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

A Social Media Guide For Moms Returning To Work

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 2:03 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 | 3:18 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 | 11:50 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 | 4:09 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 | 12:34 PM

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 | 3:46 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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Getting The Most Out Of All-Inclusive Resorts With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 4:54 PM

All-inclusive holidays have long been favoured by couples and groups of friends getting away and enjoying all they can eat and drink without worrying about blowing their budget on extra add-ons -- a surefire way to reduce post-vacation stress.

But some of the most stressed holiday-bound folks are those travelling...

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How To Spend 48 Hours In Montreal

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 4:35 PM

Montreal has an international reputation for fabulous cuisine, fantastic shopping and fine arts. You only need spend 48 hours to get a taste of this trendy and growing city, which has rightfully earned a UNESCO City of Design designation. Canada's second largest city has so much to offer, you'll find...

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Skiing The French Alps: Vive Le Difference

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 12:25 PM

French Alps Skiing? Mai oui. Vive le difference.

Liste de seau is the French translation for the term "Bucket List". For most skiers, the French Alps is high on their list, and with good reason. The Alps are famed for their glamour, sophistication, and of course excellent skiing and even...

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Cookie Exchange? I Don't Think So

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 4:45 PM

As if preparing a family meal isn't hard enough during a regular week -- which typically consists of 40 hours of work, 16 hours of driving, up to ten scheduled sporting or after-school events, three visits to some sort of medical practitioner, 17 trips to the grocery store, sports equipment...

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Your Last Chance To Tour Coronation Street Is Coming

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 5:17 PM

"So did you hear about Rita and Norris's love child turning up?" As the in-the-know studio tour group chuckled, we all knew that for most of us, touring the sets where the longest running television show in the world had been filmed from 1982 to 2013 would be sort of...

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Do's And Don'ts To Get That Adult Kid To Move Out

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 4:22 PM

Congratulations, you've come to the discovery that you really do want your adult children to move out of your house. Your reasons might be financial, emotional or practical; no matter. The fact is they're still sitting at your dinner table night after night, wondering why you don't shop more organically...

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It's High Time Parents Acted More Entitled

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 12:13 PM

"I have a life, too!"

I found myself saying this mostly into the wind as my 16-year-old daughter had already moved out of hearing range and was well on her way out of the house. As most of you will know, "hearing range" for a teenager in relation to...

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Embracing La Pura Vida In Costa Rica

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 4:17 PM

"Pura Vida" said our guide, as we arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica, which literally translated means "pure life." This describes the mandate of this eco-conscious country and the joy its inhabitants take in living in a land which is 46 per cent forested; it is generally used as an...

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Girls Are So Much More Than Just One Label

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 6:48 PM

"She shoots! She scores" This sign hangs in my 16 year old daughter's bedroom. From the day she walked into the building for her first hockey practice, at age five, and pronounced "I love the smell of an arena", we knew she was a hockey player. Of course she's not...

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 9:06 AM

With the first day of school well behind us, and students settling into new routines, now is a great time to take up some learning outside the classroom. Many school curricula don't include financial literacy, so demonstrating the value of money in real world situations has extra importance. Teach your...

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Fitness Doesn't Take a Vacation Because You Do

(2) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 6:52 PM

"But I'm on vacation!"

This is just one of the excuses we give ourselves when we decide to forfeit our fitness routines while traveling. But whether you're traveling for fun or for work, it can be one of the best times to change or ramp up your exercise, because you're...

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Children's Books Are the Best Management Guides

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:46 PM

Every week there are hundreds of management books written and published, all of which contain perfectly sound advice which has likely worked at least for the person writing the book. Good for them. But do yourself a favour, and instead of buying another guru's latest book, revisit your child's bookshelf,...

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Packing Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Suitcase Space

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2015 | 11:14 PM

With most airlines charging for checked luggage, air travelers are getting savvy about how to pack and when to just "pack it in," and accept paying the fees in order to get all the things they need to their final destination.

There are many benefits to checking your bags, including...

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It's Called NetWORK For a Reason

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 2:37 PM

"I'll just text them."

The key word in this sentence is the word "just." Texting is a terrific way for your tween to ask you for a ride from a friend's house, for a teen to chat with their BFFs, or for parents to arrange who is getting the...

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