Saturday, August 15, 2009

I have to say that I'm lovin' it....

So yeah, I figured that seeing as how my girls will be going to school full days this year that I would take on the task of running the Calgary Moms Trade Fair here in Calgary. At first I was freaking out with making the decision wondering if I would ever fill the booths... well it's almost done. :) I'm so happy that I took this on. I am feeling very confident about it now and believe that it will be great!

I am planning on coordinating the trade fair 2 times a year in Feb/March and Sept/Oct. I am so excited to see how much bigger this could get.

I just have to say that I am VERY thankful to Sara, my past partner, for running the show for the first 2 years that it was held. Thank you for getting the ball running, teaching me the in's and out's of the show and for making this so much easier for me! :)

Thank you to Donna, for helping out this time around. You are a huge asset to the show! :)

Anyways.. just wanted to share my excitement and spread some love!

In Success & Joy,

Britt Raposo

Calgary Moms Trade Fair is back!

Saturday, September 19, 2009 — Mark your calendar because it’s back! The ever popular and informative Calgary Moms Trade Fair is making its return this September 19, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel Trade Centre.

After a brief hiatus, organizers are pleased to announce the return of this free fun event for the whole family. The daylong event will feature over 40 exhibitors selling and promoting their various products. In addition, information booths will also be set up highlighting many popular parenting topics. There promises to be something for everyone.
Calgary Moms is an online community made up of over 4,000 area members who provide a supportive environment for moms and future moms to connect and develop lasting friendships.

Doors will open at 10 am and the fair will run until 3 pm. We look forward to you joining us for the day.

For more information, please contact: Britt Raposo, CEO Calgary Moms Trade Fair
Telephone Number: (403) 285-7613
Email Address:
Web site address: or

Friday, February 20, 2009

Another successful posting party has come and gone. It was crazy fun.. and really hard to keep up with all the different conversations going on. All in all it was a blast learning new information about our members.

There was over 670 posts made in one thread within an hour! Now that is chatting! LOL!

I just wanted to point out a special thankyou to all of the vendors / members on Calgary Moms Community that donated prizes.

The wonderful prize donations - From our wonderful members!

3redsmom - Passion Parties

sueH - Sue Homik Photography

shaklee - Maddyx2 (cmoms vendor store)

Passion Parties - Maddyx2

Shutterbug's - taffbay

Mary Kay - Nicole Zahara

Stampin' Up - Charmaine

Simply Sweet Ltd - KristaK

momofive - The Sign and Design Company

Miko Photography - non member

THANK YOU to everyone!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Added a Blog ring. :)

Ok... so if you want to join our blog ring please do!

You must be a mom living IN Calgary, AB Canada.

Only family friendly blogs will be accepted.

Not all submissions will be accepted.

Click Here to join!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a difference a year makes?!

I cannot believe the massive changes that have happened with Calgary Moms over the past year. Yes, I suck at updating this blog.. I actually forgot it was here... oops!

Anyways.. things have been moving right along on the forum.. Calgary Moms Community is growing in a LARGE way.. massive amounts of posts.. moms asking hundreds of questions.. moms just chatting about daily life.. (potty training and pregnancy top the charts) lol

We now have 3,987 register members... wow! That is amazing.. and 726,984 posts on the boards. eek! This will change in the next few weeks because I will be doing a pruning of posts from 2005 and 2006. So the post counts will change. Yep, that's right the community has been thriving since March 2005.

We have been working on adding classes for moms to attend. From parenting classes & cooking classes to self defense classes and depression classes we are trying to provide a little something for everyone. Oh, and more playgroups have been added. Moms Night Outs are a ton of fun.. and the pregnancy groups are enjoying their pregnancy chats.. I'm not sure what goes on at a pregnancy group.. well because I'm not pregnant.. but it sounds like they have fun. lol

We are still trying to find out a way to get more toc (thinking of conceiving) & ttc (trying to conceive) moms to join up.. I guess they see Calgary "Moms" and think it's only for moms.. if anyone has any ideas.. let me know. ;)


Friday, January 04, 2008

A Special Thankyou!!!

A Special Thankyou!!!

Thankyou to all of the generous businesses that donated a prize for our 2nd Annual Christmas Party.

