Find A Mommy Connections Class In Your Community!

Did you know that Mommy Connections is a North American company?  We have 22 chapters in communities across North America, including 5 surrounding the GTA!

Here’s a summary of our local programs starting over the next couple of months.  If you have friends or family in any of these areas, please help us spread the word!

Don’t have a Mommy Connections in your neighbourhood? Click here for more details about bringing Mommy Connections to your community.

MOM & BABY CLASSES (Click day of the week for more details)

 

Engaging new moms and babies through an interactive and educational weekly program.

WEST TORONTO:

Mondays 10:30-12pm at Smock Cafe In Roncesvalles (Sept 16 – Nov 11th)

Tuesdays 11-12:30 at Swansea Town Hall (Sept 17 – Nov 5th)

Tuesdays 2:30-4pm at Retrofit Pilates (Sept 17th – Nov 5th)

EAST TORONTO:

Tuesdays 2-3:30pm at lil bean n green in Leslieville (Sept 24th – Nov 12th)

NORTH TORONTO:

Wednesdays 1:45 – 3:15 pm at Groove Creative Arts – Eglinton W./Avenue Road (Sept 18 – Oct 30)

Thursdays 10:30 – noon at KIDVILLE – Yonge/Lawrence Village (Sept 12 – Oct 31)

Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm at Central Eglinton Community Center – Mt. Pleasant/Eglinton E. (Oct 1 – Nov 19)

OAKVILLE:

Thursdays 11am-12:30pm at Power Yoga Canada in Oakville (Sept 12 – Oct 24) *no class
Oct 3rd

MISSISSAUGA:

Classes starting soon!  Email Carmen@mommyconnections.ca for more details.

MOM & TOT CLASSES (Click day of the week for more details)

 

A uniquely structured weekly program offers a place for both moms and toddlers to play, learn and develop.

WEST TORONTO:

Wednesdays 10:30-12pm at Light Up The Floor (Sept 19 – Oct 9th)

Thursdays 10:30-12pm at Active Bodies, Active Minds (Sept 26 – Oct 17th)

MOM TO BE CLASSES (Click day of the week for more details)

Leading experts prepare and inform the pre-natal mom for pregnancy, delivery and beyond

WEST TORONTO:

Sunday Sept 22nd, 1-3:30pm Infant & Child CPR & First Aid Course at Think Fitness Studios

Thursday Sept 26th, 7-8:30pm FREE Baby Shower at Diaper-eez

Grand Opening of Kidville!!!!!!

Have you been to a Kidville class yet?? If not you should definitely check it out.  Kidville has classes and programs, birthday parties, and premium amenities to help kids learn, play, and grow.  Their classes consist of dance, art, gym, music, cooking, enrichment, camp, preschool alternative, and parenting.

Kidville is a place where parents and kids from newborn through six years old can put creativity, fun and family-time first.

We are very excited to introduce you to Kidville, a unique one-stop shop for families with young children looking for fun and easily accessible classes and services that cater to a variety of needs and schedules.

We invite you to be part of our exciting Kidville family and look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events and classes.

They also have free trial classes that you can sign up for on their website.  Check it out at http://www.kidville.com/ . Trial classes will be held August 26 – September 6. Email them at rsvp.ylv@kidville.ca or call to receive the trial class schedule and reserve your spot!

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The grand opening of Canada’s first Kidville is Saturday August 24th – Sunday August 25, 2013

3420 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2M9
11am – 3pm
rsvp.ylv@kidville.ca

There’ll be arts and crafts, musical performances, face-painting, open playspace, and more!

Don’t miss out and register quick!!

 

Popular classes include:

MUSIC + DANCE

Rockin’ Railroad™ All aboard! Join us for an exciting musical adventure where you and your child become passengers on the Rockin’ Railroad! Each week, a rockin’ crew and “conductor” take you on a journey through tempo, rhythm, word & sound recognition. Named the “Don’t miss class for 2012” by New York Family magazine!

Toddlers in Tutus™ Tiny dancers come and play! Visions of pink tutus twirl around to beautiful music, expanding the love of dance through new ways of moving in space. After dancing is done, little ladies enjoy a tea party to refresh their energy.

GYM

Big Muscle Builders™ Unstoppable toddlers build their muscles, imaginations, and confidence as they climb courses, jump on the Tumbl Trak, enjoy our indoor swings, and lift, carry, and stack giant blocks. Teachers guide busy bodies through new skills with games and gizmos that get children excited about exercise and prepare them for gymnastics and sports.

ART My Big Messy Art Class® Dress for mess and artistic success! Young children are free to smear, squeeze, splatter and otherwise explore artistic possibilities in our sensory play bins, writing tables, and giant paper painting for fun that is too big to try at home. Storybook sharing inspires new ideas and creativity.

ENRICHMENT Wee Wiggle Giggle™ Come play! We’ll share cool toys and books in this stimulating program for Kidville’s littlest members. Our sign language segment gives babies an introduction to language

development, and even the tiniest wigglers enjoy exercises and games with their group

of new friends.

