Humber Butterfly Conservatory - FRIDAY August 8th

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Humber Butterfly Conservatory

The Malton Moms are headed to
The Humber Butterfly Conservatory
On FRIDAY August 8th for 11 am

Cost: $7.00 for adults and children over 3; Children 3 and under, $3.00. We will be travelling as a group on Brampton Transit for this excursion. Please bring your tokens, tickets, or fare of $2.75. We will be meeting at Westwood Mall at 9:40 am. You can also drive and meet us there.
>>> Address: 8386 Hwy 50, Brampton 905.794.0555

We will receive a guided tour and be able to take plenty of pictures. Children will get to see the life cycle and be able to touch the beautiful creatures.

Please join us. Email or call 905.672.1887 and leave a message. See you there!

Summer Trips - Strawberry Picking ! July 12th, 2008 9am bright and early!

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On July 12th, Malton Moms will be heading out to the Big Apple Farm - Ferry Farms for a trip to pick ripe and juicy strawberries. Cost of this trip is $30 for the family. Bus and picking are included! (maximum 4 people please). Register by email or phone - or 905.677.6539 to reserve your space! All families are welcome! We hope to see you there!

Understanding the Early Years - June 21!

Pin It The Malton Moms will be tabling at the Understanding the Early Years Event

June 21st at Malton Community Centre, 1-3pm

Please visit their website for a complete program inventory of Malton Programs


Over and Out,


Summer Begins!!! - Next Malton Moms Meeting - June 16th, 2008.

Pin It Hello everyone, hope its hot enough for ya.

Monday June 16th, 6.30pm at the Malton Community Centre, Malton Moms will host its Summer Trip Planning Meeting. We strive to come out of the meeting decided on where we will plan to go for at least 3 trips during the months of June, July and August.

Please bring your ideas, information and pricing to the next meeting. So far, it looks like the Fire Station, Zoo, and Kidtopia are favourites. We are open to more options as well.

As always, prices will aim to be accessible so that all will attend. We will strive to have a number of sliding scale spaces open.

Malton Moms has a new phone number 905.677.6539. We will also have a table June 21 at the Malton Community Fair, in the Community Centre, 1-3pm.

please email Crystal or Camar at for more information.

See you there!

Pic of the Day

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High-heel Silver Away!!! Shalom Havana takes a break from fabulousness and drives pony too close to the Tv for some Peep and the Big Wide World Fun in Mommy's new shoes. Isnt she a doll?

Reminder for Malton Moms Trip Planning Committee, we are going to meet on Friday, 7 pm for ONE HOUR to discuss trip planning for the summer season. The meeting will be at the Malton Community Centre. There will be no meeting this coming Monday, long weekend.

Take care, Crystal


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Holy Cross School
, located at Darcel and Mornings
tar, is having an Outdoor Flea Market, THIS Saturday, April 12th, from 9 am - 2pm.
Malton Moms will have an outreach table set up. We have a great raffle prize ! Please come and visit us.

Vendors are still needed, if you have any items to sell, please call Ms. Santin, at 905.677.5660. A table costs $20.00

The money raised by the school will go to help 20 children come from Grenada, an island in the Caribbean, to do an exchange program with Holy Cross School children this May. It promises to be a very exciting venture.

Everyone is welcome. Please bring out your support.

Take care, Crystal

MEETING THIS MONDAY - April 7th, 2008. 6.30pm

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Please remember we have a Malton Moms Meeting this Monday April 7th, 6.30pm at Malton Community Centre. On the agenda:
  • Holy Cross is having an Outdoor Flea Market - Malton Moms would like to host a table, discussion around items to sell
  • Camar has found a lead on available programming Grants for our collective
  • Membership Infrastructure
  • Spring and Summer Trips
  • Guests from Grenada - Exchange Students
    in May
  • Moral Support
  • Mother's Help, Babysitting Collective and Student Resources
This promises to be a very informative, engaging meeting. There is much to discuss, see you there.

p.s. this meeting is potluck style: everyone bring a small item to share. Live and be well.
- Crystal

Modern Moms stick together! Visit a sister site!

