Category: Edmonton

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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Premium Label Outlet for the Kids (And Your) Summer Staples

When it comes to summer staples, I prefer a buying things that are going to last, rather than pieces of disposable clothing the kids are going to wear once before I pull it out of the load of laundry, and wrinkle my nose at how horribly it washed. For that reason, I’m likely to buy […]

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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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How to have a Blast in Your Own Backyard

There are so many amazing activities, playgrounds, splash parks in Edmonton that I can forget that fun in the summer doesn’t have to mean leaving our backyard. A few days ago, little dude had enough exploring and insisted (loudly with foot-stomping) that he was NOT. LEAVING. HIS. HOUSE.  When little dude followed that announcement by […]

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Grass-Roof Houses, Canoeing and History – How to Spend a Day Exploring East of Edmonton

“We should take the kids to the Ukrainian Cultural Village.” I look at my husband and nod. The two of us had visited the site pre-kids but we had never taken the boys. And it’s perfect because I’ve wanted to visit Elk Island Park with the boys and the two sites are located within minutes […]

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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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Exploring Edmonton: The Telephone Historical Center

“Answer the phone,” Big Dude shouts. “Quick. It’s ringing over there.” As little dude looks around, a bit confused, I answer the rotary style phone and have a brief conversation with big dude. And for an hour that scene repeated itself again and again as we visited the Telephone Historical Centre. We had visited the […]

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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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