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Positive Attitudes Needed for Population Growth


New Brunswick’s efforts to attract and retain immigrants is making headlines again. And again, I’m left wondering what we’re doing to attract and retain everyone who doesn’t identify as an immigrant – and why we…

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Teaching Mental Health Awareness through Heritage Minutes


Like most Canadians my age, I have a special infinity for Heritage Minutes. I recall one particular road trip during which my friend and I tried to recall every topic and personality covered in the…

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The Lockdown Generation Comes of Age


These students have grown up under the threat of school shootings. They were just being born when Columbine happened. They were just entering their teens when Sandy Hook happened. They are the first generation to truly grow up with this type of gun violence – and they are about to start voting.

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Things to Do with the Kids this Weekend in Moncton (Feb 9-11)


If you’re wondering just what to do with the family this weekend, you’ve come to the right place! There is no shortage of fun events & wintery adventures available to you in the Greater Moncton…

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Kids Paint Workshop at Riverview Superstore


Paint workshops are all the rage – and I totally understand why! Trying to envision how to create a painting anyone would actually want to hang on their wall is WAY beyond my skill set,…

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Seven Local Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas


There’s ONE thing you need to know about choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift – don’t ASK the other person what they want!! Mamas especially are tapped out when it comes to making decisions for…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from the Chocolate River Farmer’s Market Vendors


If shopping local is close to your heart this Valentine’s Day, a great place to start is with the vendors who frequent the Chocolate River Farmer’s Market! Riverview’s Chocolate River Farmer’s Market is spending the…

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What to Do with the Kids in Moncton this Weekend (Jan 19-21)


It’s a winter wonderland weekend with so much to do! Be sure to check out our list of Winter Fun for the GMA, including our list of indoor skating sessions, and our MEGA list of…

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18 Tips for Decluttering & Organizing Kids’ Toys in 2018


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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My Word of The Year for 2018


Rest. Let’s pick that as our ‘word of the year 2018,’ shall we? My social media feeds are full of people setting intentions for the New Year, many opting for the practice of choosing one…

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