ONTARIO EARLY LEARNING YEARS
A free government-run
program for mothers and children (infant - six years). For locations and program details check the
MOVIES FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES
See new movies at baby-friendly cinemas. The sound
is lowered, and stroller parking and change tables are available.
MOVIES FOR MOMMIES:
BABIES (Famous Players): www.famous-players.com
STARS AND STROLLERS (Cineplex): www.cineplex.com
NORTH TORONTO MOMS GROUP (formerly MOMS
mother's group has been around since 1965. Spend a morning with local-area moms.
The group offers guest speakers, refreshments and child care. New members are
always welcome, whether you are a stay-at-home mom, on maternity leave, or work
Weekly Tuesday meetings (during the school year) at
St.Timothy's Church, 100 Old Orchard Grove, from 9:15 - 11:00 AM. Go to www.northtorontomoms.com for information.
METRO MOTHERS NETWORK
This not-for-profit group
meets once a week. Meetings consist of a 45-minute work-out plus a one-hour
program (speaker or discussion), while your child is cared for. New members are
welcome, whether you are a stay-at-home mom, on maternity leave, or work
part-time. There are several locations across Toronto. Visit the website for
Fitmom offers pre and postnatal health and
wellness services and classes: personal training, birth services, nutrition
counselling and group fitness classes (prenatal and postnatal). Visit the website for details: www.fitmomcanada.com.
THE PARENTING NETWORK
Founded by parent educator/counselor, Beverley
Cathcart-Ross. Workshops offered on topics such as parenting, sibling rivalry,
setting limits, and positive discipline. Visit the website for details: www.parentingnetwork.ca.
TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH - INFANT PARENTING
An excellent five-week
program offered throughout the year, at no charge, to first-time parents and
their babies (0-4 months). A great way to meet other mothers in your area, and
to learn how to parent your new baby. Call Toronto Public Health to register at
BECOMING - MATERNITY & PARENTING
Offers classes, seminars, support groups, and counselling
services for parents-to-be and new families. Visit the website for details: www.becomingmaternity.com.
Offers in-home parenting advice and support.
Creative strategies and solutions for your parenting issues. www.parentalguidance.ca.
"Studio of discovery." Inspiring dance and artistic programs for
expecting and new moms. Prenatal and postnatal classes; cooking and more: www.orangedotinc.com.
Offers over 50 programs of interest to moms!
Enjoy a cultural outing
with your little one! Art Strollers offers a vast selection of museum tours,
gallery visits, and workshops in Toronto.
COOL WEBSITES FOR MOMS
ultimate online community and resource by urban moms, for urban moms."
tested solutions for busy moms, tips on home and family life, cool party ideas,
and all kinds of "savvy stuff" moms want to know.
A website from the women who run
Moms in the City. For the scoop on "what's hot, happening, and relevant about
kids right now."
An online parenting magazine for moms of new babies. Moms
can "have a baby and a life."
website that offers parents a way to find university/college level baby sitters
who are close to their homes.