Our Best Family Halloween Tips

Halloween is getting close and we have a round-up of Our Best Family Halloween Tips! In addition to general tips and ideas, we have added local details and links to help you plan, although these tips and ideas are helpful for everyone, regardless of where you live. Activities To Do At Home Carve or Paint … Read more

Our 2020 Holiday Season Family Bucketlist!

With the world in limbo for making long-term plans these days, I thought I would create a bucket list of Family Favourite activities that we hope to do this year. If not, we will have lots of ideas and be able to plan for next year, right!?!

We are going to do a combination of at-home and hopefully outdoor activities. There is no snow at this point, so I am not including Sledding, Sleigh Rides or Skiing…but they would be added if we had a good amount of snow.

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Businesses In Moncton Open & Offering Social Distancing Options

Many businesses in Moncton are going above & beyond during social distancing. This resource will be updated as long as we can keep up with the changes, please click on the links provided to check if today’s offer is the same ay yesterday. The nature of this virus is that details and guidelines change daily, sometimes hourly. (LAST UPDATED Monday, April 13 at 11:30 pm)

As many of us hunker down to stay away for the general public for two weeks to try to flatten the curve and spread of the coronavirus, many businesses are finding creative and helpful ways to continue their businesses. 

Local businesses are the hardest hit at this time. With everyone running to big box stores for their toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and even food, the locally owned businesses are trying to figure out how to provide service to their customers, continue to provide their products and services in a safe way and ultimately, how to pay the bills if they lose these weeks of business. 

Today, amidst the closures and reduced hours, I wanted to share some inspiring and uplifting stories and encourage you to support local if you can.

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Closures & Reduced Hours in Greater Moncton

***UPDATE: As of tomorrow many more businesses will be closed due to the recommendations put forward by the government. We will now encourage you to check our list of businesses going above and beyond in Greater Moncton.
March 16 Press Release made the following recommendations:

  • the provincial government focus its efforts on providing critical services, with all employees working from home wherever feasible and redeploying staff to focus on the most critical activities.
  • private sector companies encourage their employees to work from home wherever feasible and focus on critical activities.
  • child-care providers close with the exception of those that provide services to essential service workers such as health-care workers.
  • the following businesses and public spaces be closed effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, until further notice:

o   libraries;

o   museums;

o   theatres;

o   performance spaces;

o   swimming pools, spas, saunas and water parks;

o   recreational sites such as ski resorts, amusement parks, trampoline centres, etc.;

o   cinemas and arcades;

o   training centres and dance, spinning, zumba and yoga centres;

o   arenas;

o   indoor soccer centres;

o   zoos;

o   aquariums;

o   bars et discotheques;

o   restaurants that offer buffets;

o   sugar bush operations open to the public.

Public Health is also asking restaurant owners to limit the number of customers to 50 per cent of the capacity of their dining areas. Take-out orders, deliveries and drive-through services are permitted.

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WE ARE NO LONGER UPDATING THIS LIST
Please check back daily for updates, and if you know of any we have missed, please post in the comments below and we will continue to provide the details as quickly as possible.
This is a free resource, so I would love your help to keep it up to date. ONLY official press releases or posts from business pages will be used to verify.
PLEASE NOTE: As more and more closures happen, it will be difficult to update completely. We will continue to update daily and try to provide complete listings.

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Winter Festivals In New Brunswick – Family Friendly

Winter Festivals In New Brunswick

We are keeping our goal for Winter Festivals this year to 2, only because the weather and road conditions may limit the travel we can do. We compiled a long list with details as we were researching our plans, so we are sharing here for your enjoyment and planning. We also shared our Winter Family Bucket List to help share more ideas for winter, family-friendly activities in New Brunswick.

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Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide #shoplocalNB

It’s that time of year again when we have our lists and are checking them twice. We have a wonderful list of gift-giving ideas from local businesses and we hope to help you cross many items off your lists with these ideas. 
We curate this guide to promote shopping local and supporting our communities, province and our region of Canada. This gift guide is sponsored by the businesses taking part, they apply using our call for submissions, we evaluate the application and promote the ones we have either personally shopped with or we believe in supporting them as they get started, like below with Treatlab. If a new to me business applies, I will try to shop from them or review their products before publishing the guide as well. 

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Christmas Lights of Greater Moncton

UPDATED 2020 EDITION!
With Christmas right around the corner, houses are being decorated inside and out. Some people have a few strands of lights, while others go all out. 

With lockdowns, no parade, limited access to activities, etc, we hope to make 2020’s list and map a favourite resource for families in Greater Moncton.

We have compiled a list of all the bigger or unique (one of a kind) light displays in the Greater Moncton region. The list was compiled on our Facebook page in 2018 & 2019, and we will continue to update and add to it here on the blog.

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Rainy Halloween Ideas – Events, Activities & Costumes

It’s not the first time there has been some rainy weather forecast for Halloween. Each time this happens, there is a scramble on the interwebs of parents asking for indoor trick or treat options, costume ideas, or other ways to make Halloween fun and special when the rain is dampening our spirits.
Over on our Facebook page, we shared local (Moncton) indoor events, but we felt that a general post with other ideas may help as well. Maybe you want to PIN or bookmark it for future years, as it is bound to be rainy again!

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