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Please check out this great, fabulous, new site for the modern mom!
Mod Mom is a great site for all that is new and modern for mothers and their children. Based out of Silicon Valley, the epicentre of compu-life, this mod-mom has mad connections and gives out fabulous prizes weekly, if not daily. Please visit her for these and many more fun prizes. Enjoy.

p.s. You'll love her site ! i know i do! ~ Over and Out, Crystal

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kukunest :: 1 international doll modern bedding set

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Malton Community Centre Programs for Spring!

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Malton Programs for Spring !
by Natalee Somenzi

Pre Post Natal Fitness - 5:30-6:30pm
Swim and Strokes (5+ yrs) - 7:30pm-8:30pm
Kindergym L3 (1-2 yrs) - 10:30am-11:30am
Parent and Tot swim - 12:45pm-1:45pm
Little Artists (2 ½ -4) - 10:00am-11:00am
Kindergym L4 (2-4yrs) - 10:30am-11:30am
Pre Post Natal Fitness - 5:00pm-6:00pm

Mini Sports Series (4-5 yrs) 11:30am-12:30pm
Sport Series (6-8 yrs) - 11:30am-12:30pm
Little Tykes Sports Series (3-4yrs) - 12:45pm-1:30pm
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Happy Easter ! Enjoy the Holi-days!

Upcoming Meetings and Dates

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Hello Malton Moms!

Believe it or not, Spring will soon be here! I hope all of you are enjoying Easter Break. The circus has been to town, there are lots of great offerings at Malton Community Centre (please come and see the board) and I believe that the upcoming season will be blooming with surprise, new ideas, and adventure for us, right within our community! I am sending you an email on Current Updates to our group and meeting dates. For those of you who attended the Family Day Science Centre Trip, thank you! It was a wonderful day and great success. We hope to create an annual Family Day excursion and with your support, anything is possible. The following is a list of our next meeting dates. These are all held on MONDAYS - 6.30 pm, at the Malton Community Centre. Simply come in and ask the front desk which room we are in. You are all welcome to bring something to add to our potluck style for refreshment.

March 24

April 7

April 21

May 5

May 19

June 2


June 30

July 14

July 28

August 11

August 25

We try our best to email the agenda a few days before the meeting. The atmosphere is really casual and we invite you to bring forward your ideas to talk. Some of the headlines we discuss topics under are : Community Development, Community Concerns and Complains, Advocacy and Activism, Trips, Planning, Schools, Moral Support, Membership, New Business and Continuing Projects. In the upcoming months we will be discussing: advocating for new services for Westwood Mall, starting a Business Improvement Association /Collective for Malton, advocacy letters to Winners, finalizing our charitable status, grants for arts and performance, children's yoga program and summer trips. We hope to see you at our meeting. Malton Moms make Moves. Malton Moms make Change. Take care, Crystal

Malton Moms is a network, exchange and meet up group designed for Mom originally from or living in Malton to a)share information and resources, b) advocate for one another c) give one another support d) plan activities and events for our children and e) provide our children with a bright, just and limitless future. Malton Moms plan events, engage in self-care, share information and resources. Malton Moms Make Moves. Malton Moms Make Change.
Pin It Hey, all. Here are some notes from a really great sermon, my Pastor, Khemraj Harranarine of Riverside Church wrote. I think it has much to give on the important work we are doing here as parents. Riverside Church is on 456 King Street East in Toronto. It is a historical landmark building and has been there for 185 + years. It is also my Grandmother Rita's Church. They even have a facebook page. Search "riverside church" on fb. Have a lovely day.

p.s. Meeting Tonight: 6;30 pm, Community Centre.... we have much to discuss -the upcoming trip, our advocacy letters to the library, mall and local businesses. See you there.

P A R E N T I N G by Rev. K. Harranarine

Ephesians 6: 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged
I Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools

As a parent we learn patience (1) When our child cries for a bottle when we are in a deep sleep at 3:00 a.m. in the morning. Mom nudges dad, until one eventually awakes to go and look after the needs of their child.
(2) When they take a crayon and write on the wall of your new home, then they come to you and say look mommy, look what I have done, I drew a picture for you…
(3) The day they grow up as a teenager and look at you and saying “Mom or dad you are fat and ugly” in front of your family.
Illustration:- Joanne told her mom, mom look at these gray hairs, in front of her family. Her mother responded with a slap right there.

