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Archive for February, 2010

Giveaway: a pair of children’s shoes from Petite Feet

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

tsukihoshiTo celebrate the start of March, Petite Feet – Savannah’s newest children shoe store and a SouthernMamas sponsor – is giving away your choice of a pair of Tsukihoshi (pronounced Skee Ho She) children’s or babies shoe that is stock at Petite Feet.

That’s right, you get to pick out the free Tsukihoshi shoe for your child while visiting Petite Feet, Savannah’s newest shoe store for children. Petite Feet’s location at  5521 Abercorn next to Fresh Market and across from Publix has easy  in-and-out parking.

Here are the rules on how to win this month long contest.

  • To enter to win, visit the Petite Feet Web site by clicking here and tell us one brand-name you can expect to find at Petite Feet by commenting below this post (Just click on comments).  Also, please tell us your name. Or comment on the SouthernMamas Facebook page here. Please become a Facebook fan of SouthernMamas.
  • Entry period closes: March 31.
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber to participate! Subscribing is free. Click here to do so. Click here to become a fan of SouthernMamas on Facebook.
  • We’ll announce the winner here April 1.
  •  petite-feet-button-adShopping at Petite Feet  is a relaxed and enjoyable experience, thanks largely to the fact that it’s a child-friendly store with a comfortable atmosphere.  Puzzles, TV, children’s book and toys keep the tots busy while you shop.

    Petite Feet’s knowledgeable personal service ensures that each child is fitted correctly. And you don’ t have to fight for parking spot. 

    But best of all are the popular brands Petite Feet carries – all the ones you’ve been searching for, but have a tough time finding in our area.

    Visit their website at for more brands and information

    Children’s concerts at the Savannah Music Festival 2010

    Saturday, February 27th, 2010

    smf_logoYour March is already filling up with activities, and the month hasn’t even started yet.

    Don’t forget to make plans to attend the children’s concerts at the Savannah Music Festival.

    Tickets: $10 adult 18 and older, $5 age 6 and older, under 6 are free. Buy tickets by clicking here.
    Open your imagination and enter the wonderful world of The UpBeats. Mischievous forces have sabotaged the creativity of music and it’s up to RJ & The UpBeats to save music.

    Tickets: $10 adult 18 and older, $5 age 6 and older, under 6 free.
    Two-time Parents’ Choice award-winning singer/songwriter Roger Day urges kids to reach their potential by using “body and brain, mind and muscle.” In this program for the entire family, he performs songs from his new album “Why Does Gray Matter? And Other Brainy Songs for Kids.” Buy tickets by clicking here.

    Mud Run for Kids in Jacksonville

    Saturday, February 27th, 2010

    mud-run-for-kidsMud Runs – military-style obstacle course races in mud – have become popular with adults.

    Now kids are joining in. The “MS Mud Run Jacksonville” at at Cecil Commerce Center in Jacksonville will also include a Mud Fun Run for Kids. The children’s event will at 2 PM March 20.

    Boys and girls ages 7-12 will run a three-quarter of a mile course featuring three to five obstacles, including the large Slip ‘n’ Slide. Registration fee: $30 per child and a signed notarized waiver by a parent/guardian will be required.

    Teens 13-18 may run the full-course 10K course if accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times; they will also be required to submit a signed, notarized waiver by a parent or guardian. The full course consists most of the obstacles surrounded by (or consisting entirely of) mud. Individuals, teams of two and teams of five will compete for prizes and the satisfaction of a doing a dirty job very well. It will be 9 AM – 3 PM Sat. March 20.

    For more info, click here, where you may also register for the event. Registration closes at midnight on March 18. One hundred percent of fundraising contributions are donated to the North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Save St. Mary’s Home for Children in Savannah

    Saturday, February 27th, 2010
    Sister Mary Alvin Seubott of Saint Mary's Home with two of her resident boys Royce, left, and Quevon, and their pet dog Millie. (Photo by John Carrington/Savannah Morning News)

    Sister Mary Alvin Seubott of Saint Mary's Home with two of her resident boys Royce, left, and Quevon, and their pet dog Millie. (John Carrington/Savannah Morning News)

    You can help keep seven children in their home.

    St. Mary’s Home, a legacy in Savannah for the nurturing and development of children for 135 years, will be closing their doors. For the seven children who currently live at St. Mary’s on Victory Drive this means a change to their whole lives.

    They will now have to move from their home, their care-givers, and the other children that have become their family and friends. It’s likely that they will have to change schools and their lives all together.

    Over time, St. Mary’s, which was opened in 1877 by three Sisters of Mercy to help children who were abandoned or orphaned, has cared for children from many different circumstances- orphans, one-parent homes, abandoned children and dysfunctional homes.

    Because of changes in federal and state laws, there have been a reduced number of placements of children in the home and with that a reduced amount of funding. These laws are affecting child care agencies that place children in-need into a new environment, focusing on foster homes and single family homes instead of group homes. While this does mean that St. Mary’s will not have any new children placed in their care, it does not mean that the children who currently reside there have to leave.

    Of the seven children who live at St. Mary’s it will take approximately seven years for them all to graduate from high school. Seven more years of St. Mary’s Home existing in its current form and these children, who have found their safe haven, can continue on their paths uninterrupted.

