Coffee & Convos: Past Events

A listing of past Coffee & Convos!

Did you miss out on our moms group? Email and let us know about a speaker or topic you'd like us to bring back!


August 3: Kelsey Wittebolle, Psychologist at Pine Integrated Health

Let's Talk Postpartum

August 10: Grace Pastuck, Babywearing Educator and Doula

August 17: Kathy Simon, Speech Language Pathologist with Alberta Therapy Co

August 24: Maria Vargas, Chiropractor with Alberta Therapy Co

Chiropractic and Babies: The Why, What and How

Ever wondered if chiropractic care could benefit your baby? We will discuss milestones, what an assessment looks like and answer your questions.

For newborns to 3 years old.

August 31: Andrea Merino, Sleep Consultant and NICU nurse at Sleeping Beautiezzz

If you are tired, struggling with your little ones sleep, having numerous night wakes and fed up with naps, then join me to learn all about what your can do to optimize your child’s sleep. We will talk about the 5 components that lead to healthy sleep habits, and how to give your baby the best foundation for sleep that you possibly can!


September 7: Christina Orobio, Mental Health Therapist at Solace Psychology

Mental Health for Mama & Littles (Navigating your own mental health and lifes ups and downs as a mom of toddlers and babies)

September 14: Melanie Morrill, Doctor of Acupuncture at Accessible Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

Acupuncture supports health during the first, second, third, and fourth trimesters of pregnancy. Join Dr. Melanie Morrill Ac. an Obstetric Acupuncturist to learn how acupuncture resolves morning sickness, stops low back pain, prepares the pelvis for birth, and supports postpartum recover.

September 21: Kelsey Hupka, Physiotherapist with Pine Integrated Health Centre

Intro to Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

September 28: Vicky Jomaa, Self Care Coach and founder of The Self-Care Shop


October 5: Marina Mansour, Registered Dietician with Revive Wellness

October 12: Asha Thomas, Doula with Full Circle Birth Collective

October 19: Sheena Tabbert, Lactation Consultant with Milkbud Lactation

October 26: Kaye Burrows, Fitness Coach with Core Love Fitness


November 2: Trae and Laura

Let's talk about birth trauma. Meet Trae and Laura, two moms from our moms group, as they are about their experiences with birth trauma.

November 9: Lisa Thompson, Sleep Consultant with The Mama Coach

November 16: Christina Orobio, Mental Health Therapist at Solace Psychology

Mental Health for Mama & Littles

Navigating your own mental health and life's ups and downs as a mom of toddlers and babies.

November 23: Ralueke Ikejiani-Hayford, Elementary Teacher and Early Literacy Advocate with Lit and Little

The Dark Myths of Motherhood and the Light of Early Literacy

November 30: Andrea Pukalo, Counsellor with Family Life Psychology

Grief after miscarriage


December 7: Unfortunately Lauren is sick and will not be speaking on Starting Solids. Come join us for coffee and a possible replacement guest speaker.

Lauren Calleja, Doula with Beautiful Blessings Birth Services: Starting solids will be reschedule for the new year.

December 14: Marina Mansour, Registered Dietician at Revive Wellness

Infant eating



Wednesday, January 4: No guest speaker.

Join us for coffee and treats!

Wednesday, January 11: Kathy Simon

Speech Language Pathologist with Alberta Therapy Co

Speech and language for 3 to 4 year olds

Tuesday, January 17: Shari Candy

Sleep Consultant with Sleep Tight Consultants

Toddler sleep for 1 to 3 year olds

Wednesday, January 18: Mackenzie Poirier

Massage Therapist with Nest Integrative Wellness

Infant massage therapy

Tuesday, January 24: TBA

Wednesday, January 25: Celine Sandberg


Helping women find ways to improve their relationship with their hormones and menstrual cycle through all seasons of life.

Tuesday, January 31: Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio

Physiotherapist, Doula & Health Coach with Nurture Her

Pelvic floor and postpartum challenges


Wednesday, February 1: Kelsey Wittebolle

Registered Psychologist with Pine Integrated Health Centre

Let's talk about being a mom! The guilt, the expectations, how we feel, and how being a mother can differ so wildly from what society says it should be like. I would like to open up a space to discuss and share real experiences of motherhood, and in the process validate our experiences.

Tuesday, February 7: Courteney Dennett

The Mama Coach & Labour and Delivery Nurse

Courteney will answer all your labour and delivery questions, share tips on how to advocate for yourself during labour and share the answers to her most frequently asked labour and delivery questions!

Wednesday, February 8: No guest speaker. We are looking for a replacement guest speaker.

We will still have coffee and a place for moms to gather!

(RESCHEDULED DUE TO ILLNESS: Jeff & George Greekas Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Learn self defence with instructors from Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.)

Tuesday, February 14: No guest speaker

Wednesday, February 15Courteney Dennett

The Mama Coach & Labour and Delivery Nurse

Courteney will answer all your labour and delivery questions, share tips on how to advocate for yourself during labour and share the answers to her most frequently asked labour and delivery questions!

Tuesday, February 21: Andrea Merino

Sleep Consultant & NICU Nurse with Sleeping Beautiezzz

Learn about Baby Sleep for littles ages 0 - 12 months.

Wednesday, February 22: Grace Pastuck

Babywearing Educator and Doula with Graceful Birth Doula

Benefits of having a Babywearing Routine (plus bring your carriers for a professional fit check!)

Tuesday, February 28: Lisa Thompson

The Mama Coach

Potty Training



Wednesday, March 1: Lauren Calleja

Doula with Beautiful Blessings Birth Services

Q&A session on breast/chest feeding older babies and how to introduce solids to the breast/chest fed infant.

Tuesday, March 7: Krista Yaskiw

Addictions Counsellor and Life & Relationship Coach with Krista Yaskiw Coaching

Mommy Drinking Culture: Facts & Alternative. #winemom might be a running joke, but the impacts are anything but. We'll discuss the increasing trends of drinking culture for moms in an open, non-judgmental way. We'll also talk about alternative coping strategies to help deal with the stress and isolation of parenthood.

Wednesday, March 8: Chantel McEvoy

Registered Psychologist with Reframed Psychology


Tuesday, March 14: Jenna Kolesar

Nourish & Nurture

Postpartum planning and support

Wednesday, March 15Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio

Physiotherapist, Doula and Health Coach with Nurturance Health

How to know if your pelvic floor is okay after pregnancy and birth. And the most common challenges that come up after having a baby.

Tuesday, March 21: Jill

TV Producer and Playground Enthusiast with Edmonton Playgrounds

Learn about how Jill started Edmonton Playgrounds! Get tips on how to get outside with babies and toddlers, her top 3 playgrounds, and so much more.

Wednesday, March 22: No guest speaker

Join us for coffee and chat with moms!

Friday, March 24: Teela Tomassetti

Registered Provisional Psychologist with The Tea on Birth Trauma