Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Drop-In Night and a few other things!!

Don't forget to Drop-In Tuesday night in the Community Room at Fortino's (60 Quarry Edge Drive) at Main & Bovaird for our NEW TPAB Drop-In Nights! We will be there from 7:30 – 9:30 pm and look forward to seeing you and meeting new people :)
 
At our Drop-In Nights - we are able to take care of TPAB business whether it be Membership Renewals, Signups or just asking us what we are all about. EVERYBODY IS WELCOME - you DO NOT HAVE to be a member to join us! 
The last half hour will be dedicated to our Fish Bowl Session – where we will draw questions and/or comments dropped into our Fish Bowl while you are there and discuss them or answer them as a group. Feel free to drop-in for 5 minutes or stay the entire time and you may join us at anytime during the 2 hours ...even if just for the last 10 minutes!
 
This month at our Drop-In Night – we are accepting all donations for our  two families that we adopted this Christmas as part of our
"Adopt-A-Family" program.  Any donations will be accepted whether it be something from their wish lists, food donations, gift cards, cash or just something you wanted to buy for them for Christmas!  We accept donations wrapped OR unwrapped – whatever works for you
 
Get out to Fortinos's – get some shopping done and visit us in the Community Room! (Light Refreshments will be served)
 
 
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The following messages are from Multiple Births Canada....enjoy!
 
NEW Childcare Survey!
(
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MBCchildcare)

We would like to ask for your assistance in taking the following survey which looks at the extent to which parents of multiples are able to access childcare suitable to their needs. The survey was created and organized by the Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba in the UK) and then later adapted to meet Canada's needs for Multiple Births Canada.
...

While the survey was set to assist Tamba by using the findings to press the UK Government to make changes to better meet the needs of their multiple-birth families, we believe that knowing the results for Canada will not only provide necessary comparisons for Tamba's work, but it will also provide MBC information that may help us in the future for similar circumstances, and in possible literature written in support of our families.

Thank you for your help and if you have any questions or concerns with the survey please feel free to contact me.

Please share the link to the survey with other multiple-birth parents through your own network, social media and through groups that you may belong to. The more feedback we have from across all areas of Canada the better.

Kimberley Weatherall
Executive Director, Multiple Births Canada
Kimberley.Weatherall@multiplebirthscanada.org

Looking for Writers for the next two Multiple Moments Issues!
While we finish off the layout for the Q4-13 issue of Multiple Moments we would like to start collecting articles for the next two issues. The following suggestions for articles for each theme are simply suggestions. If you have a different topic in mind please feel free to run the idea by us.

We are looking for pictures for MM whether you write an article or not to match each of the themes, and if you contribute an article please provide a small bio about you and your family....


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Q1-14 –Theme - Living on a Multiple Birth Budget

Deadline: January 19th, 2014

Suggested Topics: Anything related to living on a tight budget for a family with 2, 3, 4 or more children, day to day cost saving tips, travelling on a budget, how to afford all those extra activities that your children would like to do, preparing for college and university, how to afford everything you need times 2, 3 or more, etc.

Q and A for Parents:
1. What have you found to be the most challenging financially since finding out you were expecting multiples and how have you worked through it?
2. What are your best cost saving tips you can share with other families?

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Q2-14 – Theme - Best Advice!

Deadline: February 28th, 2014

Suggested Topics: The best advice on anything related to raising multiples - from the way they dress, to school issues, planning birthday parties, parenting skills, developing their individualities, being prepared for bringing home twins, triplets or more, or how to be prepared for dating, driving or all leaving home at one time. You choose the topic or advice that has meant the most to you and you feel could help other multiple-birth families.

Q and A Topics for Parents:
1. What is the best advice you were given about parenting multiples?
2. What is the best advice you would love to pass on to a parent who just found out they are expecting multiples?
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If you have any questions – don't be shy! Thank you again to all those who contributed to the last issue - we really appreciate your contributions.

Kimberley Weatherall
Acting MM Editor
mmeditor@multiplebirthscanada.
org

NEW PRODUCT - GREEPER LACES - NEW FUNDRAISER for MBC!
Just in time for the holidays if you act quickly!

Please visit Greeper Laces Canada to see the several styles and colours of these "Always Tied" laces that are the choice of Athletes as well as persons with Special Needs or Mobility Restrictions.
...

To order, visit www.greeper.ca to view and select your laces. When you enter the code MBC in the Notes/Special Instructions window of the Billing form at checkout the MBC will receive a portion of the purchase price.

