Monday, January 27, 2014

Coffee Night this Friday!

Coffee Night is here again!! Come out of this frigid cold and join us THIS FRIDAY January 31st 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 under the EVENTS tab at the top of the page
 
FYI:  Next month's Coffee Night will be February 28th. 
 
 

Multiples Childcare Survey!

Survey reminder from Multiple Births Canada - We have only received 129 responses so far and with thousands of families in Canada using Childcare - we really would appreciate your participation and ask that you share the link within your Chapters / Groups, and with your multiple-birth parent friends.

We would like to ask for your assistance in taking this survey -  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MBCchildcare - 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.

We believe that knowing the results for Canada will not only provide necessary comparisons for Tamba's work, but it will also provide MBC with information that may help us in the future for discussions with government, 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

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spring Kidzz To Kidz SuperSale!

Well, it's that time again ... we are busy getting prepared for our next Kidzz To Kidz SuperSale!  Twins Plus Association of Brampton is excited to announce that our Spring sale has been set for Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30am – 1pm at the Brampton Fairgrounds. 
For those of you who were part of our last sale in the fall, we're hoping you would join us again!  Also, if you know of any other company that would benefit from being at our sale, albeit as a business vendor, sponsor or shopper then please forward me their name and e-mail address and I will send them all the information that they need!
I will be opening up registrations promptly at 10am on Friday February 7th and the same will be on a first come first served basis.  Although we do not promise exclusivity to any one type of business, we will however only accept one vendor from one specific company (i.e. one Avon representative, one Scentsy representative, etc.), so I encourage you to register early!  I ask that all wanting to participate to email their appropriate registration form to me directly (after 10am) at tpabsale@hotmail.com.  Please email me for Registration forms
The Kidzz To Kidz SuperSale is a great way to get out there and promote your business to the hundreds of families from Brampton and surrounding areas who come to shop at the sale. 
The cost to participate in the event is as follows: 
$75.00 for a 6' vendor table and to advertise in our 200 swag bags (Business Vendor Application)
$60.00 for a 6' vendor table only (no swag bags) (Business Vendor Application)
$25.00 for advertising in our 200 swag bags only. (Sponsor Applilcation)
 
Thank you for your support and I look forward to having you participate!

Take care,

Tamara Suppa
Sale Coordinator
Kidzz To Kidz SuperSale

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/KidzzToKidzSuperSale
Twitter:       
@KidzzSuperSale 
Website:     
www.TwinsPlus.ca

E-mail:         TPABSale@hotmail.com

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Managing Multiples Prenatal Class (Twins and More Prenatal Class)

The Twins Plus Association of Brampton is offering the Managing Multiples Prenatal Class four times a year! Wether you are having twins, tripets, quadruplets or more - this is the class for you!! With us you will gain the confidence and knowledge you will need to get through the pregnancy and care for all your children after they are home. Being pregnant with multiples can be exciting and scary all at the same time - we have been there! The moms that teach the class are moms of twins and triplets and can help you navigate through the emotions and teach you the skills you need to be parents to multiples.

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 what to be on the lookout for in a multiples pregnancy. We will be discussing everything from the pregnancy to after you bring the babies home...

  • pregnancy
  • zygosity (type of twins/multiples – fraternal vs identical)
  • medical conditions to watch out for during the pregnancy (TTTS, IUGR, Mo-Mo Twins)
  • pregnancy nutrition
  • bedrest and possible hospitalization antenatal
  • preterm labour
  • NICU stay and your role in the NICU
  • antenatal and postnatal depresssion
  • preparing for your babies in the home – what to buy, how many of everything you need!?
  • stroller talk
  • older siblings in the home
  • the relationship of the parents and how to take care of it
  • support and resources in the community, from TPAB and from Multiple Births Canada (MBC)
  • breastfeeding multiples or choosing not to
  • and so much more!!

The next Managing Multiples class will be held on Sunday May 25th from 10-4, it will be held in the Community Room at Fortino's at Main and Bovaird in Brampton – the address is 60 Quarry Edge Drive. The fee for the class is $70 per couple and includes a one-year membership with the Twins Plus Association of Brampton and Multiple Births Canada.

In the class - you will be provided with a 100 page take-home bound booklet and a 2-pocket folder jam-packed with all kinds of pregnancy and baby-related flyers, Multiple Births Canada fact-sheets and even some coupons and freebies.
 
Please email Nina at brampton@multiplebirthscanada.org for a Registration Form. Prior registration is required but is fully refundable if you happen to be put on bed-rest, are hospitalized or go into labour :)
 
Light refreshments and lunch will be included in the cost of the class.

Serving Brampton, Toronto, Mississuaga, Oakville, Burlington, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Toronto, Caledon and all of the GTA !!

 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

REMINDER: TPAB Drop-In Night this coming Tuesday!

We are very excited to be continuing with our new monthly TPAB Drop-In Nights!  They will normally 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!  THIS MONTH ONLY – our Drop-In Night falls on the 3rd Tuesday which is this coming Tuesday January 21st!
 
The Drop-In Nights serve as 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!
 
Starting this Spring – we will be 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)
 
We look forward to seeing you all there!  Please feel free to bring the kids along – we have some crayons and colouring pages to keep them busy while you chat with some old or new friends :)
 
Your TPAB Executive Committee