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Family 1st: Creating connections in a new city


“I was four months pregnant and I didn’t know anyone. Most of the friends I made were through my spouse’s job, and everybody was nice, but I just didn’t have all the connections I was used to after living in Halifax for my whole life. I was craving that sense of community. What I found from putting myself out there is that most people aren’t from here. Fredericton has a lot of people who didn’t grow up here. We have posting season and new families moving here. Once I found that, I realized I’m not alone.”
Courtney Larkin, founder of Happy Hour Club and Luna Baby Pillow

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What to do with the Kids this Weekend in Moncton (Aug 22-25)


Woo hoo! Another weekend is here & it is SO filled with fun! Sidewalk chalk festival, Touchdown Atlantic, the end of CMA and the start of Pride and even more, so read on! (And remember,…

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Moncton’s Valhalla Playground


Moncton’s Valhalla Playground is a lovely little space tucked away off busy Mountain Road, on Monte Carlo Crescent. You can hear the traffic, but the playground is quiet and surrounded by green space.   There…

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What to do with the Kids this Weekend in Moncton (Aug 16-18)


The weekend is here again and there’s lots to enjoy! Don’t forget to check out our list of FREE summer concerts for other weekday fun, as well as our MEGA LIST with links to local…

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Moncton’s Codiac Heights Playground


What a great little spot! Tucked away in a quiet community, just off the Salisbury Road, Codiac Heights is a fantastic park to enjoy with the family.   There is a swing set (two infant…

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Moncton’s Bond Drive Playground


Well now! Wasn’t I the surprised Mom to find not one but two awesome little playgrounds tucked away just one kilometre apart on quiet spaces off the Salisbury Road! We’ve long been fans of the…

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Mango Salsa Recipe


Summer meals are so fun to prepare! This Mango Salsa is a colourful pop of tartness that mixes well with meals (especially freshly grilled salmon) or can stand alone as a nutritious snack. It tastes…

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What to Do with the Kids in Moncton this Weekend (Aug 9 – 11)


Would you look at those dates! My goodness, we’re almost halfway through August! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful summer, whether it’s been filled with big vacations, staycations, or just lots of fun family…

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What to do with the Kids for the New Brunswick Day 2019 Long Weekend (Aug 2-5)


Well, hello August long weekend! We hope you’ve been staying cool during this heat wave: did you use our list of splash pads & outdoor pools to help you out? Maybe our list of arcades…

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What to Do with the Kids this Weekend in Moncton (July 26-28)


Whoa, Summer! It’s the last weekend in July already – how did that happen?! How are you doing on completing our Summer Bucket List Bingo Cards? We’re on the road again here at Pickle Planet,…

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