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Help for adult ADHD @ Savannah Educational Consultants

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

ADHD adult savannah education consultants

Are you an adult with ADHD? Does ADHD detract from your ability to apply your talents efficiently and effectively? Are you feeling “stuck” in your life?

Savannah Educational Consultants offers personal coaching and guidance for living well using current best practices:

· Learn effective strategies to manage your time and overcome procrastination.
· Learn effective communication skills that enhance your relationships at home, work and play.
· Establish a positive mind-set, enhance motivation and pursue goal achievement.

If you are interested in services or want more information, please call Savannah Educational Consultants at 912-238-9552.

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave.
Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

Find on Facebook here.

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FREE Savannah Birth and Baby Expo

Friday, November 15th, 2019


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

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

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

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

Water’s Edge Counseling in Savannah partners with CURE Childhood Cancer

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Waters Edge Counseling Savannah Cure Childhood Cancer

Water’s Edge Counseling in Savannah is excited to announce their new partnership with CURE Childhood Cancer.

Quality mental health care is essential for the treatment and well-being of oncology patients and their loved ones.

Water’s Edge Counseling looks forward to providing individual and group therapy to cancer patients and their families.

To learn more about the benefits of therapy for cancer patients, click here.

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Water’s Edge Counseling in Savannah
912-319-5552
Email: christina@watersedgecounseling.com

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(Savannah parents groups) Free Forest School of Coastal Georgia

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Free Forest School Savannah Chatham County Coastal Georgia

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

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

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

 

(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Tour Blessed Sacrament School

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Blessed Sacrament Savannah School private Catholic elementary

If you are still looking for a home to educate your child, please call and schedule your tour today of  Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah.

Still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Limited space available.

Tours available by request. Call 912.356.6987.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Moms groups: Pooler MOPS Open House, Aug. 21

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Pooler MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers group 2019 Savannah

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

Come learn more about Pooler MOPS and sign up for the 2019-20 MOPS session @ the Pooler MOPS Open House, Wed. Aug. 21 2019, 9:30-11:30AM @ First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

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

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

Free Admission. Kid Friendly

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

Learn more here. 

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

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Parenting Class Online Savannah Chatham County Effingham County

Online Love & Logic Parenting Class

This interactive online parenting class with Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.

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

3 week course

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Savannah therapists, counselors teens pre-teens

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Waters Edge Counseling Teen Therapy Children Therapists

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

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

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

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

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(Postpartum Depression Savannah) Climb out of the Darkness 2019 event

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Up to 1 in 7 women experiences depression after her baby’s birth — making it one of the most common complications of pregnancy.

To raise awareness of postpartum depression and maternal mental health, the Climb out of the Darkness 2019 event in Savannah will be held on June 22 2019 in Lake Mayer. Held on or near the longest day of the year, this annual walk helps shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression and anxiety.

The walk also is to support Georgia’s chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI), which is the ​leading​ organization dedicated to supporting women who experience PMADs.

Money raised is used to fund PSI Georgia Chapter, which promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal health issues related to childbearing in the state of Georgia.

Last year, the Savannah team helped the state of Georgia raise over $20,000 via donations, which was more than any other state raised. Savannah’s was one of 13 Climbs in Georgia.

An example of this money in action: PSI GA hosted a 2-day maternal mental health training in May in Macon for over 125 providers who work with moms.

Climb Out of the Darkness Savannah walk
Lake Mayer, Savannah
10AM-Noon Sat. June 22 2019
Donations can be made online here.
Money raised is used to fund PSI Georgia Chapter, which promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal health issues related to childbearing in the state of Georgia.
Free and open to the public

Postpartum Depression Support in Savannah

If you’re concerned about how you’re feeling or about someone you know, please go to www.postpartum.net or call 1-800-944-4773.

A donation-based postpartum support group for moms during baby’s first year meets at the Midwife Group & Birth Center in Savannah. The group will start up again on Aug. 23 2019. More info online here.

(Savannah pediatricians) Baby Basics Classes for Expectant Parents

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Baby Basics Savannah Pediatricians Pediatrics Pregnancy Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Baby Basics classes:

Thurs. July 11 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Aug. 1 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Sept. 5 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Oct. 3 2019, 6-7PM

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About Pediatric Associates of Savannah

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah OB/GYN: Planning for a health pregnancy

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Savannah OB/GYN pregnancy doctors obstetricians

Below is a guest post “Get Ready for a Healthy Pregnancy” by Dr. Stephanie Tootle, an OB/GYN who sees patients at Memorial Health University Physicians | Women’s Care Islands.

