Alberta Moms

Country Moms or City Moms: Which Have a Better Lifestyle as New Parents?

Do you feel it in the air? Fall is coming up, which translates to “pumpkin spice season” for urban mommies like me. (Hah-hah!) When I see signs of harvest magic starting — I get giddy. Fall leaves, festivals, pumpkin patches, leggings and lattes. Right! Right?! I might be a city-slicker mom with a downtown lifestyle,…

My Love Letter to the Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Dear Lois Hole Hospital for Women, I wanted to write you a love letter, because you deserve it. You specialize in many areas of women’s health, but the one I most deeply connect with is your outstanding work in perinatal health — labour and delivery and postpartum care. You are the only dedicated women’s hospital…

Edmonton Moms, It’s Get Outside and Play Week! (May 27 to June 3)

Something very important appeared in my inbox last week. It was a request from the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. They asked me to help spread the word in Edmonton about Get Outside and Play Week. This is an Alberta-wide event starting tomorrow, running from May 27 until next Saturday, June 3. What’s so special about…

3 Phone Numbers to Know if You’re a New Mom (in Edmonton or Alberta)

Becoming a first-time mom can be overwhelming. You’ve just had a baby (or two) so your life has changed in a big way. You will likely experience many new things — like fevers, illnesses, stress, and baby deciding to put something in his or her mouth. Not to worry — you are never alone. Alberta Health Services…

Monochrome-Loving Mamas, Meet My Mila {+ Giveaway!!!}

I’ve got a secret to share with you all — I’m actually from Calgary. Yes, yes, I know… the mama blogger behind “Edmomton” is really a Calgarian. I moved up north from YYC to YEG in 2013, for love and for career, and became a momma here. Now, I’m drinking the Capital City Kool-Aid. I’m a die-hard…

New Moms Network: Why I Loved It + How to Register (with Alberta Health Services)

When you first became a mom, which mom’s group did you join? I did New Moms Network — and I highly recommend it. Alberta Health Services offers this six-week program for new mothers in Edmonton and surrounding communities, intended for those with infants between six weeks and six months old. It is facilitated by a Public…

Why the Joneses Love Jasper (and How to Thrive on Vacation with a Sick Baby)

Jasper National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the Canadian Rockies for an ultimate mountain getaway. My little family has a deep-seated appreciation for Jasper because of its park history from inception to present, incredible natural elements, wildlife, scenic views, and it’s genuine mountain-town character. We also have a sentimental connection to the park. My husband…

The Bravest New Moms Are From Fort McMurray

This past week, communities in Northern Alberta have been living a nightmare. An unprecedented wildfire has forced over 80,000 Albertans from their homes. Many are new mamas or moms-to-be. The wildfire started southwest of the Wood Buffalo Municipality; it began quietly the morning of Tuesday, May 3, and quickly grew into a threatening blaze by the early afternoon. The…