All orders will be sent promptly with an expected delivery within 7-14 business days after shipping.

Greeper Laces Canada is owned and operated by a parent of twins and an MBC Chapter lifetime member, Mary-Lou Littleproud of Pickering, Ontario.

When you purchase Greeper Laces you are helping Give Independence while Giving Back.

If you have questions about the product please contact the company at
http://www.greeper.ca/contact/ and if you have questions about the fundraiser please contact us at office@multiplebirthscanada.org.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sharing Appreciation!

As we begin to feel the spirit and generosity of the giving season TPAB would like to say thank you to the many volunteers who have provided support to the multiple-birth community in Brampton over the past 40 years!  The dedication, caring and generosity that they provided or are still providing to multiple-birth families, through their volunteer work is simply – AMAZING!
 
Today - on #GivingTuesdayCa we call upon on current and past TPAB volunteers to share their stories; why they are or where involved with TPAB and in some cases with MBC at the National level.
 
Are you a volunteer supporting multiple-birth families with TPAB or another local Multiples group?  Please feel free to share your volunteer story here on Facebook as well!
 
If you are not a volunteer, but have been helped by one - feel free to share your appreciation for their support!
 
Please email your stories to brampton@multiplebirthscanada.org and we will post them here! 

Support MBC and TPAB now!

You've heard of Black Friday. You've heard of Cyber Monday.

Today is Giving Tuesday - A National Day of Giving!

Let's kick off the Giving Season by making a donation to Multiple Births Canada or volunteering to help Twins Plus Associatio
n of Brampton!

Each and every gift of money or time matters for families with multiples in Canada.

MBC has a goal of raising $1500.00 today and have raised $525.00 towards the goal so far. They have a long way to go and need your help. Please consider what a simple donation of $10.00 can do if we multiply that by 25, 50 or 100 families!

Your donation will make a huge difference to Multiple Births Canada and the resources they can offer to new and expectant parents of multiples.

Together we can make a difference! To donate click here:
https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/10230

To volunteer please contact: Nina at brampton@multiplebirthscanada.org

TODAY is Giving Tuesday!

Today - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 Multiple Births Canada has proudly joined an exciting movement called Giving Tuesday
http://givingtuesday.ca/ - a new national day that celebrates the season of giving. To view a video explaining Giving Tuesday - Click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbq9msb7Whg

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become two of the most well known days for holiday shopping, Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday following Cyber Monday) aims to change the way Canadians think about the holiday giving season. Giving Tuesday will mark a national day dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live, work and play.

Today, Twins Plus Association of Brampton asks you on behalf of MBC, that you consider giving to Multiple Births Canada in one of three important ways:

*Make a gift to support MBC's programs, projects and services that help multiple-birth individuals and their families.
*Volunteer to help one of our Affiliate Chapters at the local level or MBC at the national level for a few hours, few days or in an on-going position. MBC relies on the kindness, dedication and passion of hundreds of volunteers across Canada to offer the support needed in the multiple-birth community.
*Create Awareness - please share information about MBC's participation in the Giving Tuesday movement and about Multiple Births Canada (and our Chapters) with your friends, family and co-workers through social media, word of mouth or in any way you can.

Each year more than 12,000 multiple-birth babies are born in Canada. While multiple births represent just over 3% of all Canadian births, they account for 28% of all Canadian preterm births. Through your financial gift TODAY you will make it possible for MBC to offer outreach, resources, support, services and education to multiple-birth individuals and families, as well as those professionals who support them.

TODAY IS GIVING TUESDAY!! We hope you will take part in this national movement by taking a moment to participate in one of the three ways listed above, in support of Multiple Births Canada.

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How Will You Help?

Your donation on Giving Tuesday will help Multiple Births Canada:

*Offer services such as MBC's toll free number, website, and the creation of new publications.
*Support the development of projects such as the NICU Project - You Are Not Alone! - a campaign to reach new parents of multiples with preterm babies.
*Create public relations tools such as posters and pamphlets, allowing for new and expectant parents to find help as soon as they learn they are expecting multiples.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Coffee Night this Friday!

Coffee Night is here again!! Join us THIS FRIDAY November 29th for a sweet treat and a hot or cold drink! 
 