To book an appointment with her or any of Memorial Health OB/GYNs, visit MemorialHealthDoctors.com.

When you’re trying to conceive, much of the focus is understandably on tracking when you’re ovulating and when to have sex. While these things are important for a successful pregnancy, there are other factors that can optimize fertility while also preparing you and your partner for growing a family.

Before conceiving, commit to improving your health in these areas:

1. Quit smoking

Both partners – but especially mom – should quit smoking. Smoking during pregnancy can lead to all sorts of problems for your child, like low birthweight, preterm delivery, lung conditions, asthma, learning disabilities, physical development issues and even death. And still, 12 to 20 percent of pregnant women smoke, according to the American Pregnancy Association, and more than 1,000 babies die every year in the US because their mothers smoked during pregnancy.

Smoking can also cause problems for fertility. Women who smoke are more likely to be infertile, and some studies show that men who smoke have poorer sperm quality than men who don’t.

2. Cut back on alcohol

Drinking during pregnancy can cause many issues, like miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal alcohol syndrome and physical, intellectual, behavioral or learning disabilities. It’s smart to cut back even when you’re trying to conceive.

The first few weeks of pregnancy (yes, even those four to six weeks you may not know you’re pregnant) are crucial for a baby’s development. With so much of the development happening, it’s no surprise that alcohol can interfere.

3. Reduce your caffeine intake

Some caffeine during pregnancy is OK, but if you’re a three-cups-of-coffee kind of person, you’ll want to cut back. Experts recommend consuming less than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day when you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, which is about one 12-ounce cup of coffee.

A small study published in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Fertility and Sterility journal studied 344 couples and concluded that women who had more than two caffeinated drinks per day while pregnant had a 74-percent higher risk of miscarriage than those who drank less caffeine. And, when their significant others had more than two caffeinated drinks per day, there was also an increased risk of miscarriage.

4. Maintain a healthy weight and evaluate your exercise plan

Keeping your weight and exercise regimen in check is great for your overall health, but it’s especially important if you want to start a family.

While it’s important to find a workout routine that works for you, don’t work out too hard. That’s because there may be a relationship between strenuous exercise and ovulation issues. On the flip side, too little exercise may be associated with obesity, which may cause anovulation (a menstrual cycle without ovulation) and, according to one study, may double the time it takes to conceive.

The bottom line? Exercise and weight recommendations vary from person to person. Talk with your doctor about what’s best for you and your partner.

5. Start taking a prenatal supplement

Taking prenatal vitamins is a must during pregnancy, but you’ll want to consider getting a head start. Taking at least 400 mcg of folic acid daily, a main ingredient in all prenatal vitamins, can help lower the risk of neural tube defects in babies when women take them before conception. It’s best to start taking them at least one month before trying to conceive.

6. Ensure you’re up to date with all of your screenings and vaccinations

You and your significant other should be up to date on health screenings and checkups. You should also schedule a preconception exam with your OB/GYN, who can evaluate test results and answer any questions you might have about conception.

Also, it’s important that your doctors check to see if you’ve had tuberculosis or if you’re a carrier for some genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease. These conditions can contribute to pregnancy complications and may even prevent you from getting pregnant.

Remember that the road to conception may be long and sometimes rocky, but starting a family can be exciting and extremely rewarding. While easier said than done, try to be patient and savor the time with your significant other.

Dr. Stephanie Tootle is an OB/GYN who sees patients at Memorial Health University Physicians | Women’s Care Islands.

To book an appointment with her or any of our OB/GYNs, go to MemorialHealthDoctors.com.

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Free Election Day childcare to allow parents to vote @ YMCA of Coastal Ga branches; free Election Day Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Free Election Day Childcare YMCA of Coastal Georgia branchesThe Y is making it easier for parents to vote!

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia knows how important it is to cast your vote- and the Y wants to make it easier for parents!

On Nov. 6 2018, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is offering free childcare to allow parents time to visit the polls. You can visit any participating YMCA to take advantage of their Election Day childcare.

Taking kids to the polls may add stress for busy parents and caregivers; the Y is committed to doing its part to help remove barriers to voting so that all Americans can vote.

