Toronto Springfree Influencer Event

We had our first VIP Influencer event celebrating summer with our friends at Springfree Trampoline in their Markham, Ontario location on June 9.

It was such a great day with over 50 people jumping and having fun!  One of our influencers, Michelle Ferreri posted a great Facebook Live video from the event; check it out!

We had several people following the event ask us about the fun Comic Book Mod Podge Magnet station we had.  Click here to make your own! Buying the glass discs on Amazon is the lowest price for sure!

Don’t forget to mention #springfreeYYZ when you share your blogs and photos from the event!

Want to learn more about the Trampolines? Check out our past reviews Large Square & Oval Trampoline

 

 

The moms and tots in our West Toronto program had a wonderful time exploring the magic of Playmobil!

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Each child was able to unwrap a package of toys and we spread them all out over the floor for them to create new scenes using their imaginations. The toy airplane and fire truck were this group’s favourites.  IMG_3133

The animals were the perfect size for little hands to play with.  Both the moms and the tots loved the surprise of opening a mystery toy set.  We turned it into a friendly game where anyone finding a matching set with another child won a door prize.

There was lot’s of reminiscing amongst the moms, discussing their fond memories of playing with Playmobil as a child.


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In Caledon, our first annual Halloween Party was held at the infamous Downey’s Family Farm!

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With the purchase of a ticket, families were able to enjoy the farm’s Pumpkinfest activities before venturing into the barn-like party room above the market, for an exclusive Mommy Connections Halloween Party.  The room was filled with kids of all ages ranging from 6 weeks to 6 years, boys and girls, moms and dads, dressed up in their Halloween Costumes. Joy and excitement filled the room.

The Playmobil toys were set up on a table in the corner of the room, to allow the kids the opportunity to play with them whenever they wish. For a short two hours there was so much to do at the party, a true Wonderland for the kids. There was face painting, pumpkin decorating, a music entertainer, dancing and colouring.

1956839_715999215153826_1125180840320815145_oWith so many activities competing for their attention, whenever our eyes glanced over to the Playmobil table, there were always a few little creative minds at work. Their imaginations ran wild, inventing characters and stories behind each of the toys. Each child played with the toys in their own way. The older boys (approx. 5 years) loved playing with the Fire Station, driving the car through the levels, and landing the airplane with its pilot “Michel Angelo” on the roof. The little ones (approx. 2 years) made noises when they picked up each of the animals; “oink oink said the pig”, and the super super little ones (8 months) hung on tightly when they were able to grab one that fell off the table, enjoying the shape of what they held and eyeing the beautiful colours.

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As expected with any party (with cupcakes too of course), there was a bit of over excitement. This could have inevitably resulted in a meltdown, but it was soon avoided by walking to the Playmobil table and the child would slowly calm down.  Attention directed at the miniature creatures and shifting the emotions from frustration to play.

 

At the end of the party, one mom got packed up to get ready to leave, and couldn’t find her daughter right away. Her eyes naturally drifted towards the Playmobil table, and there she was sitting quietly playing with the farm animals.  She turned to us and said “I guess I know what Santa is getting us for Christmas”.

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Playmobil toys are truly a toy for all ages, boy or girl. It is a safe and durable toy that will last a few years as your child grows though the various stages of development.  A gift that is sure to be under many Christmas trees this Holiday season.

 

Thank You Playmobil

 

 

Grab your diaper bags and pack up those strollers because Toronto’s biggest baby show is springing up at the International Centre, Mississauga and there’s fun for the entire family.

Join Mommy Connections at the 16th Annual Spring BabyTime Show running from April 25-27, 2014.  The event is perfect for parents, those with bellies to those with toddlers in tow – to ask, learn and try out the hottest parenting must-haves.

The International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga Hall 5 and there’s plenty of FREE onsite parking.  Adult tickets are $16 but Mommy Connections has an exclusive $2 discount available here until April 10th (Promo Code: mommy)

Show Dates/Times:

Friday, April 25: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 27: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

There will be more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest in toys, health and nutrition, technology, child care, maternity, children’s apparel and décor. There is also an opportunity to register for all your baby needs with Babies “R” Us.

Diaper Derby Crawl

On your marks, get set, CRAWL! Head over to the Fun & Fitness Stage each day at 12:45 p.m. to cheer on your favourite onesie-clad warrior in the annual Diaper Derby Crawl sponsored by The Diaper Bank. And, don’t forget to drop off any loose, opened or new packages of diapers to the designated Diaper Bank drop area at the Show entrance to be distributed to low income households throughout the GTA.

