Author: EdmontonMama

We’re a team of local moms, sharing our stories about raising children in Edmonton. Places to explore, tips to help local parents and things to see and do.

Know a Child Who Loves to Read? This Might Be The Perfect Gift for Them

Personalized children’s books, you can’t go wrong with books on best seller lists! Custom to your child’s likes, loves and interests. This is the gift I am ordering for my niece, she loves books, and I think something made just for her is going to be cherished by her little heart for a long time. […]

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20+ Elf On The Shelf ideas! It’s Almost Time to Break These Guys Out!

The Elf on the Shelf is such a fun family tradition. We just started it last year, after much procrastination, because to be honest, it is tiring for mom to think of new things to do with these elves every single day! But honestly, it is so worth it. The kids think its so much […]

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Budsies – This is the Coolest Company for Custom Stuffies, You Won’t Find This Anywhere Else

Coolest company for unique gifts. BUDSIES (visit their site HERE) Turn your child’s artwork into a toy? Done. Make your pet (or late pet) into a stuffed animal? Done.   Make your kids stuffies of themselves? Done.   Make your best friend/sibling, or selfie into a stuffie? Done. I found this company last year around […]

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Great Alternative to Regular Christmas Cards, Make it Fun This Year!

I want to say that I make time to have Holiday photos taken every year, but that would be a lie. Life gets so busy around here with all three kids. Don’t get me wrong, I have lots of pictures of my kids. I just have never been organized enough to get updated family photos […]

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The Emoji Keyboard Just Came Out With Some New Emojis and They’re So Much Fun

If you don’t have the Emoji Keyboard on your phone for texting, you should get it. (Google play store & the App Store both have it available for free download) It makes texting so much fun. I feel like pictures say so much more sometimes than words, anyway. Over 60 new Emojis were added in […]

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Mastermind Holiday Gift Buying Tips For Kids Who Dream BIG

Kids are so hard to shop for. One minute it’s “I’ve been wanting this my whole life!” and the next, it’s old news. Here are some tips on finding that hard to buy for kid the perfect gift that they will actually enjoy for more than one day. Shop Online (my favorite way to shop) […]

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Easy Things To Pack For the Kids For Lunch and Not Hear Complaints

I got a note sent home with my oldest daughter when she was in kindergarten, asking me to kindly only send only healthy snacks to school with my child. With three picky kids, school guidelines to follow, and umpteen packed school lunches later, here are some mom-approved snacks for lunch that won’t get you a […]

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It’s All About Teaching Our Children From a Young Age, When it Comes To The Whole Harvey Weinstein Issue

It may seem like these issues are a world away, with the stories all coming to light in the USA about Harvey Weinstein, but the truth is, it’s here too. It’s the unwanted touches, unwanted advances, and pressure, from someone in power or just your peer. Statistics of women that experience an unwanted sexual encounter […]

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Making the Time Change a Little Easier, Tips From a Sleep Expert

It is nearly the end of Daylight Savings Time.  We are all going to move our clocks back 1 hour and will need to readjust our circadian rhythms, or internal clocks, to the new time.  This change is easier on adults and older children who are able to just shift their internal clocks and roll […]

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Register Your Kids in Something for the Winter – Strathcona County Winter Guide & Skating with Santa

Strathcona County Recreation Guide is now available to view online! Visit their website HERE. Sherwood Park/Strathcona county is not only infamous for amazing children’s programs including swimming, skating, wellness programs, visual arts, preschool programs, art classes, and various sports for all ages that you can’t really find anywhere else. But they are also notorious for […]

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