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.

Getting the kids to choose to eat healthy, and saying YES to the never ending repeat of “Can I have a snack?”

Healthy eating for kids is essential for their development, there is no denying this. But how do we assure our kids are eating what they need? We came up with a fun solution that the kids are involved with, and (aside from immediately before a meal), I can always say YES to the never ending […]

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How I get my kids out of their iPad world and back to playing:

I can’t be the only mom looking forward to the start of the school year. Not to get rid of my kids or because I don’t enjoy them being around, but because I crave the schedule and consistency that school days bring, that everyone responds to so very well. Summer has been an unscheduled mess […]

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School is starting again, which type of mom are you? Just for fun!

There are so many types of moms you meet/see when school starts. Here is a rundown of the most common: The pajama Mom. You read that right and you know you have seen her. Or you are her. (guilty) – she drops her kids off at school in her PJs. Don’t judge, not everyone is […]

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Why Going Back to School Isn’t only a fresh start for the kids:

Back-to-school is my favorite time of the year. Not because I’m ready for my kids to go back or because I’m craving a return to routine but because, in my house, it’s time for a fresh-start. January 1st comes and goes with barely a notice; resolutions are made half-heartedly with not real conviction. I think […]

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Movie Under the stars has been rescheduled! The event is FREE! See all the info you need here:

The Movie Under the Stars event has been rescheduled for September 1, after having to be cancelled due to weather conditions on August 18. They will be showing the family favorite “Shrek” in Legacy Park (101 street and 100 Ave) in Fort Saskatchewan. Movie starts at 8:45, but there are events and prizes to be […]

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Lemonade Stand for the Stollery!

“When’s the Lemonade Stand? Is it today?” Big dude has been asking me this question every morning since I signed the boys up to participate in Simply Supper’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation that takes place this Sunday, August 27. Earlier this summer the boys talked me into hosting a lemonade […]

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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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