Friday, February 25, 2011
A group of our momstown Milton mamas and tots headed out to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory today. The transformation from a cold, snowy winter day to a lush tropical humid setting was just what we needed to lift our spirits and remind us that spring is just around the cornor. The kids enjoyed exploring every part of the exhibit which included a variety of birds, flowers, plants, fish, turtles and of course butterflies! There was also an additional owl exhibit from the ROM that the kids got to view. The children watched in amazement as the butterflies fluttered all around us. A few even choose to get up close and personal with our youngsters. You could hear the squeals of delight everywhere you turned and that was enough to put a smile on everyones face! Did you know that a moth emerges from a cocoon and a butterfly emerges from a chrysalis. A cocoon is the silk casing many moth caterpillars spin around themselves and a chrysalis is formed when a caterpillar sheds it skin for the last time! Overall it was two thumbs up to the conservatory for providing a great morning of entertainment. Our various momstown chapters will be back!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Currently there is a contest going on with momstown.ca titled "Why do you love momstown?". I thought that I would share with you why I became a momstown Milton mama. I have always been a very active. social person and have never really had any difficulty meeting people. All of that changed when we moved here to Milton and I became pregnant expecting my first child. The problem was that all of my peer group was back in T.O. and trying to get out there to visit them became more and more of a challenge as I approached my due date. The idea of being isolated and alone with a newborn scared me.I had never even held a newborn let alone having to be responsible for caring for one! I received an email from my husbands friends wife letting me know that there was an open house christmas party being held by a group called momstown and she encouraged me to attend it with her. I jumped at the opportunity to meet some local moms and boy was I ever glad that I did attend! There were approximately 20-30 moms and tots there ranging from infant to preschool. They were super friendly and chatty (just like me) and told me all about the various events, discounts,and support network thru the message board that was available to me just by becoming a member. The event itself was very well organized and impressive with a craft table, carolling, parachute games, and a book exchange run by Santa himself! I left the event feeling like I already belonged to the group and signed up as soon as I got home. Becoming a momstown mama is the best decision that I have made for me and my little one! I have met so many wonderful moms that I have been able to talk openly about any subject and have gained an abundance of confidence being a first time mom with the nonjudgemental support of each of them. I feel like I am now part of the Milton community and have taken on the role of owner to be an ambassador to all new moms out there who might be feeling a little lonely and afraid and just need a friend to chat with or a reason to get out of the house! Thank you momstown for making my transition into motherhood a lot less scarey and giving me the opportunity to pay it forward!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
We kicked started our Luv Your Body Event with a tumbling demo hosted by Miss Lindsy from the Dance Shoppe. The kids were introduced to the basics of dance and were encouraged to participate and be active. After a good physical workout the kids were ready to refuel! We sat down to an unbelievable nutritious spread that was sponsored by Kellogg's. Cereal, fruit, yogurt, juice, water, milk and coffee was on the menu and there wasn't a belly that wasn't full after such a feast! The infants had their own menu of butternut squash and chicken, peas, peaches and pears that Mums Kitchen provided as samples of her all natural baby food line..YUMMY! We finished off the event with our themed craft - heart people. The little ones had to identify the body parts as they assembled their creations. The book that I choose for the story time was titled "I Like Me" by Nancy Carlson. It was a great way to conclude the event because it enforced the concepts of feeling good about yourself and taking care of yourself inside and out! If you would like to see all of the pictures from this event please visit our momstown Milton facebook fan page! If you are interested in joining momstown Milton and taking part in all the amazing events please register for your 6 week free trial membership today!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
This months momstown Educational Curriculum Theme is My Body. We have planed many great physical activities for both moms and tots to get them out and about to establish a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know that obesity is becoming a major concern amongst our children and that 17% of children and adolescents are considered overweight and 9% are considered to be obese! (See the participaction website for more details)
Momstown Milton is proud to be a part of the solution. We realize that establishing a healthy lifestyle starts right from birth and that is why we offer an event calender packed with activities to keep everyone busy! This month we have arranged for demos from Monkeynastix, Kindermusik at Harmony Is and tumbling at The Dance Shoppe for our little ones. Our play dates include a Discovery walk, toddler bowling and infant swimming. Our mamas will be participating in spin classes at Premier Fitness and a Kettle Bell Physique Demo.
Eating right is another factor that needs to be considered to maintain a good balance. Did you know that people who skip breakfast can't make up for the missed nutrients later in the day! Kellogg's recognizes the importance of starting the day off right with a nutritious breakfast and will be sponsoring us with a complete cereal breakfast for our Luv Your Body Inside and Out event on Feb 11th. We will also be joined by Mum's Kitchen to sample her all natural baby food.
Our shake, rattle and roll classes, baby book club and crafty critters classes all reinforce the basics of science by focusing on the human anatomy thru songs, stories and crafts.
If you would like to find out more about momstown why not try out our free 6 week trial membership and get a first hand experience of what we're all about!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Valentine's Day came a little early this year for the toddler playgroup! Momstown Milton moms and kiddies gathered at Rocchina's house for a wonderful Valentine's themed playdate. Each child got to create their own Valentine's and mail it to their special someone. Then we all enjoyed double chocolate cupcakes! The icing on the little one's faces speaks for itself- they were delicious! Finally, we gathered around the living room to listen to a few good books. Everyone had a great time!