LWAB Calendar of Events

Join LWAB today (it’s free!) to connect with other parents in your area for fun social events, workshops, parenting programs and more.

A select preview of all our upcoming events is listed below. For the full calendar of events in your area, log in or create an account today.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (EST)
    • York North Chapter Wide

    Not seeing events that interest or work for you???  Nothing in your area???  That is probably because of VOLUNTEER AVAILABILITY! 


    We are always looking for new Mommy Greeter Volunteers to join our community.     We provide fun social events of families in each community for children ages 0-6 years old.  


    If you are a local parent who is looking to get out of the house, make some new friends and give back; becoming a LWAB Mommy Greeter Volunteer may be the perfect opportunity for you!


    Some ways to get started:

    - coffee meet up

    - stroller walk

    - park play date


    You pick the date, time and location that works for you and your baby.   We take care of the rest!!!  We will post the event to our website and social media, collect registrations and let you know who will be attending.   All you have to do is SHOW UP and be a friendly face for your LWAB Chapter :) 

    To Learn more about being a mommy greeter, WATCH THIS!


    To sign up, please contact your local community manager!


    Connie Butera

    connie@lifewithababy.com

    416 885 9709

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online
    Register


    (Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury & Georgina)


    Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities


    Do you have a business that caters to moms, dads, children, or families?  We'd love to share this information with our members to connect them to services in their local community.

    We have special rates for Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities within each of our chapter areas. Best of all your supports goes right back to providing LWAB programming, support groups, and charitable support to mothers and families in your local community.


    Sponsored blog post - Life with a Baby will work with you to find a contributor who enjoys your products, and would like to get the word out. A sponsored post also includes social media support and an image or logo in the post.

    • 1 sponsored post = $400.00
    • 2 sponsored posts = $650.00
    • Add in a giveaway for $150.00 (cost of product not included)


    Newsletter write up – Let’s get the word out to our 40,000+ newsletter subscribers about your product/brand.  This type of write up is more advertorial than a blog post and will be circulated in our monthly newsletter.

    • 1 newsletter write up = $500.00
    • add in a giveaway for  $150.00 (Cost of product not included)


    Social media promotion – We are happy to promote your products/brand on our social media platforms. A social media campaign will include one Facebook post with image and one Twitter post.

    • 1 social media promotion = $250
    • 2 social media promotions = $400
    • add in a giveaway for $150 (cost of product not included)


    The Most Bang For Your Buck: This is the ultimate Life with a Baby package. One sponsored post with social media support and an image or logo, one newsletter write up, and we will throw in a giveaway for $700.00


    Ambassadorship – At Life with a Baby, we believe in building relationships with the brands that we love, and we think an ambassadorship is a great way to do that. An ambassadorship would be a long term relationship with Life with a Baby where you would be featured in our blog, our newsletter and on our social media platforms over several months. Your commitment to working with us long term, means we can offer you better rates.

    • 3 month ambassadorship - $750.00
    • 6 month ambassadorship - $1200.00
    • 12 month ambassadorship  - $1800.00


    Hosted Events

    If you are a local professional such as a chiropractor, sleep consultant, Douala, financial services,  etc. and are looking to do an event for our members, the package below is your best bet!  You pick the date, time and location that works for you. These types of events work best when they are focused around a workshop shop relevant to the families in attendance.  We will set up the event and market it to our member base locally.  In addition, you get additional promotional opportunities as listed... 



    Special Events

    From time to time we run Special large-scale events in our different chapter areas that have unique vendor opportunities.  These include:  Mom to Mom Sales, Bellies Bumps and Babies Conferences, etc. 

    Please contact your community manager for upcoming large-scale events in your area.


    SWAG Give Aways

    We are always looking for unique give-aways and SWAG to give to our members!  if you have a coupon, discount  or item give-away of value that could be distributed to our members i.e. in swag bags offered at conferences, at our new member meet ups, etc.  Please CONTACT US with more details and we can see how we can work together.


    Prize Donations

    We often do raffles, silent auctions, door prizes, etc, at our events.  If you have an item that could be donated for this purpose, please contact us with more details. 


    Supply Donations

    We often require supplies to run our FREE events i.e. craft materials, snacks, drinks, etc.   If you would like to Sponsor an upcoming event with paying for / providing any materials required, please contact us.


    Get the word out about your products, services, and brand while supporting a great program.  


