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.

Contest // Win Four Tickets to See the Sound of Music

The Hills are alive – and they’re coming to the Jubilee. As a child, this was one of my mother’s favourite movies; and we’ve watched it probably hundreds of times. As an adult, I know all the words, the story, the journey. It’s a classic, and as always, the rendition from Rodger’s and Hammerstein is […]

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Making Mornings Magical with Unicorn Toast

This week is all about unicorns and magic, creating bright and rainbow things to eat and drink – after all, we’re celebrating the release of the Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks. Turns out, it was the perfect week to cross something off of my ‘to make’ with the kids list: unicorn bagels. They’re like regular bagels, […]

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Exploring Edmonton: The John Walter Museum

“How many old buildings?” Little dude asks me as I put on his shoes.  At almost-four he is well acquainted with the love his dad and brother have for old buildings and historic sites. Old buildings are cool but little dude is a mover-and-shaker who is always looking for his next chance to start a […]

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Four Things You Should Know Before Your Next Family Photo Session

Just a few months ago, I was browsing through the gallery on our phones and noticed that collectively within the past year, we only had two photos of our children with us in it. TWO and ONLY TWO. There are more pictures of the boy’s spiderman action figure saved in our phones than of us […]

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25 Free + Cheap Ways to Keep Cool in Edmonton This Summer

Summer can get expensive and hot. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for the next week or so for our neighboring cities/towns south of Alberta. Included is Drumhellar, which is a popular camping spot for everyone during the summer months. As a mother to two young boys who love to play outside, it’s important for […]

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Gifts Expectant Mamas Actually Want the Most

Toddler Wrangler. Snack Provisioner. Cleaning Lady. Laundry Enthusiast. Personal Hygiene Specialist. Chauffeur. Mealtime Cook. Bathtime Lifeguard. Little Human Dental Hygienist. Storytime Teller. Bedtime Soother. These are just a few titles we take on when we become a new mom. When we receive news that we are expecting our second or even third child – baby […]

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30 Things to do with Kids in July in Edmonton | 2017

July is approaching and for most school aged children, summer break is starting. For our family this means more picnics at the park, sand in between the toes, popsicles dripping down little faces and arms, road trips, exploring outdoors as much as possible and allowing the kids to stay up past bedtime every so often. […]

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20+ Ways to Spend Canada Day in Edmonton and Area

The first of July is quickly approaching and since this year marks Canada’s big 150th, the Canada Day festivities will be bigger than ever. Celebrations will be held in and around Edmonton all day long with fireworks to draw the celebration to a close. Whether you are just looking for a Canada Day parade, fireworks […]

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Eating with Kids in Edmonton: My Fries

My four year old has recently developed a love for good old Canadian poutine. He refers to it as the “saucy cheese fries”. For National French Fry Day, I wanted to share a locally and family owned hidden gem that we hit up every week when we are running errands and need to grab a […]

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Read This Advice Before You Bring Your Kids to a Parade

It can seem a bit daunting to watch a parade with very young kids, especially if you are alone with multiple young children. It’s hard to know what to expect and how to be prepared. My oldest attended his first parade when he was two and a half years old and I took the youngest […]

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