Life Size ELF on the Shelf – He’s Back! (2016)


It’s hard to believe I only met Megan and Joe Wynberg a few weeks ago. I feel like I’ve known them much longer. Maybe it’s because they’re so easy to hang out with. Or maybe…

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Preemies: Then & Now


In May 2016, local photographer Jill McMillan, mom of two preemies, took ‘then & now’ photos of Moncton-area preemies who gathered for a graduates picnic. We’ve put them together as a slideshow in honour of…

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She Said: Small Blessings


Each year, dozens of moms and dads in Southeastern New Brunswick begin their parenting journey surrounded by monitors, incubators, and healthcare professionals. They are the parents of preemies, babies who arrive weeks, and even months,…

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Salt Water Hearts


That was our wedding song. Salt Water Hearts. Tonight, it suits us for an entirely different reason than the original love story behind the title. Tonight, it’s about salt, water, and hearts.  Today I tried…

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Fall Time Change and Keeping Kids On Schedule


It sounds lovely when you’re solo – have the clocks ‘fall back’ and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. But parents of little ones know it is not that simple. The fall time change can…

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Family of Five Halloween Costumes


One of my favourite things about Halloween is creating homemade costumes – especially now that we can have fun family themes! Here are a few of our past creations. They’re not perfect, but they might…

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Cure for Wereduck


Settle in folks; I’m about to share one of my biggest parenting crushes with you all. Do you have a parenting crush? You know, someone who you look at in amazement and wonder just how…

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Walking to Remember


“Her name is Mayson and she is where our family’s story begins.” Tosh Taylor wrote those words on Facebook this year, on what would have been her daughter’s 10th birthday. It was one of the…

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Gender Neutral Clothes For Kids – Modern Rascals


Want a kids’ dress with fishing boats and seabirds? Shirts with carrots and radishes, or tights with mushrooms? Modern Rascals is the online store for you! Before there were any little Pickles running through the…

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Practical Tips for Families Starting School


Parents, don’t sweat the big stuff when it comes to getting ready for the very first day of first day of school. The big stuff can all be worked out – if you can pay attention to the practical stuff. Going solo to the washroom. Walking and timing the route to school or the bus stop. Opening lunch cans. Zipping up coats. These skills are more important for starting school than counting to 10 or writing their name.

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