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Hiking Day is a Cape Breton tradition that promotes unstructured play


I’ve lived in several provinces, each tending to call the holiday Monday in May something slightly different. May 2-4; more a nod to how many beer you buy than the original date we’re celebrating. Maylong;…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: The Braedon Foundation


When Tiffany Agnew’s son, Braedon, died after a brief illness, she knew channeling her energy into helping other families would help her. She quickly created The Braedon Foundation, an organization that brings Happy Heart Bedroom…

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What to do with the family for the May long weekend in Moncton (May 17-20)


The long weekend in May seems to be the official kick off to a new season, though with this week’s temperatures, we’re still a bit hesitant to even call this spring! The cool temps and…

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Family 1st – The Kids Come First: Co-parenting After Separation


A version of this article appeared in Volume 1, Number 1 of Family 1st, Greater Moncton’s Family Guide, of which Pickle Planet Moncton’s Jenna Morton is the Contributing Editor and Senior Writer. Family 1st is…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Parenting Tips with a Parenting Coach


Summertime is here – which likely means more time with your kids. Are you ready for this? If not, don’t worry – we’ve called on an expert for help! Alison Smith is a parenting coach…

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What’s Happening Mother’s Day Weekend in Moncton


Happy Mother’s Day weekend, everyone! We hope you have lots of fun family time planned together this weekend – and remember our advice about what Mom REALLY wants this year! Now, let’s get to it!…

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Hillisborough’s Fenced In Playground!


Big shout out to a loyal reader who told us to check out Hillsborough’s fantastic fenced-in playground, nestled behind the visitor’s centre and Artisan’s Village. This isn’t a large playground or one likely to be…

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Youth mental health deserves more than flippant responses from government


There’s an obvious disconnect happening in our society, and while there’s no single answer to solve the issues we’ve created, there are a few obvious steps we could be taking to improve the situation –…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Prom Pretty


Prom continues to evolve, with the pageantry associated with the celebration growing each year. And while the promprosals, professional photo shoots, and elaborate arrivals can be a lot of fun, the costs that come with…

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What to Do with the Kids in Moncton (May 3-5)


Hellllllooooo May! I am SO happy to turn the page on April and jump into a month with sunnier and warmer days! Watch for more playground profiles coming soon, and of course, next weekend is…

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