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Take the Ring Ready Fitness Challenge with Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, Savannah

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Ring Ready Challenge Byrd's Korean Martial Arts Savannah TAKE THE RING READY FITNESS CHALLENGE

Get ready to make 2017 your best year ever! Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts in Savannah is passionate about helping people get stronger, in great shape, and ring ready for life.

Their Ring Ready fitness challenge is a program that encompasses self-defense training, fitness, and motivation. It will get you “ring ready” for whatever life throws at you.

The program runs for 6 weeks. Early bird registrants get 50% off and includes free gloves and a team uniform or T-shirt. Use the promo code “RING READY” at checkout. Let’s do this! Click here to register now and save.

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts
912-898-0406
byrdsmartialarts.com

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, 4717 East Highway 80 Suite A next to Publix, Whitemarsh Is. Savannah, (912) 898-0406 www.savannahafterschool.com, On Facebook here. Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

10% off all cosmetic services & products @ Low Country Dermatology, Savannah

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Savannah Dermatologists Skincare SkincancerEnjoy discounts at Low Country Dermatology in Savannah.

Low Country Dermatology is offering their patients 10% off all cosmetic services and products  through Dec 31. Call today to make an appointment: (912) 354-1018

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY

Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

Low Country Dermatology, 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406, lcderm.com (912) 354-1018 Low Country Dermatology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Give gift of safer beauty this holiday season with Beautycounter toxic-free products in Savannah

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Beautycounter safe toxic free Savannah There is still time to give the gift of safer and better beauty this holiday season! Beautycounter never uses approximately 1,500 ingredients in their products that are harmful or questionable to human health-all while producing desired results! Let Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe help you select the perfect gift for your family, friends, co-workers and teachers! Holiday gift sets are available for everyone on your holiday list!

Plus, place an order by December 9th and you will receive a free Beautycounter product!

To learn more about Beautycounter’s mission and products, connect with Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe here and on Facebook here . She can help you select safer products for you and your family.

Contact me and peruse all products at beautycounter.com/andreatowe

Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah occupational therapist: Improving a child’s messy handwriting may require therapy

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Physical Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Savannah Pooler Handwriting Help

By Megan Valdivieso, an occupational therapist with The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices.

You may think your child’s messy handwriting will naturally improve with time and practice. But producing legible, neat handwriting often requires skilled intervention with an occupational therapist.

Handwriting is impacted by several hand skills, including hand strength and endurance, fine motor coordination, and pencil grasp. Your child’s core strength and postural stability can also play a role.

Eye-hand coordination, visual memory and visual perceptual skills also can affect handwriting. Without refined visual skills, your child will have difficulty copying off the board, recalling a visual image from memory or writing on lined paper.

Occupational therapists often take a multisensory approach to helping children improve their handwriting. This reinforces learning and allows the child’s nervous system to integrate information efficiently. They may use scented markers, shaving cream and chalk to motivate a child who struggles with traditional paper and pencil activities.

If your child’s handwriting is a problem, talk to your pediatrician about a referral to an occupational therapist. Addressing the problem early improves your child’s chances of achieving successful handwriting skills.

Megan Valdivieso is an occupational therapist with The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center (rehabinstitute.memorialhealth.com). She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices. Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free spinal screenings, infant CPR with Bright Life Chiropractic, Savannah

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Spinal Screenings Savannah babies Bright Life Chiropractic Savannah You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting Sat. Nov. 12 2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Free spinal screenings by Bright Life Chiropractic plus free infant CPR/First Aid.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Nov. 12 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic, www.brightlifechiropractic.com, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Trail of Hope Pajama Run to support adoption @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Nov. 12

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

PJs race Skidaway Is. State Park Trail of Hope 2016

Pajama Run…Pajamas not required, but highly encouraged!

The 7th annual Trail of Hope 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot on Sat. Nov. 12 – presented by Dentistry for Children and Adolescents – benefits the non-profit organization Covenant Care Adoption Services. It is a ministry for women who experience unplanned pregnancies.

In 27 years of non-profit adoption ministry, Covenant Care has served nearly 6,000 pregnant women and built over 550 families through adoption.

Some of the women choose to parent and some choose to place their children for adoption through Covenant Care, but either way, the organization provides support and long-term counseling at no cost to the women.