    Read more about our member demographics here:

    Life with a Baby Media Sponsorship Kit 2019.pdf

    Life With A Baby Audience Overview.pdf


    Please email Connie@lifewithababy.com to inquire about the information you need to get started!


    • Tuesday, January 05, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 13 sessions
    • ONLINE

    **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A LIFE WITH A BABY OFFERING, BUT THAT OF A COMMUNITY PARTNER**


    Program Offered By:  Rose of Sharon

    Dates:  Every Tuesday @ 7pm

    Each week features an important topic, exclusive for dads

    To register for this program, please email:  acullum@roseofsharon.com

    THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM!

    https://roseofsharon.com/programs/

    • Friday, January 29, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Pick Up in Holland Landing April 26-27
    Register

    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO EMERGE YOUR OWN BUTTERFLIES FROM HOME WITH YOUR KIDS??? Or perhaps its for your classroom??? HERE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!! 


    Emerge Your Own Butterfly Nursery At Home or school! ~ Butterfly Nursery Kits 

     Would you like to have your own butterfly nursery at home and explore the life cycle?   This is a great opportunity to order your Butterfly Nursery kits at a great group rate and discounted shipping.  Nurture and watch your caterpillars grow into their own butterflies at home!!!! 

    I will be collecting orders until April 6 for the following kits.  

    The kits will be delivered to me as a group order April 26 and you may pick them up once I email to confirm I got them in on the evening of April 26 or any time April 27th.  I am located in Holland Landing for pick up.



    PLEASE ENSURE YOUR LWAB EMAIL IN YOUR ACCOUNT IS UP TO DATE AND THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING EMAILS FROM US SO THAT YOU GET THE NOTIFICATION UPDATES!!!

    YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR KIT ASAP AFTER THEY ARE DELIVERED SO I AM NOT STORING THEM AND SO YOU CAN BEGIN TO CARE FOR YOUR CATERPILLARS!!  Late pick up of orders may result in your caterpillars not living, so please ensure you are available to pick up and care for your caterpillars over the course of the emergence cycle (approx. 3 weeks).

    ALL KITS MUST BE PRE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE.  NO CANCELLATIONS or refunds.  DO NOT REGISTER UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO MAKE YOUR Online PAYMENT OR EMAIL ME (CONNIE@LIFEWITHABABY.COM) TO SET UP A DIFFERENT MODE OF PAYMENT. 


    Kits contains:

    • Ten Painted Lady caterpillars 
    • food 
    • large mesh butterfly house
    • educational resources
    • instruction sheet for care


    This is all that you need to start your own butterfly nursery at home!  Our family has done this before and it was a great learning experience for the kids. 


    CHECK YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION FOR ALL THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES. 



    Thanks
    Connie Butera
    connie@lifewithababy.com
    416 885 9709



    • Thursday, February 04, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Online / Pre Recorded *check registration confirmation email for the link*


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Looking to take a quick "crash course" in Infant / Child First Aid and CPR??? 

    This approx. 1 hour pre-recorded session of one of our last live online Zoom CPR classes is now available for instant viewing. 

    Additional worksheets and resources will also be sent to you along with the recording link.

    Watch it by yourself OR share with your family/ direct caregivers for your child.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NON-CERTIFICATE PROGRAM intended to be a crash course in the basics that you need to know, in case of an emergency. 


    If you would like see a small demo of the video see https://youtu.be/BxBXnM290Dw


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Presented by:    Kelly Foster of The Lifesaving Society


    If you have any questions about this event, please contact the organizer:


    Connie Butera

    connie@lifewithababy.com

    416 885 9709

    • Monday, February 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Monday, March 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Parent Child Mother Goose Program - Families with babies 0-12 months.

    Parent Child Mother Goose is a weekly program. Consistency in participation for all weeks is important. (You register once for this event and attend for all the weeks)

    A link to the online program will be sent with your event confirmation. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Friday, February 12, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Online / Pre Recorded *check registration confirmation email for the link*
    Register


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Looking to take a quick "crash course" in Infant / Child First Aid and CPR??? 

    This approx. 1 hour pre-recorded session of one of our last live online Zoom CPR classes is now available for instant viewing. 

    Additional worksheets and resources will also be sent to you along with the recording link.

