Downtown Life

Why I Look Forward to Tuesdays Each Week

This past month, I started a really unique experiment. I’ve been resident blogging at Early Learning Childcare. I was given a really incredible opportunity to bring my toddler to the new downtown daycare, one day per week, in exchange for sharing my experiences on the blog. So that’s what I’ve done on Tuesdays — I drop…

Register: Spots Available at Early Learning Childcare in Downtown Edmonton

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Early Learning Childcare. As always, opinions are my own. I am grateful to share an excellent resource with you. Are you on parental leave and starting to think about daycare? Do you work downtown? Want to visit your little one at lunch? Early Learning Childcare  just opened in Edmonton’s downtown…

Truth: It Takes An Online Village To Raise A Baby

As a modern day mother, I’ve really come to appreciate social media. New mothers have turned more and more to online communication, and I think it’s an amazing, valuable resource for us. Nowadays, it truly does take an online village to raise a baby. I used to look a people who were “glued to their…

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…

Rogers Place: Baby’s Tour Through the New Downtown Arena

All of a sudden, Downtown Edmonton has come alive. Last night, my husband and I heard a lot more street chatter and noise than usual through our condo window. Bike engines roared. Laughter floated through the air. We knew the reason: Rogers Place had officially opened it’s doors. This morning, Baby Alex and I joined our…

Urban Kids Playgroup: How Edmonton’s Downtown Families Meet Their Neighbours

Playgroups for babies and young children don’t just exist in Edmonton’s suburbs. Urban Kids Playgroup is a wonderful new initiative hosted by the Downtown Edmonton Community League (DECL). It might be the first playgroup of it’s kind. Urban Kids Playgroup has been running as a drop-in play event for only six months — and it’s gaining…

Don’t Miss the Groundbreaking of Alex Decoteau Park on June 10

Babies belong downtown, too. The core of our city may be going through a concrete and steel growth spurt with the new arena, condos, and school campus additions — but a beautiful green space is about to take shape. A huge gravel parking lot in Downtown Edmonton will transform into the new Alex Decoteau Park. As the…