Archive for May, 2010

Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to Uppercase Living

Monday, May 24th, 2010

uppercase-living-button-adThis week, a lucky SouthernMamas reader will win a $25 gift certificate to Uppercase Living , which specializes in beautiful vinyl expressions and décor that allow you turn any space into a unique expression of you and your family.

  • To enter to win, please visit the Facebook Fan Page for Creative Spaces~ Jamie Strahm, Uppercase Living Independent Demonstrator by clicking here.  Please become a Facebook fan of the page and answer this question on the FB page: What is one of your favorite expressions out of the Uppercase Living catalog that you could see in your home, and what category is it from? Click here to view the catalog. (Example: “Always Remember to Kiss Me Goodnight” out of the category Dreaming, Master Bedroom)
  • Entry period closes at the end of Memorial Day weekend.
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber and SouthernMamas Facebook fan 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 June 1.
  • As easy to put up as they are to take down, these expressions will bring color, creativity, and comfort into your home, nursery, kitchen, business, or your special event.

    And for an even more personalized touch, you can use the online MyDesign Suite, which offers an easy way to create an expression that is all your own.

    Something new and exciting that Uppercase Living is now offering: Photo Prints! Upload your photo on MyDesign Suite, and Uppercase Living will make a photo print for you. You can have the entire photo made into a photo print, or you can select something specific and Uppercase Living will create it for you. Better yet, these are removable and repositionable, so you can use them over and over.

    uppercase-2-alligatorWhat a fun idea for birthday or graduation parties.

    Uppercase Living expressions are also ideal for weddings. (Think the wall behind cake table, the guest book table or get-away car.)
    Other uses include:

    Vehicles
    * Children’s sport number
    * My Family faces
    * Sport silhouettes & objects (soccer ball, baseball player, tennis, golf, dancer, etc.)
    * Cause ribbons

    Businesses
    * Store front windows
    * Advertise Sales
    * Dressing rooms
    * Classrooms

    Host an Open House!
    Uppercase Living products are not sold in stores, so the best way to tell your family and friends about this fabulous discovery is by hosting an open house. By becoming an Uppercase Living hostess, you can receive free products and half- off catalog items. At your open house, you and your guests will get product ideas and tips, and see how easy it is to apply the expressions and embellishments.

    uppercase-3-vineBecome an Uppercase Living Independent Demonstrator!
    As a leader in the vinyl lettering and décor industry, Uppercase Living offers an exciting opportunity and a chance to dream big. For a low cost of $99, you can start your own business!
    Uppercase Living Demonstrators enjoy:
    Flexible hours
    Increased ability to balance work and family
    Incredible earning potential
    Travel awards and other incentives
    Discounts on Uppercase Living expressions
    Sharing an amazing new product that sells itself
    Helping others transform their homes
    Making new friends

    uppercase-4-familyWith Uppercase Living being fairly new to Savannah and the surrounding areas, this is the perfect time to join!

    To view the catalogues, create your own expressions on the MyDesign Suite, and place your online orders, click here.

    For more information on becoming an Independent Demonstrator or Hostess, product information, or to purchase a gift certificate, e-mail Savannah Indepedent Demonstrator Jamie Strahm at strahm2010@hotmail.com  or call (913) 526-9123.

    How to help a Savannah boy with a brain tumor

    Monday, May 24th, 2010

    Trevor Parker, 6, of SavannahTrevor Parker of Savannah had a brain tumor removed last week.

    He’s 6.

    Perhaps too young to fully grasp the severity of his medical condition.

    But someday he’ll understand how important it was that the tumor was found, that his parents were persistent in search for answers to his symptoms and that a doctor finally listened to them.

    Fortunately, the tumor does not appear to be cancer and is instead a benign teratoma. But doctors are awaiting test results to be certain.

    Trevor’s story is a reminder of what parents of children who are sick know all too well: trust your gut instincts when it comes to your kids’ health.

    Trevor Parker’s family is facing mounting medical bills as a result of his condition. If you’d like to help, you can donate to the Trevor Parker Fund at any Sea Island Bank branch, or send an e-mail to TrevorParkerFund@hotmail.com.

    Get Kids Interested in Their Own Health

    Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

    veggiesBelow is a guest post from Sarah Leonard of Nursing Degrees.

