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Early Childhood Center in Pooler has spots open in preschool & PreK

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Early Childhood Center in Pooler

Looking for an Early Childhood Center in Pooler? 

Savannah Adventist Christian School has a few spots available right now! They have two-day, three-day, and five-day spots in Preschool and full-time spots in Pre-K.

Call to schedule a tour or start the application process here.

Children must be fully potty-trained and be at least three years old to start Preschool. Children who are 4 on or before Sept. 1 2022 are eligible for Pre-K enrollment.

The early childhood center is at 50 Godley Way, Pooler, GA 31322.

Find more information here or call (912) 748-5977 or email info@sacssda.org

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SouthCoast Health Lactation Consultant offers breast-feeding support for new & expectant moms

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

SouthCoast Health breast-feeding support

SouthCoast Health’s lactation counseling services are offered at the Richmond Hill pediatric office, but patients from any office are welcome to visit for this type of appointment.

At these appointments counselor will typically discuss the basics of breastfeed, the importance of staying on a regular schedule to maintain a supply of breast milk, and give guidance on positioning, latching techniques, and ways to increase comfort for the mother.

“We have seen many new mothers on the verge of giving up breastfeeding,” said SouthCoast Health lactation specialist Alisha Bennett (pictured). “ But with the support of our breastfeeding specialists at SouthCoast Health, we are able to help the majority of these women successfully overcome the hurdles that come with breastfeeding.”

If you are a new mom looking for support or guidance on this issue, call SouthCoast Health at 912-691-3600 or request an appointment here

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The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire provides speech and occupational therapy

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire in Savannah & Wilmington Is.

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And we’re off to another year of learning!

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire is here to help kids and their families make the most of the school year, by providing one-on-one speech therapy services with their amazing certified therapists.

The Speech Clinic has two convenient locations: Midtown Savannah (130 Stephenson Ave) and Wilmington Island (315 Johnny Mercer Blvd), and they are also happy to work with your child at your child’s preschool/daycare setting.

To make an appointment, please contact The Speech Clinic office: 912 712 3999.

Let’s make the most of this new school year!

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Healthy packed-school lunch ideas from SouthCoast Health nutritionist

Monday, July 25th, 2022

SouthCoast Health nutritionist Rebekah Laurance shares tips for healthy lunch ideas for the back to school season

SouthCoast Health nutritionist Rebekah Laurance joined WTOC’s Morning Break team in their kitchen to provide an on-air demo of various healthy packed-school lunch ideas, which included using groceries and leftovers you may have already in your kitchen for your student to take to school for lunchtime.

The Savannah nutritionist also gave suggestions of food staples to consider purchasing for packed lunches when you are preparing your grocery list. 

Learn more here.

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Bearly Sick: affordable childcare in Savannah when you child isn’t well enough to go to daycare or school

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Savannah childcare program for mildly ill children @ Candler Hospital’s The Children’s Place. 

Bearly Sick is a childcare program for mildly ill children that allows parents to drop off their child and go to work. It is open to anyone and staffed by full-time, certified patient care technicians.

The childcare program is for mildly ill children ages 3 months to 14 years of age who are too sick to go to school or daycare. At Bearly Sick, your child receives special attention from certified Patient Care Technicians for minor illnesses such as a cold, allergies, fevers under 101 degrees or infections for which the child has received antibiotics over the previous 24 hours.

Registration is required by calling Bearly Sick at 912-819-7382 during normal business hours or after-hours by calling the pediatric nurses’ station at 912-819-6215.  The cost is $24 a day for St. Joseph’s/Candler co-workers and the general public. 

Learn more here.

Setting Up a Carpooling or Ride-Sharing Group in Savannah

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Being a mom in Savannah means going places — to and from school, ball games, play dates, music lessons, or any number of other events that require a vehicle. With gas prices going through the roof, all that driving can really add up in terms of expenses — but you can mitigate that by starting up a carpooling group among friends, family, or co-workers.