Once again this year we raised over $600 in funds to go towards the Calgary Zoo's Help Build an Elephant home! A place where many of our moms spend time in the summer. :)

Thankyou!! Thankyou!! Thankyou!!

News for April - May 2007

The Calgary Moms Semi Annual Retreat has come and gone. It was so much fun!

21 Calgary moms premier members attended the fun filled retreat.

It was perfect.. we all had our alone time & group time. My face still hurts from laughing so hard. LOL! I'm sure photos will be posted in the Retreat forum on the boards some time soon. I'm soooo looking for the next retreat in October. Hope to see some new faces out there to share in the fun!

There are quite a few changes going on that I want to let everyone know about.. I've decided to close Calgary Moms Talk Radio and CalgaryMoms Magazine. Too much work and too little time. During my alone time at the retreat I was reading the book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield (thanks Sara) and he suggests to get rid of what doesn't work and keep what does. So this is how I came to the decision.

Besides Calgary's Child magazine is out and about.. they do a MUCH better job with alot more information. You can see their website at They now have a online version that you can register to receive by email at their website.

I will send out an announcement to all the moms that registered to receive the magazine so that they aren't waiting for one to come in the mail.

Hope everyone enjoys the sun over the next few days!!

Thanks a bunch,

Britt Raposo,

Calgary Moms News for October 2007 reaches over 470,000 posts, over 2,500 registered members & 350 Premier Members!!

All I can say is ..................... WOW!!!

Little did I know that my once a little forum would burst into a large support community for moms to connect, make friends and provide loads of fun for moms in Calgary! :D

A few things have been changing on the boards. We are slowly adding several different clubs for moms to join and meet up with moms of similar interest.. so far we have book club, gardening club, scrapbook club, golf club, fitness club, new age club, debate club, wahm club (work at home mom) which includes biz club, and so many more.. some coming soon are kitchen club and a few others.. so keep a look out on the boards...

We are going on our 3 Calgary Moms Retreat this up and coming weekend. We currently have 38 moms booked for this retreat! Loads of fun! Much Needed Stress-free time! No one to look after but yourself! Tons of laughs and quiet time. :) Keep watch for updates for the next retreat sometime in March.

Our 5th Calgary Moms Body Challenge is coming to an end this week.. 12 teams of 4 moms were booked in total. Everyone is doing great!! :D Great job on the exercise points and the weight loss!!! Keep watch for updates on the next Body Challenge in April.

The Calgary Moms Trade Fair in September was a huge success.. We had hundreds of moms and dads stroll through to check out the booths. Every Fair only gets better and better! Visit to see photos and more info.

If you don't have a premier membership you are missing out... see what other members are saying..

Name: MH
I love Calgarymoms, I enjoy logging on each morning and talking with the other ladies and getting great advice on anything I ask. Everyone is so nice and down to earth. With all these women you would think there would be a cat fight from time to time but nope....we are all moms who just want to have people to chat with and a place to's kinda like cheers...everyone knows your name. I can't say enough about CalgaryMoms.

Name: Jubiejuju
I love Calgarymoms! It's been my saving grace after I had Kalynah. I was finding that I was isolated and alone because I had no one to talk to about 'mom things' and 'baby things', none of our friends in the calgary have kids. And all our close friends that do have kids, their kids are either older or they live in different provinces and we dont talk to them very often.

I came across this website while searching for a playgroup for Kalynah and I was so happy that i found this place! I've met so many wonderful moms (we've had so much fun at the moms night out (aka MNO) fuctions; shared all my 'mommie moments' with them (good & bad and most importantly.. most embarrassing moments);found lots of advice and moral support; playgroups for Kalynah; and most importantly and found that im not alone in this mommie (parenting) adventure! So, thanks again to you Britt! (and everyone else) ... i still have my sanity!

Name: Melinda
I love Calgarymoms, I enjoy logging on each morning and talking with the other ladies and getting great advice on anything I ask. Everyone is so nice and down to earth. With all these women you would think there would be a cat fight from time to time but nope....we are all moms who just want to have people to chat with and a place to's kinda like cheers...everyone knows your name. I can't say enough about CalgaryMoms.

Name: sdk
This is a great site for all Calgary moms and moms-to-be!!

