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From Macho to Mom: a military sergeant’s humorous handbook for surviving being a stay-at-home dad

Friday, August 15th, 2014

From Macho to Mom bookJ. Masters is a retired USAF Sgt. SERE Instructor. He spent over 20 years within the strict discipline of the military and he was good at it what he did, more than good really. He was an exceptional member of the United States Air Force. He thrived.

Then came retirement.

J. Masters tried out several professions after retiring from the military, but he never found anything that fit his personality so well as the SERE field. Then his wife, several years his junior, graduated and Masters decided that it was his turn to tackle homemaking and child-rearing full time while she became the bread-winner.

And tackle motherhood he did.

The results of his applying military principles to household life were at times ridiculous, at times fruitless, and, most times, comedic. Day after day, Masters discovered that there was something infinitely more challenging than performing pre-jump checklists and surviving enemy interrogation (no enemy interrogator is quite as effective as a child asking all the whys of the known universe)- housewifery (as he so aptly coined) was the most challenging role he’d ever played.

One day, Masters sat down at his computer- the house finally quiet with the older kids at school and the younger kids napping- and started typing (rambling really). Every day, he penned the hilarity and chaos of household maintenance.

From Macho2Mom, in all its randomness, will have you laughing, crying and truly appreciating the greatness of mothers all over the planet.

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON here.

Universal Survival Innovations is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Pre-K openings for 2014-15 @ Childcare Network on Wilmington Is., Savannah

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Free pre-K program for 2014-15 in Savannah Wilmington Is. Childcare Network on Johnny Mercer Drive on Wilmington Is. in Savannah has openings for their GA Free Pre-K Program! If you or someone you know has a child that turns 4 before September 1st, you are eligible to enroll.

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 912-897-3888. More details by clicking here.

Childcare Network, 350 Johnny Mercer Drive, Savannah 31410, 912-897-3888, Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah pediatricians: Dr. Kasey Berman’s pediatric office – Be Pediatrics – is now open & accepting new patients

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman’s new Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, is open and Dr. Berman is accepting new patients!

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email drberman@bepediatrics.com  www.bepediatrics.com  Be Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Voice your opinion about proposed changes to Savannah-Chatham public school bell times for 2014-15

Monday, May 19th, 2014

bell times imageConcerned that the Savannah-Chatham school board may vote June 4 to change bell times for public schools to an earlier start & dismissal for the 2014-15 school year?

Then take a moment to view this online petition regarding bell start times and sign if you feel it supports your opinion and the success of our students. View the petition here.

Read more about the bell-times issue here.

Connect with moms: FREE Mommy & Me group, Savannah

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Moms groups in Savannah Looking for an active Savannah moms group?

You’re invited to check out “Me and Mommy”, which will meet on Tuesday, May 13th at 10:30AM. The group will be celebrating moms!

There will be songs, a craft and a snack. This is a free event for infants through pre-school age children and their moms.

Come for a fun time to New Life Fellowship, 12915 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, GA.

For more information call Judy at 912-961-0069 or e-mail at judethr@aol.com

Sign-up at “Me and Mommy in Savannah, GA” on Facebook here.

Parent Skill-Building Workshop in Pooler: Tips for Parenting a Child with Behavior & Communication Challenges, Savannah

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Savannah parent skill building workshop

Children with disruptive behaviors and/or communication challenges can be much more difficult to parent.

Over time you may feel that your current parenting style has become less effective and feel unable to manage your child’s behavior. Kids react to parents, parents react to kids, and over time both create more coercive behaviors toward each other. Because of the continuing struggle, as a parent you may lower your expectations and/or stop paying attention.

Parent training available in Pooler works to make corrections now. It helps to stabilize the home situation and prepares your child for a successful peer interactions too. This training provides proactive strategies that you can take home and use immediately as well as provide a better understanding as to why these power struggles occur.

With training, you will learn how to interact with your children without power struggles. Learn how to reward appropriate behaviors, and create expectations that shift the pattern.

Please click here to register for the Parent Skill-Building Workshop in Pooler.

Register now by clicking here.
$10 per person
$20 per couple

Your workshop leader is Jennifer McGee, Ed.D, LPC. Jennifer has more than 15 years experience working in the special needs community and working with children who experience behavior, communication and anxiety challenges.

