LWAB - Supporting All Families

At Life With A Baby, our job is to guide your journey to find what works best for you as a parent, so every choice is judgement-free. We’re right where you are, whenever you need support.

What We Do

Life With A Baby is all about offering real help to parents just like you. Our events and series are fun ways for expectant, new, and seasoned parents to walk this journey called parenthood together - because it’s better with a village!

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LWAB believes in meeting people where they are. The key to strong maternal mental health is connection, support and understanding.

With chapters across Canada, we’re here when you need us. Whether you’re a first time mom, a dad looking for advice or a parent looking to make new friends and gain a little support, we’ve got you covered.

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Our Programs

At Life With A Baby, we offer you a wide range of programs and events to cover all stages of parenthood and the challenges that come with it. Click on any of the links below to be directed to our program page with more details.

Parenting Confidently

Seminars and resources to help you be the parent you want to be - on your terms.

Mom-to-Mon Peer Support

In short, women supporting women. Join in to connect with other moms navigating motherhood and everything in-between.

Infant/Child CPR

Learn crucial lifesaving CPR techniques and safety fundamentals for the babies and children in your care.

NICU Preterm Program

A support network for families of preterm infants as you transition from the NICU to the first months at home.

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!


    • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Sunday, January 31, 2021
    • (EST)

    WE ARE PROGRAM PLANNING! Please send us your ideas for events/topics you would like to see in 2021!

    https://forms.gle/sJufrKUk6EyCdFvA7


    • Friday, January 01, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • (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

    • Monday, January 04, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Pick Up in Bradford April 27/28
    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.



    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



    • 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/

    • Monday, January 11, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Sunday, February 14, 2021
    • (EST)
    • DELIVERY TO YOUR HOME
    Register

    JOIN us for this fun and creative activity that you can do from the comfort of your own home!

    WP Creations will be providing LWAB members with this exclusive, affordable, DIY wet clay hand / foot print ornament making kit for your enjoyment.    Everything you need conveniently comes inside the kit with very easy instructions for completing the activity with your child at home.

    The kits are designed for a natural look with sealer finish, as per the photo shown; however you can alternatively paint your owner with standard acrylic paint if you so wish once dried (paint not included in kit!)   

    Cost:

    $35.00 per kit including home delivery

    $1.00 from every kit sold also is donated to childhood cancer research

    Kit Includes:

    • ball of clay (appropriate in size for 1 child hand or foot print impression)
    • a tool to shape/write on it
    • ribbon
    • instructions 
    • sealer 
    • exclusive $15.00 coupon


    Kits will be mailed within 72 hours of order.  Please allow standard Canada Post times to receive your package via mail. 


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

    connie@lifewithababy.com 


    Event Supplies and questions about the activity: 

    WPCreations.com
    Formerly Wee Piggies & Paws - Same great company with a fresh new look!

    Visit our online store here - Gift Cards also available.

    Find us on Facebook & Instagram

    Join our Facebook Community Group to see what specials or offers are available in your area

    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 7 sessions
    • ONLINE
    Storytime information: Wednesdays at 10:30 am starting January 6 – February 24 Get ready to interact with your favourite Library staff in our Virtual Storytimes. We’ll be featuring some of our favourite songs, rhymes, and stories. To register email mrielly@egpl.ca
    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Monday, March 01, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online - Link to be provided
    • 0
    Join waitlist



    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Online
    Register

    Have you experienced Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorders? 

    Have other women been part of your recovery? 

    Are you ready to be part of other women’s recovery? 

                     


    Life with a Baby and Best Start by Health Nexus are inviting you to become a trained Peer Facilitator. 

    Peer Facilitators will be prepared to support other mothers experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) through virtual parenting or PMAD support groups. 

    Virtual training will consist of three (3) 1.5 training sessions offered online and can be completed in your own time.  You will be required to participate in a one-hour online check-in before your certificate is provided. 

    The training has been adapted from Best Start resources and developed by mental health experts: 

    • Leslie Born, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.P.

    • Linda Rankin,Ed.D (cand).,  M.A.,  R.S.W., B.S.W.,  E.C.E.

    Participants will receive a Peer Facilitator Training Guide and a completion certificate




    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom

    Family Literacy Day is fast approaching and we are promoting the live reading events with local children’s author Jennifer McGrath.

    Please see the Facebook Event links below and please feel free to share with your families and friends.

    9:30 event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2751365655126923/?sfnsn=mo

    3:30 event: https://www.facebook.com/events/415935682959036/?sfnsn=mo

    6:45 event: https://www.facebook.com/events/728573391130824/?sfnsn=mo

    Please note once you register the Zoom link will be emailed to you in your confirmation email.


    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • In Your Home via Zoom!
    Register

    Join us for a unique 5-week gentle mom and baby yoga class – stretch, strengthen, and connect to your postpartum body.  Mom & Baby Yoga is best suited for moms with pre-mobile children. We recommend it for babies 9-months or younger only so that you are not chasing your kiddo around during class! However, anyone is welcome, make this class you own! Let your little one toddle around, or perhaps they are taking a snooze – that is okay! Move through creative flowing sequences that balance effort with ease. This class is designed to strengthen and enhance flexibility. Synchronizing breath with movement, students explore a variety of postures and dynamic transitions that inspire and energize.

    Dates: Wednesday, Jan 27-Feb 24

    Time: 10-10:45am

    Cost: $70 for the 5-week session

    This class is online in a live-taught, interactive format through Zoom with Encore Fitness and Health. Classes are 45 minutes long.  



    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • ZOOM
    Register

    Please join us for our first ever Virtual Coffee Chat. 

    Grab your favorite coffee or tea and come meet some new friends and moms within our community. 

    Let's talk about anything we want.

    This event will be held via zoom. Link will be sent to the those that register,