    Watch it by yourself OR share with your family/ direct caregivers for your child.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NON-CERTIFICATE PROGRAM intended to be a crash course in the basics that you need to know, in case of an emergency. 


    If you would like see a small demo of the video see https://youtu.be/BxBXnM290Dw


    Please only register for this event once you are prepared to complete payment and receive the emailed link to the video. 


    Presented by:    Kelly Foster of The Lifesaving Society


    If you have any questions about this event, please contact the organizer:


    Connie Butera

    connie@lifewithababy.com

    416 885 9709

    • Friday, February 12, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 11:45 AM (EDT)
    • ONLINE : Confidential HIPPA compliant Zoom account
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Open to those living in Ontario & Alberta

    This group is for women who are currently dealing with symptoms of postpartum depression/anxiety including low mood, irritability, crying, difficulty eating/sleeping, intrusive thoughts etc. This group will give you the opportunity to connect with other women and get support and education regarding postpartum mood, as well as strategies for coping, resources and referrals. 

    After registering, our intake coordinator will contact you for an intake before your registration can be confirmed.  


    The group will be facilitated by :

    Allison Flynn-Bowman completed her Masters degree in Applied Health Sciences, focusing on ways to support families as they transition to parenting. She is the volunteer community manager of Life with a Baby Niagara. She has training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, HOPE, and Mental Health First Aid. She has 2 children, and experienced postpartum anxiety. She uses her lived experience to support families and has used the methods that will be taught in this peer support group program to manage her own anxiety.     

    Dana Weatherhead is a doula and mental health advocate trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Her background also includes facilitation of support circles and holistic healing modalities to assist others. She is the past-president of a birth association who advocates for birth options for families.

    This Group is supported and coordinator will be done by Tamar Spilberg. Tamar is a mom of four over with 20 years experience in individual, child, family and couple therapy. As a strong believer in inner peace and acceptance, I work extensively every day to help people overcome suffrage from mental illnesses and other personal struggles.

    • Sunday, March 07, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Sunday, April 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom call online
    • 15
    Register

    What:The Flowering House Group - with a specific focus on women who are in the process or have recently separated or divorced from their partners. This will be an 8 week program, with zoom calls scheduled once a week for 1.5 hours each.

    When: Sunday evenings 7:30-9 pm EST starting March 7th through April 25th

    Cost:$125.00

    Included:8, 1.5 hour facilitated videoconference calls with Life Coach and Author Paige Stirling Fox; The Flowering House book (shipping included, value $25)

    Are you in the process of separation/divorce or are you recently separated/divorced? On top of all the other pressures of parenting, work, and living during a pandemic, you have gone through a major life upheaval. You may feel stretched logistically, emotionally, financially. Taking care of yourself has fallen to the bottom of the list, and yet you need to nurture yourself, mind, body and spirit more now than ever.

    If you are ready to turn some attention to your self-care and the dreams you have but put aside for so long, then The Flowering House group is for you.

    Join Life Coach, Paige Stirling Fox, author of The Flowering House, for an 8 week book club/Women’s Circle specifically intended to support women who have gone through separation/divorce. The Flowering House book provides a means for self-exploration with a journal that you and the group will use to support you in heading toward a positive future you create. Whether you just need some time for yourself, have some dreams that you've left unattended and want to pursue, or are trying to find the woman you were or want to be - NOW is the time to begin the journey.

    About the Author:

    Paige Stirling Fox is a life coach and facilitator of numerous personal growth and spiritual programs and workshops. She believes in the power of circles of women, and has created and led many programs including Women Circling the Earth, a year-long retreat and coaching program, and Breathing Space, circles for women who have survived cancer.

    Paige earned an honours degree in psychology, a certificate in adult education and completed coach training with Coach U. She has facilitated several groups for Life With A Baby.

    If you cannot make it to the event but would like to purchase a copy of the book, you may reach Paige at pstirlingfox@rogers.com, or visit www.thefloweringhouse.com



    • Monday, March 08, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 23
    Register

    家和最新中文線上講座 “孩子語言及語音發展里程碑"

    這個講座將會探討小孩子在不同年齡的語言及語音的發展里程碑,以及提供有關語言輔導的資訊

    Stephanie Tsoi 是家和的一位語言治療助理和早期干預專員。

    Speech-Language Development – Community Family Services of Ontario presents “Children Speech and Language Developmental Milestones”.

