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Savannah Autism Resource & Support Group

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

autism-puzzleThe Coastal Autism Resource & Support Group resumes regular meetings Feb. 22 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Kicklighter Resource Center, 7219 Seawright Drive in Midtown Savannah.

Meetings will be held regularly on the last Monday of every month. For more info, email

The new facilitators and organizers of the group are Ann Shipley, behavior consultant and Linda Fruin, Occupational Therapist and owner of Live Oak Children’s Therapy. The group’s goal is to provide resources and support for those whose lives are affected by autism and work together in the quest toward autonomy for those with autism spectrum disorders.

Feb. 22 is deadline to register for Savannah children swim classes

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

aqua_tot41Get ready for swim season by signing your child up for lessons at  The Chatham County Aquatic Center.

A new session of Starfish Swim School children’s classes starts  in March at  The Chatham County Aquatic Center.  Registration is under way and the deadline is Feb. 22

A variety of classes are offered, including Starbabies for ages 6 months to 36 months. That class helps such very young children develop a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents in water safety. One parent must be in the water with each child. Click here for a schedule.

star_fish-2Other classes include:

SeaSprites for ages 3-5: swim skills through creative water activities.
SeaStars for ages 6-8: core swimming skills and the opportunity to progress to advanced strokes;
SwimStars for ages 9 and older: swimming skills, water safety, water sports and adventure learning activities.
StrokeStars for any age that meets the skills requirement: refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and more.

Classes cost $50 for non members and $38 for members. Cost for StarBabies is $25. Call 912.652.6793. Learn more by clicking here. The Chatham County Aquatic Center is @ 7420 Sallie Mood

Giveaway: $30 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

coastal-kids-logoWin a $30 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market, a seasonal 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 spring sale is March 11-13 @ The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway.


Here are the rules on how to win the $30 gift certificate.

  • To enter to win, click on the comments below and tell us your best mommy money-saving tip. (What are you doing to save money during this economic crisis, example: coupon Web site, low-cost recipe, cost-cutting secret) ?Also, please tell us your name. Or comment on the SouthernMamas Facebook page here. Please become a Facebook fan of SouthernMamas.
  • Entry period closes: noon Thurs Feb. 11.
  • 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 Fri. Feb. 12.
  • Coastal Kids Market will donate a portion of this season’s sale to Haiti relief through the Presbyterian Mission in Haiti. This ministry aids orphans by providing hot meals, school uniforms, school supplies, and meeting other basic needs.

    Sign up to be a consignor and turn your children’s outgrown items into cash! Learn how to sell your kids clothes by clicking here. Consignors can earn more based on volunteer hours. Consignors earn 60 percent of their item’s selling price, but can earn up to 75 percent based on how many volunteer shifts you work.

    Anyone can volunteer to help, you don’t have to be a consignor. Non-consigning volunteers who work two shifts may shop the preview sale along with the consignors.

    SPRING 2010 Sale Dates:
    Thurs., March 11 6-8 PM
    Fri., March 12, 9 AM – 5 PM
    Sat., March 13, 9 AM– noon
    *Select items will be half price on Saturday

    Coastal Kids Market, March 11-13, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway, Suite 202; 912.312.5800 or email

    Kids can take part in this week’s Great Backyard Bird Count

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010

    great-backyard-bird-countThe Great Backyard Bird Count this week from Feb. 12-15 is a fun way to teach kids about birds.

    All kids have to do is watch birds in your yard, a nearby park, or maybe at their school. Then kids tell what they saw by entering their bird list online. Info is collected from people all over the United States and Canada so scientists can learn what kind of birds are being seen in the winter and whether there are more or fewer of them than before.

    Learn more about how your kids can participate by clicking here.

    Tickle Bellies whimsical stationery, notepads, labels and more

    Sunday, February 7th, 2010

    kindergartenpad09Tickle Bellies is a fun and whimsical stationery company that includes birth announcements, stickers, notepads, labels, luggage tags, invitations and bookmarks.

