baby’s picks


The Peanut Diaper Changer by Keekaroo

We bought this changer back when I was pregnant with Zofi, and since then we have recommended and bought this product for both family members and friends.  Within a week of purchasing the peanut, one family member (to whom we recommended it to) told us that it had already been a lifesaver after experiencing a serious diaper explosion. Below are just a few reasons why we think this diaper changer is a must have:

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lovables littles uptown market

lovable littles

Lovable Littles Uptown Market will be at Terwillegar Community Church this weekend!  This is an event that you do not want to miss, especially if you are a mom living in South-West Edmonton.

lovablelittles2Lovable Littles Uptown Market is a modern market located in the beautiful new building in the heart of Terwillegar, SW Edmonton. There will over 75 booths devoted to all things family.  You can expect to find unique handmade items as well as the city’s best local businesses showcasing some great products.

This will be a fun full day for everyone as they will have entertainment for the little ones and their parents with shopping, displays, and demonstrations!

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deals – september 12



1458190This week I finally gave in and bought a car seat for our second vehicle. I didn’t want to fork out a lot of money as it would be in our secondary vehicle, and as such would be used on occasion, but I didn’t want to get a poorly designed seat either. On my search for a quality seat on a tight budget, I came across an amazing deal at Walmart that I just had to share.

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family fun in the city – september

sept 11

There are some amazing events in and around our city this month that the whole family can enjoy!

What The Truck?! – September 12

whatthetruckWhat The Truck?! is ending the food truck season with the biggest event of the year. There will be a totally of 25 trucks, the most in the history of What The Truck?! For an event this big you will want to make sure you get there early :) If you’re planning to come, please RSVP on Facebook to give them a better sense of numbers.

For a list of the 25 amazing trucks that are going to be there click here.

Click here for the menus for the 25 trucks.

Cost: no admission fee – just show up and enjoy some excellent food
When: Friday, September 12 @4-8pm
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton

Kaleido Family Arts Festival by Arts on the Ave

Feature-kaleido2012Alberta Avenue comes alive with a free arts festival featuring music, dance, theatre,film, literary, and visual arts.

Artists collide in an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces of 118thAvenue.

To view the festival map, click here.

Cost: Kaleido is FREE! Please donate what you can at the colourful donation tubes on site. Programs for sale $2 at the Carrot prior to festival, and at the info and merch booths during festival.
When: Friday, September 12 @ 8:00 pm – 12:30 am, Saturday, September 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 am and Sunday, September 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: 118th Ave from 90-94th Street

Party in the ParkPresented by The House of Many and Frugal Edmonton Mama

10541885_1467317680182586_4639214514535093491_nParty in the Park brings together all of the Family Friendly services and businesses that Sherwood Park has to offer with a day filled with family fun.

Some activities include bouncy castles, glitter tattoos, jedi training sessions, free hair braiding and color strands from Beaners Sherwood Park, juggling, magic and music demonstration classes, sportball classes, appearances from Anna and Elsa and personalized hair and make-up sessions with the duo, Yoshi, Spiderman, Ninja Turtles, bubble demonstrations, and Crafts with Wonderwoman.

Tickets are not going to be available on the day of, so make sure you get your tickets before the show. Every ticket gets a swag bag, and the chance to win over $5,000 worth of door prizes, including a brand new stroller system, an annual family pass to Fort Edmonton Park, cold hard cash, restaurant gift certificates, yoga wear, a kids snowboard + much, much more.

As an added bonus, each ticket purchased will get your name entered for a BEAUTY MAKEOVER with Anna & Elsa at the event. There will be 4 of these given away – one for each time slot.

Cost: Tickets are $20/family (up to four kids). Get your tickets here.
When: September 21, 2104 @ 10am – 4pm
Where: Agora (Strathcona County Library Hall)

hidden gem – pico bello cafe

hidden gem

pico bello 1On most weekends our little family goes out for breakfast as a treat .  We prefer to support local businesses as much as possible, so we are always on the hunt for hidden gems within the city.   A couple of weeks ago we were driving to Winners/HomeSense in Mayfield Common (our favorite place to shop… more on that on another post) when I noticed a small restaurant called Pico Bello Cafe located next to the Boston Pizza; it looked interesting so I did decided to do some quick research. After checking UrbanSpoon and Tripadvisor I realized that I might have found a hidden gem! The first thing I noticed was that their eggs benedict looked delicious and being my hubby’s favorite I knew that this Continue Reading