    Email to find out how you can help prevent St. Mary’s from closing their doors on June 30.

    Thanks to Casey Welsh of Just for Baby & More for providing this info.

    Winner of High Cotton Kids consignment sale gift certficate

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010

    hck_logo_rgb1Meagan Mangelsdorf wins a $25 gift certificate and two tickets to the preview party for High Cotton Kids , Savannah’s newest seasonal children’s consignment show specializing in gently-used boutique and trunk show brand spring and summer clothes.

    The two-day High Cotton Kids sale will be at 6700 Waters Ave., next to Byrd Cookie Company, in the former spot of Carole’s Boutique, March 5 & 6. Congratulations, Meagan!

    High Cotton Kids fine children’s clothing consignment sale, March 5-6;  6700 Waters Ave., next to Byrd Cookie Company, in the former spot of Carole’s Boutique.  Contact Paige Cook or Ashley Lewis at

    Konjono hat winner

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010

    SouthernMamas reader Amanda Williams wins the child’s Stars & Stripes hat from Konjono, a Brunswick-based mom-owned company that designs and manufactures children’s hats. Congratulations and thanks for entering, Amanda!

    Winners of the MOTHERHOOD DVD starring Uma Thurman

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010
    SouthernMamas readers Donna Corbett and Carol Fordham  each win copy of the DVD MOTHERHOOD, the comedy about a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger played by Uma Thurman. The comedy, co-starring Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver, came out on DVD and Blu-Ray this weeke. Enjoy, ladies!!

    Babysitters & Nannies provides childcare in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

    babysitters_and_nannies_-logoOf the top 10 things that make parents anxious, the search for reliable childcare is No. 1.

    Your model babysitter or nanny is a mix of Jo Frost and Mary Poppins, with a dash of Julie Andrews’ Maria von Trapp for levity.

    For a blend of all of the above, check out Babysitters & Nannies, serving Savannah, Tybee Is., Wilmington Island, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, Charleston and surroundng areas.

     Babysitters & Nannies pairs families with child care providers for babysitting, part-time nanny or live-in nanny jobs. Babysitters & Nannies has an arsenal of vetted candidates who are CPR certified and have undergone DMV checks and extensive criminal records checks.

    After you pay a membership fee that comes out to less than $1 a day, you can request a babysitter 24 hours-a-day via phone, email or by filling out a Babysitter Request Form through the Babysitters & Nannies website.

    Babysitters & Nannies offer a variety of enticing discounts – of which the best is 10 percent off to SouthernMamas readers! Make sure you mention SouthernMamas sent you.

    Babysitters & Nannies Give Back Program allows you the option of donating 10 percent of your membership fee back to a participating school or charity of your choice.

    Even Mary Poppins can’t beat that.

    Babysitters & Nannies, Owner/Operator Jenna Lucas, Phone: 843-384-4317; Fax: 843-757-8294; email  or ;, 6 Victory Point Circle, Bluffton, SC 29910

    Savannah pet-sitter, doggie day care make tails wag

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
    Stacy and Michelle run Spoiled Rotten Pet Care Services in Savannah

    Stacy and Michelle run Spoiled Rotten Pet Care Services in Savannah

    Happy as a dog’s tail. That’s how your Fido and Fifi are supposed to be.

    But with your busy schedule, do you feel like your pets aren’t getting that tail-wagging attention you would like to give them?

    Meet pet sitter extraordinaire Michelle Stevens, mom of four dogs of her own.

    Michelle often felt that her dogs never received enough attention or exercise due to her late working hours. So, after 14 years as a professional chef, Michelle and her sister, Stacy, decided to turn their enthusiasm for animals into a business: Spoiled Rotten Pet Care Services.

    Spoiled Rotten Pet Care offers a variety of services for pet owners, ranging from 30-40 minute walks to overnight stays at Michelle’s home or yours.

    For cats, Spoiled Rotten offers a “look-in” service to make sure your favorite feline is fed and watered. They also provide, on a limited basis, a doggie day care, usually from 9-5.

    Michelle and Stacy are both pet CPR certified, have excellent references and are competitively priced. These two dog lovers even bake their own peanut butter dog treats which can be purchased directly from them or at Polk’s Fresh Market.

    Now that’s certain to give your pets something to wag about.

    Spoiled Rotten Pet Care Services. Email or call 912.257.6644

    Spring Break Camp at the Telfair, Jepson (Savannah spring break activities)

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

    telfair-spring-break-campSpring Break is closer than you think. How fun does a week-long camp at the museum sound?

    After exploring the Telfair’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and ArtZeum, participants will complete related art projects in the education studios.

    Throughout the week, campers will work with accomplished, local artists who will help them process and apply their ideas and responses to the artwork in the galleries. The course will touch upon a variety of media including collage, painting, and 3-D sculpture.
    March 29-April 2
    10am-4 pm
    Session A: Ages 6-8
    Session B: Ages 9-11
    $150/member, $175/non-member
    Limited Space!

    790-8823 or email to register

    The Telfair will also offer SPRING STUDIO ART CLASS for ages 10-14.

    The class, Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing III, is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. New students welcome!
    Thursdays / 4:30-6 pm
    April 8-May 13
    $100/member, $125/non-member
    5 students minimum / 12 maximum