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…

Adelle Burtic: Helping Mamas with Authentically Healing You + Giveaway

Anyone love those aromatherapy rollerballs? There’s a local mom in Edmonton that makes them — and more. Mamas, meet Adelle Burtic — full-time working toddler mom, with one on the way, and a master of all self-care trades. She’s just launched her own business, Authentically Healing You, based out of her home in St. Albert. She’s…

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…

Worrier to Warrior: Inside My Mom Coaching Session 1 of 3

As a new mom, I worry — a lot. As one of many new moms in Edmonton, I’m sure I’m not the only one. Lately, I have been working through a fog of guilty feelings and loss of identity. Like, I know I work hard, but do I do enough for my family? Do I deserve…