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UPCOMING EVENTS: March 10-14, 2014

What a great line-up of events this week: birth circle, breastfeeding support, and lots of fun for the Sweet Pea toddlers in your life!


Reminder of this week's Wordless Wednesday theme:
3/12 Feelin' Green~ Show us the ways you are “greening” in your home, nursery, school, workplace


Each featured picture this month earns you an entry into our raffle for Sweet Pea logo gear.  Send us as many pictures as you want - I will select those that best represent the theme, and you may get multiple chances to win - go for it!

UPCOMING EVENTS: March 3-7, 2014

WISHING YOU A MARVELOUS MONTH OF MARCH :)

Planning ahead:
OSTRICH FESTIVAL
Tumbleweed Park
 • March 7 - 9, 2014 • Time: visit website 
The Ostrich Festival is a community family event featuring live ostrich races and ostrich-themed activities, national and regional entertainment, carnival midway, spectacular food, upscale arts & crafts, a Saturday morning parade and much more.
In addition to bringing in nationally known musical groups, the festival also features some of the most popular local and regional talent in the Southwest.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Feb 24-28, 2014

Happy greetings to you! We are enjoying the spring weather in AZ - how about you?

We are enjoying the Nat Geo Kids Club so much that we have added listings for events in Glendale and Mesa to our calendar.  We also feel it is important to expose our children to the visual and performing arts.  In addition to the listings for the art museum (special times at no charge to families), the Mesa Arts Center is providing another FREE opportunity for families to enjoy a variety of music every Thursday through the month of March.

UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 10-14, 2014

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonIt's Valentine's Day this Friday - do you have any special plans with your Sweet Peas?

If you are living with food allergies, here is a link with ideas for non-food gifts and sentiments:
Creative Ideas for Non-Food Valentines - via Arizona Food Allergy Alliancehttp://bit.ly/1gmc2dx

Ideas for great DIY cards featuring your Sweet Peas thumbprints and handprints abound on the internet as well!  Here are some of our favorites:


Handprint Card - Cut out

Birth News: Insurance Companies and Breast Pumps


 
All insurance companies were mandated to provide nursing mothers with breastfeeding equipment and counseling as per theAffordable Care Act.  

HEREis another look at the services provided to pregnant and lactating women from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In an effort to meet the demand, breastfeeding equipment companies have ramped up production.  It has come to our attention that there may be a quality control issue with some of these pumps.  Our friends at Modern Mommy report seeing at least one insurance pump a week since the beginning of the year, mostly the Ameda branded product, for troubleshooting.

UPCOMING EVENTS: January 27-31, 2014



Happy New Year...and it's finally time to get our events calendar posted again!! Here are some events around the Phoenix area that support natural pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and attachment parenting.  We try to get out and about as much as we can - we look forward to seeing you and your Sweet Peas around town :)

 
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
Prenatal Yoga 
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS Dec 17 - Dec 20, 2013


Coming down the home stretch before the Christmas holiday!  For those of you giving and/or exchanging gifts, please check our #shopsmall #shoplocal posts over atSweet Pea Families.

I hope you and your Sweet Peas are having Dazzling Days of December!  We have enjoyed crafting, shopping, and visiting with our alumni Sweet Pea Births families. 


As we get closer to the holidays, please keep the families that have lost loved ones, or have experienced pregnancy or child loss, in your thoughts and prayers.

UPCOMING EVENTS Nov 11-15, 2013

Upcoming Events Nov 11-15, 2013

Planning Ahead:
Doll Tea Party @ 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Join the crew at Pottery Barn Kids for a special teatime benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.  For a $10 donation to St. Jude, kids will enjoy refreshments, stories and crafting with their favorite doll or teddy bear.  Call a store near you to reserve your spot today.  Cost: $10.  For children ages 4+.
To locate a store near you, clickHERE



MONDAY
Prenatal Yoga 
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm 

UPCOMING EVENTS Oct 28- Nov 1, 2013

It's the week of Halloween in the US!  If you observe, are your kiddos excited about getting dressed up in their costumes?  There are a couple of events this week where you can get extra milage from your costumes - Pottery Barn Kids invites you to attend their Spooktacular Story Time in costume (Tuesday), as does Nat Geo Kids Club (Wednesday).

If you think of it, snap some pictures as you and your Sweet Peas are out and about in costume this week, so we can feature you in our #WordlessWednesday "Costume" edition.

Breastfeeding Comfort Kit

This was meant to be our last Thursday installment in August for Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  I trumped it with a reminder about the International Rally to Improve Birth (which was awesome, by the way!)...so here is the latest informational video that I wanted to share with you.

In this one, Talisha Heiden, owner of Modern Mommy Boutique in Chandler, AZ, walks us through the products she would recommend for every mama's Comfort Kit.  These are the items that will make the learning curve, the engorgement, the sore nipples.
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