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Date Ideas in Edmonton & St Albert

  (Photo Credit) Wintertime in Edmonton & St Albert can make for some fun & unique date ideas, check out my picks below and spread some love this winter! If you are feeling active… Head to the swimming pool and pretend you are somewhere tropical. Did you know that certain City of Edmonton Pools have […]

Recipe: Kid-Friendly Sloppy-Joes

by: Leanne Janzen I have one VERY picky, almost 6 year old, eater. When he heard I was making sloppy joes for supper, he was not impressed at all! Little did he know I had a new trick up my sleeve! These are delicious and easy peasy to make! Here’s what you’ll need: Ground Beef […]

City of Edmonton Clareview Community Recreation Centre Review

The long awaited Clareview Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton is finally open! I’ve been waiting to check this place out for years, seriously, prior to my maternity leave I was in a North East community planning committee and I got to hear snippets of the details of this much needed facility! We have been to […]

Local Review: Hide N’ Seek Indoor Playground

I have been meaning to write a review on the “new” Hide N’ Seek Indoor Playground for some time now and since the weather has turned frigid there is no time like the present! First off what I noticed first about Hide N’ Seek was the bright; clean appearance and the amount of space there […]

Protect Baby’s Skin this Winter: Skinfix

Keeping your baby’s skin protected and moisturized during the winter months can be a challenge. I had a December baby and by January of that year his skin was dry, chapped and irritated. I felt so bad for him! I was also worried about what was in the many lotions and potions I was massaging […]

New Year’s Eve in Edmonton & Area

  {Photo Credit} It is just me or did 2014 whiz by?! Now that 2015 is right around the corner, I bet you are wondering what family friendly activities are happening on New Years Eve in Edmonton & Area. Here you go: Family New Year’s Party Family activities; crafts and more! (Note: for parents and […]

To the Stressed Out Mom at Christmas Time

I see you nervously standing in the toy aisle mentally trying to figure out who you’ve bought for and who you still need a gift for because you just haven’t had time to make the list yet. I feel you when you cringe every time an overly prepared mom announces how many days it is […]

Mamata Holistics Giveaway!

I love discovering new products for moms and their babies, but I get really excited when I find something that is also local! Mamata Holistics is an Edmonton based company run by a mom of 3 with a passion for ensuring quality skin care for mom and baby. Read on to learn more about their […]

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

Ok, so the holidays are coming and you’ve already been naughty, in the eating healthy department that is! With so many parties and reasons to celebrate it is hard to stay on track. I like to make myself feel better by making something healthy yet quick for my next dinner after I’ve indulged. Here, I […]

Babies “R” Us | “R” Biggest Baby Shower

It’s a Baby Bump-A-Palooza! “R” Big Baby Shower” at Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Need to squash those pickles and ice cream cravings? Babies“R”Us is pampering over 400 expectant and new moms with a fun-filled baby shower complete with crave food stations, massages, and giveaways. New and expectant mothers will also have the chance to try […]

Five on a Friday: 5 Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

We are so lucky to live in an area that is full of wonderful things to do! Here are my top events that you don’t want to miss coming up this weekend. Holiday Party with Miss Boss & eLiasz and eLLa Friday November 14, 4-9 Attention Moms! Miss Boss and eLiasz and eLLa are having one […]

Remembrance Day Services in Edmonton & Area

Remembrance Day Services taking place on November 11th, 2014. Edmonton Remembrance Day Service When: 10:15 to 10:35 am (Everyone must be seated by 10:10 am; doors open at 9:30 am) Where: City Room; City Hall Wreath Laying Ceremony When: 10:55 to 11:30 am Where: City Hall cenotaph (outside on the City Hall Plaza) Remembrance Day Ceremony at the U […]

6 Things You Need to Know Before You Give Birth

After having given birth to three daughters, I feel like this is my ‘need to know’ for expecting mamas who need to know. Bring Vaseline To the Hospital Use vaseline on baby’s bottom immediately after birth, because his/her first bowel movements will be sticky like tar (it’s called meconium) and the vaseline will make it […]

