Modern Mama Spruce Grove

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekend Guide: January 27-29

Go on... get out this weekend!

Who: Spruce Grove Public Library
Where: 35-5th Avenue, Spruce Grove
When: Saturday from 11am- 12pm. 
Why: Stories, songs, and crafts for the whole family!

Bounce Countryside!
What: Drop in bouncey time.
Where: 5413- 51st Street, Stony Plain
When: Saturday 4:45-6:45 pm.

Go City!
What: Mommy Event
Where: West Edmonton Mall- near The Bay
When: Saturday 12-6 pm.
Why: FREE event with tons of local vendors!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Weekend Guide: January 20-22

Staying in? Going out? Here's what we suggest!

Movie Time!
Parkland Cinemas is opening "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" this weekend. Friday-Sunday 7:30pm evening show only and 2:00pm on Saturday-Sunday.

Go City!
It's your last chance to take in the Ice on Whyte Snow Festival in Edmonton. Giant ice slides, an ice maze, and ice skating with free rentals (Saturday)! Top 10 reasons to go!

Have Your Say!
Last May Modern Mama gave away over 40 mom, baby and tot products in a one-night exclusive event called the Hottest Tot Products! We’re doing it again this year, and we’d like your help! NOMINATE (as many as you like) a Hot Tot Product today!

Time Out Beauty Retreat is a salon and spa... with childcare, right here in Spruce Grove! They have some last minute massage appointments available for Saturday! Call 780-960-3666.

Shop and Save!
Membership has it "perks"! Purchase your Modern Mama Perks Card and get a full YEAR of discounts on Modern Mama events and TONS of discounts at the hippest places in town and on-line! Now getting shopping!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekend Guide: January 13-15

Eat, plan, shop, swim, and explore... LOCALLY
right here in Spruce Grove (and area)!

Eat: Redline Diner in Spruce Grove recently opened "Redline Sweets"! Baked pies, fresh cookies, and more! Every mom in our Mama & Tots and Mama & Baby Series' get a coupon to stop by for a FREE cookie!
Plan: 2012 dates have been announced for the Little Monsters Swap Meet: March 31, April 28, June 9, August 25, and September 22. New website and new email!

Shop: Spruce Grove has a great recycling program and a fantastic RECYLCED clothing company! Check out Robadig- Upcycled clothing online!

Swim: The Tri-Lesiure Center is open for public swimming Saturday 12:30-9pm and Sunday 6am-9pm. Family swim is $20 (2 adults, 3 children). The TLC is celebrating 10 years in 2012!

Explore: Have you checked out Sandyview Farms? Their "meat snacks", as my hubby calls them, are made right in store with no MSG, fillers, or gluten. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mama & Baby Series

"Mama & Baby"... the modern mom's group!

Join us for expert speakers, demos, and whole lot of mom and baby fun! Learn about that "first year" and experience all that our community has to offer moms and babies!

We focus on all things mama & baby...
in Spruce Grove (and area)!

This 8-week program runs on Wednesdays from 10-11:30am at the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. Kicking off the New Year is our "Mama & Baby- the Health Series" that focuses on the health and well-being of you and your little one! Topics include nutrition, dental & eye health, "tummy time", medication safety, infant massage, fitness, infant first aid and CPR, and more! And as always... our final session ends with a mom and baby swim class!

Every mom will receive a digital MOMento photo taken by Jody Noel of Heart & Soul Photography! We also have giveaways from these local businesses- Golly Gee Baby, Stella & Dot, Shelly's Finds, Crock-A-Doodle in the Grove, CHILDishes, Parkland Cinemas 7, My Mom & Me Designs, and Sophie Madison.

Although the program is geared towards babies 1 and under, everyone is welcome! The Tri-Leisure also offers childcare on site for older siblings for a small fee.

Come on out and meet some other mamas and babies!

The Health Series runs January 25- March 14, 2012. Programs are held at the Tri Leisure Centre unless otherwise indicated. The cost is $90 ($85 for previous program members or Perks cardholders). Paid and attending registrants will receive a receipt that may be eligible for reimbursement under some health care plans. 

The finalized agenda will be posted shortly! Click here to check out our last program: Fall ProgramReady to register? Please fill out and submit your on-line Registration Form by clicking here and scrolling down to registration.

Have questions? Are you a local business who would like to contribute to our program (ie. swag, door prizes, demonstrations)? Sponsorship opportunities are available! Email Josline at

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend Guide: January 6-8

"The Mama & Baby- Health Series" starts January 25th! What better way to spend your weekend than supporting our local sponsors!

Create: check out Crock-A-Doodle in the Grove; a paint your own pottery oasis!
Watch: catch a matinee with the kids or date night with hubby at Parkland Cinema 7!

Shop: get Christmas decor at 50% from Shelly's Finds!

Shop: check out the handmade creations of Marg & Melissa!

Shop: purchase handmade and fair trade at GollyGee Baby!

Shop: spoil your little ones with luxury blankets and bedding from sophie | madison!

Fundraise: start a fundraiser with personalized dishes from CHILDish!

Shop: spoil yourself with some BLING in 2012 from Stella & Dot (Heather McLellan)!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mama & Tots... ready, set, go!

Let's play! Let's get out! Let's get on the go!

Looking to get out of the house? Wondering where to go and what to do? Want something different each week? "Mama & Tots... ready, set, go!" is a 6-week" on the go" program for moms and their tots aged 1-3 years. Moms and tots meet on Thursday mornings at various times and locations in and around Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Edmonton.

Our next program starts Thursday, January 19th! Space is limited to 15 moms! Register today!

Check out the program here... Mama & Tots Schedule! Moms and tots will enjoy gymnastics, dancing, music, story time, nature, swimming, and lots of PLAY! We visit Aerials Gymnastics Club and the Public Library in Spruce Grove, Dance Soul in Stony Plain, Gymboree Play & Music and the John Janzen Nature Center in Edmonton, and our finale is at the TLC pool!

Although the program is geared towards ages 1-3, ANYONE aged 0-4 is welcome! The cost is $75 per mom and (1) tot, $70 for previous program participants or Perks cardholders, and $60 for any additional children (1-4). Additional children under 1 are no charge!

Join us... on the move! 

Register here (scroll down to Registration Form)... Mama & Tots registration page.

This program is sponsored in part and facilitated by Melissa of My Mom and Me Designs! Have questions? Email Josline at or Melissa at mymomandmedesigns(at)gmail(dot)com!