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Theatre New Brunswick presents The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (CONTEST!)


No other story holds a place in my heart quite like C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. It’s the first novel I remember from my childhood, read to me with great reverence…

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Netflix Christmas Movies


I enjoy a sappy or funny holiday movie playing in the background while I work on certain projects, so I’ve made my way through quite a few Netflix offerings this year. Here’s my quick rundown…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: What Kids Need Moncton Charity Spotlight


Six years ago, Amanda Pooley wanted to give a family in need some gently-loved toys and other items her children no longer needed. Overwhelmed by the responses she received from potential recipients, Amanda decided to…

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Scottish Pioneer Inspired New Brunswick Christmas Tree


Grab an eggnog (spiked, spiced, or lattee’d) and settle in to hear the story of my Scottish Pioneer Inspired New Brunswick Christmas Tree! Sometimes, I get ideas that are crazy. Sometimes, I share those ideas….

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This Christmas, support local musicians, too


Imagine a day without any music. No pop tunes on the radio when you wake up. No country twang on the way to work. No Christmas carols playing while you shop downtown. No nighttime jazz…

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Santa Parade, Hometown Hockey, and more weekend fun in Moncton (Nov 23-25)


Well, if the snow doesn’t have you in the holiday mood, this weekend is sure to do it! As we did last weekend, the holiday events are listed first, followed by the non-holiday options. These…

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2018 Santa Parades in the Moncton area


Nothing kicks off the holiday season quite like watching the excitement build throughout a Santa Claus parade! We’re so lucky in the Greater Moncton Area to have one of the largest Santa parades in the…

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How to Make a Reusable Prize Punch-a-Bunch Game for a Birthday Party


If you’ve ever wondered how to make a kick-ass party game that you can re-use birthday after birthday, you NEED these instructions for a DIY Reusable Prize Punch-a-Bunch Game! I love incorporating little favors and…

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Boys vs Girls Toys


Newsflash: Girls like complicated toys and computer games, too! Anyone else’s child cry over a toy this holiday? Our three kids each received a super-sized chocolate egg with a surprise toy inside. We opened them…

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18 Tips for Decluttering & Organizing Kids’ Toys


The start of a new year – heck, a new season! – always has me itching to declutter and organize our house; post-Christmas, the first focus is most definitely the kids’ toys! We did some…

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