motherhood

Thanking My Daycare — You’re Strong As A Mother

August hasn’t exactly been a slice for my daycare — there have been challenges. They deserve a big thank you for the wonderful space they’ve created, their resiliency through a tough time, and the beautiful community they continue to grow. They’ve truly been #momstrong. I’m giving them a huge pat-on-the-back with a LOVEPIZZA giveaway. (Thank…

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?…

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 +…

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 —…

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…

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…