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Ali and Sarah from Edson FCSS take a favourite program and make it virtual. Listen for funny and not-so-funny stories and information about parenting, family and everyday life.
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Ep. 17-Unschool ft. Marsha and Stephanie

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Ep. 35-MIL Stories
Sarah and Ali dive into the world of Reddit and tackle some funny MIL stories! Do you have some, or maybe you can share on behalf of a friend? Mother In Law stories are some of the greatest adventures. Most of the time they just want the best for us... right?
October 04, 2021
Ep. 34-Imma Leave with Lisa Resek
Ali and Sarah chat with dear friend and colleague Lisa Resek who just recently made the transition back to work following a maternity. There are lots of feelings, fears and plans that go into returning back to work, many which do not seem as obvious as you might think!
September 28, 2021
Ep. 33-Old Wives Tales on Gender
Ali & Sarah go over 13 different (plus a bonus "nub theory") old wives tales around predicting gender on Ali! Surprises are fun, but so are all the games you can play to make your best prediction. Have you used old wives tales to predict things like gender? If you have, were you right or was it WAY off? There's absolutely no science behind it, so it's all for fun anyway. Can't wait to meet baby!
September 19, 2021
Ep. 31-Parenting Styles Part 2
Permissive, Neglectful, Authoritarian and Authoritative - Which Parenting Styles are most prominent in your day to day? Sarah and Ali dive into the meaning of each style and go over what kinds of behaviours are possibly yeilded in children when using these styles. Also, we get into a word of the day... Enjoy the jingle!
September 13, 2021
Ep. 30-Parenting Styles Part 1
Parenting Styles vary from person to person and situation to situation, but they all have a few things in common. No matter where you fall, parenting styles are observed on a sliding scale, with high or low support/warmth and high or low expectations. Sarah and Ali complete the quiz live while giving you some insight into their choices. Parenting styles are similar to leadership styles, so if you're curious but maybe don't have too much parenting experience or any at all, don't worry. The quiz offers great insight no matter what.    Check out the Parenting Style quizzes:  Connect with us:  email:  text: 780-517-7055  DM: @edsonparentcafe
August 30, 2021
Ep. 30-Controversial Topics Part 2
Finishing up our conversation from the episode before last, there are SO many more controversial topics we didn't even come close to touching on. What do you think? Is it getting easier/better to publicly feed? Are you aware of early childhood vaccines and use resources available to make decisions? What are you feelings about some of these topics, OR are there any topics we missed you'd like to hear more about? Check out these articles about children and technology (have a read and decide for yourself):
August 23, 2021
Ep. 29-Ali is Emotional... Code Reset with Ginette Martin
Trigger Warning * Raw emotion presented in this podcast. Please know that permission was granted and if you are uncomfortable with others expressing emotion this may not be the most comfortable listening or viewing experience *   Sarah and Ali are joined again by Ginette Martin of Edson Eternal Balance (Check it out on Facebook) to try a mini session. Ali is emotional, something we all know too well, but this was such an amazing experience. If you haven't heard of Emotion Code or the work that Ginette does, we encourage you to have a look! It's powerful stuff and definitely helps release trapped emotions. A freeing and emotional experience that we highly recommend anyone to try!  Check out these great reads:  Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett PhD  The Opposite of Worry by Lawrence Cohen PhD
August 09, 2021
Ep. 28-Controversial Topics Part 1
Ali and Sarah discuss some of the most discussed - and debated - topics surrounding motherhood.  You can probably imagine that there are way too many to fit into an hour, and some topics can turn into 2 or 3 more debates. There's some cringing but also some surprise, we wonder if you'll have similar reactions! If there are any other topics you'd like us to dive deeper into, be sure to send us a message on our Instagram @edsonparentcafe, send us a text at 7805177055 or email 
August 09, 2021
Ep. 27 - Mom Means Business ft. Pretty Little Pots
Sarah and Ali chat with business woman and mama extraordinaire - Kerri Sharpe, owner and creator of Pretty Little Pots, based out of our very own Edson, Alberta. Finding out about her inspiration and what she hopes to instill in her own children and what they know about "being who you want to be". Juggling home life and work life isn't easy, but it can definitely be enjoyable and rewarding.
