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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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Medoc Marathon: Wine, French Bread and... Fishnet Stockings?

This particular race has some additional qualities you won't find in Boston, New York, or even your local Canadian marathon. There are as many wine stations as there are water ones, French bread stuffed with foie gras, and of course the really defining part of the marathon... it's done in costume.
09/20/2011 01:37 EDT
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Does Coffee Size Matter?

The larger the coffee, the less time spent actually enjoying not only the beverage, but the experience of having the caffeine wash over you; a restart button at any point in the day.
09/14/2011 08:26 EDT
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Can You Re-Gift a Gifted Child?

There's a new program where elementary school kids can choose a "major" or specialized stream of learning. Unless they have a category called "Watching the Transformers Movie for the 1002nd Time," I'm thinking my own child wouldn't qualify for this program.
09/09/2011 07:38 EDT
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What They Don't Teach in Babysitting 101

Changing a diaper on a teddy bear or a life-sized baby doll is nothing like changing the diaper on a real life, pooping baby. To replicate this activity without borrowing an actual baby, try stuffing an angry octopus into a small plastic bag. About 14 times. For one change. And if you think the squid ink is bad, well...
08/17/2011 12:13 EDT
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Birth Order Basics

Recently there has been a lot of research published on the significance that the birth order of children, the number of children, and the sex of the siblings have on forming who we and our children turn out to be. Is it really that predetermined?
08/14/2011 12:00 EDT
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Happy, Who's Happy?

A recent report has suggested that family "fun" is anything but, indicating that finding personal happiness through the act of having children is a tad... overrated, and concluding that in fact childr...
08/11/2011 11:38 EDT

Zombie Moms: Losing Sleep Over Kids at Any Age

From the string of sleepless nights a newborn delivers the minute they come home from the hospital to the awakening sounds of a teenage boy banging around the kitchen in search of a midnight snack; sleep is one of the few challenges parents face with their children from start to finish.
08/02/2011 11:06 EDT
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Tiger Mom vs. Lager Mom

Should kids do their homework? Absolutely. Should a parent have to monitor it for three hours a night? Absolutely not. Unless said monitoring can be done with glass, bottle, or can in hand, from across the room, or preferably, in a different room.
07/25/2011 02:52 EDT

<i>The Brady Bunch</i> Was My Reality TV

I love shows like The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island that suspend my (dis)belief; it's the shows that seem all too real that I find hard to watch. Teen Mom and Jersey Shore folks; Beverly Hills Housewives and Bachelors being paid to look for love... they're all pretty disturbing.
07/19/2011 11:23 EDT
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Recharge It!

As a mother of four children, at any given time there are a multitude of electronic units recharging themselves in my house. Between BlackBerries, hand held gaming units, video cameras, digital camer...
07/13/2011 02:56 EDT

Family Road Trip: Are We There Yet?

During last year's family road trip, I thought I had discovered the ultimate in distraction technology. I should have known it would prove to be too good to be true.
07/11/2011 10:38 EDT

Advice to Moms: Milk "Sick Days"

Unless that low-grade fever hits on the day we're supposed to head to our in-laws for a special family dinner, it's hard to find a good time to be sick. So do what the kids do and fake it when it works for you.
07/04/2011 07:53 EDT

LunchCommunicator: Stink Eye, Lunch Box Style

The Japanese have introduced the LunchCommunicator, which includes a video camera and screen, embedded in the box's lid. But with every move being monitored by the video camera, these poor children will likely be forced to eat what their mama gave 'em... and where's the fun in that?
06/30/2011 07:40 EDT