Kathy Buckworth
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Kathy Buckworth is the Chief Family Advisor for Presidents Choice Financial, and an award winning author, columnist, spokesperson and television personality.

She is the author of six books, including Shut Up & Eat, and her latest, I Am So The Boss Of You (Random House), which has just been optioned by Warner Bros Television.

She is a columnist and feature travel writer for Metro News and is also a columnist for ParentsCanada, GoodLife Magazine, Post City Magazines, and contributes regularly to other national magazines.

Her monthly “Be The Boss” column appears on over 25 websites across North America. She is a parenting and travel expert for CBC's The Steven and Chris Show, and appears regularly on morning television.

Kathy is the Chief Family Advisor for President's Choice Financial and Loblaws PCPlus program.

Kathy is the only two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour, and is the 2010 recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts.


Visit www.kathybuckworth.com or follow along at www.twitter.com/kathybuckworth


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Entries by Kathy Buckworth

Are Media Headlines Affecting How Millennials Buy Houses?

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2017 | 11:51 AM

It's common to hear about houses going for hundreds of thousands over asking price, bully offers and bidding wars especially in large cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. The current housing bubble doesn't appear to be anywhere near to bursting, and every day we are bombarded with media headlines and...

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Dear Grade 12 Grads, This Is A Big Step Towards Your Future

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 3:50 PM

I've never been asked to address a high school graduating class, much to my children's relief, but with my third child finishing grade 12 in a month, I thought about what I might say to these graduates, especially those heading off to college or university.

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How To Spring Clean Your Way To Profit

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2017 | 5:09 PM

Like many parents, Darin Buckland was keen to rid himself of some of the kid "stuff" he and his wife had accumulated when their two daughters, now teenagers, had needed when they were babies and toddlers. Not only did he want to clean out his garage, he assumed there was...

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Gstaad And St. Moritz: Movie Stars, Mountains, And More

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2017 | 5:01 PM

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"People find out the hard way that when the Swiss say a train leaves at 8:02, it leaves at 8:02." Ah Swiss efficiency. In this land of cheese and chocolate, the next thing Switzerland is known for is its ability to run things...

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50 Sure As Heck Isn't The New 40

(5) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 11:57 AM

"Wow, you're old, Mom." Ever since I turned 50, a scant three years ago, my kids have uttered this out loud many, many times, as if I need convincing of the fact. I don't necessarily feel that I'm in my 50s, most of the time.

But when I hear people...

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Is Janet Jackson's IVF Success Story Typical?

(6) Comments | Posted January 31, 2017 | 12:55 AM

Janet Jackson just had her first baby. At the age of 50. According to reports, she used donor eggs, and had an "easy pregnancy and delivery." While it may be an encouraging message to some couples facing the challenges of infertility, it may be equally frustrating to hear about yet...

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How I Responded When I Was Asked To Recommend A 'Younger' Me

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2017 | 12:57 PM

"Can you recommend a younger you?" When this email screamed at me from my inbox, I did think about it quite seriously. Did I know someone else, younger, who had written six books on parenting, had four children, and had been at the business of parenting for 25 years, and...

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Colorado Skiing (Really) Takes Your Breath Away

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2016 | 4:15 PM

While I love skiing in Western Canada and Quebec, arguably the two best regions to ski, in Canada, in terms of vertical, there's something about the allure of the Rocky Mountains which run through Colorado. Having skied Vail and Beaver Creek a few years ago, I jumped at the opportunity...

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The Real Cost Of Holiday Spending Is Even Higher Than You Think

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2016 | 3:15 PM

When we think about holiday spending, often our thoughts turn to how much we will be spending on gifts for the kids, close friends and family. We might even have a budget and spending limits set for each person. This is a good start, but we often forget the costs...

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Are Parents Helping Or Hurting Millennials In The Workplace?

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2016 | 5:39 AM

The Millennial Generation has been under a microscope ever since they entered the workforce, approximately 10 years ago. But as that generation ages, and a new cohort of employees starts to enter the work world, there are some surprising differences in how this new "Generation Z" approaches their future, versus...

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It's Almost Winter -- Is Your Teenage Driver Ready?

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2016 | 7:25 AM

How far is five meters? If you have an average stride, take five good steps, that's a fair estimate. Start from the front bumper of your card, and try it out. It's significant when it comes to accident avoidance. And it's the difference in the distance I traveled when I...

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Are Teens Reading? Should They Be?

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2016 | 4:10 PM

It's not unusual to find a group of teenagers sitting quietly, all of them with their heads looking down, shoulders slumped, as they silently tap away at their smartphones. Many of them are texting each other (some sitting right across from them), catching up on social media or watching YouTube...

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How Playing Sports Inspires Confidence In Girls

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2016 | 8:58 AM

It seems like every day of the year there is an official day of "something." But International Day of the Girl is different than celebrating a donut or coffee; it matters. Established in 2011 by the United Nations, its mission is "to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better...

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Considering Group Travel? Consider This.

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 12:33 PM

When we think about Group Travel, sometimes it can be hard not to think about a busload of weary passengers being shuffled between historic monuments, stopping only for minutes to take in some of the wonders of the world. But group travel has some terrific benefits, depending on the company...

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Are You Taking The Right Steps To Protect Your Kids Online?

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2016 | 2:07 PM

From the minute you find out you're pregnant, you start to worry about keeping your kids safe. As the years go by, and you survive the early infancy days, get past the troublesome toddler years and launch the kids into their school days, you might start to think you're past...

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Hey, Millennial Parents: How's That Saving Thing Going?

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2016 | 2:18 PM

Once you have kids, it all changes. While we've all heard this, it's not until you have children that you realize that every single aspect of your life changes. It's not just the lack of sleep and the worries that come with the complete responsibility of another human life, 24/7,...

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I Finally Understand Newfoundland

(6) Comments | Posted September 9, 2016 | 11:57 AM

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As we sat down to our last meal in St. John's, Newfoundland, after a busy week of activities and exploring in the city as well as around the Avalon Peninsula, I asked my 17 year old daughter if she would recommend Newfoundland as...

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How To Keep Your Back To School Spending Under Control

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2016 | 12:52 PM

According to a recent survey conducted by PC Financial, parents are spending more and more on back-to-school supplies. While only 35 per cent of parents spent $500 or more per child during the 2015 holiday season, over half agree they will spend this amount per child on the...

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Moms Dive Deep To Support Their Olympic Daughters

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2016 | 11:38 AM

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From the left: Margarida Benfeito with her daughter Meghan along with teammate Roseline Filion with her mother Helene.

The first time I met Margarida Benfeito and Helene Filion, I was sitting in front of them as their daughters Meaghan and Roseline, half...

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Olympian Jen Kish Plays Rugby Like a Girl (And You Should Too)

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 8:17 AM

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"I'm wearing a bronze medal around my neck, but I feel like I've won gold." Jen Kish looks tough. And she is tough. Tough on herself to perform at the highest level of athletics, and more importantly, to provide a positive role model...

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