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(Savannah therapists) Low Country Counseling on how to keep your sanity during your child’s tantrum

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Low Country Counseling Savannah therapists: How Do I Keep My Sanity During My Child’s Tantrum?!

Low Country Counseling: How do I keep my sanity during my child’s tantrum?

We’ve all been there: parental exhaustion when your child is in the midst of a meltdown.

Low Country Counseling therapists share three tips on how to remain calm during tantrums.

Once you have mastered the ability to regain patience and calm, here are five tips to cope with your child’s tantrum.

Learn more here. 
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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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(Savannah pediatricians) COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Ages 16 & 17 @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Richmond Hill

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill Ga. COVID Vaccine

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is administering COVID-19 vaccinations to their patients who are age 16 and 17 years old at the SouthCoast Health pediatrics location in Richmond Hill.

If you are interested in having your child (within this age range) vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine at that location, please CLICK HERE to add your child to SouthCoast’s waitlist. This waitlist will be used to contact patients to schedule a vaccination.

Vaccinations are by appointment only.

Completing the form is not a guarantee of an appointment as vaccine supplies could be limited.

You will be contacted by text to schedule when an appointment is available for your child. If you sign up on the waitlist with a landline, you will receive a phone call to schedule.

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(Savannah pediatricians) ‘Ask A Pediatrician’ with Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Dr. Carly Ryan of Pediatric Associates of Savannah answers your questions on this video for SouthernMamas.com readers.

Questions submitted by readers and answered by Dr. Ryan cover such topics as: at what age to start swim lessons; when to switch from crib to toddler bed; signs of dairy allergy in infants; when to call your pediatrician; signs of postpartum depression; at what age should your baby be sleeping through the night; how do you know if your baby is crying too much; what is ”purple crying” in babies and what to do about it; all the info you need on sterilizing baby bottles, nipples & pacifiers; plus more answers to your questions.

Watch it here. 

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

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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

Low Country Counseling: reasons behind child tantrums

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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Why does my child tantrum?

Every parent has had that moment where your child is on the floor screaming, crying, and you feel helpless. Tantrums come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes you see them coming and sometimes you don’t.

Low Country Counseling therapists share 3 Triggers to Tantrums and 5 Tips to Reduce Tantrums

Learn more here. 

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

Low Country Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Bus Stop Mamas to help connect moms with flexible jobs in Savannah

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

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Motherhood is not a career threatening event (anymore)!

Here’s a new free service to help you find a job – part time or full time.

Bus Stop Mamas is a female/mama founded tech startup that is a workforce tool for moms. It connects moms with flexible (key word), work that works for their life. 

So how do they do this? Mamas sign up for their FREE network then you will receive weekly emails with new job opportunities — and all of them have been vetted as flexible and suitable for a working mom. If you see something you’re interested in, you hit a button and are immediately introduced to the hiring manager.

Bus Stop Mamas recently partnered with companies in the Savannah area.

Sign up here.

Free Virtual Parenting Class in Savannah: Managing Parent-Teen Conflict

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

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Free class, “Managing Parent-Teen Conflict” for parents and their teens aged 13-18 on Sat. March 20 2021, 9:30AM-12:30PM. The class is offered virtually and teaches parents and their teenagers how to constructively address their conflicts, communicate effectively, and heal their relationships.

Parents can sign up online at https://forms.gle/VHT74Usiw2E3ETXT6.

Find more info here.

This class will also be offered:
9:30AM-12:30PM Sat. April 17
9:30AM-12:30PM Sat. May 15

The class is presented by the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, a non-profit organization in Savannah that seeks to harness the power of qualified volunteers to facilitate the process of citizens proactively managing conflict, provide alternatives to litigation and increase access to justice.

Low Country Counseling: Depression tips for parents

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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Low Country Counseling’s Depression Tips for Parents

How is depression different from a typical response of feeling sad?

Everyone has bad days and times where they feel sad. The difference between sadness and depression is the persistence of symptoms. Typically, the melancholy spell lasts longer than 2 weeks and the symptoms interfere with functioning such as schoolwork, daily tasks, relationships, and interest.

Low Country Counseling therapists share factors that can contribute to the development of depression in children here as well as 5 signs of depression here.

