The Real Parent Trap: Calling My Sons ‘The Twins’


I try hard not to fall into the parent trap of calling my sons ‘the twins’ – and I want others to do the same. Every child deserves his or her own identity.

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September Craft: An Apple Tree


I find it tricky to come up with crafts that relate to the season in September. Autumn colours feel too soon, summer themes a little dated. So I was thrilled when I found some great…

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Shopping for Kids Clothes: How Much Do They Need?


Shopping can be a chore if you’re constantly having to pick up items for you and your kids. Schedule two major shopping days each year, in the spring and the fall. With an organized list, a large-scale consignment sale, and a few good stores, it’s possible to condense your shopping time and stick to a budget.

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Tips for Shopping at Consignment Sales


We’re still getting used to these events around the Maritimes, so we thought we’d share some tips for shopping consignment sales. Not sure what a consignment sale is? It’s like a consignment store, in that…

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Our Favourite Rice Recipe


This rice recipe is quick, full of veggies, tastes fried but isn’t, and can be made in big batches to freeze – perfect for pre-planning meals! My kids beg for this rice all. the. time….

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Hope for Dominic #cureSMA


It’s not often an internet video takes my breath away. But Dominic and his mother, Stephanie, did just that. Dominic is a smiling, strong, two-year-old boy in Moncton. He is also struggling. In January, Dominic…

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos


This is one of the go-to recipes in our house, for any season. Simple, filling, and lots of bang for your buck: The kids gobble up these chicken tacos as fast as we can wrap…

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The Best Hard Ice Cream Spots Around Moncton


Nothing beats an old fashioned ice cream cone on a summer’s day. Pack up the family and start exploring one delicious adventure after another. We’ve got the inside scoop on the best places to go…

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Finding the Right Shoes for Kids


Taking your kids shoe shopping might seem like a bit of a hassle, but it’s well worth the effort to make sure you’re getting the right fit. Because you might just be surprised at how…

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A Simple Canada Day Treat


It’s always great to have a simple Canada Day treat on hand; something that’s quick to make, easy to transport, and takes very little planning. This simple snack combines two things our family loves – watermelon…

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