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La Dee Da Children’s Boutique end-of-the-year clearance sale

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

 La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is holding their end of the year clearance sale! 40%-60% off all retail footwear, apparel, accessories and gifts now through January 6th!

La Dee Da needs to make room for their gorgeous new spring inventory. So now is the time to save on brands like Bailey Boys, Letop, Mudpie, Anavini, Claire & Charlie, Lajenn’s, See Kai Run, Rileyroo’s, Stephen Joseph and much much more!

Kids are fun and unique and their style should reflect that. Visit us today to see why more moms and grandmoms choose La Dee Da. For more information call 912.295.5470 or find La Dee Da on Facebook here!

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is at 135 Goshen Road Extension in Goshen Park right on Hwy 21 in Rincon, For more info call 912.295.5470, visit or like the boutique on Facebook here! La Dee Da Children’s Boutique looks forward to serving you and your child. La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is a advertiser

End-of-the-year portrait special from LeeAnn Ritch Photography

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Book a session this week with Savannah photographer LeeAnn Ritch & you will get TWO sessions with CDs for $600 or one session for $350 with a CD.

The Savannah family portrait photographer and mother of two specializes in newborn, baby, child, and family photography. LeeAnn is known for shooting warm, candid portraits like these pictured here.

Check out more of her work by clicking here.

Click here to book a session.

Be sure to mention SouthernMamas to take advantage of the end-of-the-year special.

To follow LeeAnn Ritch’s work and stay updated on her specials, be sure to “like” her Facebook page by clicking here.

LeeAnn Ritch Photography, 912.308.9327 or email , LeeAnn Ritch Photography is a sponsor

See Winter from “Dolphin Tale” in Clearwater, Fla.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This holiday break, we trekked to Clearwater Marine Aquarium just outside of Tampa, Fla. see the movie star dolphin Winter from the hit kids’ movie “Dolphin Tale.” It was well worth the trip!

The movie “Dolphin Tale’’ made the aquarium famous by telling the story of one of the patients there, Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. The story really resonates with kids, especially those with disabilities. 

When Winter was rescued from a crab trap off the east coast of Florida, her tail was seriously damaged. She was taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and cared for by a team of specialists.

Winter’s injured tail fell off, causing her to swim with a side-to-side motion like a fish instead of an up-and-down motion like a dolphin. That unusual swimming motion began to seriously damage her spine.

Experts from a company that makes prosthetics for humans heard about Winter and decided to help by making her a prosthetic tail.

The impact of the movie has been dramatic. Projected annual attendance to the aquarium has mushroomed from about 180,000 to 500,000.

Read more about our visit here. To plan your visit to see Winter, click here.

Deadline approaching to enter to win jogging stroller from Savannah Baby

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The drawing for the Baby Jogger City Elite is noon Fri. Dec. 30 at Savannah Baby Co.. Facebook fans must also come into the store to register.

Savannah Baby Co. is giving away a Baby Jogger City Elite, valued at $399!

Here is how it works: Like Savannah Baby Co on Facebook by clicking here and come into their store at 5301 Paulsen St., Savannah to register. No purchase necessary.

This Friday, Savannah Baby Co. will draw a winner. For every person that registers, Savannah Baby Co. will give $1 to CURE Childhood Cancer! Help Savannah Baby Co. help CURE Childhood Cancer

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen at the corner of Paulsen St and 69th in the Medical Arts neighborhood, Monday-Friday, 10-6. Saturday 10-4. 912-480-0212,, Savannah Baby Company is a advertiser

Kids’ Activities in Savannah & the Lowcountry during holiday break Dec. 23-Jan. 2

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Happy Holidays, readers.

For a complete listing of all the kid-friendly shows, classes, activities happening during holiday break in Savannah & Hilton Head Is., please visit the Events Calendar by clicking here. Enjoy!

Look for our weekly e-letter to arrive in your email on Mon. Dec. 26. If not a subscriber to the free weekly e-letter, sign up in the left sidebar.

For the guide to best home holiday lights displays in Savannah & beyond (including those fun computerized lights that flash off and on in sync to music), click here.

Don’t forget to enter to win the current giveaway: four tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash coming Thu. JAN. 19 – Sun. JAN. 22 to Savannah Civic Center. To enter to win, click here.

Tots Music Class at Ms. Amy’s School of Music, Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ms. Amy’s School of Music schedule of classes has something for everyone. You can start your session any week, including this one!

10-10:45 AM Wednesdays: parent-and-me classes for toddlers
A joyful first music experience. Children, siblings, and adults will share in a music making program of rhythms, active movement games and singing. Come for the nurturing environment where an energetic connection is drawn between music and imagination. Meet others and learn some fascinating music activities that can be re-created at home.

10-10:45 AM Saturdays: Toddler classes
9-9:45 AM Saturdays: Musical beans class.
Enjoy playing simple, physical music games with your baby! Help babies develop musical skills, understand speech patterns, and movement skills. Through musical activities we stimulate baby’s brain development, build coordination, moterskills, enhance language, and problem solving skills. Most importantly, nurture a strong, secure, and loving bond between you and your baby.
11-11:45 AM Wednesdays: For that fun age between toddler and preschool!
This is an artistically conceived flow of songs, nursery rhymes, instrumental jam sessions, and movement activities that will keep your little music maker involved. This class is designed to support children’s developing competence in tonality and rhythm and have fun.