Reasons to Set Up a Carpooling Group

One of the first and most obvious benefits to starting a carpooling group: saving on fuel costs! When everyone chips in, everyone saves money and has to fill their gas tank less often — but those aren’t the only benefits to starting a carpooling group. For one thing, the financial benefits aren’t limited to gas — you’ll also save money on parking fees and car maintenance, because you’ll be driving a car a lot less than you might be otherwise!

Some other perks of starting a carpooling group include:

It’s more fun. Commuting or driving back and forth from events can be a bit of a drag on your own, but if you have one or more friends along, things are likely to get much more lively. You might not notice the frustrating traffic and travel time so much when you have several people to talk to on the way!

It’s good for the planet. This one’s kind of a no-brainer: fewer cars on the road means fewer emissions, cleaner air, and less contribution to climate change. Remember when everyone was off the road in the early days of Covid and the air quality changed?

The carpool lane! If you’re traveling with more than one person in the car, you might be able to shave some time off that trip by using the carpool lane. Just imagine: shorter trips that are way more fun than driving alone? Bliss.

Another way you can save money by carpooling comes as a side effect of driving less — your Georgia car insurance rates could drop due to a low mileage discount. Check with your insurer to see if you’d be eligible — it can’t hurt to take a few more bucks off your insurance bill!

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask your employer about ride-sharing or carpooling incentives. You never know!

Getting Started

If you’re intimidated at the thought of starting a carpooling or ride-sharing group, don’t fret. If you’re a busy mom, chances are you either know other busy moms, or your kids have friends whose parents may well fall in love with the idea.

In fact, that should be one of your first steps — talk to your kids about whom they might feel comfortable riding with on a daily or weekly basis, and get in touch with those parents. You can also ask around during extracurricular activities to see who’s interested in sharing rides to and from those activities. Preferably, your group would mostly be made up of people from your neighborhood, but don’t rule out willing members if they live a couple of blocks away.

Keep in mind as well that your carpooling group doesn’t have to be massive, or even composed of more than one family — if you set up a ride-sharing schedule with your next door neighbors and no one else, that still counts!

Once you have some interested parties, it’s time to organize a meeting so everyone can meet and get on friendly terms with everyone. You want to keep this a pleasant experience, after all, and that means making sure everyone is a good fit for everyone else.

Once you’ve completed that step, you should plan a driving rotation. This won’t take much work if you’re involving just one other family, but once your group gets bigger than that, it’s critical to work out a clear schedule up-front and make sure everyone is accountable. Designating certain days of the week for certain pick-ups and drop-offs is one of the easiest ways to manage this.

You don’t all have to meet in person to do this, either — for example, you could create a Facebook group or start a shared calendar on Google to get everyone on the same page.

Next Steps

Once you’ve gotten the groundwork laid, you’re well on your way — but there are still a few finer points you might want to go over with your fellow carpoolers.

  • Make sure to account for traffic or other delays when scheduling pick-ups and drop-offs, and build in extra time! Better to be a little late than to drive recklessly to try to be on time.
  • Establish a course of action for when a child or parent is sick. You know it’s going to happen!
  • Set some proper ground rules, such as no running of errands with a car full of kids, or only parents allowed (i.e. no teen drivers). This will help avoid misunderstandings and hurt feelings down the road.

Is Your Child Afraid of the Doctor’s Office? SouthCoast Health Tips on How You Can Help

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

SouthCoast Health: What to do if your child fears pediatrician visits

Half of parents say their preschoolers are afraid of doctors’ visits, and one-fifth of parents say they struggle to speak with providers because their children get so upset.

SouthCoast Health medical experts offer tips here on how to help including: explain what to expect: validate your child’s feelings; use make-believe play: and lead by example.

“Do what you can to manage your own stress before and during the appointment. “One way to get relief,” advises Alisha Bennett, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at SouthCoast Health, “is to designate a specific time for asking questions.”

If there are any important matters you’d like to discuss with the doctor, consider bringing another parent or support person along, so you can speak alone with the doctor in private before or after your child is seen.

Learn more here.

