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Mango Salsa Recipe


Summer meals are so fun to prepare! This Mango Salsa is a colourful pop of tartness that mixes well with meals (especially freshly grilled salmon) or can stand alone as a nutritious snack. It tastes…

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Sackville’s Lillas Fawcett Park & Silver Lake


I first read about this park in Today’s Parent nearly five years ago and I have to agree; it’s one of the best options for family swimming and playing in New Brunswick! In the summer,…

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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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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 early August 2019, but you can always click…

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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,…

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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.

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Summer Bucket List Bingo


You guys, I’m SO excited about these Summer Bucket List Bingo cards 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…

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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…

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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!

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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…

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