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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthernMamas Exclusive Q&A with Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

You asked and baby expert Dr. Brandy Gheesling has answered!

Thank you for submitting your questions to our Pediatric Associates of Savannah Q&A.

Here’s the video of Dr. Gheesling answering questions submitted by readers.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a advertiser

Register now for Savannah United Fall Soccer 2018

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Savannah United Fall 2018 Youth Soccer Team

Let Savannah United help build a sense of teamwork, sportsmanship & self-esteem for your child.

Register now for Fall 2018 youth soccer with Savannah United. You’ll be happy you did.

Savannah United is now accepting applications for their Fall 2018 Early Goals, Micro, and Recreational Soccer Programs.

Recreational teams do not require tryouts, but they are a great place for any soccer enthusiast to develop their skills and enjoy the game. The registration deadline is Aug. 23, 2018.


2018 Fall Early Goals

Registration for the Early Goals Program is open to players at least 30 months old to 4U (born between 3/15/2016 – 1/1/2015).

Registration Deadline: Aug. 23, 2018.
Season Dates: Sep 15, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018
Cost: $80 Registration Fee



2018 Fall Micro Soccer Program

Registration for the 6U Program is open for players born in 2014 and 2013.
Registration for the 8U Program is open for players born in 2012 and 2011.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 23, 2018.
Season Dates: Sep 8, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018
Cost: $90 Registration Fee



Savannah United Fall Soccer 2018 youth

2018 Fall Recreational Soccer

Registration for the 10U Program is for players born in 2009 and 2010.
Registration for the 12U Program is for players born in 2007 and 2008.
Registration for the 14U Program is for players born in 2005 and 2006.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 23, 2018
Draft Day: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018
Practices Begins: Sept. 4, 2018

First Games: Saturday, September 15, 2018

End of Season Tournament Festival: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cost: $100 Registration Fee



For registration information visit:

For more information, contact Melissa Yao Hille at 912.398.2882 or

Savannah United,, 702 Mall Blvd Suite C, Savannah, 31406, tel 912-691-2472, email On Facebook here. Savannah United is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

Free talk & book signing by bestselling young adult author Kwame Alexander

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Kwame Alexander Savannah august free 2018

Join New York Times-bestselling author and 2015 Newbery Medal recipient Kwame Alexander for a jam session! This program is ideal for teachers and educators who want to motivate students, get excited about literacy, and inspire a new love of reading and writing.

The event is free and open to the public.
A book signing will follow.

The Write Thing
Wed. Aug. 22 @ 5-6PM
Southwest Chatham Library, Savannah
14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

Kwame believes that poetry can change the world and he uses it to empower young people.

FREE Constitution Day @ Georgia Historical Society Research Center, Savannah

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Constitution Day Savannah Georgia History

Bring the kids to the Georgia Historical Society Research Center in Savannah for a free Constitution Day event, Mon. Sept. 17 2018, 9AM-6PM.

This event is free & open to the public.

The Research Center will have a variety of unique artifacts on display relating to Colonial Georgia and the U.S. Constitution. These one-of-a-kind materials tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of our nation.

The items on display will include the Abraham Baldwin draft copy of Constitution. Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution is one of the national treasures of the Georgia Historical Society collection. This document is one of only a few still in existence and includes handwritten margin notes made by Baldwin, one of the Georgia signers of the Constitution of 1787.

GHS Research Center
501 Whitaker Street
Savannah, Georgia


Savannah tutoring: Sylvan Learning of Savannah for homework help in math, reading, writing, test prep

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Sylvan Homework Support Savannah tutoring

Let Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah help your child with homework support.

Sylvan offers homework support tutoring in math, reading, writing, test prep & study skills.

Build confidence. Reduce stress. Develop better study habits.

Cost: 8 hours per month for $199.

Learn more here. 


