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Giveaway: 4-tickets to Disney On Ice

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

nemo-hi-resThis week a very lucky SouthernMamas reader will win a family four-pack of tickets to Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, which will be playing at Savannah Civic Center November 5-8!

Check out the rules below to enter to win:

  • To enter to win, comment below on the answer to this question. Disney has long played a part in children’s bedtime rituals. Share your tip for making your child’s bedtime sweet and successful (A certain lullaby, bedtime book, sleepy snack, sweet prayer?) Just click on comments below to share your tip and enter the contest. Entry period closes 9 pm Thurs. Sept. 3. Please tell us your name. We’ll pick a name at random and announce the winner Fri. Sept. 4
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber to participate. Subscribing is free. Click here to subscribe. .
  • Join the ocean-sized adventure of the curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and their absent-minded yet lovable pal Dory as Disney On Ice immerses you in a vibrant aquatic world in Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo.

    Follow alongside Marlin and Dory on a daring search of the big blue. Ride the current with “super-dude” turtle Crush and make waves with Nemo’s new friends – the Tank Gang – as they plot an escape from the dentist’s aquarium in this whale of a tale full of laughter and fun!

    Tickets are on sale now. For those who can’t wait for the giveway, tickets are available @ etix.com OR 1-800-351-7469

    Petite Feet: Your new spot for children’s shoes

    Saturday, August 29th, 2009

    petite-feet-button-adPetite Feet, Savannah’s newest shoe store for children, is open and ready to “outfit Savannah’s little soles!”

    The next time you go to Publix or Fresh Market, stop by Petite Feet at 5521 Abercorn to see their collection of popular styles and popular brand name shoes for back-to-school and weekend fun!

    Visit their website at www.petitefeetsavannah.com for more information

    Best Savannah indoor playgrounds

    Friday, August 28th, 2009

    Indoor Playgrounds

    FOR MORE KID-FRIENDLY LOCAL ACTIVITIES, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM EVENT CALENDAR HERE.

    Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter SavannahJumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah is offering our SouthernMamas.com readers discounts worth jumping about!

    BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL: When you book the $199.00 Birthday Party Package, mention you saw it on Southern Mamas and get a FREE $5 game card for each child in your party! 
    * 25% off one game of laser tag or one Jump Zone when you mention you read about Jumping Jacks on SouthernMamas.com
    (Each of these may not be combined with any other special or promotion)

    Whether it’s a birthday party or a day of fun, Jumping Jacks is an atmosphere where families can have a blast!

    Toddler Tuesday at Jumping Jacks!
    JuMp ZoNe ONLY $6.00 Tuesdays from 10-3 !

    Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned, Christian-based fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

    With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

    Open 7 days a week.

    Birthdays @ Jumping Jacks

    BACK TO SCHOOL BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL: When you book our  $199.00 Birthday Party Package mention you saw it on SouthernMamas.com and get a FREE $5.00 game card for each child in your party.

    PARTY PACKAGE (1)

    * $289.00 for up to ten kids
    * Hour and half in a party suite with your own dedicated party host!
    * 2 Slices of pizza for each child with unlimited drinks!
    * Birthday child gets birthday balloon and sticker!
    * Goody bag for each child includes $5 dollar game card and 300 tickets! (100 dollar value)
    * Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloth, and utensils
    * Jumping Jacks does all the clean up
    * Additional kids are $15.00 each.
    * Personal party host/hostess
    * Bounce Zone or 3 games of laser tag
    * 2nd activity at half price
    * Discounted lg pizza for adults
    * Discounted pitcher of soda for adults
    * Additional children $15 each
    * Active Military receive $20 discount

    PARTY PACKAGE (2)
    * $199.00 for up to 10 kids
    * Hour and half in party suite with your own dedicated party host !
    * Jump zone bracelets for each child
    * 2 slice of pizza per child and unlimited drinks!
    * Birthday child gets birthday sticker!
    * Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloths and utensils.
    * Jumping Jacks does all the clean up!
    * Additional kids are $10.00 each.

