UPDATED!! Mums ‘n Chums First Birthday Bash TWITTER PARTY!

Mums 'n Chums Birthday Bash Twitter party

We are super excited to be ONE YEAR OLD and couldn’t have had such a successful first year if it weren’t for our over 400 members and our many fabulous friends on Twitter and Facebook!


 

UPDATE!!!!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in and sponsored our Twitter party and made it such a phenomenal success! Thanks to you we were trending #1 in Canada on Twitter during the party and had an amazing number of people participating, some as far away as Australia!!

Feedback is still coming in, but we have heard from several of the participants, many who have commented that our content during the party was the best they had seen during a twitter party. We’re thrilled that so many of you have such a passion for the topic of The Importance of Support for Parents, which was our theme for the event. The discussion that resulted from our questions during the party was incredible and inspiring.

Special thanks again to our fabulous sponsors, all of whom are listed below, for their generous prizes. All of the winners were thrilled with what they received!

Clippo
Clippo’s prize was a gift basket full of great Clippo goodies! Follow on Twitter at @Clippo

Clippo

Today I Ate A Rainbow!

Prize: Today I Ate a Rainbow Kit- an interactive nutritional chart that makes healthy eating fun and easy for your child! Follow on Twitter at @eatingarainbow

Today I ate a rainbow

Emily Krbec Photography

Emily Krbec generously offered a $75 Gift Certificate for her amazing photography services! Follow on Twitter at @EmilyKrbec
Emily Krbec

Mabel’s Labels

Our Mabel’s Labels prize was a cool set of Loot Bag Combos like the ones shown here Follow on Twitter at @Mabelhood

Mabels Labels

Glow Baby

Glow Baby sponsored a $20 gift certificate on their fabulous products! Follow on Twitter at @LindsayGlowBaby

Glow Baby

Lovable Little Tree Huggers

Lovable Little Tree Huggers offered a $15 gift certificate to their online natural parenting store. Follow on Twitter at @MamaTreeHugger

Loveable Little Tree Huggers

Anne Chambers, Charis Financial

An awesome prize- Anne Chambers of Charis Financial provided one lucky winner with a free Family Money Makeover! Follow on Twitter at @AnneYChambers

Charis Financial

Dove

Dove generously supplied one lucky winner with a Dove products gift basket! Follow on Twitter at @DoveCanada

Dove Canada

Springridge Farm

Who doesn’t love visiting Springridge ? Our winner got one free 2011 Season Pass, valued at $20. Follow on Twitter at @SpringridgeNow

Springridge Farm

Tassimo Canada

Thank you to Tassimo Canada for the generous gift of a Tassimo coffee brewer for the lucky winner of their prize! Follow on Twitter at @TASSIMOCanada

Take it And Go

Take It and Go offered participants not one but FOUR fantastic prizes! One winner got an $80 gift voucher for Edible Arrangements (winner may choose either the Milton or Oakville location), and three other winners each received one Take It and Go $20 bucks code that can be used on the Take It and Go site for any deal over $25! Follow on Twitter at @TakeItAndGo_Ca

Take it and go

Pizza Hut Canada

Pizza Hut Canada is also offered multiple prizes! 5 lucky winners each received one $50 gift certificate for Pizza Hut! Follow on Twitter at @PizzaHutCanada

Pizza Hut

Entripy.com

Entripy.com gave two Entripy prize packs, one for each of two winners. Each prize pack contains a custom Twitter t-shirt in a swag bag full of Entripy goodies, valued at $50! Follow on Twitter at @Entripy

Entripy

Shes Connected

A BIG thank you to Shes Connected for this generous prize- a $100 gift card to Best Buy! Follow on Twitter at @ShesConnected

Shes Connected

Iron Kids Gummies

A big thank you to Iron Kids Gummies for a great prize- an Iron Kids Gummies prize pack, worth $40! Follow on Twitter at @KidsGummyMum

Iron Kids

Darryl Flowers

Two lucky winners each received a $10 Starbucks gift certificate courtesy of Darryl Flowers , Milton-based Realtor serving all of West GTA! Follow on Twitter at @DarrylFlowers

Darryl Flowers

Mortgages For Women

Thank you to Marcy Berg of Mortgages For Women for the fantastic prize of an autographed copy of “Never Too Late” by Gail Vaz Oxlade! Follow on Twitter at @MarcyBerg

Mortgages for women

Opti-Mom

Thank you to Laurel Crossley-Byers of Optimom for the awesome prize of a 2 hour Life Balance Coaching session! Follow on Twitter at @Optimom

Opti-mom

Ohhh Canada

Thank you to Katrina McKay of Ohhh Canada for a $25 gift certificate to use online for adult toys and/or lingerie. Follow on Twitter at @ohhh_canada

Ohhh Canada

 

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I founded Mums 'n Chums in 2009 after realizing that the area I live in was drastically underserviced as compared to surrounding areas for support and activities for growing families. Mums 'n Chums grew popular very quickly and I have been dedicated to nurturing that growth through frequent networking, social media engagement and in person meetups. By the end of its first year, Mums 'n Chums had close to 500 members and was receiving regular inquiries from fans outside of its service area, asking when we would be expanding to serve them as well. After much careful research and polling, I expanded the site in May of 2011 to cover the entire North end of the GTA (from Cambridge to Markham), areas I believe are still receiving far less attention than they deserve from other sites and family services. We also changed the focus from small scale local mom and tot meetups to more of an informative purpose, closing down our forum and adding several talented contributors to the blog. We do still offer several large scale family events per year, such as our popular Birthday Bash events and our Holiday Bash in December. Our contests have also become a member favourite, and we strive to offer amazing prizes from trusted brands like Babies R Us, La Roche Posay, Johnson's Baby and many more. In March of 2016, after months of work spent migrating all of the site's content to a new platform, Mums 'n Chums re-launched with its fresh, new look. The changes and expansion have proven a great success and we're still getting inquiries from several other cities within the Greater Toronto Area, whom we have decided to serve as well. I have built this site and its' reputation carefully and look forward to continuing its growth!