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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Share the Christmas spirit this year by gifting someone a batch of handmade peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub.
Recent Posts Say goodbye to dry skin this winter, while enjoying a little Christmas cheer in your daily shower or bath. Whether this is made for yourself or gifted to someone you … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/11/candy-cane-sugar-scrub/

DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

A festive body scrub that smells like Gingerbread, perfect for Christmas gifts or as a stocking stuffer.
Recent Posts Are you looking for a handcrafted gift for someone special, or even yourself? This festive body scrub is easy to mix up, and smells deliciously like a cookie! A though… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/11/diy-gingerbread-sugar-scrub/

Why I Choose The Flu Shot

In our home, we vaccinate. I've heard a lot of debate over whether or not to do it, but regardless we all do what's best for our family.
Recent Posts The Influenza vaccine is safe for kids 6 months old and up, and if you are looking for more information on the Influenza vaccine for kids and families you can read up… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/10/why-i-choose-flu-shot/

Reclaiming Freedom in Childhood

Yes, today is different than it was when we were growing up. The media pushes in and reminds us almost daily how unsafe and uncertain our world is. It is helpful, and then other times it isn't. But I want my kids to enjoy their childhood without the thre…
Recent Posts When I was thirteen, my little brother and I would ride our bikes across Saskatoon from one side of the city where we lived, over the river, to the downtown district … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/10/reclaiming-freedom-childhood/

Baking Pie: A Kitchen Battle

"Making a pie is easy"... Or so I thought. My escapades in the kitchen quickly taught me that baking a pie is no easy feat.
Recent Posts With Thanksgiving around the corner, I had it in my mind to bake beautiful pies to bring to all those family dinners. In my mind's eye I could see the delight on the … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/10/baking-pie-kitchen-battle/

Lemon Rosemary Detox Bath Salts

DIY detox bath salts for pampering mom at home!
Recent Posts Being a mom can be BUSY! So here is a great recipe to make for yourself, or to gift a friend/loved one to have a spa moment at home. This is quick, and fairly mess fre… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/10/lemon-rosemary-detox-bath-salts/

The Secret Contents of Your Bedroom Drawer

What do you have in your bedside table? What would you do if your kids found what you keep there? Of course you would blog about it, right? Here is Lindsay's story of what her kids found!
Recent Posts Once upon a time a few girlfriends and I had a day out in the city. What did we do on this day out in the city you ask? Well, we had an extremely enlightening day mull… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/09/secret-contents-your-bedroom-drawer/

Tickle & Pull: What No One Tells You About Diaper Changes

What happens when a toddler "discovers" areas of their body? Not always what you expect, or what other seasoned mamas prepare you for...
Recent Posts When our son was born, I remember the veteran boy moms sharing their pearls of wisdom. "Cover them up while changing their diaper so they don't let loose a stream of … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/09/tickle-pull-what-no-one-tells-you-about-diaper-changes/

Kids in Crazy Candyland, The Dilemna

An open letter about sugar and kids... From your friendly, neighbourhood Mom Friend.
Recent Posts There are many things I love, and sugary treats are very high on the list - as are the look of absolute joy in my children's faces. I am, however, not a fan of these … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/kids-crazy-candyland-dilemna/

Moms Don't Get No Privacy

Privacy is a thing of the past when you're a mom, so here is a story to laugh about... And maybe even relate to.
Recent Posts Before I had kids, I very rarely took baths. Why? Because the idea of lazing around in a tub of dirty water and your own exfoliated skin just grosses me out (yes I kno… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/moms-dont-get-no-privacy/

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/

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/

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/

'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/

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/

Mom AKA The Locator

My name is Mom and I am the Locator. In the scorching heat of summer I am the one who finds the sandal. In the blistery snow-filled days of ice and frost I find the mate to a missing mitten. During the witching hours of bedtime I find the elusive Sleepy B…
Recent Posts The air inside the play house is stale and sour. Perhaps it has originated from a rotten milk cup that has been stashed here days, or weeks even. I cannot worry about… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/mom-aka-locator/

Milestones: Saying Goodbye To Kindergarten

Milestones. They come upon us quickly, passing as quickly as they come. As we leave behind Kindergarten for the first time, I find myself pausing to view an inner montage of moments.
Recent Posts Milestones. They come upon us quickly, passing as quickly as they come. As we leave behind Kindergarten for the first time, I find myself pausing to view an inner mon… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/milestones-saying-goodbye-kindergarten/

The Progression Of Life

Imagine the breathtaking world we could live in if we all had a “that’s what families are for” approach to one another.
Recent Posts I woke up this morning with poetic sentences yodeling at the tip of my tongue. Of course, I didn’t have the wherewithal to write them down while snuggled cozily in my… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/progression-life/