Get Ready For Fall – The Mommy Connections Fave 5!


Get Ready For Fall – The Mommy Connections Fave 5!


If the weather is any sign, then Fall is just around the corner! Here are some of my favourite local businesses who help make the transition from summer lovin’ to school bells, just a little bit easier.

Evoke-logo1.  After an amazing summer vacation at the beach, my highlights have naturally lightened, but the “beach bun” I had been sporting needed to be revamped into a proper style. Time for a visit with Jon, the owner of Evoke Salon on Bloor. I love their personal touches that make getting your hair done feel like a mini holiday – like complimentary deep conditioning complete with hot towels. And did I mention freshly popped popcorn and coffee made to order? Jon is always prompt, without ever making you feel rushed. A woman’s cut starts at $55 and before they even reach for their scissors they perform a shape analysis which allows them to ensure your haircut works with your personality, face shape and lifestyle (like a baby who likes to tug long hair or spit up on fresh blowouts!).

OWL_OPTO_FINAL_LOGO_CLR[1] copy2.  You might have little one’s who are starting daycare or school this Fall. Make sure they are set up for success. One of the many benefits of our Provincial Health Care system is that eye exams are free for kids up to 18 years.  Owl Optometry is here to help! Located at 217 Roncesvalles Avenue, they will help your entire family achieve your best vision, optimal health and personal style!  Plus, as part of the Eye See…Eye Learn provincial program, children who require glasses and are entering into junior kindergarten will receive their glasses free of charge.


Loveable Labels3.  Perhaps you’re feeling proud that you’ve managed to buy all of your back to school clothes and supplies well before the first school bell rings? But what happens when on the first day of school your little person loses that adorable sweater, or easy to open lunch container? Make sure you label everything! Lovable Labels is a labeling company specializing in personalized durable stick-on labels, iron-on, bag tags, and more. You can label your lunch supplies with confidence, their labels are microwave and dishwasher safe. And not to worry, all of those clothing labels are meant to last! We do a lot of laundry at our house, and my little guy’s nametags have remained on after numerous washings. The best value is their Back To School package, it’s available in 21 designs and provides you with 169 labels! Don’t lose it, label it!

SupperWorks Logo4.  As the leaves begin to fall, time becomes more precious. You want to spend quality time together as a family, not working away in the kitchen. SupperWorks creates delicious monthly recipes, does the shopping, the washing, the chopping and the clean up so you can prepare tasty, wholesome meals without the time, without the hassle and without the mess! Visit their store and in less than 2 hours you can prepare up to 12 freezable family-sized entrées, each serving 4-6 people. Pop them in your freezer and then when you’re ready to enjoy them just thaw and cook according to the directions provided with every meal. Join us at our monthly Mommy Connections parties where you can make 6 meals for only $90. Our parties feature reduced prices, a 3 entrée minimum (vs the standard 6) and the chance to connect with other time strapped moms! Did I mention there’s also wine involved?!

Think-Fitness-Studios-webRetrofit_logo_tagline_in-web5.  Some people find that Fall is the perfect time to ease back into routines that may have fallen by the wayside over the summer – exercise being a prime example! Our friends at Think Fitness Studios provide a personalized approach to fitness, where they challenge their members to push past their comfort zone in pursuit of achieving their fitness goals. Join their Mom & Baby all inclusive package which allows you to experience unlimited indoor and outdoor classes in addition to a bundle of extras like workshops and benchmark analysis. Perhaps Pilates is more your style? Retrofit Pilates might be just what you need to strengthen your core and get back to feeling like your pre baby self. Create a personalized program that draws from their roster of one-on-one personal training sessions, group classes, workshops and boot camps. Strengthen your deep core, develop lean muscle, shrink your waistline, improve your posture, all within an environment that helps reduce stress and gives you back your pre-baby energy!

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