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

Cookie Exchange? I Don't Think So

(0) 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

(0) 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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Manchester: Sport, Spice and Specialty Shops

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 3:41 PM

Note: Travel and accommodation was provided by Visit Britain

"It's really hard to get lost in Manchester," our walking tour guide Jean advised us as we walked this most walkable city. "And you can always find a pub to sit down at and have a pint if you get tired."

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9 Benefits of Travelling to a Tropical Destination in the Summer

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2015 | 9:37 AM

When we think about tropical all-inclusive holidays, it's often done with the filter of escaping from another one of Canada's harsh winters. While that will always be a popular time to hit the beaches down south, it will also always be one of the most expensive times to travel to...

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8 Ways to Keep Your Kids (and Everyone Else) Sane on a Plane

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 6:42 PM

Tap, tap, tap. Pause. Tap, tap. Pause. Tap, tap, tap, tap. Stop it! At least if you're going to annoy me with your foot kicking the back of my airplane seat, do it in a regular pattern. Oh wait, you're four-years-old and you haven't done patterning in school yet. I'll...

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Getting Your Kids To Listen To You In One Simple Step

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 3:17 PM

"You're lucky your kids listen to you."

As she said this to me, I had to think about what my appropriate reaction should be. It could go a couple of ways. First of all, I'm not entirely convinced that my children listen to me when I'm regaling them with stories...

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Being a Travel Writer Isn't All Luck

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 9:58 AM

"You're a travel writer? Lucky!" I think most travel writers I know have heard this at some point in their careers. And while there is certainly some truth to the fact that trying out a five star hotel, evaluating a hot stone massage or flying through the air on a...

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How to Be an Effective Mentor

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 6:33 PM

"I learned that as a mentor, you're really there to listen and give advice, and not tell them what to do, or how you would do it."

Words of wisdom from my 16-year-old daughter, who had just come from a day of training in her new role as peer...

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If You're Always Late, You're Gonna Get Hate

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 10:27 AM

"I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!" said the White Rabbit in the children's classic Alice in Wonderland.

We can all picture the scurrying rabbit, holding his pocket watch, checking it frantically and zipping past Alice on his way to, obviously, a very important date. This is precisely...

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How to Turn 'Status Quo' Into Status 'Go'

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 12:33 PM

In the corporate world we all know how frustrating it can be to hear an employee mutter the words "But that's how we've always done it." With any luck, however, it can be the motivator that causes at least one person in the boardroom to take the initiative to see...

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First Time Flier? Facts You Need To Know

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2015 | 8:08 PM

As a travel writer, I've flown many, many miles, and scuttled through many, many airports and the following simple tips and tricks have made all of my flights just a little bit more enjoyable. If you're new to flying, I hope these help.

1) Check in on-line before you fly....

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