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(Savannah, Lowcountry Moms’ Groups) New Virtual MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), plus in-person MOPS groups

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

MOPS Mothers Preschoolers Savannah Pooler Effigham Richmond Hill Bluffton Hilton Head

Connect with other moms this school year.

Attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting. MOPS groups are in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, the Islands & Rincon.

There is also a new Virtual MOPS Group for Bluffton/Savannah/Hilton Head area moms.

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New Virtual MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group for Bluffton/Savannah/Hilton Head moms

Join other local moms to discuss, encourage one another and grow in faith through the Bluffton/Savannah/Hilton Head Mamas MOPS virtual group!

If you are a mom of little ones looking to get connected and encouraged, sign up online here.  
Here is the quick registration code for this local group: G64J

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Other moms groups in the Savannah & Lowcountry area

MOMS Club of Savannah
FREE open house, Fri. Oct. 2, 2020 3:30PM @ Hull Park Splash Pad. Details here.

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Lowcountry Homeschool Solutions Facebook group
Discover creative and informative solutions to problems that homeschooling families may face.
On Facebook here.

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Savannah Islands MOPS
Savannah Islands MOPS Facebook page here. 

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Richmond Hill MOPS
Find Richmond Hill MOPS Facebook page here.

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Effingham MOPS
Find Effingham MOPS FB page here.

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Pooler MOPS
Pooler MOPS Facebook page here.

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah: Childhood anxiety tips for parents

Monday, August 24th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Anxiety Disorder, that on-edge feeling or worry happens frequently and leaves the body fatigued, stressed, and malnourished – can affect children, too, just like adults. The difference being that they don’t know the words to describe what is happening.

Therapists from Low Country Counseling in Savannah share the causes of anxiety and the two types of anxiety in children here.

So how can parents tell the difference between situational stress and actual anxiety? Children will display changes in behavior. Look for these signs or shifts in their habits.

Find Low Country Counseling’s tips on what to do when your child feels anxiety here. 

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Savannah & Pooler pediatricians: Coastal Pediatrics

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Savannah Pooler pediatricians Coastal Pediatrics

Pediatrician searching in the Savannah or Pooler area?

The above is a review of Coastal Pediatrics, which has offices in Savannah & Pooler. Learn more about Coastal Pediatrics here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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FREE Mindful Self-Compassion Workshops in Savannah

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

free mindful self-compassion workshops Savannah Chatham County Safety Net

 

Free mindful self-compassion workshops are being offered to the public in Savannah starting this month.

The first free workshop will be Wed., Feb. 26, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS. Find registration information and the schedule of all the free mindful self-compassion workshops offered through Oct. 28 here.

These trainings help participants learn fundamental concepts and skills in mindfulness and self-compassion. Workshops are a program of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and organized by Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, Inc.

Open to all residents including educators, law enforcement, medical and behavioral health providers, caregivers, students and community members.

Learn more about the benefits of the workshops – especially to educators – in our newspaper column here.

Thanks to funding from Chatham County, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Pitulloch Foundation, and in partnership with Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition and Gateway Community Service Board, organizers are able to bring this resource to our residents and schools at no cost to them

Register online here.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, April 29, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, June 24, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, Aug. 26 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, Oct. 28 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS

Valentine’s Day Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Parent’s Night Out is back @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah.

There’s no need to stress about finding a babysitter this Valentine’s Day, just sign the little ones up for a fun filled night of games, gymnastics, and pizza. You’ll be able to enjoy date night worry-free and child-free while the kids have a blast with Summit Gymnastics’ amazing coaches thanks to Parent’s Night Out, Fri. Feb. 14 2020.

Register online here.

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Valentine’s Day Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Parent’s Night Out is back @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah.

There’s no need to stress about finding a babysitter this Valentine’s Day, just sign the little ones up for a fun filled night of games, gymnastics, and pizza. You’ll be able to enjoy date night worry-free and child-free while the kids have a blast with Summit Gymnastics’ amazing coaches thanks to Parent’s Night Out, Fri. Feb. 14 2020.

Register online here.

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Savannah Birth and Baby Expo

Friday, November 15th, 2019


Savannah Birth and Baby will host the First Annual Birth and Baby Expo Sat., Nov. 23 2019 at River Drive Crossfit in Savannah.

This FREE Birth and Baby Expo aims to provide resources for pregnant families and new parents.

The Birth and Baby Expo will feature classes, raffle prizes, interactive displays, a lactation lounge, food trucks, and a mimosa bar. As part of the event, Savannah Birth and Baby hopes to bring awareness to many of the under utilized birth and baby professionals in the area. Classes will include babywearing, prenatal yoga, baby massage, infant and newborn sleep, labor comfort measures, birth planning, and cloth diapering. In addition to vendors and classes, the event will be raffling off $10,000 in prizes from local Savannah area business. Any proceeds from the event will be donated to PACK Savannah.

Savannah Birth and Baby is a collective of individuals in the Savannah area that are committed to bringing resources to pregnant women and young families.

