Last week

It is the last week to register  for the Family Board night.

Registration cut off is next Friday, April 5.

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/celebration-board/

 

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/

 

Check out the new blog post by a guest Mommy writer! 📖📖

“Let your heart be full and calm”
A Momma of Both

….Yesterday the dynamic of my life as I know it changed. It was a day that I had been counting down to, anxiously anticipating what the gender of my second baby would be …….Here is the link to continue…
https://thecraftylittlewife.wixsite.com/…/Let-your-heart-be…

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/

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 for 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!

Watch for new sessions coming soon !

We want to celebrate and spoil our expecting moms with a Baby Shower!

The Ultimate Baby Shower event would be a three hour private shopping party exclusively for Mommy Connections expecting families.

Join us for a special store-warming ‘baby shower’ event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm.

There will be mixing and mingling, games, treats, and gift bags.

You’ll have the opportunity to talk to local parenting experts and ask questions about topics like breastfeeding, sleep, nutrition, and more.

There will also be prizes and savings !

Here are the full details:

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018

Check out the Registeration HERE !

Limited Spots Available! Do NOT delay!

ʍօʍՏ ҍҽ ӀíƘҽ…..

Today is the Day!! The kids are back to school! Tomorrow is also the first day of school for some grades!
My daughter Koraline starts school on Wednesday! She is going into Kindergarten 😱🤧
My oldest boy Chase started his first year of High School today! Now that’s crazy right there! (#🧓🏼feels)

With kids back in sesh, comes more adulting for us.
1. Schedules
2. Routines
3. Homework
4. Permission Forms
5. Hot Lunch Forms
6. Information Forms
7. Emails
8. Phone ☎️ calls home from the principal because your kid is fighting 🤦🏼‍♀️ ( my life last year 😆)

Routine is a must for me! As a Mother to Six, I need it.

First, it’s all about the timing! How long does it take your child/ren to eat? Get dressed? And to be out the door for school?
How far is the school? Are you walking 🚶‍♀️, driving 🚙, riding a bike 🚲??

Now add all the math up with a total of morning routine minutes. Then set your Alarm ⏰ to when you need to get up and the kids need to be up!
I only give half my boys EXACTLY the amount of time they need!
If they have any other extra time on hands, it’s a WWF match! All in good fun (for them) but, it’s not so fun for me or the girls as they are usually still sleeping 💤

Making lunches the night before is a HUGE time saver!
My kids are havin one sh!tty lunch 🍴 if I leave their lunches until the morning! Mommy ain’t awake enough for that 😆

Having their clothes picked out the night before is highly recommended. Especially when your half asleep child is not even paying attention to what they are pulling out their drawer and come out looking like Steve Urkel! 🤓

R⃕E⃕P⃕E⃕A⃕T⃕ R⃕E⃕P⃕E⃕A⃕T⃕ R⃕E⃕P⃕E⃕A⃕T⃕

“Seriously 😐 didn’t I just say all this!” 🤦🏼‍♀️

This is my life everyday! Even though I had said what was happening 💯 times, I still get,
“Can I go here!” (“No! We have … today!”)
“What time is…..?” (“Were you not listening the first 50 times I mentioned it?!”)

You get the point eh!

Then I had a genius idea 💡

I put up a white board in the porch. Right where everyone comes and goes and can clearly read what is happening for the day! The times, the activities & appointments! I even write the temperature 🌡

Every night I write out all what is going on the next day.
This has saved so many repeats. 🙆‍♀️

Once all the first day-ness and the school routine get back in order, comes Mom Time.

Your time could be spent cleaning, working or binging on Netflix!

Whatever it is you are doing while the kids are in school, you are doing it without having to entertain or break up any fights for about 6-7 hours.

Everyone has different versions of me time!

I still have a child at home. But it still counts as Mom time for me as I have only one child instead of six to feed, entertain etc for the day.

It’s also so much quieter as who is one child going to fight with 🤷🏼‍♀️ 😆

Heck if I can go to the store alone, that’s Mom Time 😂

What do you consider ‘Mom Time?’

Ah the evenings. My favourite time of the day 😒 NOT! 😆

Between the hours of 3:30 to bedtime is my high stress time! Everyone is tired out from the day, well mostly me 😂 Kids are either cranky or extremely hyper.
Then it’s make supper, activities, bedtime routine and getting ready for the next morning!

I am not sure 🤔 if it’s easier when the Hubbie is home or not during this time! It’s nice to have the extra set of hands, but not so nice when the Hubbie is interfering with “the routine”! 🙃

I like things MY way! I am a control freak! But to a point. The kids do better with the routine, I am less stressed and stuff gets done a lot quicker.

The Hubbie can be so distracting. You want to talk so that extends the evening routine, or he just wants to lay there making you mad 😠 because you have to do all the work.
But, when he does get up to help, you get annoyed 😒 because he is not doing it your way.
For realz tho. Can’t they just be mind readers and follow direction. 🤣
#bemyrobot 🤖

ҽʍíӀվ հɑɾԵ

PS.
Don’t forget to follow me on Instgram@ http://instagram.com/emily_is_hartkore

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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

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