    As parents, we do the best we can to make sure our kids are healthy, well-adjusted little people. But our endeavors can only go so far. You may make a concerted effort to keep your own house free of chips, soda, and processed foods, but what happens when they go over to little Debbie’s house down the street and come home stuffed full of ding-dongs and pizza? Or when you send them off to school only to find that they’ve traded their PB&J for money to use in the vending machine? How can you be sure your kids are making healthy choices when you’re not there to guide them?

    It’s easier than you think. Kids are receptive to learning the lessons you want to dish out, if you can just find a way to make it fun. When kids are small, this is pretty easy. Are you teaching your child the names of colors? Use different fruits and vegetables to demonstrate. Whenever they list the right color, give them a bite. This will probably work better if you use foods you know they like, but getting them to branch out by throwing in interesting items that are also tasty (exotic produce like starfruit, guava, and kiwi, for example) can make it more fun. Or make a story out of snack time by coming up with a reason that the celery, peanut butter, and raisin concoction is called ants on a log. Creativity will earn you major points when it comes to teaching your kids about nutrition.

    As they start to get older, turn to the internet for a little help. Dozens of health-conscious websites cater to kids with information and activities. One of the best is Kids Health , which offers games, movies, and even experiments that teach your kids about eating right and staying healthy. Kidnetic is also great in that it offers not only games and quizzes, but also a section on easy-to-make recipes that kids will not only love, but they can help make. Don’t forget, the internet can be a great tool for you, too. There is a wealth of information available for parents looking for the latest news on children’s health issues, as well as tips and tricks to get your kids to eat right.

    And don’t forget exercise. A healthy child is an active child, so be sure they’re spending some time running around each day. Take them to the park, or just head to the backyard for a little soccer or a game of catch. Kids need to hone their motor skills and I don’t mean with an Xbox controller. And be honest, you could probably use a little movement yourself. Get out there and join them…you’ll all have some healthy fun!

    Guest Post by: Sarah Leonard of Nursing Degrees.

    Winner of the Totally Bowlicious giveaway

    Thursday, May 20th, 2010

    Marie-Ricky Vazquez wins a Totally “Bow”quet from Totally Bowlicious, which specializes in fun hair accessories with a touch of whimsy for little girls.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway contest. These bowquets can be custom made to suit any occasion.

    Look for another giveaway from a different business to be announced here Monday.

    Make Father’s Day Gifts at Starlight Pottery’s Kids’ Night Out

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

    Forget trying to find the perfect Father’s Day gift. startlight-potteryThe last Friday night of each month is Kids Night Out at Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive. And this month, from 6-8 PM Fri. May 28, kids will make Father’s Day gifts at the paint-your-own pottery studio.

    For ages 5 and up. $25 per child includes pottery painting, pizza and drink, games and more!
    Drop off your kids for this very popular event.
    Reservations required: 303-9599.

    On the last Thursday of each month, Starlight Pottery hosts LADIES NIGHT OUT
    The next Ladies Night Out is 6-9 PM Thurs May 27. Gather your friends and reserve a table. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Price of the pottery is all you pay, no additional studio fee or after hours fee!
    Call today to reserve a table: 303-9599.

    Starlight Pottery’s studio is in mid-town Savannah. The studio is in the Eisenhower Shopping Plaza at the intersection of Eisenhower and Hodgson Memorial Drive. Starlight Pottery is a great place to host your next birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, youth group, ladies group, etc. Bring your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troops, too. Become a fan on Facebook and receive special announcements and offers.

    The Ballet School’s Perfect Princess Summer Camps in Savannah

    Monday, May 17th, 2010

    perfect-princess-campWhen it comes to summer camps, there are those for whom only tulle and tiaras will do.

    If your tot falls into the frilly set, check out The Ballet School’s Perfect Princess Camps in Savannah.

    Little princesses will receive an introduction to the fundamentals of both movement and classical dance techniques while learning about fun fairytale characters and famous ballet stories.

    The tiny Cinderellas and Snow Whites will also have dress-up time and craft time, including decorating their own tu-tus and tiaras. Dancers may bring their favorite princess gown or costume on Monday to use throughout the week at “special dress-up times”.

    The camp includes a magical tea party, princess spa and hair day. A photograph will be taken on her majestic throne. On the last day, “A ROYAL INVITATION” is offered for the family of the princess for a fabulous “Runway Show” and a short dance combination will be performed. Don’t forget your cameras!

