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In addition to the full-time occupation of motherhood, some of our Mothers Club members also have their own businesses.

Child Care

Au Pair USA (Angela Eberts)
Au Pair USA is a U.S. State Department designated agency that has been placing qualified, pre-screened au pairs with host families for over 15 years! All our au pairs are pre-screened and tested for English language skills; trained in CPR, first aid and child development issues, and provided with travel and medical emergency insurance. For more information about Au Pair USA, contact the local office at 919-968-3153 or aupair at nc.rr.com.

The Play Place (Margaret Hanks)
Part-Time or Drop-in Childcare. Are you a Chapel Hill parent who would like to run errands while your preschool child is cared for by a creative caring mother of four with a degree in child development and 15 years experience working with preschool children? At The Play Place, your child will participate in child-directed play in a bright and fun playroom and outdoor time on the safe and shady playground as well as adult guided creative experiences and an age-appropriate "friendship circle." Childcare by appointment only, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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.


The Aware Parent (Wendy Mann)
The Aware Parent is a fresh, amazing approach to parenting based on current research in child development, pre- and peri-natal psychology, 11 years of my own parenting experience, and a revolutionary understanding of crying and tantrums that will significantly improve bonding and sanity within your parent-child relationships. This is the key to establishing flow and ease with fewer frustrations in your parenting life. Please contact me, Wendy Mann, Certified Aware Parenting Instructor, Emotional Release Guide, Parent-Infant Bonding Specialist, and a mom who honors parenting and lives it and gets it (most of the time) for more infomation: wlm199 at gmail.com, 969-8626 or check out my ever evolving website at www.theawareparent.com.

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.

Dr. Susan Ann Varady, Ph.D., PLLC (Susan Roche)
I recently relocated from Charlotte, NC to Chapel Hill where I have a welcoming home office just off N. Elliott Rd and E. Franklin St (near the Whole Foods). I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in treating women's issues, relationship difficulties and body-image issues/eating disorders. I offer personalized, confidential care and enjoy helping my clients live healthier, more balanced lives. Please visit my website for more information about me and my practice www.susanvaradyphd.com or email me at [email protected]. I can be reached by phone at 919.883.1636.

Diaper Services

The Triangle Diaper Company (Karissa Binkley)
The Triangle Diaper Company is an eco-friendly option for diapering! The Diapering Doula offers weekly delivery of 100% unbleached cotton diapers and diaper and product consultation. Please visit www.trianglediapercompany.com or call 919-961-9885 for more information.

Entertainment, Parties, Celebrations

Bounce 'N Fun! (Abby Marold)
Bounce 'N Fun, a mom-run business in Chapel Hill, offers members $10 off bouncy house rentals, or $5 off our fun food concession rentals. Try our Spin Art machine, or our Chocolate Fondue Fountain made especially for small parties. Ask for the Disney Princesses Castle, Spiderman Jump House, and more. We also have unique and attractive 8 ft. stork signs or "It's a Boy/Girl" large letters for your lawn to announce a new baby's arrival. Please see www.bouncenfun.biz or call 919-942-4242.

Oogles n Googles (Michelle Dabek)
Oogles n Googles offers unique and zany "all inclusive" themed kids birthday party packages. From set-up to clean up, we do the work so you don't have to. Our birthday parties are activity-based and totally engaging for the children. Our kids parties will razzle and dazzle your guests and at the same time provide your child with an unbelievably memorable birthday party experience. For more information, please visit us at www.ooglesngoogles.com.

Paint Savvy (Lisa Yu)
Paint Savvy - Face Painting Professionals serving the Triangle and surrounding areas of Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and more! We have an excellent track record of satisfied clients and a face painter is available for birthday parties, special events, neighborhood picnics, promotions, picnics and more. Visit us on the web at www.paintsavvy.com to view our portfolio. Large events welcome!

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.


Baby Boot Camp (Marcy Luna)
Baby Boot Camp stroller-based fitness classes are designed specifically to help moms get fit. It takes the place of a personal trainer at a time in your life when you need one more than ever. Classes combine strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills. Pilates, yoga and abdominal exercises help improve core strength. The stroller, resistance tubes (and even your child!) are used as an integral part of the workout. Classes are now starting in Southern Village! Find out more or register for your FIRST CLASS FREE at www.babybootcamp.com or call
Marcy Luna, MS 919-260-0003.

