Day-tripping In Nova Scotia – Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Day-tripping in Nova Scotia - Joggins Fossil Cliffs

The Joggins Fossil Cliffs are located in Joggins, Nova Scotia, at 100 Main Street. This is a great day trip from Moncton, NB at just over one hour's drive. We spent hours on the beach after exploring the interpretive centre.  (more…)

Weekend Wanderings – Halifax in April

In April, Doug, Clayton and I spent a night in Halifax and used our time exploring downtown. We have been to Halifax many times as a family, staying in Dartmouth, Bedford and Bayer's Lake areas. This trip we stayed at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront.  (more…)

The Discovery Centre- Halifax, NS

As part of our Halifax weekend getaway in April, we visited the Discovery Centre for the first time in it's new location. WOW!!

"The Discovery Centre is a not-for-profit registered charitable organization whose mission is to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences." ~ thediscoverycentre.ca (more…)

Visiting the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax NS

Visiting the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax NS

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a regular stop for us when visiting Halifax, NS. I can't count how many times we have visited, and each time we all have a good time reading, watching, playing and exploring. (more…)

TGIF – What does it matter?

What does it matter?


A couple of weeks ago, I was having a difficult time, and couldn’t get my brain around doing a column, and Ruth Ann said it was ok, not to worry about it. Then last week, I was having a great time and didn’t write a column and completely forgot about it. So, what do those two weeks have in common?

Here we go into a soul searching, lesson learning moment. (more…)

Day Tripping In NB With Kids

Day Tripping In NB With Kids

For the past 4 summers we have been doing many day trips from our home in Moncton, NB. With two children that are almost 10 years apart in age, we have tried to find adventures that are interesting for both boys. While some trips have been the entire family, many have been just myself and the kids, while hubby is working. Keeping this in mind, many of the day trips are doable with one adult and a couple children. (more…)

Discover NB Beaches – Tuft’s Point & Long Beach

Discover NB Beaches - Tuft's Point & Long Beach

This beach is such a lovely spot for a relaxing stroll, exploring with the kids, a picnic lunch or just to stop and soak up the fresh sea air.

Last summer the Fundy Trail Pathway extended their car route further along the Fundy coastline to Tuft's Point. You enter the park after passing through St. Martin's NB, and you can read more about the park itself, here in our day tripping feature.

We went twice last summer, the first trip was just Clayton and I. We had such an awesome time that only a few weeks later we went back with the whole family, including my mom.  (more…)

Think.Grow.Inspire.Friday – We Are Family


When I was very young I had a record of the story of Snow White. It was a full-length record, with a story book, but most of the pages were gone. I remember sitting and listening to it for hours on end. I knew all the words and all the songs, and though the evil Queen was scary, I knew that things would all work out in the end.

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