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Literacy stories we tell ourselves


We need to tell ourselves we are a province of authors, songwriters, and storytellers. We need to show our children the value and respect we have for these people and skills. We need to stop being afraid of being last on the list of average in an above-average country.

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Anderson and Alicia on Feeding Tube Awareness Week


Breastmilk and formula. Baby led weaning. Picky toddlers. Parents are often overwhelmed by the decisions and challenges that feeding our children bring. But what about those that face additional medical challenges? We’re currently in the…

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Community Corner: Capitol Theatre


This is a great beauty of introducing performing arts to children. It does not matter whether your child wants to sing, dance, act, tell jokes, play music, or juggle chainsaws. (Maybe don’t let your child juggle chainsaws.) It’s about seeing them being bold and confident, about giving them a place to put themselves in front of the world and feel good about it. It’s about making that normal for them from a young age so they trust and believe in themselves. Whether they do what they do flawlessly and feel the satisfaction of that accomplishment, or they trip up, feel the support and encouragement of others, and learn how to continue moving forward. Either journey is a win.

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It’s Groundhog Day!


People longing for warm, sunny days have been looking to groundhogs for hope for hundreds of years. It’s a fun way to break up the winter weeks with little ones, as well as a chance…

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Family Literacy Day & 5 Favourite Canadian Kids’ Authors


In honour of Family Literacy Day, and in case you need some inspiration for your next trip to the library or bookstore, here are a few of our favourite Canadian kids’ authors for the preschool crowd (but still enjoyable for parents to read).

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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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Three Tips for Surviving the Winter With Your Family


Winter can a wonderful time to connect with your family. Here are three ideas for embracing the season and capitalizing on your time together, whether inside or outdoors.

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Valentines for Veterans


It’s a universal truth: homemade cards from little kids are magical. And what better time to spread a little magic than in the depths of winter, for Valentine’s Day! This year, consider sending your little…

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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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