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We have a brand new & beautiful Modern Mama website and have moved the blog to our new home.

Please join us at our new Modern Mama Vancouver West site for all our latest posts and event details.

 

 

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I just love the the poster for our Modern Bump Brunch on November 27th:

We are giving away 2 tickets to attend the brunch on our facebook page this week! Just visit our page and “like us,” and then comment on this post. Winner will be announced on November 18. Good luck!

 

 

 

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five things

1 | Bring your family to the Halloween Hunt at Cambie Village on Saturday, October 29th, noon to 3pm. They’ll be pumpkin decorating, crafts, balloons, and more. Plus, you can check out the recently opened Kaboodles Toy Store  in the ‘hood!
2 | Baby and Family Fair October 29th & 30th, 10am-5pm, Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre East. Bobs & LoLo, Po from KungFu Panda, $25,000 in draws, and baby vendors everywhere.
3 | Halloween Hunt at Creekside Community Centre – Head down to False Creek Halloween morning for a haunting scavenger hunt in the Village and get rewarded with a treat bag and access to the Family Play Gym. Monday, October 31, 10:30am to 11:30am, ages 0-7 with adult. $3. Call the community to register at 604-257-3050.
4 | Pottery Barn Kids  Customer Appreciation Event – On November 3, 6pm-9pm, Pottery Barn Kids will be offering product demos, refreshments, and 10% off the store. Call the store to register: 604-638-7494
5 | For all you organized mamas, Style Kid is starting their “12 Sales of Christmas” promotion. It’s only 60 shopping days and 4 pay cheques to Christmas, don’t cha know.  First sale just completed –  30% off on Halloween Friendly Gift Ideas. But, 11 more surprise sales are happening over the next 7 weeks. Join their mail list to get details: http://www.stylekid.ca/

Image: David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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five things

One of the things I will be doing on the blog is to feature five local things to do for you around Vancouver every week!  Let’s get started …

1 | Anthropologie is a fabulously beautiful store with gorgeous clothing and housewares too!  They even carry a cute selection of kids stuffies and books.  Not sure what to buy for the next house-warming or hostess gift? You must stop in here!  Combine that fabulousness with Design Sponge, and you’ve got one superb Saturday event to check out.  This Saturday, from 5-8pm, check out the Book Signing and Craft event atAnthropologie South Granville.  RSVP!

2 | The Vancouver International Latte Art Competition is this Sunday at Vancouver Library Square at Robson & Homer.  Featuring FREE lattes, coffees and hot chocolate for the kids, check out the guest judged Latte Art, Tea Leaf reading and traditional tea ceremonies, plus a a live art show!  Visit the site for more info.

3 | Pottery Barn Kids carries some of the most amazing kids costumes at Halloween, and they’re in store NOW!  Some of their Halloween decor is currently up to 20% off!  Visit their Vancouver store at 2835 Granville Street.

4 | Bellies to Babies hits town this weekend as well, it’s a baby tradeshow for moms and moms-to-be to check out and learn about amazing products and services from around Vancouver!  Check it out this Sunday October 2, 11-4pm at the Croation Cultural Centre.

5 | I like to include a cool site too, from time to time, Vancouver Mom has been a favourite of mine since the moment I stepped foot back into the Lower Mainland as a mom this Summer.  It’s a fabulous site for learning more about local events and happenings around Vancouver for us moms!  Check it out and subscribe today.

 

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launching Vancouver!

It is with great excitment and passion that I am happy to announce Modern Mama’s arrival in Greater Vancouver! 

I moved to Edmonton, Alberta from the lower mainland four years ago.  I was used to working fulltime and had a live-in nanny while doing so and living here.  My husband got a promotion and transfer to Edmonton so we took it, allowing me to suddenly be a stay-at-home mom.  I had 2 and 4 year old daughters at that time, and I was suddenly bored and restless at home.  I knew I wanted to create something, a business, a hobby, something to keep my mind engaged and myself busy – with my girls in tow.  At that moment, www.modernmama.ca was born.  What is it?  It’s events for moms.  I wanted to get out of the house then, and I remembered what it was like when my first (and second) were born and needing engagement and support from other moms going through similar struggles, life challenges, long days and all that new-mom stuff.  I wanted to get out and enjoy parts of myself that felt lost somewhere – like fashion, beauty, arts and culture.  So i started to create events for moms in early 2008 in Edmonton.  Created a simple website alone and tried to tell moms one-by-one, a little at a time.  Today Modern Mama Edmonton has grown to become regular events, including workshops, luncheons, shopping and beauty events, an online social network and a hyper-local blog for moms in Edmonton.

My wish is to create the same community for moms here in Vancouver.  My husband was transfered back recently, this summer of 2011 and here I am living back in Beautiful Vancouver.  I am happy to be here and can’t wait to get started!!  Please comment and let me know what event (or types of events) you would like to see happening here, for you!  I’m hoping to cover all of the lower mainland, so don’t be shy!

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