New Classes Just Released!

 

New Classes have just been announced starting in APRIL!  Space is limited so join today!

Becoming a mom is the BEST experience of your life, but a little hidden truth is that it can also be isolating.
Having a mom group to see every week (and look forward to) can make mothering better, in all ways. Are you having the greatest week ever? Sharing your successes (no matter how small), helps to amplify that good feeling! But what if you are having a harder week? Well, sharing the downs actually make the weight feel less, makes it easier to weather whatever storm you might be facing.
Not only do our programs allow for talk time in every single class, but we also get you out doing fun things with your new friends so that each week is something exciting to look forward to with your little one!!

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-and-baby-winter-2/

This modernized and fun program is held on Friday’s and includes Mommy & Me photography session, and more! Each class leaves plenty of time for mom-talk and baby-babble each week so that you are sure to make friends with everyone!

Babies are usually between 0-12 months old, non-mobile and crawlers/early walkers!

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-and-tot-fall-tuesday-2-2-2/

 

Do you have a confident walker that would love to get out with you and try a bunch of new activities? Then this program is perfect for you!

The Travelling Tot program runs weekly and is FIELD-TRIP BASEDEach week we will be at a new location doing something totally different! It’s a great chance for you and your toddler to have fun together and make new friends as you try out various activities around town!

When: Tuesdays, February 12, 2019 to March 19, 2019 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 am unless otherwise stated. each class is approx. an hour long

Where: Each week we will meet at a new location to try a new activity

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-and-tot-fall-tuesday-2-2/

We pack our programs with fun and our Mom & Baby is a perfect example of it! We do ceramic paintings, mini photo sessions, demo fitness, engaging chats/activities with local experts on topics that many moms have questions about.

When: Fridays January 25, 2019- March 1, 2019 ( 6 weeks)

What: Expert speakers & fun activities

Time- 1:00 pm- 2:00pm

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-and-baby-winter/

Only 2 spots left for this popular toddler program for the FALL!!  Register today!

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-and-tot-fall-tuesday/

Check out our Summer Newsletter here.

https://mailchi.mp/e0af1104b7a6/summer-newletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah the pregnancy 🤰 belly! My favourite! I really enjoyed being pregnant 🤰

(picture credit from Google)

Starting in the Second trimester The first trimester your tired AF. Your Bitchy AF as all the hormones are going wonky and you may or may not feel sick 🤢 or be sick 🤮 everyday!

The second Tri is the magical stage! You have a burst of energy! Your happier! You feel better and that beautiful little bump is growing!

The third Tri is all good until the last 3 weeks. As you are up all through the night having to go pee! Your back hurts! Your spouse won’t let you learn on him to help with the back-pain as ‘it hurts his back’ #eyeroll

Depending on if babies a girl or boy, you may get kicks in the rib cage or feel like your pelvic is gonna break in half every time you stand up!

What I do Love is you are treated like royalty People are holding the doors open for you! You get the chair while others have to stand! Everyone is so polite to you!
Then you have baby and your back to being Cinderella before her ‘if the shoe fits’ time.

I went through 4 pregnancies 🤰🤰🤰🤰2 boys, then 2 girls! My boys loved my Ribcage, while my girls loved to hang out in my pelvis/pelvic (like which one is it???) area !
After each birth tho, I would always become super sad about my nice hard and round belly being turned into this chunky and squishy belly that hung over my pants. Seriously tho, couldn’t all that extra chunk-ish just make its way down the birth canal as well! “All of you are getting evicted!! OUT! Up, you as well Chunk O, See ya the Fawk later!” Ahh. That be nice eh?


(picture credit from Google)
For me tho, I wouldn’t want anyone to look at me. I would always hide behind my children.
I used to never gain weight in my belly!
Before kids that is! It all went to my butt and thighs! #thunder
Now tho! I look at a burger and I am already busting a gut out of my pants
Besides the no sleep and the changes in life that come with being a parent, I find the hardest part (for me anyways) is the body change!
You may get stretch marks (I was lucky and didn’t get any with all 4 babies, not on my stomach anyway! My boobs, they were not so lucky They ended up with the fried egg look! Years of nursing 🤱 will do that. Nursing is amazing. (a topic for another time)

You may just be forever stuck with the muffin, and you just may not give AF! That’s super kool that you have that confidence.
Me personally tho, I don’t. That is myself conscious area! I will literally avoid hanging out with ppl if I feel “too fat” This probably sounds lame I know! But it’s my truth!