Where: Williams Fresh CafĂ© – 2454 Queen Street East (Queen and Torbram) @ 8 pm. 
Look for a few moms with a Twins Plus sign :)
 

Come out for an informal night and talk to other moms of multiples.  Whether you want to escape the craziness at home or need to get support and advice from other MOMs (moms of multiples) - it is always great conversation!  Open to everybody - MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND!even if you are not a TPAB member but have multiples, come out and meet other moms like you!

 
All details about the Coffee Night can be found at www.twinsplus.ca    
 
FYI:  Next month's Coffee Night will be December 27th. 
 
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LAST CALL: Christmas Party with TPAB!!

The Christmas Party is just over a week away and the RSVP Date is TODAY!  We are so excited with the responses we have already received and looking forward to meeting and getting to know so many new families and of course catch up with our old friends!
 
...just putting out a LAST CALL to all MEMBERS that may have forgotten to reply as we all know that sometimes our crazy busy lives just get in the way – please RSVP by tonight if you are coming!

Christmas comes but once a year-
Join the Twins Plus Association of Brampton for some holiday cheer!
Pizza and Refreshments
and a visit from Santa Clause!
Gifts for all the children,
as they all listen for the pitter patter of the Reindeers' paws!

Sunday December 1st
Century Gardens Community Centre
11:30 am PARTY in the Lawn Bowling Club (separate building in the parking lot)
2:00 pm Public Swimming with TPAB in the main building paid for by TPAB!
 
pool capacity is 150 guests – so first-come first-served – tickets go on sale at approx. 1:30 pm at the main reception
If you are attending the Public Swim with us -
please see one of the Social Committee members at the party and we will give you an envelope with the money to cover your entire family!
Please RSVP by Wednesday November 20th
as we need to put our order in to Santa's Elves for all the kiddies gifts!!
 

We will be serving pizza, cake, coffee, tea, water and juice (peanut free menu) 

Please feel free to add to the menu if you'd like BUT it has to be peanut free food!

We thank you for your understanding as we try to keep all of our children safe. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

The TPAB Social Committee

 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program is now underway!!

As we gear up for another busy and festive holiday season, we just want to let you know that Twins Plus Association of Brampton has once again grown!  We have "adopted"  2 'multiples' families this year to sponsor as part of our "Adopt-A-Family" program.

 

We had such an overwhelming response from a lot of you the past couple of years and we are certain that we can lean on you for support in sponsoring these families this year as well!   

 

I have been in contact with both families and below are their "Wish Lists".   For our first family, they have needs which are immediate and therefore cannot wait until we deliver everything to them before Christmas.  Therefore, if you can help out with these needs, then please contact me ASAP as I plan on making a trip to their home this Wednesday (November 20th).

If any of you have gently used items that you wish to donate, we will gladly take them as well as both families will make good use out of them for sure! 

 

As in the past, you can drop off your donations to me directly at 29 Bristol Avenue, Brampton (905.459.1735) anytime – just give me the heads up so I will know when to expect you.  Also, if it is easier for you, you can bring any donations you may have to any Twins Plus event.  We have a couple of events coming up in the next couple of weeks being our Coffee Night next Friday, November 29th and our Annual Christmas Party on December 1st, and I will be at both events accepting donations as well!

 

I would like to have all the items ready to be delivered by Friday December 20th, 2013 in plenty to time to get them under the tree!

 

Being so close to Christmas, I know that this may seem like an added expense, however, a little goes a long way, especially when it means putting a bright smile on someone's face Christmas morning!

 

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Tamara Suppa
Community Outreach Coordinator
Twins Plus Association of Brampton

 

 

Wish list for Family # 1:

Boy (age 12)

Immediate Need:
Winter Coat – Size Medium or Large
Winter Boots – Size 6 or 7
Winter Hat, Scarf, Gloves

Clothing:
Sweaters – size Medium or Large
 Long sleeve shirt – Medium or Large
Shoes – size 6 or 7
Pants & Jeans– size 13
Socks
Underwear

Christmas Gifts:
Board Games
Game of Life
Cards
***Basketball shoes – this is something that he has always wanted since he plays the sport but the mother has never been able to give him!  He did not ask for them at all on his "wish list" but after asking on my part, his mother told me.  It would be really nice to be able to give them to him this Christmas!


