Resources

Surprisingly, High Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is Very Baby-Friendly

Mamas, I have a new secret baby-friendly gem to share with you. To my surprise and delight, the High Tea in the Harvest Room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is incredibly welcoming for moms and babies, and anyone else who’d love to join. Your investment: around $60 per adult at tea. The payoff: being spoiled…

Papas Matter, Too: 6 Resources for New Dads in Edmonton

Dads — I haven’t forgotten about you. Yes, my blog may be called “Edmomton” for new mamas but I hold a special place in my heart for Edmonton Dads, too. I’ve been making a list of specific dad-only resources, groups and events. As new parents, you can be overlooked. Yet, in many families, you are…

The Nook: Quite Possibly the Best Baby-Friendly Cafe in Edmonton

Finally, Mamas — our dreams have come true. There’s a new cafe in Edmonton that’s cozy, trendy, serves up-scale coffee, lattes, and more (mimosas!) and boasts baby-friendliness in spades. I’m actually hesitant to blog about it — I want it to be a secret gem. But it’s too good not to share. It’s called The…

The Down Low on Rad Dads Edmonton Chapter (+ Father’s Day Concert at 9910)

You’ve likely heard of them. The Rad Dads are making waves in Edmonton. Meet Kristian, Darren, Mike and Kelly — just four of the Rad Dads — who were volunteering at the Annual Family BBQ for The Terra Centre for Teen Parents. Rad Dads Edmonton Chapter is a new, supportive community that hosts an event…

Why the Terra Centre for Teen Parents is Incredible (+ Diaper Drive with LOVEPIZZA)

Can you imagine becoming a new mom in your teenage years? No way, I know. Yet, it’s a reality for some teens in Edmonton. These teen moms (and dads) often come from challenging life situations, are living in poverty and have little or no support. Their babies and toddlers are the most vulnerable in our city. That’s where the…

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…

How Baby-Friendly is Jurassic Forest?

Did you know that Edmonton has it’s very own outdoor dinosaur theme park, where you can see huge prehistoric creatures move in the trees and hear them roar? It’s called Jurassic Forest — and it’s now open for the 2017 season. How Baby-Friendly is Jurassic Forest? My husband and I took our toddler last week. It…

A 2nd Birthday in Edmonton: the Balloons, Cupcakes, Cakes, Photographer and Venue that Saved the Day

Our Jones family photo says it all. Alex’s second birthday party went off without a hitch. Hah-hah!  If you are searching for birthday party vendors for balloons, cupcakes, cakes, a venue and photography in Edmonton — I know secret superstars. My two girlfriends, Joanne and Julie, were my wing-mommas. All of our little ones are May Babies and…

10 Things to Do in June for Babies + Toddlers in Edmonton | 2017

June is almost here… yasssss! The summer months have many new moms (and dads, of course) itching to find fun things to do that are baby-friendly. So, what is there to do for babies and toddlers in Edmonton? My list below (for June) will have you covered for the youngest crowd, perfect for new moms,…

How Baby-Friendly is Fort Edmonton Park?

Big news! This weekend, Fort Edmonton Park is opening its doors for another season. From the historic buildings, to the fort walls, the train, the tipi, the old-fashioned candy, classic cars, carousel and all of the animals, Fort Edmonton Park is a top family destination in our city. It’s especially fun to explore for older kids….