July 20, 2017

New Parent

Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance & an RESP

Brendan Roberts from Sunlife Financial posted a meme (see below – “So, you bought insurance for your cell phone… But no life insurance to protect your family?!?”)  Government Grants in the RESP. Totally FREE and YES you should get them! See my blog post about how you can receive a FREE gift card from Brendan Roberts at Sunlife Financial.


Government Money – Canada Child Benefit

You can get up to $6,400 per year for EACH child under the age of 6 and $5,400 per year for each child aged 6 to 17.  Like to learn more? Check out the webpage here.

Breast Feeding Support

Have you ever thought of donating? Start pumping right away after your babies birth. Contact the Northern Star Mother’s Milk Bank and off you go! Check out some breastfeeding support groups below:

La Leche League Canada Online Support

La Leche League – Sherwood Park

La Leche League – Spruce Grove, AB


Dental & Vision Care – Alberta Care Health Benefit

“Get free eyeglasses, prescriptions and dental visits for your children through the Alberta Child Health Benefit plan. It helps pay health care bills for families with limited incomes. Knowing your children’s health is cared for will bring peace of mind.” It’s… FREE check out more details here! “The Alberta Child Health Benefit plan pays for health services, such as eyeglasses, prescription drugs and dental care, that are not available through standard Alberta Health Care Insurance. The health plan is for children up to age 18, and up to age 20 if they live at home and are attending high school up to grade 12. There are no fees to sign up.”


Eye Exams

“For Alberta children 18 years old and younger (1–18), and seniors 65 years and older, eye examinations are covered if received in Alberta. Optometry services received outside Alberta are not covered. Optometry benefits are limited to one complete exam, one partial exam, and one diagnostic procedure per benefit year (July 1 to June 30).” It’s FREE check out the details here!

Toddler & Growing Kids

Splash Parks & Play Parks. There are parks everywhere and you can go to them! Going to a park is FREE fun. It gets the kids out, you can pack a lunch if you wanted, and soak in some vitamin D.


Free Parent Time “Play Time”

  • Parent Link – Check out my blog post to hear all about it. It’s all over Alberta &Parent Link is FREE! A centre to go as you are, make some friends and be connected. You’re not alone. Ages 0 – 5 years old.
  • Box Social (Edmonton/Sherwood Park local) – Monthly events at different mall locations. FREE activities of all kinds, for a few hours, for your kids to enjoy! Ages 0 – 5 years old.
  • Mommy Connections – Located in Edmonton there are different Mommy Connections (Watch out for their events as they are NOT always free). However put on once a month at West Edmonton Mall usually a 10-noon session.

Potty Training 

  • The 3 Day potty training e-book is WHAT YOU NEED. Use it, it WILL work but first believe in yourself. Stop what you doing, take a deep breath and don’t listen to any negativity. Do it and get it done girl!


Hidden Play areas

  • Chuck e Cheese – yeah HELLO mini play park inside and its in a contained area. Room for play date with another mom (high five) Their webpage also has some printable downloads to give are tickets and or tokens to use while you are there. Additionally if you sign up for their emails you are send free tickets and info about free events. ex. if you dress up in October you get free tickets, if you are there on the hour every hour there is a ticket splash ect.


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