About Us

For new moms who want to find joy amid the chaos of early parenthood and a supportive community to rely on when the going gets tough, Mommy Connections offers a place for you and your babe to learn, laugh and connect with others in a meaningful way.

Over the course of 10 years, we’ve built a village of thousands, one mom at a time, and dedicated ourselves to making motherhood a little more manageable – and a lot more fun – through weekly classes, baby-friendly events and expert advice on topics that matter.

Prepare for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood

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Learn, play and grow with baby while connecting with other moms
(0-18 MONTHS)

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Try new things and go on an adventure with your toddler
(18 MONTHS – 4 YEARS)

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A Message from East Toronto‘s Chapter Director

Oh hey, I’m Kama. 🙂

I’ve been a Toronto east ender for over 20 years (gah, that makes me sound olllllld – my kids are right). I live in the Beaches with my nearly 14-yr-old daughter (holy, that went fast) and my 11-yr-old son. Maybe you’ve seen my name before in local Facebook groups, or maybe we’ve met through my business, Bloom, where I work with pregnant, expecting, and new parents.

After coordinating and facilitating Mommy Connections East Toronto groups it for a few months, I jumped at the chance to take over as Director because I LOVE it so. It has tapped into my passion and life goal to help women navigate all the tricky womanly transitions of our lives through empowerment, candid compassion, real laughter, and support. Helping women connect in that tricky time of early parenthood – the isolation, anxiety, joy, all of it – gives me such a ridiculous amount of joy. We’re all on this crazy ride together, pals!

I have a Journalism degree (I’m a freelance writer and wrote regularly for mothering.com before jumping in here) as well as a Midwifery degree. These two degrees don’t match but I’m kind of funny that way and they totally reflect me. I love words and I love caring for women, body and soul. The midwifery life is tricky (to put it mildly) so I turned in my pager to launch Bloom, teaching childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding to expecting and new parents, as well as connecting people to resources in our community.

So, that’s the bio version of me. Other off-resume, passion stuff:  I adore design of all sorts and am blissed out doing up my digs and have a weird love of fonts. I am a mental health advocate/warrior, having lived with depression for most of my life. I am an introvert who hates big crowds but get me in a small group of friends, and I’m the wild one who holds court. Things I aspire to (and sometimes succeed at): daily exercise, reading, writing, laughing more than crying, honesty. Things I’m actually really good at: jazz hands, making people laugh, compassion, and candour, and self-work. Things I ain’t so good at: getting laundry done all in one go, walking into parties by myself, flossing daily.

You can also find me at Bloom.

So looking forward to hanging with you!

“Mommy Connections is a fabulous resource to connect you with services and activities in your community, but above all, it is about connecting you with other moms who you can share the highs and lows of motherhood with.”

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