Modern Mama Spruce Grove

Friday, November 25, 2011

Weekend Guide: November 25-27

What: Christmas in Central Park
Who: The City of Spruce Grove and local sponsors!
Where: Central Park- 450 King Street
When: Saturday from 2:30-5:30pm.
Why: Santa, skating, wagon rides, cookie decorating, crafts, live reindeer, entertainment, and more! Light up Central Park at 5pm!

What: Open House Christmas Sale
Who: Sherwood Park mom-owned businesses like Bumblebee Baby!
Where: 40 Beauvista Drive, Sherwood Park
When: Saturday 10am- 4pm.
Why: Go visit Sherwood Park- shop (new and sale items), win prizes, and enjoy treats!

What: All yoga mats and towels are 15% off! No exceptions!
Who: That Yoga Place
Where: #13- 100 King Street, Spruce Grove
When: All day Sunday!
Why: Get ready to get yoggied (yep, I made that up...) in 2012!

What: Adoption Day
Who: Mutts Adored
Where: #201- 79 Boulder Boulevard, Stony Plain
When: Sunday from 1-4pm.
Why: Find your new best friend… or just go pet some puppies!

What: Enter to win a FREE indoor bouncey castle party!
Who: YOU from Bounce Country
Where: Facebook
When: Winner announced at 300 fans or December 5th.
Why: “Like” Bounce Country and “SHARE” their photo to win!

Picture of Kelly E, a fall Mama & Baby program participant. Taken by local MOMographer, Jody Noel of Heart and Soul Photography.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Taste of Christmas

Join us for a Taste of Christmas at the Dolce Vita Show Home in Spruce Grove on Wednesday, December 7th from 7-9pm.

Some of Edmonton and Spruce Grove's most savvy "mama" organizations have teamed up to bring local moms, "A Taste of Christmas"! There will be wine, lite fare, dessert, and a PRESENT for everyone!

This "Christmas Party" is for all moms (or any woman)! Whether you are a SAHM, WAHM, or working mom, come celebrate Christmas at the best "office party" ever!

Fine Frostings will be providing a dessert table that I promise you will look to good to eat!

Our venue is the gorgeous Dolce Vita Show Home in the new "eco-friendly" development of Greenbury Spruce Grove. It’s a short 15 minute drive from Edmonton. Although our festivities will take place on the main floor of the home, tours will be available! Dolce Vita is a proud supporter of Samaritan’s Purse, and as such, ALL proceeds from this event are being donated to this charity!

For more information and to register visit A Taste of Christmas on Eventbrite!

Josline, Sajida, Erin, and Kjristen!

Thanks to the following SPONSORS, every mom will go home with a FABULOUS present:

Pretty Mama Ltd. FREE haricut from the travelling spa!
Bearspaw Chiropractic 1-hour massage therapy session!
Key-Lime Athletic Wear $30 Gift Card
Golly Gee Baby "Mod Mommy" Bag
CHILDish Personalized Plate
Cover Boo Couture Gorgeous nursing scarf!
Gymboree Play and Music - Edmonton South 3 month membership!
Bibagogo A roll-and-go bib! Piggy Story Artfolio & Cookie Safe - 8x20 personalized canvas
Sabor Divino Gift Card
Modern Mama Modern Mama Perks Card!
Cafe O'Play Free membership card and Babble Baby Clean Kit!
Soothing Angels Indulgent gift basket!
Bellies Maternity and Baby $30 Gift Card
Plum and Posey Inc. Fingerprint jewelry!
Shelly's Finds- EVERY mom gets a 20% off card!
Dolce Vita Homes- local eco-friendly basket!
Parkland Cinemas 7- movie night out for 4!
Ginger & Thyme $30 Gift Card
Laugh N' Learn Toys
Cosy Baby Happy Mommy
Frosted Memories Dozen buttercream cupcakes!
Stella & Dot Stylist Michelle Weisgerber A super cute bracelet!
Pretty Little Knots Mommy & Me scarf set!
Got Something To Say Vinyl Decal
Music of the Northern Lights Check out the write-up at City and Baby!

Collaborating on this event are Town & Baby, Meet-Up Mamas, Modern Mama, and Mamapalooza!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Festival of Trees: The Bling Thing!