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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Two Sisters Travel: 6 Family Spring Break Ideas in 2021

Monday, January 25th, 2021

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6 Family Spring Break Ideas In 2021

While it may be winter outside, now is the time to make your spring break travel plans.

If you’re feeling ready to explore, adventure or simply just need to getaway, travel is slowly resuming. Many popular domestic destinations are welcoming guests again and several international borders have re-opened to US passport holders.

So, what’s open and where to take your family for Spring Break 2021, Two Sisters Travel is sharing top destination picks!

All Inclusive Resorts

Kickback and relax on island time by sipping frozen drinks on white sand beaches. All inclusive resorts combine relaxation and adventure blending together the perfect family vacation experience. Kids will enjoy water sports & age-focused activities while parents relax in the spa, there’s truly something for everyone at an all inclusive resort.

These resorts offer a great value by including accommodations, dining, drinks, activities and entertainment in one package price. Makes for an overall stress-free vacation.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Theme Parks

Celebrating spring break at Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort can be the perfect escape from reality. Slip into themed lands of fantasy, adventure, nature and science making memories with your family.

Experience new attractions & experiences at both parks, and for a limited time take advantage of special discounts.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

National Parks

Highlighting some of America’s most breathtaking landscapes and landmarks our National Parks are true treasure to explore. A few of our favorites to visit during the spring are Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Zion and Grand Canyon.

Each offers an entirely different appeal and experience! Two Sisters Travel will help you narrow down the overwhelming number of options to curate the right itinerary to fit your national parks vacation vision!

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Florida Keys

Experience the feel of the Caribbean without a passport. The Florida Keys are a 110-mile island chain surrounded by crystal-blue waters that are famed for stunning sunsets and a relaxed atmosphere.

Nature lovers flock to the Lower Keys with it’s state parks and protected areas, divers & snorkelers enjoy Marathon (access to America’s only living coral barrier reef), and for the more vibrant activities visit Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Costa Rica

An eco-travelers dream, Costa Rica represents what an unspoiled tropical paradise should be. Blessed with beaches and biodiversity, this verdant land of misty volcanoes, roaring rivers, and lush jungles teeming with exotic fauna this country is the perfect place for adventure and relaxation.

Spend your days exploring cloud rainforests, zip lining through the jungle or surfing along the coast. It’s easy to see why they say Costa Rica is Pura Vida – “pure life.”

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Hawaii

Situated in the Pacific Ocean and over 2,100 miles from the mainland sits the small island chain of Hawaii. These gorgeous volcanic islands formed millions of years ago are still intriguing visitors today.

Steeped in breathtaking natural beauty, warm Polynesian culture, and a near perfect year round climate, Hawaii makes an ideal tropical destination to celebrate the holiday season. Experience it all from history & culture, to relaxation & adventure.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Don’t let the stress of planning your family spring break vacation overwhelm you. Two Sisters Travel can custom curate the perfect itinerary to fit your vacation style, preferences and budget. Two Sisters Travel will make the entire travel experience easy and stress-free from start to finish.

Contact Two Sisters Travel today online here  or call 843-284-3241, and let’s get started.

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(Hilton Head Is. Playgrounds) Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park

Monday, January 18th, 2021

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There’s a new outdoor kid-friendly spot on Hilton Head Is: Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park.

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms. The Sandbox Children’s Museum is set to move there, too, from its current location later this year.

Lowcountry Celebration Park is located off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot.

The spacious Adventure Playground features a giant ship complete with mist cannons.

Adventure Playground is open from sunrise to sunset. Restroom facilities at the Park close at 10PM.

Parking is available in the Coligny Beach Parking Lot, the parking lot off Nassau Street or onstreet parking on Nassau Street.

Playground Water Feature: The Adventure Playground has a water feature. This feature will become operational once after requirements for permits are completed.

Find more things do with kids while on Hilton Head Is. here. 

Toddler Tuesdays returns Jan. 12 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, January 8th, 2021

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah returns Jan. 12, 2021 and will be held outdoors due to the pandemic.

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of our animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the outside amphitheater and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

Due to the current state of the pandemic the program will be conducted entirely outside so dress appropriately and bring your stroller and walking shoes. The program will happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be under covered pavilions. Cost: $5 per child and only $3 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling @ Low Country Counseling, Savannah

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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Couples Counseling @ Low Country Counseling, Savannah 

Seeking guidance together can improve navigating stressors such as parenting, career and finances, extended family pressures, internal struggles, affairs, life transitions, and feeling disconnected from one another.

