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Happy Holidays

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

Happy holidays to all of our readers!  In order to spend a mindful, intentional holiday season with our four sweet peas, new posts are suspended for the rest of the month.  We will be back in 2016 with more fresh and timely posts about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.  

We would love to hear what is on your mind – please leave me a comment with content you would like to see addressed or updated, or any questions you would like to see answered on our VLOG series, Q&A with SPB.

Sun Safety for Sweet Pea

Since this is the season of sun and surf, I want to share a couple of finds that have served us well to keep our Sweet Peas from getting sun burned.  Nothing makes me feel less adequate as a mother than the indictment of burnt pink skin on my Sweet Pea.  The worst is a burn that happens on a cloudy day!  Keep in mind that the clouds only block out the light from the sun – the ultraviolet rays that cause sun burn can still travel through the cloud cover.  I hope this info can help you avoid that feeling of utter and complete Mom Fail.

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 23-27, 2014

HAPPY First week of summer!  I wish you lots of shade and cool breezes...we are loving our mister tube that Coach Bruss bought from Lowe's Home Improvement - it makes sitting outside while the kids play bearable!!

Planning ahead:
Disney Summer Play Days @ Chandler Fashion Mall
Tuesday 6/24: Doc McStuffins @ 11:30 am
Wednesday 6/25: Crush Showtime @ 11:30 am
Thursday 6/26: Marvel Trivia @ 11:30 am
Friday 6/27: Avengers Showtime @ 6:15 pm

Thursday June 26
#4 Vaccination Education for Parents - PCV, IPV, and HIB

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 21-22, 2014

Welcome to the weekend, AZ Families!! For those of you that are expecting *please* stay hydrated - take water with you everywhere! If you are breastfeeding a nursling, take care of you and your Sweet Pea by staying hydrated - dress in loose layers of light colored, breathable clothing so that you can add or subtract layers depending on whether or not you are in air conditioning.

All the farmer's markets are starting and ending earlier - have fun and stay in the shade if you are out and about :)

Inside Look: Estella Grace

One of the treasures I brought home for the kiddos from the amazing Club MomMe Spring Family Fest was a homemade, hand-crafted lotion bar from the Estella Grace display.  I got to visit with Amy’s assistant, Jenelle, at the event; Amy was chatting with another customer when I stopped by.  Amy was kind enough to do a virtual interview with me and share these beautiful images of her products, all of them hand-crafted and made with love in the USA.

SPB readers will want to consider using her handmade lotion bars as part of, "avoiding harmful substances" during pregnancy, or maybe the aromatherapy candles for use during relaxation practice, labor, or the postpartum period to add a little lift to your days.

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 16-20, 2014

Welcome to the week - hope you have a great one!!

Planning Ahead:

Disney Summer Play Days
These are the events for the Chandler Mall store – please call ahead to confirm as they sometimes change due to cast member changes.
Monday, June 16: 6:00 pm – Art of Animation – Simba
Tuesday, June 17: 6:00 pm – Mike’s Trivia Challenge – Boo
Wednesday, June 18: 11:30 am – Showtime – Mickey Mouse Club House
Thursday, June 19: 11:30 am – Storytime – Sing with Pooh
Friday, June 20: 6:15 pm – Art of Animation – Mickey Mouse

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 7-8, 2014



I am heading to Orange County today to attend theClub MomMe Spring Family Fest.  If you are not able to attend in person, please feel free to be a part of the event by following us on Twitter (@sweetpeabirths) and on Instagram (http://instagram.com/sweetpeabirths) to see what we are seeing and doing throughout the day.





Staying in Phoenix?  Check out this amazing listing of area Splash PadsHERE

Planning ahead:
Saturday, June 7
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ 9:00 am
Build a Riding Lawn Mower
Come learn how to build a pint-size riding lawn mower.

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 2-6, 2014

This is a great week for neat events happening around the Phoenix, AZ area, starting with special play days at the Disney Store. Click on the image below to go to theirwebsite:

 
There is also aSpecial Eventon Wednesday morning at the B&N store in Chandler to celebrate the45th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
 
Last but not least, be sure to check outTHISpost to read about the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest happening this Saturday in Orange County.  We are so excited to be flying in for the day to cover this amazing event, and we have one Family Ticket to give away to a lucky SPB reader.

Special Feature: Club MomMe Spring Family Fest

Club Mom-Me Spring Family Fest: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Huntington Beach

Club MomMe is a social, educational and wellness community for moms and moms-to-be.  They provide a place for women to meet each other, make friends, learn about pregnancy and motherhood, and share unique experiences together.  All attendees at each event receive a gift bag and a chance to win great giveaways like strollers, car seats, gear and more!  



They have been kind enough to gift a SPB reader with a Family Ticket to the event on June 7, 2014 - wow!

UPCOMING EVENTS: May 31 - June 1, 2014

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 15. Here is a great place to start looking for ideas to celebrate the special father’s in our lives:http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/
 
Please stay hydrated whether you are at home or out and about.  We have been keeping a glass serving carafe packed with fruit, herbs, ice and water on the kitchen counter for the Sweet Peas to help themselves whenever they go by.
 
Need to cool off?  Check outTHISlisting for Phoenix area splash pads.
 
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