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‘Healthy Me’ family event @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 9

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Savannah Children's Museum Healthy Me event 2017 Savannah Children’s Museum will host a day of healthy living & family fun, showcasing of the museum’s many health-wellness programs & community partnerships.

The event called “Healthy Me,” will be Sat. Sept. 9 2017, 10AM-2PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah 31401. It will bring hands-on edible food education to the community. Highlights include gardening & cooking with children; tips on how to incorporate healthy foods into kids’ diets & make exercise & movement a daily activity.

“Healthy Me” will feature Coastal Heritage Society’s Mobile Museum programs, including Charlie Cart, Cooking Matters & Bonnie’s Garden. Savannah Children’s Museum educators will also be leading interactive programming at several of the Savannah Children’s Museum exhibits that encourage fitness.

Community partners will be on-site, including Yogi Palz offering a kids yoga class; Loop It Up Savannah leading activities with food & art; Healthy Savannah sharing about health & wellness; the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah leading activities & crafts.

Win tickets to the museum’s Harry Potter-themed Frogwarts event 

Families are encouraged to participate in the healthy picnic contest at Sugar Beet Bluff, located adjacent to Savannah Children’s Museum. To enter, take a picture of your picnic spread, post on Facebook & tag Savannah Children’s Museum.

Send the photo via Facebook messenger to the Savannah Children’s Museum Facebook page. One lucky family will have the chance to win two tickets to the museum’s Harry Potter-themed Frogwarts event in October!

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

Savannah Children’s Museum 
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, 31401.

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Savannah golf tournament to benefit The Children’s Hospital & The Children’s Miracle Network

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Chip in Fore CMN Children's Miracle Network Savannah 2017

Join Georgia Heritage FCU for a day of golf on Sept. 28, 2017 @ Southbridge Golf Course in Savannah. The 9th annual “Chip in Fore CMN” Golf Tournament supports the Children’s Miracle Network & the Dwaine and Cynthia Willet Children’s Hospital of Savannah.

Through sponsorships & participation, last year’s event raised $20,000 for The Children’s Hospital. Organizers look forward to another successful tournament.

The day will feature:
•18 Holes of golf
•Lunch & Awards Reception
Special Contests include:
•$1 Million Shot
•Hole in One Contest for a Trip to Pebble Beach or $10,000 Cash
•“Guaranteed Winner” Putting Contest for a Carnival Cruise
•Long Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests
•Team prizes

There are two options to play in the tournament: (1) Sign up as a team for $300 (2) Sign up as an individual for $75 (3) In the past, several businesses have provided sponsorships that allowed soldiers, police officers and/or firemen to play golf for free. What a great way to thank our military and first responders for their service, while supporting The Children’s Hospital! If you want to sponsor a team, organizers will contact Hunter AAF, Savannah/Pooler/Richmond Hill/Rincon Police or Fire Departments to fill those slots.

Consider a sponsorship package to support the tournament. All sponsors receive recognition at the event, online and in print media. View sponsorship packages & register online at www.ChipinForeCMN.com.

Donations of cash, gift cards/certificates, golf equipment, rounds of golf, etc. are greatly appreciated for Raffle Prizes. Businesses providing prizes receive recognition at the event & online.

For questions, contact Becky Orsi at (912) 629-4307, borsi@gaheritagefcu.org; or Kelley Hannegan at (912) 629-4304, khannegan@gaheritagefcu.org.

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Savannah pediatric dentists: Meet Dr. Krista Cox Hinchey of Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

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

Meet Dr. Krista Cox Hinchey

Dr. Krista is a board certified pediatric dentist, but first and foremost she is a mom to two little ones. She understands the importance in finding trustworthy healthcare providers to care for your children. She decided to open her own dental practice to fill a need here in the pediatric community of the Lowcountry. Dr. Krista hopes you will put your trust in her and her dental team.

