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Five on a Friday: Fun Facts about Hottest Tot Products Event

Our 4th Annual Hottest Tot Products Event is almost here! The event takes place this coming Tuesday September 16th and we could not be more excited! Here are 5 fun facts about the event! 1) Products & Swag  Each person with a VIP or Elite ticket gets to pick a number between 1-40 and that […]

Five on a Friday: Last Chance for Summer in #YEG #StAlbert

I can feel it in the air, sadly summer is slipping through our hands as fast as that sand that you have all over your backseats collects. This week we explore my Top 5 Last Chance Summer Activities in #YEG and area. These were our favourite things that we experienced this summer that we can […]

How Does She Do It? Modern Mama’s Own, Lindsay MacDonald

We are so excited about our  feature How Does She Do It because we get to meet so many amazing Canadian moms! Every few months we’ll interview and feature a ‘Celebrity Mom’! In between we’ll feature ALL moms (You! Please apply here!) Now that you’ve seen how celebrity moms Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond from Bobs and Lolo do it, […]

Five on a Friday: Date Night this Weekend in #YEG

5 Great Date Ideas in #YEG for this weekend August 22-24!   While the hubby and I do get chance to go out child free with friends once and a while, it seems that we have a hard time carving out one on one date nights! This weekend grandma and grandpa are taking our little […]

How Does She Do It: Modern Mama’s Own Kimberly Ouelette

We are so excited about our newest feature How Does She Do It! Every few months we’ll interview and feature a ‘Celebrity Mom’! In between we’ll feature ALL moms (You! Please apply here!) Now that you’ve seen how celebrity moms Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond from Bobs and Lolo do it, we are thrilled to introduce […]

Five on a Friday

Welcome to Modern Mama St Albert & Edmonton North’s NEW Weekly Feature! Each Friday morning you will see my Five on a Friday blog post filled with 5 Fabulous local events, products, thoughts, crafts, sales… you name it! I would love to hear about what types of things YOU would like to see in Five on […]

Meet Your New Director!

Hello Mamas! I’m your new St Albert/Edmonton North Modern Mama Director! I am so excited and pleased to be a part of this awesome community as it combines many of my favorite things (family, mothering, friends, learning, lifestyle & social media) into one great position! Modern Mama has been active for years in St Albert […]

Who am I? I’m mommy!!

By: Amber Clouthier I think I’m suffering from a bit of an identity crisis.  Referring to myself as “mommy” in the third person for almost a year and a half might have something to do with it, although, I can’t say for certain. Ironically enough, what brought this to my attention wasn’t a moment of […]

5 Tips to Make Tummy Time Fun

By: Heather Van Mil Tummy Time Tips As many parents know, tummy time is a very important part of your baby’s development, but do you know why? As Leslie Farrar from Leap! Therapy for Kids explains, “Tummy time is extremely important for infants as it helps with many aspects of infant development.  Tummy time helps to […]

Keeping the Love Alive After Baby

By: Katherine Petrunia When you have kids it can be hard to find the time and energy to focus on your partner. Keeping the love alive is important and making time, even just a little, to focus on each other is too. Here’s some advice and suggestions for how to keep the romance in your […]

Just coping on Valentines Day, BUT I wouldn’t have it any other way.

A heart divided or just bigger? Valentine’s Day, like most holidays changes drastically as one gets older. In elementary school it was all about making those little card holders and getting cards from every person in the class while trying to see how many cinnamon hearts you could stand to have in your mouth at […]

G Day for Girls: A Modern Rite of Passage

The Arrival into Adolescence As a girl approaching puberty, G Day for Girls founder Madeleine Shaw wished for some form of acknowledgement of her arrival into adolescence. “I was really excited and curious about what was happening to me, and hoped that there might be some sort of recognition outside of my family that it […]

Pandora Unveils New Collection at Select Stores

Pandora, the ever popular charm bracelet spotted on the arms of moms everywhere unveils a brand new collection this week, sold only at select (Concept) stores.  The Essence collection features a more slender bracelet with a an entirely new selection of charms tapping into current trends for personal expression and emotional connection. Symbolizing meanings that […]

