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Mommy Connections program is now available in Halifax/Dartmouth


Halifax…There is a new Mom & Baby and Mom & Tot program in town, geared toward current trends and hot topics. Mommy Connections has arrived in Halifax and is changing the face of Mom & Baby and Mom & Tot education. Five new sessions run from September 17th to November 9th  at All Yoga (Dartmouth), Treehouse Café (Lower Sackville), Veith House (Halifax) and Otis & Clementine (Tantallon) – Mom & Baby; and Kiddietown (Dartmouth) – Mom & Tot , and the cost to register for Mom & Baby is $80, for Mom & Tot is $98 (includes a Kiddietown pass valued at $50+).

Women like that Mommy Connections isn’t just about the typical mom & baby topics, but also incorporates new research, natural parenting and being environmentally conscious,” says Trish McCourt, Director of the Halifax Mommy Connections program. The new Mommy Connections Halifax Mom & Baby session focuses on issues like postnatal fitness and health, photographing your baby (Rebecca Clarke Emotive Photographer), nutrition for mom and baby, infant massage, family finances, the hottest mom and baby classes, communication and signs, post-natal yoga, and breastfeeding basics. At the end of the 8-week program, moms are encouraged to continue meeting and providing mutual support.

Mommy Connections started in November 2008 in Edmonton, Alberta with the sole purpose of connecting moms in their communities. “I was finding that a lot of families were unable to get into public programs because of a baby boom in Edmonton,” says Carol McBee, President of Mommy Connections, “and the more I talked to parents, the more I realized there was a need for something different–something that spoke more to modern families.”

Mommy Connections is now available in 24 communities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia, and new locations are in the works. For more information on Mommy Connections, visit www.mommyconnections.ca/halifax.

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Mommy Connections Halifax introduces you to programs and services available within your community. Our classes provide a unique learning opportunity as well as a fun way to bond with your child and other moms in a social environment.

Each week’s class features a discussion lead by a local expert followed by social time for mom and baby. This allows for a unique bonding opportunity with your little one while still fulfilling your need to obtain information and be social with other moms experiencing the same challenges, fears and excitement.

We provide educational and social connections for the modern family before baby and beyond!

There are weekly door prizes and each registrant receives a free swag bag full of samples and discounts from local businesses.

For more information contact Trish at trish@mommyconnections.ca

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Overcoming the isolation of parenthood

Mommy Connections Halifax

Since recently losing my mom to cancer, the isolation that can accompany being a mom is all the more poignant to me.


I may not be a new mom in the general sense anymore, but I am new to being a mom of a tween, and will be new to parenting a teen, maybe a university student, or a bride, etc. And I remember all too clearly the feeling of isolation of being a new mom.


Like many new moms today, I didn’t live near my mom or mother-in-law. Sure I could pick up the phone and call my mom when I needed support, but it wasn’t the same as being able to sit down over tea, with her in the room seeing the joy, the frustration, the desperation, the inexplicably devote love, or outright helplessness on my face. As moms we try to be all. We expect to be able to inherently know what needs to be done. When those first few challenges come along, we feel like failures when we can’t just figure it out. It can be a truly isolating experience, whether it be facing struggles with nursing, sleep issues or perhaps with colic.


The challenges often leave moms feeling like failures who just can’t do our jobs. My daughter and I had a great breastfeeding relationship from minute one, then suddenly after several weeks she was crying hysterically every time she started to nurse. For days I was so frustrated and upset trying to figure out what was going on. I’d cry while I attempted to nurse my baby who’d until then been so easy and happy. Then after a bit of research figured out that my milk supply was very plentiful and would let down fast and furious as soon as she latched on. It would flood her and she’d choke trying to keep up. I learned a tip that if I manually expressed a little before sitting down with her, the “pressure” seemed to ease off and a steadier slower flow of milk allowed her to keep up. We found our balance and everything settled down, however not without a great deal of beating myself up over it and feeling very alone through the process.


I am a well-connected mom when it comes to family supports and services. I have worked in the field and know where to look. Yet, I found it challenging. I know there are other moms out there who struggle as I did, or more so.


I want to use my own experiences and education/background to help other moms feel less isolated. I spent a lot of time researching programs and options to start my own business and/or resource connecting moms to one another and the resources and supports that families want/need. I recently decided to start my own chapter of Mommy Connections here in Halifax/Dartmouth. As I spend time getting to know potential partners in the community I am more and more excited about the potential to meet my greatest passion of connecting moms and helping families to become better informed and empowered to get their needs met.


What could be better than joining a group of moms who are learning about and engaging in what our community has to offer, before we actually need it? Imagine becoming well-acquainted with moms in our own neighborhood(s) who are experiencing many of the same feelings of joy, excitement and frustration! And imagine knowing exactly where to find that shop that carries those fantastic natural/safe bottles or diapers; or new mom’s yoga class; etc.?!


If you are or know of a new mom or mom-to-be in Halifax/Dartmouth area; or if you are or know of a business interested in connecting with moms please follow/share http://www.mommyconnections.ca/halifax to connect!

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