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

No, You Do Have Time To Read

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 11:25 AM

"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 | 5:01 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 | 4:23 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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Why Do Canadians Love Florida So Much?

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 3:25 PM

Canadians love Florida. Particularly those of us on the Eastern side of the country, where we can fly to sunny skies and gorgeous beaches in less than three hours. But the low loonie has seen a dip in the number of visitors from Canada to this southern state, with estimates...

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Gold Medal Mom Wins At Mother's Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 2:55 PM

When my kids were young, I used a reward chart to motivate them to accomplish certain tasks. Stickers or stars for cleaning your room, making the bed, maybe even brushing your teeth or being nice to a brother.

But when Olympic gold medal trampoline athlete the Rosie MacLennan...

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Why Do We Hate Reading Glasses So Much?

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 4:44 PM

"Pass 'em over," said our good friend Joe, to his wife, as we all peered at our menus in the darkened restaurant, trying in vain to read the tiny print without using the reading glasses that were making the rounds.

Sooner or later, many Canadians will find themselves stretching...

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First-Class Hacks For Staying Fresh During A Long Flight

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 5:49 PM

"Long flights can either be the best thing ever or the absolute worst," says Heather Greenwood Davis, award-winning travel writer and founder of GlobetrottingMama.com. Davis has learned this during her extensive travels around the world, most recently to long-haul destinations such as the Azores and Hawaii.


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For Hygiene's Sake, Clean Your Room!

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 2:04 PM

"Go clean your room!" is ground zero for children's chores. But teaching them to keep their room clean is not just an aesthetic goal; it's a hygienic one as well. Yes, it's the only space they can claim as really their own in the house (even if they share with...

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Millennials Need To Change These 5 Attitudes About Work

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 11:24 AM

"Your job is to get your manager promoted."

At my advanced age, I can't even remember who gave me this advice, but it is advice I have repeated not only to friends and co-workers, but also to people who were being managed by me. Yes, I'm the manager you...

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How To Get The Best Airplane Seats

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 3:50 PM

"Keep going, kids." Says the weary adult as their child optimistically looks at the business class seats on their way to the way, way back of the plane. As they pass the front section, past the premium or preferred economy seats, the spacious exit row seats, and find themselves in...

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Plan Ahead When Travelling With Food Restrictions

(4) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 12:37 PM

One of the great pleasures of travel is, of course, the different food options that are available at different destinations. But for those travelling with food restrictions -- allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or religious boundaries -- it requires some definite pre-planning to ensure a healthy diet can be maintained and...

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You're 50, Why Aren't You Working Out And Getting Fitter?

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2016 | 1:44 PM

Oh wait. Maybe you are. Maybe you've always worked out, and been able to maintain your weight. You haven't changed anything -- the way you eat and what you eat -- and if anything you've upped your exercise.

But instead of losing weight or keeping it where it should...

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Survival Guide To Long Plane Rides With Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2016 | 11:44 AM

Whoever said "Getting there is half the fun" wasn't facing an eight hour plane ride with little kids. The key to having the least stress free travel with kids (for you and your fellow passengers) is to plan ahead. These nine tips, from the second you book your trip to...

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The Best Bang For Your Canadian Travel Buck

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 11:25 AM

The Canadian dollar is at an all-time low and that can mean a lot of re-planning or at least careful planning for Canadians looking to get away during March break.

So where can you go to get away while not having to plan a getaway from a bank just...

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A Social Media Guide For Moms Returning To Work

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 1:03 PM

Getting back into the workforce after spending time at home with kids has always been a challenge. But today, with the proliferation of social media, it can be an additional hurdle to turn what have been your personal musings and reflections on life into a professional online profile as you...

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Surprise! You Can Have Kids And Still Work Out

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 2:18 PM

"I'd work out if I didn't have kids." Many of us have thought this, or possibly said it out loud... and actually believed it. I'm pretty sure there are a few dads who might use this excuse also, and while there is no denying that adding "raising a healthy and...

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Maybe Your Entitled Kids Just Need A Better Public Relations Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 10:50 AM

Public Relations in the world of business is a highly specialized art, and science in which professional "spin doctors" work tirelessly to manage crises, spread their message, keep their clients out of jail, and off the front page of the newspaper, unless they're getting married or accepting an award. Hmmm...

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How To Prepare For Your First Ski Trip With The Kids

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 3:09 PM

Getting the kids out on the slopes early is a terrific way to set your family up for awesome family adventures and vacations for years to come. And while many parents look most forward to the après part of their ski trip most, with some pre-planning, getting the kids out...

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Gen Xers Vs. Millennials: Who Has It Harder?

(6) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 11:34 AM

When our children are young and we regale them with tales of "when I was a kid," they usually turn a blind eye and go back to watching a YouTube video. But what gets their attention when they reach their 20's is talking to them about when you first started...

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It Might Be Too Late For Parents To Stand Up To Their Kids

(28) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 2:46 PM

"It's Time To Stand Up To Your Kids" screams the headline from this week's Maclean's Magazine. Now? Now it's time? Well, I say it might be too late, depending on where you are in this parenting game.

First of all, how did we get here? In the space...

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