Day Trip Ideas in Saint John from Network of Mom’s Michelle Lefrancois
Michelle Lefrancois runs Network of Moms, a website and online community for moms in the Saint John area. She has two lovely little girls and lots for day trip ideas in Saint John!
Infertility Awareness Week as a Mom
This is Canadian Infertility Awareness Week. I am the Executive Director of Fertility Matters Canada, the national fertility resource for Canadians. Every day I talk to patients who are struggling to build their families. Every day I try to support individuals with an infertility diagnosis. Every day I work to ensure patients have the information and supports they need to make informed choices about their reproductive health. Every day I advocate for equal access to fertility care in this country. And, every day I die a little inside because I may never be able to give my son something he wants.
Mother’s Day as a Surrogate Mom
“It was a very emotional moment as I looked at her face when she saw her sons for the first time. I did that. I made her a mom. My dream came true and I couldn’t have been happier for her.”
Community Corner: Welcoming Families to the Capitol Theatre
When I was small, my grandmother would take me to Mount Allison’s Convocation Hall for ballet and theatre. I’d put on my frilliest dress, best barrettes, and try my hardest to contain the overwhelming and hyperactive excitement buzzing inside me. As much as I loved the performances, the memories of what I saw on stage are honestly fuzzy at best. The venue, however, I still remember vividly.
Free Music in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe this summer
The schedule of free music available in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and surrounding areas each summer is simply incredible – and perfect for families wanting to get out and enjoy live music with kids of all ages!
Breastfeeding Support in Moncton
The most important step? Reach out. Connect with the available supports. Ask questions to people who’ll provide you with accurate information on breastfeeding. Visit a drop-in group. And for partners, family and friends of breastfeeding moms? Please only offer advice when she asks. Ask her what she needs. Ask her if she’s connected with supports, if she needs help getting to an appointment or a drop-in group. Simply ask.
Massage Therapist and Moncton Mom Jennifer Johnston
Pregnancy and dealing with a newborn can be stressful, and we all know that isn’t good for us or our children. When Jennifer Johnston* was expecting her second child, she found her magic stress reliever…
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.
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.
10 Family Friendly Events in Moncton March 17 to 19
Welcome to the weekend, everyone! Here are a few top picks for family friendly events taking place. Friday is St. Patrick’s Day; for some inspiration for meals, treats, crafts, and more, check out our post…