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    A Sticky Family Issue

    In honour of National Family Week, let's unpack a controversial issue: stick-figure family stickers. If it sounds like I just invented a poor tongue twister, you can't be blamed. There are relatively few in the Yukon. As with many trends, Whitehorse Read more

    Sep. 26, 2013

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    Twins Equals Double Trouble

    I have four sisters and one brother. The youngest two sisters, Heidi and Elsa, are twins who are five-and a-half-years old. The story of us finding out that my mom was having twins is very funny. It goes like this: Read more

    Feb. 20, 2014

  • Maternity Time

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    Maternity Time

    Giving birth is never an easy task. Nothing is guaranteed to run smoothly, and a lot of patience is required of everyone involved. Read more

    May 08, 2014

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    Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

    Where the Cats Rule

    Breaking news in the world of virtual lifestyling: the real world simulation game, The Sims 4, now has basements. Virtual people worldwide can now get their damn virtual stuff out of the virtual hallway closet into a virtual two-level underground... Read more

    Apr. 23, 2015

  • DIY Campfire Treats for Kids

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    DIY Campfire Treats for Kids

    Just building and helping to keep a fire going is great fun for kids of all ages. There is something magical about being near an open fire. A fire is even more of a happy time when incredible edibles are created even by closely supervised toddlers. Read more

    May 12, 2016

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  • Time to Get Out

    When I got my Nintendo I didn't think it would have any impact on children's lives. Twenty-three years later the computer age has brought some great feats, but it changed the way people entertain themselves. Read more

    Jun. 13, 2013

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Yukon Family Stories

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    Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

    Hop out to the Wildlife Preserve this spring

    Springtime at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is just one more thing to look forward to as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. If getting up close and personal with wild animals in the great outdoors is your kind of thing, there are... Read more

    Mar. 20, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

    Let loose your inner kid

    In the midst of Sourdough Sams, tattoo competitions, and beard and leg hair-growing contests, Yukon kids need a place to call their own during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Kidsfest, organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY), is the hub... Read more

    Feb. 20, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Pixabay

    A carpenter’s lesson in life

    Each year, just as New Year’s rolls around, I place this on the front page of my new diary so when I open it and read each line, it will help me to make my way through the on coming days of another year. I pass this on to you, with hopes it will... Read more

    Jan. 23, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

    Continuing to care

    Yukon Cares, the local grassroots refugee re-settlement group, successfully supported the arrival of a family of two from Liberia in December. The local organization arranged for the Liberian family to re-settle in the territory as part of the... Read more

    Jan. 16, 2019

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    Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Chris Clark

    Mother is coming

    This is a phrase I have said, myself, as I rolled my eyes. We have all read stories and watched sitcoms where adult children are saying this to their friends, clearly intimating that the upcoming visit will be difficult. And it always was, when my... Read more

    Dec. 19, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Hospice Yukon

    Healthy crying and how to do it

    Everyone handles their grief differently. That is one of the fundamental ideas that Hospice Yukon uses to guide their approach in supporting Yukoners through their programming. Within that no-one-size-fits-all philosophy, children have a special... Read more

    Oct. 03, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Hospital Foundation

    Today’s the day the teddy bears have their clinic

    The inaugural Teddy Bear Clinic in November 2017 was a hit with families and medical professionals alike as about 200 families came through the door to get checkups for their important stuffie friends. Those attendance numbers, and the... Read more

    Sep. 05, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Darlene Sillery

    Magic under the mountains

    Haines Junction is gearing up for the second-annual Augusto Children`s Festival. With 28 workshops for kids aged five to 12, on puppet-making, magic, Southern Tutchone dance, circus skills, ukulele playing … and many more. It’s the Yukon’s only... Read more

    Aug. 01, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Mitsue Ozeki

    ‘Pink Aisle’ or ‘Blue Aisle’?

    Have you ever wondered what a three-year-old boy would want for his birthday? Recently, I found myself paralyzed in the toy section of a local store. I don’t have any grandchildren, but I do serve as a “pseudo-grandmother” to many of my younger... Read more

    Jul. 18, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

    In praise of good fathers

    I am not a father. I am in awe of my brothers, friends and peers who are. I am not a father, in part because my fear of failing the children in my care is greater than the sense that I will do okay. My awe for fathers is because I see that this... Read more

    Jun. 06, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

    Coming to the Yukon as a refugee

    Fiona Azizaj will be the guest speaker at this year’s Yukon Cares Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 1993, during the Yugoslav Wars that led to the breakup of Yugoslavia, Azizaj and her parents fled Kosovo to Germany when she was months old. They... Read more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-04, Photo: Marten Berkmann

    Edu-tainment for kids, Yukon-style

    When you type, “wholesome family shows” into Google the results tend to be dated shows, such as Full House, Sesame Street, or 7th Heaven. This may lead you to wonder is family-first entertainment a thing of the past? Read more

    Apr. 04, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Kiddos! We’re leaving on a jet plane

    It is always really good until it is really bad – like the kind of bad that has you running through the third largest airport pushing a stroller whilst juggling a diaper bag, three backpacks, the precious blankie, all to a sound track of whining... Read more

    Mar. 21, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

    A weekend of kid fun

    With the advertised Burlesque Workshops and the Pub Crawl, at first glance the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous may seem like an event geared towards adults. But there are a lot of activities for kids too. Just like Yukon’s expanding birth-rate... Read more

    Feb. 21, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

    Helping the youth to heal

    The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) will host the Gathering of Youth-Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Kick Off Event on February 17 to 18. Read more

    Feb. 14, 2018

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    Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: jeffreyw via Foter.com

    Parents say the darnedest things

    We have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating... Read more

    Nov. 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

    Cake and Comrades

    If Pinterest is to be believed, we might be raising children who expect a real live unicorn to come to their next birthday party. Do they even know how much a live unicorn costs? Imagine the hours it will take to source one. Parents of the world... Read more

    Sep. 27, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Sierra Allen

    The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

    With summer approaching quickly, parents are faced with a familiar question: Where do I want my kids to spend their days while I am at work? This can sometimes be a stressful decision for parents, with so many diverse options for camps and... Read more

    May 24, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: 3gdoctor

    Right On, Yukon

    I'm from Ontario, but boy let me tell you I would much rather be out here. Where I come from the only outdoor activities families engage in are taking the bus, and burying their heads in technology. You know that the next generation is going to be... Read more

    Apr. 26, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Home Is Where the Heart Is

    In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the... Read more

    Mar. 08, 2017

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