    PARTY PACKAGE (3)
    BUILD YOUR OWN PARTY
    * $99 for up to 10 kids
    * Hour and half in party suite with your own dedicated party host!
    * Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloths and utensils.
    * Jumping Jacks does all the clean up!
    * Additional kids are $3 each.

    Jumping Jacks, 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, On Facebook here. Email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

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    Eurobungy for kids in Savannah Mall Bungy for Kids

    Have your kids experienced Eurobungy Trampolines in Savannah Mall next to the softplay?

    They can seriously jump, 10, 15, 20 feet in the air. Some do flips. Or the little ones can simply jump & jump.

    Click here a coupon for Buy One, Get One free all day Mondays-Thursdays & until 3 PM Fridays – perfect for those of you with more than one child who wants to jump.  To obtain the coupon, click here.

    Open mall hours: Mon-Sat: 10 AM-9 PM, Sun:Noon- 6 PM.

    Gift certificates available.

    Eurobungy Savannah, inside Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. Savannnah, email ruberman@eurobungy.com, On Facebook here. Eurobungy Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

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    Other indoor play spots near Savannah include:

    Rainbow Jump N Fun play center at Rainbow Play Systems in Richmond Hill.

    Monkey Joe’s Savannah 

    Savannah Mall Soft Playtime Center
    14045 Abercorn Street (Savannah Mall, lower level)
    Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

    Soft play inside Oglethorpe Mall
    Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

    Savannah Climbing CoOp

    Island Playground, Bluffton

    FOR MORE KID-FRIENDLY LOCAL ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENT CALENDAR HERE.

    Just for Baby & More Certified as Savannah’s Baby Product Expert

    Friday, August 28th, 2009
    Jan Gaudry Welsh and Casey Welsh, Co-Owners

    Jan Gaudry Welsh and Casey Welsh, Co-Owners

    Savannah’s Just for Baby and More – a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com – has been certified through a national program as a “Baby Product Expert”.

    For a store to be listed as a Certified Store on BabyProductExperts.com, the store must be mystery shopped and evaluated by an independent Retail Evaluation Service familiar with the juvenile industry. Only stores with a passing score have the opportunity to be listed on the site.

    Each store is graded on the following categories: Customer Service, Telephone Etiquette, Store Appearance, Associate Greeting and Product Knowledge. The evaluations are used not only to certify a store but also to improve the store’s future performance.

    Just for Baby and More is now certified as a Baby Product Experts (BPE) store.

    Congratulations Jan Gaudry Welsh and Casey Welsh, Co-Owners of Just for Baby & More, 7701 Waters Ave.

    Special sales, prizes and events will be going on all of September, the store’s anniversary month. For more info., contact 912.355.4455 or click here.

    The winner of the Petunia Pickle Bottom giveaway is…

    Friday, August 28th, 2009

    Heather Thornton!

    Congratulations. Heather wins  two Petunia Pickle Bottom  (PPB) organic gift sets– a 3-pack of onesies and a 3-pack socks each available in 3 different color schemes.

    The winner of the Coastal Kids Market $30 gift certificate is…

    Friday, August 28th, 2009

    C.J. Sorge!

    C.J. wins a $30 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market, a children’s consignment sale specializing in high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing at a fraction of the cost. The sale is Sept 16-18 @ The Shops at Godley Station (formerly Moonlight Mattress), Pooler Parkway Suite 202.

    Thanks to everyone who entered by telling us your favorite local playground. Check out the SouthernMamas readers picks for best indoor and outdoor playground in the comments section here. coastal-kids-logo.jpg

    Interested in turning your child’s hardly-worn outgrown items into cash? Consignors are still being registered and will receive
    70 percent of items’ selling price!
     A new computer system with barcoded tags makes organizing and tagging your items super easy. Sellers will be able to track their sales online each day of the sale. This sale is in a bigger space than last spring, so there’s more room for vendors.

    Anyone with a home-based business that targets kids or moms is welcome to apply. Also, anyone who would like to advertise in the market’s goody bags should contact Coastal Kids via their web site here. This season there are new incentives for sellers and volunteers.

