Author Archives: Kathy Buckworth



Kathy Buckworth

Kathy Buckworth is a writer, personality and host who lives in Toronto, Canada. She is a major press contributor, the author of 6 books, and is an international travel writer.

How To Get a Teacher a Gift Without Breaking the Bank
in Family, Huffington Post

How To Get a Teacher a Gift Without Breaking the Bank

While gifts for teachers are not mandatory, many parents and kids like to show their appreciation for a hard job well done. However, as families struggle with their monthly budgets, there isn’t always a lot of extra cash for teacher’s gifts, let alone gifts for kids’ favourite teaching assistants, librarians, school secretaries, bus drivers, and others who help make their school experience just a little...

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24 Jun 2014
Peter MacKay Proves That Not Much Has Changed For Working Mothers
in Family, Huffington Post

Peter MacKay Proves That Not Much Has Changed For Working Mothers

When Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and notably, father of one, 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,” (according to the Toronto Star), with one fell swoop, he handed successful working women some more...

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24 Jun 2014
Make a Deposit to Bank of Dad on Father’s Day
in Family, Huffington Post

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? 1) Gardening: After a long hard winter and a later spring, gardens across Canada have suffered, and many plants will need digging out...

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03 Jun 2014
Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms
in Family, Huffington Post, Travel

Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms

1) While away on a business trip, you have a set schedule of activities to accomplish during the day. At camp, these activities are listed on a sheet hung by the cabin door, and there is little flexibility. On a business trip, these activities have been entered into your smartphone, and there is a tight schedule. This is a good thing. At home, flexibility comes...

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29 May 2014
Booking summer camp late 101: tips and tricks for sussing out a camp fit for your kid
in Family, Post City

Booking summer camp late 101: tips and tricks for sussing out a camp fit for your kid

As the days get longer and kids start counting down until school comes to an end, parents across the city start to realize that, if school is out, then the kids are in … in your house and in your hair. In households where both parents work during July and August, summer camp registration happens like clockwork at the beginning of the year, both for...

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28 May 2014
How to Make Mother’s Day Every Day
in Family, Huffington Post

How to Make Mother’s Day Every Day

“Because every day is Kids Day,” we all wisely counsel our children when they ask why there is a special day for Mom, and a special day for Dad, but not for them. While this isn’t technically true, the sentiment behind it infers that kids are inherently rewarded every day just by virtue of the fact that they are kids, free from the stressors of...

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05 May 2014
The parent trap: Will and Kate aren’t the only mom and dad to backtrack on those best laid plans
in Family, Post City

The parent trap: Will and Kate aren’t the only mom and dad to backtrack on those best laid plans

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” — John Wilmot Before their baby was born, royal supercouple Kate and William decided, and perhaps naively publicly announced, that they wouldn’t be hiring a nanny, that they would set an example of being involved new young royals and raise Prince George themselves. Well, like many...

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02 May 2014
Hey Kids: Shut up and Eat
in Family, Huffington Post

Hey Kids: Shut up and Eat

Visit a local bookstore and you’ll see that the cookbook section is filled with several variations of the theme of “Deceptive Cooking.” Loosely defined, parents are apparently being told to disguise good, nutritional food in fun and exciting ways, in order to convince their fussy eaters to switch over from “bad food” (for example breaded, greasy pre-formed objects which require plum sauce), and instead eat...

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02 May 2014
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