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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.

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How to Make TV Time Safe For Your Kids

Get to know what shows are available by proactively engaging with the shows your kids like to watch and making recommendations on other shows you think they might be interested in. There is a lot of quality programming out there, many of these shows can help children with reading, expanding their vocabulary, and school readiness
11/30/2013 12:11 EST
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A Tourist Attraction Fit For a JFK Fan

"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 and Houston streets. The window on the sixth floor where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot John F. Kennedy, the President of the United States, in 1963.
11/18/2013 12:16 EST

Kids: Go The F To Sleep Or Get An F

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. Enforcing a bedtime can be tough at the beginning, but there are ways parents can increase their chances of success.
11/13/2013 12:17 EST

Are You Over-scheduling Your Kids?

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. Our time was, for the most part, totally unstructured, unless you consider being told to "be home when the streetlights go on" as structure. There are many theories as to whether exposing our kids to this type of structure and (arguably) overscheduling is good for them.
10/23/2013 12:29 EDT

Are You the Parent? Then You're the Boss

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" takes less than four seconds. Try it.
10/11/2013 12:29 EDT

Stop Making Your Kids' School Lunches - Now!

A survey I recently ran with Cityline viewers revealed that 62 per cent of respondents said they do not enjoy making their kids' lunches, but they do it anyway, even though the kids are old enough to do it themselves. So how can you get the kids to take it on?
09/19/2013 08:38 EDT

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

How can women who've "opted-out" update their skills and their resume after having been absent from the workforce for 10 years? While being at home with the kids likely won't replace the knowledge gained by working corporately, I would argue that being at home with kids could actually hone the following handy talents.
08/22/2013 08:16 EDT

Bored With the Gym? Go to Squamish

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. Hiking The Chief, Canada's largest granite monolith, offers a natural and scenic Stairmaster, featuring a steep hiking trail up over 600 meters of rocky terrain.
08/19/2013 05:58 EDT

Kate Middleton's New Mom Experience Will Never Be Ordinary

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. Everyday challenges a new mom faces will always have a slight variance for Kate.
08/15/2013 12:28 EDT

Hey Mom, Stay Out of the Sun!

Summer travel means summer sun, and while most moms are diligent about slathering up their kids with sunscreen, plopping colourful sunhats on their little heads and wrestling a swim shirt onto them, they need to remember a sunburn for themselves is just as harmful.
08/06/2013 05:15 EDT

All About the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

In one year, on July 23, for the first time, Glasgow, Scotland will welcome over 6,500 athletes and team officials to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Unlike the London Olympics, in Glasgow, 70 per cent of tickets for each event are guaranteed to go to the public.
07/26/2013 12:17 EDT

Paradise Is Lake Placid

Busy families looking to unwind, unplug and undo their daily demands will instantly appreciate the aptly titled Lake Placid, with calm waters showcasing a shoreline dotted with "Great Camps", built in a bygone era when wealthy families in the New York City area hauled their families up north to escape from the city heat and bask in the beautiful mountains of the Adirondacks.
07/19/2013 05:12 EDT

Hand That Man a Mop, Sister: Boys and Girls Need Equal Chores

"Men with sisters appear to do less housework, even in middle age." According to a paper published in the Journal of Politics, decades of data have led to this conclusion. Does your daughter mow the lawn? Does your son set the table? Do you have "boy jobs" and "girl jobs" in your house?
07/18/2013 12:13 EDT

Define Brat

Katie Holmes and her young daughter Suri are constantly surrounded by the paparazzi in New York City, where they make their home. Recently, they were videotaped trying to get into a car, and Suri admo...
07/16/2013 09:25 EDT

Blue Mountain: For the "Chill" and the Challenge

Blue Mountain Village is a well-known destination for Ontario's skiers and snowboarders during the winter season, but the warmer months offer up terrific activities for friends looking for a getaway that combines physical beauty with physical activity.
07/16/2013 05:41 EDT

The Manly (and annoying) Art of BBQ'ing

One of the great things about barbequing is that it is usually easy to suck the man of the house into actually cooking. Something to do with an open flame and the inherent explosive danger proves irre...
06/18/2013 12:12 EDT

The Health Benefits of Moms Going Back to Work

A recent survey found women who worked full time outside the home after having children had better mental and physical health by age 40 than those who had not. That may be because the reward system for moms at home leaves something to be desired. In that there really isn't one.
06/12/2013 05:04 EDT

Six Ways to End the Mommy Wars

Your child has a new best friend. They can't see enough of each other, and are constantly running back and forth for play dates; sharing secrets and secret handshakes. It's terrific. Except for one thing. You can't stand the kid's mom. So what to do? Try these tips before you reach the end of your relationship rope.
06/08/2013 08:38 EDT
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Nine Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Saving money on the food that comes into your home can be as simple as making a few easy changes to your regular shopping and cooking habits. Try these tips to help get the most for your money, including avoiding the wasting of food, especially when it comes to kids.
05/24/2013 08:20 EDT