(Savannah parents groups) Free Forest School of Coastal Georgia

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Free Forest School Savannah Chatham County Coastal Georgia

This week’s SouthernMamas.com newspaper article spotlights the new Free Forest School of Coastal Georgia which promotes more outdoor playtime for kids. Read it here.

This is a free, volunteer-run group for ages 0 to 6 & their parents/caregivers that meets on a weekly basis in Savannah-area nature spots.

Interested in joining? Email ffscoastalgeorgia@gmail.com or join the Free Forest School of Coastal Georgia Facebook group here. 

 

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Parent's Night Out Summit Gymnastics

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Summit Gymnastics is offering a parents’ night out this month so you can enjoy a childfree evening. Open too all ages 4 & older. (Must be potty-trained)

Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

7-11PM Sat. Oct. 19 2019

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

To register, email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com or call (912)-921-1034.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Parent's Night Out Summit Gymnastics

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Summit Gymnastics is offering a parents’ night out this month so you can enjoy a childfree evening. Open too all ages 4 & older. (Must be potty-trained)

Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

7-11PM Sat. Oct. 19 2019

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

To register, email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com or call (912)-921-1034.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Developmental Screenings: Speech/Occupational Therapy & Autism, Pooler

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

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Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy in Savannah will offer FREE  speech therapy, occupational therapy and autism screenings @ at their Pooler location on Fri. Oct 18, 2019, 9AM-Noon.

No appointments.  Screenings will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Frequently-asked questions:

*What is the difference between a screening and an evaluation?
-A screening is a tool used to determine whether there is a need for further, more comprehensive assessment. An evaluation uses formal, standardized measures to determine the presence and severity of a delay or disorder.

-*What happens if my child fails the screening?
If your child fails the screening, then a full evaluation will be recommended. You have the choice to complete that evaluation completed at Chatterbox or Joye Psychology or with a different provider of your choosing.

FREE Developmental Screenings: Speech/Occupational Therapy & Autism
Fri. Oct. 18, 2019, 9AM-Noon
Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy
110 Pipemakers Cir, Ste 115
Pooler, Georgia 31322

Learn more here.

Moms groups: Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 21

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Pooler MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers group 2019 Savannah

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 2019-20 MOPS session @ the Pooler MOPS Open House, Wed. Aug. 21 2019, 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.

No childcare will be provided at open house, but there will be snacks and activities for the little ones while moms fill out paperwork.

Free Admission. Kid Friendly

Pooler MOPS Open House
Wed. Aug. 21 2019
9:30-11:30AM
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, Georgia 31322

Learn more here. 

(Savannah Family Therapists) Online Parenting classes with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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Online Love & Logic Parenting Class

This interactive online parenting class with Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon 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.

No need to worry about childcare or travel! This interactive online class allows parents to learn new parenting skills from the comfort and ease of their home. Discussion time is built in to each session. Choose from two convenient time options.

3 week course

Thursdays Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3: 7:30-9:30PM
Saturdays Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28: 8:30-10:30AM

Call 912-349-8043 or email info@buildingblocks.solutions 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 

(Savannah therapists) Waters Edge Counseling: How to create structure for your kids

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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Are you needing to create some structure for your kids this summer?

Click here to find out some tips to help those long summer days run a little more smoothly.

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Waters Edge Counseling in Savannah
912-319-5552
Email: christina@watersedgecounseling.com

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(Savannah therapists) Waters Edge Counseling: How to keep your kids “cool” this summer

Friday, June 7th, 2019

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When the heat rises outside, something rises in us too. Not only are our children getting hot, but we find ourselves as parents struggling to keep our own cool.

The summer is a time to relax, yet it is a challenge to keep our children happy and content. Being around one another all day can make tension rise between us and our children, but it does not have to be this way.

Click here to read about some ways that you can help your children and in turn help yourself to manage “hot” moods and stay calm.

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Waters Edge Counseling in Savannah
912-319-5552
Email: christina@watersedgecounseling.com

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(Savannah pediatricians) Baby Basics Classes for Expectant Parents

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Baby Basics Savannah Pediatricians Pediatrics Pregnancy Classes

Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers newborn care and education classes to expectant families.

Join Pediatric Associates for a fun class that will teach you all about what to expect after the birth of your child and provide you with information to help you care for your new baby.

Dr. Brandy Gheesling, or one of Pediatric Associates other 10 board certified pediatricians, lead these monthly sessions.

Refreshments and a complimentary copy of “Baby Care Anywhere,” which was written by the practice’s own Dr. Ben Spitalnick, will be provided.

Topics include:
Before baby comes
What to expect in the hospital
Office visits with your pediatrician
Feeding your baby
Sleep guidelines
Infant behavior
Immunizations & medications
Common concerns

Classes are free to expectant couples, but registration is required as space is limited.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6PM @ the practice’s main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

To register, please call (912) 355-2462 or email babybasics@pedsav.com.

Upcoming Baby Basics classes:

Thurs. July 11 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Aug. 1 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Sept. 5 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Oct. 3 2019, 6-7PM

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About Pediatric Associates of Savannah

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