EDMONTON MAMA

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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5 Reasons to Take the Kids to Folk Fest

Folk Fest is here – Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2000 people, the festival in a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best […]

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The Gems from Our Mothers

“I think I’m becoming mom,” I whisper into the phone to my younger sister. I have to whisper because I am also shoving chocolate into my mouth and I don’t want to share with my children (#adultingwin). “It’s probably not that bad, what did you do?” My sister is also whispering, I bet she’s eating […]

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Watch the Perseids Meteor Shower in Your Pajamas at the Botanic Gardens 8/11

Finding the best view of a meteor shower isn’t always easy – but the Perseids Pajama Party makes it a little easier. You can get out of town (kind-of), put on your pajamas and watch the meteor shower and enjoy family activities all evening long. Bring your blanket or lawn chair, wear your cozy pyjamas […]

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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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15 Things We Crossed off of Our Edmonton Summer Bucket List in July

I shouldn’t be surprised at the simple things, the easy things, the everyday things, that make their way onto the summer bucket list when it’s created by the kids. They don’t need full-on weekend trips with adventure to-do lists and hikes up mountains, they want afternoons at the playgrounds, water fights with their parents, endless […]

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Cool Stuff: Get These $7 Slime Kits from Party City for At-Home Fun

There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained through the summer months out of the house, but what about those things to keep the kids entertained while you’re at home? One of the trendy things to do with the kids is create ‘slime’, but it can be kind of tricky to get the measurements right, get […]

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10 Things to Know Before You Hit Up Calaway Park with the Kids

Calgary is our go-to city for weekend trips. As we were planning a mid-summer visit, my mom reminded me of all the childhood fun I had at Calaway Park.  Big dude has been obsessed with amusement parks lately so we added Calaway Park to our itinerary. We had a blast and it was just as […]

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Road Trip Tips for Parents from Hankook Tire

Title: Five Hacks You Need to Know Before Your Next Road Trip

It’s road trip season and we’ve partnered with Hankook Tire to bring you some of our favourite road trip tips to keep you sane (and safe) while you’re on the road. We’re embarking on our third road trip this weekend with the new Hankook tires on our vehicle. When you’re trying to keep your family […]

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