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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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Among the Giants at Cathedral Grove
Two hundred feet above our heads, a small group of bald eagles chortle at each other, marking the boundaries of their territory along the edge of Cameron Lake. To those of us standing on the ground, the water is hidden f...
posted: May 31, 2013 | views: 673 | comments: 0View this article »
Not Your Childhood Diary
It came with a set of keys for a lock my brother had no problem picking. As I recall, it was pink and emblazoned with flowers. Or maybe it was Care Bears? What I do remember clearly about my childhood diary was the simpl...
posted: May 31, 2013 | views: 622 | comments: 0View this article »
A Call to Order
The urge started a month before the birth of my first child. It was an obsessive call to orderliness—there were cupboards to be organized, closets to be arranged and, most imperative, little baby wash towels that needed ...
posted: May 31, 2013 | views: 441 | comments: 0View this article »
A Green Birthday Party
I’ll be honest: I wasn’t especially eager to organize a birthday party for my six-year-old last fall. Life had thrown me a few challenges, and I was secretly hoping she’d be content with the immediate and extended family...
posted: May 31, 2013 | views: 520 | comments: 0View this article »
The Bigger Picture
What if…your children need something more basic than a trip to Disneyland, the latest piece of technology, or the birthday/Christmas pile of presents that breaks your bank account? What if…they don’t even know how to ...
posted: May 1, 2013 | views: 622 | comments: 0View this article »
The first cry from my 20-month-old daughter comes most days at 5:07 a.m. If I jump out of bed immediately and sprint to her room I can get to her before she starts full-on crying and wakes her brother. Then the get-he...
posted: May 1, 2013 | views: 626 | comments: 0View this article »
Community Connections for New Parents
For some new parents, it might be a yoga class, for others a play group or maybe a local café for a cup of tea. Wherever “it” is for you, that place where you find a connection to other new parents can be as important to...
posted: May 1, 2013 | views: 646 | comments: 0View this article »
Braving Mother-Daughter Relationships
My mother always said to me, “The way you treat your mother is the way your daughters will treat you.” I never gave her refrain much thought until now. I hope it is not completely true. My mother and I would both agre...
posted: May 1, 2013 | views: 568 | comments: 0View this article »
Stop Speaking French
Stop speaking French, Mommy!” goes the fervent plea of my toddler at dinner time. Perhaps listening to my French is un petit painful at present, but how does one learn if not by practicing? And what better place than at ...
posted: Mar 27, 2013 | views: 702 | comments: 0View this article »
Making Meaning with Rituals
I wonder what my children will think of when they reflect on their childhood. “Use your germ pocket when you cough. Make your bed. Did you wash your hands? Look people in their eyeballs when you’re talking to them.” With...
posted: Mar 27, 2013 | views: 588 | comments: 0View this article »
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