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:
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!
WISHING YOU A MARVELOUS MONTH OF MARCH :)
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.
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.
It'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:
All insurance companies were mandated to provide nursing
mothers with breastfeeding equipment and counseling as per theAffordable Care
is 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.
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
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm
220 E Lexington Ave
Phoenix AZ 85012
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
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
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
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm
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.
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.