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The Room

The middle of the night adventures and musings in your child's room... Or, rather, misadventures.
Recent Posts It is three o’clock in the morning.  My eyeballs are stinging and lack their necessary moisture. The smell of pungent urine assaults my nostrils. I was awoken several… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/room/

Aisabobo: Sandbox Chic, Canadian Kids Clothes

Introducing Aisabobo! The new Canadian clothing line for kids ages 3-7 that is both Instagram-able and washable. Plus, their exclusive deal to celebrate on June 1, 2015 (International Children's Day).
Recent Posts We're so excited to share this new Canadian kids clothes fashion line with our readers! They have bridged the gap of chic and practical kids clothes with their line, … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/aisabobo-sandbox-chic-canadian-kids-clothes/

Family Friendly Festivals - Central Alberta

Grab the sunscreen, pack a picnic, and buckle the kids into the car… We’ve got the details of all the kid friendly festivals coming to Central Alberta this summer in Red Deer, Camrose, Ponoka, Stettler, and Vermillion.
Recent Posts Grab the sunscreen, pack a picnic, and buckle the kids into the car… We’ve got the details of all the kid friendly festivals coming to Central Alberta this summer. P… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/family-friendly-festivals-central-alberta/

Family Friendly Festivals - Edmonton

Your source for family friendly festival information for Edmonton, Alberta. Perfect for kids, or the kid in you!
Recent Posts Get out and enjoy new experiences with the family with these amazing festivals. There’s a reason Edmonton, Alberta is named the Festival City of Canada! We’ve rounded … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/family-friendly-festivals-edmonton/

Family Friendly Festivals - Calgary

Create lasting summertime memories with these amazing family friendly festivals and events in Calgary and area. Details for the Calgary Stampede, Inglewood Sunfest, and more.
Recent Posts Create lasting summertime memories with these amazing family friendly festivals and events. Cochrane SummerFest   July 1, 2015 Lions Rodeo Park will be hosting an … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/family-friendly-festivals-calgary/

The "Yes" And The "No Way" Of Letting My Husband Dress Me For One Week

After coming across an article someone wrote on the freedom and empowerment of letting her boyfriend pick her outfit for five days based on what he felt she was most attractive in, I decided to take the challenge as well. These are my thoughts and experie…
Recent Posts Last week I came across an article someone had written about her experience of letting her boyfriend dress her for one week in what he found her most attractive in. Y… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/yes-and-no-way-letting-my-husband-dress-me-one-week/

Rainbow Sorting Bean Sensory Play

A colourful sensory play idea for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids. Keep little hands busy, or make a game out of it!
Recent Posts One of our favorite sensory bins is with beans! I use the beans as a base for many of our bins and just change out the things we play with in the beans, this one bein… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/rainbow-sorting-bean-sensory-play/

REVIEW: Peter's Drive-In Opens In Red Deer, Alberta

Why the wait was definitely worth it for the Grand Opening of the Red Deer Peter's Drive-In.
Recent Posts Once upon a time, I was a man who would pass up virtually every opportunity to be "the first" at something. Now, I like to be an early adopter. Usually it's the nerd … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/cant-drive-peters-drive/

Gardening With Kids - The Jungle Farm

Join us at the Jungle Farm for a special gardening event!
Join us at the Jungle Farm for a special gardening event! Wagon rides, visiting the animals, flower planting for kids, and plenty of shopping for gardeners - expert or not! http://thesweetmama.com/event/events-calendar/gardening-kids-jungle-farm/

Mom Timeout

When her toddler rages and needs a timeout, this mama daydreams about what her own "timeout" would be like.
Recent Posts Freak outs and temper tantrums are a regular part of our days. During one of my toddlers recent spaz attacks, I sent her to her room to calm down. This apparently sen… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/mom-timeout/

REVIEW: Star Walk Kids App

Stargazing for kids with an easy and interactive app for iPhone or android.
Recent Posts Last year I went to the Dark Sky Festival in Jasper National Park. So naturally, I downloaded myself an app to enhance my experience. And while it has been many years… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/review-star-walk-kids-app/

REVIEW: Dawg'n It Food Truck, A Hot Dog Worthy of Review

I had heard rumours about Dawg’n It before today, so I had already planned to go and eat there at the kickoff of the season for Food Truck Fridays in Red Deer. They may be brand new to Central Alberta, and I sincerely hope they succeed. They definitely de…
Recent Posts It’s May 22. Not only is it the hottest day of the year (so far), but the hottest event of the year (so far) is also happening. Today is the Red Deer Food Truck Friday… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/review-dawgn-it-food-truck-hot-dog-worthy-review/

Having Kids Is Stressful

Having kids is stressful. Understatement of the century said by every parent in the history of parenting. More like once the seed is implanted every minute for the rest of your life will be peppered with what-if’s and Oh My God’s!
Recent Posts Having kids is stressful. Understatement of the century said every by parent in the history of parenting. More like once the seed is implanted every minute for the re… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/having-kids-stressful/

The 30 Day Parenting Challenge

30 parenting challenges for 30 days. This challenge is designed to take the moments as they come, to remind us to unplug and reconnect with our kids.
Recent Posts Let's be honest, parenting is a challenge sometimes. Some days are great, and some are harder than others. Like that time your baby wouldn't let you put them down all… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/30-day-parenting-challenge/

Tie Dye Party

Bring along a white clothing item for your baby, toddler, or big kid to tie-dye, and enjoy some summery playtime in our Frozen Jello sensory bin. Singing, laughing, friendship, and more await! Tickets are $10/child.
Get your tickets HERE. Not able to make the event, but still want to Tie-Dye? Find out how HERE. http://thesweetmama.com/event/events-calendar/tie-dye-party/

Having Kids (It’s a Trap!)

So, that whole concept you have of being a dad? Yea, throw it out. Crumple it up and chuck it in the trash. It’s a trap. Everything you know about being a dad, before you become one, is a lie. And yes, the title has a Star Wars reference in it.
Recent Posts So, that whole concept you have of being a dad? Yea, throw it out. Crumple it up and chuck it in the trash. It’s a trap. Everything you know about being a dad, before… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/having-kids-its-trap/

Frozen Jello Sensory Play

Beat the heat on those warm summer days, or bust boredom with this frozen Jello sensory play activity. Great for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers.
Recent Posts Beat the heat on those warm summer days, or bust boredom with this frozen Jello sensory play activity. Great for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers. Mmmm... It also sm… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/frozen-jello-sensory-play/

Peppermint & Chocolate Mug Cake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this five minute chocolate mug cake recipe, with a hint of peppermint from Young Living essential oils.
Recent Posts Satisfy your sweet tooth with this five minute chocolate mug cake recipe, with a hint of peppermint from Young Living essential oils. Big enough to share, or not. We … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/peppermint-chocolate-mug-cake/

Footprint Parrot Craft

Create a footprint parrot keepsake craft for your baby or toddler.
Recent Posts Create this keepsake craft as a colourful way to remember each little toe, and the size of your baby or toddler's foot.  SUPPLIES red paint yellow paint colo… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/footprint-parrot-craft/

REVIEW: Eliza Jane Soap Company - Luxury Facial Bar For Oily Skin

As an esthetician, I can be quite picky about what I use on my face. This Canadian made, luxury facial soap bar has more than passed the test.
Recent Posts As an Esthetician, I have spent years studying skin and ingredients that go into many skin care products. I love knowing what I am putting onto and into my body. Our … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/review-eliza-jane-soap-company-luxury-facial-bar-oily-skin/

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