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PROMO CODE ALERT Work of Heart Discount


The event is billed as a chance to “recharge and resent … [a] day long retreat packed full of inspiration and motivation to get you back on track.” For me, it’s about connecting and building community. These are some of Moncton’s most interesting, intriguing, and inspiring individuals … and they’re ready to bare their souls in front of all of us. That’s the type of courage that creates a strong community, and one that I want to feel deeply connected with.

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15 of My Favourite Posts


I was recently asked to pick three of my favourite posts from Pickle Planet. I had a heck of a time deciding! I think I narrowed my list down to my Top 15. I’d love…

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Mini Vacation in Halifax With Little Kids


Halifax is a perfect mini-vacation destination. Whether you’re going for March Break, a long weekend, or a spur-of-the-moment-let’s-get-outta-town trip, there’s plenty to entertain a family in Halifax. In fact, it’s one of the few destinations…

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Community Corner: Q&A with the youngest cast member in Oliver! & her mom


I’ve been thinking a lot about these parents as I watch them endlessly dropping off, picking up, delivering materials, helping their kids learn their parts, balancing work, school and home, promoting them like a well paid agent, and on and on and on. Why do they do it? More appropriately, how do they do it? It never ceases to amaze me how much a parent will give for their child.

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Pink Shirt Day NB: Guest Post by Andrew J. LeBlanc


Pink Shirt Day (being marked on February 22, 2017) is an event started 10 years ago by two high school students in rural Nova Scotia who rallied their schoolmates to wear pink shirts in support…

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Snow Day Family Fun: Guest Post by Chera Yorke


I’ve been a huge fan of Matt & Chera Yorke since before even moving to New Brunswick. This couple creates amazing photographic memories for families, and we’ve been lucky to work with them several times….

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Anderson and Alicia on Feeding Tube Awareness Week


Breastmilk and formula. Baby led weaning. Picky toddlers. Parents are often overwhelmed by the decisions and challenges that feeding our children bring. But what about those that face additional medical challenges? We’re currently in the…

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Community Corner: Capitol Theatre


This is a great beauty of introducing performing arts to children. It does not matter whether your child wants to sing, dance, act, tell jokes, play music, or juggle chainsaws. (Maybe don’t let your child juggle chainsaws.) It’s about seeing them being bold and confident, about giving them a place to put themselves in front of the world and feel good about it. It’s about making that normal for them from a young age so they trust and believe in themselves. Whether they do what they do flawlessly and feel the satisfaction of that accomplishment, or they trip up, feel the support and encouragement of others, and learn how to continue moving forward. Either journey is a win.

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It’s Groundhog Day!


People longing for warm, sunny days have been looking to groundhogs for hope for hundreds of years. It’s a fun way to break up the winter weeks with little ones, as well as a chance…

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Family Literacy Day & 5 Favourite Canadian Kids’ Authors


In honour of Family Literacy Day, and in case you need some inspiration for your next trip to the library or bookstore, here are a few of our favourite Canadian kids’ authors for the preschool crowd (but still enjoyable for parents to read).

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