So, how to “deal” with the “leftovers”?
Well it all depends on you as a person! You may be happy with it all!
But, for those of you who are not, here are a few tips for dealing with the leftover blues:

This is Easier said then done, but that don’t mean you cannot start. You may fail too. So what. Start again and again and again. Each time you will get further on your journey!

1. Be active! (ask your doctor ⚕️
2. Go for walks, swimming ♀️ , Yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️

3. Embrace the moment! Remember everything takes time! Chill with baby snuggle, love Your body just pushed a baby out!
4. When cleared from your Doctor ⚕️ (usually 6 week mark) Start Exercising! Low impact at first and work your way up!

5. Abs are made in the kitchen! Pay attention to what you are eating, but also eat enough Calories if you are nursing 🤱 Your body NEEDS those extra ‘Healthy’ calories.

6. Read Personal Development! Ones that relate to body image or confidence or even being a new Mom!
7. Wear Pretty and flow-e dresses Nothing that is tight around the waist!

8. Wear high waisted leggings! Like SweetLegs. Not only are they comfy AF, they come in a sorts of funky to chill to kute patterns.
Like the ones shown here…

http://instagram.com/sweetlegs.grandeprairie_rae

I know it can be depressing to have the extra chunkage! But, just remember, that belly of yours was a home for your little one! And with a little extra hard work, you can sweat all or at least most of that off

Emily Hart

Don’t forget to follow me:
http://instagram.com/emily_is_hartkore

Emily Hart- MC Blogger

Sup Everyone. 🦄🦋

 

My name is Emily Hart. I am 37 years old and a full-time Mom to Six little Humans. My Girls are 2 & 5 👧👧and my Boys are 10,11,12, & 14 👦👦👦👦

Yup! I got my hands full.

To say I am a hot mess is an understatement. 😂

But, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would not be where I am today or have met the people I have without my little/not so little humans.

Not only am I a full-time Mom,

I’m an Online Health & Fitness Mentor 🤸👭🥗Follow me on my IG @emily_is _hartkore

I am also taking 3 at home school courses. For the knowledge. I love to learn all the things.

The courses are, Fitness & Nutrition, Stress Management and Drug Counselling.

Andddd 🤣 I just recently have taken on the role as MCGP Blog Manager. I have never written a blog before. But, I have always wanted to. I do like to write, but never have taking the time to really just write. #momlife

I also like to cuss. But, The Boss won’t let me. 🙅

I came across Mommy Connections last summer (2017) in the GP Community Connections Magazine. I signed the girls and I up and have been enrolled ever since. I have meet such amazing ladiez and lifetime friendships from this group. 👭👭👭I love going to different places each week and seeing what all around is here in our community.

I wouldn’t even go to half the places we have gone to if I didn’t sign up for these classes. Not because I didn’t or don’t want to go to them, more as I wouldn’t make it a plan to go myself.

Mommy Connections has become my extended family. One that I look forward to seeing each week. 💜💛 #mcclub

 Sincerely, Emily Hart

New to Summer 2018⛱️⛱️

MOM TOT and TYKE!!🤩🤩

Designed for moms with a toddler and a preschool or kindergarten tyke, this program provides you with a weekly opportunity to get out of the house.

Check out the Tentative Schedule below💐💐

SPACE IS LIMITED! HALF SOLD OUT!🐇🐇

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/…/prod…/mom-tot-tyke-spring/

 

This week Mom & Tot had a visit from UpBEAT kids and danced our sillies away. WE ARE ALL AWESOME!

 

Our playground group met on Wednesday at Lions park. We almost got blown away by the wind but toughed it out for some fun outside playtime.

 

Finally, Mom & Baby Spring will have their first meeting at the Creative Arts Center! Looking forward to BABY Cuddles!

Lindsey from the Sleep Ranch will be educating the MAMAS on sleep!

Mommy Connections Grande Prairie is gearing up for a very busy week.

First, on Tuesday, Mom & Tot Spring starts up with a visit to the Indoor Playground here in Grande Prairie. This class is SOLD OUT!!!!

Registration for Mom Tot and Tyke Summer is still open

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-tot-tyke-spring/

Then , on Wednesday, the first meet up of the playground group is at the REACH center! Register today to receive the weekly location emails.

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/playground-group/

Finally, on Friday, JUST FOR MOM paint event is at the Pines restaurant. Couple of Spots still available.

  

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/moms-night-out-paint-night/

Looking forward to a busy week!

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