Marital and couples counseling can help strengthen partnerships, improve communication, ease tensions, heal wounds, promote bonding, and enhance intimacy.

Learn more here.

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Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone.

Hope starts here. 

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Help a Savannah mom of 5 whose story reflects local increase in first-time homelessness due to the pandemic

Friday, December 18th, 2020

This 28-year-old single mom and her five kids, ages 2 to 10, were forced to move from their Savannah rental home this past spring when Robinet’s hours were cut at her housekeeping job at the Courtyard Marriott and she could no longer afford rent.

Since then, she and her children have lived in roughly 15 Savannah hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her story is heartbreaking and reflects the increase in first-time homelessness in Savannah due to the pandemic.

Read this mom’s story here. 

Help this mom and her kids by donating here. 

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Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless

Savannah’s number of people who are homeless for the first time is increasing. Here’s a way to get your children involved with volunteering to help.

Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless in Savannah – started by Colleen Moultry and her daughter Bethany, a home-schooled first grader-  distributes care packages, which include a variety of supplies and a kind note for people who are homeless, to Savannah shelters and hand out on the street.

To volunteer, visit Bethany’s Happy Bags Facebook page or email Bethanyshappybags@gmail.com

Low Country Counseling in Savannah: ADHD Tips for Parents

Monday, November 30th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah: ADHD Tips for Parents 

Did you know that Justin Timberlake has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? And Michael Phelps? There are ways to channel the extra energy into SUCCESS!

Low Country Counseling therapists in Savannah share five signs of ADHD in kids and five ADHD tips for parents here. 

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

Low Country Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Now accepting applications for 2021-22 @ Blessed Sacrament School

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

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Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah – a pre-K through 8th grade private school –  is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you’re looking for a home to educate your child, schedule a tour of Blessed Sacrament School . Call 912.356.6987.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. 

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament 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.

Two Sisters Travel: Save up to 35% on Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

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Put Magic In Your Calendar For 2021

Ready to escape these unprecedented times and have fun with your family? Walt Disney World Resort is open, and the magic is alive.

For a limited time you can save up to 35% off your stay at Walt Disney World Resort hotels January 3 – April 17, 2021.

With limited capacity inside the theme parks, now is the perfect time to visit! Take advantage of the low crowds and incredible deals to experience new attractions or the classics.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has opened 2 brand new lands, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. Both offering exciting new attractions, entertainment and dining venues!

Not sure what visiting a theme park is like right now? Two Sisters Travel has visited them and can give you all of the insider details to make your getaway stress-free!

Contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Two Sisters Travel now and let’s plan your magical getaway.

Remember, Two Sisters Travel concierge travel planning services are always FREE!

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
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Early In-Person Voting for the 2020 Election in Savannah/Chatham County

Monday, October 5th, 2020

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Early Voting in Georgia for the Nov. 3 election started Oct. 12 2020 and ends Oct. 30 2020.

Learn more here. 

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL

Mail out of absentee ballots began on Sept. 19, 2020 and will end on Oct. 30, 2020.

A request for an absentee ballot may be submitted by mail, email, fax, through the online portal or you may complete the application in person at the Chatham County Board of Registrars office. You must file a separate application for each election and run-off election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot; except if you are a voter who is over the age of 65, disabled, a military service member or spouse of a service member, or an overseas citizen (temporary or permanent).

New Absentee Ballot Online Portal Website

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EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING IN CHATHAM COUNTY

OCTOBER 12, 2020 – OCTOBER 30, 2020 (Monday – Friday)

Any eligible registered Chatham County voter desiring to vote in advance during this period may do so in-person. No reason is required.

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Civic Center 301 W Oglethorpe Ave 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mosquito Control 65 Billy B. Hair Dr. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Islands Library 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Southwest Library 14097 Abercorn St. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pooler Recreation Park (Gym) 900 S Rogers St., Pooler 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY VOTING:

OCTOBER 17, 2020 – OCTOBER 18, 2020

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sun.) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 24, 2020 – OCTOBER 25, 2020

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sun.) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Civic Center 301 W Oglethorpe Ave (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
301 W Oglethorpe Ave (Sun.) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.