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Connecting Amid Chaos: Guest Post with Parenting Coach Alison Smith


Trying to find relevant, credible, realistic parenting advice online is a crap shoot. There are hundreds and thousands of sites you can search through, trying to find a style that fits your approach and comes…

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Project Nice List Challenges 2016


Project Nice List launched officially on November 24, 2016 as a local movement to spread kindness during the holiday season. Each day until Christmas Eve, a challenge was issued to the people of Greater Moncton…

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Breastfeeding and Booze


This topic comes up every time there's a celebration, and people spout all kinds of opinions. I thought I'd share what information I relied on to make my decisions. I hope you find it helpful….

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What is a Midwife, anyway?


You may find yourself asking: what is a midwife? What’s the difference between a midwife and a doula? Does having a midwife mean you must have a home birth? These are important distinctions to understand.

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Stocking Stuffers for Little Kids


It’s that time of year again. Santa’s Mama elves are scurrying through store aisles, trying to imagine how well each item will fit in their child’s stocking. We pulled together a list of go-to ideas…

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December 7: World TTTS Awareness Day


See this tiny scar on my stomach? It’s smaller than the tip of my pinky fingernail. That’s the thin line between life and death in our family. Four years ago we heard terrifying words. Your…

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Project Nice List Update


Pickle Planet is proud to co-present Project Nice List, a 30-day community building initiative to spread cheer and kindness. Each day we share a new challenge on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here’s a quick recap…

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Five Snow Day Superstitions


It’s the night before the first potential real Snow Day at our house. There is much excitement; visions of hot chocolate and cartoon over indulgence run deep. The pleas begin. “But how can we make…

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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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