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How Fashion Can Boost Your Mood and Confidence as a Mom

Woman with daughter jogging in park

Becoming a mother is a life-altering experience in incredible – and not so incredible ways. It ushers in a host of physical and emotional changes that can profoundly affect a woman’s mood, body image, and sense of self.

Pregnancy, for instance, is a miraculous journey that involves significant physical changes. As the body adapts to nurture and carry a growing baby, weight gain, stretch marks, and alterations in posture become part of the equation. These are natural and necessary, but they can leave some women feeling self-conscious and less confident about their appearance.

The pressure to “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy bodies quickly can also add to these insecurities.

Plus, to keep up with the demands of caring for an infant, many new mothers find themselves reaching for the most comfortable and practical clothing in their closets, often prioritizing convenience over style. The result is a shift in the way they present themselves to the world, which can, in turn, impact their self-esteem and sense of identity.

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Little Bow Provincial Park Campground Guide

Blue tent set up at Little Bow Provincial Park Campground

Little Bow Provincial Park is a great place to spend a few days or weeks camping. The nearby reservoir with a marked off swimming area is the top attraction – spend the day lounging on the beach catching the sunshine, build a sandcastle, paddle board or bring your boat and jet skis. An onsite concession is available to treat yourself to ice cream, hot dogs or hamburgers, plus essentials like milk and ice, making it easy to stay for several days.

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15+ Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in Alberta (Mapped!)

Corn mazes across Alberta

Updated: September 12, 2023

I don’t when Corn Mazes became such a thing but we are so glad they did! Over the past few years Corn Mazes have popped up everywhere. You can’t go through the Fall season without visiting one with the kids, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ones across Alberta!

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How To be an Awesome Allergy Ally – Every Day

Allergy Smart cookies

By Corinna Meckelborg, Friendly Pantry Consulting Inc.

Maybe you have a friend who has a child with food allergies, or maybe you’ve just heard that 1 in 13 kids have food allergies (that’s about 2 for every classroom!). Whatever it is, you’re reading this post which means you want to support the food allergy parents in your life, and I want you to know how grateful we are that you’re here!

Food allergy moms don’t expect people to make adjustments, but when you have a child with a life-threatening allergy to something most people take for granted, we are forever grateful.

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Calgary Stampede Tips For Parents

Calgary Stampede fairgrounds

By Karol K YeungUpdate July 2, 2023

The Calgary Stampede, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, a good time to be had for all! It can be crowded, overwhelming, and expensive, but it doesn’t need to be this way. Decide on your top five things you want to see and do! Then you can avoid some meltdowns and parental aggravation.

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15 Campgrounds with Pools in Alberta: Plan a Splashing Good Time!

Stirling community pool

Alberta isn’t really known for it’s outdoor pools. Our season is pretty short for them. Which makes Alberta campgrounds with a pool that much more special to find. We’ve scoured the internet and camping forums to create this list for you. In alphabetical order (because why not?), here are all the non-seasonal campground pools we know of!

Rates were current in June, 2023. We try to update this annually – if you find anything inaccurate please let us know!

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5 Helpful Tips for Traveling during Your Babymoon

Pregnant couple walking on beach dunes

Most couples look forward to a honeymoon soon after their wedding, but another practice that’s become more common over the years is what’s called a “babymoon,” or a vacation before the birth of a child. Babymoons provide partners with the opportunity to bond one-on-one before their lives change and inevitably become busier and more stressful due to parenthood. At the same time, they can serve as a joyful start to a new chapter in a couple’s story—one that involves building a loving home and raising a happy family. 

Though most babymoons are planned to happen before the birth of the first child, there’s no stopping you and your partner from booking vacations for your next pregnancies. A babymoon is as flexible as a honeymoon – you can choose where to go and how long you’ll be away.

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