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In Conversation with Parenting Author Ann Douglas


We might not have a roadmap for parenting during a pandemic, but we do have Canadian parenting author Ann Douglas — and that’s kind of the same thing. For decades she’s been guiding Canadian parents…

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Life as a Rock n Roll Dad: parenting as a traveling musician


Fancy hotel rooms. Trans-Atlantic flights. Adoring fans. The life of a rock ‘n roller might sound ideal, but when you’re a parent with a family waiting at home, reality takes hold. And for Riverview’s Chris…

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Parenting through adversity: a mother’s journey with infertility, fostering, and special needs


“Everything about her has come as surprise and a blessing.” Those are words Kim Plume Marr wrote about her youngest daughter, Robyn, nine months after the little girl underwent an intense surgery to address her…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: When Parenting Shifts Your Business Approach


Natalie Davison is a marketer and a mother, and no stranger to sharing her story. She speaks at workshops and corporate events across the country, often sharing openly about aspects of her life. You may…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Parenting Through Autism


Sylvie Roy wants more families to share their stories of autism – so she’s leading the way by talking about her eldest daughter’s diagnosis, how that brought the family from Ontario to New Brunswick, their…

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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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Our parenting needs to catch up with our connectivity


The headline cut straight to my heart. Naked photos and videos of children. New Brunswick children. Shared online.  A parent’s worst nightmare. Except that this week’s news is different than other exploitation and abuse cases…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: Parenting and Pot


Adult recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in Canada on October 17, 2018 – and according to a survey commission by Moncton-based Organigram, parents in Atlantic Canada are feeling the most prepared to talk with…

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Shifting Your Family’s Energy: Exploring Healing Touch in Parenting


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Humming for Health; however, as you will read, this is an honest account of my experiences. I made myself a bracelet of amethyst and rose quartz once. I poured…

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