SouthCoast Health pediatricians treat children of all ages, from newborns to age 21. Evening and weekend hours available, as well as urgent care walk-in visits. Schedule an appointment by calling 912-691-3600 or online

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Now hiring: Pre-K teacher for The Children’s School at St. John’s Church, Savannah

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

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The Children’s School at St. John’s Church in Savannah is seeking a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

The Children’s School at St. John’s Church in Savannah is currently seeking an enthusiastic Pre -Kindergarten Teacher to guide a classroom of four- and five-year-old children in a variety of educational activities including arts and crafts, free play and reading readiness.

Your prime responsibility would be to teach the fundamental concepts in preparation for kindergarten, such as identifying numbers and letters, socializing with others, and working effectively in a classroom structure.

Patience, compassion, and energy are all vital qualities of a successful pre-K teacher. You should be capable of inspiring, encouraging, and developing young children, each of whom will have different abilities, challenges, and personalities. The top candidates will also have a creative mindset and good administrative skills, to plan and execute lessons which are memorable, innovative, and achieve the desired learning outcomes.

The hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30AM until 1:30PM.

Please contact Laura Mattocks at childrensschool@stjohnssav.org for more information. Please provide your resume, references, and salary requirements.

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Savannah schools: Open House, Tour @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Friday, January 7th, 2022

 

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Open House @ St. Andrew’s School (ages 3 to 12th grade)

School searching in Savannah?

Learn more about St. Andrew’s School, a private, independent, college preparatory Wilmington Island school, ages 3-12th grade @ one of the school’s upcoming open houses:

Open House
JAN. 18 2022
8:30AM Grades 5 – 12
9:30AM Pre-K 3 through Grade 4

Register online here. 

St. Andrew’s (age 3 to grade 12) is an independent International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people each day in the area of academics, arts, and athletics.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah schools: Pooler MOPS School Fair 2022

Friday, December 31st, 2021

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Pooler MOPS School Fair 2022, open to all

For those school searching, mark your calendars for Pooler MOPs annual School Fair, which will be Jan. 26, 2022, 9:30-11:30AM.

This is your opportunity to talk with preschools, private schools, public schools and home school co-ops, groups from across Chatham and Effingham counties. Get your questions about the 2022-23 school year answered.

The FREE school fair features representatives from Chatham and Effingham preschools, public and private schools, after-school groups, homeschool co-ops, early intervention programs & more.

Wed. Jan. 26, 2022 at 9:30-11:30AM
Pooler MOPS
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, GA 31322

FREE & open to the public

Baby Gear Rental – car seats, strollers, cribs – in Savannah & nationwide with BabyQuip

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

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Baby Gear Rentals in Savannah & Nationwide 

BabyQuip is a total game changer for family travel!

Rent all the baby equipment you need (like cribs, strollers, car seats, toys and more) for your next getaway and skip packing all the bulky items. They deliver and set up everything for you, and pick it up when you’re done—all at your convenience. They’ll even meet you at the airport! All rental gear is clean, safe and insured.

Click here to make a reservation.

Find all the info on renting baby gear in the Savannah area here. 
Stephanie Jackson
Independent Quality BabyQuip Provider: Coastal Georgia and the Low Country of South Carolina
call or text: 912.247.7825

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Best Savannah Private Schools: Fall 2021 Open Houses for Prospective Families

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

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Admissions season has begun! And yes, open houses and private tours of local private schools are still happening, even during these complicated times.

Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah private school open houses for prospective families include:

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St. Andrew’s School, a private, independent, college preparatory Wilmington Island school, ages 3-12th grade

Open Houses
OCT. 12 2021
NOV. 12 2021
JAN. 18 2022
8:30AM Grades 5 – 12
9:30AM Pre-K 3 through Grade 4
Register online here.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, an independent, non-denominational college prep Christian school, PreK-12th

Welcome Wednesdays Open houses @  Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS)
9:30AM
Nov. 3 2021
Dec. 1 2021
Reservations are required.
Register for Welcome Home Wednesdays online here.
For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

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Veritas Academy, a private PreK-12th grade Savannah school offering a classical, Christ-centered, covenantal education.

