In addition to the full-time occupation of motherhood, some of our Mothers Club members also have their own businesses. Review our list to see how you can support a local Mom!
Triangle Mothercare Inc. (Marcia Thuermer)
Offers care for newborns and infants in your home by postpartum doulas. Services include breastfeeding support, baby care, sibling care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, education and resources. Day and overnight care available. Visit www.trianglemothercare.com or contact Marcia Thuermer at 919-309-9209
CPR Parent Support Group (Evette Horton)
Do you want to enhance your relationship with your child? The CPR (Child-Parent-Relationship) Parent Support Group is a 10 week class that trains parents to be therapeutic agents with their children. Contact Evette at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Creative Memories (Amy Hoogervorst)
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be megapixels! Take the digital images you have stored on your computer or memory sticks, and turn them into something fun that you can enjoy and share. Learn a simple system for organizing, editing and celebrating your memories, whether they are digital or already printed. I offer beginner events, follow-up workshops, mom’s nights out, and a dynamic business opportunity. Contact Amy Hoogervorst at CMAmyH at yahoo.com or call 919-619-0056 for more details.
French4children is a fun after school class run by a French speaking Montessori teacher with over 10 years experience in teaching French. The program is for kids 3 years and up and offers a fun way to learn French through songs, games and worksheets. The classes are held in Southern Village, Chapel Hill. Mother and toddler class also available. Please contact Nathalie Cook for more information. Phone 919 240 4368 or Nathalie_cook@yahoo.com
Jamminbaby (Licensed Music Together Provider) (Erica Berry)
Family Music and Movement classes for children ages 0-5 years old and the parents, grandparents and/or caregivers who love them. Try a free class or mention the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club and get a discount on registration! Financial assistance is provided on a limited basis. Serving Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Durham and Apex. Jammin Baby also offers Preschool music programs and currently serves as the music provider for Christ Church Preschool in Southern Village. For more information on this program go to www.jamminbaby.com or call Erica Berry at 919-338-2978.
Salsa Babies, Salsa Tots and Salsa Kids (Susana Ramsey)
Salsa Babies lets you dance back into shape with the best little partner of all: your baby! With little ones (1 ½ – 18 months) snuggled into baby carriers, new moms learn popular Latin dances while babies shake maraca rattles and bounce along to the Salsa beat! Salsa Tots is a parent-child class (1 – 5 years) that combines Spanish, movement and play with lively Latin rhythms that parents and kids can both enjoy. Salsa Kids (6 – 10 years) learn lively Latin rhythms and simple Latin steps taught in a fun, creative way. Spice up you child’s birthday party or event with a Latin-style dance fiesta with maracas, scarves and a parachute. Dance, sing, play and learn a little Spanish along the way! For more information or to schedule a free preview class, e-mail susanar at salsababies.com, call 919-730-1854 or visit www.trianglesalsababies.com
Anita M. Schimizzi, PhD, Licensed Psychologist (Anita Schimizzi)
You love your child and want your child to feel good, to thrive socially and emotionally, but something is getting in the way. Whether it is the stress of big changes or more day-to-day difficulties, your child and family may benefit from the supportive services offered by Dr. Schimizzi. Located in Southern Village Executive Suites. Visit www.anitaschimizzi.com for more information. Contact at 919-323-5428 or DrSchimizzi@anitaschimizzi.com to arrange a free consult.
Noble Mother: Parenting As a Spiritual Calling (Raelee Peirce)
How do we raise our kids in our high-risk world? Parents know how to raise their kid’s IQs but what about their moral intelligence? Let’s make sure we’re creating compassionate world citizens rather than mini insensitive geniuses. Visit our website for more information. www.noblemother.com
Entertainment, Parties, Celebrations
Sadie, Sadie Party Lady (Sadie Bauer)
Offering hands-on, exciting and fun services for your child’s birthday party. Costumes, face painting, balloon animals, storytelling and especially arts and crafts make this a unique and memorable, kid-oriented birthday treat. For more information please call Sadie at 919-619-8288 or go to www.sadiepartylady.com.
Food and Catering
Local Cookie (Elizabeth Pyle)
Looking for a Unique Gift or Potluck Show Stopper? Surprise loved ones with beautifully decorated cookies and mouthwatering baked goods from our local bakery in Carrboro. Local Cookie gift boxes are perfect for any special occasion and include decadent, delicious cookies with unique ingredients. Our cookie party plates will be the talk of your event, whether for a personal or business gathering. Contact Local Cookie for details via phone at (415) 297-4529 or visit our website.
