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Kim

In Edmonton, Explore on
October 10, 2018

Start the Car! Weehelp Sale is THIS Weekend!

Weehelp, one of my favourite Edmonton sales for getting second hand kids & baby clothes/shoes/toys/books is coming this Friday and Saturday! Here’s a few reasons why you should check it out:

The Prices!

Second hand shopping is where it’s at. Not only is it way cheaper, but it is so much better for the environment. Plus, kids. They have no idea how to treat clothes, they never stay in one size for too long and they are over their toys faster than you can blink. This way you can pick up multiple items and still keep your budget in check.

The Cause!

Weehelp Foundation donates all of its profits to local children’s charities, like the Stollery! All of the items have been donated by generous people in the community and the entire sale is run by volunteers. To date, Weehelp has donated OVER $85,000!

The Quality!

Andrea Peyton, founder of Weehelp, and her team of dedicated volunteers are meticulous about the quality of the items they offer up at the sale. For the entire year they wash, repair, test and ensure all items are in tip top shape for their next home.

The Selection!

There will be tons of items for kids aged 0-14 years old. I’ve also been told that there is a lot of winter items- snowsuits, boots, etc. Last year, I snagged a pair of hockey skates that had never been worn, a North Face jacket and so much more. Seriously, you don’t want to miss it. For the best selection come on Friday if you can! Here’s a sneak peek:

The Details:

  • What: Second Hand Sale in Support of Local Children’s Charities with Items for 0-14 Year Olds (biggest selection is usually babies/toddlers, but there are items for all)
  • Where: Weehelp Warehouse 14215 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton
  • When: Friday October 12 noon-7pm & Saturday October 13 9am-3pm
  • Need to Know: Cash only, please try to bring your own reusable bags. There is no entry fee. Get there early for the best selection!

You can RSVP via Facebook here. Please share with your friends to help spread the word! See you at the sale,

Every Day Girl

In Health, Lifestyle, Random Thoughts on
October 3, 2018

Girl, Wash Your Face… Book Review

rachel hollis

Recently a friend gifted me a book she has been reading called Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I had no idea who Rachel Hollis was, but once I paid attention, it seemed that she was everywhere. Thankfully my friend caught me up and gave me a copy! If you haven’t heard of it the book is based on 20 lies that the author once believed about herself, personal stories on each topic and how she worked through them to achieve happiness.

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In Health, Lifestyle on
September 12, 2018

Pregnancy + Exercise

prenatal exercise

Written by: Rachelle Howse

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

This is a time in a women’s life that is both exciting and terrifying! You start asking yourself a million different questions: Now what? Can I exercise? Can I run? Should I be performing core exercises? 

It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed and confused, especially when Dr. Google is telling you contraindicated advice? This is when you need to STOP and BREATHE!

Pregnant women are nervous about exercising while pregnant.  They are unsure of which exercises they can or should do. They are worried about doing too much or not enough.  They might be concerned about gaining too much or too little weight during their pregnancy and how that will affect both themselves and the growing fetus.  

If you are not having any complications in your pregnancy, you should be doing something to keep active, even if it’s just walking.

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In Edmonton, Explore on
September 12, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About the Royal Alberta Museum Opening!

RAM

We’ve got some exciting news about the opening of the highly anticipated Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton!

With 2.4 million uniquely Albertan stories just waiting to be told, you’ll find a-ha moments around every corner. Space rocks, live bugs, enormous dinosaurs, wildlife and personal accounts from people who have shaped our province come together in bold, new exhibits.” -Royal Alberta Museum

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In Explore, Northern Alberta on
September 5, 2018

Exploring Hard Luck Canyon

September might be here, but don’t despair my fellow Adventurers! Fall is a great time to get out and explore our gorgeous province. This weekend we did just that and checked out Hard Luck Canyon by Whitecourt. The area gets a lot of attention for the Rotary Park River Slides (which is pretty cool), but our entire group was so impressed with the accessibility and absolute beauty of this little gem.

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In Lifestyle, Parenting, Random Thoughts on
August 29, 2018

For the Mamas on the 1st Day of Kindergarten

I’m no stranger of not wanting summer to end. Every year I feel this certain kind of dread right around the end of August and refuse to embrace the PSL and cozy plaid until October. Summer is so fleeting in this part of the world (why would I ever want it to be cold?!) and the end of it always signifies the beginning of school. For the past 5 years this has been no huge deal, because I’ve been a mama casually working (mainly) from home. The extension of summer has been easy and blissful. Some years the weather has been nice enough that I could extend the summer vibes until October!

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In Explore on
August 22, 2018

Reasons to Love Newfoundland

Newfoundland

I know, I know….. this is an ALBERTA based website, so why am I going on about Newfoundland???? Well, I always knew that Alberta and Newfoundland had a connection…..hello Oil Sands! But, I didn’t really understand the depth of it until I visited the province this summer. So many people on my personal social media (who live in Alberta) reached out to me to tell me about their hometowns in Newfoundland- I had no idea I knew that many people who were from there! As we met people on our trip it became very clear that almost everyone who lives on this stunning island in the Atlantic has a loved one (or many) in Alberta. It is undeniable- these two provinces that are so very far away from one another, and so vastly different- hold a very special connection for many of us.

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In Health, Lifestyle, Parenting on
August 1, 2018

Is Your Child Wearing Their Bike Helmet Properly?

bike helmet fit

We all know that helmets are an absolute must for bike riders, but do you actually know how it should fit? Proper helmet fit is essential! Thankfully, our friends at Pedalheads have put together some valuable information for us to share with you. Did you know that Pedalheads estimates that 50% of the kids that attend their summer camps do NOT have a properly fitted helmet and/or bike?

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In Central Alberta, Edmonton, Explore on
July 18, 2018

Escape to Pigeon Lake this Summer (without the kids)!

Village at Pigeon Lake

Looking for a nice little escape (without the kids) this summer? Take the hubby on a date weekend or pick up the girlfriends and head to Pigeon Lake! I spent a blissful few days here earlier in the summer and I was really impressed with all there is to do in the area. Pigeon Lake is kid friendly too, but by this point in the summer you might be itching for a little adult break…. am I right?

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In Edmonton, Explore on
July 11, 2018

What You Need to Know about Borden Pool: Canada’s 1st Naturally Treated Pool!

natural swimming pool

The long awaited Borden Pool is set to open today in Edmonton! There have been a few setbacks, but it’s kind of understandable because this is the first of its kind in Canada. The pool water is treated in a completely natural way! There’s no chemicals added to the water, making it a really unique outdoor pool experience.

natural swimming pool

We checked it out this past Friday and it was impressive for a number of reasons:

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