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Raising Baby in the ICE District: 3 Reasons To Love It and 3 To Loathe It

Do you associate ideal family living with the new ICE District in Edmonton? While most don’t, there are many families living comfortably in the core, including mine. We’re the Joneses. My husband, toddler and I live in the heart of downtown, two blocks away from Rogers Place and the developing entertainment hub that’s attracting attention…

Rogers Place: Baby’s Tour Through the New Downtown Arena

All of a sudden, Downtown Edmonton has come alive. Last night, my husband and I heard a lot more street chatter and noise than usual through our condo window. Bike engines roared. Laughter floated through the air. We knew the reason: Rogers Place had officially opened it’s doors. This morning, Baby Alex and I joined our…

Urban Kids Playgroup: How Edmonton’s Downtown Families Meet Their Neighbours

Playgroups for babies and young children don’t just exist in Edmonton’s suburbs. Urban Kids Playgroup is a wonderful new initiative hosted by the Downtown Edmonton Community League (DECL). It might be the first playgroup of it’s kind. Urban Kids Playgroup has been running as a drop-in play event for only six months — and it’s gaining…

Don’t Miss the Groundbreaking of Alex Decoteau Park on June 10

Babies belong downtown, too. The core of our city may be going through a concrete and steel growth spurt with the new arena, condos, and school campus additions — but a beautiful green space is about to take shape. A huge gravel parking lot in Downtown Edmonton will transform into the new Alex Decoteau Park. As the…

Top 10 Things To Do With Baby This Summer in Edmonton | 2016

Brand new mom? Expecting any day? Have an older baby that isn’t so busy yet? This top 10 is for all you expecting, new, or fairly new moms, needing inspiration to get out this summer in YEG. You can do it, baby in tow, and you won’t regret it. There is something for every new momma: indoors and outdoors, free meetings…