A –Available

Be there for your children. Interact with their world. If they love to play, spend time playing with them. When they become teens they will not want to be with you or around you.
Cats in the cradle, tells a story of a father who was too busy to be with his son.
Little boy
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,But we'll get together then.You know we'll have a good time then."
At age ten
My son turned ten just the other day.He said, "Thanks for the ball, dad, come on let's play.Can you teach me to throw?" I said, "Not today,I got a lot to do." He said, "That's ok."
Well, he came from college just the other day,So much like a man I just had to say,"Son, I'm proud of you. Can you sit for a while?"He shook his head, and he said with a smile,"What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.See you later. Can I have them please?"
When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,But we'll get together then, dad.You know we'll have a good time then."
Father retires.
I've long since retired and my son's moved away.I called him up just the other day.I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind."He said, "I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time.You see, my new job's a hassle, and the kid's got the flu,But it's sure nice talking to you, dad.It's been sure nice talking to you."And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,He'd grown up just like me.My boy was just like me.
Illustration: King David was a good leader but a poor father. Absalom rebelled against him, 2 Samuel 13:21-29 21 When King David heard all this, he was furious. 22 Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad; he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar. 23 Two years later, when Absalom's sheepshearers were at Baal Hazor near the border of Ephraim, he invited all the king's sons to come there. 24 Absalom went to the king and said, "Your servant has had shearers come. Will the king and his officials please join me?" 25 "No, my son," the king replied. "All of us should not go; we would only be a burden to you." Although Absalom urged him, he still refused to go, but gave him his blessing. 26 Then Absalom said, "If not, please let my brother Amnon come with us." The king asked him, "Why should he go with you?" 27 But Absalom urged him, so he sent with him Amnon and the rest of the king's sons. 28 Absalom ordered his men, "Listen! When Amnon is in high spirits from drinking wine and I say to you, 'Strike Amnon down,' then kill him. Don't be afraid. Have not I given you this order? Be strong and brave." 29 So Absalom's men did to Amnon what Absalom had ordered. Then all the king's sons got up, mounted their mules and fled.

Rev. 22:12 "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
God will reward us on that great day of rewards. Reward your children when they do well instead of telling them they should do better.
Reward them when do the things you would like them to do. Rewards acts as motivation for them to do the right thing.
Rewards can come in form of taking them some place they would like to go, money, time with their friends, buying some treats.
Catch them doing something nice and compliment them, homework, clean room, taking out the garbage.

Education is an important value.
Proverbs 7: 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young- 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance- 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Pray with them before they go to school and ask them to pray also.
Try and instill in them at an early age a “god consciousness”.

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord

Nurture is an expression of love. Show them you love and care for them.
When is child is not properly nurtured, that child may grow up having attachment issues. Have you ever met someone who is very clingy. Due to the level of insecurity in their growth environment they become too attach to people for want of attention. Emotional stability comes from providing a secure nurturing environment. Only parents can do that.
John Bowlby defined attachment as the affectional tie between two people. It begins with the bond between the infant and mother. This bond becomes internally representative of how the child will form relationships with the world. Bowlby stated "the initial relationship between self and others serves as blueprints for all future relationships." (Bowlby, 1975

It is important for you to understand your child most teachable moments. Chose the right time to instruct them.
Choose the right time to discipline your child. Not when you are angry and you can cause harm. Wait until you have calmed down and they administer discipline.

A direction calling for compliance.
Proverbs 4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
Proverbs 16:21 the wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction
16: 23: A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction
Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

We must instruct our children in the ways of the Lord, in other words we must point them in the direction towards the things of God. Instruction is teaching them to do the right thing, it takes patience, time and repetition.

There are times when you have to negotiate some things with your children.
Five critical steps in successful negotiation.
(1) Know the differences. --- Find what you agree on and what you disagree on.
(2) Find out what they really want
(3) Work to find the middle ground, both sides give a little.
(4) Be clear on your expectation.
(5) Time manage – tell your child we are going to do this for 3 months and let us see if it works.

Ecclesiastes 12:1
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them"--

Pray for them every day.
Pin It Malton Moms presents Family Day:
Join us for fun & learning on this new holiday!


Bus leaves at 9 am
$12.00 per family.

Join Malton Moms
and come along!

EMAIL US to register:

MONDAY Feb 18 /08

Malton Moms Trip to
Ontario Science Centre
$12.00 per family
See you there !


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