Best Books for Toddlers

Now that the air is certainly crisp and we will be spending more time indoors, parents are looking for things to do to “entertain” the kids. Sometimes the simplest things get forgotten, like snuggling on the couch with a blanket and a book. My 2 year old son is active but he also craves that […]

Mom to Mom Shop and Swap

Save the Date! November 8th & 9th is the Mom to Mom Show! This is an event you don’t want to miss Mama! There will be tons of stuff for the kiddos and a chance to finish (or Start) your holiday shopping! With over 2oo unique vendors you are sure to find something fabulous! AND […]

Having Baby #2, What To Keep and What To Purge

When you are welcoming baby number 2 (or 3 or more!) you need to decide what you’re keeping and what you’re purging while growing your family. The Nursery Unless your crib converted for your first child’s current bed, you’ll be using the same crib, change table and rocking chair you had before. There are plenty […]

Halloween Craft: Spooky Soft Ghosts

Halloween is upon us! Now that my child is getting older we are starting to enjoy the love of crafting together. I am in no way a crafty person, I could probably have an entire page dedicated to “Pinterest Fails”, but I try and I am learning that 2 year olds really don’t care how […]

Family Halloween Events in Edmonton & Area October 24-31st

We’ve compiled a master list of young family friendly Halloween Activities in Edmonton & Area for you & your little ghouls! Friday October 24: Halloween Haunt @ Servus Place St Albert, 5:30-8:30pm, drop in admission or free for members. Haunted house, inflatables, glow party, creepy petting zoo & more! Halloween Pizza Party @ Crock A […]

The Daily Five

Fostering Early Literacy is so important to your little one’s development and will help them to succeed as they grow! The Edmonton Public Library shares Five Practices to Support Early Literacy: Talking Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills.  The experience of self-expression also stimulates brain development, […]

Urban Mommy Expo

Urban Mommy Expo is Back!! What? Urban Mommy Expo showcases everything Mom & Baby (and tot). With over 60 vendors showcasing the latest finds for moms – baby and parenting related items, fashion and home products, and specialized services; there is a little something for everyone!! You can find the full vendor list here! Proceeds from Urban Mommy […]

Feb
10
Tue
7:30 PM February Monthly Mixer: Moviment... @ Movimento Fitness
February Monthly Mixer: Moviment... @ Movimento Fitness
Feb 10 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
February Monthly Mixer: Movimento Fitness @ Movimento Fitness | Saint Albert | Alberta | Canada
Get moving with Movimento Fitness!  This one is just for you, Mama! We are heading to Movimento Fitness in St. Albert for a private group training session! This is such a great way to get[...]
Feb
11
Wed
7:00 PM Infant + Child CPR and First Aid @ Java Mama
Infant + Child CPR and First Aid @ Java Mama
Feb 11 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Infant + Child CPR and First Aid @ Java Mama | St. Albert | Alberta | Canada
What would you do if your child was choking? What are the signs you need to look for to prevent your infant or young child from choking? Did you know that CPR administered on an[...]
Feb
24
Tue
6:30 PM Mama Needs Some Sleep! Sleep Wor... @ Java Mama Cafe St Albert
Mama Needs Some Sleep! Sleep Wor... @ Java Mama Cafe St Albert
Feb 24 @ 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Mama Needs Some Sleep! Sleep Workshop @ Java Mama Cafe St Albert | Saint Albert | Alberta | Canada
Bedtime battles? Frequent night wakings? Baby who won’t nap? Do you need some SLEEP, Mama? Join us for a special workshop with Margot Byer, owner of Sleep Haven and a trained Gentle Sleep Coach, who[...]
Mar
15
Sun
12:00 PM Modern Bump Brunch presented by ... @ Holt's Cafe (Inside Holt Renfrew)
Modern Bump Brunch presented by ... @ Holt's Cafe (Inside Holt Renfrew)
Mar 15 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Modern Bump Brunch presented by Yo Mama Maternity @ Holt's Cafe (Inside Holt Renfrew) | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada
Are you expecting or just had a little one? Come join us for the 7th annual Modern Bump Brunch presented by Yo Mama Maternity. It’s an event filled with maternity fashion, must-haves for mom and baby,[...]

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