    Check out their new line of notepads, vinyl labels and bookmarks. Free shipping on orders $75 or more.

    Each notepad is 100 sheets of high quality paper in vibrant designs.

    Tickle Bellies also has round address labels, big and just perfect for the back of envelope flaps. If you’re tired of rectangle address labels then give these a try.

    Cafe and bathrooms open at Forsyth Park playgrounds

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010

    See our list of best outdoor playgrounds in Savannah, Beaufort, Hilton Head Is. by clicking here. 

    Polkadot Patch giveaway winner

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010

    Missy Cleland wins a $25 gift certificate to The Polkadot Patch Boutique, which specializes in unique baby clothes and unique baby gifts. Congratulations, Missy!

    Thanks to everyone who entered. Look for another giveaway to be announced here Monday.

    Book an appointment with silhouette artist at Island Child

    Saturday, February 6th, 2010

    silhouettes-timThe Silhouette Man is coming to the Lowcountry.

    Tim Arnold, who has been cutting silhouettes professionally for over 30 years and considered one of America’s premier silhouette artists, will be available to do your child’s silhouette this month at the Island Child boutique store  in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Is.

    Known for his accuracy and interior detailing, Arnold’s silhouettes are famous for their delicate inside cuts referred to as “European embellished style”. He’ll be doing silhouettes at Island Child Fri & Sat. Feb. 19-20 by appointment. Book an appointment through Island Child by calling 843.686.5437 or 843.785.5437

    Learn more about the nationally-renowned artist known as the “Silhouette Man” by clicking here.

    Sell outgrown kids’ items at Wee Ones Children’s Consignment Sale

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

    wee-ones-resaleReduce! Reuse! Recycle – including your children’s outgrown items. And make some money, too!

    The Wee Ones Seasonal Children’s Consignment Sale in Rincon can help you clean out your closets. Don’t hassle with a yard sale. Sell children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, books, even hairbows at this upscale sale and they’ll do the work for you. Even better, 70 profit goes to the consignor (i.e. you!).

    Plus, consignors get first dibs on the sale items. The Wee Ones sale is March 3-6 and includes a SPECIAL pre-shop/pre-sale time for consignors ONLY 4-6 PM Wed. March 3. To find out how to prepare your items for sale and to learn more about becoming a consignor, click here.

    At the sale, expect to find speciality boutique items, smocked Easter dresses, a large selection of infant-12mths clothing and select quality maternity clothing as well as a rare find at consignment sales – cute boys items.

    Sale dates:
    11 AM-6 PM March 4-5
    8 AM-noon March 6 when select items will be 1/2 off

    Wee Ones Resale, 135 Goshen Road, next to Verizon and Baibry’s (next to Studio 21), Rincon
    912-826-7019, email

    Get your kids to eat Brussels sprouts and other veggies (kid-friendly recipes)

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

    sproutsYou’re trying to keep your kids healthy this flu season by stuffing them with nutrient-rich meals.

    But what to do with veggie-phobic tots? Convince them to take on what writer and mom Charlotte Hume calls
    the World’s First Great Big Vegetable Challenge.

    Charlotte convinced her 7-year-old son Freddie to take a vegetable journey of a lifetime, getting him to eat through the ABCs of veggies, trying each vegetable from asparagus to zucchini in alphabetical order.

    Freddie had to try at least two recipes with each. His mom found recipes that she thought would appeal to her finicky eater’s appetite. The challenge resulted in Charlotte’s extremely helpful blog full of kid-friendly veggie recipes. Think
    zucchini turkey burgers and a canneloni recipe with butternut squash.

    Join the Great Big Veg Challenge here.

    A thank-you to Urban Baby Daily Picks for letting us know about such a useful kid-friendly recipe blog.