Twin Boys (age 10 months)

Immediate Need:

2 x Snowsuits  - Size 12-18 months
2 x Winter Boots – Size 4
Hats, Scarves, Mittens


Clothing:
Socks
All clothing 12mths; 18mths, 24mths

Other:
Diapers – Size 4
Wipes
Formula – Currently uses Enfamil A+ but they do not have digestive issues so any formula is welcomed!
Baby Cereal (any kind)

Christmas Gifts:
Educational toys
Mega Blocks
Toy Planes or Trucks
Any age appropriate toys


Mother

Immediate Need:
Winter Coat – size Large
Winter Boots – Size 10
Hat, Gloves, Scarf

Clothing:
Sweaters – Size Large
Sweatshirt – Size Large
Shirts – Size Large
Pants and Jeans – Size 14

Other:
Food (including grocery gift cards)
Sheets (King Size; Queen Size and Crib Sheets)
Pots and Pans
Cutlery
Dish Sets
Medicine (Children's Tylenol/Advil)
 Toiletries (lotion, soap, bubble bath, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
P
aper goods (toilet paper, paper towel, kleenex)
***Christmas Tree (Lights and Decorations as well!)***

We would really like to arrange to have a real Christmas dinner for this family, so, we are looking for a small frozen TURKEY as well!!



Wish List for Family # 2:

Twin Girls (age 10 months)


Clothing:
Any Clothing (including fleece pjs and winter clothing) – Size 12-18mths
Snow Suits – Size 12-18 mths

 Other:
Diapers – Size 3 or 4
 Wipes
  Baby Food (with chunks)
Baby Gates
Car Seats – Front Facing for 22lbs and up
 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is quickly approaching and every year it is celebrated on November 17th.  This year it is this coming Sunday and I wanted to spread the word as preterm births is very common in the multiple-births community.  I want to focus everyone's attention on the global problem of premature birth – starting right here in Brampton!
 
The World Health Organization defines preterm birth as any birth before 37 completed weeks of gestation, or fewer than 259 days since the first day of a women's last menstrual period.  According to the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation, in 2008, 7.9% of live births in Canada were preterm births.   Worldwide  - more than 1 in 10 babies is born premature. That is 15 million per year.  Over 1 million infants die every year due to complications of preterm birth.  Prematurity is the leading cause of death in newborns and the second most common cause of death in children under 5 years of age.
 
The theme colour for this Day is Purple – pay attention to some of the buildings that may be around you in the major city centres as some will join the Global Illumination Project and light up the night skies in purple!  This year I am not aware of Brampton being involved – but TPAB will work on getting the City and/or Brampton Civic Hospital to light up purple next year for 2014! 
  • Last year the NICU Parent Partners and Family Members of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, got the CN Tower in Toronto to be lit up. This year SickKids, Mount Sinai and Sunnybrook in Toronto are collaborating and the CN Tower will be lit up purple for the second year in a row!  There is a sundown vigil at the tower planned - ALL are invited to gather around the tower at sundown. 
  • Niagara Falls will also be illuminated in purple on November 17.
Dress your kids in Purple on Sunday and let all your family and friends know why!  Join us in raising awareness!
 
Please read below one of our member's NICU story as told in her own words.  I am sure many of us have been through the same story and it is comforting to know we are NOT ALONE.  Feel free to share your stories with us and let me know if you'd like me to share it on our Facebook page for other members to read.  Thanks Claudia for sharing your story :)
 

NICU days

November 11, 2013 at 12:12pm

I wanted to share my story, since November 17th is world Prematurity Day:

When I was growing up I always thought about how fun it would be to one day have multiple-birth babies. I thought about what it would be like to bring home two chubby little babies at the same time. No one ever shared with me some of the common realities multiple-birth families faced. I didn't realize the impact that a preterm birth can have on multiple-birth babies.

At 8 weeks I found out I was having twins. I was all over the place with my emotions, feeling happy , nervous, excited, scared...I was told of the realities and some of the statistics of carrying multiple babies to term and tried to remain positive that I would have term babies, but that was not to be.

At 32 weeks, gestation my tiny 4Lbs and 3Lbs baby boy and girl arrived quickly and with little to no preparation time for me. It happen so quickly, into the operating room - had to have a C-section. One of the babies was head up, and despite me being very optimistic throughout the whole pregnancy that I was going to deliver these babies naturally, the doctor strongly suggested a c-section.

My little miracles were whisked away from me very quickly where they were stabilized and received medical support .Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); the best equipped unit to provide lifesaving medical interventions to such small premature infants.

