new parents

14 Practical Gifts for New Parents

When you walk into a baby store to find a gift for new parents, you can see there are numerous options. It can be a little over whelming to decide what to give. Most people want to give presents that will be used and loved….

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baby

4 Baby Registries with Perks

Congratulations!  You are going to have a baby!    Now you get to start planning for the arrival of your new bundle of joy.   Creating a baby registry can be very helpful in the planning process. I have talked with a lot of new…

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Winter 2022 Kids Books

Winter 2022 Kids Books

I am excited to share with you some amazing newly released books for families and kids. I read many of these books with my children. Some of the graphic novels my children read on their own and I ask them for their feedback on the…

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Winter Book Reviews

Winter 2022 Adult Book Reviews

Every few months I post a list of some new books that have crossed my path. I am a bit behind in my posts this year due to everything going on between the flood, holidays and getting covid. Below are a list of some of…

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glow yoga

Small Business Sunday with Glow Yoga Kids + Giveaway!

This is still such a challenging time for small businesses. We love supporting and showcasing local and small business especially female owned. If you would like to be featured please email leah@modernmama.com This week we are talking to Robyn Snow, owner of Glow Yoga Kids. Glow…

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alone

I took a trip alone, and it was exactly what I needed

I have always needed alone time. Even when I was a little girl, you could give me a colouring book, some crayons, and a quiet corner, and I was happy as can be. Before I met my husband and had kids, I used to go…

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book

Modern Mama Book Gift Guide 2021

In our house when we are deciding what to get the children for Christmas we say they need Something to Do,  Something to Wear,  Something to Read and  Something to Eat. Here is our Book Gift Guide to help you find a great “Something to…

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Remembrance Day

Explaining Remembrance Day To Children

With another Remembrance Day coming up, I have been trying to figure out how to explain it to my children, aged 2 and 4. They are at a very inquisitive age, so I got in touch with the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation. Here…

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ADHD

5 ADHD Parenting Books

As a busy parent, time is a valuable commodity.  I wish I had all the time in the world to read and learn new information to be a better parent to my children who have ADHD, but in reality time is precious and in short…

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Summer Book Review - Kids

Summer 2021 Childrens Books & Giveaway

  One of the fun parts of my job is getting a variety of books from publishers.  My kids and husband love it when we get new books in the mail. There are so many amazing authors and illustrators, many of of which are Canadian. …

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