    The first 150 shoppers at the sale will receive a “goody bag” filled with coupons and discounts from many local businesses such as children’s boutiques, a dance studio, a children’s photographer, party venues, home-based businesses and more.

    A portion of the sale’s proceeds will go to local MOPS groups.

    Cabell Stewart Fundraiser Sept. 6

    Friday, August 28th, 2009

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    Children’s activities in Savannah, Bluffton this weekend

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    fireworksFireworks, Lowcountry Boil & Kids’ Activities @ Old Fort Jackson
    Annual Old Fort Jackson Auction
    5 PM Sat. August 29.
    Bring the whole family to Georgia’s oldest brick fort on the beautiful Savannah River for a silent auction, low country boil, barbeque, and fun activities for the kids. Special musical entertainment provided by The Savannah Stompers Jazz Band. The evening will conclude with cannon firings and fireworks.
    Proceeds benefit the preservation and educational programs of Old Fort Jackson, National Historic Landmark Site.
    (912) 232-3945.

    Watch “Soccer in the Sand” on Tybee Island
    8 AM-6 PM Sat. Aug. 29 & Sun. Aug. 30
    Beach area between 12th & 14th St
    Soccer in the Sand provides safe and fun family oriented beach soccer tournaments.
    Contact: Chris Lemay, tel: 858-442-9082; email chris@soccerinthesand.com

    Saturday Explorations at The Aquarium (SEA) Program at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island
    This week’s theme: Mimic a hurricane on a small scale to see exactly what happens to Georgia’s coast as it approaches, then makes landfall, and finally moves away. Please call ahead.
    Time: 10 AM-noon • Cost: $10 per person
    Sat. Aug. 29
    30 Ocean Science Circle.
    To register, contact 912.598.3474 or e-mail fish@uga.edu.

    Giant Yard Sale @ Calvary in Savannah
    4625 Waters Ave. (at 63rd Street – Across from Memorial Hospital – Same campus as Calvary Day School)
    7 AM-noon Sat. Aug. 29
    Tons of great stuff for sale. Boston Butts also will be for sale.
    Proceeds benefit the church’s missions in the country of Panama.

    Bluffton area

    Bluffton Branch Library Begins Saturday Do-Drop-In Story Time Program
    10:30 AM beginning Sat. Aug. 29
    This weekly program is designed as a family story time and will include reading, rocking, singing and shaking for about
    45 minutes of fun.
    Registration NOT required.
    Residents and visitors are welcome
    120 Palmetto Way
    912.757.1519

    Moms groups in Savannah-area

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

    We have some wonderful, active moms groups in the Savannah-Pooler area. Many start up their regular meetings in September. And almost all provide some type of childcare during meetings. For moms with children older than preschool, check out the new MomsNext group, also listed below!

    To have your group included in this list, email the info to anne@southernmamas.com

    New Moms Group in Guyton
    A new moms group is beginning on Sept. 3 at 10 AM @ Liberty Christian Fellowship in Guyton.
    The group will meet every Thursday morning with a fun educational field trip every 3rd Thursday of each month. For both mom and children. All moms and grandmothers are welcome.
    For more info. contact Lisa Cobb at 912.728.6844.
    No cost to be a part of this group.

    “Fall into Fun with the MOMS Club!”
    When: Tues. Sept. 15 @ 10 AM
    Where: Rincon First United Methodist Church, 107 Savannah Ave, Rincon
    Come learn about all the MOMS Club has to offer stay-at-home moms in the Effingham County area. Featuring a talk by a local Registered Dietician who will share tips on growing a healthy family. Door prizes and free child care available.
    For more info, contact Jennifer @ jenn.welch@hotmail.com or 247-6655.

    mops-logo1Pooler MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers): First meeting is Wed. Sept 9 from 9:30-11:30 AM.
    The group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler, 305 HWY 80 SE, Pooler.
    For more info, click here.

    Islands MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
    Meets at: First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah
    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, beginning Sept. 9.
    9:15-11:30AM
    All mothers of children ages 0-5 are welcome!
    Call Laura at 898-0869 or Frankie at 897-6167 for more information.