For more classes & info, visit us online at www.kidville.ca

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Join your fellow moms-to-be at a special baby shower for just for EAST Toronto mamas and papas-to-be!

Baby on the Hip will be open just for us, and the owner will tell you about some of the “must-haves” for new moms.  We will also be joined by a local newborn specialist and doula, Debbie from Precious Moments Babeez and M.E. from Wholeplay, who will talk about newborn care – she’ll review important topics like swaddling, feeding,burping, bathing and sleep.

You’ll save 10% off everything in the store. Baby on the Hip is located at 969 Queen St E (between Pape and Carlaw) Door prizes from Mommy Connections East Toronto, Belly Bootcamp, lil bean n green Wholeplay and Precious Moments Babeez.

Specialty Coffee will also be provided by lil bean n green!!!

Please email laura@mommyconnections.ca to reserve your spot.  Hurry space is limited!!!

Here’s what parents-to-be have said about previous events:

“Debbie was super knowledgeable, her discussion covered many topics, which as an expecting mom, I found very informative and made me think of things I hadn’t considered before. I walked away with a bunch of new information and a new contact as a support resource! <image001.gif>”

“I had a great time last night!  I learned a lot and also learned that I have a lot more to learn!  I bought the book recommended by Debbie online this morning and the one recommended by one of the moms as well.  Thanks for putting the event together!”

If you weren’t able to make it out for the May 4th minis, you may be interested in An Ümlarific Summer mini-sessions! This will be the LAST set of mini-sessions by ÜmlaPhoto until the Fall, so if you’re looking for a GREAT deal on lifestyle family sessions, don’t miss out on this event! Only six spots available for this event taking place on June 22nd, 2013, from 10am to 1pm. Details and online signup here (http://www.umlaphoto.com/umla-summer-minis)

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Are you an expecting parent and need some advice from a newborn specialist???  Mommy Connections East Toronto, Precious Moments Babeez, Belly Bootcamp, lil bean n green and Wholeplay are hosting an event at Baby on the Hip in June!! Date TBA.

Stay tuned for more details or email laura@mommyconnections.ca

Mom & Baby classes starting May 28th 2 – 3:30pm every TUESDAY!!! Check out the sample agenda below.Agenda_SummerTues2013

LESLIE GROVE PARK, 1 – 4PM May the Fourth Be With Yoü – Star Wars Mini Sessions!

What do you get when you combine a love of Star Wars and photography? You get the May the Fourth Be With Yoü Star Wars-themed mini session event on May 4th, 2013, by ÜmlaPhoto! Come dressed up! Dress up your kids! Dress up your cat/dog/hamster! Details and sign-up info here: http://www.umlaphoto.com/blog/2013/4/may-the-fourth-be-with-you-mini-sessions

 

 

As promised, ÜmlaPhoto is excited to bring you a new offering for 2013 – birthday party photos! Children grow up so fast, and the last thing you want to do during your child’s birthday party is to be behind the camera, capturing the action, rather than being IN the action! So let me do it for you. You’ll get Ümla’s awesome candid shots AND you’ll get to be in the pictures with your family! Win-win!

To book photos for your child’s party, contact me by e-mail or phone, so that we can chat a little bit about the party (venue, theme, date), along with your expectations. I hope to hear from you soon! In the meantime, check out some recent birthday party photos that I’ve done, and my party package info below. Please note that HST is charged on top of all package prices.

Mommy Connections East Toronto is pleased to announce that we will be offering our Toddlers program for the first time this Winter.

We start at 3pm with a 45 minute mom and toddler activity that we do as a group. You’ll try everything from music with Fun With Music Together to SportBall! We’ll also enjoy things like dance, crafts and story time. Every activity is lead by a local business, giving you the chance to sample all of the amazing mom & tot programs available in East Toronto!

For the second 45 minutes of the class, the toddlers will enjoy supervised play in the children’s play area at the studio. Moms can grab a cup of complementary coffee, and then move into a separate room to participate in a facilitated parenting discussion lead by a local parenting expert. Potty training, picky eaters, first aid…you name it…we talk about it!

Are you a mom of a toddler and a new born? No problem! Your infant can join in at no extra cost. They stay with you the entire time, and can come with us into the discussion room to nurse, sleep etc while we chat.

This program is suitable for tots approx 10 months to 3 years but the age guidelines are flexible.  The 6 week program costs $120.  For more information, please email laura@mommyconnections.ca

This Mom & Tot session runs every Thursdays from 3-4:30 at lil’ bean n’ green located in Leslieville (Between Pape and Jones Ave.). Starting Thursday January 31st, 2013

Ages: Movers – 3 years old

Address: 1133 Queen Street East Toronto Ontario M4M 1K9

Map: Click here for a map to the location,

Parking: There is limited street parking

Agenda will be finalized 1 week before the start date.

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