My excitement and hopes for the future were dashed by the sudden arrival of my twins and replaced with feelings of despair and hopelessness. My husband and I could not do anything to help them. My husband and I had to stand back and let a medical team take over with the hopes that they would work their "magic". Then finally, after many almost 2 months in the NICU , Maya was able to come home with us, but then another heartbreaking event , Brandon had to stay behind.. He was having these episode where he would stop breathing on his own ... The machines he was connect to would sound off this loud alarm . So he stayed for almost another 2 weeks... During those 2 weeks, me and my husband went back and forth everyday with our 5 year old daughter and our little peanut, to visit their brother.

When I reflect on that time, 20 months ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. I felt very alone at that time, as though no one really knew what my husband and I were going through, unless they had lived it before. During our NICU time, life was not easy, as I'm sure you can imagine, seeing your child attached to all these machines is a nightmare for any parent. When we were finally all home together, as a big family... Another challenge begun ... Having not much family to help us with our children ... It was non stop all day, all night. Now, my twins, 20 months old, looking at my life... I feel so blessed, thankful and over joyed. I have 3 healthy, beautiful children...
And thank-goodness that the NICU days are behind us.

Claudia :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas Party with TPAB!!

Christmas comes but once a year-
Join the Twins Plus Association of Brampton for some holiday cheer!
Pizza and Refreshments
and a visit from Santa Clause!
Gifts for all the children,
as they all listen for the pitter patter of the Reindeers' paws!

Sunday December 1st
Century Gardens Community Centre
11:30 am PARTY in the Lawn Bowling Club (separate building in the parking lot)
2:00 pm Public Swimming with TPAB in the main building paid for by TPAB!
 
pool capacity is 150 guests – so first-come first-served – tickets go on sale at approx. 1:30 pm at the main reception
If you are attending the Public Swim with us -
please see one of the Social Committee members at the party and we will give you an envelope with the money to cover your entire family!
Please RSVP by Wednesday November 20th
as we need to put our order in to Santa's Elves for all the kiddies gifts!!
 

We will be serving pizza, cake, coffee, tea, water and juice (peanut free menu) 

Please feel free to add to the menu if you'd like BUT it has to be peanut free food!

We thank you for your understanding as we try to keep all of our children safe. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

The TPAB Social Committee

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Prenatal Session: Managing Multiples

The Twins Plus Association of Brampton is excited to announce that we have finally confirmed that the Managing Multiples Prenatal Class is set to go on Sunday January 12th from 10 am to 4 pm in the Fortino's Community Room at Main & Bovaird.  Our last session – last Spring was cancelled as all the moms that were signed up either went into labour or were put on bed-rest so this is in fact going to be our first session! 
 
PLEASE spread the word to your friends and family and even to your doctors' offices as there is no other class of this type being held in the Region – that we know of – and it could be a great resource for expectant parents of multiples!!
 
This is our FIRST time we are offering the class and we are very very excited to be embarking on this new venture!  We have been working on it for over a year now and have attended training workshops with a Multiples Doula and Prenatal Instructor to prepare ourselves. We stress that our class in not a "Medical" Prenatal Class – although we will be discussing some medical terms and what medical surprises to expect and also be on the lookout for in a multiples pregnancy. We will be discussing everything from the pregnancy to after you bring the babies home...
  • Zygosity (type of twins/multiples – fraternal vs. identical)
  • Medical conditions to watch out for during the pregnancy (TTTS, IUGR, Mo-Mo Twins)
  • High Rish Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy care, exercise and nutrition
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Leaving Work
  • Safety in the home: Twinproofing
  • What to pack for the Hospital
  • Bedrest and possible antenatal hospitalization
  • Baby Shower
  • Premature Labour
  • Labour & Delivery
  • Vaginal vs. Caesarean Section
  • Bonding with Multiples
  • NICU stay and your role in the NICU
  • Going Home 
  • Preparing older siblings in the home
  • Strollers
  • Baby Equipment – What to BUY and How MANY of each?!
  • Baby Names
  • Identical Twins and how to tell them apart
  • Growth Differences in the babies
  • Routines
  • Swaddling
  • Co-Bedding
  • Breastfeeding or Bottle-feeding multiples 
  • Dad's Role
  • Marriage - how to take care of it
  • Intimacy and Birth Control after pregnancy
  • Antenatal and Postpartum Depression
  • Things that Nobody tells you!!
  • TPAB/MBC and local community resources
  • and so much more!!
The fee for the class is $60 per couple for non-members which would include a one-year membership with Twins Plus Association of Brampton and Multiple Births Canada ($30 value).  TPAB members would pay $30 per couple.  
 