Her new office will emphasize dental disease prevention and education. She will utilize oral conscious sedation as an adjunct for restorative and surgical care when appropriately required. Dr. Krista’s office and dental team are dedicated to providing a comfortable and safe dental home for children of all ages and those with special needs. She is excited about raising her children here and seeing new smiling faces walk through her doors!

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, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah: Give Your Routine a Check-up (First class is free)

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Crossfit kids classes in Savannah Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah offers fitness classes for kids as well as adults.

Kids classes @ Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah . FIRST CLASS IS FREE.

Grades 1-5:  Wednesdays from 3:30-4PM and Saturdays 10:15-10:45AM.

New kids are welcome to come try their first class for free.  Adults are welcome to schedule a free one-on-one coaching appointment.

For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

Message from Jennifer McKenzie, owner of Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah : 

With everyone in back-to-school mode, it’s a great opportunity for Mom and Dad to get back into the groove as well. Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah has got some advice on getting that done. Crossfit Hyperformance has a power word to help you transform your habits.

One of the things we often say after all the summer vacations, eating out, and late nights is “I need to get back into a routine.”

But wait! Before you jump back into the same old stuff, take a minute and consider how some of the routines you have now are helping or hurting you.

You are what you routinely do.

READ THIS ENTIRE POST HERE. 

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

(Savannah obstetricians, gynecologists) SouthCoast Health Welcomes Dr. Sarah Jarrell

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

SouthCoast Health Obstetrics Gynecology Savannah

SouthCoast Health is excited for Sarah C. Jarrell, M.D. to join the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

She will practice at the Candler Hospital Campus location. Dr. Jarrell is passionate for women’s health. Read more here about Dr. Jarrell’s interest in this field and why she followed many of her family members’ footsteps to work in the medical field.

To make an appointment with her, call 912-3554427 or click here.

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Splash & Sprint: Safe Kids Savannah run & swim race, Sept. 16

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Splash and Sprint kids race in Savannah

Safe Kids Savannah will hold Splash and Sprint, a timed swimming and running event presented by Dr. Mark Kamaleson of Optim Orthopedics, Sat. Sept. 16, at the Chatham County Aquatic Center & Lake Mayer in Savannah.

Participants can register online here.

The event is for youth ages 6 to 15 and the top male and female finishers will receive a medal. All participants will receive a ribbon.

The swim & run event is unique to coastal Georgia. The event helps promote water & sports safety & is also a fundraiser for Safe Kids Savannah. Funds raised through Splash & Sprint help to purchase items such as bicycle helmets, child safety seats & life jackets that can be distributed throughout local communities.

Packet pick-up will take place on Fri. Sept. 15, 4-7PM @ the Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Drive.

For more information about Splash and Sprint, email cjchasta@chathamcounty.org or click here.

Savannah therapists: Brock Counseling Savannah specializes in Play Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Play therapy brock counseling SavannahIt’s time for peace of mind.

Brock Counseling in Savannah provides outpatient mental health services, offering both traditional and evidence-based alternative treatment options for a variety of psychological issues.

Beth Brock LCSW, RPT-S is Savannah’s only certified practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is used with such problems as trauma, phobias, addiction, anxiety, depression and stress.

In addition to these specialized services, Beth also offers Play Therapy for children age 2 and older as well as an array of traditional therapy methods.

Learn more about Brock Counseling here.

Brock Counseling, 785 King Georgia Blvd., Suite A, Savannah, 31419, 912-303-7599, email bethbrock65@gmail.com, 
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Savannah pediatric dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Monday, July 24th, 2017

 

Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

We’re excited to tell you about 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, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Best Savannah pediatricians: Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers same day checkups for back-to-schoolers

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Savannah pediatrician searching?

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, PC  offers same day checkups. As the back to school panic hits this summer, for the next few weeks, Pediatric Associates of Savannah will be making extra availability for same day checkups for the back-to-schoolers.

Those who need their EED forms, shots, and sports physicals ASAP? Come to YOUR pediatric practice.

