Sunday, March 09, 2008

Introducing....York Region Parent

As of March 1 2008, 2 years after the launch of York Region Baby we have morphed into York Region Parent, now serving not just parents of babies and toddlers, but of preschoolers up to age 12.

We offer free monthly newsletters that deliver news and information to parents and parents-to-be. Our events section help parents keep in touch with local events in York Region. In our event calendar we list programs for baby and parents, including mommy & me classes, prenatal yoga, prenatal classes, family related activities in York Region and car seat clinics.

Visit our new website to see all the new exciting information, including coupons for parents, articles on all ages and stages, local events and so much more!

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

An Evening with Barbara Coloroso to support Hope for Rwanda's Children Fund

An event to support the Hope for Rwanda's Children Fund with Barbara Coloroso.

Date: Monday February 11, 2008
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Markham Theatre
Cost: $25, All proceeds will go directly to the Hope for Rwanda's Children Fund, Tickets can be purchased through

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Saturday, January 26, 2008



OTTAWA, January 25, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and My Organic Baby Inc. are warning the public not to consume My Organic Baby brand cereal described below because these products may be rancid.

All lot codes of the following My Organic Baby brand cereal with Best By dates of April 2008 (04-2008) and June 2008 (06-2008) are affected by this alert:


Step A Organic Barley Baby Cereal
227g (8 oz)
8 78427 10102 6

Step A Organic Brown Rice Baby Cereal
227g (8 oz)
8 78427 10101 9

Step A Organic Oatmeal Baby Cereal
227g (8 oz)
8 78427 10103 3

Step B Organic Multigrain Baby Cereal
227g (8 oz)
8 78427 10104 0

The affected products were manufactured in the USA and have been distributed nationally in Canada.

There has been one reaction associated with the consumption of these products.

If the cereal has an unusual odour or smells 'off', it should not be consumed. If an infant has been fed any of the products described above, discontinue feeding this cereal and monitor for symptoms. Consumption of rancid food may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have any concerns please seek medical attention.

My Organic Baby Inc, Vaughan, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Michelle Moskalyk, My Organic Baby Inc., at 1-877-308-2229

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

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Media enquiries:

Diana Robinson,
My Organic Baby Inc.

Garfield Balsom (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response

Julie Lacoursière (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Food Recall and Emergency Response


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Enter to Win!

Enter on York Region to win....Every Modern Mom's Guide to Getting Past Perfection, Regaining Sanity, and Raising Great Kids.

PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND PARENTING EXPERT ALYSON SCHAFER offers a brilliant and hilariously revealing exploration of today's misguided mother-hood. Discover the Truth behind the myths that keep moms flying at a frenetic pace, spending countless dollars they often don't have, and losing endless hours trying to become "experts" on everything from ear infections to the safe heating points of hard plastics. When did neurotic become normal?
Within each new mother an ideal has been cultivated that-like the perfect house and husband-is doomed to fall short.

Breaking the Good Mom Myth challenges our unchallenged thinking with warmth, humor, and real wisdom, Are you ready to let go of being a perfect "good mom," and get on with being a happy, effective, and self-fulfilled mom?

Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and one of Canada's leading parenting experts. She's the author of the best-selling "Breaking the Good Mom Myth" (Wiley, 2006) and host of TV's The Parenting Show a live call-in show.

The media relies on Alyson's comments and opinions. you can find her interviewed and quoted extensively in such publications as Cosmopolitan, Readers' Digest, Canadian Living, Today's Parents, and Canadian Families.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shutterfly - A solution to all those holiday pictures

What to do with all those Holiday pictures you took?? Shutterfly makes it easy to be thoughtful and creative with your photo memories. Enjoy free online photo sharing and unlimited photo storage. Plus, order prints and create personalized Greeting Cards, Photo Books, Calendars, and photo gifts. We'll be going through our gazillion pictures soon to start creating special gifts!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

News from Sew Cute: Christmas may be over, but the spirit of giving lives on at Sew Cute

You may have heard on the news last month that a mom died from complications shortly after giving birth to triplets. It’s hard to imagine how devastating this must be for the family. (Read news story | Watch CNN video)

The family is in need of almost everything you can think of for a new baby times three. Sew Cute has already donated personalized clothing for the triplet boys, and gift certificates that will be part of an auction with money raised going to the family.

And for all January orders of $50 or more at or 905 794 4543, Sew Cute is donating $5 to the Smith Family Triplets

“Now we want to take it one step further”, says Lucie Kroeplin, owner of Sew Cute. If you can help and would like to make a secure donation ($1, $2, or $5 Canadian funds) to the Smith Family Triplets, click here. I'll send a cheque at the end of January, and continue to send cheques once a month for as long as the donations are coming in. If everybody who reads this newsletter donates even $1, that would go a long way for this family in need! If you'd rather, you can find the address for sending donations directly, in the news story link above. Please help if you can, and forward this to friends and blogs you think would be interested.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Once Upon a Princess

Are you looking for a different and unique actitvity for you 3-6 year old in York Region?

Once Upon a Princess is a newunique ballet-based class for 3-6 year olds that explores the world of fairy tales through costumes, music, and movement.
(costumes provided)

Dates: Winter session #1 January 7th - February 23rd
Time: 3-4 yr. olds: Mon. (10: 00 am-10:50) and Sat. (9:30 am-10:20)
5-6 yr. olds: Mon. (4:00 pm- 4:50) and Sat. (10:30am-11:20)
Where: The Main Pool (Party Room)
241 Main St. N.
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4V8
Cost: $120.00 (includes GST)

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