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(Savannah child care) New hourly, drop-in childcare facility: PlayLand Savannah

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

child care Savannah PlayLand drop-in

Savannah now has an hourly drop-in childcare facility: PlayLand Savannah LLC!

Feel free to visit during business hours to see PlayLand for yourself.  Open 8AM-8PM Mon-Thurs.  PlayLand is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights so that parents can enjoy childfree time on weekends.

Also available: a Sitter Services division focused on parents who prefer to book a nanny/sitter (even pet sitters) and have them come to their home.

PlayLand also offers Mother’s Morning Out, birthday parties, a preschool, weekly activities for children up to age 5 such as Story Times, Sensory Play, Tots & Crafts, and Saturday classes such as Sip & Paint (kid style), Slime Making, Toddler Yoga, etc. Learn more here. 

Playland Drop-In Childcare

Drop-in childcare

PlayLand offers playcare for ages 6mths – 12 years.

Appointments are not necessary but recommended during busier times to ensure an open spot. Once registered, bring your child while you run your errands, enjoy a date night, or get that much needed childfree time.

PlayLand is a shoe-free facility. Please bring socks.

PlayLand Savannah, LLC
423b W U S Hwy 80
Pooler, GA
(912) 348-3676

Learn more about PlayLand here.

(Savannah Moms Groups) FREE Halloween Open House with MOMS Club of Savannah

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

moms club savannah Halloween groups

 

You’re invited to a free Halloween Open House with MOMS Club of Savannah  @ Lake Mayer in Savannah on Tues. Oct. 30 2018, 10AM-Noon.

Come along & meet some other moms in the area and find out what Savannah MOMS Club is all about!

Dress your little ones up for some Halloween fun (Costumes encouraged but not required).

If you would like more information or have questions, please email momsclubofsavannahga@gmail.com

Free Halloween Open House
Oct. 30 2018, 10AM-Noon
Lake Mayer
1850 E Montgomery Cross Rd.
Savannah, GA

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About MOMS Club of Savannah

MOMS Club of Savannah is a group dedicated to the support of moms.

MOMS Club is not solely a group for playdates. The club is run by members and collectively members plan weekly activities, both in the morning and afternoons.

Learn more about the Savannah moms group here. 

Your input needed for upcoming Savannah parent community & indoor educational playspace for kids aged 0-7

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Village indoor playspace Savannah parent community

There’s a new nonprofit that’s looking to get started in Savannah that needs your input: The Village, an upcoming parent community-and- educational indoor playspace for kids aged 0-7.

The proposed playspace organizers are trying to gauge interest in the project before moving forward & are asking for input from Savannah & Lowcountry-area parents.

Please check out the playspace website here and take a few seconds to fill out the survey linked on the site.

 

Moms groups: Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 22

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Pooler MOPS Open House 2018

If you’re looking to join a group of moms for brunch, conversation, crafts, speakers and a little break from the children, Pooler MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) might be just what you need!

Come learn more about Pooler MOPS and sign up for the 2018-19 MOPS session @ the Pooler MOPS Open House, Wed. Aug. 22 2018, 9:30-11:30AM @ First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

There will be information sessions at 9:45AM & 10:30AM, for moms who want to learn more about MOPS. For moms who already know they want to join, registration can be done anytime during the open house.

Childcare will not be provided, but we will have activities for the little ones while moms fill out paperwork.

Free Admission. Kid Friendly

Pooler MOPS Open House
Wed. Aug. 22 2018
9:30-11:30AM
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, Georgia 31322

Learn more here. 

(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 SouthernMamas.com 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.

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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 smckenzie@optimhealth.com(912) 644-5333.

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Learn more about Au Pair live-in child care @ Wilmington Is. Farmers’ Market, Savannah

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Au Pair live-in nanny childcare Savannah Hilton Head Au Pair in America will be at the Wilmington Island Farmer’s Market, Sat. June 2 2018. Come by to meet Au Pairs from South Africa, Brazil, and Thailand and learn more about the most experienced live-in cultural childcare program.

Au Pair will also have Savannah Banana tickets available for an upcoming SOLD OUT game.

The non-profit works with more than 60 countries to bring international students over as caregivers, offering an affordable and flexible childcare experience. Host families gain peace of mind knowing their children are well loved while gaining a unique experience with cultural exchange.

For more information, visit www.aupairinameria.com or www.facebook.com/APIASAV/.

Use promo code: SAV for $300 off the program fee.

Wilmington Is. Farmer’s Market
9AM-1PM Sat. June 2 2018
Islands High School
170 Whitemarsh Island Road
Savannah, Ga. 31410

Free “Baby Basics” class for expectant parents @ Pediatrics Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics

Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class at 6PM on the first Thursday of each month.

This class is FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested).

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here). Held after office hours the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com or call  (912) 355-2462.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm at Pediatrics Associates of Savannah main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians

New Pediatric Associates Web site

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has a brand new and improved Web site! Check it out at pedsav.com.

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, by ‘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.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Discount on Au Pair live-in child care in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Au Pair Savannah nanny service Hilton Head nannies

Want to give your children the experience of a lifetime?

Consider an Au Pair.

Au Pair in America is the world’s first and most experienced live-in cultural childcare program. The non-profit works with more than 60 countries to bring international students over as caregivers, offering an affordable and flexible childcare experience.

Host families gain peace of mind knowing their children are well loved while gaining a unique experience with cultural exchange.

For more information, visit www.aupairinameria.com or www.facebook.com/APIASAV/.

Use promo code: SAV for $300 off the program fee.

