The Only Lactation Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Need

There’s something you mamas might not know about me: I’m an avid baker. Especially on rainy days like today. One of my favourite things to de-stress is mixing up a recipe in my handy little Kitchen Aid — usually muffins, cakes, breads or cookies. I love watching them morph in a hot oven. For some…

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…

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,…

Flexibility: What (I Think) Canadian Moms Want From Their Employers

Moms, it’s almost a year to the day that I left the job I loved to raise my toddler full-time. It was August 12, 2016 to be exact. I wrote this post about why I left. Was it scary? Yep. Do I still think about my old job? All the time. Do I regret it?…

Jacquie Duval: How One New Edmonton Mom is Finding Her Work-Life Balance

Yesterday, I cozied in with creative local Edmonton Mom, Jacquie Duval, at the Woodrack Cafe. She’s one of the gutsiest mamas I’ve met, and I love her story. Our meeting goal was to learn from each other — and drink lattes. We wanted to get to know each other and also draw on each other’s…

The One Quality to Look For in a Daycare

My daycare deserves a big, online pat-on-the-back. Maybe yours does, too. (Or your dayhome, or preschool, or nanny…) For two months now, I’ve been a resident-blogging momma at a downtown daycare in Edmonton, called Early Learning Childcare. I’ve spent a good chunk of time hanging around there and have discovered what makes it special. There’s…

Having Two + Not Just Feeling Blue | Moms Anonymous

Moms Anonymous is a collection of stories written by new mothers across Canada who bravely share their most candid experiences without revealing their names. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #momsanon and #momsanonymous. Image by artist, author and new mama Heather Dube. To submit your story, follow instructions in the original post.  The Truth About Two +…

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…

Mrs. Jones’ 2nd List of Local Edmonton Mom Bloggers | 2017

Fellow Mamas, here it is. My second (and just-as-fabulous) list of local Edmonton Mom Bloggers. Check them out, give them a follow, pick a fave. Last year, I published my first list of momma bloggers in Edmonton. Since then, I’ve found 18 more incredibly talented bloggers. These moms are not only sharing their own stories —…

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…