Sylvan Math Tutoring Savannah

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah discount: All math programs are just $25 per hour

Math Discount @  Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Math tutoring: Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah is offering a math special: all math programs are just $25 per hour, including MAP prep & Eureka. Get your child test-ready today.

Questions? Call 912.355.2267.


About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

Call 912-355-2267 or email

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

(Savannah physical therapists) Stacey McKenzie @ Optim Therapy on Pelvic Health & Wellness

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Optim Health Therapy Savannah

Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist Optim Therapy in Savannah

The following is a guest post for by Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist
Optim Therapy in Savannah
Pelvic Health & Wellness Program

Your pelvic floor muscles are very important.  They support your internal organs, give you urinary and fecal continence, and help to stabilize your core.  So why don’t we hear about exercise programs for the pelvic floor? Just like your other muscles, you need to work on getting them stronger.

Let’s use our bicep muscle as an example.  When you bend your arm, your bicep muscle has to contract (or shorten) and this will lift your arm.  If you couldn’t lift your arm or you had pain, you’d be very concerned, right?

Can your pelvic floor muscles contract through their full range of motion?  Are you leaking urine or having pain in your pelvic region? It could mean your pelvic floor muscles might not be strong enough or you might not be firing them properly.  As a pelvic floor therapist, I can examine you and teach you the proper way to fire your pelvic floor muscles.

Besides being able to contract a muscle, you also have to be able to relax it.  Going back to the bicep muscle example, for you to be able to straighten your elbow all of the way, the bicep muscle has to relax.  If there are any tight parts in the bicep muscle, it may hurt to straighten your arm or it may feel tight. These restrictions can lead to pain, altered movement, and further dysfunction.   

Your pelvic floor muscles are just like any other muscle in your body.  They have to be able to fully contract and fully relax. The overall tone and mobility of the muscles cannot be hindered or this could lead to dysfunction (i.e. urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, etc.).

At your first visit to Optim Therapy’s Pelvic Health & Wellness Program, I’ll meet with you for an evaluation in a private, closed-door environment. We’ll talk one-on-one and go over all your treatment options.


Optim Therapy recently launched their Pelvic Health & Wellness Program and Physical Therapist Stacey McKenzie can work with you one-on-one to make sure you are successfully activating your pelvic floor.  It can be accomplished in as little as one visit.

Stacey is one of Optim Therapy’s dedicated therapy professionals, all of whom utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to providing patients with the best treatments and outcomes. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Armstrong Atlantic State University and says that the most rewarding aspect of being a therapist is making people feel and move better.

If you are interested in improving your pelvic health, please talk to your personal physician about a referral to physical therapy. If you have any questions, or need help with a referral, feel free to contact Stacey directly at 644-5333.

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FREE Adult Workout Saturday & Kids’ Class @ CrossFit Hyperformance Athletics, Savannah

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Crossfit kids Savannah

This Sat. Aug. 4 2018 is FREE First Saturday Friend Fest at Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah.

You are invited to sweat and laugh with Cross Hyperformance for free this Saturday morning at 9AM at Hyperformance Athletics.

It only happens once a month so make sure to set your reminder, alarm, or device, or whatever you depend on :)

All fitness levels are welcome and Crossfit would love to see you there!

(Yes, of course you can bring a friend too.)



There will be a kids’ class immediately following at 10:15AM for rising 1st – 5th grade students

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a advertiser 


Savannah Childcare: Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center Now Enrolling

Monday, July 30th, 2018

YMCA Coastal Georgia Savannah Childcare

Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center in Savannah is now enrolling!

Come learn, grow and explore at the Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center

With programs for children age 6-weeks to Pre-K, the center is now welcoming new students in limited open spaces.

Students @ the Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center learn through exploration and play in a fun, safe environment!

For more information or to visit, contact Adrienne Arkwright at 912.721.3098 or

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Pediatric Dentists in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Make those dentist appointments now before the busy Fall season starts.