    In this live webinar, the speaker will explore the nature and development of speech and language for preschool and school-aged children and what to do if parents suspect a there is a delay in their child’s development.

    Speaker Bio: Stephanie Tsoi is a Communicative Disorders Assistant and Early Intervention Specialist at Community Family Services of Ontario.


    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 58
    Register

    Pre-School STEM (for children 2.5 and up)

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and Early ON.

    Engage in meaningful STEM experiences through songs, books, art and sensory play. STEM includes the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math presented in a fun and intriguing way. These STEM ideas are simple enough for families with pre-schoolers to learn and enjoy together.

    A link to the online program will be sent to in the confirmation email. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom workshop
    Register

    THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

    This presentation will explore what has been learned about the brain development and how environment and experience play a key role in this development. Risk taking, novelty seeking and drive for rewards are going to be explained as typical and normal behaviours in adolescents. However, this is a time of extreme vulnerability and with it a heightened risk for the development of mental health disorders. We will also explore how social media and other stressors may be contributing to the apparent increase in anxiety being reported by young people. 

    Adolescence is the period of transition child to young adult, specifically 10-19 years of age.

    Are you a parent?
    We recommend this workshop for parents with kids 8-16 years to know what to expect and how to support your child as they transition through the 3 stages of adolescence. 

    Are you a professional who work with parents & children?
    This workshop is geared towards professionals with who work with parents & children of all ages and especially significant for those working with children ages 8 years of age and older. 

    About Dr. Jean Clinton

    Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C)  
    Clinical Professor McMaster University 
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences 

    Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural  Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster  Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an  Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow  of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. She  has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and  primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 - 2018. 

    Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues.  Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and  connectedness play. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child  well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and  their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and  voices are heard and respected. 

    Dr. Clinton has also authored her first book, Love Builds Brains which can be ordered online  through Tall Pines Press, on Amazon and in book stores everywhere.




    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 48
    Register

    Food Before One (for parents of infants birth to 12 months)

    PARENT ONLY WORKSHOP

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    In this session we will cover considerations for how to choose between various methods for introducing solids, key nutrients of concerns in this age group, the most recent evidence for allergen prevention and strategies for introducing allergens as well as how to promote self-feeding.

    Online via Zoom LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 56
    Register

    Tot Stop (Toddlers) (for children 18-36 months)

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and Early ON.

    This program focuses on toddlers’ development through play including arts and crafts, sensory activities, songs and rhymes.

    A link to the online program will be sent to in the confirmation email. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register

    Join LAURA WILSON, Certified Infant Sleep Consultant to discuss infant/baby sleep:

    • How much sleep children need.

    • How many naps they require at various ages.

    • Common infant/baby sleep challenges.

    • Important tips that can get you started on the road to healthy sleep for your little one.

    Let's get some amazing, healthy rest for the whole family!


    • Friday, March 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 55
    Register

    Parent-Baby Yoga (4 months-12 months)

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    The many poses and exercises practiced in soothing Parent-Baby Yoga offer an abundance of benefits for both parent and infant. Yoga can help develop gross and fine motor skills, strengthen parent-baby bonding, boost emotional well being and may improve baby’s sleep and digestion. This 4-week program will also promote nurturing touch and communication between a parent and child.

    Other valuable benefits of this Parent-Baby Yoga program:

    There's fun to be had for both babies and parents in the experience, playful songs and stories and visual connection between babies.

    Yoga reduces stress and anxiety for both parents and babies, and teaches parents to help babies move from fussiness to calming themselves

    Yoga increases body awareness, neuromuscular development and movement confidence for both parent and baby.

    Yoga boosts the immune system, blood flow and circulation

    Yoga creates balance between strength and flexibility in developing bodies, so they grow strong and maintain the flexibility they are born with

    Yoga initiates social interaction in a non-competitive environment for both babies and new parents - it's a great way to meet other new Moms and Dads.

    Healthy habits learned early in life become a healthy and fit lifestyle later in life

    Yoga is an opportunity to practise establishing space for both parent and baby - together. Awareness of separate bodies and separate breaths can assist in creating a loving transition from sharing one body.

    And...Yoga is a great way for moms to heal their bodies postpartum, strengthen their bodies, calm their minds, cultivate self-esteem and positive body image, feel relaxed, get back in shape and individuate.


