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What to Do with the Kids this Weekend in Moncton (Sept 7-9)


How are we all doing with the return of September? It might be back-to-school week but the calendar still says it’s summer – and there’s LOTS to do this weekend (if your little scholars are…

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Adoption in New Brunswick: Guest Post with Courtney Pringle Carver and Colin Kennedy Robichaud


I have learned to trust, which was hard for me. Jeff and Yves have been very patient, kind, and loving with me which has allowed me to trust them. In the past it was difficult for me to trust adults. I feel and know where I belong now, I never used to have that feeling. I am thankful and blessed to have my forever family.

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Raising a Child with Down Syndrome: Guest Post by Ben Vuillemot


I find myself struggling everyday trying not to over protect him. I have to remind myself that he is fully capable of doing things on his own. I remind myself that I have to push him, not letting him take advantage of that protectiveness. He is smart and will take advantage of anyone willing to do something for him.

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5 Tips for Parents of Anxious Kids: Guest Post by Moncton’s Anxiety Counselor


As a mom, one of my top goals is to provide my kids with enough age-appropriate information and support to help them understand and accept their emotions. These days, I worry my anxiety over issues…

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Community Corner: Q&A with the youngest cast member in Oliver! & her mom


I’ve been thinking a lot about these parents as I watch them endlessly dropping off, picking up, delivering materials, helping their kids learn their parts, balancing work, school and home, promoting them like a well paid agent, and on and on and on. Why do they do it? More appropriately, how do they do it? It never ceases to amaze me how much a parent will give for their child.

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Pink Shirt Day NB: Guest Post by Andrew J. LeBlanc


Pink Shirt Day (being marked on February 22, 2017) is an event started 10 years ago by two high school students in rural Nova Scotia who rallied their schoolmates to wear pink shirts in support…

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Snow Day Family Fun: Guest Post by Chera Yorke


I’ve been a huge fan of Matt & Chera Yorke since before even moving to New Brunswick. This couple creates amazing photographic memories for families, and we’ve been lucky to work with them several times….

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Community Corner: Capitol Theatre


This is a great beauty of introducing performing arts to children. It does not matter whether your child wants to sing, dance, act, tell jokes, play music, or juggle chainsaws. (Maybe don’t let your child juggle chainsaws.) It’s about seeing them being bold and confident, about giving them a place to put themselves in front of the world and feel good about it. It’s about making that normal for them from a young age so they trust and believe in themselves. Whether they do what they do flawlessly and feel the satisfaction of that accomplishment, or they trip up, feel the support and encouragement of others, and learn how to continue moving forward. Either journey is a win.

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Connecting Amid Chaos: Guest Post with Parenting Coach Alison Smith


Trying to find relevant, credible, realistic parenting advice online is a crap shoot. There are hundreds and thousands of sites you can search through, trying to find a style that fits your approach and comes…

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