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Kathy Buckworth

Award winning author of 6 books, spokesperson, media personality, traveller

Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer of six books, including her latest I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8 Step Guide To Giving Your Family The Business (Random House).  

Kathy is a nationally recognized parenting author who is a regular guest on television and radio programs. She has been a regular parenting expert for TV's Cityline, Steven & Chris and Breakfast Television, across the country, as well as hosting the Slice network show, Birth Days. She writes parenting and travel articles for print publications and online sites, including her regular column, Parenting Hacks, with Post City Magazines, and regular travel features for Metro News and GoodLife Magazine. She also has a monthly travel segment, Get Set, Go! on CHCH Television.  

You can find Kathy on Twitter @KathyBuckworth, Facebook @AuthorKathyBuckworth and Instagram @KathyBuckworth. 

Kathy has over 20 years of corporate marketing experience and has been writing for 15 years. She lives in the Toronto area and has four children.


Forget the MBA, Board Games Teach You All You Need to Know

I think some of the best management tools are board games. If you've participated in experiential training programs, you'll know that most are built around games. Why not take advantage of ones that we already know and love and save the consultants fee?
07/02/2014 12:50 EDT
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Secrets to Planning a Great Girls' Getaway

The best girls' getaways are the ones that end with you not wanting to "get away" from the girls you just spent a weekend with. Travel is a great way to really get to know someone, but it can also be a great way to find out what the differences are between you and your friends. Here are some tips to help you try to ensure your girls getaway is a regenerating and reconnecting retreat, with no regrets.
06/24/2014 05:30 EDT

Peter MacKay Proves That Not Much Has Changed For Working Mothers

When Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made the comments that "women don't apply to be judges because they fear the job will take them away from their children," and that "children need their mothers more than their fathers," with one fell swoop, he handed successful working women some more unnecessary guilt, and made dads everywhere feel marginal, or even, optional, during the first few years of a child's life.
06/21/2014 10:47 EDT

Make a Deposit to Bank of Dad on Father's Day

"Bank of Dad" is a well-known and well-used institution in many families, with kids lined up, waiting for allowances, gas money, movie ticket requests and more. This Father's Day, how about giving dad the gift of saving money, instead of spending it?
06/02/2014 05:24 EDT
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Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms

You go to bed exhausted and you wake up way too early. Campers love to stay up whispering to each other (about who sucked at field hockey, that sort of thing), just like moms jump at the chance to hang out with adults, whose food they don't have to cut up, and who don't argue with you about why you can have another glass of wine, but they can't have another pop.
05/28/2014 12:49 EDT
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How to Make Mother's Day Every Day

When the second Sunday in May rolls around, many moms anticipate this will be the one day that they get to be spoiled, to be free of mundane chores, and above all, to be celebrated. That's a lot of pressure to put on Dad and the kids, and many are disappointed when that one day doesn't make up for all of the hard work and sacrifice Mom has given on the previous 364.
05/03/2014 11:41 EDT

Hey Kids: Shut up and Eat

m I the only one who thinks that this new approach is taking things a bit too far in the Pandering-to-Children-World that we live in? Not only does it neglect to teach children about which foods are actually good and/or not bad for them, it has to be causing moms and dads a huge amount of extra effort.
04/25/2014 12:16 EDT

Not Everything Is Funny But We Should Still Laugh

"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...
04/13/2014 05:16 EDT
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Simplify Your Life in Six Steps

We Google everything, research endless possibilities, find everything we need with a few taps of the keyboard, and we're dealing with new information coming at us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sometimes too much choice can cost us valuable time, and money. It doesn't have to be that hard.
04/10/2014 12:47 EDT
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Spring Cleaning's Not Just For Moms: How to Get the Kids Involved

Although spring cleaning is a great way to herald in the new season, traditionally the bulk of the chores fall on mom (or dad). My advice? Spread the chores around by getting the kids involved. Even kids as young as five or six can pitch in so that when the temperatures do finally warm up outside, you won't be tied down and tired from too many chores inside.
03/20/2014 12:14 EDT
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The Supernanny Is More Like a Substitute Mommy

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. Advising on how to discipline children when you don't have children at all, is sort of like me giving my teen son a few pointers on how to dress cool.
03/19/2014 05:19 EDT

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

A new report by Princeton University and Stony Brook University published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science has concluded that there is "very little difference" between the satisfaction of their lives between those with children, and those without. I like to think "satisfaction" is the absence of misery.
03/19/2014 05:18 EDT

Helicopter Parenting? Try a Skydiving Plane Instead

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 give us a parachute."
01/15/2014 03:13 EST
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You Really Named Your Baby That?

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. There's a fine line between common and insane (Hashtag, anyone?) that every parent considers.
01/06/2014 12:40 EST
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All I Want For Christmas Is to Stay on Budget

For parents, it can be especially challenging when dealing with children, particularly those who assume it's Santa bringing their gifts, not penny-pinching mom and dad. But what can parents do when they know the most-desired gift is well outside even Santa's budget?
12/11/2013 12:30 EST