    A link to the online program will be sent to in the confirmation email. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Friday, March 12, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 29
    Register

    Speech-Language Development – Community Family Services of Ontario presents “Children Speech and Language Developmental Milestones”.

    In this live webinar, the speaker will explore the nature and development of speech and language for preschool and school-aged children and what to do if parents suspect a there is a delay in their child’s development.

    Speaker Bio: Stephanie Tsoi is a Communicative Disorders Assistant and Early Intervention Specialist at Community Family Services of Ontario.


    • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 58
    Register

    Family Songs and Stories (FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS)

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    Join us for Family Songs and Stories! Family Songs and Stories can benefit your child's skills in early numeracy and early literacy development and even improve self-regulation in fun, creative and musical ways!

    Online via Zoom LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 64
    Register

    Guys and Their Little Ones (FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS)

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    Guys and Their Little Ones is a program devoted completely to Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and male caregivers, and their children who want to spend a special 40 minutes together. This program includes arts, sensory experiences, games, songs and stories, and music and movement.

    Online via Zoom LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Monday, March 15, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 41
    Register

    家和最新中文線上講座“家庭雙語發展”。這個講座將會探討在家中使用多種語言的本質,以及它如何使學齡前兒童和學齡兒童的整體發展受益。

    Stephanie Tsoi 是家和的一位語言治療助理和早期干預專員。

    Bilingualism at Home – Community Family Services of Ontario presents “Bilingualism at Home”. In this live webinar, the speaker will explore the nature of using multiple languages at home and how it can benefit preschool and school-aged children’s overall development.

    Speaker Bio: Stephanie Tsoi is a Communicative Disorders Assistant and Early Intervention Specialist at Community Family Services of Ontario.


    • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 59
    Register

    Pre-School STEM (for children 2.5 and up)

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and Early ON.

    Engage in meaningful STEM experiences through songs, books, art and sensory play. STEM includes the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math presented in a fun and intriguing way. These STEM ideas are simple enough for families with pre-schoolers to learn and enjoy together.

    A link to the online program will be sent to in the confirmation email. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 60
    Register

    Toddler Nutrition (for parents of children 1 to 3 years)

    PARENT ONLY WORKSHOP

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    In this session we will focus on the natural shifts that happen in going from feeding an infant to feeding toddlers! I'll share the most common concerns parents have around feeding children at this age, why picky eating tends to emerge at this age and how to properly navigate parents and children's responsibilities at the table to prevent or address picky eating


    Online via Zoom LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 59
    Register

    Tot Stop (Toddlers) (for children 18-36 months)

    Brought to you in partnership with Life With A Baby and Early ON.

    This program focuses on toddlers’ development through play including arts and crafts, sensory activities, songs and rhymes.

    A link to the online program will be sent to in the confirmation email. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register
    Join LAURA WILSON, Certified Toddler Sleep Consultant to discuss toddler sleep:
    • How much sleep children need.

    • How many naps they require at various ages.

    • Common infant/baby sleep challenges.

    • Important tips that can get you started on the road to healthy sleep for your little one.

    Let's get some amazing, healthy rest for the whole family!


    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 60
    Register

    Parent-Baby Yoga (4 months-12 months)

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    The many poses and exercises practiced in soothing Parent-Baby Yoga offer an abundance of benefits for both parent and infant. Yoga can help develop gross and fine motor skills, strengthen parent-baby bonding, boost emotional well being and may improve baby’s sleep and digestion. This 4-week program will also promote nurturing touch and communication between a parent and child.

    Other valuable benefits of this Parent-Baby Yoga program:

    There's fun to be had for both babies and parents in the experience, playful songs and stories and visual connection between babies.

    Yoga reduces stress and anxiety for both parents and babies, and teaches parents to help babies move from fussiness to calming themselves

    Yoga increases body awareness, neuromuscular development and movement confidence for both parent and baby.

    Yoga boosts the immune system, blood flow and circulation

    Yoga creates balance between strength and flexibility in developing bodies, so they grow strong and maintain the flexibility they are born with

    Yoga initiates social interaction in a non-competitive environment for both babies and new parents - it's a great way to meet other new Moms and Dads.

    Healthy habits learned early in life become a healthy and fit lifestyle later in life

    Yoga is an opportunity to practise establishing space for both parent and baby - together. Awareness of separate bodies and separate breaths can assist in creating a loving transition from sharing one body.

