Tips for international travel with kids

Tips for traveling internationally with kids


Pauline Axford and her husband, Bryan Daubney, have visited more than a dozen countries together, four of those with their children, Caleb and Jane. “As a couple, we value experiences and time spent together more…

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Turning Anguish into Action: Tiffany Agnew and The Braedon Foundation


The Braedon Foundation, founded by Tiffany Agnew in honour of her son, Braedon, offers New Brunswick children with life-threatening or high-risk illnesses either a bedroom makeover or a shopping spree. “I just want to give them something fun and positive to focus on and give their parents a chance to see the kids just being kids. They’re given these diagnosis that are, you know, far beyond their years. They’re really forced to grow up so fast and it’s really hard,” she explains.

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Grandparents taking active roles in raising local families


Science says babysitting is good for grandparents. A study of German senior citizens found those who helped out with little ones had a 37% lower mortality risk. Researchers believe that the physical and mental activity, as well as the sense of purpose, helps reduce stress.

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Family 1st: Young entrepreneurs create businesses to fund their dreams


Three young entrepreneurs share their stories – what prompted their desire to earn their own money, how they determined their business strengths, and their plans for growth.

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Family 1st: Creating connections in a new city


“I was four months pregnant and I didn’t know anyone. Most of the friends I made were through my spouse’s job, and everybody was nice, but I just didn’t have all the connections I was used to after living in Halifax for my whole life. I was craving that sense of community. What I found from putting myself out there is that most people aren’t from here. Fredericton has a lot of people who didn’t grow up here. We have posting season and new families moving here. Once I found that, I realized I’m not alone.”
Courtney Larkin, founder of Happy Hour Club and Luna Baby Pillow

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Family 1st – The Ties That Bind: Parents & Children Enjoy Learning Together


A version of this article appeared in Volume 1, Number 1 of Family 1st, Greater Moncton’s Family Guide, of which Pickle Planet Moncton’s Jenna Morton is the Contributing Editor and Senior Writer. Family 1st is…

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Hiking Day is a Cape Breton tradition that promotes unstructured play


I’ve lived in several provinces, each tending to call the holiday Monday in May something slightly different. May 2-4; more a nod to how many beer you buy than the original date we’re celebrating. Maylong;…

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The kids come first: co-parenting after separation


A version of this article appeared in Volume 1, Number 1 of Family 1st, Greater Moncton’s Family Guide, of which Pickle Planet Moncton’s Jenna Morton is the Contributing Editor and Senior Writer. Family 1st is…

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Youth mental health deserves more than flippant responses from government


There’s an obvious disconnect happening in our society, and while there’s no single answer to solve the issues we’ve created, there are a few obvious steps we could be taking to improve the situation –…

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Where is New Brunswick’s Mayor Pete?


I don’t know Mayor Pete, but I’m starting to really like him. Seems a lot of other folks are, too, and not just those in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where he’s wrapping up…

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