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…

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…

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…

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,…