Mental Health Services in Moncton


Parents have a doubly important role when it comes to promoting mental health; we must take care of ourselves and our children.   One in five Canadians deals with some form of mental illness or…

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Top Five Tips for New Parents


We welcomed three babies into our home in less than two years. While there are still many aspects of parenting that are a constant mystery to me, I feel confident about a few things when…

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Mother’s Day Cheat Sheet (aka What Mom REALY Wants)


Alright, Partners, listen up! Here’s what Mom really wants for Mother’s Day. You ready? She wants YOU to come up with a plan. Don’t ask her what she wants. Don’t suggest things in a questioning…

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Grocery Scavenger Hunt, Anyone?


This Grocery Scavenger Hunt is a guest post by Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant & Movin’ Munchkin founder Katie Gillingham Katie is an entrepreneur and mom of two, with lots of great ideas for keeping meals…

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Cinco De Mayo Cookies


Just a little bit of fun to have for May the 5th – or any day you want a little treat!   Mexican-themed restuarants and bars are embracing Cinco de Mayo as a day of…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Healthy lunch snacks are always a welcome addition to the recipe book! This healthier banana bread is perfect to throw in your kids lunches with dried fruit, a yoghurt, and carrot sticks on the side. A simple and healthy ‘treat’ recipe, it is dairy-free, contains no refined sugar, and is made with 100% whole grain flour.

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Parenting Levels


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Fun and Healthy Easter Ideas


If your children are like mine, they have reliable ‘sugar dealers’ outside the home: coaches, teachers, friends’ parents, and grandparents, not to mention the Easter Bunny. You might feel like it’s out of your control, but there are lots of creative ways you can cut down on the amount of candy and chocolate your kids consume. Here are just a few ideas!

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Making Connections: #ECMChat


It’s not always practical to get together and hang out with other parents. Whether it’s breastfeeding, bedtime, sports practice, or just being too friggin’ tired to go out the door, we can’t always find the…

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Raising Healthy Eaters: It’s Worth It!


The same parenting strategies that have lead to success in an other areas will work with food. Repeat, reinforce, praise! Your kids want to please you, so make sure you find a reason to praise their efforts at healthy eating whenever you can. Always combine your praise with education – tell them why that food is good for them. Not sure why? Google it!

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