    Perfect Princess Camps:
    3-5 year olds (June 7-11, June 14-18, July 26-30): 9:30 AM – 12 PM
    6-11 year olds (June 14-18 and July 26-30): 12:30 PM – 3 PM
    $135/individual session/$15 registration per family
    10 percent discount for families with multiple children

    For the older set, The Ballet School also offers a Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop.

    Summer Intensive Workshops for Intermediate and Advanced Ballet
    June 1-3, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – $150/session
    July 12-16, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – $245/session
    August 9-13, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – $245/session
    Workshop will be provided by Heidi M. Spivey-Carter, Karen Burns and Christina Bunn. This intensive will cover classical ballet with a strong concentration on technique, pointe, variations, pilates mat, character and nutrition.

    The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn St., Suite 8, Savannah, (912) 925-0903 or email theballetschool@comcast.net, www.theballetschoolsav.com

    Sophie the Giraffe available at the Lowcountry’s Island Child

    Monday, May 17th, 2010

    The most popular toy in France for 50 years, sophie-the-giraffeSophie the Giraffe is now sold at Island Child on Hilton Head Is. and via their online store.

    The toy, made by Vulli, was produced in France in 1961. Sophie’s such a sought-after teething toy for babies, Island Child owner Senny Powell said her boutique can barely keep them in stock.

    Made of 100 percent natural rubber from the Hevea tree and painted with food paint, Sophie is soft and safe. Check out Sophie by clicking here.

    The Island Child store is in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Is. You can also order clothes on The Island Child  Web site . Or call 1.888.705.5437 or 843.686.5437.

    (Savannah geocaching) Geocaching has arrived at Georgia State Parks

    Monday, May 17th, 2010

    geocachinggopher_smile_small1The new Georgia State Parks Geo-Challenge invites GPS-toting geocaching explorers to travel trails in search of hidden caches.

    Adventure seekers use a GPS unit to find hidden treasures, then share their experiences online. Caches usually contain trinkets that geocachers can keep, replacing them with something else. Some trackable items, called travel bugs, make their way across the country and create a story as they go.

    With the new Georgia State Parks Geo-Challenge, players download a PassPort by clicking here, find hidden stamps in each cache to spell out the PassPort’s message and collect custom geocoins.

    Forty-two state parks have hidden caches with “first to find” prizes of a free night of camping. Three parks also have more elusive “bonus caches.” Players go to www.Geocaching.com to find the GPS coordinates for each hidden box. After their journey, players can talk about the parks and what they found.

    Caches are hidden in public-access areas, so treasure hunters will not venture off trails or into remote locations.

    Savannah Young Breast Cancer Survivors Retreat

    Monday, May 17th, 2010

    pink_ribbon_imageThe Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center invites breast cancer survivors and their caregivers to a free afternoon retreat.

    Young Breast Cancer Survivors Retreat
    10 AM-2 PM Sat. June 5
    Jepson Center for the Arts Auditorium, 207 West York St., downtown Savannah

    RSVP by May 28 to Jennifer Currin-McCulloch at 350-7845 or currije1@memorialhealth.com

    Speakers include: John Duttenhaver, M.D., a radiation oncologist at the Anderson Cancer Institute, on factors that influence a
    healthy survivorship; Christopher Haberman, M.D., medical oncologist at Summit Cancer Care, on genetic aspects of cancer and inherited family cancer syndromes; Susan Lamb, Ph.D., psychologist at Savannah Psychotherapy Center, on relationship dynamics
    after cancer and how to open communication and intimacy and regain self-esteem; Whitney Shingler, R.D., clinical dietitian at the Anderson Cancer Institute, on nutrition tips to live healthy and keep cancer from returning.

    Free and open to all breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.

    This program is made possible by a grant from the Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance, part of the Georgia Cancer Coalition.

    Giveaway: gift basket of hair bows from Totally Bowlicious

    Sunday, May 16th, 2010

    totally-bowThis week,  catch the hair bow bouquet. Win a Totally “Bow”quet from Totally Bowlicious, a cuter-than-cute online store that specializes in fun hair accessories with a touch of whimsy for little girls.

    The Totally “Bow”quet has 2 flower clips, a cupcake bow, a bottle cap bow, a preppy stipe bow, a zebra fabric flower clip, and two clippies. These bowquets can be custom made to suit any occasion.

