December

Modern Lingo

Social Media Lingo (1)

Amazing how these days we can have entire conversations with emojis, GIFs and abbreviations. What area emojis? An emoji is a small digital image or icon used by many these days (including myself) to describe an idea, an emotion, an activity etc…. Hollywood has even made a movie about emojis and kids ask for emoji themed birthday parties!

GIFs instead, are image files that can be animated or just a single static image. Again they are used to describe an idea, an emotion, an event etc….

Social Media abbreviations are multiple words expressed by the first initial of each word so for example: TTYL is: talk to you later. Below are some on the more commonly used mommy lingo when on Facebook, Twitter or any of the other social media platforms. Many of these short lingos are also used when texting or in emails among friends.

BF: breastfed/breastfeeding                                                                                                                BIL: brother in law
BW: babywearing

CIO: cry it out

DD/DH/DS: darling daughter/husband/son

EUC: excellent used condition

FF: formula feeding                                                                                                                         FIL: father in law
FTM: first time mom

GUC: gently used condition

ISO: in search of

LO: little one

MIL: mother in law

NBL: not baby related

PM: private message

SAHM: stay at home mom                                                                                                                SIL: sister in law                                                                                                                                  SMH: shake my head                                                                                                                              SO: significant other

TTC: trying to conceive                                                                                                                      TTYL: talk to you later                                                                                                                  TTYS: talk to you soon

WAHM: work at home mom
WM: working mom                                                                                                                        WTF: what the f**k?                                                                                                                          WTH: what the hell?
WWYD: what would you do?

For more social media lingo help please visit: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/social-media-terms

Hope this helps….. ❤

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December

How to host a kid friendly NYE Party

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As parents, the thought of having to wait until midnight to celebrate the New Year can be SCARY especially when the kids are very young. Many parents will skip the year end celebration to avoid meltdowns, tantrums and being embarassed. I am here to tell NOT to avoid the celebration and instead host a kid friendly New Year’s Eve party! I have some great tips on how to host that perfect NYE kid friendly party.

How To Host A Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

1. Who says you have to wait until midnight to celebrate? Timing is everything! Invite family and friends and set a kid friendly countdown time to ring in the New Year.

2. You can use confetti, bubbles, noise makers and other kid friendly party supplies to help celebrate the New Year.

3. Champagne for the parents and non alcoholic bubbly for the kids.  You can even get your kids to come up with a kid friendly signature drink or set up a milk and cookies station!

4. Make a play list for a kid friendly New Year’s Eve dance party and if you have one of those karaoke machine your party is sure to be a big hit!!!

5. Have a craft station with one or two adults supervising.

6. Have game boards ready…. Our kids love to play BINGO and adults can play BINGO too!

7. Have a kid friendly meal so think kid friendly finger foods and desserts. Chicken fingers, pizza, sandwiches and more…  For dessert have simple non messy desserts, the cookies and milk is a great idea and is non messy. You truly do NOT have to sit down and have that big meal, after all NYE is about having FUN!!!

8. Find a spot to set up a balloon drop. It’s so easy simply fill a garbage bag (preferably the kind with a drawstring) with balloons and hang it upside down and release the balloons during your countdown…. Trust me the kids will truly love this one!!!

9. Finally talk about the year that is almost over…. what was the best thing about 2017, what do they remember about 2017 and of course what are they looking forward in 2018!

10. Happy New Year!!!

 

December · SCMC Giveaways

SCMC Giveaway

Week of December 18 to December 22, 2017.

New week…. new giveaway for the Stoney Creek Moms Connect Group. Thank you Mary McMahon for our new giveaway. A new year means a new beginning and a new YOU! It’s time for financial freedom and Mary can help you achieve all your financial dreams because dreams can come true!

Mary is giving away a Caeser Drink Kit perfect for the upcomimg  Holiday Season!!! Good luck Everyone!!!

Please Like and Follow “Mary McMahon-Fiancial Advisor” on Facebook at: /www.facebook.com/marymcmahon.financial/

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SCMC Giveaway

Week of December 11 to December 15, 2017.

New week…. new giveaway for the Stoney Creek Moms Connect Group. Thank you Crystal McGimpsey for our new giveaway.

Crsytal is giving away some AVON goodies just in time for the Holiday!!! Good luck Everyone!!!

Please Like and Follow “AVON Beauty & Life-Crystal McGimpsey” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AvonbyCrystalMcGimpsey/

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December

Sleigh Workshop

Last Friday Moms Connect together with the Cheyne Presbyterian Church hosted a FUN-TASTIC Holiday Workshop. We had 26 Ladies getting in touch with their “inner Martha Stewart”. Laurie from Simply Elegant Creations was our event instructor and we all got to work on our own custom Holiday Sleigh. We also collected $125 for The Baby Depot in Hamilton.

Thank you to all the Ladies that came out, thank you to Kristy, Robin and Pastor Steve from the Cheyne Presbyterian Church for being so generous and welcoming our mommy community into your Church home.

Stay tuned for more FUN-TASTIC events coming in 2018!

December · SCMC Giveaways

SCMC Giveaway

Week of December 4th to December 8th, 2017.

New week…. new giveaway for the Stoney Creek Moms Connect Group. Thank you Alexis Willms for our new giveaway!

Alexis Willms is giving away some Arbonne goodies and her services as a Professional Makeup Artist!!! Good luck Everyone!!!

Please Like and Follow “And A Touch Of Gloss: Alexis Willms Professional Makeup Artist: on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/andatouchofgloss/24301354_407338003016782_5514749261896283857_n