Dr. Jennifer McGee provides individual and family counseling for children and adults; she also provides social skill group therapies.

If you have questions about the workshop or would like to schedule for individual counseling or social skills groups, please contact the office by phone or email.
Contact: Jennifer Ranicki
The Mindspring Center
jennifer@mindspringcenter.com
912-748-6463

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Open House at Savannah Honor Academy, a new private, independent K-5 school

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Savannah private schools Savannah Honor Academy You’re invited to an open house at Savannah Honor Academy, which will be a new independent K-5 school in midtown Savannah. Please click here for more information.

Open House
Sunday March 2
2 pm at 22 E. 38th Street ((the yellow house on the corner of 38th & Drayton). Reservations are required. RSVP to MarlaCocalis@yahoo.com to reserve a spot.

Refreshments & childcare will be provided.

Click here for more information.

Connect with Savannah Honor Academy on Facebook here.

Savannah Honor Academy, email marlacocalis@yahoo.com,  www.SavannahHonorAcademy.com, Savannah Honor Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Erigo Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents SavannahFree Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents @ Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street, Savannah, 31405.

This event takes place the first Tuesday of every month and is always free.

time: 10am to 11:30am
date: March 4th, 2014
phone: 912-544-6387
email: support@erigosavannah.com
web site: http://erigosavannah.com

Come and meet fellow parents and kids. Discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served and takes place the first Tuesday of every month.

FREE Holiday Technology Shopping Guide for Savannah Parents: What to Buy & What Not to Buy for Child Safety

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

St. Andrew's School private schools on the coast, SavannahYou’re invited to a FREE Holiday Technology Shopping Presentation for Parents at St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island.

7 PM Thurs. Dec. 12 Bell Hall Media Center at St. Andrew’s School
Parent Presentation on Best Technologies for Families
Free of Charge & Open to the Public
897.4941

National technology expert, Katie Koestner, is “coming to town” and you can be sure that good boys and girls will delight and benefit from what she has to teach us. Bring your gift ideas and technology questions, and get ready add to your list.

Update your knowledge on what’s developmentally appropriate for children of all ages when it comes to iPads, iPhones and Internet access.

Meet the Presenter: Katie Koestner

Katie Koestner appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine and is the subject of an HBO Movie. She has lectured at over 2500 institutions throughout North America, including Harvard, Princeton, Wharton, Stanford, the Pentagon, Phillips Academy, Vanguard, the Girl Scouts of America, and the US Departments of Justice, Defense and Education. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, MTV, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Later Today, Entertainment Tonight, as well as dozens of other national news programs. She is the author of over 100 books, articles, blogs, and chapters on internet safety and healthy relationship issues. Katie is the architect of federal student safety legislation. On the topic of Cyber-Safety and Cyber-Smarts, Ms. Koestner’s witty, fast-paced programs are packed with all the essentials. Katie’s humor and stories keep her audiences engaged. Her clear instruction distills complicated information into manageable morsels.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

See your baby for the first time @ Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio, Savannah

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Cherished 4D Ultrasounds SavannahEnd the wait & see!

See your baby for the first time in amazing 4D ultrasound technology at Savannah’s newly opened Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio, located at 7505 Waters Ave, Unit A-5 Savannah, 31406.
. Cherish every moment of your baby’s beautiful face with Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio! Take a 3D/4D sneak peek inside the womb or find out your baby’s gender as early as 16 weeks.
. Offering SonoStream Live to allow anyone from around the world to view your experience with you. Great for deployed soldiers or grandparents that live in another state. Make your appointment today.
. Learn more by liking Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio on Facebook here.
Experience 3D/4D Ultrasounds at Cherished 4D in Savannah. For you convenience, you can make an appointment online here.
Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio, www.Cherished4D.com,  (912)358-2030, 7505 Waters Ave, Unit A-5 Savannah, 31406. On Facebook here Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s School teachers pick their favorite educational iPad apps for children

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Best educational iPad games apps for children Savannah

Dr. Kelley Waldron, Lower School Head

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island has many features that we love. One that really makes us swoon here at SouthernMamas.com is how cleverly the school incorporates technology into the classroom. Which is why it wasn’t surprising last school year when St. Andrew’s was named Apple Distinguished School for the 2012-13 academic year for its use of the iPad and Apple technology as tools to create a relevant and engaging school experience for its students.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that excel in areas of innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s shared vision of exemplary learning environments.

