Keeping it Simple

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…

One Simple Everyday Way to Feel Happier

Well, my three mom coaching sessions with Jen (Heartlifted) are complete. My first session was about being honest — I worry, a lot — and setting a goal to feel strong, instead. I was introduced to the Life Wheel and told to rate how satisfied I was with 8 areas of my life. In the second…

I Underestimated What it Takes to be a Stay-at-Home Mom

My second mom coaching session dug a bit deeper. I mentioned there were areas of my life that rated lower than others, remember? To recap for those just tuning in, I’m blogging about what happens inside three mom coaching sessions from Jen of Heartlifted. In my first coaching session, I told her about my tendency to worry… about…

6 Simple Ways to Love a New Mom

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. – Meryl Streep – That new mom that you know? She needs your love. In the first few months with a newborn baby, life can feel overwhelming and monotonous. The smallest, simplest gestures floated me through that short but overwhelming period. They broke up the…

New Mom in Edmonton? Start Here.

If you’re expecting or a new mama, this blog is for you. It’s for dads, partners, and caregivers too — but geared towards mamas — because growing a baby (or two) and becoming a mom is a huge, life-altering explosion of change for women, especially. If you’re new here, no problem. Read on…   On May 25 of 2015,…

Why Mrs. Jones Loved Walmart.ca’s Grocery Pick-Up | Service Review

This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own. I tried out Walmart.ca’s Grocery Pickup Service last week — and was pleasantly surprised. This was…

More Time for Moms: 5 Reasons To Love 18-Month Parental Leave

The Canadian Federal Government has decided to give new parents (not just moms) more parental leave — up to 18 months — and I love it! Why? Time. Tiiiiiimmmmmeeeee. With a capital T. Are you an employer? More time away from work with a new addition could mean happier, more productive, less stressed-out employees. That is, as long as they…

Six Reasons You’ll Love Simply Supper (+ Giveaway)

I wrote this post and shared photos on social media as a thank-you for receiving six meals from Simply Supper, and taking part in the Simply Supper Social. As always, my opinions are my own. How many of you struggle to find different, no-fail ideas for dinner? Have you ever decided last-minute on what to make…

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…

Mamas: Trust Walmart’s Grocery Experts To Do Your Shopping (+ $10 Off!)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart Canada for IZEA as part of the Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this post are my own. I’m all about keeping life simple – especially with…