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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Christmas Play Dough


Making your own play dough can be a great way to engage your kids in the kitchen, let creative minds wander, save a few pennies, and have a great go-to hostess gift ready for holiday…

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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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Remembrance Day Wreath Craft


Little Poppy, Little Poppy Given to me, Given to me I will wear you proudly, I will wear you proudly For my country, For my country (I’m not entirely sure where this poem originated; our…

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Adoption Awareness Month: Aaron’s Story


Aaron Billard is a father to two and a mentor to many as the voice behind Unvirtuous Abbey. He’s also a United Church minister in Moncton. This is his story, in honour of National Adoption…

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GaGa’s Minestrone Soup Recipe


What’s better in the Fall and Winter than a great soup recipe?   My kids always eat best when my father, their GaGa (short for GrampaDaddy), is in the house. One visit he created this…

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Tasty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds


Love it or loathe it, toasting pumpkin seeds are a part of the Halloween tradition in most homes. You can play it easy — just swish them through some water, toss them with a little…

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