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15 Things to Do With the Kids in Moncton this Weekend (March 22-24)


Welcome to another long weekend for the school kiddos! Be sure to check your district calendars; our kiddos have this Friday, March 22 off, as well as April 5, April 19 & 22 (for Easter),…

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The continued case for teaching emotional intelligence and critical thinking


There’s a lot of truth in that old saying; ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same.’ I’ve been struck often lately by how similar some of the issues facing our children are,…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Community over Competition


It’s a mantra that serves so many aspects of life, but one that can be difficult to practice in some industries: community over competition. This relationship can be particularly tricky, yet also wonderfully inspiring, when…

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What to Do with the Kids in Moncton St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (March 15-17)


Welcome to another weekend jam-packed full of family fun in the Greater Moncton Area! We have nearly two dozen amazing ideas listed, plus all the usual great fun – bowling, arcades, swimming, escape rooms, and…

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How Reading Could Save Us All


Tuesday, February 19 was my day of rest this winter. I’d been flat out since mid-December, working on project after project on top of project. There were also all the usual day-to-day responsibilities, and the…

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March Break in Downtown Halifax


Our March Break Mission: 24 Hours in Downtown Halifax Our family was invited by ECM Media and the Downtown Halifax Business Commission to explore the city as part of a promotional campaign during March Break…

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Government’s consultation on French Immersion gets failing grade


This isn’t the first time I’ve shared my opinion on this province’s early French Immersion program, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. This week, the education minister announced that “the French Immersion entry…

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ADHD and Anxiety in Kids


The terms anxiety and ADHD are becoming commonplace in discussions about children’s mental well being. In this guest post, naturopathic doctor (and lactation consultant) Dr. Sarah Hardy Walsh, who addresses these concerns in her practice,…

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The Chore Audit


Pickle Planet is thrilled to welcome Ryan Davison as a regular contributor to the site. His story of undergoing a chore audit with his wife had us nodding our heads and cheering out loud. Read…

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Five insanely useful resources for a successful maternity leave


Pickle Planet is pleased to welcome Shauna Cole, a New Brunswick mother and human resources professional, to share some insight for moms transitioning between career and parenting. She’s shared her 17 questions you must ask…

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