    And...Yoga is a great way for moms to heal their bodies postpartum, strengthen their bodies, calm their minds, cultivate self-esteem and positive body image, feel relaxed, get back in shape and individuate.


    A link to the online program will be sent to in the confirmation email. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 46
    Register

    Bilingualism at Home – Community Family Services of Ontario presents “Bilingualism at Home”. In this live webinar, the speaker will explore the nature of using multiple languages at home and how it can benefit preschool and school-aged children’s overall development.

    Speaker Bio: Stephanie Tsoi is a Communicative Disorders Assistant and Early Intervention Specialist at Community Family Services of Ontario.


    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 61
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    Family Songs and Stories (FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS)

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    Join us for Family Songs and Stories! Family Songs and Stories can benefit your child's skills in early numeracy and early literacy development and even improve self-regulation in fun, creative and musical ways!

    Online via Zoom LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Downtown Newmarket (indoor studio) **address to be provided soon!
    Register

    JOIN US for adorable Easter Photo Minis with the extremely talented Renee McDonough Photography


    You can check out more of Renee's work at https://www.facebook.com/ReneeMcDPhotography

    $90 / session includes:

    • 15 minute INDOOR (physically distanced) session
    • selection gallery of all images
    • approx. 5 final edited images emailed to you


    PARKING

    The studio is located in downtown Newmarket.  Street parking is available.  Please allow time to find parking. 


    RULES

    • first come first serve for each time slot
    • The location is INDOORS with current physical distancing and occupancy limits in effect. 
    • PLEASE WEAR A MASK UNTIL YOU ENTER AND ARE SITUATED IN YOUR FINAL PHOTO POSITIONS.
    • NO MORE THAN A FAMILY OF 5 MEMBERS PER SESSION (from the family household) 
    • No set changes. Small personal props welcome. 
    • This is a socially distanced event.  Please maintain distance with the photographer on arrival. Time has been allocated between sessions to prevent crossing paths with other family units. 
    • Be sure to complete your Covid self assessment screener prior to arrival.
    • please arrive ON TIME (actually... arrive a little early to get yourself and your family situated)
    • absolutely no refunds for no shows or lateness 
    • A selection album will be provided for you to choose the 5 photos to be edited. 

    •  Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your final edited photos after you have made your final selections.  They will be provided to you via password protected online gallery only. 

    • No USB sticks for mini sessions. Should you wish to purchase additional photos from your session, add on packages will be provided.  

    • NO PETS

    • Please come dressed and ready to go for your time slot. No outfit changes for mini sessions. 

      Cancellation Policy:

      Absolutely no refunds for last minute cancellations, late arrivals and no shows. Please be respectful of your time slot.  We have allocated 15 mins of grace, paperwork and prep only between sessions.  Refunds will be issues, should physically distancing rules for indoor spaces change.

    COVID CONSIDERATIONS & WAIVER

    *****Due to restrictions there will be a limited registrations for this event. We also require each participant to kindly take a moment to do this Covid self Assessment questionnaire before attending any events https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ *****

    Please remember that you are the responsible adult for your child when he/she is attending a Life With A Baby event. Responsible adults should stay within easy sight and reach of their child at all times.

    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE

    Life With A Baby is committed to providing a safe environment for all who attend or participate in our Programs as nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and well-being of you, your family and our employees. We are following the advice of health authorities closely and are adapting our Programs and Premises to provide a safe environment for all attendees and volunteers who participate in our Programs. As the COVID- 19 situation evolves, so will we. We ask that before registering for an event that you ensure that you have followed and continue to follow the guidance of public health authorities to ensure that you do not place the other participants in our Programs at risk. Please do not attend a Life With A Baby Program if you, your child or someone you have recently been in contact with is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms or if you have not followed the advice of public health authorities. We also ask that you abide by our COVID-19-related practices and procedures while you are at the Premises. We are relying on you to help us protect all participants in our Programs. Please note that due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all public places carry an element of risk of contracting the virus. Despite our and our Providers’ efforts to create a safe environment during our Programs and at our Premises, we cannot guarantee that all persons who participate in our Programs are free of COVID-19. By registering and attending an even, allowing your children to participate in Program or otherwise participating on our program, you accept that you are solely responsible for all risks associated with such participation and attendance, on your own behalf, on behalf of your child(ren) and any on behalf of any other persons with whom you and/or your child(ren) come into contact. We encourage you to review the most recent guidance and recommendations from public health authorities before choosing register your children for any Programs. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​





    If yo have any questions about this event, please contact the organizer:


    Connie

    connie@lifewithababy.com


    or the photographer ..................


