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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Bringing Autism Awareness to Moncton


Please note: This was written in 2016 on the occasion of the first walk. Families and friends will gather this weekend for the first Autism Awareness Walk in the Greater Moncton Area. One of the…

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Capturing Life’s Moments: Lifestyle Photo Session with Tara Geldart


I’m the keeper of photos in our family. Stacks of albums, spanning decades, are stored in my house. I can spend hours sifting through photographs, sometimes even of people and places I don’t know, imagining…

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Five Ways You Can Tell PAW Patrol Is Canadian


Very few Canadian parents are unaware of Paw Patrol – but not everyone is aware it’s Canadian. Check it out!

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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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