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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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9 Free Things to Do with the Kids in Moncton


We all LOVE finding free and/or cheap activities we can do with the family – so we thought we’d start a list of them here for everyone to enjoy! Please add your ideas to the…

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Say Yes to Yourself, Your Family


My Mom Vocabulary includes well-worn phrases such as “in a moment,” “we can’t do that right now,” and “no, that’s not something we’re going to buy.” But this week, I dropped those phrases and the…

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Mini Vacation in Halifax With Little Kids


Halifax is a perfect mini-vacation destination. Whether you’re going for March Break, a long weekend, or a spur-of-the-moment-let’s-get-outta-town trip, there’s plenty to entertain a family in Halifax. In fact, it’s one of the few destinations…

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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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Salt Water Hearts


That was our wedding song. Salt Water Hearts. Tonight, it suits us for an entirely different reason than the original love story behind the title. Tonight, it’s about salt, water, and hearts.  Today I tried…

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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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