  • To enter to win, visit the Totally Bowlicious Facebook Fan Page by clicking here,  become a Facebook fan of Totally Bowlicious and comment on their wall about what Totally Bowlicious product you love best. See the products here.
  • Entry period closes at the end of this week.
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber and SouthernMamas Facebook fan 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 this weekend.
  • Winner of the Tiffany Drabek Studio summer art classes for kids

    Sunday, May 16th, 2010

    Carol Dean-Toder and Pam Kraft each win a kids’  summer sculpture class at Tiffany Drabek Studio in Savannah.  Congratulations, ladies.

    The Sculpture “Handbuilding with Clay” class is Monday-Friday August 2-6, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Kids 4 and older will learn different handbuilding techniques, explore surface design through texture and use colorful glazes. Cost is normally $60, but the fee will be waived for the winners.

    Tiffany offers a variety of summer art classes for kids. For more info, by clicking here. The studio location is at 215 East 64th St. Savannah, 31405 Contact: Tiffany Drabek-692-0659, email tiffanydrabek@gmail.com. Discounts for multiple siblings. Tiffany also offers offer pottery parties for all special occasions: birthday parties, bridal parties, team-building office parties, church group activities, etc.

    Summer Camp at Starlight Pottery in Savannah

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

    startlight-potteryYou want the kids to learn at summer camp, but also have fun and be creative.

    Which is why you need to check out the summer camp sessions at Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

    At Starlight Pottery Summer Camp, kids make fun and unique projects using pottery, glass, clay, tie dye, and more.

    All sessions are Monday-Friday from 10:30am-1:30pm. Cost: $125 per week. For ages 5 and up.

    June 14-18
    June 28-July 2
    July 12-16
    July 26-30
    August 2-6

    To reserve a space for your child, call 303-9599

    Starlight Pottery’s studio is a wonderful place to gather as family and friends and create great memories. Conveniently located in mid-town Savannah, the studio is in the Eisenhower Shopping Plaza at the intersection of Eisenhower and Hodgson Memorial Drive. Starlight Pottery is a great place to host your next birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, youth group, ladies group, etc. Bring your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troops, too. Become a fan on Facebook and receive special announcements and offers.

    Water Safety Class at Just for Baby & More

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

    just-for-baby-more-ferst-donorIt’s time to get ready for the summer including the pool and the beach.

    Just for Baby & More - a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com – wants to help you provide safety in and around the water. With lessons such as: always swim with a buddy and never swim alone. Be knowledgeable of the water environment you are in and its potential hazards, such as deep and shallow areas, currents, depth changes, obstructions and where the entry and exit points are located.

    The more informed you are, the more aware you will be of hazards and safe practices.

    The water safety class will be at Just for Baby & More, 7701 Waters Ave., 10:30 AM-noon, Sat. May 22

    Cdost is $15 per person and $25 per couple. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    Please register by calling Casey at 912-355-4455 or email welshcasey@gmail.com .

    First 20 registrants will receive a $15 gift card to the store.

    Giveaway: two kids’ summer sculpture classes at Tiffany Drabek studio

    Monday, May 10th, 2010

    tiffany-drabek-studio-1This week, two SouthernMamas subscribers will each win a kids’  summer sculpture class at Tiffany Drabek Studio in Savannah.  The Sculpture “Handbuilding with Clay” class is Monday-Friday August 2-6, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Kids 4 and older will learn different handbuilding techniques, explore surface design through texture and use colorful glazes. Cost is normally $60, but the fee will be waived for the winners.

  • To enter to win, visit our SouthernMamas Summer Camp Guide by clicking here and tell us what summer camp you’d like to select for your child (even your child is too young for camp, which one do you wish they could attend if old enough). Answer by commenting below this post. (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 at the end of the week.
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber and SouthernMamas Facebook fan 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. May 14.
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    tiffany-drabek-22010 Summer Clay Class Offerings at Tiffany Drabek Studio, 215 East 64th St.,  Savannah, include:

    Pottery(on the Wheel)
    Monday-Friday, July 19-23 9-11 A.M. Fee-$120
    Kids 7 and older will receive instruction on how to prepare clay for the wheel, center clay and make plates, bowls and cylinders. They will explore with different underglaze applications.