St. Andrew’s has implemented iPad usage for all of its students, pre-K through 12th-grade.

As Dr. Kelley Waldron, Lower School Head, said:
“The iPad is never a replacement for best practices or seen as the curriculum- it is a tool in the classroom. The value of this tool is that it allows teachers to differentiate instruction by offering extra challenge to a student ready to move on, or reinforcement of a skill or concept for a student who needs the extra time to understand and master it. The best apps engage students in variety of learning modalities- asking them to solve problems, kinesthetically move letters or numbers, engage creatively with the content, and work in a self-paced fashion.”

So we asked St. Andrew’s teachers to share some of the top apps they love. Here are their picks:

BB Magic Apps – Teach basic phonics, right to left reading and spelling, blending and sight words

Endless Alphabet App– Educational and entertaining at the same time

Tally Tots App – A counting app that offers 20 different activities

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School committed to being a leader in 21st Century teaching and learning, which includes a curricular focus on creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and character. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit www.saintschool.com  or call 912.897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Dynamic Parenting Series with Parent/Family Coach Patrick Byrd @ Ganesha’s Place yoga studio, Savannah

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Dynamic Parenting Classes in Savannah @ Ganesha's Place

Dynamic Parenting : Parenting with Consciousness series at Ganesha’s Place yoga studio in Savannah. In this fun and interactive presentation, parents will explore four powerful ideas that will eliminate conflict with your children & make parenting fun again.

  • Change & clarify the focus of your parenting.
  • Foster mutually respectful & trusting relationships with your children.
  • Nurture yourself as well as your children to create greater personal harmony.
  • Implement practical tools to access more patience and neutrality.
  • Apply deep listening and communication skills to help your child grow.
  • Reframe parenting conflicts as opportunities for growth, healing & learning.

Deadline to sign up is Oct. 2.  To register or more information email kate@ganeshasplace.com or call (912)665-4199 or visit www.ganeshasplace.com

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of yoga classes as well as therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Chiropractic Care for Children and Infants to Help with Colic, Torticollis, Ear Infections & So Much More

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

 

Ranicki Chiropractic Banner Ad

Chiropractic Care for Children and Infants is important to their development. The top 5 reasons Children and Infants should see a Chiropractor are:

1. Immune Function (Reducing the incidence of colds, ear aches, and flues)

2. ADD//ADHD (Helping with attention and behavior without the use of medicine)

3. Autism

4. Asthma and/or Allergies

5. Scoliosis

For more information on Children and Chiropractic Care click here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology opens new satellite office in Pooler in addition to their Savannah location

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Thrive OB-GYN opens in PoolerCongratulations to the dynamo-sister team at Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology on the opening of their SECOND office in our area. Thrive is now seeing patients at their new satellite office in Pooler, in addition to their Savannah practice in the Candler Professional Building.

The new Pooler practice is @ 114 Canal St. Suite 403 and is open Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Dr. Maryanna Barrett & Dr. Maria Paasch just opened their first practice in Savannah this past May. So we’re thrilled to see how well the community has responded to manner in which these two deliver health care with kindness, compassion and consideration.

Dr. Barrett and Dr. Paasch are identical twin sisters born and raised in Clarksville, TN. Growing up in a family of strong and nurturing women, both were drawn to the field of Women’s Health.

They attended medical school at The University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed their residencies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Dr. Barrett completed her training in 2009 and Dr. Paasch in 2010. Drs. Barrett and Paasch are board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

While offering complete Women’s Health Care, they have a particular enthusiasm for obstetrics, including trial of labor after a caesarean section (TOLAC), minimally invasive surgery, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology. They, along with their husbands and children, have newly relocated from Hawaii to Savannah, to be close to family and to re-establish roots in their native South.

Their approach to care marries the science of modern medicine with the art of listening to each patient’s individual concerns. At Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Barrett & Dr. Paasch believe healthcare is a collaboration between the patient and her provider.