Meet & Greet

Toddlers will be star struck when they meet their favourite characters live. This year’s special guests include Dora the Explorer and Boots, Diego, Blue and The Wonderpets. Toddlers can join Dora and Boots at the Toddler Time stage.  Full schedule available here.

Experts

For the parents, there’s a jam-packed seminar and stage schedule including parenting advice guru Ann Douglas, offering inside tips on sleep, relationships, sex, and health for your post-baby universe, as well as the scoop on The Secrets of Happy Parents and The Truth About Newborns: What every first-time parent needs to know about baby – but was too exhausted to ask…

LEGO® DUPLO®

Playing with LEGO® DUPLO® means having fun, being creative and learning – all at the same time. Enjoy an interactive build experience and let your child’s imagination run wild in the play area filled with bricks.

Pregnancy Massage Therapy Clinic

For the mommy-to-be whose pint-sized playmate hasn’t arrived yet, Bayview Sheppard RMT is back by popular demand with their complimentary Pregnancy Massage Therapy Clinic.

Families can also take advantage of the Show’s child care areas, including: the Medela Nursing Centre with comfortable seating and nursing supplies, Playtex changing stations and the Kids Café where you can make yourself at home with warming stations, highchairs and booster seats.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets here with the promo code: mommy and take advantage of our $2 coupon for the Spring BabyTime Show!

 

If you are visiting from a town outside of the GTA, make sure that you visit our booth and chat with our staff to find out how you can bring Mommy Connections to your city!  Our President and both Regional Directors for Canada will be at the show and available to answer all of your questions.  See you at the show!

 

MomThrive is a Conference for moms, taking place on April 4-6, 2013 at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto.

MomThrive is a fabulous two-day, three-night girl’s weekend away, solely focused on the overall health, wellness, support, personal growth and happiness of moms with a very special emphasis on “Me Time”! We’ve combined the fun of a mini getaway with helpful support sessions led by expert speakers on topics including life balance, parenting, style, and many more, intended to inspire, encourage and energize. And what girl’s weekend would be complete without a party? (Or, rather, several parties?) You can bet those are included as part of the package. Last but definitely not least, is the most obvious. Pampering! Something moms never get enough of. We know you want it, and we’re excited to bring you some much deserved indulgence too- starting with a chance to actually sleep in on the first day!

Why MomThrive?

MomThrive was created because we know you need, crave and deserve to have more “me time” in your life, but might not be sure if it’s even attainable. We believe that it is, and we want you to have it. It’s not selfish. It’s not inconsiderate. Me time is a basic need that helps us relax, de-stress, slow down and really LIVE. A happier you means a happier family, that that is our ultimate goal.

Who is it for?

MomThrive is for moms- ALL moms, including aunties, grandmas, stepmoms, adoptive moms and all women in a mothering role.

Is it strictly for Toronto-area moms?

Definitely not! This is a North American Conference, open to all moms, both in and outside of North America. We are currently already in the planning stages of our first MomThrive USA conference as well, but all moms are welcome at this inaugural Toronto event!

Join us!

This one of a kind conference has it all, and we’re making it as easy as possible for you to attend with discounted hotel room rates at the gorgeous Marriott, bring-a-friend ticket deals and a super early bird ticket that gives you a crazy-huge discount on the full conference ticket price.

Registration for Super early bird tickets begins October 1st- be sure to bookmark the MomThrive Registration Page so you’ll be among the first to snag a ticket and reserve your spot at this limited space event. Oh, and did I mention the hotel is attached to the fabulous Eaton Centre mall? Perfect for downtime shopping sprees!

It doesn’t get any better, and we want you to join us!

I invite you to watch our short introductory video to learn more about the MomThrive Conference and get the details on how to participate in this first annual, amazing experience designed to pamper, inspire, support and focus on you- the amazing mom that you are.

Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter!

 

 

The Massey Centre for Women proudly presents:

“An Evening with Barbara Coloroso.”

Parenting expert and best-selling author of, “Parenting With Wit and Wisdom,” “Kids are Worth It” and “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander.”

When: Monday, October 24, 2011

Where: The John Bassett Theatre TheMetro Toronto Convention Centre

Time: 7.00 to 9.00 p.m.

Tickets: $50.00 (orchestra) and $25.00 (balcony)Available

Purchase: Online at:  www.ticketwindow.ca

In person:  Outlet locations listed on www.ticketwindow.ca

By phone:  1-877-700-3130 (8.00 am – 4.00 pm EST Mon-Fri)

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