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.

For Mommy Bloggers Your Online Reputation is Your Newborn Child
in Family, Huffington Post

For Mommy Bloggers Your Online Reputation is Your Newborn Child

“Mommy Bloggers” have changed the way that marketers and brands interact with consumers and their products. Many bloggers have relationships with brands in the form of an ad on their website, running a Twitter chat contest, or doing product reviews. But now they’re looking for more lucrative opportunities to act as the brand voice, or spokesperson. Yet they’re making some fundamental mistakes which are stopping...

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07 Jan 2014
The “No Internet” Punishment: Online Rules for Out of Line Kids
in Family, Huffington Post

The “No Internet” Punishment: Online Rules for Out of Line Kids

I’ve always believed in the parenting principle of finding out what your kids like the most… and then taking it away from them as a form of punishment. The thing is, kids are very transparent, or “authentic” in today’s social media terminology. They simply cannot hide when there is a toy they really love, a friend they prefer over all others, or an activity they...

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07 Jan 2014
Tiger Mom vs. Lager Mom
in Family, Huffington Post

Tiger Mom vs. Lager Mom

A recent book about the phenomenon of “Tiger Moms” caused quite a stir in the parenting community. I’m not going to name it, because then you might buy her book instead of mine, and frankly, I think she’s doing okay. And it would just prove that HER mother was right, if she’s more successful than me. Basically the premise of the book is that the...

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07 Jan 2014
Zombie Moms: Losing Sleep Over Kids at Any Age
in Family, Huffington Post

Zombie Moms: Losing Sleep Over Kids at Any Age

The huge on-line success of the book Go the F**k to Sleep is due mainly to one thing: Every single parent in the world has uttered these words, either in their inside or outside voice. From the string of sleepless nights a newborn delivers the minute they come home from the hospital, through scary school age nightmares about The Grinch, to the awakening sounds of...

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07 Jan 2014
Happy, Who’s Happy?
in Family, Huffington Post

Happy, Who’s Happy?

A recent report has suggested that family “fun” is anything but, indicating that finding personal happiness through the act of having children is a tad… overrated, and concluding that in fact children can bring the level of “happy” down, not increase it. I don’t really think this will come to a surprise to many people — oh, sure there are some great times to be...

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07 Jan 2014
Birth Order Basics
in Family, Huffington Post

Birth Order Basics

Recently there has been a lot of research published on the significance that the birth order of children, the number of children, and the sex of the siblings have on forming who we and our children turn out to be. Is it really that predetermined? Stereotypically, the oldest child is likely to be more academic, less of a risk taker, a perfectionist, more driven, and...

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07 Jan 2014
What They Don’t Teach in Babysitting 101
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What They Don’t Teach in Babysitting 101

Like many 12-year-olds, my daughter recently completed her babysitting course, which in theory will enable her to venture forth into the world of watching other people’s children with insight, knowledge and experience. However, after having reviewed the course materials and grilling her on the information that was shared, I do believe that as a mother of four I should share some vital facts which seem...

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07 Jan 2014
Can You Re-Gift a Gifted Child?
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Can You Re-Gift a Gifted Child?

There’s a new program which was introduced into an Alberta elementary school where kids as young as seven-years-old will be able to choose a “major” or specialized stream of learning, based on their very well-developed areas of interest. Unless they have a category called “Watching the Transformers Movie for the 1002nd Time,” I’m thinking my own child wouldn’t qualify for this program. In fact, the...

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07 Jan 2014
Does Coffee Size Matter?
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Does Coffee Size Matter?

Sitting in my hotel’s dining room this morning in Bordeaux, France, watching residents drink impossibly small espressos, I likely gave an audible sigh of relief when my server offered me a large coffee. I’m not sure if it was my North American accent that tipped her off to the fact that a) I had no idea how to operate the complicated looking coffee machine that...

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07 Jan 2014
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