July 27, 2021
Ep. 26-Bring Back the Nuts
The Edson Parent Cafe Podcast is back with a second season! Ali and Sarah dive in to discuss travelling with a kid and summer plans, as well as  a bit of a discussion around food and food babies? Maybe even real babies... Have fun (or horrifying) travel stories? share them with us! Connect with us: email: text: 780-517-7055 DM: @edsonparentcafe
July 19, 2021
Ep. 25-It's the Final Countdown (Season 1 Finale)
Ali and Sarah dive into the finale episode of Season 1. #toddlerthings Sarah wants to know if she's alone in a crazy tot situation. We review our season one episodes and chat about the things we've adjusted in our day to day lives as a result. Also, how impressive are some peoples pantries?? #goals
May 24, 2021
Ep. 24-It's Been Tough
Sarah and Ali talk about challenges and frustrations that have taken a toll on everyone in different ways. Sharing your responses, discussing their own and finding ways to stay positive through it all. There are a few games you can play to help pass the time during isolation and lockdown, be sure to listen to learn how to play.
May 17, 2021
Ep.23-Would You Rather
Ali and Sarah look through your responses to the Would You Rather game we played on our Instagram this weekend! Parents are met with hard choices everyday, parenthood can feel like a constant game of Would You Rather. Join us for a few good laughs as we decide where we stand. Let's just settle on there's nothing worse than wet socks...
May 10, 2021
Ep. 22-Parenting Fails
Sarah and Ali share your stories all about parenting fails and ways your parents failed you. Lighthearted and comical, these stories are definitely for the books. Whether you forgot them at the dog park or ignored a broken bone, parents are perfectly imperfect.
May 03, 2021
Ep. 21-Sensory Overload ft. Anna V OT
Anna OT is back to dive into sensory processing. We look into understanding senses to better be able to sympathize with individuals whose senses are too little or TOO BIG. There's so much more to senses than we ever knew. Get in touch with Anna by checking her out on Facebook at Anna OT Edson.
April 26, 2021
Ep. 20-Unsolicited Advice
Ali and Sarah chat about unsolicited advice you get as a new parent, a pregnant woman, a mother to a teen... Does it ever end? It's natural to want to give advice, but it's not always the most comfortable when you're receiving it. Can you think of the most common piece of advice you've received when you became a parent? Was it "Sleep when the baby is sleeping?" by chance? We thought so. 
April 19, 2021
Ep. 19-Sensory Processing ft. Anna V OT
Sarah and Ali are joined by Anna V OT to discuss sensory processing. This is episode 1 of 3, as the topic is quite extensive. Did you know that we have 8 senses? We really only pay attention to the "Basic 5", but what about the rest of them? We learn what they do and what they are responsible for when it comes to regulating our behaviours and emotions. We make some pretty neat connections about our day to day lives, too. Ever get hangry? Ya, we can relate.  Find "Anna V OT" on Facebook 
April 09, 2021
Ep. 18-Clean Up, Clean Up
Sarah and Ali chat about spring clean-up. Do you spring clean? What does that look like for you? Is it clearing out items you've been collecting too many of? Or getting into the deep corners of your home that don't often get the attention they need?
April 05, 2021
Ep. 17-Unschool ft. Marsha and Stephanie
Sarah and Ali learn about something new to many parents - unschooling.  Marsha Shack and Stephanie Sewell are education professionals who specialize in unschooling, helping others to understand the difference between school and education, school systems and what a learning can look like for all children. We explore options that are available to parents when it comes to educating their children. Non-Profit Organization:
March 29, 2021
Ep. 16-Emotion Code ft. Ginette Martin
Ali and Sarah have a deep conversation with Ginette Martin of Edson Eternal Balance about emotion code, what it is and what it can help parents with. The practice can help problematic behaviours and issues within our children, within parents and humankind in general. Connect with Ginette on Facebook or Instagram (@EdsonEternalBalance) email Edson Family Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre at 780-723-1985 If anyone has any further questions or would like to know more please feel free to reach out. Books: Siblings without rivalry By Adele Faber Books for self love & growth: “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz “The Secret” on Netflix or book by Rhonda Byrne “The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting” by Brene Brown (I have loved all of her books) “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
March 22, 2021
Ep. 15-Are You Even a Picky Eater
Sarah and Ali chat about picky eaters, their own experiences with choosy eating and common aversions other adults experience. Mussels, mushrooms, mayonaise and tomatoes - sound like something you dislike? Sarah also shares a great resource for working with picky eaters you may have at home - Kids Eat in Color on Instagram and Facebook.
