The Real Parent Trap: Calling My Sons ‘The Twins’


I try hard not to fall into the parent trap of calling my sons ‘the twins’ – and I want others to do the same. Every child deserves his or her own identity.

Read more...

Shopping for Kids Clothes: How Much Do They Need?


Shopping can be a chore if you’re constantly having to pick up items for you and your kids. Schedule two major shopping days each year, in the spring and the fall. With an organized list, a large-scale consignment sale, and a few good stores, it’s possible to condense your shopping time and stick to a budget.

Read more...

Tips for Shopping at Consignment Sales


We’re still getting used to these events around the Maritimes, so we thought we’d share some tips for shopping consignment sales. Not sure what a consignment sale is? It’s like a consignment store, in that…

Read more...

Hope for Dominic #cureSMA


It’s not often an internet video takes my breath away. But Dominic and his mother, Stephanie, did just that. Dominic is a smiling, strong, two-year-old boy in Moncton. He is also struggling. In January, Dominic…

Read more...

Finding the Right Shoes for Kids


Taking your kids shoe shopping might seem like a bit of a hassle, but it’s well worth the effort to make sure you’re getting the right fit. Because you might just be surprised at how…

Read more...

Community Build: Moncton’s Natural Playground


I never thought much about what goes into a playground until I was asked to help build one. The folks at Tangerine invited me and a few other local bloggers to take part in their…

Read more...

Getting Out Without Getting The Guilts


I was lucky enough to have a night out with a dozen other moms this weekend. We’d all just spent the better part of two days working our butts off, organizing and running a large…

Read more...

Playgrounds in Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview


There are dozens of great playgrounds and parks scattered all over Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe. It’s a tough job checking them all out, but my kids want us to try. Watch for updates to this…

Read more...

Father’s Day DIY No Dye Tie Dye Tie


With three little ones at home, we’re big on homemade, creative gifts for our special occasions. For Christmas, we made Pickle Planet’s Papa some funky tie-dyed socks – without actually using dye. I found the…

Read more...

Picking a Pickle Planet


Parents & Pickles. That’s what it’s all about. My friend calls my daughter Pickle. It’s a name that’s caught on around our house – and one that I hope will catch on around Moncton and…

Read more...