Health and Well-Being: Products
Cinch Inch Loss Plan (Joanne Estes)
The Cinch Inch Loss Plan is powered by LeucineT and specially formulated to help you break the dreaded diet cycle! Backed by science—over 50 years of leadership (Shaklee) and innovation in nutritional science. Clinically tested to keep muscle, burn fat, and lose inches. For more information, see www.cinchplan.com/joanne_estes or call 919-929-4534. Listen to our 3-minute message at 925-924-3030.
Beyond Prescriptions (Joanne Estes)
Health….the single most important subject in all our lives. Shift your thinking from disease intervention to disease prevention and health promotion. Go to http://www.beyondprescriptions.org and sign up to receive weekly healthy tips that promote safe and effective alternatives to drugs as well as my free report about how to stay off of prescription drugs. Joanne Estes (919)929-4534
Handcrafted Hula Hoops for Adults and Children (Natalie Shaw)
They’re back! But they aren’t the hula hoops from your childhood! These are large, heavy hoops that move slowly around the body and are much easier to use than the store-bought kind. Did you read the News & Observer article? And, check out this inspirational video! If you are looking for a new way to meditate or a great way to exercise indoors or out, hula hooping may be the answer. They are made to order for your size and using your favorite colors. They make great healthy gifts, as well. Now is the time to give it a whirl! www.geocities.com/hoopingfun1/Hooping_Fun.html
House and Garden
Shop Healthy (Joanne Estes)
Make your home the healthiest place in the whole world. Shaklee, a 50+ year company provides healthy home products, healthy beauty, healthy baby, immune support with Nutriferon, inch-loss with CINCH, Vitalizer – clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life and Vivix, a revolutionary breakthrough in cellular nutrition. Ask me how to get your products for free. (919)929-4534 http://joanne-estes.myshaklee.com
Photo & Video Services
Creative Memories (Amy Hoogervorst)
Are you in “digital disarray?” Get your digital images and photographic prints in order, as you celebrate “your life, your story, your way.” Start by getting your first 20 prints free at www.cmphotocenter.com when you create a free account and enter in the consultant code #45091151. Then contact Amy at CMAmyH at yahoo.com or 919-619-0056 for additional assistance.
Disc-Connect (Mark Terry)
An analog-to-digital conversion service. Photos (traditional prints, negatives, slides, digital photos) made into a DVD slideshow or photo CD; home movies (8mm, Hi-8, Digital8, VHS-C, mini DV camcorder tapes) and VHS tapes converted to DVD; cassettes and records transferred to CD. High quality, low prices. More information at disc-connect.com or by calling Mark at 919-923-5277.
Photography and Portraiture
Abigail Blosser Photography (Abigail Blosser)
Abigail is a fine art portrait photographer specializing in contemporary lifestyle photography of children and families. Abigail’s background is unique in that she is a mom, artist, and teacher. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography and has taught art to children as young as three. Mothers Club Members receive 10% off your print order. Visit www.abigailblosserphotography.com or call 919-423-3815.
First Moments Online (Mark Terry)
Helping you document and share your newborn baby’s first moments. High resolution digital photography in your maternity room and a photo album online before you get home! Video in High Definition (or standard definition, or both!). DVD slideshows with soundtrack in HD or SD. All images and video delivered on archival gold DVDs and CDs. Visit firstmomentsonline.com or call Mark at 919-923-5277.
First Person Photography (Amy Gori)
Candid family portraiture and birth photography using natural light, specializing in black-and-white film. We provide on-call services especially for birth photography, offering unobtrusive, personal, beautiful documentation of your birth experience. We do film and digital photographs and custom packages for every budget. See our portfolio at www.firstpersonphoto.com, or call 919-942-3183.
KPO Photo (Kristin Oguntoyinbo)
We are Storytellers with a Camera. Local mother and documentary photographer Kristin P. Oguntoyinbo believes that every family has a story to tell. KPO Family Stories can be captured in your home, at a local park or at our newly renovated, natural light studio in Chapel Hill. After the shoot we invite you to the downtown Carrboro office to view your story and create unique pieces from your favorite images. Start your story today! www.kpophoto.com
Smassh Studio (Ashley Trent)
Ashley and Russell Trent are the unconventional and creative minds behind Smassh Studio’s fine art and portrait photography. Smassh Studio offers beautiful and unique photography in all genres including babies, family and children, wedding and special events, and glamour. Smassh Studio is convenient and located in downtown Chapel Hill on E. Franklin St. Mother’s Club Members receive a 10% discount on all prints. Visit www.smasshstudio.com or call 910-366-6863.
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