Kathy Buckworth
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Kathy Buckworth is 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, and contributes regularly to other national magazines.

Her monthly “Funny Mummy” column appears on over 25 websites across North America. She is a parenting expert for CityLine, 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

Not Everything Is Funny But We Should Still Laugh

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 1:39 PM

"Kathy, not everything is funny."

I got this feedback from my boss during one of my last formal job performance reviews. My initial reaction was that I found that pretty funny. And so shortly after, I left corporate life and started writing about how really funny it was to try...

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Simplify Your Life in Six Steps

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 12:47 PM

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated" - Confucius

Despite Confucius' wisdom, it can be hard to bring things back to the basics in our increasingly complex world. We Google everything, research endless possibilities, find everything we need with a few taps of the keyboard, and...

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Spring Cleaning's Not Just For Moms: How to Get the Kids Involved

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 12:14 PM

It's been a long, cold winter, and for the first time in a long time, some of us are actually looking forward to spring cleaning...mostly because it has the word "spring" in it. And although spring cleaning is a great way to herald in the new season, traditionally the bulk...

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The Supernanny Is More Like a Substitute Mommy

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Self-proclaimed "SuperNanny" Jo Frost has recently released a book, in which she explains how to keep toddlers from running and ruining the lives of parents, and basic instructional advice about how to avoid complete meltdowns in public. Theirs, not yours, apparently. She comes at the angle of disciplining children seemingly...

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Who Has a More Satisfying Life: Parents or the Childfree?

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 5:18 PM

If you're reading my column, chances are, you have kids. You may even be reading this while hiding in your washroom or as a way to avoid eye contact with that overzealous PTA mom across a coffee shop. That's what people with kids sometimes do, unlike their seemingly carefree childless...

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Parents, Step Back So Your Child Can Solve Their Own Problem

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 4:33 PM

On a recent media trip to Panorama, B.C., I had the opportunity to interview Kimberly Joines, who competes at the World Cup level on the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team, and who is heading to Sochi, Russia for the Paralympic Winter Games in March, following the Olympic Winter Games in February....

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Does This Trendy Parenting Style Actually Get Results?

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Another day, another parenting theory. You know when you hear the words "currently taking Hollywood parents by storm" that it's going to be a good one. And by good I mean one that might involve chewing your child's food first for them or something like that. This one? It's based...

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Helicopter Parenting? Try a Skydiving Plane Instead

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 2:13 PM

While watching a news segment on Helicopter Parents, my daughter turned to me and said "You're not a Helicopter Parent", which was not news to me. She continued "You're more like a Skydive Plane Parent. You push us out and don't look back." She paused and then added "You sometimes...

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You Really Named Your Baby That?

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 10:51 AM

Every year, the most popular baby names list is announced, and I think most parents prefer to never see their child's name turn up there. It might be because they want to "own" that name and be individual, or they are thinking about confusion in the classroom in later years....

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All I Want For Christmas Is to Stay on Budget

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 11:30 AM

'Tis the season to be stressed out, falalalala lalalala yikes. While Christmas brings a lot of happiness to families, it can also be a frantic time, and the biggest causes of stress (according to a recent Leger survey conducted for PCFinancial) are associated with gifts; the buying and...

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How to Make TV Time Safe For Your Kids

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2013 | 11:10 AM

While this isn't the first generation to grow up watching videos or television, it is the a relatively new phenomenon that children have been able to get access to endless programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a number of different screens. Remember having to wait each...

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A Tourist Attraction Fit For a JFK Fan

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 10:59 AM

"Pretty much every news camera in the world is going to be focused on Dealey Square on November 22," said our tour guide, as he led us into the lobby of the most visited tourist attraction in Dallas. The Sixth Floor Museum, located on the corner of Elm...

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Kids: Go The F To Sleep Or Get An F

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM

A recent study has concluded that children who get regular sleep perform better in school and have less behavioural problems, than those who didn't have a set bedtime. The researchers out of University College London saw positive changes in kids' behaviour when they went from non-regular bedtimes to a scheduled...

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Are You Over-scheduling Your Kids?

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 12:27 PM

When I was a kid, like many of my friends I would race home after school so I could change and get outside to play. We used to run from door to door seeing if other kids could also come out to play. You know the word "play," right? Besides...

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Are You the Parent? Then You're the Boss

(7) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 12:29 PM

How democratic parenting is letting us down: a top-ten list.

1) It's wasting our time. An unusually long amount of time can be spent attempting to explain to subordinates (children) why certain things just "are" (such as bedtimes, dental appointments, nutritious food, etc.) when a simple "Because I said so"...

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Stop Making Your Kids' School Lunches - Now!

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 8:38 AM

Being a parent is hard work. And if I were to believe what I see on Twitter, Facebook and in blogs, articles and television segments, the making of school lunches is near the top of the list.

(As an aside, is it just me, or am I right in thinking...

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Turns Out Canadians Don't Always Play By The Rules

(7) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 11:54 AM

Canadians are typically known for being polite, apologetic and careful. But when it comes to insurance, a new Leger research study commissioned for PC Insurance, suggests we're not always following the rules -- or playing it safe.

While no Canadians would ever admit to driving without car...

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How You're Still Leaning In, Even if You're an 'Opt-Out' Mom

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 8:16 AM

Ten years ago, the phrase "opting out" became a part of the lexicon, due mostly to a New York Times op-ed piece called "The Opt-Out Revolution," written by Lisa Belkin about the growing trend of women dropping out of high powered careers in order to stay at home...

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Bored With the Gym? Go to Squamish

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 5:58 PM

Squamish easily earns its title as "Canada's Outdoor Recreation Playground" with the many elements that provide a natural workout for this very active community. For every work out available in a gym, there is a terrific natural complement here.

The rowing machine is traded in for a sea kayaking tour...

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Kate Middleton's New Mom Experience Will Never Be Ordinary

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 12:28 PM

Prince George has arrived. From the moment it was announced that Prince William's wife, Kate, was expecting their first child, and third-in-line-for-the-throne-heir, many moms and the media have struggled to find commonalities between her new baby experience, and everyone else's.

The thing is, there's nothing common about Kate's life, any...

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