, high-fat, high-sugar treats, but they have the nerve to displa...
posted: Jan 7, 2014 | views: 335 | comments: 0View this article »
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