Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Rockin' the Park

Reminder: Mommybloggers rock it in the daytime, too!

Hangin' out in the park. Thursday (tomorrow!), August 31st, 3 - 6ish, Dufferin Grove Park (just south of Bloor on Dufferin). We'll meet at the playground shelter, which is on the north edge of the playground, which is itself in the southeast corner of the park. It's a great park for kids of all ages, and Thursdays are Farmers' Market days, so bring change for a snack or for dinner fixin's.


There won't be a fake waterfall behind us, but you get the picture. Look for the blonde with the goofy smile and the Alpha Baby with a good hat.

You can also check out the photos here for mommyblogger identification purposes.

Please come! We'd love to meet you!

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If you can't make it tomorrow, we're also hooking up next Tuesday at Withrow Park, same time. If you join us, you just might witness a live Alpha Baby smackdown...


You know you waaaaant it.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Saturday Night's All Right

This past Saturday night, TO mama bloggers painted the town - and their nails - red.

Literally.

Liquor and lacquer. Nice...


The spa was hot. The bar was stocked. Tunes were spun and a young, hairy Nicolas Cage graced the plasma screen...


There were pretty shoes...

... and bra-flashing and tattoo-baring...


... and a tiny little dog called Bailey (official coo-able stand-in for the babies abandoned by their wanton mothers)...


It was (wait for it) GOOD TIMES. And we'll be doing it again real soon.

You're comin' next time, right? RIGHT?

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Catch more literate recaps at the well-manicured blogs of MetroMama, Sunshine Scribe, MotherBumper, Kittenpie, ScarbieDoll, Lisa, and CrazyMumma.

And don't miss the PhotoShop genius of SomethingBlue (and her Flickr set!)

Then go tell Bubandpie to post a photo of her fantabulous fingernails, and go commend UrbanMommy on her superlative spa-wrangling skills. And check out the brand new blog of Mamalooper (sucked her in! woo hoo!).

Then go check out 10Spot. They were awesome.

Then make a vow to yourself to join us next time.

Got that? Good.



Coming Soon...

... The Great TO MommyBlogger Lickr'd Up Buff and Polish Event Re-Cap!

Just as soon as WonderBaby's - who, in the last 24 hours, has sprouted four more teeth and developed a passion for running - batteries run down.

In the meantime, I leave you with Reason #63 why you wish you'd been there...

Ah, the man-rug. You know you love the man-rug.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bringing It ON

Details have been confirmed for the inaugural MommyBlogger Spa-tastic Get-Together this weekend (August 26th), and the spa segment of the evening is now fully subscribed. If, however, you are interested in joining us for drinks that evening, let me know and we can work out details for post-spa celebrations (commencing at about 9:30pm).

Details have also been hammered out for a daytime get-together for moms and chilluns: next Thursday, August 31st, 3 - 6ish, Dufferin Grove Park (just south of Bloor on Dufferin). We'll meet at the playground shelter, which is on the north edge of the playground, which is itself in the southeast corner of the park. It's a great park for kids of all ages, and Thursdays are Farmers' Market days, so bring change for a snack or for dinner fixin's.


WonderBaby and Michael Landon love Dufferin Grove. Bring it!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Stay tuned...

Final details on Mamas' Spaaaaa Night Out will be posted pronto - date and activity remain the same, but exact time and, um, location (first choice couldn't accommodate us as neatly as might have been hoped) need to be finalized. We have a new locale, and they seem great, and so expect final particulars - and a plan for some daytime fun! - by mid-week...

Do not lick your screen. You'll be sipping a real one reeeaal soon.

(Anybody who is interested in joining us - that means YOU - but has not yet raised their hand in the comment section, why not jump in? We'd love to meet you...)




Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mama Bloggers Need Love, Too

So, here's the proposal for our next TO Mama Blogger Mix-Up:

August 26th, evening: an evening of manis and/or pedis and cocktails at a central spaaaaa. Aaaaaah. The deal will be this: we each contribute around 15$ to secure the space (and catering) for ourselves (the more of us that attend, the less it will be.) Then, 40$ buys you a manicure and a martini. Other services as desired.

The fabulous TO Mama Blogger Team will make arrangements and secure a party license so that we can BYOB to supplement the martinis; catering and manicures are included in the price (which, we figure, is about on par with the per person cost of snacks and drinks over a couple of hours at a decent lounge.) It will be a delicious few hours during which we pamper ourselves and bask in wonderful company.

So, who's in? (You? YES YOU ARE!)

(Remember - ALL are welcome. This is just one of many getting-to-know-each-other events. If you're a mom - or, gasp, a dad? - and you live within easy travelling distance of the GTA and you have a blog or even just like reading blogs, you are more than welcome to join in. We'd love to meet you!)

(You can get to know some of us by reading these interviews.)

(More interview summaries are coming! The lovely Marla, and Andrea, Kirsty, and Brenda will soon be linked up and profiled and, yes - along with the other lovely interviewees - Muppeted!)

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Some of you have expressed an interest in daytime activities - and as we all loooooves our babies, this kind of activity makes sense. So - shall we start tossing around ideas for a daytime activity?

Two questions to get us started:

1) Same day as Mamas' Evening Out? Or, another day? Weekday?

2) Just hangin' in a park, or an organized "activity" (i.e. visiting the Islands or Ontario Place or the Zoo or whatever?)



WonderBaby says: Everybody out of their shells!