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Recipes for Fall: Quinoa, Steak and Kale Salad

Published October 1, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

  By: Courtney Hunter, Lethbridge Community Director Finding a healthy recipe that the whole family will love is a tough one! And get this – they want something different every night! Gah! The pressure! This throw together salad will hit the spot! Healthy, yummy and plenty filling to keep those tummies happy. Here’s one of […] IWEBIX Webdesign

My Daily 5-minute Beauty Routine

Published September 30, 2014 at 9:56 am - 3 Comments

I wrote a post back in January last year about my basic beauty routine and I wanted to give you a quick update! This morning it took me 8 minutes from the time I was dressed to walking out the door, and that included a blow-dry. 1 | Neutrogena All-in-One Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes, 25 Count […]

Local Review: Famoso Pizza

Published September 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm - No Comments

I love Famoso pizzeria. I thought I’d see what my kids thought and took them there one night last week while Mike worked late. They called it ‘girls night out’. I like the casual atmosphere of at-the-bar ordering and was impressed they have some kid menu items (combo of mini pizza, pop and scoop of […]

Purging and Donating: Where To Donate To

Published September 29, 2014 at 11:51 am - No Comments

It’s time for me to purge and clean-up the house before the hectic Holiday (a.k.a. BUYING) season is upon us. My big girls both have November birthdays as well, so our Winter months are crazy for acquiring more STUFF. I have been working hard at clearing the clutter this year with getting rid of toys, […]

How do you choose classes for preschoolers? Check out these great tips!

Published September 29, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

By: Heather van Mil It seems that life revolves around a school calendar (now that we have one in BC) whether you have school aged children or not, so while big kids are getting ready for class, September often means a return to classes for preschoolers too. But as we all know, time flies! With […]

Hot Find Friday: Lucy Darling

Published September 26, 2014 at 9:19 am - No Comments

So if the name Lucy Darling and shop wasn’t cute overload enough already, the products themselves will put you over the edge. Not only cute, but useful. We would totally use these most adorable closet organizers in the first year of motherhood here at Modern Mama. I love buying many different sizes for baby’s first […]

My dirty little secret

Published September 26, 2014 at 6:15 am - No Comments

By: Heather van Mil I have a secret to share, it’s been weighing on me for a long time. 5 years and 9 months to be exact – how long I’ve been a parent. I confess that….. I argue with my spouse in front of my children. (Pause for the collective gasp) Just about any […]

Local Review: BrightPath Kids

Published September 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm - No Comments

I had the opportunity to tour the new BrightPath Kids Centre in Clayton Heights (192nd Street & 72nd Avenue) this week. I admit, I was impressed. This would be the place to check out if you are in need of group care for your 6 week – 12 year old. Several highlights for me were… […]

How Does She Do It: Modern Mama’s own Courtney Hunter

Published September 24, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

We are so excited about our latest feature How Does She Do It! Every few months we’ll interview and feature a ‘Celebrity Mom’! In between we’ll feature ALL moms (You! Please apply here!) Now that you’ve seen how celebrity moms Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond from Bobs and Lolo do it, we are thrilled to introduce you to our very […]

10 Things I learned about ending breastfeeding

Published September 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm - No Comments

By: Courtney Hunter, Lethbridge Community Director While I don’t profess to be an expert in breastfeeding, nor do I have an opinion on what is right or wrong for each mama, my experience and my choice was to breast feed my son. In the lead up to and as we passed my son’s first birthday […]

How to Get Back Into a (Sleep) Routine for Fall

Published September 22, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

 By: Joleen Dilk Salyn It’s that time of year when many of us are getting back into a structured routine again. Summer vacations have ended, children are in school and our work commitments begin to pile up, making the need for sleep essential for the health and well-being of our families. (note from the editor: […]

7 alternative education methods for your kids

Published September 22, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

By: Heather van Mil Parents these days are faced with more choice than ever when it comes to their children’s education. Previously, getting a specialized education most often meant attending a private school and came with a hefty price tag. Today however, there are a wide variety of educational trends popping up in (and out […]

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