    MOMS Club of Savannah. The general membership meeting is Fri. Sept. 11 at Risen Savior church in Pooler. The group is not a church organization, but just uses the church meeting and playroom for monthly meetings. Contact: email rorydennette@aol.com.

    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Calvary in Savannah.
    Meets Sept thru May on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.
    The 1st Friday is at Calvary in Savannah (63rd and Waters) at 9:30 AM.
    The 3rd Friday is a playdate at various places.
    Contact: email klynnparker@Yahoo.com

    The Cabrini Moms will resume meetings on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. The group meets at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church on Middleground Rd in the parish hall. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Childcare is available at most meetings. Women of all faiths are welcome to join. Contact 912.220.5329.

    MomsNext: A group for mothers of school-age kids. (A post-MOPS group)
    moms-next-moms-group1As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. For this reason, moms are launching a ministry to mothers of school-age kids. Starting in October, monthly meetings will be held at the Islands YMCA, from 10:am-11:30pm. Please call 898-4344 or 210-0491 for more info and to register.
    Where? Islands YMCA 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah
    When? 1st Monday of each month. 10-11:30 AM Starting in October
    For a registration fee of $23.95, MomsNext allows you membership with MOPS International. Membership includes the following:
    The book Raising Great Kids, eMagazine (on line magazine), and weekly encouraging Mom-E-Mails.
    Tips and ideas to raise great kids and local friendships with other moms.
    Confidential scholarships are available upon request
    Childcare is available to YMCA members at no cost. ($5 for non members.)
    To register, contact:
    Jen: 210-0491 Jennykay803@hotmail.com
    Connie: 898-4344 Gbcon2@comcast.net

    Savannah Area Attachment Parenting Group
    Are you looking to meet other parents in Savannah and the surrounding area who believe in gentle discipline and natural parenting? Then please check out this group! Pregnant, new birth or adoptive parent, and extended attached parents are welcome.
    Parents in this group practice any of the following: Gentle discipline including no crying-it-out or spanking; Night time parenting (co-sleeping or sleeping near your baby); Feeding with love and respect (breastfeeding or bottle if necessary); Using nurturing touch including baby wearing, baby massage, hugging, snuggling…
    Other interests discussed and supported in the group include home learning, cloth diapering, elimination communication, selective vaccination, organic food consumption or vegetarianism, and living a natural lifestyle.
    The group includes parents from all walks of life who all have one thing in common: Wanting the most gentle parenting style possible for the betterment of children and their futures.
    For more info, click here.

    Giveaway: $30 Coastal Kids Market gift certificate

    Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

    coastal-kids-market-photocoastal-kids-market-math-dress Win a $30 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market, a children’s consignment sale specializing in high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing (similar to this cute dress pictured here) at a fraction of the cost. The sale is Sept 16-18 @ The Shops at Godley Station (formerly Moonlight Mattress), Pooler Parkway Suite 202
    Check out the rules below to enter to win:

  • To enter to win, comment below on the answer to this question. Tell us your favorite local playground (indoor or outdoor) and feel free to share some of its best features (shady, jungle gym, fenced-in, merry-go-round etc)coastal-kids-logo.jpgJust click on comments below. Entry period closes 9 pm Thurs. Aug. 27. We’ll pick a name at random and announce the winner Fri. Aug. 28
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber to participate. Subscribing is free. Click here to subscribe. .
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    Interested in turning your child’s hardly-worn outgrown items into cash? Consignors are still being registered and will receive
    70 percent of items’ selling price!
     A new computer system with barcoded tags makes organizing and tagging your items super easy. Sellers will be able to track their sales online each day of the sale. This sale is in a bigger space than last spring, so there’s more room for vendors.

    Anyone with a home-based business that targets kids or moms is welcome to apply. Also, anyone who would like to advertise in the market’s goody bags should contact Coastal Kids via their web site here. This season there are new incentives for sellers and volunteers.

    The first 150 shoppers at the sale will receive a “goody bag” filled with coupons and discounts from many local businesses such as children’s boutiques, a dance studio, a children’s photographer, party venues, home-based businesses and more.

    A portion of the sale’s proceeds will go to local MOPS groups.