    Pottery (on the Wheel)
    Monday-Friday, July 26-30 9-11 A.M. Fee – $120
    Same description as above class. Students from prior week may continue in this class for more practice/instruction. If both weeks are reserved, there is a $15 discount off the second tuition.

    Sculpture; Handbuilding with Clay
    Monday-Friday August 2-6, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Fee: $60
    Kids 4 and older will learn different handbuilding techniques, explore surface design through texture and use colorful glazes.

    The studio location is at 215 East 64th St. Savannah, 31405 Contact: Tiffany Drabek-692-0659, email tiffanydrabek@gmail.com. Discounts for multiple siblings. Tiffany also offers offer pottery parties for all special occasions: birthday parties, bridal parties, team-building office parties, church group activities, etc. Call or email for more details. Photos and more info by clicking here

    May giveaway: Keen water sandals from Petite Feet

    Monday, May 10th, 2010

    keen-shoesMay is here and Petite Feet – Savannah’s newest children shoe store and a SouthernMamas sponsor – is celebrating by giving away your choice of a pair of Keen children’s water sandals (closed or open toe) in stock at Petite Feet.

    The winner gets to pick out the free Keen shoe for your child while visiting Petite Feet, located at  5521 Abercorn next to Fresh Market and across from Publix with easy in-and-out parking. To see who won last month’s Petite Feet giveaway, click here.

    keen-shoes-2Here are the rules on how to win this month-long contest.

  • To enter to win,tell us what sizes of Keen shoes that Petite Feet carries by calling the store at 912.349.4292 (don’t worry about bugging them. The store owner suggested that contestants call) and emailing us your answer at anne@southernmamas.com .  Also please tell us your name
  • Entry period closes: May 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 June 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 www.petitefeetsavannah.com for brands and information

    Winner of the Touchstone Crystal jewelry ensemble

    Monday, May 10th, 2010
    touchstone-crystal-giveawaySouthernMamas subscriber Cathy Hansen wins the Mother’s Day giveaway: a $125 jewelry ensemble from Touchstone Crystal. Congratulations!The giveaway is from Tiffany Bradley, an independent jewelry consultant for Touchstone Crystal, a member of the Swarovski Group. Touchstone Crystal’s concept is simple: a unique and sparkling jewelry party to share with family and friends. Touchstone Crystal is proud to feature CRYSTALLIZED-Swarovski Elements, CRYSTALLIZED-Pearls, and ENLIGHTENED-Swarovski Elements.

    Now is a great time to host a party or become a member of the Touchstone Crystal family! If you have been looking for a fun way to make new friends, hang out with awesome women and make some extra money, ask for more information on Touchstone’s fabulous business opportunity.

    Tiffany is currently reserving dates for in-home parties to feature Touchstone Crystal’s Spring jewelry line. All ladies who reserve a party date for the month of May or June will receive an extra $100 added to their party sales! Contact Tiffany for more details and to reserve your May or June party date while there are still days available.

    Join Touchstone Crystal Parties by Tiffany on Facebook and watch for a chance to win a FREE bracelet!

    To contact Tiffany, call (912) 414-2859 or email her at tiffany.bradley@windstream.net

    Mother’s Day Tribute: A good mother is someone who…

    Sunday, May 9th, 2010

    mother-childHappy Mother’s Day!!

    Wondering what makes a good mom? Check out some of the comments of SouthernMamas readers’ kids in my Mother’s Day newspaper column today by clicking here. Thank you to all the moms who agreed to have their kids’ answers used in the article! Read the article here.  

    A reminder: the weekly e-letter will be one day late this week as I am out of town visiting my mother. Check back Tuesday for local kid-friendly activities happening this week.

    10 Tips for a Stress-free Bedtime for Kids

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

    bedtime-toddlerBelow is a guest post by Jennifer Johnson, who writes on the topics of Nurse Practitioner Schools. She welcomes your comments at her email: j.johnson19june@gmail.com.

    All moms know it can be a challenge getting their little one into bed from time to time. Waking life is just too exciting, and some children—particularly two- and three-year-olds—would rather fight to the death than go to bed. For some parents, this is a constant struggle night after night. To help eliminate the “bedtime battle,” here are some good tips and techniques for getting your little devil in bed asleep like the precious angel you know is in there somewhere!

