Who Doesn’t Love a Party?!

For those of you who are all about social media, PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) is hosting a Twitter Party!  It will be held from noon – 1pm on May 8 and there are some great prizes to be had.  If you do not have a Twitter account, you can create one at www.twitter.com.  If you are already on Twitter, just follow @PTPA ‘s posts and respond to their questions with #ptpaparty.  I’ve only participated in one other Twitter party before and I have to say, it was a very fun experience.  I actually won a prize!

So if your little one (s) allow you some time, log on and let’s party!  Follow the link for more information.


Hope to “see” you there! Have fun and good luck!




I don’t know about you ladies, and I know a special day is chosen on the calendar to celebrate us mothers, but isn’t everyday Mother’s Day?  There is no other “job” like ours.  It can be overwhelming, frustrating and challenging, but at the end of the day, motherhood is the most rewarding job there is. Whether you are a biological mom, a foster mom, a surrogate mom or someone who is motherly, you are to be celebrated each and everyday.  I’m sure we appreciate the one day we are allowed to say, “I’m taking a break” and get spoiled, pampered and waited on hand and foot, or that’s what’s supposed to happen.  My daughter Karmyn is 7 1/2 months old, so it’s safe to say my Mother’s Day won’t really be any different than any other day, unless I wake up to a breakfast of champions made by my little girl, with help from her dad of course!  So, here’s to all of you mother’s out there.  I lift my water-filled glass and say cheers to you for all that you do.  Keep up the great work! It ain’t easy, but someone’s gotta do it! So what are you plans for this Mother’s Day weekend?  My sister, Karmyn and I will be joining our mother for a delicious brunch at our church complete with music and presenters. I’m really looking forward to it. Don’t have any plans? Here’s what’s happening in Durham:


Start Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 End Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Oshawa Community Museum 1450 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa ON, L1H 8S8
In honour of all the Moms, the Oshawa Community Museum is once again hosting a Mother’s Day Victorian Tea. Visit the Museum on Thursday May 8 or Saturday May 10 to celebrate someone special in your life and enjoy scones, sandwiches, desserts and of course the tea of your choice. Sittings can be booked for 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM on both days. Guest will be offered a tour of the Museum by historically costumed guides. Tea, refreshments and tour are included in cost. Reservations are required.
Contact:Jennifer Pandelidis| Email:programming@oshawamuseum.org| |Phone:905-436-7624


Start Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 End Date: Sunday, 11 May 2014 Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Abilities Centre 55 Gordon Street, Whitby ON
Whitby’s first-ever Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy in support of local at-risk youth organizations. The two-day outdoor event, organized by the Rotary Club of Whitby, will feature 15 gourmet food trucks, wineries from the Niagara and Prince Edward County and craft brewers from across Ontario. Live music from local talent, free draws, tours of the Abilities Centre and more.

Website: http://Foodfrenzywhitby.ca |Phone:416-275-6844


Start Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 End Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre., Oshawa ON, L1H3Z3
Join Wendy for a gentle introduction to Hatha Yoga in the beautiful setting of the art gallery. As an ode to all of the work mothers do, this restorative class is for mothers, mothers-to-be, and anyone with a mother. Participants should come dressed to move, and with their own yoga mat. Pay by donation.

Contact:Sarah Felgemacher| Email:sfelgemacher@rmg.on.ca| |Phone:905-576-3000


Start Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 End Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
St. John’s Anglican Church 11 Temperance St., Clarington ON
In honour of Mother’s Day, a concert featuring the Don MacArthur Band will be presented. Refreshments will be served during intermission 

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