More details here.

Music with Mar music & movement class, Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Music with Mar. is for children ages 6 months-6 years old and a parent/caregiver. Savannah classes are taught by Carlyle Dorroh, a warm and personable mother-of-three with a BA in psychology, Masters in Education and over 12 years in the field of education as a teacher and school director/principal.

Classes will meet at 11 AM each Friday (starting Sept 16th). One aspect that makes Music with Mar. so unique is there’s no registration, no set sessions and all ages sing and learn together. (Great for families with multiple children!). Classes run continuously and families are encouraged to come whenever they can. Program founder, Mar. Harmon, is dedicated to offer a fabulous, developmentally appropriate, fun music and movement class for children at a very affordable price for families. Cost is $7/class per family (up to 4 children) or a block of 5 classes (to be used any time during a 4 month period) is $30.

FREE children’s activities at Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Interpretive Center hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM
Come see the display of the Giant Ground Sloth replica, wildlife exhibits, live reptiles and birding station. Programs listed below meet promptly at the Interpretive Center unless otherwise noted. Programs are free. $5 for parking.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

Wed., Feb. 29:
12 PM Interpretive Center Tour: Join a tour of the museum. See and touch fossils, reptiles, and more!
2 PM Sandpiper Nature Trail Hike: Come for a 1.5-mile walk to learn about native plants and animals that inhabit the marsh.
4 PM Knot Tying: Come learn some handy knots for everyday use.

For more free Feb. kids’ events at Skidaway Is. State Park, click here. For more information, call Skidaway State Park at (912) 598-2300.

New Years Special at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, Richmond Hill

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

New Years Special at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill!
Enroll for two consecutive months and receive the third month at ½ price. Enroll online at . Visit Mommy & Me Play and Fitness Facebook page here for videos and pictures of classes!

Must enroll by January 31, 2012. No refunds for missed sessions.
Only 1 make up class allowed per paid month.

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness
2252 Hwy 17 (Pig-a-Dilly Plaza behind Augie’s)
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
YouTube: mommyandmeplayandfit
Facebook: mommy & me play and fitness

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness,, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a advertiser.

Donate to help end hunger in Savannah

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah Children’s Art Classes start Jan. 2012

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers children art classes as well as girls’ night out adult workshops where you can turn your favorite photograph into a work of art. For more information about sessions, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401. Scribble Art Studio a advertiser.

All American Pressure Cleaning in Savannah offers pressure cleaning special

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Scribble Art Studio art classes, portrait workshops, birthday parties, holiday workshops

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah now has a new class schedule available! Please check for further details.

Sign up your son or daughter today and give them the gift of creativity.

Portrait workshops make a unique, fun gift for the holidays as well as wonderful birthday parties/ladies night out! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Holiday workshops available at a discounted price. Workshops are 2hours, include all supplies and light refreshments. You can drop off your child while you get some holiday shopping done.

Contact Carrie Christian at 912.323.0123 or email 

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers children art classes as well as girls’ night out adult workshops where you can turn your favorite photograph into a work of art. For more information about sessions, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401. Scribble Art Studio a advertiser.

First Day Hikes at various Georgia State Parks

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

“First Day Hikes” Help Start the New Year with a Healthy Heart

Georgia’s State Parks host 12 New Year’s Day Hikes across the state, inviting families and friends to start the New Year with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to healthy living.

In Georgia, a dozen state parks have planned guided hikes where people can connect with nature and even re-connect with each other. The nationwide event is sponsored by America’s State Parks, with New Year’s Day hikes being led in all 50 states.

Kicking off the New Year with an invigorating hike fits into the mission of the Georgia State Parks Tons of Fun Initiative: to encourage citizens to lead healthier lifestyles through outdoor recreation. The website includes exercise ideas, healthy recipes, nutritionist and personal trainer advice, and more.

A list of all ranger-led hikes on New Year’s Day can be found here, and the entire calendar of events can be found at Families may want to call ahead to make sure hikes are suitable for the youngest family members.

To see the various First-Day Hikes in Georgia’s State Parks held on New Year’s Day 2012, click here.

Register now for Spring 2012 Kindermusik parent-and-me sessions for children ages 0-7, Savannah

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Attention Families of Children Ages 0-7.

There’s still time to register for Spring 2012 early childhood music Kindermusik classes. The locally-based Kindermusik has wonderful assortment of musical adventures for you and your children in Savannah, Wilmington Is. & Richmond Hill.

You can join at any time and tuition is prorated!

Swing, sway, laugh, and play! Kindermusik is the #1 music and movement program for children newborn to age seven. For over 30 years we’ve helped children learn and grow in the Kindermusik classroom. As a parent, Kindermusik will strengthen the bond you’re developing with your child and give you tools to bring all kinds of learning home. Kindermusik classes are led by skilled, licensed educators, and our research-based programs will enhance your child’s development while instilling a lifelong love of music.

