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A Victorian Christmas

Published December 2, 2016 at 12:01 pm - No Comments

The lucky winner of the family Christmas photo shoot at Historic Stewart Farm was Lisa Boerescu. She and her family visited the farm last weekend to take in Christmas circa 1894. And you can too! The farmhouse is open Tuesday thru Sunday with holiday cheer every single day.  Decorated in authentic Victorian style with local […] IWEBIX Webdesign

Giving Tuesday at Arts Umbrella

Published November 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm - No Comments

Giving Tuesday has changed what it means for Canadians to give – and this Nov 29, 2016, Arts Umbrella is giving back! On Giving Tuesday we are sharing the important impact of arts education two-fold. We’re giving a day of free, fun art classes for kids ages 2-5, a chance to experience creative and artistic […]

Historic Stewart Farm Christmas + Giveaway!

Published November 18, 2016 at 10:01 am - No Comments

You simply must visit the Historic Stewart Farm during the Christmas Season. Historic Stewart Farm is a picturesque site telling the story of the Stewarts, an early Surrey pioneer family that lived on the site from 1880 to 1944. Complete with a farmhouse, sprawling farm grounds and outbuildings typical of early Surrey farm life, it is […]

Arts Umbrella – Pro-D Day Camps Are Here

Published October 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm - No Comments

When schools are out for province-wide professional development days, check out Arts Umbrella South Surrey for fun and inventive Pro-D Day Camps! Themed camps take kids on creative journeys – like into an animal kingdom filled with wild beasts, birds, and other creatures. Arts Umbrella Pro-D Day Camps offer a full-day of artistic activities for ages […]

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Budgeting for Maternity Leave

Published February 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm - No Comments

By: Joanna Muir There’s a lot to think about when you’re expecting your first and I can understand how financial planning may take a back seat to car seats, cribs and diapers! One is filled with decisions to contemplate, things to learn and looming responsibilities. Knowing how this huge life change will impact your household […]

Puree vs Baby Led Weaning (BLW): Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Published February 11, 2016 at 7:10 am - No Comments

By: Kristen Yarker In a previous post I shared the pros and cons of the pureed and Baby Led Weaning (BLW) methods for introducing your baby to solid foods. If you missed it, you can read it here. I had a number of people call and email me with questions from that post. So I […]

Healthy Family Expo – March 6th – $1,000 Giveaway & 2-for-1 Ticket Promo Code!

Published February 8, 2016 at 11:32 pm - No Comments

We’re excited to let you know that the 3rd annual Healthy Family Expo returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre on Sunday March 6th from 10 am – 5pm. It’s a fun-filled day for Lower Mainland families with kids aged 0-12 offering small steps & simple solutions to healthy, active, eco-friendly living, including: 100+ Exhibitors, Shopping […]

Celebrate Mom! Mother’s Day Mini Sessions with Vairdy Photography in support of Cause We Care Foundation

Published April 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm - No Comments

  Vairdy is one of Modern Mama’s favourite local family photographers, and we’re excited to help spread the word about her fantastic Mother’s Day Mini Sessions in support of Cause We Care Foundation that supports resources and programs that assist marginalized single mothers and their children in our community. The $100 session fee (all donated […]

WIN $500 organic prize pack from Modern Mama Booth at Healthy Family Expo this Sunday!

Published March 26, 2015 at 1:13 am - No Comments

We’re SO excited that the Healthy Family Expo is back for a second year –  this time at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Sunday, March 29th from 10 am to 5 pm, and Modern Mama will be there at booth #202B excited to meet all of you lovely mamas! It’s a fun-filled day for Lower […]

When Is My Baby Ready For Solids? (i.e. Ammunition for the Pressure to Start Early)

Published January 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm - No Comments

By: Kristen Yarker Many moms contact me wondering if their baby is ready for solid foods. When is My baby ready for solids? Usually this comes from two places: Worry that their baby isn’t getting the nutrition that they need from breastmilk/ formula. Pressure from family or friends to introduce baby food. Here’s the latest […]

DISNEY ON ICE – LET’S PARTY! { YVR – Nov 26 to 30 }

Published November 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm - No Comments

LET’S PARTY presented by DISNEY ON ICE { Nov 26 – 30 }   My girls (aged 2 and 4) have been Disney fans for awhile now, and our recent visit to Disneyland in California did not disappoint! We spent a whole day meeting princesses like Cinderella, Ariel and the Frozen sisters (definitely a hit!), […]

Ultimate Mama’s Night Out: Hottest Tot Products Vancouver 2014

Published October 9, 2014 at 8:18 am - No Comments

    Ultimate Mama’s Night Out: Hottest Tot Products! It’s here, and once AGAIN, it’s superb! It’s our 3rd annual Hottest Tot Products event in the Lower Mainland, and this time it is being hosted at Bearfoot Playground in Lynn Valley (North Vancouver). Come prepared to enjoy delicious appies & drinks, and pick your favorite product […]

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