Please email us at brampton@multiplebirthscanada.org if you would be interested in attending this session or maybe one at a later date.  We hope to have a session every 3-4 months. 
 
Thanks and have a GREAT afternoon  :)
 
 
Nina Garcia & Devon Johnston
Managing Multiples Instructors
Twins Plus Association of Brampton
 

Monday, November 11, 2013

REMINDER: Drop-In Night tomorrow!

Don't forget to Drop-In tomorrow night in the Community Room at Fortino's (60 Quarry Edge Drive) at Main & Bovaird for our NEW TPAB Drop-In Nights!  We will be there from 7:30 – 9:30 pm and look forward to seeing you and meeting new people :)
 
Tomorrow night - we will be able to take care of TPAB business whether it be Membership Renewals, Signups or just asking us what we are all about.  EVERYBODY IS WELCOME - you DO NOT HAVE to be a member to join us!
 
The last half hour will be dedicated to our Fish Bowl Session – where we will draw questions and/or comments dropped into our Fish Bowl while you are there and discuss them or answer them as a group.  Feel free to drop-in for 5 minutes or stay the entire time and you may join us at anytime during the 2 hours ...even if just for the last 10 minutes!
 
Get out to Fortinos's – get some shopping done and visit us in the Community Room! (Light Refreshments will be served)
 
See you tomorrow!
 
Nina

Monday, November 4, 2013

NEW TPAB Drop-In Nights

We are very excited to announce our new monthly TPAB Drop-In Nights!  They will run the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Community Room of the Fortino's at Main & Bovaird (60 Quarry Edge Drive) from 7:30 pm to 930 pm!  (with the exception of January where it will be the 3rd Tuesday!)
 
The Drop-In Nights will serve to be a casual meeting point for all of our members and also the general public to come in and meet us and each other, see what we are  all about and ask questions.  At every gathering, we will also be able to take care of TPAB business whether it be Membership Renewals, Signups or getting information from us regarding an upcoming event.  EVERYBODY WELCOME  - you DO NOT HAVE to be a member to join us!
 
We are also looking at having different Themes for our Drop-In Nights and when possible - we may have guest speakers for a set time.  This will always be announced ahead of time so that you can make plans to attend if it is something that interests you. 
 
The last half hour of every Drop-In Night will be dedicated to our Fish Bowl Session – where we will draw questions and/or comments dropped into our Fish Bowl that will be on display and discuss them or answer them as a group.  The questions or comments could be about anything and everything that crosses your mind that you may want to express or ask regarding your life as a parent or family member of multiples or their siblings or just about life in general!
 
Feel free to drop-in for 5 minutes, an hour or stay the whole two hours and get to know your TPAB friends better!  You may join us at anytime during the 2 hours ...even if just for the last 10 minutes!  Get out to Fortinos's – get some shopping done and visit us in the Community Room!  (Light Refreshments will be served)
 
The first Drop-In Night will be next Tuesday November 12th 7:30-9:30 – we look forward to seeing you all there!  Please feel free to bring the kids 
 
Your TPAB Executive Committee
 
 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Upcoming Coffee Night!

This month's coffee night is FRIDAY October 25th!
Where: Williams Fresh Cafe! (2454 Queen Street East, Brampton)


Time: 8 pm and on... until they kick us out at closing!

Come out for an informal night and talk to other moms of multiples.

Whether you want to escape the craziness at home or need to get support and advice from other MOMs (moms of multiples) - it is always great conversation!
 
Open to everybody - MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND!even if you are not a TPAB member but have multiples, come out and meet other moms like you!
Also as the Halloween Flapjack Breakfast is only 2 days later, come out on Friday and get your tickets to attend on Sunday! 

NEXT MONTH'S COFFEE NIGHT: FRIDAY November 29th. Details TBA





Sunday, October 6, 2013

IMPORTANT: Apple Picking Cancelled

Due to the unrelenting rain in Brampton, our Apple Picking event is cancelled....sorry!  Stay tuned for more great events this Fall :)
 
Nina
 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

IMPORTANT: Apple Picking Update

HI everybody! Hope you are all having a GREAT weekend so far!
 