Open House @ Veritas Academy, 9-11AM Thurs. Nov. 4 2021. RSVP online. Details here. 

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Risen Savior Christian Academy (RSCA), a Christian, private Pooler school, two year-old preschool through 8th grade. Schedule a tour here. 

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Calvary Day School, a private, faith-based Savannah school, PreK-12th grade

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available through private tours of Calvary Day School in Savannah . Learn more here. Call Calvary’s admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.  Scheduled assessment and shadow days will be on Wednesdays by appointment.

Calvary Day School Open House dates are listed under the “Visit Us” tab of the Admissions section.

Open house is Sun. Nov. 7 2021, 2PM. Please contact the Admissions Office at (912) 351-0700 to register for this event.

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Advanced Academics, tutoring for K-12 & customized preK-6th grade learning (full & half day) in Pooler

TOURS: Private tours can be set up by calling 912-348-2017. More information about customized learning on Advanced Academics campus for preschool through middle grades is available at www.adv-aca.com.

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Bethesda Academy, a private, all-male Savannah day school, grades 6-12

Schedule a private tour of Bethesda Academy by emailing or calling Admissions Director Stephanie VanVleck at 912-361-2068 or email stephanie.vanvleck@bethesdaacademy.org
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Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses start in January 2022. SouthernMamas.com will post those schedules & application info when it’s available. 

(Savannah Pediatric Dentists) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill on tips for good oral health for kids

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree, Richmond Hill

Below is a guest post by Kid’s Dentistree – a pediatric dentist in Richmond Hill.

In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, Kid’s Dentistree is celebrating all the hardworking dental hygienists and sharing tips for maintaining good oral health. 

National Dental Hygiene Month is observed every October in the United States. Dental hygiene refers to the ways in which we keep our mouth, teeth and gums clean and healthy. Colgate.com explains that the goal of this awareness month is to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and spread the word about the importance of good oral health.

What do dental hygienists do?

When most people think of dental hygienists, they think of a teeth cleaning. However, the American Dental Association (ADA) highlights the many additional responsibilities hygienists hold. These include examining your mouth, taking your blood pressure and pulse, and assessing your overall health and wellness. Hygienists also take dental x-rays to check for any problems in places that aren’t easily visible, such as in between or underneath your teeth. They also educate patients about good nutrition and ways to keep a healthy mouth. The cleaning itself involves removing plaque and tartar from around your gum line, followed by thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth.

How do I maintain good oral health?

MouthHealthy.org, an ADA website, emphasizes the importance of maintaining your oral health at all stages of life. Understanding proper brushing and flossing techniques and eating a well-balanced diet can go a long way toward preventing cavities. It’s also essential to see your hygienist on a regular basis to help remove tartar build-up and detect any potential problems before they worsen. This can even help you save money by avoiding costly dental treatments down the road.

Take advantage of your dental benefits!

Most dental insurances cover two annual cleanings and exams at little or no cost. If you have dental insurance and haven’t had your second visit for the year, now’s the time to take advantage of your benefits and schedule your appointment. If you do not have insurance, don’t worry. Give Kid’s Dentistree a call and ask about the discount options available to you.

Visit Kid’s Dentistree’s website or call (912) 756-5437 to schedule your child’s visit today.

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health experts on treating children with mental illness

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

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Despite the fact that mental health disorders are one of the most common diseases among children, the idea of mental health advocacy for our children is still pretty rare.

Read here  how Dr. Keith Seibert and his wife, Dr. Heather Seibert, both pediatric advocates at SouthCoast Health in Richmond Hill, helped one 11-year-old girl who was struggling with mental illness including anxiety and ADHD.  Learn more here. 

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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(Best Savannah private schools) 2021 Open House, Private Tours @ Calvary Day School

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

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Calvary Day School Open House, Sunday, Nov. 7 2021, 2PM

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available for students in Pre-K through 12th grade through private tours of Calvary Day School in Savannah 

Calvary Day School private tours are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

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Open Houses 

Calvary Day School Open House dates are listed under the “Visit Us” tab of the Admissions section.

