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How Baby-Friendly is Edmonton’s John Janzen Nature Centre?

New moms in Edmonton — have you heard of the John Janzen? Have your mama friends been talking about that “cool nature centre” or the “nature place” with the indoor beehive and squishy acorns? With cool treehouse that you can climb into? And a beaver dam with a water stream? And an area with nature-inspired…

Baby Can Boogie: It’s a Halloween Dance Party + Your Babies and Toddlers Are Invited

Morgan Norwich is a local Edmonton Mom to one-year-old Ronan, a DJ, Emcee, and a Coordinator for Theatre Alberta. She also launched the ultra-popular Baby Can Boogie last Mother’s Day, along with Keren Tang, another new mama who recently ran for Edmonton Ward 11 City Councillor. Baby Can Boogie is a totally unique spin on a…

Papas Matter, Too: 6 Resources for New Dads in Edmonton

Dads — I haven’t forgotten about you. Yes, my blog may be called “Edmomton” for new mamas but I hold a special place in my heart for Edmonton Dads, too. I’ve been making a list of specific dad-only resources, groups and events. As new parents, you can be overlooked. Yet, in many families, you are…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Carole Anne Devaney: the Good, Bad and the Ugly of Motherhood

If you’re a Global Edmonton fan, you’ll recognize Carole Anne. She is a well-known news anchor — and better yet –she’s a new mom! In this post, I get the pleasure of sharing her answers to eight of my burning questions. You’ll love what she had to say. In 2009, this French Canadian packed up…

New Mom in Edmonton? Start Here.

If you’re expecting or a new mama, this blog is for you. It’s for dads, partners, and caregivers too — but geared towards mamas — because growing a baby (or two) and becoming a mom is a huge, life-altering explosion of change for women, especially. If you’re new here, no problem. Read on…   On May 25 of 2015,…