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

Influencing Your Kids Fitness by Influencing Your Own (Crossfit kids classes in Savannah)

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Crossfit kids classes Savannah free Hyperformance Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah offers fitness classes for kids as well as adults.

Kids classes beginning July 31 2017 (no classes 7/24 to 7/29)

  • Grades 1-5:  Wednesdays from 3:30-4PM and Saturdays 10:15-10:45AM
  • Grades 6-12: Mon, Tues, Thurs from 3:30-4:15PM

 Any new kids participant is welcome to come try their first class for free.  Adults are welcome to schedule a free one-on-one coaching appointment.

Free trial classes for adults, kids

Hyperformance Athletics coaches will offer a free adult class on August 5 2017 at 9AM and kids class immediately following at 10:15AM

For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

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Message from Jennifer McKenzie, owner of Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah : 

Early this week, Hyperformance Athletics owner and Crossfit coach Jennifer McKenzie, MS opened her computer to find YouTube videos on how to make the world’s biggest gummy worm.  That was after the Eventubehd jelly bean tasting challenge and 100 layer Airheads challenge.  As every parent has, Jennifer worries about the messages her two two wild boys (ages 9 and 6) absorb from the world around them.  Not just in regards to health and fitness, but about character too.  Jennifer wants them to confident, capable, AND healthy.

With all our good intentions to have kids move more, the iPad still reigns king as the entertainment option of (their) choice.   More than ever there are conflicting nutrition messages from the media and pseudo-experts.   We want so bad to be good example for our kids but still the pace of life is keeping us from being healthy ourselves.

Parents, this month Jennifer wants to issue you a simple challenge.  Analyze who influences you.  You become like the people you hang around the most.  We all want to be better for our children.  So who is influencing us?

Imagine yourself at work (if you are there just have a look around).  Are the people around you ones that you admire?   Are they the type of people you introduce your kids to and want them to hang around with? Do they tell you the truth (especially when it’s hard and you don’t want to hear it)?   Do they roll their eyes every time you make a healthy choice, or worse make you feel bad for it?  Are they in your corner?  Are they where you want to be?  What habits have you picked up at work?

How about at home?  Does your family rally behind you when you?  Of course they say they want to see you happy and healthy, but are they willing to go on that journey with you?

It’s OKAY if you answered no.  Jennifer is not suggesting that you quit your job or leave your family.  Quite the contrary!  You could become the best thing that’s ever happened to them!

However, if becoming healthier is your goal, and you hope to carry that on to your family, find a way to balance those influences with positive people that are where you want to be.  Have people in your corner who are willing to struggle with you, and will genuinely celebrate your success.  Add people that you can emulate.  If you pick up their habits you are better for it.  Add people with character traits you wish to have.

One of the most fun things they do at Hyperformance Athletics is introduce their athletes to each other.

Hyperformance Athletics is a catalyst for building community through challenges, events, and in the structure of class every day.  Kids look up to our coaches, who make fitness fun and rewarding.

Hyperformance Athletics coaches would love to give you a dose of inspiration and sweat at a free adult class on August 5 2017 at 9AM and kids class immediately following at 10:15AM.

For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

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

(Savannah obstetricians, gynecologists) SouthCoast Health Welcomes Dr. Sarah Jarrell

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

SouthCoast Health Obstetrics Gynecology Savannah

SouthCoast Health is excited for Sarah C. Jarrell, M.D. to join the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

She will practice at the Candler Hospital Campus location. Dr. Jarrell is passionate for women’s health. Read more here about Dr. Jarrell’s interest in this field and why she followed many of her family members’ footsteps to work in the medical field.

To make an appointment with her, call 912-3554427 or click here.

SouthCoast Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Healthy Kids Day includes free outdoor pool & activities @ YMCA branches, May 6

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

YMCA Savannah Wilmington Island Healthy Kids Day 2017

Charge Into Summer at the Y!

