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Kathy Buckworth

Award winning author of 6 books, spokesperson, media personality, traveller

Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer of six books, including her latest I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8 Step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business (Random House).  

Kathy is a nationally recognized parenting author who is a regular guest on television and radio programs. She has been a regular parenting expert for TV's Cityline, Steven & Chris and Breakfast Television, across the country, as well as hosting the Slice network show, Birth Days. She writes parenting and travel articles for print publications and online sites, including her regular column, Parenting Hacks, with Post City Magazines, and regular travel features for Metro News and GoodLife Magazine. She also has a monthly travel segment, Get Set, Go! on CHCH Television.  

You can find Kathy on Twitter @KathyBuckworth, Facebook @AuthorKathyBuckworth and Instagram @KathyBuckworth. 

Kathy has over 20 years of corporate marketing experience and has been writing for 15 years. She lives in the Toronto area and has four children.

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Packing Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Suitcase Space

With most airlines charging for checked luggage, air travelers are getting savvy about how to pack and when to just "pack it in," and accept paying the fees in order to get all the things they need to their final destination. Get the most out of your suitcase space with these packing hack tips.
08/09/2015 10:14 EDT
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Manchester: Sport, Spice and Specialty Shops

Note: Travel and accommodation was provided by Visit Britain "It's really hard to get lost in Manchester," our walking tour guide Jean advised us as we walked this most walkable city. "And you can alw...
07/23/2015 02:42 EDT
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9 Benefits of Travelling to a Tropical Destination in the Summer

When we think about tropical all-inclusive holidays, it's often done with the filter of escaping from another one of Canada's harsh winters. While that will always be a popular time to hit the beaches down south, it will also always be one of the most expensive times to travel to warmer climates.
07/18/2015 08:37 EDT
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Do Your Children Listen to You?

"You're lucky your kids listen to you." As she said this to me, I had to think about what my appropriate reaction should be. It could go a couple of ways. First of all, I'm not entirely convinced that my children listen to me when I'm regaling them with stories of my work day.
05/27/2015 02:17 EDT
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Being a Travel Writer Isn't All Luck

"You're a travel writer? Lucky!" I think most travel writers I know have heard this at some point in their careers. And while there is certainly some truth to the fact that trying out a five star hotel, evaluating a hot stone massage seems like a better place to be than in an office cubicle, luck has little to do with it.
05/20/2015 08:59 EDT
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How to Be an Effective Mentor

The biggest hurdle for most people seems to be how to get a formal mentor and how to become one. I spoke on this subject at a conference for women entrepreneurs and at the end of the session I had exactly one woman approach me.
05/19/2015 05:33 EDT
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How to Turn 'Status Quo' Into Status 'Go'

If we expect our children to not listen to us -- whether it's going to bed, eating a meal or not hitting their brother -- then I'm going to guess that, surprise, they're not going to listen to us. By the same token, if in the work world we expect our employees to keep doing the same things over and over again, in an inefficient way, that's exactly what they're going to do.
01/12/2015 12:33 EST
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Five Easy Ways To Kick Winter Blues to the Curb

Join a gym or set one up in your house. Set a regular exercise routine and stick to it; put it in your weekly calendar. Often we feel more lethargic or uninspired because we feel a sense of not accomplishing much. Working out is a great item to check off on your to-do list, and has proven results in improving our state of mind, and of course, body.
01/05/2015 12:41 EST
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Visit Martinique - It's Magnifique!

Martinique is to France, as Hawaii is to the U.S. This island "outpost" is a district of France, and its approximately 400,000 inhabitants live under French law. Proud to have been anointed the safest Caribbean island in recent years, the island has a distinctive French flair which is uniquely blended with the island culture.
12/09/2014 08:21 EST
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Can You 'Getaway' With Only One Of Your Kids?

Spending time with one child allows you to really connect with what they're doing at school, the friends they're hanging out with, and what they think about what's going on in the world as well. We also became quite adept at picking out the accents and languages of fellow travellers -- many British, German, and Eastern European dialects.
10/07/2014 12:40 EDT
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Buckworth List: Ski The French Alps

The French Alps are on many avid skiers "bucket lists", but the expectation that the price is prohibitive prevents many from even exploring the possibility. Extra costs for lift tickets and lessons can escalate quickly. But in Valmorel France, the all-inclusive Club Med ski resort makes managing the cost easier than ever.
10/03/2014 03:45 EDT
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Mind Your (Mobile) Manners In Front of Your Kids

While using a phone in the bathroom isn't technically dangerous, it is of course extremely unhygienic... and more than a little off-putting. Texting and driving is extremely dangerous, and doing it in front of your teenager doubles the danger, as they see our behaviour as normal and potentially mimic it when they start driving.
09/03/2014 05:18 EDT
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The Highs and (Rob) Lowes of Kids Leaving Home

Rob Lowe's newest autobiography, "Love Life" has been getting a lot of attention, mostly due to a chapter he wrote about "crying like a baby" before his oldest son left for college. Apparently this upset him so much he slept in his son's bed the first night he was gone. I've sent two kids away to post-secondary institutions. And yes, I cried too. But only when I was writing out the tuition cheques.
07/29/2014 04:25 EDT