The next open house is Sun. Nov. 7 2021, 2PM.

Please contact the Admissions Office at (912) 351-0700 to register for this event.

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Campus Tours

Campus tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year by appointment only. Please call Calvary’s admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.  Scheduled assessment and shadow days will be on Wednesdays by appointment.

Upon completion of the open house or a campus tour, an admissions checklist will be emailed to the family. All items must be presented in completion on the day of the Admissions assessment.

Learn more here.

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To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at www.calvarydayschool.com.

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(Richmond Hill pediatric dentists) Kid’s Dentistree – What Do You Do If Your Child Has a Toothache?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree – What Do You Do If Your Child Has a Toothache?

In this guest post, Kid’s Dentistree – a pediatric dentist in Richmond Hill – is sharing tips on what to do if your child has a toothache.

Is your child complaining of tooth pain but unsure if the issue is serious enough for a visit to the dentist? Kid’s Dentistree has provided a few tips to help you identify the problem, ease your child’s pain, and help them get the care they need:

If you determine your child needs to be seen, you can easily make an appointment. Visit Kid’s Dentistree’s or call (912) 756-5437 to schedule your child’s visit today.

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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SouthCoast Health pediatricians on helping your child with mental illness

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

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Savannah pediatricians: Helping Your Child with Mental Illness

For the 17.1 million children in the United States estimated to have a mental illness, back-to-school season can be a time full of anxiety and worries.

“Mental illness still has a lot of stigma surrounding it, especially when it comes to children,” SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam stated. “And yet, that number of children with a mental illness is more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It’s time we stop being hesitant to talk about mental illnesses that are potentially harming our children.”

If the school season is full of worries with how your child will balance their mental illness, you are not alone.

SouthCoast pediatricians are offer these mental health tips to help both you and your family manage this school season and beyond, help give your children a positive and fulfilling life.

Learn more here. 

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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(Savannah Pediatricians) Coastal Pediatrics in Savannah & Pooler

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

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Pediatrician searching in the Savannah-Pooler area?

Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah & Pooler.

If you would like to join the Coastal Pediatrics practice, but are unsure if they are participating providers with your insurance, check their list of accepted insurances here.

If you do not see your insurance on their list, please contact their office and check with the receptionist to see if they accept your insurance before making an appointment.

If you already know that Coastal Pediatrics accepts your insurance and you would like to make a new patient appointment, please call 912-353-7744 to schedule the appointment.

Learn more 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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Savannah-Area Moms Groups: MOMS Club of West Chatham-Effingham

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

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MOMS Club of West Chatham-Effingham

Connect with other moms this school year.

MOMS Club of West Chatham-Effingham is open to moms living in Pooler, Bloomingdale, Rincon, Guyton and Port Wentworth.

MOMS Club is a support group for stay home moms with littles that meets for playdates, trips, fun events and a monthly moms night.

Email momsclubofwestchathameffingham@gmail.com for information about the next open event to find out more.

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Find more Savannah-area moms groups here.

School Car Rider Line Pick Up & Drop Off Chaos @ some Savannah-Chatham public schools

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

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Traffic problems at some Savannah-Chatham County public schools during drop off and pick up times this school year would be funny if the problems weren’t life threatening.

Savannah-Chatham Public School System is working to improve transportation options for eligible students after a shortage of bus drivers impacted the district’s ability to provide transportation for the current school year 2021-22.

Meanwhile, the shortage of bus drivers continues to create traffic chaos for parents and guardians trying to get their children to and from school. Fewer buses equals more vehicles. Anyone who has been in a school car rider line this school year knows the chaos we’re talking about: lines so long they spill out into surrounding roads, blocking traffic lanes; angry motorists cutting lines and creating new lanes; parents having to get in line more than an hour before pick up in order to avoid long lines etc.

If you’re a parent/guardian who is experiencing these problems, please email us your story, your proposed solutions or even your car rider line photos at anne@southernmamas.com. We’re looking to address this problem on our site and social media in hopes that some attention will help prompt solutions before someone gets hurt.