Summer is almost here, and we can’t wait!

Join YMCA on Saturday, May 6 2017, when all YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches are offering FREE community events to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

Not only will all outdoor pools open for the season, but each location has tons of family-friendly activities planned for you!

As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days.

Instead, the Y wants families to focus on “charging” kids up with enthusiasm for themselves and their potential.

This event is free and open to the community.

Interested in joining the Y? Join from May 1-14th and pay no joiner’s fee!

Learn more about what each Y is offering at here. 

Free Healthy Kids Day branch activities

Effingham YMCA: 10AM-1PM
Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA: 11AM-2PM
Habersham YMCA: 10AM-1PM
Islands YMCA: 10AM-2PM
Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA: 11AM-3PM
Richmond Hill YMCA: 8AM-12PM
Tybee Island YMCA: 11AM-2PM
West Chatham YMCA: 11AM-2PM

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Melanoma, Take a Hike! @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Melanoma Take a Hike Savannah Dermatologists

In honor May being Melanoma Awareness month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology in Savannah will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – on Sun. May 21 2017 at 3PM at Skidaway Island State Park.

Dr. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and some light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, click here.

Proceeds benefit the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute.

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 Low Country Dermatology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah: 3 Things All Kids Need When Working Out (and good for grown ups too)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

crossfit hyperformance kids classes savannah We all know there are many benefits of moving our bodies daily. Clarity of mind, stress relief, and a ton of feel-good hormones to name a few. Our kids are no different and in fact can benefit even more from exercise in some unexpected ways.

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah shares the following 3 elements which are a part of every Crossfit Kids class because they are so important for development.

Hanging. Crossfit kids love to climb on ropes and hang on rings. This is their favorite part of class! Hanging is important whether it’s from monkey bars or tree limbs because it stabilizes the shoulder girdle. This leads to better posture and performance in school and improved motor skills. It also helps to prevent injury later when kids participate in throwing sports.

Jumping / Landing. This is the number one factor increasing bone density and will set your child up for stronger bones through out life. Cutting out soda isn’t bad either if you want to maintain bone density. This is fabulous for adults, too.

Inversion. Going up-side-down whether a cartwheel, roll, or learning a handstand helps to train the inner ear. Movements like these help increase coordination and make kids more aware of how their bodies move in space. Coordination and awareness leads to better sports performance and reduces injury.
Of course, all these elements are great for grown-ups too!

FREE kids’ trial class

Kids can attend one free trial class. From now until June 5 2017, classes meet on Wednesdays at 4PM and Saturdays at 10AM (no class this Sat. April 29).

Adults can attend a free 1-on-1 session by appointment. For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

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

Kids’ Triathlons 2017 near Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Like adult triathlons, kids’ triathlons incorporate three different disciplines, swimming, biking, and running – with adjustments being made to the distances in each race to suit kids.

Here’s an upcoming 2017 kids’ triathlon near the Savannah area:

TD BANK Kids’ Triathlon #1 & #2, Hilton Head Is., SC
Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island, SC

Aug. 5 2017
9AM Start. Race day registration available for no extra fee.

Ages 4-6
Swim 25 Yds | Bike 0.5 Mi | Run 0.33 Mi
Ages 7-10
Swim 75 Yds | Bike 2 Mi | Run 1 Mi
Ages 11-14
Swim 125 Yds | Bike 3 Mi | Run 1.5 Mi

Learn more here.

FREE Kids’ Day @ Bright Life Chiropractic, May 20, Savannah

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Bright Life Chiropractic Savannah Kids Day Free events

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah invites your family to a free Kids’ Day, Sat. May 20, 2017, noon – 4PM. This free fun event will focus on children’s health, safety and environmental awareness plus will also feature fun activities like bounce houses, raffle prizes, petting zoo and food trucks.

FREE & open to the public.

Bright Life Chiropractic
2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D
Savannah, 31405

About Bright Life

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com