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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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Pickle Planet Podcast: The Braedon Foundation


When Tiffany Agnew’s son, Braedon, died after a brief illness, she knew channeling her energy into helping other families would help her. She quickly created The Braedon Foundation, an organization that brings Happy Heart Bedroom…

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Family 1st – 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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Pickle Planet Podcast: Parenting Tips with a Parenting Coach


Summertime is here – which likely means more time with your kids. Are you ready for this? If not, don’t worry – we’ve called on an expert for help! Alison Smith is a parenting coach…

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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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Pickle Planet Podcast: Sibling Jealousy and Rivalry


How can a parent tell when sibling jealousy or rivalry is crossing the line into dangerous territory? Sometimes as a parent, it can feel as though our days are filled with breaking up skirmishes between…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Navigating Divorce


Dissolving a marriage is complicated business, even moreso when you run your own company that has been sharing your family’s stories online. Kara Beaumont Walker is known around the world as The Cookie Lady, the…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Sleep Training Tips


Moncton sleep consultant Catherine Gallant sets Tosh and Jenna straight on the best tips for training infants and toddlers to get the sleep they – and their parents! – need. Even if you’re past the…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: The Self Care Craze


It’s another Jenna & Tosh episode of the podcast! We’re told these are some of your favourites, when we just rant and ramble on about what’s on our minds – so, you’re welcome! In this…

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How Reading Could Save Us All


Tuesday, February 19 was my day of rest this winter. I’d been flat out since mid-December, working on project after project on top of project. There were also all the usual day-to-day responsibilities, and the…

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