Dr. Barrett & Dr. Paasch offer a healthcare alternative that provides you with options and encourages you to choose the approach that works best for your life. They want to help you to take charge of your own health and feel your best at every age. They want to help you thrive…

Stay connected by “liking” Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology on Facebook here.

Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology, 5354 Reynolds Street Suite 422, Savannah, 31405 & 114 Canal St. Suite 403 Pooler,  tel (912) 721-9595 email info@thriveobgyn.com , www.thriveobgyn.com  Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

You’re invited: Open House at Maggie’s Morning School, Fri. Aug. 16, Savannah (Savannah preschools, pre-K)

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Savannah part-time pre-K for 4-year-olds Maggies Morning School

The popular Savannah preschool Maggie’s Morning School will have an Open House Friday, August 16, from 4-6 pm. Come & find out what makes Maggie’s “The Creative Alternative” for Pre-school.

Maggie’s Morning School is a NAEYC accredited private, non-profit pre-school at 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405.

Mission Maggie’s Morning School provides a developmentally appropriate, quality learning experience for a diverse student body in a safe, creative, and nurturing environment. The focus is on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each and every child through hands on activities and support by working together with families, well-trained teachers, and community resources.

Description Maggie’s Morning School has been serving Savannah since 1982. The school has 2, 3, and 5 half day and full day programs for children 18 months (by Sept. 1) through age four, and the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Pre-Kindergarten program. Maggie’s provides an exceptional and unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in each child.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K. Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds.

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah with an Orton-Gillingham Academy trained tutor

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Dyslexia tutoring in Savannah

For many kids dealing with dyslexia, back-to-school means back to struggling to master the skills of reading and writing.

With the right help, dyslexia and related reading problems can be overcome. Take the first step to cracking the code and learning about the skills that can be life changing by visiting the Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah Web site.

Dyslexia is the most under-diagnosed learning disability and is at the root of many academic difficulties.

Reading tutor Casey Welsh offers the one-on-one Orton-Gillingham Approach reading tutoring to students. Casey is an Orton-Gillingham trained tutor. Learn more by clicking here.

Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah, contact Casey Welsh, info@dyslexiasavannah.com , 912.507.1868, http://www.dyslexiasavannah.com/ , Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

You’re invited: 90-Day Challenge health discovery workshop, Savannah

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

 

Dr. Ranicki's 90 Day Challenge Health Workshop, Savannah 2013

You’re invited to take part in the 90-Day Challenge. Learn more at a health discovery workshop with Dr. Ranicki’s Creating Wellness Center.

Attend the workshop
August 20th, 6:30-7 PM
OR
August 22nd, 12:30-1 PM

DISCOVERY WORKSHOP will include:
•Secrets To Losing The Extra Weight In 3 Quick And Easy Steps
•The TRUE CAUSE Of Disease And Illness
•The 3 Causes Of Stress That Are Robbing You Of Life
•How To Harness Live, Nutrient Rich Foods, For Rocket Fuel Energy
•Better Results From Your Workouts, In A Fraction Of The Time!
•3 Hidden Causes of weight gain that are rarely discussed in most weight loss programs

Learn to stay or get on track for your food, fitness & wellness goals.

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT call 912-376-1506 or email info@RanickiChiropractic.com MORE INFO HERE.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com

Coastal Parents of Multiples Community Yard Sale, Pooler

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Mutiples Twins Triplets Support Group Savannah Pooler

Coastal Parents of Multiples is group for parents of multiples in Savannah!

The group provides information, connection, advice & support.

For more information, visit the Coastal Parents of Multiples Web site by clicking here. Email: cpom.sav@gmail.com

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Savannah part-time pre-K for 4-year-olds Maggies Morning School

 

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Tater Bugs cloth diaper store opens in Pooler (Savannah cloth diapers)

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Cloth Diapers in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., BlufftonWe’re so thrilled to tell you about a new cloth diaper boutique in our area!

Check out Tater Bugs in Pooler – Savannah’s only cloth diaper store & more. Details here.

Tater Bugs has gift registry, free gift wrapping, consignment, and an array of the finest, most natural products for you and your little ones. Looking for something that Tater Bugs doesn’t have? Just give Erica or Leslie a call at the store and they will do what we can to help you out. Call 912-656-7326.

