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Bring The Kids to A Concert – Please!


One of my favourite things about summer is the abundance of community concerts. It’s a wonderful opportunity to expose children to live music — without worrying about keeping them contained to seats or having to buy expensive tickets in advance.

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DIY Cake Smash Tips


People have been taking pictures of kids digging into their first birthday cake for decades – and any snapshot of an icing-covered face is priceless. But in the Age of Pinterest, some folks like to take things a step further than just remembering the camera at the right moment. Here are a few DIY cake smash tips that have helped our family celebrate baby’s first birthday.

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Favourite Organizing Tricks


Who doesn’t love new organizing tips? Here are a few of our favourites at Pickle Planet. Mesh Laundry Bags: These are my absolute favourite. I use these suckers for everything! Our first trip to the…

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Mental Health Services in Moncton


Parents have a doubly important role when it comes to promoting mental health; we must take care of ourselves and our children.   One in five Canadians deals with some form of mental illness or…

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Top Five Tips for New Parents


We welcomed three babies into our home in less than two years. While there are still many aspects of parenting that are a constant mystery to me, I feel confident about a few things when…

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Mother’s Day Cheat Sheet (aka What Mom REALY Wants)


Alright, Partners, listen up! Here’s what Mom really wants for Mother’s Day. You ready? She wants YOU to come up with a plan. Don’t ask her what she wants. Don’t suggest things in a questioning…

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Making Connections: #ECMChat


It’s not always practical to get together and hang out with other parents. Whether it’s breastfeeding, bedtime, sports practice, or just being too friggin’ tired to go out the door, we can’t always find the…

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Mother’s Day Gifts


Looking for some new ideas on what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Here are a few of my favourite things. My first Mother’s Day as a Mom was in 2012. My husband, our 10-month-old…

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How to Protect Against Ticks & Lyme Disease


Ticks return with spring; don’t forget to start checking yourself, your children, and your pets for these pesky insects.

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Fake Pregnancy Announcements & April Fools’ Day


Fertility Matters is a national association promoting infertility awareness in Canada, based here in Moncton. In advance of April Fool’s Day, the organization’s Facebook Page asked would-be pranksters to make fake pregnancy announcements off-limits. One…

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