Name: mashtree
Good and very active site with personalized appeal

Name: Runraggedmom
Moving to Calgary from Ontario was a hard thing to do. My husband got a great job promotion, but we where going to be in a new province all by ourselves with the kids ! I searched the web for a place where I could just be me, a mom . I found and let me tell you, it has been a life saver ! I have met some amazing moms on here. I now have a bunch of close friends who are really there for me. Whenever I have childrearing questions or personal problems I know I can reach out to these amazing moms and they are always here to help me and not judge me. We get together for dinners, playdates with our children and have family outings with our spouses and kids. It's like my extended family ! I don't know what I would do without

Name: proudmommy
I was the first out of my girlfriends to have a child. It was really hard b/c I didn't have anyone I could connect with as a mother. They are still single girls, living it up- there is little that they would understand about being a mom, until they become one. With my mom living in New Brunswick I felt a little out of touch with the world...and it doesn't help that Jamie works out of town 75% of the year. I wanted to find playdates for my son and hopefully meet some wonderful women in the process. It turns out I got more than I was looking for and I found something where I could ask questions that i need answered, to talk about family life, playdates for Colten...basically a community of moms who in one way or another were looking for the same thing.

Name: Frodo
I Love Calgary Mom's. The mom's on this site are so amazing and so helpful.

Name: liddybits71
This site is great. It has allowed me as a mom to connect with other moms in Calgary...

Name: Tristansmama
I love Calgary Moms its one of the best sites around. Filled with wonderful moms that support each other in so many diffferent ways from Laughter to tears. CALGARY MOMS RULES!

Name: Jmom2boys
Love this site, allows me to make new connections for myself and my kids!

Name: smillingmom
This is the best site i have ever found

Name: kmama
I love Calgary Moms!! It's a great place to meet other Moms and just chat about absolutely anything! Also very helpful when I have a burning question!

Name: sara
I have made some of the best friends I have ever had here on this site. People I would have never met if it were not for

Name: SueP
When DH was transferred to Calgary in September 2006, I was worried that our once full social life would fail to thrive. I found CMoms when I was messing around on the internet and decided to join. I spent the first month lurking and trying to get settled in Calgary. Then I decided to go for it and get the premier membership. I mean really ....$20.....what was there to lose??? I went to my first playgroup at the end of October and I haven't looked back. We have met so many friends and have a very active social life. The play dates and MNOs are fun, but being able to receive support and encouragement 24/7 is a life saver.

If that doesn't convince you.. I don't know what will. LOL!

If you haven't registered please click here to do so.

If you have registered please click here for more information on how to obtain a premier membership. (you must log in to see this page)

In Joy,

Britt Raposo

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Calgary Moms Trade Fair at Shakers Family Fun Center

Have you registered to attend the CalgaryMoms Trade Fair??

Calgary Moms Trade Fair
March 3rd 10am - 4pm
Shakers Family Fun Centre

Are you a Calgary mom or mom-to-be... Looking for new products and services geared specifically for your needs? Wanting to learn about legitimate work-at-home business opportunities? Needing a fun afternoon spent having adult conversation with other moms? The Calgary Moms Family Trade Show and Fair, will offer all of these things, plus much, much more! Together and Small Business Office Solutions will offer a trade show and fair every March and September. This Calgary family trade show will be our first of many! Please book your registration for the show so we can have a head count. :)

Vendors are still being accepted!

Calgary Moms Trade Fair

Register & Visit Us! You could win a prize!

Happy New Year Calgary Moms

Happy New YEAR!!!

2007 is going to be a good YEAR!!

Happy New Year everyone! I read my horoscope in the newspaper on New Years day and it said that this year is going to be an awesome year! I also heard that 2007 is the year for the entrepreneur! Which is pretty cool!

I'm sad to say that we are losing a couple of our members on Calgary Moms. :( Robyn, Jenn and Lori are moving away. On a good note.. they will still be able to keep up to date with everyone on Canadian Moms Online :D

I also want to mention that there is something in the water here in Calgary.. I have never seen so many pregnant women on Calgary Moms at once. It's so cool! Congrats to all of you! I hope you all have a happy and healthy 9 months. :)


Thursday, November 30, 2006

Calgary Moms Directory now open!

Calgary Moms Directory - A business directory for Calgary & Area Businesses, Services, and Professionals. Calgary Pregnancy & Parenting, Calgary Shopping for Babies and Children, Dayhome & Childcare listings and more!