Here are some pediatric dentists in Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill who make going to the dentist fun for kids.

surfside kids pediatric dentistry richmond Hill savannah dentists  

Surfside Kids Pediatric Dentistry 

Looking for a pediatric dentist in Richmond Hill or Brunswick?

Surfside Kids Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to the special physical and psychological dental needs of infants, children, young adults, and those with special needs in Richmond Hill & Brunswick Ga.

Surfside Kids’ friendly & compassionate staff is committed to maintaining a fun, stress-free environment & to making your child feel at home or even on SURFSIDE vacation.

Learn more here. 

Surfside Kids Pediatric Dentistry has two convenient locations:

*256 Scranton Connector, STE 110 Brunswick,GA 31525
*135 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Surfside Kids Pediatric Dentistry; 912.715.SURF; Follow on Instagram here & on Facebook here. 
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Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah is a new state-of-the-art pediatric dentist practice, conveniently located in midtown Savannah.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile. Learn more about Dr. Krista here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry offers in-office oral sedation and accepts most insurance plans.

Dr. Krista and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry,, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a advertiser


Pooler Pediatric Dentistry dentists pediatric Savannah

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry

Did you know that your child’s first dental visit should be by age one?

The office at Pooler Pediatric Dentistry  is specially designed with children in mind with video games and ceiling-mounted TVs and a friendly staff who enjoy working with younger patients! They even offer sedation for those children that are too young or nervous to otherwise complete treatment.

Let Pooler Pediatric Dentistry show your child how fun a trip to the dentist can be!

Dr. Carla G. Stappenbeck is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Maryland and a certificate from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is excited to be serving Chatham and the surrounding counties.

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry
120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500
Pooler, GA 31322

Why choose a pediatric dentist versus a general dentist who treats children?

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Carla has an extra two years of specialized training (residency) after dental school and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years, including those with special health care needs. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, she has voluntarily undergone vigorous written and oral exams, which demonstrate specialized knowledge and skill. In order to maintain her certification, she must complete yearly continuing education requirements to stay up-to-date with developments in both technology and patient care.

Dr. Carla is fluent in both English and Spanish (Se Habla Español).

Learn more here.

Stay connected by ‘liking’ Pooler Pediatric Dentistry on Facebook here. 

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry,, 120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500 Pooler, 31322, 912-376-9296, email, On Facebook here.     Pooler Pediatric Dentistry is a advertiser 

Things to do with toddlers: Free preview classes of Music Together of Savannah toddler & preschool music program

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Music Together Savannah




Music Together of Savannah is a preschool music studio for children aged 5 months to 5 years. Parents or caregivers attend 45 minute classes once a week for 11 week sessions. A collection of music comes along with your enrollment. Each new session brings new music and there are 9 wonderful Music Together collections in all. A typical class has 10 children and 10 parents, but grandparents and caregivers are welcome. Both parents are also welcome to attend a class.

The following FREE 45-minute classes are offered during August.


Tues. Aug 21 6:30PM FULL
Thurs. Aug 23 9:30AM
Wed. Aug. 29 9:30AM
Tues. Sept.4 6:30PM
Sat. Sept 8 9:30AM

FREE month of Kindermusik Savannah classes for 8 toddlers in August

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Free Kindermusik Savannah toddlers

Only a few openings left for Kindermusik Savannah  Thursday toddler class, starting Aug. 9 2018 @ 10AM.

If you have a 2-3 year old and would love to experience a whole month of Kindermusik for FREE, this is your chance.

Spaces are almost filled…enroll online today. Enroll at

Affordable Family Jam Night 

Family Jam Night is THIS Sat. August 4, at 6:15PM.

Only $10 for the entire family, regardless of how many 0-7 year olds you have.

Come join Kindermusik Savannah  for a magical evening of music, movement, instruments, smiles and more at Kindermusik with 88 Keys!

