Tips for international travel with kids

Tips for traveling internationally with kids


Pauline Axford and her husband, Bryan Daubney, have visited more than a dozen countries together, four of those with their children, Caleb and Jane. “As a couple, we value experiences and time spent together more…

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Embracing slow travel as a family


Have you ever traveled internationally with young children? For some of us, it’s an idea that seems impossible. But for Pauline Axford and her husband, Bryan Daubney, it’s a way of life. The couple have…

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Remembrance Day Books for Young Kids


Reading is such a wonderful way to connect with your children about difficult topics, such as explaining the importance of Remembrance Day. Over the past few years, we’ve read a few wonderfully written and illustrated…

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What to do with the Kids this Weekend in Moncton (Nov 1-3)


Holy moly – how is it November already?! We’ve got our poppies on and are bringing out our Remembrance Day books and crafts to talk with the kids about this important time of year. And…

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How to tackle your clutter with coach Kim Sneath


It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by clutter in our lives. Clutter in our files, clutter in our rooms, clutter in our minds. Thankfully, we can ask Kim Sneath for help! Kim is a clutter…

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Succeeding at Home: A ‘Coles Notes’ of the New Brunswick Government’s Education Green Paper for Busy Moms & Dads


You asked for it, friends, so here it is: my take on the province’s green paper, Succeeding at Home, the Government of New Brunswick’s latest education review. Consider this your cheat sheet before the education…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: How to donate breast milk in New Brunswick


Have you ever wondered how to donate breast milk from here in New Brunswick? Did you even know you can donate excess breast milk in Canada? There are several non-profit banks that accept donations of…

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Turning Anguish into Action: Tiffany Agnew and The Braedon Foundation


The Braedon Foundation, founded by Tiffany Agnew in honour of her son, Braedon, offers New Brunswick children with life-threatening or high-risk illnesses either a bedroom makeover or a shopping spree. “I just want to give them something fun and positive to focus on and give their parents a chance to see the kids just being kids. They’re given these diagnosis that are, you know, far beyond their years. They’re really forced to grow up so fast and it’s really hard,” she explains.

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What to do with the Kids this Weekend near Moncton (Sept 13-15)


Who’s superstitious? I think it’s safe to say that we’re liable to have better luck this weekend than last, no matter what the date is Friday! (Though maybe I shouldn’t mention that it’s also a…

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Grandparents taking active roles in raising local families


Science says babysitting is good for grandparents. A study of German senior citizens found those who helped out with little ones had a 37% lower mortality risk. Researchers believe that the physical and mental activity, as well as the sense of purpose, helps reduce stress.

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