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How To Save A Life: Helping When Help Is Needed

How we saved a life by helping when help was needed, and the sad truth that stories like this don't always have a happy ending.
Recent Posts It happened at eight thirty in the evening, midweek. The kids were finally asleep, and the hubs and I were enjoying the silence. We live in a neighborhood that has a … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/how-save-life-helping-when-help-needed/

Pregnancy Glow: Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

For all the mamas who just don’t have that pregnancy glow, this one’s for you.
Recent Posts Even from the beginning, pregnancy isn’t as beautiful as it’s made out to be. I mean, those first special moments of finding out you’re having a baby are usually spent… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/pregnancy-glow-aint-nobody-got-time/

Canning and Mom-Crushes

Somewhere along the lines of life, being ‘asked out on a date’ started to mean a drastically different thing. No longer do I swoon over cute dudes on the beach. I now swoon when the rare opportunity comes along that I may actually have something in common…
Recent Posts So there I was in the canning department of Walmart. I am carefully inspecting all of the different options of jars when I hear Lars begin to yell in delight. “Mama, M… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/canning-and-mom-crushes/

Stylishly Chic & Affordable Teething Accessories By Glitter & Spice

Why do we love Glitter & Spice's handcrafted, Canadian teething accessories? For starters the teether is a spitting replica of an Oreo cookie, and doesn't cost a small fortune...
Recent Posts Are you searching for the perfect teething accessory for your drooling, sore gummed babe or tot? Glitter & Spice has you covered, while staying affordable for every m… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/stylishly-chic-affordable-teething-accessories-glitter-spice/

REVIEW: Treehouse Indoor Playground

Treehouse Indoor Playground has opened their newest location in Red Deer, AB. You can find Treehouse in Calgary, Edmonton North & South, and Winnipeg as well. The Sweet Mama took an inside look as to why it's such a great play option for kids big and smal…
Recent Posts Treehouse Indoor Playground has opened their newest location in Red Deer, AB. You can find Treehouse in Calgary, Edmonton North & South, and Winnipeg as well. The Swe… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/review-treehouse-indoor-playground/

The Diaphragm Is Back, And It Still Isn't Sexy

Yes, mamas, this post is about SEX.
Recent Posts Remember that shallow, dome-shaped, silicone cup in your Mother's underwear drawer?  You and your friend might have found it snooping around in her room as kids. Y… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/diaphragm-back-and-it-still-isnt-sexy/

Healthy Saskatoon Berry Muffins

Bake up a healthy, low-fat snack for the kids or coffee date with this Saskatoon Berry Muffin recipe. Easily substituted with blueberries, and packed with anti-oxidants.
Recent Posts Bake up a healthy, low-fat snack for the kids or coffee date with this Saskatoon Berry Muffin recipe. Easily substituted with blueberries, and packed with anti-oxidan… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/healthy-saskatoon-berry-muffins/

Slide The City - Alberta & British Columbia 2015

Find the dates, times, and locations of where you and the family can Slide The City in Edmonton, Calgary, Sylvan Lake/Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Kamloops, and North Vancouver.
Recent Posts We have the dates, times, and locations of where you and the family can Slide The City in Edmonton, Calgary, Sylvan Lake/Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Kamloops, and North … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/slide-city-alberta-british-columbia-2015/

'Cause Moms Just Wanna Have Fun

Admit it, you sang the title. Because, what's mom life without a little fun?
Recent Posts Admit it, you sang the title. Because, what's mom life without a little fun? Don't you love mom friends? You can all get together and enjoy a cup of hot coffee whi… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/cause-moms-just-wanna-have-fun/

1 a.m. Wake Up Call

It's one in the morning. I'm tired. I miss my bed. And I want my toddler to go to sleep.
Recent Posts Ever notice that the nights when you stay up later than usual, the nights when you need some sleep are the ones that your kid decides they are going to be partying it… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/1-m-wake-call/

Pro Under-Fro & Proud

The latest trend for 2015? Ladies not shaving their underarms. Guess I've been on-trend for a while...
Recent Posts I was on the LRT a few weeks ago and decided to flip open a copy of the Edmonton Metro newspaper* that was sitting on the seat beside me. There, a small article in th… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/pro-under-fro-proud/

Westerner Days Pancakes, BBQ's and FUN in Red Deer

Want to know where to find Charity Pancake Breakfasts, Charity BBQs and other Fun Charity events in Red Deer During Westerner Days 2015? We have the list!
Recent Posts Westerner Days Pancake Breakfasts Saturday July 11th The 34th Annual Bower Place Westerner Days Pancake Breakfast takes place in the parking lot in front of Hudso… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/westerner-days-pancakes-bbqs-and-fun-red-deer/

Thai Fried Pineapple Quinoa

Some of my favourite meals are those ones where you can be missing a few ingredients, but still open your fridge and make it work. Versatility is key! This is one of those recipes. There are endless substitutions and variations for Thai Fried Pineapple Qu…
Recent Posts Some of my favourite meals are those ones where you can be missing a few ingredients, but still open your fridge and make it work. Versatility is key! This is one of … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/thai-fried-pineapple-quinoa/

Dear Mama With A Sick Baby...

An open letter to the mama that is watching her baby battle in the NICU, through sickness, through all odds.
Recent Posts Dear Mama, I am so sorry you are here. I see your beautiful nursery with matching textiles, cozy rocking chair in the corner, and flawlessly placed stuffed animals… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/dear-mama-sick-baby/

DIY Bug Repellent with Young Living Essential Oils

Freedom Family Essentials shares their recipe on how to make your own bug spray for summer, that keeps the kids, baby, and family chemical free.
Recent Posts We've all heard about DEET, a common ingredient in bug sprays. We also know that kid-safe bug sprays don't contain any. Why? Well, it's basically poison for bugs... M… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/diy-bug-repellent-young-living-essential-oils/

Top 10 things to do at the Calgary Stampede

There are so many things to do at the Calgary Stampede, so we narrowed down the list and here is our Top 10 things to See & Do while at the 2015 Edition of the Calgary Stampede!
Recent Posts The Calgary Stampede is a great time, and is truly the greatest outdoor show in Canada. There are so many things to do during the stampede, so how do you narrow down … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/top-10-things-do-calgary-stampede/