Savannah-Chatham public schools transportation call center

The district has announced the expansion of their transportation call center. If you have a question about new bus routes or your child’s eligibility, you can call 912-395-5591.

The phone line is available weekdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Moms groups: Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 18

Monday, July 26th, 2021

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Pooler MOPS Open House 2021, First Presbyterian Church of Pooler

Connect with other moms this school year.

If you’re pregnant or have a child in kindergarten or younger, Pooler MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) would love to have you join this year to journey through motherhood together and grow in faith.

If you’re familiar with MOPS and want to register, drop by between 9:30-11:30AM on Wed. Aug. 18 2021. If you want to learn more about MOPS, Pooler MOPS will have two informational sessions starting at 9:45 AM and 10:30 AM. The group will also have information about MOPS kids.

No childcare will be provided at open house, but snacks and activities will be available for the kids, as well as coffee and food for the mamas!

Can’t attend open house? Don’t worry! You can still register. Email poolermops@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in joining a community of fellow moms and meeting for brunch, conversation, crafts, speakers, and a little break from the kids, all while strengthening your relationship with Christ, Pooler MOPS might be just the right place for you.

Pooler MOPS Open House 2021
Wed. Aug. 18 2021
9:30-11:30AM
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E
Pooler, GA 31322

SouthCoast Health on bug bite risks, precautions

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

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SouthCoast Health Radiology Technologist shares the story of her son’s bug bite that became  infected and had turned into an abscess.

Read this mom’s story here. 

If you’re worried about a bug bite on you or your child’s skin, click here to learn about SouthCoast Health’s urgent care services. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with any of our expert pediatricians to talk about your kid’s risk with bug bites, click here to schedule an appointment.

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Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots Play Time @ Summit Gymnastics

Monday, July 5th, 2021

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Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will be offered on certain days during Summer 2021: June 8; June 22; June 29; July 6; July 13; July 27.

Tiny Tots is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM June 8; June 22; June 29; July 6; July 13; July 27.
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

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 advertise

Best Teen & Pre-Teen Family Trip: Volcanoes & Waterfalls Road Bike Tour with Escape Adventures

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Escape Adventures bike trip Pacific Northwest family vacations reunions

Snow-capped Mount Hood & snow-capped biking 84-year-old grandmother with grandkids

Escape Adventures Volcanoes & Waterfalls Road Bike Tour

Biking down the mountainside of Washington state’s highest peak – snow-capped Mount Rainer – with their 84-year grandmother, cousins and aunts and uncles was a favorite part of what is now known as my kids’ best vacation ever.

Well-played Escape Adventures and thank you.

The secret to the success of this bike tour company’s 5-day Volcanoes and Waterfalls road bike tour is simple: savoring the sights of the Pacific Northwest while pedaling like mad. It’s the perfect way to keep pre-teens and teens interested in all the stunning nature surrounding them – because they are immersed in it.  Pedaling through mountain tunnels, past snow banks, lush fern-floor forests and enticing cherry orchards in the rain and sun beats scenic driving anytime.

We cycled down Oregon’s tallest peak, Mount Hood; the foothills of Mount St. Helen’s; through Gifford Pinchot National Forest; and along the historic Columbia River Highway in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and within view of Mount Adams.

One morning, we drove across the Bridge of the Gods and took a biking break to hike up Multnomah Falls, Oregon’s tallest waterfall.

Multnomah Falls, photo by Escape Adventures

The rugged beauty we experienced every single day now feels dreamlike. Words like picturesque and scenic do not adequately describe the diverse grace of the Cascade Mountain range and surroundings.

Escape Adventures three guides provided the biking expertise; the knowledge of the area; the transportation; the meals and snacks; the lodging insight (Skamania Lodge & Whitakers Bunkhouse were ideal settings for our crew) and most importantly- the vigor and charisma that comes from doing a job they so clearly love.

Apres-bike with our guides in the Adirondack-chair bedecked lawn of Skamania Lodge (within the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area).