    LeeAnn Ritch Photography offers winter special

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

    leeann-ritch-winter-specialSavannah-based photographer and natural-light aficionado LeeAnn Ritch is one of this city’s go-to shutterbugs for warm, candid images.

    LeeAnn Ritch specializes in newborn, baby, child, and family photography with a modern, fresh aesthetic.

    Don’t just take our word for it. Check out examples LeeAnn’s work pictured here and in her blog and her Web site.

    After you do, you’ll be thrilled to learn that  LeeAnn Ritch Photography is offering a winter special: a photo session, online proofing and an 11 x 14, two 8 x 10s and 20 wallets for $300.

    It’s enough to make winter feel downright sunny.

     LeeAnn Ritch Photography, 912.308.9327 or email

    Pooler MOPS School Fair for the Savannah-area

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

    mops-logoDeciding where to send your kids to school is tough, whether you’re talking about preschool or elementary school.

    Pooler MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) is helping us figure it out by hosting a School Fair for the Savannah area.

    The Feb. 17 event will include representatives from a variety of schools- preschools and elementary- public, private, religious and home school. ALL are welcome to come.

    This is a great chance to get some information about the schools you’re interested in and talk to the representatives.

    There is no fee for parents (or for schools who might be interested in being part of the School Fair). Pooler MOPS members recognize the challenge for parents to find the right school for their children and hope this will be a valuable planning tool.

    Pooler MOPS School Fair is 9:30-11:30 AM Wed. Feb. 17 at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
    305 HWY 80SE, Pooler. Check the growing list of confirmed schools that will have representatives by clicking here.

    Stella & Dot jewelry opportunity event for moms looking for a flexible income

    Monday, February 1st, 2010

    stella-and-dot-jewelryStella & Dot is a fast growing direct selling company that is catching the eyes of Lucky Magazine, The Today Show, The New York Times, and InStyle Magazine.

    The San Francisco based company has grown over 600 percent since launching back in 2008.

    Laurie Herrin deVegter, a Savannah resident, is an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. “You can

    Stella & Dot Jewelry

    Stella & Dot Jewelry

    think of me as a modern-day Avon lady with beautiful and affordable jewelry,” laughs Laurie. “We do not sell in stores, have something for every taste and budget, and are excited to start our “Mommy and Me” line this year,” she says.

    The founder of Stella & Dot, Jessica Herrin (no relation to deVegter), is a known entrepreneur. Jessica started and sold and has been featured on Oprah. When she became a mother, Jessica founded Stella & Dot as a flexible way for women at all stages of life to launch a career.

    “Our Company paid over 9 million dollars in commissions last year and grew by 4000 stylists,” Laurie explains. “Our goal is to add 10,000 stylists in 2010. The company’s flexibility is attractive to a wide array of women – from the stay at home mom looking for a flexible income opportunity all the way up to the woman looking for a full time career.”

    Laurie is looking to spread the Stella & Dot message to women interested in becoming stylists in the Coastal Empire.

    Laurie recommends hosting a trunk show before signing up as a stylist. “When you are hosting a Stella & Dot party in your home or

    Stella & Dot Jewelry

    Stella & Dot Jewelry

    at work, you really fall in love with the vintage-styling of the line and you start to understand how the business works,” Laurie says. “Plus, our hostesses usually end up with around $250 in jewelry credits at the end of the trunk show.”

    You can come see what the buzz is about this Thur., Feb. 4. Laurie will be joined by the Directors from Stella and Dot at the Avia Hotel in Downtown Savannah. The Spring & Summer line will be on display and the team will be sharing their experiences with Stella & Dot.

    The event is from 5:30 to 7 PM and Avia is located at 14 Barnard St., Savannah.

    If you are interested in learning more about opportunities with Stella & Dot or to RSVP for the Thursday event, contact Laurie deVegter, Indpendent Stylist, with inquiries at: 912.220.0957 or You can view the complete line of jewelry at Laurie’s website here.