    1.) Establish a routine. Children that are toddlers and older respond very well to consistency. A consistent bedtime should be put in place so they can learn that they go to bed at, say, 8 p.m. every night—no exceptions. If one night they go to bed at 8 p.m. and the next night they go to bed at 9 p.m., they won’t learn the expectations you have for them and will begin to push to stay up later and later.
    2.) Turn off all media and get quiet. Young children hate to be left out of the excitement just because they have to go to bed. If you turn off the TV and cut back on any lively chatter and laughter with your spouse, your child won’t feel like they are missing out on something when they go to bed.
    3.) Give them a small bit of authority. This doesn’t mean they get to choose when they go to bed, but if your child is resisting bedtime because they want to be the boss, allow them to make small bedtime decisions, like picking out which pajamas to wear or which stuffed animal they want to snuggle.
    4.) Turn on a nightlight or small lamp. Many children are afraid of being left alone in the dark. A nightlight makes things less scary. You may want to quietly leave on a kid-friendly CD.
    5.) Read to them before bed. This practice not only helps lull them to sleep, but makes bedtime something to look forward to, not dread.
    6.) Promise to return. If your child freaks out when you leave the room, tell them you’ll return in 10 minutes to give them an extra hug and kiss if they can lie down quietly the whole time. Many times they’ll be sawing logs before the 10 minutes are even up.
    7.) Practice leaving them alone during the day. Go into another room to load the dishwasher or fold laundry, and let your child get comfortable knowing you are in the next room during the day. It will help them be more comfortable without you at night, too.
    8.) Keep them active. An active toddler during the afternoon turns into a blissfully sleepy toddler after dinner. Run around with them outside or let them peddle a trike to burn off some excess energy.
    9.) Adjust nap time. Children who take too long of naps or naps too late in the day may not want to go to sleep at bedtime. Keep naptime consistent, too.
    10.) Encourage them. On those rare nights when bedtime is not a struggle, tell them you are proud they are going to bed on their own like a big boy or girl. Always acknowledge and reward your children during the times they choose to do the right thing.

    This guest post is contributed by Jennifer Johnson, who writes on the topics of Nurse Practitioner Schools. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: j.johnson19june@gmail.com.

    Uppercase Living offers vinyl wall expressions, vinyl lettering, decor, photo prints

    Monday, May 3rd, 2010

    uppercase-1-crownYour home is your haven, so why not give it a personality and style that expresses who you are? With Uppercase Living’s beautiful vinyl expressions and décor, you can turn any space into a unique expression of you and your family.

    As easy to put up as they are to take down, these expressions will bring color, creativity, and comfort into your home, nursery, kitchen, business, or your special event.

    And for an even more personalized touch, you can use the online MyDesign Suite, which offers an easy way to create an expression that is all your own.

    Something new and exciting that Uppercase Living is now offering: Photo Prints! Upload your photo on MyDesign Suite, and Uppercase Living will make a photo print for you. You can have the entire photo made into a photo print, or you can select something specific and Uppercase Living will create it for you. Better yet, these are removable and repositionable, so you can use them over and over.

    uppercase-2-alligatorWhat a fun idea for birthday or graduation parties.

    Uppercase Living expressions are also ideal for weddings. (Think the wall behind cake table, the guest book table or get-away car.)
    Other uses include:

    Vehicles
    * Children’s sport number
    * My Family faces
    * Sport silhouettes & objects (soccer ball, baseball player, tennis, golf, dancer, etc.)
    * Cause ribbons

    Businesses
    * Store front windows
    * Advertise Sales
    * Dressing rooms
    * Classrooms

    Host an Open House!
    Uppercase Living products are not sold in stores, so the best way to tell your family and friends about this fabulous discovery is by hosting an open house. By becoming an Uppercase Living hostess, you can receive free products and half- off catalog items. At your open house, you and your guests will get product ideas and tips, and see how easy it is to apply the expressions and embellishments.

    uppercase-3-vineBecome an Uppercase Living Independent Demonstrator!
    As a leader in the vinyl lettering and décor industry, Uppercase Living offers an exciting opportunity and a chance to dream big. For a low cost of $99, you can start your own business!
    Uppercase Living Demonstrators enjoy:
    Flexible hours
    Increased ability to balance work and family
    Incredible earning potential
    Travel awards and other incentives
    Discounts on Uppercase Living expressions
    Sharing an amazing new product that sells itself
    Helping others transform their homes
    Making new friends

    uppercase-4-familyWith Uppercase Living being fairly new to Savannah and the surrounding areas, this is the perfect time to join!

