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Free Baby Boxes for Alberta Moms

Alberta moms expecting Oct 1st 2016 – Oct 1st 2017 find out how to get your Free Baby Box here!
Recent Posts Alberta moms expecting Oct 1st 2016 – Oct 1st 2017 find out how to get your Free Baby Box here! The purpose of the Baby Box is to provide a safe sleep space for al… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2016/10/free-baby-boxes-alberta-moms/

Grandfather at 40...Decisions and the Gender Reveal!

After the shock of hearing that our 16 year old daughter is pregnant, we are now past the shock and questioning our parenting phase of the situation. Together as a family we have spoken to counselors, met with the father and his mother and are preparing f…
Recent Posts After the shock of hearing that our 16 year old daughter was pregnant two or three months ago, we are now past the shock and questioning our parenting phase of the sit… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2016/02/grandfather-40decisions-and-gender-reveal/

I'm going to be a Grandfather at 40

The day the news hit us that our 16 year old daughter was pregnant, we questioned everything we had done as parents. Was this our fault? What did we do wrong? Turns out it isn’t what we were doing, I think it’s what we weren’t doing.
Recent Posts I am a grandfather at 40 years old.   Right after I graduated from technical school, my wife and I became parents for the first time. I remember wondering what wo… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2016/02/im-going-be-grandfather-40/

Babywearing in Winter

How to safely enjoy Babywearing during the winter months.
Recent Posts Babywearing in the winter is one of the easiest ways to get outside and enjoy the snow, while also being able to soak up that much needed vitamin D. It's quick, easy,… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/11/babywearing-winter/

5 Must Have Baby Proofing Items

Our Top 5 list of MUST HAVE baby proofing items.
Recent Posts Now that baby is Home Sweet Home from the hospital, you're probably already thinking ahead to how you're going to keep that little bundle of joy safe. But what do you … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/11/5-must-have-baby-proofing-items/

Blunders of Pregnancy

Those unfortunate moments in pregnancy when you don't know whether to cry or laugh...
Recent Posts Baby brain - or the lack of being able to use your brain properly in pregnancy - is a real thing. It may not happen to me daily, but it does happen. And when it does,… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/10/blunders-pregnancy/

Bum-pkin Painting: A Baby's First Halloween Tradition

What's a bum-pkin? Exactly what you think... A pumpkin made out of a print of your baby's bum!
Recent Posts Autumn means pumpkins, which means Thanksgiving, which means Halloween... This craft is adorable to the power of ten. Mamas love them some cute baby bums, so we are … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/10/bum-pkin-painting-babys-first-halloween-tradition/

Say "No Way!" To Morning Sickness

Practical tips for you to help manage or avoid the dreaded morning sickness in pregnancy.
Recent Posts Morning sickness, the lie that some pregnant mamas soon realize can mean "all day sickness". Nausea is one of the earliest and tell-tale signs of pregnancy, starting … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/09/say-no-way-morning-sickness/

Baby Led Solids, What Is It?!

Have you heard about this "new" way for baby to start solids? Baby led weaning, or baby led solids, is becoming more widely used for baby's first food experiences.
Recent Posts What is Baby Led Weaning? Baby Led Weaning (BLW), quite simply, means letting your child feed themselves from the very start of weaning. The dictionary defines weanin… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/09/baby-led-solids-what-it/

Pregnancy After Miscarriage

When 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage, it's easy to be uneasy when you are pregnant after a loss.
Recent Posts 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage after the positive pregnancy test. 1 in 5, the statistic that we all hear but never think will happen to us. If it has, you are … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/09/pregnancy-after-miscarriage/

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/

10 Non-Essential Baby Items AKA Wasted Space

A list of the ten most useless and space wasting, non-essential baby items from moms just like you.
Recent Posts The excitement of getting ready for baby (and the frantic craziness of nesting) is something every mama experiences. I remember less than fondly some of my trips shopp… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/10-non-essential-baby-items-aka-wasted-space/

The Unexpected C-Section

Sometimes, your birth plan doesn't go the way you thought it would. Sometimes, it's scary or feels disappointing, like your body failed you in something that should have been so natural. Amanda shares her emotional journey through an unexpected C-Section.…
Recent Posts Before we had children, I remember having these huge plans of a natural vaginal birth with no complications. Almost movie like. May 2007 was when I found out I was pr… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/unexpected-c-section/

Pregnancy Myths, The Truth of It

Ditch the old wives' tales, here is our collection of popular pregnancy myths. Whether debunked or not, some are quite hilarious.
Recent Posts Ditch the old wives' tales, here is our collection of popular pregnancy myths. Whether debunked or not, some are quite hilarious. MYTH: You can't get the flu shot … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/pregnancy-myths-truth-it/

Immunization Schedules (Alberta & British Columbia)

Find Alberta and BC’s recommended immunization schedules - as well as a breakdown of what each immunization includes - a few handy resources, and some tips to help make the dreaded poke a bit easier for both parent and child. Just in time for those big-ki…
Recent Posts A few weeks ago my daughter’s Kindergarten package arrived in the mail. Along with school day schedules, supply lists and information about orientations was a leaflet … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/immunization-schedules-alberta-british-columbia/

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/

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/

Must-Have Mocs, By Mally Designs

Moccasins for babies and toddlers are huge in trendy kids fashion. We LOVE our new Mally Mocs leather moccasins, and that they coordinate easily with their other leather products for babies and toddlers.
Recent Posts Moccasins for babies and toddlers are huge in trendy kids fashion. We LOVE our new Mally Mocs leather moccasins, and that they coordinate easily with their other leat… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/must-have-mocs-mally-designs/

"Landscaping" Before Your Due Date

What do you do "down under" before your due date?
Recent Posts As an Esthetician, I cannot tell you how many times I was asked what you should do "down under" before your due date. Ladies, let's be real. We all know what I'm talk… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/landscaping-your-due-date/

C-Section Dos & Don'ts

The dos and don'ts of having a C-Section, from one mama to another.
Recent Posts Every pregnancy is different, so naturally every C-Section experience is different from person to person. I've had three sections, so you could say I know a thing or … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/c-section-dos-donts/

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