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How to Beat Back-to-School Stress

Serve & Return

Balancing the fun of summer with getting ready for the start of school.

The importance of baby’s first relationship. ESTELLE PAGET

JILLIAN ROBERTS

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The Small Steps of Self Care

Making time on your never-ending to-do list. KATE BORSATO

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Lazy Crazy Last Days of Summer 5 tips to enjoy what’s left of summer. KELLY CLEEVE

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Schools & Educational Services

10 Ways to Build Community

From block parties to toy swaps, ways to bring the neighbours together.

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A Weekend Away A summer escape to Seattle.

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Fast Forward

Summer—it aint over yet! SUE FAST

Nature Notes

Tips and ideas for an amazing day at the beach..

In Every Issue

EMMA JANE VIGNOLA

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Need to Know

Preschool & Child Care Directory

Party Directory

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Family Calendar

Diversabilities

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LAURA TRUNKEY

A new column.

What’s for Dinner

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Great grab-and-go grub.

Cut It Out!

EMILLIE PARRISH

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Family Services Directory

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Dadspeak

On the Cover Matthew S (2) & Rooper (goat) Photo by Gypsy Siegner

AU G U S T

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Vancouver Island’s Parenting Resource for 31 Years

How to Beat Back-to-School Stress

Get Ready! Schools & Educational Services

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The not-so-great outdoors.

DAVID LEACH

CHRISTINE VAN STARKENBURG

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ALLISON REES

Kids’ Reads

You be the judge.

Mom’s POV

Forget being on the same page, get in the same chapter.

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Happy Families, Healthy Families

When your nest is a mess; learning not to stress.

Physical literacy fun.

KELLY MCQUILLAN

ERIN DAVIDSON

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