Learn about cloth diapers
FREE Cloth Diaper 101 Class @ new Tater Bugs, a new cloth diaper boutique, 309 Hwy 80, Pooler, Georgia 31322 this Sat. July 27 at 2 PM. Learn all about cloth diapering from the Low Country Real Diaper Circle. There will also be a drawing for a gift bag full of goodies. Details here.

Come see Tater Bugs for all your cloth diaper and natural parenting needs.

They carry:
environmentally friendly products for all ages
Charlie’s Soap and Rockin’ Green products
Cj’s BUTTer
Boba and Tula carriers
Essential oils
Dr Bronners products
Gift Certificates
Consignment
Gift Registry
Ju Ju Be and much more!

Tater Bugs takes orders over the phone and will ship anywhere in the US. Call 912-656-7326.

Stay connected to Tater Bugs events & more by liking their Facebook page here.

Tater Bugs also has a play area for kids and an area where mommies can relax & feed their babies anyway they choose.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique, www.taterbugssavannah.com, 912-656-7326, email leslie@taterbugssavannah.com  309 Hwy 80 Pooler, Georgia 31322

St. Andrew’s School forms new partnership with Thrive Cafe to provide student & faculty meals

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

St. Andrew's only Savannah private school named one of most challenging schools in the U.S.

Imagine if your child’s daily school lunches were going to come from a popular green-certified restaurant next school year?

That’s the welcome & innovative news at St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island, which recently partnered with Thrive Café, Savannah’s first and only green certified restaurant & caterer.

Thrive Café will begin providing all student & faculty meals at the private independent school beginning August 2013. The partnership is designed to bring healthy, affordable food to the Pre K – Grade 12 school on a daily basis.

In 2008, Chef Wendy Armstrong started Thrive Café. Thrive uses green methods in their daily business practices and works with over 20 local farms to source ingredients for delicious food with a healthy twist.

Some of the new and exciting plans include using all natural meats, preparing more local vegetables, serving no fried foods and pouring local hormone free milk. The St. Andrew’s garden will also take a prominent focus with this newly formed partnership.

Visit us www.saintschool.com  or www.thrivecarryoutcafe.com  for more information.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(New Savannah Ob/Gyn Practice)Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology: A Sisterhood of Caring

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Thrive Savannah Obstetricians Gynecologists

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new obstetrics & gynecology practice in Savannah: Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology.

At Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Candler Professional Building, Dr. Maryanna Barrett & Dr. Maria Paasch’s goal is to deliver health care with kindness, compassion and consideration.

Dr. Barrett and Dr. Paasch are identical twin sisters born and raised in Clarksville, TN. Growing up in a family of strong and nurturing women, both were drawn to the field of Women’s Health.

They attended medical school at The University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed their residencies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Dr. Barrett completed her training in 2009 and Dr. Paasch in 2010. Drs. Barrett and Paasch are board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

While offering complete Women’s Health Care, they have a particular enthusiasm for obstetrics, including trial of labor after a caesarean section (TOLAC), minimally invasive surgery, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology. They, along with their husbands and children, have newly relocated from Hawaii to Savannah, to be close to family and to re-establish roots in their native South.

Their approach to care marries the science of modern medicine with the art of listening to each patient’s individual concerns. At Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Barrett & Dr. Paasch believe healthcare is a collaboration between the patient and her provider.

Dr. Barrett & Dr. Paasch offer a healthcare alternative that provides you with options and encourages you to choose the approach that works best for your life. They want to help you to take charge of your own health and feel your best at every age. They want to help you thrive…

Stay connected by “liking” Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology on Facebook here.

Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology, 5354 Reynolds Street Suite 422, Savannah, 31405 tel (912) 721-9595 email info@thriveobgyn.com , www.thriveobgyn.com Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah Magazine features a must-read article “How to Raise a Savannahian”

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

How to Raise a Safe SavannahianWe here at SouthernMamas always enjoy Savannah Magazine. Especially the May/June 2013 issue that features the article “How to Raise a Savannahian”

We particularly appreciate one break-out feature in the article (which unfortunately is not available online) entitled “How to Raise a Safe Savannahian”. It’s an interview with Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department’s Crime Prevention Office Cpl. John Simmons. Cpl. Simmons gives advice on a variety of parenting topics including:

1. Talk Tough About Guns: excerpt “…all parents need to sit down with their children and talk to them about gun safety. Explain what a weapon is and that it is not for show and tell – and it’s not to be touched without your supervision…”

2. Fight Crime with Caution: excerpt “The child should be conditioned to know that if the stranger keeps getting closer, he or she needs to turn and run away, find a safe place and call 911.”

