2017-2018 Executive Board Installed!

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Space Coast Mothers of Multiples is proud to present this year’s elected officers, President Teresa Nick, 1st Vice President Amy Bredemeyer, 2nd Vice President Ardyth Dearsman, Secretary Dana Kellgren, and Treasurer Maria Torsney. We are especially looking forward to Teresa’s second year as our fearless leader, and Maria’s tireless hand in a third position.

We celebrated with a lovely Italian dinner at Tuscany Grill, with nearly 20 members in attendance! The board meets the first Wednesday of every month, and members are welcome to come and throw out ideas, weigh in on decisions, and help with planning upcoming events. We also have a couple of chairmom positions momentarily unoccupied, so now is the time to become more involved!

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Club Fundraiser

On May 7th the SCMoMS club held their first annual garage sale. Thank you to Denise Thaller, for use of her home and neighborhood. All members were invited to come and sell personal items. The cost was $10 for the table space and then any money the member made over that, was their to keep. We also held a bake sale with the proceedings to go to the Children’s Home Society which is the charity the Florida Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (FOMOTC) will be donating to. The bake sale raised $37.50. It was a fun and profitable day!

March for Babies

On April 30th, a team representing SCMoM participated in the March for Babies. The team raised funds for the March of Dimes while enjoying a beautiful day with friends and family. The March of Dimes mission to help premature babies is one that hits close to home since multiples have a higher risk of being born early. We are looking forward to next year’s walk at its new beach location.
 

Escape Zone 

On April 14, the SCMOM banded together to solve a murder! We went to the Escape Zone and worked together to solve the crime in 45 minutes! Afterward, like any good detectives, we celebrated at Bennigan’s.

Fire Station Tour

On one of our more recent play dates the Brevard County Fire and Rescue hosted a tour of their station.  The kids had a blast learning about fire engines and meeting real-life fire fighters and first responders. 

 

   
    
  

   

Couples’ Night Out

In celebration of Valentines Day, the SCMOM club hosted a relaxing night out fundraiser to include dads as well. Twin parents had a chance to get creative, bond and make new friends. Thank you again to Dove Yepes for bringing out the artist in us all!
    
 

   
 
  
Check out our FaceBook page for information on our upcoming yard sale fundraiser in May.  If you’re needing to purge, want to make some extra cash and help raise money for the club, this is right up your alley!

Guest Speaker: Ann Roberts, Speech and Language Pathologist

During our January 20, 2016, monthly meeting, SCMOM welcomed Ann Roberts, ASHA, CCC, LCST, MRCSLT, HPC, to speak with us.  Mrs. Roberts is a Speech and Language Pathologist with Brevard Public Schools, and she was happy to share knowledge and information with the members.

Mrs. Roberts shared some helpful tips for MoM’s of little ones:

  • Try to get the pacifiers and sippy cups away from toddlers sooner rather than later, as they will retain the sucking reflex, which could affect their speech development;
  • Play with and encourage your child to play, rather than filling their schedules with lessons, sports, etc;
  • Speak often with your child who is learning to talk, pointing out things so they can learn what to call certain objects (Ex.: Let’s walk through the door together.  I’ll open the door, and now we will go outside.);
  • Read with your children;
  • If you think there might be a problem with your child’s speech/language development, go with your gut and call Early Steps for an evaluation; and
  • Keep your sanity above all else!

Some resources which Mrs. Roberts shared included:

The handouts provided can be accessed through SCMOM’s Facebook page (members only).

We thank Mrs. Roberts for sharing her knowledge and time with SCMOM!

Green Meadows Farm

Earlier in October SCMOM families met at Green Meadows in Kissimmee to enjoy a tour around the farm.  We had a fun day learning to milk cows, having hands on experiences with goats, sheep and chickens, riding ponies as well as riding on the farm’s train.   Afterwards we had a picnic lunch and the kids got to leave with their very own pumpkins.