Effingham YMCA: 1224 Patriot Dr, Rincon, GA 31326 8:45AM -12PM and 4:30PM – 8PM
Golden Isles YMCA: 144 Scranton Conn, Brunswick, GA 31525 8AM – 10:30PM and 5PM – 7:30PM
Habersham YMCA: 6400 Habersham St, Savannah, GA 31405 8AM – 1PM and 4:15PM – 7:30PM
Islands YMCA: 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410 8AM – 1PM and 4PM – 8:30PM
Liberty County/ ASYMCA: 201 Mary Lou Dr, Hinesville, GA 31313 8:30AM – 12PM and 4:30PM – 8PM
McIntosh County YMCA: 1111 Magnolia Bluff Way, Darien, GA 31305 9AM – 12PM and 5PM – 7:30PM
Richmond Hill YMCA: 154 Thunderbird Dr, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 8:15AM – 12:15PM and 4PM – 8PM
Statesboro YMCAL: 401 Clairborne Ave, Statesboro, GA 31458 8AM – 12PM and 4PM – 7:30PM
West Chatham YMCA: Isaac G. LaRoche Dr, Pooler, GA 31322 8:45AM – 1PM and 4:15PM – 7:30PM

Parents will need to complete a registration form and sign a waiver upon arrival at Childwatch if not a YMCA member.

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Election 2018

Learn more about the candidates? Check out Voters Guide at lwvcga.org.

Find your polling place: mvp.sos.ga.gov

VOTE EARLY:  Find early voting hours & locations here. 

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Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream Savannah Election Day Georgia Voter sticker

Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for voters

Keep those “I’m A Georgia Voter” peach stickers after you vote.

Show your Georgia Voter sticker on Election Day Nov. 6 @ Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street in Savannah to receive a free scoop of ice cream. Open 11AM-11PM on Tuesdays.

UPDATE: This offer is no longer being offered as Ben & Jerry’s said they cannot offer any special treat for voting, saying it’s illegal according to Secretary of State. 

Ben & Jerry’s Savannah
25 E Broughton Street, Suite 1B
Savannah, GA 31401

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More Election Day Treats 

Show your “I’m A Georgia Voter” peach sticker on Nov. 6 to get these Election Day discounts:

Duck Donuts
99 cent coffee and free basic donut
7127 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Bojangles
Free 22 oz. iced tea (all 5 Savannah area locations)
29 West DeRenne Ave.
4401 Ogeechee Rd.
1021 East U.S. 80, Pooler
7111 GA-21, Port Wentworth
130 Carter St., Hinesville

Sentient Bean
10% off all drinks
13 East Park Ave.

Ben and Jerry’s
Free scoop of ice cream
25 E. Broughton St.

Leopold’s Ice Cream
Upgrade your single scoop cone to a double scoop cone
212 East Broughton St.

The Coffee Fox
10% off your order
102 West Broughton St.

Henny Penny Café
10% off your order
1514 Bull St.

Blowin’ Smoke
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
1611 Habersham St.

B. Matthews
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
325 East Bay St.

East End Provisions
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
420 East Broughton St.

The 5 Spot
Complementary peach-themed dessert or drink
4430 Habersham St.

Early Voting through Nov 6th

Civvie’s on Broughton
10% your purchase
14 East Broughton Upstairs

Starlandia
10% off your purchase
2438 Bull St.

The Book Lady
20% off one regular stock used book
6 Liberty St.

Duck Donuts
99 cent coffee
7127 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Salacia Salts
10% off your purchase
208 West Hall St.

The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia and 9to5 Georgia have arranged for local businesses to give incentives for voting in the midterm elections on Nov 6 2018. Some businesses also are offering incentives during the Early Voting period as well. 

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

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

child care Savannah PlayLand drop-in

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

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

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

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

Playland Drop-In Childcare

Drop-in childcare

PlayLand offers playcare for ages 6mths – 12 years.

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

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

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

Learn more about PlayLand here.

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

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

moms club savannah Halloween groups

 

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

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

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

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

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

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About MOMS Club of Savannah

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

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

Learn more about the Savannah moms group here. 

(Savannah pediatricians) SouthernMamas Exclusive Q&A with Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, August 27th, 2018

As part of SouthernMamas.com “Ask Me Anything” series with pediatricians @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah, PC, SouthernMamas.com readers submitted questions for an exclusive Q&A with Savannah pediatrician Dr. Chintak B. Patel.

Great questions. Great responses by Dr. Patel. Thanks everyone for participating.

See the video of Dr. Patel answering questions submitted by SouthernMamas.com readers here.

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