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 Presidents 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.

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Entries by Kathy Buckworth

Are Parents Helping Or Hurting Millennials In The Workplace?

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2016 | 6:39 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 | 8:25 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 | 5:10 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 | 9:58 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 | 1:33 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 | 3:07 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 | 3:18 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 | 12:57 PM


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 | 1:52 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 | 12:38 PM

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 | 9:17 AM


"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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Don't Let Age Come Between You And An Adventurous Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 11:37 AM

"At our age, we really need to stop trying new things."

As my former work colleague, a good seven years younger than me, said this during a recent dinner, my reaction was mixed. Since turning 50, I have tried out many new things: riding a horse in Patagonia, descending...

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You Play Like A Girl? Good For You

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 1:56 PM

"At least I'll be playing hockey with the kind of girls who play hockey", so said my daughter a few years ago, when she reluctantly made the move from being the only girl on a boys' house league hockey team, to a girls' rep team. The awkwardness of changing in...

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It Takes A Village To Get To The Olympic Village

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2016 | 11:28 AM

Photo credit Ian MacNicol

One of the biggest commitments and complaints you'll hear from the parents of competitive athletes in training is the constant driving. Driving to practice, to competitions, all of it made a little bit easier when you can count on...

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Teens Need Hugs (Even If They're Totally Over Them

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 5:08 PM

"A hug is like a boomerang. You get it back right away." - Bil Keane, creator of Family Circus

This is true 90 per cent of the time. But 10 per cent of the time, it's not true -- especially when you're trying to hug...

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Every Day Is Father's Day When You're Olympian Mark Oldershaw

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 5:00 PM


If there's one thing we know about babies, it's that as soon as you establish a routine with them, they break it. As parents, we adjust, move on, and establish new routines we know will also slide into oblivion. But when your work...

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Surprising Secrets To Freelance Success

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2016 | 4:59 PM

I have had steady work on the freelance writing, speaking and spokesperson front ever since I put down my corporate briefcase and picked up my pen, about 14 years ago. I often get asked how I get these great jobs and get the opportunity to work with great people. Here...

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No, You Do Have Time To Read

(3) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 12:25 PM

"If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." Stephen King.

When I read this quote, from my favourite childhood author, it gave me hope. I read everything I could get my hands on as a kid, in particular...

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California: One Big Outdoor Fitness Centre

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 6:01 PM

When I looked at my itinerary for California it made me a little anxious. While we would be visiting Yosemite National Park and enjoying all it had to offer, we were staying in a series of remote cabins. Cabins that didn't include a fitness centre, and outdoor terrain...

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Qualicum Beach Is Rustic, Relaxing And Anything But Boring

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 5:23 PM

"Relax, it's Qualicum!"

I heard this many times during my visit to this small Vancouver Island community, whose population of 8,900 swells to 16,000 in the summer. They boast the dubious honour of having the highest median age of any city in Canada. But if you think...

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