Share The Love: Giving Back For Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is all about the love. So let’s spend a few moments this month thinking about some people who could use our love and compassion. Premature birth is a cause that is near and…

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Top Five IKEA Favourites For Kids


It’s back! Ikea is returning to the Maritimes, with a full size store in Halifax! Construction will start this summer, with an opening anticipated in 14 to 16 months. I remember when IKEA was here…

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I Took My Baby To A Blind Date


I took my baby to a blind date. Not ON a date; this isn’t a heartwarming post about showing a child what dating should look like, or trying to connect with your kid. I took…

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Creating a Family Yearbook


I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions, but I do love a great tradition. Here’s how I’m combining the two, while focusing on my family. Today I started our first official family yearbook. It’s a…

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Dealing with a December Birthday


There’s no quicker way to ruin a December baby’s birthday than by wrapping up a joint Christmas/birthday present in Santa-covered sparkly paper and blowing out candles next to a lovely tree. Here are a few…

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World Prematurity Awareness Day


Approximately one in 12 Canadian babies are born premature. Here are 17 things to keep in mind on November 17, World Prematurity Awareness Day. Prematurity is the number one cause of infant death in Canada….

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A Preemie’s Tale


November 17th is World Prematurity Awareness Day. One of the many stories of prematurity, and of the amazing level of care we have access to here in Moncton, is that of our boys, Alasdair and…

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Adoption Awareness Month: Aaron’s Story


Aaron Billard is a father to two and a mentor to many as the voice behind Unvirtuous Abbey. He’s also a United Church minister in Moncton. This is his story, in honour of National Adoption…

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A Walk to Remember


We Remember The babies born sleeping Those we carried but never held Those we held but could not take home Those who came home but could not stay Moncton teacher Kim Nelson knows the power…

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Five Things I Learned When My Kid Puked


Food in your child’s hair is cute and picture-worthy if it finds its way there during dinner. It is NOT cute NOR picture-worthy if it finds its way there during the middle of the night.

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