7 Non-Toy Christmas Gifts For Tiny Edmontonians

Are you wondering what to get for the littlest people in your life this Christmas? Many new parents are secretly hoping you’ll think outside the toy box. I’m trying to keep things minimal this year. My little man is a year-and-a-half old. He’s fortunate to be spoiled with new toys, which I’m definitely grateful for. He’s obsessed with his light-up…

Deanne Ferguson: Daring To Do Something Different With Box Social Event Planning

If you’re a new mom or dad, make sure you take your little ones to the free family events that Deanne Ferguson organizes in Edmonton. Deanne started Box Social Event Planning, a unique little company that hosts monthly, annual, and pop-up events for families with new babies, toddlers and young kids. She even plans free activities for adults, like…

6 Free Social and Support Groups for New Moms (in Edmonton)

New moms need other moms. Period. Here is a list of free social and support groups that are perfect for you if you’ve just had a baby. Sure, it can be time-consuming to pack up baby (or babies), your own essentials, and get out the door — but give it a try. Don’t stress about being on…

Why I Left My Dream Job — In One Word

You’ve heard the news. A few weeks ago, I hesitantly handed my boss the resignation letter I never thought I’d write. Those close to me knew this choice was out of character, especially for a woman with “so much potential” in my career. I’d recently returned back to work after maternity leave, still unsure of how to…

The 5 Elements of Being Baby-Friendly

I’m on a mission to make Edmonton more baby-friendly. But what does “baby-friendly” really mean? Have you ever had to change your newborn baby on the dirty tile floor of a restaurant or coffee shop? What about the seat of a booth or a hard, water-covered bathroom countertop? Or on the display bed at a department store? (Guilty…) Or gone…

The Phrase New Moms Say Way Too Often

I caught myself saying it again today. Ughhhh. In fact, I think I’ve said it on the daily since I became a mom. When I take my toddler out in public, like to a restaurant, an appointment, playdate, function, or shopping, especially when he’s teetering on the edge of nap time, he definitely cries. If he doesn’t…

11 Basic Things To Be Grateful For During Pregnancy | 100 to None

Pregnant and homeless = two words that should never be paired. When I learned that there are an estimated 100 homeless pregnant women in Edmonton each year, my heart sank. Really? Would I ever recognize a homeless pregnant woman? How would she have ended up homeless? How would she feel inside? Lost? Hopeless? Hungry? Ashamed? Despite being homeless, these…

Weaning With Organic No More Milk Tea | Product Review

It’s been four days since I breastfed my 17-month-old toddler, and I’m in disbelief. Does this mean he’s officially… weaned?! Someone pinch me. I haven’t felt engorged at all, I’ve still maintained a small supply when needed, and Alex has (for the most part) been content with the change. Curious about how I did it? Earth Mama Angel…

Creative Moms: Here Are 4 Reasons To Ignore Negativity

When I first had the idea to blog, to share my thoughts through writing, I was worried about one thing: negativity. What if I received nasty or critical feedback online or in person? What if people talked behind my back, secretly sabotaging me? It was a fear, for sure, because I take everything to heart. I…

October 31: 8 Daytime Halloween Events for Babies in Edmonton

Are you and baby in search of daytime Halloween activities on Monday, October 31? Have you found the cutest costumes for your little bundles and want to show them off? Here are some suggestions of what you can do on Halloween, with baby, in Edmonton. I’ve listed events by earliest to latest start time. Haunted…

Shannon Wheeler: The Brilliant Mom Behind Baby Bird Creations

Shannon Wheeler is a force to be reckoned with in Edmonton. She is momma to Charlotte, her beautiful 18-month-old toddler. Shannon also works a full-time job and owns her own home business, Baby Bird Creations. Shannon and her sister Stacey started Baby Bird Creations in March of this year. As a team, they design and craft the most…

Raising Baby in the ICE District: 3 Reasons To Love It and 3 To Loathe It

Do you associate ideal family living with the new ICE District in Edmonton? While most don’t, there are many families living comfortably in the core, including mine. We’re the Joneses. My husband, toddler and I live in the heart of downtown, two blocks away from Rogers Place and the developing entertainment hub that’s attracting attention…

What the Stork Forgot: Win a New Mom Care Package Worth Over $700

Are you a new momma in Edmonton? Expecting soon? Do you know one? I’m giving away an epic new mama care package, worth well over $700, to one local mom. It was made possible by collaborating with local mommy-minded businesses. I call it: What the Stork Forgot.  I first started dreaming of this giveaway when…