Enroll at

Kindermusik Savannah,,  email or, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a advertiser

Savannah gyms for toddlers: Parent & Me playdates & new Mother’s Morning Out program @ Savannah Sharks

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Savannah Sharks gym parent me playdates

Parent & Me Playdates

Savannah Sharks in Savannah offers Parent & Me playdates Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, 10:30AM-Noon.

For crawlers to age 4. Cost: $8 per day.  Siblings are free. Learn more here. 


New Mother’s Morning-Out Program

Tuesday & Thursdays 9AM-1PM for ages 16 months to 4 years old, starting Sept. 4 2018.

Cost: $165 per month. Call (912) 335-2234.


Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404
(912) 335-2234

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Savannah preschools/pre-K: Open Enrollment @ The Children’s School @ St. John’s Church

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Savannah preschools pre-K St. John's

The Children’s School @ St. John’s Church in Savannah is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year for children ages 12 months through 5 years.

The Children’s School is a non-profit organization dedicated to the social,spiritual and intellectual needs of young children.

2, 3, and 5-day week programs, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Nurturing professional teaching staff
  • Bright, spacious classrooms with latest learning aids and equipment
  • Individualized lessons to reach the needs of each student
  • Weekly chapel, music, art, and science programs provided for all ages
  • Summer Programs Offered

For more information, please call the school at 912.232.1225 or email On Facebook here.

School’s Philosophy

The Children’s School at St. John’s Church is committed to providing a Christian environment for young children. The school’s teachers believe that each child should develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in order to be a well-rounded individual. The primary goal of the school is to develop children who are confident, motivated, creative, and eager to learn.

School’s Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to develop a foundation for future learning. The program recognizes the individual growth and development of each child and provides stimulating and challenging activities that enhance fine and gross motor skills. The Children’s School strives to create an atmosphere of excitement for learning in a carefully structured, yet relaxed and safe environment. Chapel, music, art, science and physical education are a part of the program each week. Social skills are emphasized throughout the program.


The Children’s School, 27 W Charlton St. Savannah, 31401
(912) 232-1225, email,, On Facebook here The Children’s School at St. John’s Church is a advertiser 

Preschool Week @ Savannah’s Clay Spot Pottery Summer Camp, Aug. 13-17

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Preschool Week at Savannah's Clay Spot Pottery Camp

Pottery Summer Camp @ Savannah’s Clay Spot includes a special Preschool Week  Aug. 13-17 2018 FOR AGES 3-5.

This is a unique opportunity for children to work as actual artist in a professional ceramic studio.

Camp is held Monday-Friday
$170 includes all supplies

Details here. 

Register online here. 

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

Savannah’s Clay Spot,, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail

Tumbling Classes @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

tumbling classes Savannah Crowned Elite Athletics

Crowned Elite Athletics offers a wide variety of classes including tumbling, flight, coed stunting, jumps and flexibility in their Savannah gym.

Tumbling and stunting are a huge aspects of cheerleading, especially at the competitive level (High/Middle School & All-Star).

These classes are also a great way to get started with competitive, game day and other types of cheerleading. These classes also a great way to build self confidence, body control, and physical fitness.

Crowned Elite Athletics offers a variety of classes for children age 4 and older, ranging from very basic to advanced levels.

Work with Crowned Elite’s amazing staff of former all star and collegiate cheerleaders, along with several gymnastic coaches, to learn the skills necessary to progress to the next level. Crowned Elite’s tumbling coaches are USASF Certified Levels 1-5.

New to Crowed Elite Athletics gym? Come in for a FREE trial class. (available to new members)

Tumbling classes begin in August 2018. Learn more and register here. 

Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719,, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a advertiser

(Hilton Head Kids’ Events) FREE Family Nights @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Free Family Fun Night Hilton Head Is. Kids Activities

FREE Family Fun Nights @   The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. 

First Friday of the Month
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head for  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights
Fri. Oct. 5, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a advertiser