The Friendly Maritimer Myth – And Why It Matters For Parents


We’ve all heard it said; heck, you’ve likely said it yourself: Maritimers are the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere. And for the most part, this is true. When people visit New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or…

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On Raising A Princess


  Her voice drips with disdain. “We’re not raising any princesses in this house.” Really? Because I am. I’m raising a princess. One who uses cunning to outwit dragons. One who stands for what she…

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TTTS: How a first-trimester ultrasound can save babies’ lives


It was my second pregnancy. We didn’t want to find out the gender, we were sure of the conception date (give or take a few days), and we weren’t interested in terminating the pregnancy if…

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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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