parenting tips coach alison smith parenting coach new brunswick podcast surviving summer kids positive attachement

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…

Read more...
blueberry u-pick moncton Blueberry u pick Moncton Dieppe riverview pickle planet high bush low wild u-pick blueberries south eastern new brunswick

Blueberry U-Picks near Moncton


August is blueberry season in New Brunswick* and there are lots of great u-pick spots in and around the Greater Moncton Area. (This post was updated in 2018; watch for a 2019 update!) What are…

Read more...
pickle planet moncton summer festival events family riverview dieppe

Seven Family Festivals to Enjoy in Summer 2018


Want to know our family recipe for a summer that feels FULL of fun without emptying the piggy bank? Start before school ends by filling the calendar with free or inexpensive festivals, backyard camping adventures,…

Read more...
take kids pride parade

Why I Take My Kids to the PRIDE Parade


My children are growing up in a country where we’ve moved from protests to parades. There is no secrecy about sexuality, in our home or in our community. So why do we need to go to a parade? Because we all should stand together to celebrate love and acceptance.

Read more...

Summer Bucket List Bingo


You guys, I’m SO excited about this Summer Bucket List Bingo card I created to help us decide what activities to tackle each day at home! Don’t let the words “I’m bored” enter your home…

Read more...
summer festival moncton

10 Top Summer Festivals for Families in the Greater Moncton Area


One of the easiest ways to plan a fantastic staycation is to check out our Pickle Planet picks for 10 top summer festivals for families in the Greater Moncton Area. Throw in a night of…

Read more...

Free Music in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe this summer


The schedule of free music available in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and surrounding areas each summer is simply incredible – and perfect for families wanting to get out and enjoy live music with kids of all ages!

Read more...

Strawberry Picking near Moncton


It’s a tasty time of year! Strawberry season is generally the month of July, with raspberry season starting toward the end of month. Here are links to strawberry u-picks that are a quick drive from…

Read more...
family fun moncton

Summer Family Fun Cheat Sheet


Your one-stop spot for all of Pickle Planet’s insight on when and where to have a great time with the family this summer. Free Ongoing Events From June 27 to September 2, 2016 the YMCA’s…

Read more...

Splash Parks and Pads in Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe


Splish, splash, summer’s here in a flash! Keep this list of water parks and splash pads handy for those hot summer days your kids need more than the backyard sprinkler! For more on playgrounds in…

Read more...