Come support the work of adoption!

Even if you aren’t a runner you can be part of the event as a walker or through donations. Please visit www.AdoptSavannah.com or www.CovenantCareAdoptions.com to learn more.

Strollers are allowed at the back of the 1 Mile race pack.
5k is timed, 1 mile and Tot Trot are not timed.
No bikes or pets, please.

Register

Register for the race online here. 

For more info

Questions can be directed to Race Director Megan Sullivan at MeganSullivan84@gmail.com.

Sat. Nov. 12 at 9-11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Ga 31411

Learn more here. 

Free classes, treats @ Pure Barre of Savannah 4th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Pure Barre Savannah free classes birthday celebration

Pure Barre Savannah 4th Anniversary Celebration, Nov. 1

You’re invited to come celebrate Pure Barre of Savannah’s fourth anniversary. Enjoy free classes, raffles, treats plus retail up to 40% off on Tues. Nov. 1.

Anniversary package specials
4 classes for $44
3 months unlimited for $444
12 months auto $144/month

pure barre savannah
5521 abercorn st. across from Twelve Oaks Shopping Center (Publix)
suite #500
savannah, ga 31405
912.665.1129
savannah@purebarre.com

Pure Barre Savannah, purebarre.com/ga-savannah/,  5521 abercorn st., savannah, 31405 On Facebook here. On Instagram here. Pure Barre Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Beautycounter toxic-free products available in Savannah

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Beautycounter Savannah Environmental Working Group

Safer CAN be beautiful.

Beautycounter, a partner of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), formulates safe, beautiful, high-performance products without using toxic ingredients that could potentially be harmful to human health. The Company is on a mission to transform the personal care industry by upholding the strictest ingredient standards and advocating for legislative change to push the entire industry to a healthier place.

At Beautycounter, they’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients, setting a new health and safety standard—all while ensuring their products perform. Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. To that end, they’ve created extensive skin and body care lines, a collection of makeup, a kids and baby line, a sun protection line, and the Rejuvenating Line, which reduces the signs of aging.

Learn more

To learn more about Beautycounter’s mission and products, connect with Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe here and on Facebook here . She can help you select safer products for you and your family.

Holiday gift sets are now available as well!

Additionally, enroll as a Beautycounter Band of Beauty member by October 31st and receive your FREE gift of choice: Sugar scrub, cleansing balm, kids’ shampoo, or sunscreen.

Upcoming Beautycounter events in Savannah will be posted within the next few weeks.

Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Speech/language pathologists for children in Savannah & Pooler

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Speech therapy Savannah Memorial Health University Medical Center

speech Savannah /language pathologist Early Detection of Speech and Language Disorders
By Julie Burch, speech/language pathologist @ The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center.

Does your preschooler’s language skills lag behind his peers or siblings? Does she throw tantrums or get frustrated over an inability to communicate verbally? Do others have trouble understanding your child’s speech?

If you answered yes to any of these, your child may have a speech/language disorder. A certified speech/language pathologist can evaluate your child and recommend a plan of action. Early intervention is the key to preventing difficulties in learning later on.

If your child exhibits any of these red flags, ask your pediatrician for a referral to a speech/language pathologist for further evaluation:

Doesn’t smile or interact with others (birth-3 months)
Makes few sounds (7-12 months)
Doesn’t understand what others say (7 months-2 years)
Doesn’t put words together to make sentences (1-1/2-2 years)
Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2-3 years)

Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Julie Burch is a speech/language pathologist at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center (rehabinstitute.memorialhealth.com). She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices. Memorial is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Lice treatment center opening soon in Savannah

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

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We’re excited to let y’all know that professional head lice treatment is coming to Savannah!

(Please note your scalp will start itching as you read this post but that does not mean you have lice. It is a known and inexplicable fact that every time you think or talk about lice, even if you yourself are not infected, your scalp will immediately itch so that it becomes impossible for lice-free adults to have a serious conversation about the subject without scratching their own scalps repeatedly.)

Fresh Heads Lice Treatment Center in Jacksonville & Orlando Fla. plans to open a treatment center in Savannah Jan. 1 2017 – just in time for that season of kids’ sharing hats, blankets & scarves.

(Scalp itching, yet?)

