Monday, December 11, 2006

Meet Tanner:

The holidays are certainly a time for giving. This year, provide your child with an opportunity to give something to a precious little boy, Tanner, who has Muscular Dystrophy. To read his whole story, visit Her Bad Mother’s Blog.
Tanner loves to receive mail. Why not have your child draw him a picture or write him a letter to help put a smile on his face this holiday season? Knowing that we have helped to put a smile on someone’s face helps us feel good inside too.

Please send your mail to:
Letters for Tanner
1518 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6R 1A4

As well, some fellow bloggers are hosting an auction Her Bad Auction in order to help raise money for Tanner. If you are looking for a cause to support this holiday, please consider this one!
The raffle starts on Wednesday, December 13 and ends Sunday, December 17 at Midnight EST.

Her Bad Auction

Are You Hosting a Holiday Party this Holiday Season?

Planning a Holiday Party can be tricky, especially with little ones running around!

Here are a few party tips to help you out:

-make a list of the food that you will be serving along with what serving plates you will use for each, this will help you stay organized on the big day
-start making ice ahead of time and putting it in zip lock bags or plastic containers in a deep freezer
-if you are making a punch, pour some water into a pitcher and leave on counter over night. In the morning, pour it into a jelly mould or a bundt pan, add cherries, cranberries, other cut fruit and place on a cookie sheet in the freezer. This will keep your punch cool for the duration of your party. Just place pan in hot water for a few seconds and the ice decoration will just pop out
-have a way of labelling guest cups, whether it be with a marker on tape, wine glass ornaments, etc.
-use fun holiday cookie cutters to cut cheese, bread, fruit or veggies into exciting shapes for the children (if you are having any at your gather)
-if there will be children, have something for them to do. Buy a festive tablecloth and tape it to the ground (preferably out of the way) and have crayons, paper, stickers, etc. for the children to make crafts, etc.
-cut the bottom off a garbage bag and slit one side open to lay out on your bed for your guests’ coats, this way your bed won’t get wet with snow, assuming it is snowing for your party

Feel free to add your Holiday Party planning ideas in the comments section of this post!


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sala Tots comes to York Region

What a great way to start off 2007!! Salsa Babies is adding new locations and their Salsa Tots program! Salsa Babies has been rated the hottest mommy and baby dance program in York Region!

Salsa Tots is designed for toddlers ages 12 months + who have outgrown the baby carrier and who are ready to dance on their own two feet! This parent-and-tot program is full of FUN, original tropical songs and steps.

Walking is not a pre-requisite. They combine movement , singing and play with instruments and toys, all set to lively Latin music that parents and older siblings will surely enjoy too!

For more information on classes starting in January please visit Salsa Babies.