Unfortunately – the weather forecast is calling for rain tomorrow morning :( 
 
Keep an eye on the forecast by clicking on the Brampton Weather button to the right of this post.  
If it is raining in the morning – then regretfully we have to cancel our Apple Picking with TPAB. It is saying 90% P.O.P so it looks like it will be..... I will post a message here either way - so check back in the AM.
 
Keep your fingers crossed tonight and hopefully the weather will take a turn for the better!
Nina

Monday, September 30, 2013

Apple Picking with the Twins Plus Association of Brampton!

Looking for something to do this weekend with the family??  Why not join us at Dixie Orchards...

 
The Twins Plus Association would like for your family to join us for a hay ride through the Apple Orchards where you can pick your own Apples, Pumpkins and Squash!
 
Where: Dixie Orchards located at 14309 Dixie Road.
 
When: 10:00 am on Sunday October 6th, 2013 
 
Dixie Orchards opens at 10 am – but I spoke to the owner and he said we should get there early on a Sunday and have first pick at the apples before the crowd gets there.
The U-pick apple varieties include:
Ambrosia
Cortland
Coxorange
Empire
Fuji
Gala
Apple Bullet Golden Delicious
Ginger Golds
Honey Crisp
Idared
Apple Bullet Jonagold
Macoun
McIntosh
Mutsu/Crispin

Paulareds
Pristine
Russets
Red Delicious
Sun Rise
Silkin
Spartan
Spy

Tolman Sweets
 
 
Cost: For $2.00 per person, you can also join in on all the Farm activities including full access to the Pumpkin Patch, do a little Straw Jumping, find your way out of the Corn Maze or visit the Farm Animals – go and meet the Calf, Goat, Sheep, Chickens and Rabbits! 
 
...In addition, our Country Bakery contains a wide variety of specialty items:
FRESH Baked pies
Preserves, Butter Tarts, Cookies, & Candy Apples
100% Pure Non-Pasteurized Honey
Wellesley Brand Apple Butter & Apple Cider
Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds and Potatoes
Harvest Decorations & Halloween Items
Bullet Corn Stalks, Straw Bales and Mums
Apple wood
 
 
 
 
We hope to see many of you there!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Applebee’s® Halloween Flapjack Breakfast for TPAB!

Mark your calendars! On Sunday October 27th from 8 am – 10 am, we are holding our 3rd Annual Applebee's® Halloween Flapjack Breakfast!
 
Sunday October 27th 8 – 10 am
Tickets: $10/adult
$7/child 4-12 yrs
$3/child - 3 yrs and under requiring a plate
FREE/Child – 3 yrs and under NOT requiring a plate
Applebee's
60 Biscayne Crescent
Brampton, ON L6W 4S1
 
This is our 3rd Halloween Breakfast at Applebee's and we hope to continue to make it an Annual event!!  so instead of a regular Halloween party for our kids, we are doing a Breakfast Party at Applebee's...Dress up in your Halloween gear and come out and join us!
 
We will have Halloween Treat Bags for each child to take home AND there will be a BEST costume contest....with two winners!! One prize for the Adults and one for the Children – so dress up in your best, most creative, scariest, craziest OR funniest costume EVER and take home the prize!!
 
You could also be the winner of the 50/50 draw OR take home something from the great selection at the Silent Auction. We welcome any donations you may have to offer for the Silent Auction...if you have anything that you would like to donate, whether it be an actual item/product or a service offered in the form of a gift certificate – we would love to add it to our selection!
 
Tickets need to be bought in advance as we need to let the restaurant know one week in advance of our ticket sales and expected totals so that they can prepare the restaurant accordingly. We are able to sell up to a maximum of 150 tickets so start spreading the word!!
Tickets will be sold starting tomorrow at the Kidzz to Kidz SuperSale at the Brampton Fairgrounds.  Just stop by the TPAB table and get your tickets early!
 
We also need to recruit volunteers who are at least 16 years old to assist with greeting and seating our guests, serving breakfast and beverages from the kitchen and bussers to clear the tables. If you or your friends and family would like to volunteer with this event, please reply to this email to let us know.  (Any volunteer hours with TPAB at any event can be counted towards your teenager's mandatory high school volunteer hours)

Invite everybody you know and ask them to support the Twins Plus Association of Brampton - which in turn supports our multiples families! Let's make this a HUGE event for TPAB - we want to stick around for many years to come and are looking for our members' support to keep the TPAB traditions alive and starting many new ones together!
 
Looking forward to hearing from many of you!
 
The Twins Plus Association of Brampton Social Committee