Fresh Heads uses the AirAllé™ Device – an FDA-cleared medical device that kills lice and eggs through dehydration. This is a revolutionary alternative to treating head lice with pesticides, herbal lice remedies, suffocation products or lice combs. The device kills lice and eggs through a specific combination of temperature, airflow, time and technique.

Fresh Heads uses an FDA approved device – which resembles part vacuum cleaner, part hairdryer – that blows out warm air to seek and destroy lice and their eggs.

Learn more about Fresh Heads lice treatment methods here. 

Pure Barre Savannah deal: 5 weeks of unlimited classes for $99

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Pure Barre Savannah discount

Pure Barre Savannah Special

New Clients are eligible for 5 weeks of unlimited classes for only $99!* Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body.

In just 55 minute, you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms.

The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up!

(Savannah location only*)

pure barre savannah
5521 abercorn st. across from Twelve Oaks Shopping Center (Publix)
suite #500
savannah, ga 31405
912.665.1129
savannah@purebarre.com

Pure Barre Savannah, purebarre.com/ga-savannah/,  5521 abercorn st., savannah, 31405 On Facebook here. On Instagram here. Pure Barre Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

YMCA of Coastal Georgia Heart of Savannah 5K, Sept. 24

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Heart of Savannah 5K YMCA Coastal Georgia

Get active as a family!

Join YMCA of Coastal Georgia in Savannah’s beautiful Forsyth Park for the  27th Annual Heart of Savannah 5K on September 24 2016 at 8 AM!

Come early and the littlest runners can take on the ¼ mile Free Kids Run.

Be sure to stay and party in the park with YMCA of Coastal Georgia following the race.

All are welcome, all proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Register online here. 

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

New outdoor gym @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah outdoor gym

Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah now has an outdoor gym – for all – complete with elliptical, rowing machine & weight lifting equipment.

The new innovative outdoor gym & the six miles of trails make this Georgia state park the ideal spot to workout this fall.

Park Hours: 7AM–10PM

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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FOR MORE FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2016 HERE. 

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Baby classes Pregnant Parents Parenting ClassAttention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 8 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month. The next class is this Thurs. Sept. 1 2016 @ 6PM.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

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

Healthy Me family event @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 3

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Healthy Me Event Savannah Children's Museum Hands-on edible education is coming to the Savannah Children’s Museum this Sept. 3.

Savannah Children’s Museum will host a day of workshops focused on healthy living to kick of their new Health and Wellness initiatives and celebrate becoming a nationally recognized Let’s Move! museum.

The event, called Healthy Me, is Sat  Sept 3, 9AM-2PM at Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Highlights include:

  • The Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah will be on-site with veggie relay races
  • Bowling plus fitness bingo, Grow.Eat.Repeat. will share lessons about composting and using food scraps to create nutrient rich soil for plants.
  • Yogi Palz will have yoga classes promoting health and balance geared for children ages 2.5 to 12 years of age.
  • Healthy Savannah will also be available to provide tips on ways to stay physically fit in our community.

In addition to these partner workshops, Savannah Children’s Museum educators will lead interactive programming at several of the museum exhibits that encourage healthy living and will discuss new programs for the Fall such as Cooking Matters, the Mobile Greenhouse and the Charlie Cart.

Cost 

The Healthy Me Event is included in the cost of museum admission, $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

About Let’s Move Museums and Gardens

Let’s Move is a national initiative, coordinated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to provide opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs.

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah wins garden program grant

Monday, August 15th, 2016

St. Andrew's School Savannah Wilmington Is. Congratulations St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Is. on receiving a grant for a garden program.

St. Andrew’s School was awarded $350 in grant funding from the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation to be utilized for the school’s outdoor learning space & garden project. The learning space, created four years ago, continues to expand into an area where students work & play on a daily basis.

The garden area has been used to grow vegetables for the school’s lunch provider; teach students agriculture concepts; promote good nutrition & exercise. The additional dollars from the GFB Foundation will be used to expand the hands-on learning opportunities across all disciplines.

Additional activities planned for the area include a water wall, a pulley & bucket system, a stone sculpture center plus enhanced seating for classroom discussions.

More about St. Andrew’s School

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Ga. offering the Diploma Program.

The school encourages students age three through grade 12 to go beyond textbooks & classrooms. For more info on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.