    To view the catalogues, create your own expressions on the MyDesign Suite, and place your online orders, click here.

    For more information on becoming an Independent Demonstrator or Hostess, product information, or to purchase a gift certificate, e-mail Savannah Indepedent Demonstrator Jamie Strahm at strahm2010@hotmail.com  or call (913) 526-9123.

    May giveaway: A Mother’s Day Make-Over from Glow Medical Spa

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

    glow-medspaMothers deserve more than a day to be honored. We should have an entire month,right?

    Glow Medical Spa & Beauty Boutique  is helping turn May into Mother’s Month with an incredible month-long giveaway for a lucky SouthernMamas subscriber: a Mother’s Day Make-Over. The giveaway includes a free skin consultation with a licensed medical esthetician, a customized facial, a make-up makeover and $100 worth of products.

  • To enter to win, click on the comments below and tell us the biggest challenge of motherhood.  Also, please tell us your name. Or comment on the SouthernMamas Facebook page here. Please become a Facebook fan of SouthernMamas.
  • Entry period closes at the end of the month.
  • You have to be a SouthernMamas subscriber and SouthernMamas Facebook fan 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 June 1.
  • Glow is located in Governours Square at 415 Eisenhower Drive between Waters Avenue and Hodgson Memorial Drive. Visit Glow’s MedSpa Services page to see the services offered and read all about the cutting-edge cosmetic medical procedures that have made Glow the leading Medical Spa in Savannah- famous for offering the newest and latest beauty services. Glow offers a variety of services including eye lash extensions, microdermabrasion, massage, chemical peels, Botox, Juvederm, laser leg vein treatments, laser facial treatments and more. 912.303.9611

    Mother’s Day giveaway: jewelry ensemble from Touchstone Crystal

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

    touchstone-crystal-giveawayThis week, a SouthernMamas subscriber will win a $125 jewelry ensemble from Touchstone Crystal. It’s the Vegas collection pictured here.

    The giveaway is from Tiffany Bradley, an independent jewelry consultant for Touchstone Crystal, a member of the Swarovski Group. Touchstone Crystal’s concept is simple: a unique and sparkling jewelry party to share with family and friends. Touchstone Crystal is proud to feature CRYSTALLIZED-Swarovski Elements, CRYSTALLIZED-Pearls, and ENLIGHTENED-Swarovski Elements.

  • To enter to win, check out the Touchstone Crystal catalog online by clicking here and tell us what you’d love to receive for Mother’s Day.  Answer 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: Thurs. May 6. We’ll announce the winner here next week.
  • 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.
  • Now is a great time to host a party or become a member of the Touchstone Crystal family! If you have been looking for a fun way to make new friends, hang out with awesome women and make some extra money, ask for more information on Touchstone’s fabulous business opportunity.

    Tiffany is currently reserving dates for in-home parties to feature Touchstone Crystal’s Spring jewelry line. All ladies who reserve a party date for the month of May or June will receive an extra $100 added to their party sales! Contact Tiffany for more details and to reserve your May or June party date while there are still days available.

    Join Touchstone Crystal Parties by Tiffany on Facebook and watch for a chance to win a FREE bracelet!

    To contact Tiffany, call (912) 414-2859 or email her at tiffany.bradley@windstream.net

    Winner of Petite Feet April giveaway

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

    petite-feet-button-adKim Pryor wins the April giveaway from Petite Feet – Savannah’s newest children shoe store and a SouthernMamas sponsor.

    Kim wins her choice of a pair of Lilli Kelly children’s shoes or sandals while visiting Petite Feet, located at  5521 Abercorn next to Fresh Market and across from Publix with easy in-and-out parking. Congratulations Kim!

     
     
     
     
     

     

    Kids’ yoga therapy class for children with special needs

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

    little-lights-yogaAttention Lowcountry parents of children with special needs.

    Interested in having your child partake in a kids’ yoga therapy class specifically for children with special needs? If so, Jaime Patillo of Little Lights Yoga would love to hear from you. Jaime is looking into teaching such a class, but wants to find out first how much interest exists before starting one.

    Email Jaime at Jaime@littlelightsyoga.com . To find out more about Jaime’s work, read Jaime’s blog by clicking here.

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