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Learn about Beautycounter toxic-free products @ free Southbridge event, Savannah

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Beautycounter safe toxic free Savannah Make 2017 the year you choose safer personal care products for you and your entire family!

Beautycounter’s Ingredient Selection Process ensures safer and cleaner products that produce results. This rigorous process handpicks the best ingredients. When formulating our products, Beautycounter prohibits the use of over 1,500 harmful or questionable ingredients. Beautycounter product line includes skin care, makeup, hair care, sun protection, and a kids product line.

Learn more about Beautycounter’s mission and products with Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe on Saturday January 21st from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.

The event is open to the public and will take place at the Grand Lake Club at Southbridge, located in the Southbridge subdivision. The address is 815 Southbridge Blvd. Savannah, GA 31405

See you there!.

Learn more at:

beautycounter.com/andreatowe

Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Savannah Dentists: Pooler Pediatric Dentistry for infants, children & adolescents

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry dentists pediatric Savannah

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
912-376-9296
Email: frontdesk@poolerpd.com

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

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, January 9th, 2017

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 (pictured here) 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. Feb.  2 2017 @ 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 Homes, Happy Families Expo, Savannah, Feb. 25

Friday, January 6th, 2017

 

Healthy Homes Happy Families Savannah Expo 2017

Do you or your children suffer from:
* anxiety *food issues
* homework struggles * stomach problems
* sleep issues * focus issues * seizures
* asthma * skin problems/eczema
* ADD/ADHD/attention issues
* Autism Spectrum Disorders
* extreme mood swings/tantrums?

Or do you just want help finding easy ways to make your home a happier, healthier place?
Yes?

Then the Healthy Homes, Happy Families Expo in Savannah on Feb. 25 2017 is for you.

Sat. Feb. 25, 8AM-4PM
Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay St.
Savannah, GA 31401

The expo brings together experts from all over the Savannah area to teach you simple things you can change within your home to make it a healthier and happier place to be for everyone.

More information coming on speakers, topics & sponsorship and vendor opportunities.

Details here.

Try out a class for free @ Fit46 Studio in Savannah

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Savannah gyms pure barreHappy New Year!

Will 2017 be the year that you put your health first? Let Fit46 Studio in Savannah help you! They have created a science-based 3 step program to get you on your way.

#3StepTransformation

Step 1: Be Their Guest – Come try out a class for free. Fit46 Studio wants you to experience their studio and their amazing instructors before you commit.

Step 2: Getting Started – Next, commit to a month of studio classes (unlimited) AND also receive a personal training session AND a consult with a registered dietitian. Recommended pace: 2-3 times/week

Step 3: Transform and Commit – At this level, your workout pace is 4-6 times/week and you are seeing your transformation and committing to your results. Fit46 Studio offers this month at their lowest price, if you setup the membership on AutoPay (recommended). In essence, they are helping you save money, to keep you on your path!

Sign Up at www.fit46.com

About fit46

fit46 is a fitness studio on White Bluff Road in Savannah behind Lucky’s Market. fit46 offers barre, interval barre, HIIT, sculpting yoga classes & more. They have highly trained & experienced instructors that keep you motivated & will help you reach your fitness goals.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

Childcare available 

fit46 is now offering childcare for many classes ($7/class) to help the moms in our community. The childcare service is for kids ages 0 & older. Sign up & see the class schedule here. 

Cost is $7 per child per class.

fit46, 5500 White Bluff Road (behind Lucky’s Market), Savannah 31405, 912-660-5292 email info@fit46.com, www.fit46.com On Facebook here, fit46.com is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free spinal screenings with Bright Life Chiropractic & photographs with Geoffrey the Giraffe

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Savannah photographers Bright Life Chiropractic Savannah

Make time this Sat. Dec. 17 to stop by Babies “R” Us in Savannah.

Bright Life Chiropractic will be offering free spinal screenings.

Kids can also have photos taken with Geoffrey the Giraffe by TapSnap Photography.

It’s all happening 1-3PM Sat. Dec. 17 @ Babies “R” Us.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Dec. 17 2016

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

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.