3. Keep an eye on the Internet: excerpt “the Web is the number one threat to our children’s safety.”

4. Guard the cell phone: excerpt “Cool phone. May I see it?” That’s a question predators often ask potential victims, so the answer should always be no.”

You’re invited: Meet & Greet on May 29 at new JEA Preschool Savannah

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Best Preschools in Savannah: JEA Preschool Savannah

Did the pre-K lottery not go as you’d hoped?

Is your precious toddler ready to expand his/her world and begin developing preschool social skills?

Check out the new JEA Preschool Savannah . It’s a program focused on providing a strong preschool experience in a nurturing environment with low teacher to student ratio. The preschool is now accepting applications. Meet & Greet on May 29th at 5:30pm at the JEA. Free babysitting available; reservations required. For more information go to www.savannahjea.org  or call 912-355-8111.

About JEA Preschool Savannah JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, will open its doors in August 2013. The school, which will serve the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org  or visit www.savannahjea.org .

JEA Preschool Savannah, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah, www.savannahjea.org, 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org  JEA Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Author/Educator to speak at JEA on May 19, Savannah

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Worried about your child’s education?

You’re invited to come to talk on education “Keys to Bringing Out Creativity & Intelligence in Yourself & Your Offspring” given by Author/Educator Bernie Schein at the JEA in Savannah at 10 AM Sun. May 19

KEYS TO BRINGING OUT CREATIVITY & INTELLIGENCE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR OFFSPRING
Featuring Bernie Schein
May 19th 10 am
@ Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah,  31405
Free to JEA Members, $8 for community guests
Price Includes breakfast

American education has it backwards. Emotion, not reason – true emotion, no more easily arrived at than the solution to a complex math problem – is the engine that drives the machinery of great works and great lives. Thought – great thought – is the PRODUCT, not the driver of that engine.

Bernie Schein, educator, will share his views and lead a discussion on everything from the shortcomings of the SAT and No Child Left Behind to the need for students to be emotionally open and aware before true learning can take place.

Bernie Schein, a native of Beaufort, S.C., received his Master’s in Education and educational psychology from Harvard. He has been a principal, director of teacher training, and teacher of creative writing and literature at the middle and high school levels. He is author of “If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom” (with foreword by Pat Conroy).

JEA Preschool Savannah, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah, www.savannahjea.org, 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org  JEA Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

 

Learn how to talk to your children about protecting themselves from abduction & abuse at free Savannah event organized by The Next Generation

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
learn how to protect your child against abuction, abuse at Savannah safety eventThe Next Generation’s first Educational Social Event of the year is coming up on Tuesday, May 21st from 6 to 8pm at the Savannah Golf Club.
This year, The Next Generation has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and will be hosting a Take 25 event!
You’re invited to attend to find out protective measures to help keep our children safer.
Dr. Margee McKenna will present practical advise to equip parents and caregivers to effectively talk to their children about ways to protect themselves from abduction and abuse.
Many of us take for granted communicating with our kids about safety and think that no one will ever abduct our children.  However, it could happen to any one of us. More than 2,000 children are reported as missing to law enforcement every day. Out of over 7,000 confirmed attempted abductions, analysis shows the following:
69% of victims are female
41 % are between the ages of 10-14
35% occur while a child is walking along to/from school, the school bus or riding a bicycle
35% occur between the hours of 2pm through 7pm on a weekday
Suspects: 96% are male, 48% are white
72 % involve a vehicle
Please come to this event and learn about how to communicate with your young children about these topics.
Organizers will also provide resources from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, including Conversation Starters and Child ID kits.  Please spread the word about this event.
Anyone is welcome and it is a free event.  There will be a cash bar.  Please RSVP to rsvp@nextgenerationsavannah.com by May 17.

