We’re Shaking it up…. Just a little!

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We’re Shaking it up…. Just a little!

June 10, 2014

Hey Red Deer Mommies, as you may have heard there are some new Directors in town. Myself (Elisabeth) and Ashley have decided to take over the reigns and carry on with the wonderful program Mommy Connections has become in Red Deer.

We are slowly learning the ropes since we took over June 1st and are so excited to get going. As of yesterday our summer classes are posted and are ready for you to sign up. Venues and presenters are being finalized for those sessions right now!

 This is the first time Red Deer has run the summer programs and we are both looking forward to enjoying the sun with you. Going forward we are trying to keep a lot of things the same as far as favorite speakers and presenters coming back for our sessions, but we also want to add in some fresh new ideas. By changing our presenters a little we can ensure returning moms and babies can learn about some different topics while showcasing more of Red Deer’s awesome businesses.

The prenatal classes are also back (YAY!!!) You can join in at any stage in your pregnancy, and you certainly don’t have to be a first time mom. Prenatal classes will be hosted in the evening so it doesn’t interfere with work and will feature a wide variety of topics and presenters from local businesses.

Our baby and toddler age groups have a slightly different split on a trial basis. (0-12 months for Baby I, 12-24 months for Baby II and our toddler group will focus on kids 24-48 months) and don’t worry, we still have Uppymama on board!

For the summer we are running morning classes only based on feedback, and to try and accommodate the majority of moms wanting to sign up. We realize we will never be able to get absolutely everyone’s schedules to work but we are certainly trying!! If the morning classes fill up fast we will look into adding an afternoon class as well

Some ideas that we are finalizing for our July/August groups are: 

  • Essential Oil presentations focusing on baby and toddler topics
  • Making your own baby food
  • First Aid and CPR for the entire family
  • Dance and gymnastics classes
  • Cooking and meal planning for picky eaters
  • Budgeting while on maternity leave
  • Co-sleeping and other attachment parenting topics
  • Placenta Encapsulation
  • Meet and greet local doulas and L&D nurses
  • Homeopathic remedies for your families health
  • Organizing and baby-proofing your home
  • DIY topics like baby lotions, soaps, lip balm and more
  • Mommy pampering days
  • Trips to local attractions like the Jungle Farm, Bower Ponds etc.
  • Sleep patterns and overcoming sleep challenges
  • Baby sign language

If you have something or a specific business you would love to see in a class, please let us know, ideas and feedback is always welcomed

Also if you have a business that relates to pregnancy, babies or toddlers! We are looking for local entrepreneurs to work with and showcase to our moms. There is still room for expert presenters, venue sponsorship’s, exclusive category sponsors or even swag bag and door prize donations

To find out more about classes, advertising with us or send us ideas of what you want to see, send us an email!

Ashley’s email is: ashley@mommyconnections.ca

I can be reached at: elisabeth@mommyconnections.ca

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