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Too Much Stuff

When clutter becomes a safety hazardI hold the tiny purple earring in between my thumb and index finger. It is the fourth time we...

How to Celebrate the Small Things

There’s no doubt that 2020’s holiday season will look different than in years past. Not only are we doing our best to stay healthy...

Puberty Survival Kit

One of my most favourite experiences as a “fun” Auntie to several fabulous young humans was building puberty supply kits.The trial run happened without...

The Truth About Step-parents

There is a gaping hole in the conversation about parenting. Sure there’s ample discussion about positive discipline practices, growth mindset, resilience, emotional intelligence, and...

Structure & the Scheduled Kidlet

My kidlet likes a schedule.I’m ruled by time, with alarms for everything from taking out the recycling to not forgetting to eat ice cream...

COVID-19 Test for Children & Youth

B.C. offers two options for COVID-19 testing in children and youth. Here, from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, is what you need to...

Finding Rest During Unrest

As a parent, I do not get much time to myself. Like really to myself, when I can think through entire trains of thought,...

Hello Stress

When we’re under stress, we tend to become cranky and irritable. Stress, often caused by too many demands and not enough “downtime,” is one...

Back @ School: No…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Back @ School: Yes…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Back @ School: No…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Back @ School: Yes…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...
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