March 15, 2021
Ep. 14-Snacks on Snack
Sarah and Ali discuss one of their favourite things in the entire world... SNACKS. Who doesn't love a good snack hack? We share popular snack ideas, snack options for travel and our own personal favourites. We could definitely have a conversation about snacks every day, what's better than yummy food that's also convenient?
March 08, 2021
Ep. 13-Forest School ft. Emma Fairbank
Ali and Sarah chat with Emma Fairbank of Elements Forest and Nature School about nature play, Forest School, bugs and slugs. To get in touch with Elements Forest and Nature School you can find them on Instagram and Facebook, as well as send an email to   Documentaries we mention in this episode:  The Biggest Little Farm Denmark's Forest Kindergartens NaturePlay: Take Childhood Back
March 01, 2021
Ep. 12-Meditation is a Journey ft. Kristin Fulla, owner of I Am Om
Kristin Fulla, meditation expert and owner of I Am Om joins Ali and Sarah to talk about the importance of that sacred "me time", what is meditation and how it can be applied in our busy lives, as woman, mothers or wives. Kristin shares her favourite gurus and shares her journey through meditation and motherhood.
February 23, 2021
Ep. 11-Love Day
Sarah and Ali talk about all things Love Day! By now you've learned that we talk about anything and EVERYTHING so we also touch on PIZZA, plants and bad dates. Somehow we circle back to Valentines Day every time.
February 15, 2021
Ep. 10-Stay Outside ft. Anna Vander Haeghe
Anna joins Ali and Sarah to finish off her 5 strategies that she has refined over her time as an Occupational Therapist. These are strategies that parents can easily implement into their everyday schedules.
February 07, 2021
Ep. 9-Body Rehab ft. Patty Patten
Sarah and Ali chat with Patty Patten about loving your body. We discuss knowledge that should be shared with women form the get go and important things to consider pre, during and post pregnancy. Connect with Patty on Instagram @Patty.Patten
February 02, 2021
Ep. 8-Go Outside ft. OT Anna Vander Haeghe
Sarah and Ali talk to Anna Vander Haeghe, local Occupational Therapist in Edson, AB. Anna helps us understand her role as an OT and gives us some insight into some methods in managing behaviour. There is a lot to uncover in the OT world, so we'll be back with a Part 2 from Anna soon!
January 26, 2021
Episode 7-Music Makes Me... Cry
Sarah and Ali dive into a fun chat about music.. Sad songs, songs that pump you up, songs that empower you... Things we wished we knew when we were studying.
January 19, 2021
Episode 6-Look Who's Talking ft. SLP Ande Hinchey
Sarah and Ali are joined in tonight's episode by Ande Hinchey, local Speech and Language Pathologist. They discuss tips for teaching speech/language, challenges, common assumptions and Ali makes a bold comparison :o ... (YIKES). Haha, no but seriously, thank you Ande for joining us, it was great having you! We will be sharing some resources that Ande provided us with. One of them is the Talk Box, so check it out here:
January 12, 2021
Episode 5-New Year Who Dis
Episode 5 - New Year Who Dis, airing January 4, 2021. Ali & Sarah welcome the New Year and talk about resolutions, goal setting and some sweet apps that can help you with your own goal setting. There's some discussion about the historical significance of New Years Resolutions, too. Next week, we'll be talking to Ande, local Speech and Language Pathologist.
January 05, 2021
Episode 4-Go to Bed ft. Sleepy Mountain Consulting
December 28, 2020. Sarah and Ali are joined by Shauna from Sleepy Mountain Consulting to discuss early childhood sleep - patterns, tips and struggles. Find Shauna on Instagram and Facebook under @sleepymountainconsulting.
December 29, 2020
Episode 3-Old Saint Nick
Ali and Sarah chat about Christmas - Elf on the Shelf, Santa, cookies - and a special guest appears at the door. Welcome to the Christmas Special, 2020. Can you believe we're almost at the end of the year!?
December 22, 2020
Episode 2-Potty Time
Ali and Sarah dive into the trials and tribulations of potty time. Potty language is important, so is identifying when your child is ready. The girls touch on a few personal stories, tips, tricks and methods used all over, as well as share some listeners stories. Music from
December 15, 2020
Episode 1-Pilot
Ali and Sarah kick of the Edson Parent Cafe Podcast with an opener, a pilot, the first of many. We chat about who we are, our roles and what to expect from this podcast. We're so happy you could join us!
December 10, 2020