5000 Facebook Fan Celebration

It’s time to celebrate!  Our Facebook page has grown and grown this year and we want to CELEBRATE! So we reached out to a few of our favourite brands and they agreed, it was worth a major celebration … with fabulous GIVEAWAYS for YOU, our fabulous fans! Join us on Facebook every day where we […]

Fertility and Getting Pregnant Quickly As You Age

By: Dr. Unjali Malhotra I hope you had a chance to read my first post about fertility and the modern woman. The key really is to just know as much as you can and to take the whole process in stride.  Getting pregnant may or may not be easy for you – know the facts. […]

Fertility: 8 Canadian Statistics and 5 Common Infertility Causes

8 Canadian Fertility statistics and 5 reasons you may not be getting pregnant. by Dr Unjali Malhotra When we grew up we may or may not have taken sex education but realistically the impression was that teens needed to be informed clearly about the importance of responsible sexual health.  Well, now that we are all […]

3 Reasons Your Spouse Is Not the Babysitter

By: Daina Sparling We’ve all said it.  When asked who’s babysitting while you’re out for the night, the reply comes out easily …“my spouse”.  Seems harmless, right?  We expect our partners to be equals, but routinely fail to treat them as such.  And here are three reasons why. They know more about your kid than […]

3 Ways We Can Feel Beautiful as Mothers

By: Tairalyn Ciulla 1. FEATURE FOCUS We all have a feature, or features we love of ourselves, simply done. PLAY THEM UP! Base your outfits on this fabulous feature, and your steps taken will make that much more of an impact. A confident woman, is a beautiful woman, no matter what she wears. HOW TO: Stand in […]

7 Tips for Introducing Solids with Baby

Growing a good eater By Carli Sussman Are good eaters born or made? While a baby’s individual personality plays a role in how well he accepts new foods, the evidence increasingly points to nurture over nature when it comes to your child’s future eating habits. Here are some ways to help give your baby the […]

Facebook Consignment Shopping in Edmonton

By Emily Fee Entering into the world of motherhood has opened my eyes to children’s fashion.  Every time I go shopping, I’m finding children’s clothing that would make any kid look like a NYC catwalk cutie.   The only thing is that those mini-hipster-like trends come with adult-like price tags. I thought I wouldn’t be able […]

Sep
16
Tue
7:00 PM Hottest Tots Products Event! @ Lexus of Edmonton
Hottest Tots Products Event! @ Lexus of Edmonton
Sep 16 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Hottest Tots Products Event! @ Lexus of Edmonton | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada
It’s here, and once AGAIN, it’s superb! It’s our fourth annual Hottest Tot Products event! Come prepared to pick your favorite product and take it home! Our Edmonton, St. Albert & Spruce Grove/Stony Plain branches[...]
Sep
24
Wed
7:00 PM Infant + Child CPR and First Aid @ Java Mama
Infant + Child CPR and First Aid @ Java Mama
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep
27
Sat
10:00 AM Lovable Littles Uptown Market @ Terwillegar Community Church Edmonton
Lovable Littles Uptown Market @ Terwillegar Community Church Edmonton
Sep 27 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lovable Littles Uptown Market @ Terwillegar Community Church Edmonton
Join Modern Mama at the Lovable Littles Uptown Market! Lovable Littles Uptown Market is a modern market located in a beautiful new building in the heart of Terwillegar, SW Edmonton. Our Market features over 75[...]
Sep
29
Mon
10:00 AM Mini Mixer Moms on the Move Work... @ Momentum Health & Wellness
Mini Mixer Moms on the Move Work... @ Momentum Health & Wellness
Sep 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Mini Mixer Moms on the Move Workout Time @ Momentum Health & Wellness | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada
Don’t miss our September FREE monthly mixer, a 1 hour workout that you can bring your baby/child along for! Rachelle Howse, the owner of Momentum Health & Wellness, will take us through a great workout involving[...]
Oct
16
Thu
10:00 AM Essential Series: Babywearing & ... @ Java Mama St Albert
Essential Series: Babywearing & ... @ Java Mama St Albert
Oct 16 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Essential Series: Babywearing & Cloth Diaper Workshop @ Java Mama St Albert | St. Albert | Alberta | Canada
If you are pregnant or the little bundle has already arrived you do not want to miss this! 2 experts, one morning & free play!   Expert One: Melissa Blythe, owner of One Posh Baby[...]

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