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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 May 7 at Memorial Health, Savannah

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

prenatal yoga memorial savannah pregnancy yoga

The next prenatal yoga @ Memorial Health’s FitnessOne in Savannah begins May 7 2018.

The six-week course meets Mondays*, from 5:45-6:45PM at FitnessOne in the Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center. Cost: $75.

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

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

Gift certificates are available.

* No class on Memorial Day, May 28.

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

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Savannah preschools: Open House @ First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

First Presbyterian Preschool Savannah FPP

Preschool searching in Savannah for 2018-19? Come and check out a beloved Savannah preschool for ages 1-4.

Open House for Prospective Families @ First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah.
Tues. Feb. 20, 2018
6-7PM
First Presbyterian Preschool
520 Washington Ave.
Savannah, GA 31405

First Presbyterian Preschool offers a warm nurturing environment operating Monday-Friday, 9AM-1PM.

Registration for the preschool’s 2018-2019 school year will open to the public on March 1 2018.  The preschools’ school year will start on Aug. 6 in order to follow Savannah-Chatham County School calendar.

Teachers @ First Presbyterian Preschool would love to meet you and your child!

For more information call 912-351-0609.

Learn more about First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah here. 

Savannah/Wilmington lsland-area Speech Therapists: The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

We’re excited to tell you about a new pediatric speech language pathology clinic on Wilmington Island in Savannah.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire makes speech therapy more convenient for families on the Islands and has sister locations in Waycross, Jesup and Brunswick, Ga.

Therapists at The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire are nationally certified and state licensed, and can provide assessments and treatment for the following: developmental delays, expressive language, receptive comprehension, pragmatic language, articulation, fluency, voice disorders, feeding/swallowing issues, oral motor, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, etc.

Services are provided at their office location or in private preschools or daycares around Savannah to help parents with busy schedules.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire accepts most insurance (Medicaid, Amerigroup, Peach State, BC/BS, Cigna, Tricare, etc).

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire
315 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Suite D
Wilmington Island
Savannah, GA 31410
912.235.2166
email: TSCCoastalEmpire@gmail.com

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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 Schools: Open Houses @ Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Savannah schools Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this Kindergarten-5th grade public charter school.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

2018 Open Houses

Thurs. Jan. 25, 2018 @ 6 PM
Mon. Feb. 12, 2018 @ 6 PM
Sat. March 10, 2018 @ 10 AM
Tues. April 3, 2018 @ 6 PM

Applications for the 2018-19 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: Fri. April 6, 2018 @ midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Learn more about the application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

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About Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School 

  • Kindergarten-5th Grade Charter School
  • Outperforms district elementary schools in College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)
  • Holistic academic & social-emotional programming
  • Consistently superior parent satisfaction rates
  • Montessori-trained teachers & genuine Montessori materials
  • Before-and-after care programs
  • Bus transportation within Chatham County
  • Nature curriculum & school garden

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, cemco.org,  (912) 395-4070, cemcssav@gmail.com  On Facebook here. Coastal Empire Montessori is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(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 dentists) A child’s 1st dental visit should be by age one

Friday, October 20th, 2017

 

Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

“Get it done in year one!”  

A child’s first dental visit should be by age ONE. 

That’s the message from Dr. Krista Hinchey @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah & The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Krista Hinchey reiterates AAPD’s recommendation that infants need to see the dentist before their 1st birthday.

Studies show that dental costs for children who have their first dental visit before age one are 40 percent lower in the first five years than for those who do not see a dentist prior to their first birthday, Dr. Krista said.

See the AAPD’s recommendation here. 

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About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

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

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

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 

(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 

Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs: Top natural sleep remedies for kids

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

 

Top natural remedies/sleep aids for children gaia herbs

Traditional Golden Milk

We’ve all been there. Bedtime, but the kids are beyond energetic and you need to calm them and get them ready for sleep.

Especially since we all know one of the most important things we can do for our kids is to make sure they get enough sleep. So what are some natural remedies to make sure our kids get a good slumber?

Dr. Mary Bove – a well-known herbalist, author and naturapathic physician – will give a free talk in Savannah next week on the topic of Sleep Well, Stay Well. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this lecture in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM @ Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium in Savannah.

SouthernMamas.com caught up with her via phone to chat about top herbal remedies/aids to help children relax & calm down before bedtime. As the medical educator @ Gaia Herbs, Mary had plenty of herbal soporific secrets to share.

Top Natural Sleep Remedies for Kids

  • Chamomile and Lemon Balm are known for their calming and soothing properties. Think teas, syrups, extracts.
  • Linen spray. Spray those pillows & sheets with a soothing scent like lavender.
  • Golden Milk. Mary points out that Gaia Herbs has oodles of recipes on their Web site here including a recipe for Traditional Golden Milk.  With tumeric, honey, saffron & more, it is a kid-friendly favorite. Oh, and just in case you need more incentive to attend Mary’s talk in Savannah, there will be free samples of Golden Milk.
  • Soothing bath with calming lavender oil, chamomile flowers sprinkled in the water.

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How much sleep does my child need?

Here are the guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation

  • Newborns 0 to 3 months should sleep 10 1/2 to 18 hours a day, but they don’t have a regular schedule. They may sleep from a few minutes to several hours at one time.
  • Babies 4 to 11 months should start to sleep through the night, for 9 to 12 hours at a time. They should also take naps throughout the day, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Toddlers 1 to 2 years need about 11 to 14 hours a day. Most of this should happen at night, but they should also take a nap (or naps) during the day.
  • Children 3 to 5 should get 11 to 13 hours a night. Their naps should get shorter and happen less often. Most kids don’t nap past age 5.
  • Kids 6 to 13 need 9 to 11 hours of shuteye. Homework and electronic devices keep kids busy at this age, so it’s important to set a sleep schedule and enforce a regular bedtime routine.
  • Teenagers 14 and up need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Their circadian rhythms shift around the time they hit puberty, so they may find it hard to fall asleep as early as they used to.

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Learn more

FREE Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, herbalist, author and naturapathic physician will speak in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM

Topic: Sleep Well, Stay Well: Creating a Healthy Day/Night Cycle for Optimal Wellness.
By Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this Lecture with Dr. Mary Bove, one of the pioneers of the herbal resurgence that began in the 1970’s. Dr. Bove has more than 40 years of herbal experience, with 25 as a naturopathic physican & midwife.  Read her bio here and read more about lecture here.

Free Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs
Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium
305 Fahm St. (Behind Savannah Visitor Center)
Free parking at Coastal Georgia Center
Tues. Sept. 26| 7-9PM
Dr. Mary Bove is a pioneer in modern herbalism in the West. A naturopathic physician, she is the Director of Medicinal Education for Gaia Herbs.

Call Brighter Day Natural Foods at 912-236-4703 to register.

Dr. Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine.
She has lectured and taught internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing.

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Shop local. Shop Brighter Day Natural Foods Market,

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703, www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. On twitter here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

St. Andrew's School Savannah Open Houses 2016

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Oct. 5 2017.

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2017 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM
Nov. 2
Dec. 7
Jan. 4
Feb. 1
March 1

Schedule a tour.

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About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s 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