Prenatal Yoga Class Starts Feb. 12 at Memorial Health, Savannah

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Prenatal pregnancy yoga Savannah Memorial Health

Experience the benefits of prenatal yoga for yourself by signing up for the next prenatal yoga class at Memorial Health’s FitnessOne in Savannah.

A yoga instructor specially certified in prenatal yoga leads this weekly class designed to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and keep you fit for childbirth.

Benefits of prenatal yoga

Prenatal yoga improves strength and flexibility, aids in digestion and mood, and exercises the spine. The practice of yoga enhances the mind-body connection, leading to a sense of wellness and more restful sleep.

No previous yoga experience is required.

Savannah class details

Instructor: Alexandra Mitchell, LMT, RYT-200
Six weekly one-hour classes, $75
Drop-ins are welcome, $15 per class
FitnessOne barre studio
5:45-6:45PM
Mon. Feb. 12–March 19 2018

Registration details

Registration is required; payment must be made in advance.

Call FitnessOne at 912-350-4030 to register or go to: women.memorialhealth.com

Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center
Third Floor
4700 Waters Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

Special Offer

Participants receive a discount on massage therapy sessions at FitnessOne that is good until one month after their baby is born.

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Autism Conference 2018 in Savannah

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Autism Conference 2018 Savannah Matthew Reardon Center

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism’s third annual Autism Conference on March 2 in Savannah will provide learning opportunities for parents and caregivers, educators and individuals with any level of autism.

Read about two conference speakers here.

Autism Conference 2018 in Savannah by The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
7AM-5PM March 2 2018
Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.
Cost: $60-$125 at eventbrite.com
Info: Faye Montgomery at 912-355-9098 or fmontgomery@matthewreardon.org

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About The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah

MRCA operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism. They have provided advocacy and outreach services to more than 800 families across southeast Georgia and have hosted professional training and instructional opportunities for more than 4,000 family members, educators, health professionals and self-advocates. Info: matthewreardon.org

(Savannah Family Therapists) Parenting classes @ Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Struggling to keep calm when parenting heats up? Can’t get your kids to listen?

Parenting isn’t easy!

Let Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon help you enjoy being a parent again.

Building Blocks’ Parenting with Love & Logic classes teach parents how to avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments, stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things, and set enforceable limits. Next class starts Feb. 22 2018.
Sign up today!

Register online here or contact Building Blocks Family Counseling at 912-349-8043 or via email
buildingblockscounseling@gmail.com

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Family Therapists) Only a few spots remain available in parenting class @ Building Blocks Family Counseling

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon only has a few spots still available in a parenting class  that starts Oct. 12 2017.

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.

Class Facilitators:
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S
Ashley Moore, LMFT, Love & Logic Certified Facilitator

Classes will be 6:30-8PM @ United Way Building, 711 Zitterour Road, Rincon, GA 31326
*Child care available for a small fee

Class starts Oct. 12 2017.

Registration is still open online here. 

Questions? Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Family Therapists) Parenting classes & marriage enrichment seminar @ Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon has two new events happening this Fall 2017: a parenting class & a marriage enrichment seminar.

Upcoming Parenting Class, starts Oct. 12

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.

Class Facilitators:
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S
Ashley Moore, LMFT, Love & Logic Certified Facilitator

Classes will be 6:30-8PM @ United Way Building, 711 Zitterour Road, Rincon, GA 31326
*Child care available for a small fee

Class starts Oct. 12 2017.
Early Bird Registration ends Sept. 30 2017.

Register online today here. 

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Coffee and Connections: A Marriage Enrichment Seminar, Nov. 4

Enjoy coffee and pastries from your favorite local coffeehouse as you discover how to have a deeper connection and more satisfying relationship with your partner. You deserve a relationship that is built on friendship and commitment; a relationship full of intimacy and    admiration. In this two hour seminar, you will learn how to strengthen your marriage by understanding how small everyday    moments make up the heart and soul of a relationship. You will learn practical and effective strategies for making marriage work.

Sat. Nov. 4 2017, 10AM—Noon

The Front Porch-Pooler
$70 per couple

Facilitated by Ashley Moore MS, LMFT and
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S

Register online today here. 

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Questions? Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Registration is now open for the next parenting class @ Building Blocks Family Counseling. 

People can register online here  or on the Building Blocks Facebook page.

Early bird pricing ends Sept. 30 2017.

The next session starts Oct. 12 2017.
Thursdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 6:30-8PM

Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com for more information.

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Moms groups: Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 23

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Pooler MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah Moms Groups

If you’re looking to join a group of moms for brunch, conversation, crafts, speakers and a little break from the children, Pooler MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) might be just what you need!

Come learn more about Pooler MOPS and sign up for the 2017-18 MOPS session @ the Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 23, 9:30-11:30AM.

Make sure to register your child(ren) as classroom spaces fill up quickly.

Pooler MOPS meets on the first and third Wednesdays of most months from 9:30-11:30AM at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

There will be snacks and some activities to occupy the kiddos while you chat and fill out registration forms.

Free Admission. Kid Friendly

Pooler MOPS Open House
Wed. Aug. 23
9:30-11:30AM
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, Georgia 31322

Learn more about Pooler MOPS here. 

(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Have fun with your kids again!

Building Blocks Family Counseling is excited to offer the effective Love and Logic Parenting Program. Enjoy your kids again and don’t miss out on this great class.

Sign up early to receive an early bird discount for the next session starting Oct. 12 2017.
Thursdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 6:30-8PM
711 Zitterour Drive Rincon, GA 31326
Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com for more information.
Sign up now and receive the early bird rate!
For more information or to register online, click here. 

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser