If you are looking for a Mom and Baby Class near Edmonton that is fun and informative, then the Mama Bear Play Club located in Spruce Grove, Alberta is a great choice!
Meet Andrea and Amanda. They met at the Lois Hole hospital for women where they both started their nursing careers a year apart.
The idea of Mama Bear Play Club was developed in 2020 when Amanda, pregnant with her third and Andrea cuddling her youngest were at the Play Cafe in Spruce Grove, AB.
They were enjoying a coffee while their other 4 children (combined) were running around chatting about how there was a need for the Parkland community to have their own health based moms group.
Especially during the uncertain time they wanted mothers and families to still have a safe place where they could connect, grow and feel supported in motherhood.
As nurses, they wanted it to be education based, where moms could learn about information they need to know in their first year of their babies life and beyond by experts in the field.
Shortly after that discussion, they made the idea a reality and ran their first group in the fall of 2020.
Following this group, they knew they had to expand with their toddler group and eventually bring more beneficial services to the community.
Amanda and Andrea’s favourite thing about their mom and baby class is watching the mamas develop connections with one another and create life long supportive friendships.
Their saying is “motherhood is hard, supporting each other is easy”. And it’s very evident and beautiful when you watch these mothers connect and support each other with the different seasons they are in.
Mama Bear Play Club currently runs 2 different groups:
Mama & Babe Group having 1 class weekly for 8 weeks. This mom and baby class is great for new moms with young babies;
Mama & Babe currently offers:
Mama & Me Group having 1 class weekly for 6 weeks. This class is suited for moms with toddlers that are between 1-4 years old and siblings are welcome.
Mama & Me currently offers:
And they are now offering Infant/Child Choking & CPR workshops as Certified Heart and Stroke Foundation Instructors!
The Mom and Babe Class featured in this blog was with Chelsey from Fit Beside Me on pelvic floor health.
The photos were captured by Nicole Zee Photography.
Nicole Zee Photography is a motherhood photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby and family photography. If you would like to get in touch, click here and I would be happy to chat!