Urgent Care 24/7 FOUR locations in the Savannah area provide adult & pediatric medical care 24 hrs, 7 days a wk

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

24 Hour Medical Care in Savannah, Sandfly, Pooler & Tybee Urgent Care 24/7 is here for you & your family, offering complete medical care when you need it, where you need it.

Life is 24/7 and so is Urgent Care 24/7.

Urgent Care 24/7 FOUR locations in the Savannah area are full-service urgent care centers providing adult and pediatric medical care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When you or a loved one need prompt medical attention, Urgent Care 24/7 are available with a compassionate and well-trained staff.

Extremely reasonable rates.

No insurance of any kind accepted. However, Urgent Care 24/7 provides you with all the information you need to file your claim with your insurance company.

Urgent Care has FOUR locations in the Savannah area:
* Historic Savannah, 144 Lincoln St., Savannah, 31401
* Tybee Island, 602 1st St., Suite A, Tybee Is. 31328
* Sandfly, 7400 Skidaway Road, Suite B, Savannah, 31406
* Pooler, 9 Mill Creek Circle, Suite A-1, Pooler, 31322

Urgent Care 24/7 Savannah, (912) 234-CARE (2273) email info@urgentcare247.com , www.urgentcare247.com On Facebook here. Urgent Care 24/7 is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

You’re invited: Family-friendly Savannah Mother’s Day Walk for common sense gun legislation like background checks

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Savannah Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

SAVANNAH MOTHER’S DAY WALK: Eight mothers lose a child to gun violence every day in America. That is simply unacceptable.

Join the Savannah chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for a non-partisan Mother’s Day Walk in Forsyth Park and show our elected officials that we stand united for common sense gun laws.

Join us 4 PM Sunday, May 12th for a family-friendly Mother’s Day Walk in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. Participants are asked to carry 8 paper flowers to honor the 8 children lost to gun violence every day in this country. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to take a stand for common sense gun control laws to protect ALL our children!

Moms Demand Action is a non-partisan group of moms, dads, friends and concerned citizens devoted to enacting common sense gun legislation like universal background checks.

RSVP here.

Stay connected & updated by liking the Savannah chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America by clicking here

Spread the word to your friends, family, and to our Congresspeople that we have had ENOUGH gun violence in this country.

Urgent Care 24/7 FOUR locations in the Savannah area provide adult & pediatric medical care 24 hrs, 7 days a wk

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

24 Hour Medical Care in Savannah, Sandfly, Pooler & Tybee Urgent Care 24/7 is here for you & your family, offering complete medical care when you need it, where you need it.

Life is 24/7 and so is Urgent Care 24/7.

Urgent Care 24/7 FOUR locations in the Savannah area are full-service urgent care centers providing adult and pediatric medical care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When you or a loved one need prompt medical attention, Urgent Care 24/7 are available with a compassionate and well-trained staff.

Extremely reasonable rates.

No insurance of any kind accepted. However, Urgent Care 24/7 provides you with all the information you need to file your claim with your insurance company.

Urgent Care has FOUR locations in the Savannah area:
* Historic Savannah, 144 Lincoln St., Savannah, 31401
* Tybee Island, 602 1st St., Suite A, Tybee Is. 31328
* Sandfly, 7400 Skidaway Road, Suite B, Savannah, 31406
* Pooler, 9 Mill Creek Circle, Suite A-1, Pooler,  31322

Urgent Care 24/7 Savannah, (912) 234-CARE (2273) email info@urgentcare247.com , www.urgentcare247.com  On Facebook here. Urgent Care 24/7 is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

JEA Preschool Savannah: a nurturing environment with a low teacher to student ratio

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Best Preschools in Savannah: JEA Preschool SavannahDid the pre-K lottery not go as you’d hoped? Is your precious toddler ready to expand his/her world and begin developing preschool social skills?

Check out the new JEA Preschool Savannah . It’s a program focused on providing a strong preschool experience in a nurturing environment with low teacher to student ratio. The preschool is now accepting applications. Meet & Greet on April 25th at 5:30pm at the JEA. Free babysitting available; reservations required. For more information go to www.savannahjea.org  or call 912-355-8111 .

About JEA Preschool Savannah JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, will open its doors in August 2013. The school, which will serve the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org  or visit www.savannahjea.org .

JEA Preschool Savannah, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah, www.savannahjea.org, 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org  JEA Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.