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Parenting through adversity: a mother’s journey with infertility, fostering, and special needs


“Everything about her has come as surprise and a blessing.” Those are words Kim Plume Marr wrote about her youngest daughter, Robyn, nine months after the little girl underwent an intense surgery to address her…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: When Parenting Shifts Your Business Approach


Natalie Davison is a marketer and a mother, and no stranger to sharing her story. She speaks at workshops and corporate events across the country, often sharing openly about aspects of her life. You may…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Parenting Through Autism


Sylvie Roy wants more families to share their stories of autism – so she’s leading the way by talking about her eldest daughter’s diagnosis, how that brought the family from Ontario to New Brunswick, their…

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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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Our parenting needs to catch up with our connectivity


The headline cut straight to my heart. Naked photos and videos of children. New Brunswick children. Shared online.  A parent’s worst nightmare. Except that this week’s news is different than other exploitation and abuse cases…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Parenting and Pot


Adult recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in Canada on October 17, 2018 – and according to a survey commission by Moncton-based Organigram, parents in Atlantic Canada are feeling the most prepared to talk with…

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Shifting Your Family’s Energy: Exploring Healing Touch in Parenting


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Humming for Health; however, as you will read, this is an honest account of my experiences. I made myself a bracelet of amethyst and rose quartz once. I poured…

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Parenting in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


I often do that age-old adult shtick of asking my kids what they want to be when they grow up. Somedays, they’re pretty traditional with their answers. Policeman. Fire fighter. Dentist. Somedays, they’re more creative….

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New Law Encourages ‘Free Range’ Parenting


For the better part of the 20th century, children were trusted to make their way home from school and remain unsupervised for hours at a time. Now, we need laws to protect parents who want…

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