Classes include:

For the babies (ages 0-20 months): “Cock-A-Doodle-Moo” and “Dew Drops”. Cock a doodle MOO!! takes your little one on an adventure on a tractor through the farm, and all around town to meet many different animals. Dew Drops is a lovely curriculum, complete with Celtic music and Irish dances. Be ready to tap, bounce and fly together with your baby! This class is offered in Savannah, Wilmington Island and Richmond Hill. Class limit: 12 babies.

For the toddlers (ages 1.5-3.5 years): Hang on to your seats for “Away We Go!”. Experience life on a train, rocketship, submarine, boat and airplane as seen through the eyes of your active toddler. Hear the swish swish of the canoe paddles on the water, and fly up in the sky on human airplanes. This class is offered in Savannah, Wilmington Island and Richmond Hill. Class limit: 12 toddlers.

For preschoolers (ages 3 to 5 years): “Imagine That!” on Saturday mornings. The session is called “Toys I make, Trips I take”. Think of it like taking a course inside a child’s imagination. The class will use the theme of a toy shop to make pretend-creations, using rhythm and songs with every imaginary saw, hammer and nail. The result is building the preschooler’s sense of a sequence of events, which is good for storytelling, as well as making his ideas a reality. This class is only offered in Savannah on Saturday mornings. Class limit: 10 preschoolers.

For hearing babies ages 6-36 months: “Sign and Sing – Units A and B”. From the moment you as a parent meet that little one, there is a strong desire to understand. What is he thinking? Is he hungry, tired, too cold, content? Early on, every baby also has an innate desire to communicate. A Kindermusik Sign & Sing class (developed by Signing Smart)  gives parents the tools and knowledge to communicate with their babies using American Sign Language. Through songs and play, both parents and babies learn signs for words like ‘mommy’ and ‘eat’ and as well as practical signs like ‘more,’ ‘milk,’ and when he’s ‘all done.’ This research-proven signing class for hearing children speeds language development, eases frustration and enhances long-term learning abilities. This class is only offering in Savannah on Monday mornings. Class limit: 12 children.

Online registration is now available at  (click on the Kindermusik link at the bottom of the home page). Sibling discounts are automatically entered when you sign up online. All classes begin the week of Jan. 22, 2012 and go through mid-May, 2012. All classes are 15 weeks long, except for Sign and Sing, which runs 10 weeks.

Please feel free to contact Kindermusick with any questions. Share this info with out-of-town relatives or grandparents, as Kindermusik is happy to provide “Kindermusik semester” gift certificates all year round. Give the gift of music; the gift that they’ll never outgrow!

Marina Lindblom, 88 KEYS PIANO/Kindermusik, 912.988.KEYS (5397), email, . Kindermusik is a advertiser.

Giveaway: a family four pack of tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

UPDATE: Winner is Christina Muir! Congratulations!!! is giving away a family four pack of tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash coming Thu. JAN. 19 – Sun. JAN. 22 to Savannah Civic Center.

To enter to win, “like” SouthernMamas on Facebook here and then answer this question on our wall: In what fun way is your life (with the holidays, school break, young children etc) a little like a circus? We’ll pick a winner’s name and announce it here Jan. 9. Deadline to enter is Sun. Jan. 8!

$10 per ticket!
Thu. JAN. 19 at the 7:30 PM performance.
(Excludes VIP and VIP Floor Seats seats. No double discounts. Cannot be used for prior purchases or group sales orders. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply.)

CLICK HERE to purchase.
Use customer code: Z5655
To order tickets by phone, call (800) 351-7469 or (912) 651-6556.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Barnum Bash introduces the Ringling Bros.® Ringlettes, who are the stylish hosts of the swankiest circus party in town. The Ringlettes are ready to invite Children of All Ages in on the hippest circus spectacular that The Greatest Show On Earth®has ever produced!

The fun begins as soon as the audience enters Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash with a rockin’ Pre-show party happening directly on the arena floor an hour before the show, free with your ticket. Party goers can learn fresh dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean, style in glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, meet and take photos with circus stars, and even step behind the curtain for an exclusive backstage experience which includes an up-close look at the most exotic animal menagerie only at Barnum Bash.

Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash has assembled the most amazing international acts including Dimitri the Strong Man, Motorcycle Mania, Epic Asian Elephants, Wheel of Steel, and Hand Balancers. All are tricked-out for the circus party and ready to perform wild feats of wonders and strength, to contemporary pop music and in 21st century Barnum style. Everyone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown, who just wants to be part of the fun. Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash is all the rage with outlandish thrills, hilarliarous high-jinks and majestic animals, but can Anton with his non-stop laughable antics persuade us all that there’s not just one right way to party!?!

BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION THAN EVER BEFORE! Purchase a VIP Floor Seat and watch as the show unfolds all around you!

Arrive an hour early for the All Access Pre-Show
FREE with your ticket!

CLICK HERE to visit the official Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Store before you go to The Greatest Show On Earth. Get all your official and exclusive Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey merchandise here today!

Regular Ticket Prices
$35.00 VIP Floor Seats • $29.00 VIP • $20.00