    Renee McDonough Photography

    Info@reneemcdonoughphotography.ca

    Https://reneemcdonoughphotography.ca

    289-380-2333


    • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 65
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    Guys and Their Little Ones (FOR CHILDREN 0-6 YEARS)

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    Guys and Their Little Ones is a program devoted completely to Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and male caregivers, and their children who want to spend a special 40 minutes together. This program includes arts, sensory experiences, games, songs and stories, and music and movement.

    Online via Zoom LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 64
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    School Time Success (for parents of children 4 to 6 years)

    PARENT ONLY WORKSHOP

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    Even if your child eats well at home, school can pose a while new mealtime experience! We will cover "how much" to pack in your child's lunch, what to do if the lunch comes home full, how to prep your child for the new lunchroom experience, and what changes might need to happen to the dinner routine during the transition phase!

    Online via Zoom LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and the most current version of Zoom.


    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • ONLINE via ZOOM

    Please note that this is a COMMUNITY EVENT being run by WSN for information purposes and general public education purposes only.

    The Women's Support Network of York Region is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to providing free, confidential, non-judgmental and accessible services to individuals living within the York Region area with the goal of eradicating sexual violence. 


    This workshop will be a 5-10 min presentation focused on increasing awareness of who we are, how we are committed to serving the community, and what resources we offer in detail to help individuals needing support. As well, we want to inform individuals about sexual violence and sexual exploitation. 

    Format: Online using the Zoom platform. 

    NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT:   Simply log-into the Zoom session at the date and time to join ANNOMONOUSLY.  (we are not collecting registrations or your personal information)

    https://zoom.us/j/98531163085?pwd=Zk9JaG9DbUxOVERXcXdwcWhrUGlHQT09

    Meeting ID: 985 3116 3085
    Passcode: zNw2pL


    PLEASE NOTE: YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS SESSION WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTAL AND YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED IN ANY WAY FOLLWING THE EVENT.

    If you have any additional questions about this event or would like more information about WSN programs and support, please contact:


    Panthea Pouramin (she/her)

    Community Engagement Worker

    Women’s Support Network of York Region

    T: (905) 895-3646

    F: (905) 895-6542


    24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-263-6734

    24/7 Human Trafficking Helpline: 905-758-5285



    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online
    Register

    Join LAURA WILSON, Certified Infant Sleep Consultant to discuss infant/baby sleep:

    • How much sleep children need.

    • How many naps they require at various ages.

    • Common infant/baby sleep challenges.

    • Important tips that can get you started on the road to healthy sleep for your little one.

    Let's get some amazing, healthy rest for the whole family!


    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 57
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    Songs, Stories and Homemade Props (12 to 24 months)

    In partnership with EarlyON and Life With A Baby.

    Songs, Stories and Homemade Props offers a group experience to parents and their children, and children will benefit from enjoyable and healthy experiences with language, communication and visual stimulation. This program will introduce adults and children to the pleasure and power of combining songs, stories, rhymes and homemade props.

    A link to the online program will be sent to in the confirmation email. 

    Note: To participate, you must have access to the internet and to the most current version of Zoom.


    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • ZOOM ONLINE - Link in confirmation email
    • 15
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    Being a Preemie Parent, or parent who has had an NICU journey, can sometimes feel overwhelming and lonely. But it doesn't have to be. Whether you are still amidst your NICU journey or home, your little one is days or weeks old, or even years old... we're here for you! 

    Join us along with other preterm parents Monthly for an online chat. Think of it as a coffee date, but from the comfort of your own home, or comfortable space. We will also have guests from the NICU community now and then to share resources to help you and your baby.

    Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and log in to the video chat with other Parent's of Preemies in a casual atmosphere.


    Note: We will be using Zoom for our meeting. If you are using a tablet or mobile phone, you may be prompted to download the app. This is an interactive meet up, and all are welcome to attend. 


    *Participants MUST register and have a valid email address*

    This event is for Life With A Baby Members.
    Not a member? Don't worry! Membership is free.
    Click HERE to join today!





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    • Friday, March 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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