The Tri-Community Festival of Trees on November 18-20th is organized by the Tri-Community Health and Wellness Foundation. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Festival and the theme is, "The Bling Thing"! The celebration will coincide with the Grand Opening of the Pavilion at Heritage Park in Stony Plain. For the first time ever, the Festival will be held in Stony Plain!

The Festival of Trees is fun and festive for the ENTIRE family!

Kids Zone
Christmas Entertainment
Christmas Idol Contest
Shoppers Delight Craft Sale
Teddy Bear Hospital
Breakfast with Santa
Wine & Spirit Celebration
Silent Auction
Senior and Family Tea

What: The Festival of Trees
Who: Everyone!
Where: Pavilion at Heritage Park
When: Friday10am-9pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3:30pm.
Why: Crafts, Sweet Shoppe, Kids Zone, entertainment, and of course... theTREES! Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door ($5 for adults, $2 for 3-12 year olds, and 2 and under are FREE).

What: Santa's Breakfast
Who: Santa's little helpers!
Where: Pavilion at Heritage Park
When: Saturday from 8-10:30am.
Why: Pancakes and sausages, pictures with Santa and activities for the children!Tickets are $10 (2 and under free) and can be purchased on-line.

What: Wine & Spirit Celebration
Who: Mommy & Daddy only!
Where: Pavilion at Heritage Park
When: Saturday from 7-10pm.
Why: 70+ samplings of wine, liqueurs, spirits, and beer, silent auction,Sweet Shoppe delights and more! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online!

CONTEST: Would you like to attend the Santa's Breakfast? Tell us what your little one is asking SANTA for and be entered to win a FREE ticket to breakfast! Ticket is good for anyone 3 and older. (2 and under are free). Leave your "comment" below. Contest closes Friday at noon. Winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meet: Heather Plante of Soothing Angels

Heather Plante is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach and mom to 3 beautiful daughters! After enduring years of sleepless nights and heartbreaking cries, her pediatrician introduced her to The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight book. With some "gentle coaching", Heather and her little angels were all getting the rest they needed! It was then that she developed a passion for helping families and became a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, mentored by Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady.

Heather now works with families of infants and children (upto 6 years of age). To learn about her "sleep coaching", check out

Heather Plante and her family live and play in Stony Plain!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Movie Night for Mommy! Breaking Dawn- Part 1

Join us Thursday December 1st for "Movie Night for Mommy"!

Who: Mommy's!
What: Mingle, movie, goodies... and wine!
When: Thursday, December 1st from 6-9:30pm.
Why: Every mom needs a night out, especially with sparkly vampires!

Enjoy a glass of wine and some goodies in a private party room before the movie. Special seating will be reserved for mommies to watch the 7pm showing of Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Cost is $15/per person and includes movie, snacks, cupcakes, wine... and door prizes! Space is LIMITED! Register today!

To register CLICK HERE!

Meet: My Mom & Me Designs

My Mom and Me Designs is a modern collection of hand made baby items. This mother-daughter team consists of Parkland area mom, Melissa Chalmers, and her mom, Marg. Melissa loves to sew and crochet; a love passed down from her own mother. As a mom to a 1-1/2 yr old, she has created some essentials that every mom needs and loves. Baby washers, car seat covers, Ugg-style booties, and baby-yoga socks are just a few of her fabulous designs.

To see all of her creations, including the new enviro-friendly dryer balls, check out her online etsy store. Follow Melissa on Facebook and twitter!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekend Guide: November 4-6

Visit my two favorite "sites" to explore all that the "City of Edmonton" has to offer this weekend!

City and Baby
City and Baby is a blog for mommies who feel compelled to get out of the house with their babes. We explore all that Edmonton and area has to offer moms with babes under the age of five. From unique events, fun activities, great shopping, baby-friendly businesses and product must-haves, City and Baby is your guide to savouring Edmonton with your little ones in tow.

Modern Mama
Modern Mama Musings is a blog about all that is modern in motherhood around Edmonton (not just Modern Mama events). Products, events, beauty, fashion, girly stuff, kid stuff, babies, moms... and more!