Hi ladies! Glad to see this thread is still going, since I just found this site. I wish I had found it some time ago as I am both a new mom (DD Amelia was born June 2) and a new resident. Just moved up from the states to the Vic Park/Kingston Rd. area and my husband is from the east coast, so we pretty much have each other for friends right now (and an awesome 10-month old puppy named Betsy). I EBF - though it was not easy to get it rolling - and absolutely LOVE wearing Amelia in her wrap (though will likely head over to the babywearing forum with some new issues - if anyone out there considers themselves an expert on bw, let me know) . Starting now to find local resources and I'd love to find other moms to chat with here too - so many questions!
Have a great weekend!
New mom who left a life at sea for my DH, my "firstborn", 10-month old puppy Betsy - Lab/Border Collie mix - and my DD Amelia, born June 2 and growing like a weed .
Haven't checked this thread forever! Sort of forgot it existed actually .
It's nice to see some more west-end mamas! Whoever said they're in longbranch and bloor and islington, that's so close to us- I'm in the Islington and lakeshore area! Anyway, it's nice to see so many Toronto area moms :)
SAHM to one moody son J (06-27-03), one super-girly daughter M (02-23-06) and welcome Sophie! (05-23-10) expecting fourth in July
I have just moved to the Dufferin/Eglinton area after living at College/Bathurst for 6 months (moved over from Ireland in April).
I have a 15mth old boy and a little girl who will be 4 in March. We are loving Toronto! I work full-time so have found it hard to make friends with children but I love Dufferin Grove Park and would love to pick up a few hints and tips about surviving a Toronto winter with small children!
hi, I've just stumbled on this forum. My family of 4 will be moving to Toronto in June/July this year. Very new to the life there so many things to learn from you ladies. It is a new phase in life for us and we are looking forward to it. We are starting everything from scratch, right from looking for place to live, schools, jobs etc.
Haven't checked this in ages! My LOs are now 1 and 3!!!
For east-end/Scarborough families, there's a group of us w/ kids ranging from about 1-6 or 7 that are starting to build momentum for possible meetups. Try Torhschool or ScarboroughHomeschoolers on yahoo groups...
Hello fellow Toronto mamas!
I'm glad to find this thread - I haven't really been online since Mothering magazine disappeared. I still miss being able to sit down with a cup of tea when I found it in my mailbox.
I have a four-year old daughter and wanted to let some local mamas know that I have just posted some of my gently-used nursing tops and dresses on the Mothering Trading post - Canada trading post, in case anyone is looking for some more nursing wardrobe pieces. I'm hoping to find a new home for them locally so I don't have to contribute to greenhouse gases by shipping them somewhere else. I'm glad that Toronto has such a great breastfeeding culture!
We live in the Bloor/Spadina area which is so close to everything - but despite this we really hibernate in the winter! We have a beautiful park just down the street but the three of us are home bodies and like to hunker down in our pj's on our chilly days off. My favourites are blanket forts, the board game Trouble (if you have a 4+ year old and haven't tried it I highly recommend it!), Go Fish, lego, trains, and dress-up play! My daughter's favourite creative play these days seems to be to dress up in her cinderella dress and then play hospital with every doll and every person in the house. X-rays are a constant theme around here!
For mamas new to the area, Harbourfront Centre has some really excellent activities all year long that are free. Plus they are down on the water so the view is lovely. Their March break and summer camps are also quite reasonably priced and I've heard great things about them. One of our favourite festivals to attend is the Canada Day long weekend - last year they had Twister mats over a huge chunk of the grass for the kids (and grownups!) to play with.
I look forward to reading more posts! Happy February!
Heidi, mama to DD Abigail (Sept 2007), wife to amazing DH Gavin, BFing, Babywearing, Bed Sharing, loving every minute!
Hi, I know this thread was started years ago but thought it would be a good place to say hi.
We're moving to Toronto in the summer and are pretty excited. We have two boys (3 and 5) and hope to find a neighbourhood we can fit into.
Once I have a rough idea I'm sure I'll be back on here to ask specific questions and see if anyone can suggest where to live. Till then though... thanks all, for giving me some encouragement that I'll be able to find likeminded people in the city :)
Hi Toronto Mama's!! I am in the East end of the city. Any other East enders on here? I saw some from Scarborough, which is great, but we are not that far east. We are Beaches/Leslieville area. Doesn't look like this thread get's a whole lot of traffic, unfortunately, but i thought i'd bump it up and see if any other Torontonian's are here!!
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Me (40) DH (37) DD (24months) still breastfeeding around the clock. Planning another home birth with our second, due in September.