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.

The Many Grey Shades of Being Fifty
in Family, Huffington Post

The Many Grey Shades of Being Fifty

“To be fair, mom, there aren’t too many people who are older than you.” The defense from my 14-year-old daughter upon discovering I was not in fact the same age as a man she had just compared me to. He was 80. I’m 50. She’s never been good at math. Or tact. I’m not good at math either or I wouldn’t have had three others...

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22 Jul 2014
Can You ‘Getaway’ With Only One Of Your Kids?
in Huffington Post, Travel

Can You ‘Getaway’ With Only One Of Your Kids?

“It’s not fair!” The cry heard around the parenting world pretty much every day, for those of us who have more than one child. Playing the game of “Even Steven” happens from the smallest slight “He got to push the elevator button the last time!” to perhaps what could be your biggest dilemma, taking only one child on a trip with you, and leaving the...

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10 Jul 2014
Where to Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving
in Travel, TravelChannel.com

Where to Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving

Family, football and, of course, feasting. While there are many traditions shared by Canadians and Americans for their Thanksgiving holidays, the origins of the day itself are quite different. Both Thanksgivings do involve a crossing by water, though: In the US, it was the hearty Pilgrims sailing to Plymouth Rock in 1621. In Canada, the first “Thanksgiving” was hosted by explorer Martin Frobisher in 1578....

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26 Jun 2014
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
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