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…

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…

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….

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…

Tara Tremblett: Owner of the Only Baby-Friendly Salon and Spa in Edmonton

Mamas, if you’re in desperate need of a haircut, a manicure, pedicure or an hour massage, I have just the place for you. Pamper & Play is a full-service salon and spa in south Edmonton, with a twist: it offers babysitting.   You read that right — you can get your spa on, drink coffee, and eat chocolate…

How Motherhood Enhances (Not Hinders) Your Career Potential

Motherhood is one of the most challenging and creative jobs anyone can do. The goal is to remake the world so that our choices are not so stark. ~ Naomi Woolf ~ New mom? On maternity and parental leave? Do you plan on taking 6, 12, 18 months, a few years, or an even longer…

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…

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…

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…