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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…

Surprisingly, High Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is Very Baby-Friendly

Mamas, I have a new secret baby-friendly gem to share with you. To my surprise and delight, the High Tea in the Harvest Room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is incredibly welcoming for moms and babies, and anyone else who’d love to join. Your investment: around $60 per adult at tea. The payoff: being spoiled…

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…

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….

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…

Helping Edmonton Women Have Better Births: What ASAC Does + Giveaway

Did you know that ASAC advocates to improve birth in Edmonton? Many, many, many of us local Edmonton Mamas have had births that we don’t remember fondly. It can be a difficult topic to talk about, but one that is central to our lives — the beginning of motherhood. When I was expecting, I would sprawl out…

Most Popular Posts of 2016 & What’s New for 2017 | Edmomton

Happy New Year, everyone. I’m Rachel Jones, author of the blog Edmomton — Becoming a Mom in Edmonton. I launched this blog on April 6, 2016. If you have just discovered it, or have been following since April, muwwwah. Why did I start? I needed a creative outlet after a surprise home birth and rough start to…

Dr. Sarah Keep: When To Have Baby’s Eyes Checked

A local optometrist — and new mama — invited me to come to her practice and learn more about infant eye exams. At first, I thought, eye exam for a baby? Huh? Dr. Sarah Keep has a unique perspective. She is, after all, a new mama in Edmonton — and an expert on vision in childhood. After she…

New Moms Network: Why I Loved It + How to Register (with Alberta Health Services)

When you first became a mom, which mom’s group did you join? I did New Moms Network — and I highly recommend it. Alberta Health Services offers this six-week program for new mothers in Edmonton and surrounding communities, intended for those with infants between six weeks and six months old. It is facilitated by a Public…

11 Basic Things To Be Grateful For During Pregnancy | 100 to None

Pregnant and homeless = two words that should never be paired. When I learned that there are an estimated 100 homeless pregnant women in Edmonton each year, my heart sank. Really? Would I ever recognize a homeless pregnant woman? How would she have ended up homeless? How would she feel inside? Lost? Hopeless? Hungry? Ashamed? Despite being homeless, these…