Modern Mama Spruce Grove

Friday, February 24, 2012

Five Things Friday: Coming Events

Modern Mama is your modern, mom-focused, moms group! It’s about “getting moms out of the house”. All events are small, private and led by an expert, since 2008. Have a look at what’s coming up! Come on out!

{one} Infant & Child CPR/First Aid
Join us on Tuesday, February 28 from 10-11:30am at the Tri-Leisure Center for the “basics” of infant & child CPR and first aid. Make this a “morning out” for mommy while we learn AND mingle. Cupcakes will be on hand from Sugar Leaf Cupcakes as well as beverages and a light snack! Keep baby near you during the event or take advantage of the TLC’s childcare service. Register here.

{two} Beauty Basics
Join us Sunday, March 4 from 9-11am at Sephora West Edmonton Mall to learn about the hottest beauty trends this Spring. Enjoy yummy pastries and a coffee while you choose from over 250 product lines. You will also take home some fabulous samples! Keep baby near by at this private event or take advantage of our nanny service. Register here.

{three} Infant & Child CPR/First Aid
Join us on Tuesday, March 6 from 7-8:30pm at the Tri-Leisure Center for the “basics” of infant & child CPR and first aid. Make this an “evening out” for you and hubby or get some girlfriends together! Cupcakes will be on hand from Sugar Leaf Cupcakes as well as beverages and a light snack! Keep baby near you during the event or take advantage of our nanny service for this event. Register here.

{four} Parenting Experts Alysson Schafer & Maureen Dennis
Join us for an open session with two of the countries leading experts on parenting! Modern Mama presents Alysson Schafer & Maureen Dennis on Thursday, March 8 from 7-9pm at Cafe Tiramisu. Come hear from the author of Honey, I Wrecked the Kids and the parenting expert of the Marilyn Denis Show. Register here.

{five} The Home Event
Join us Wednesday, March 14 from 7-9pm at Shelly’s Finds for a private event focusing on all things HOME! We’ll have designers and home organizers on hand offering tips and answering all your questions. We’ll also hear from the Backup Mama herself about how to keep the house clean… with kids! Enjoy wine and cupcakes while you shop, mingle, decorate, and more! Register here.

Tell us your idea for a Modern Mama event and be entered to win a FREE registration to our evening “Infant & Child CPR/First Aid” event on March 6 at 7pm. Comment on the blog here. (Contest closes on Thursday March 1 at 9pm.)

The Home Event

The "Home Event" is a uniquely Modern Mama event that aims to give moms a night out of shopping, home organization and design tips, and more. This private event focuses on all things home!

Join us on Wednesday, March 14th from 7-9 pm at Shelly's Finds in Stony Plain! Shop for yourself or your home! Meet some local moms! Drink some wine! Have a cupcake, or two! Take a night to focus on you and your home!

We will have home organization expert Naomi McKinnon on hand giving us tips on organizing the laundry and mud room! Jacqueline Neher of Urban Chickadee has a background in Architectural Technology and Interior D├ęcor. She will be sharing ideas for designing rooms KIDS love! Prista Chevalier is the owner of Backup Mamas, a local company offering detailed home cleaning/move out cleaning, in home laundry service, grocery/errand service, and on-call childcare. Prista will be giving us advice on how to keep the house clean... even with kids!

All of our experts will be on hand throughout the evening to chat with and answer all your questions! Bring your samples, paint colors, pictures, measurements, and more!

Shelly's Finds is located in Stony Plain and is a home decor and gift ware haven! We’ll have some 20% off (single item) gift cards up for grabs!

Are you looking for a way to clear the clutter? Perhaps you need some ideas for your child's room or living room? Wondering how to keep the house clean with kids? Need an evening out? Then you need to attend the Modern Mama Home Event!

Tickets are $20 ($15 for Perks Cardholders). Register here

Register early!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Five Things Friday: Perks Partners

Perks Partners offer a fabulous product or service at a "discount" to Modern Mama Perks Card holders. These aren't just any discounts, these are discounts at the hippest places in town (and on-line) and probably the only way you’ll get a discount with them!

Welcome to our 5 amazing and fabulous new Perks Partners:

{one} Sugar Leaf Cupcakes

Sugar Leaf Cupcakes is a family owned and operated business in Stony Plain that specializes in 'creating all things cake'. Cupcakes are baked fresh each morning using made-from-scratch recipes and only the freshest ingredients! Choose from 11 delectable cupcakes, the “cupcake of the month”, homemade cookies, and other delightful treats! This month’s cupcake is Cinnamon Heart… rich red velvet cake with cinnamon infused cream cheese buttercream icing. Yummy! Perks Card holders save 10% off a dozen cupcakes!
{two} Perfect Pair Photography

Perfect Pair Photography is owned by two local women, both trained and experienced photographers who have been photographing for almost a decade. I love their "about"... "We specialize in capturing your life in the most natural and comfortable way. If there is a park you like, any location you love, or even in your living room, we love to capture your life just as you love it. We believe that you should be able to look back on your photos and see the art that your life truly is." Perks Card holders get 50% off a session fee and a free 8x1o photo!

{three} The Goddess Within

The Goddess Within offers pre and post natal services designed to support moms-t0-be (and dads) as they prepare for birth and beyond. They offer a variety of classes and services including child birth prep, yoga birth method classes, birth doula service, infant massage classes, new parent classes, breastfeeding support, postpartum support, and baby food making workshops! The Goddess Within is owned and operated by a DONA International certified birth doula and a Registered Nurse. Perks Card holders save 10% off with The Goddess Within!

{four} Kristina Rephcuk Photography

Kristina Rephcuk Photography is owned by a local momographer who lives just outside of Stony Plain. About 3 years ago her husband bought her what she likes to call a "proper camera" for her birthday; her love for picture taking changed forever! She enrolled in class after class and began to just snap away. After her daughter was born she "instantly had a model at my disposal anytime I wanted one"! Perks Card holders save 15% with Kristina Rephcuk Photography!
{five} Crock-A-Doodle in the Grove

Crock-A-Doodle in the Grove is a paint your own pottery oasis right here in Spruce Grove! They offer drop-in pottery painting, birthday parties, private parties, and programs and classes for kids! Friday nights they have "Movie Night" from 6-8pm and on Saturdays it's Doodle Dudes from 10-11am! Perks Card holders get 15% off children's art classes!

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Membership has it “perks“! Purchase your Membership Perks Card today and enjoy a full YEAR of partner discounts, savings on all Modern Mama events, and many other PERKS, lots of them!

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Contest: Perks Card valid for one year. Already have one? We'll ADD a year for free! Must comment on to be entered. Contest closes Thursday, February 23rd at 9pm MST.