October Schedule of Events

This October we’ve got plenty of activities planned for you and your little ones!

  1. Mommy & Me Craft Party: Join us for our fall Mommy & Me Craft Party at our favourite place to create, Color Me Mine! Bring your baby or toddler and decorate your own keepsake Halloween mug or plate! We have two locations and options for this party: Monday October 2nd: 10 – 12pm at Fish Creek Color Me Mine location. The second party is on Friday October 13th from 10 – 12pm at the Aspen Glen Landing location. For more information and to register, click on ‘Class Dates.’
  2. Halloween Party for Babies & Toddlers: Back for a fourth year, is our popular Halloween Party for babies and toddlers! This is the perfect place for you to celebrate Halloween with your friends and little ones! It’s designed specifically for our babies and toddlers, so come in costume and we’ll do the rest! We’ve got plenty of fantastic activities planned that are all age appropriate for our little ones. We hope you can join us for this memorable Halloween Party! For more information and tickets click on ‘class dates’.
  3. Halloween Adults Night Out: This Halloween, we’re doing something unique for our Moms, Dads and Friends! Come alone, come with a girlfriend or come as a couple and immerse yourself in a real life adventure! This Halloween, we’re going to The Locked Room where you’ll be put in a real-life scenario and challenged to try and escape the room. In small teams, you’ll be given 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles to help you escape the room. After the event, we’ve booked tables (within walking distance) at Tops Pizza & Steakhouse where you can relax, unwind and we’ll provide some light snacks. Get into the Halloween spirit, come with a friend, or as a couple, or make new friends and make it a night to remember! For tickets and more information, click on class dates.
  4. November/December Program Registration Open: Registration is now open for the next amazing session of our Mom & Baby or Travelling Tot Programs! If you have a baby or a toddler we’ve got a class for you! Come out, make new friends, connect and make it a memorable year with baby or toddler! Click on class dates for all our programs!

Happy Halloween! We look forward to celebrating with you this month.

 

Back to school time!

For many of the Moms in our Mommy Connections Calgary community, back to school doesn’t mean much other than quieter play places and stores. My children are 4.5 and 2, so my oldest is going into her second year of preschool and while it’s only 3 times a week, it’s still a big deal. She doesn’t require much other than a backpack, warm outdoor clothing (she’s in a nature based preschool) and good runnings shoes/boots. But one thing always seems to go hand in hand with going back to school and that’s a haircut.

There are many places in the city you can go to for a cut, but we’ve been faithful Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids clients since my kids had their first hair cuts. What I loved about the first time experience, was that the stylists acknowledged it was a big deal. My daughter was a year and a half for her first cut and while she really only had whispy, fine hair, our stylist spent the time to talk to me about how her hair is growing, what to do with her hair and how to make the haircut a smoother more enjoyable experience (for us both). My son had wild, crazy, curly hair and he wasn’t about to sit still, let alone have anyone cut it, until he realized he could sit on my lap and watch TV. They wrapped up both their first time experiences with a certificate commemorating the experience and you get an envelope with their little precious locks. Good experience all around!

Little kids or bigger ones, Beaners know how to make the experience fun. Earlier this week we took my daughter to get her ‘back to school’ haircut at Beaners. Along with friendly staff that understand children, they have unique chairs (bears, trucks, jeeps, elephants) they can choose to sit on/in during their cut. They have TV’s and family friendly movies on because sometimes it’s nice to have a distraction, so the stylists can do their work. And when kids are done, they have a ball pit, yes you read that right a ball pit, they can play in after their cut. (Side note: My daughter begged to have her hair cut when I took my son once, so that she could play in the ball pit).

For girls, they have options too! We always usually add on a braid with coloured hair weaved into it and or some glitter gel. This time we did a front braid, gel and beads. Not sure about other Moms with girls, but this made my daughters day! I also learned they do undo’s for graduations, dance concerts, weddings, anything you might need special for kids hair do’s, they can do it! Plus they also do adult cuts!

Another reason this salon stands out from other family ones, is their work with autistic children. If you have a child who is autistic or know a child with autism, the hair cutting experience can be a challenging one. Beaners stylists are truly amazing working with these awesome kids. Whether they cut their hair in a chair, on the floor, standing up, walking, in the back room, they will work with you to find the best way to do it. The objective is to make the experience a positive one, so between the parents and the stylist they find a strategy that works.

It’s a busy week for back to school hair cuts, so if you do need to schedule a cut, make sure to call and book your appointment ahead of time. There’s 4 Beaners in Calgary at the below locations:

Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids – #212 – 9950 MacLeod Trail S.E.

Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids – 873, 85th Street S.W., Unit #3009

Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids – 4820 Northland Drive N.W.

Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids – 500 Country Hills Blvd. N.E.

 Now we are ready for school! Happy back to school everyone!

PS If you do have school age children, check this out! Apparently a great product for lice and prevention, sold at Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids! .

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