Jazzercise of Chapel Hill and Durham/RTP (Ann Koonce)
Jazzercise is a fun, motivating dance fitness program for moms of all fitness levels. It's also a great place to meet new friends and lose those post-pregnancy pounds. Hour-long classes combine jazz dance, pilates, kick-boxing, strength-training and stretching into a very effective and efficient workout. Evening and weekends classes held at Ephesus Elementary and McDougle Elementary. Weekday morning classes with free childcare begin on November 5 at the Community Center Gym on Estes Dr. For more information, check out the website at www.chapelhilldurhamjazz.com or contact Ann at 919-971-3051

The Tumble Gym (Christophir Smith)
The Tumble Gym is proud to announce that we have arrived in Chapel Hill. We are located in the great community of Southern Village right off of highway 15/501. We offer non-competitive age appropriate gymnastics, dance, martial arts, cheerleading, camps, open gym, birthday parties, and other forms of kid’s fitness. Enrollment is year round and everyone receives a free trial class. For more information, please contact Christophir "Smitty" Smith,
manager, The Tumble Gym, at (919) 942-7687; Info at thetumblegymsv.com; or www.thetumblegymsv.com.

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.

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? http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/928925.html And, check out this inspirational video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idCQQKr8Bso.
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

Health and Well-Being: Services

Creation Therapeutics (Kim Boomhower)
The mission at Creation Therapeutics is to honor the creation of life through therapeutic touch. Touch is essential to all stages of human life. It is a means of communication, learning and deep healing. I offer massage and bodywork therapy for fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and infants, as well as general wellness. I use various modalities in my practice, depending on what goals the client is trying to achieve. These may include traditional Swedish methods, Myofascial (deep tissue) massage, Accupressure (massaging certain tender points, called "ashi points" along the body), Hydrotherapy (hot and cold therapy), Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Each session is tailored to the client's goals as well as their needs on that particular day, making each session unique. Creation Therapeutics is owned and operated by Kim Boomhower, NCLMBT #7567, a nationally certified, state licensed, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals Certified Therapist. Phone: 919-933-4480, E-mail: info at creationtherapeutics.com, Website: www.creationtherapeutics.com.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy (Natalie Mason)
Natalie Mason provides occupational therapy services for children of all ages at a new clinic in Southwest Durham (a quick commute from Chapel Hill via 15-501 or 54). A Place to Grow helps children develop, grow, and flourish along their own unique individual trajectory. We provide services to help children with sensory processing, feeding concerns (including picky eating), developmental play skills, visual perceptual skills and motor skills. We offer weekend sessions! Call us at 919-321-2183 or visit us online at www.aplacetogrowtherapy.com.

Pregnancy Massage (Marta Magaw)
Making Pregnancy More Comfortable. Treat your aches and pains while nurturing yourself with a great massage tailored to address more specifically the issues and conditions that a pregnant woman faces: low back and hip pain, neck and shoulder tension, tired legs and feet, etc. Facedown positioning is available for most women. Certified in Prenatal Massage. 8 years experience. Marta Magaw, LMBT (NC#799), Chapel Hill Pregnancy Massage, 919-942-1510, www.pregnancymassagenc.com.

Therapeutic Foot Treatments (Lisa Burke)
Relaxing, effortless way to safely help cleanse the harmful toxins from inside your body with a highly effective 20 minute therapeutic footbath, using a top-of-the-line product (EB-305 Pro) that has been shown to help with digestion, swelling, stiff and achey joints, allergies and other chronic complaints. Usually $50 a session; $30 for Mothers Club members. Call Lisa at 919-260-9101.

House and Garden

Create a Non Toxic Home (Joanne Estes)
Do you have cleaners in your home that include chlorine, phenol, ammonia, or formaldehyde? These ... and more...may be toxic. Introducing GET CLEAN from Shaklee....safe for you, your home, and your planet. Let me help you set up a non-toxic home + save you money! Contact Joanne Estes at 919-929-4534 or email joanneestes at nc.rr.com.

Fox Mountain Home Improvement (DeeDee Lavinder)
Fox Mountain Home Improvement is committed to helping you turn your house into the home of your dreams. We have years of experience working with a variety of styles and mediums. From minor repairs to custom details, we work closely with our clients to get a sense of aesthetic and practical needs. We offer free on-site estimates and would love to discuss your next project. Call 919-960-5230 or email mail at foxmountaininc.com. Please visit our website www.foxmountaininc.com!

MFO Painting and Design (Matt & Tara Oliverio)
Painting Toward a Greener Planet!  New to the Triangle, we are an established Eco-Aware Painting company. We have recently relocated from NYC and have brought our standards of quality workmanship and superb service to the Triangle and beyond. Whether it is your child’s nursery or the lobby of your office, we will help you achieve all of your design goals through our variety of service options: from straight-forward painting to customized murals and faux finishing. We use only low V.O.C. Latex and Clay-based paints, as well as other green alternatives to insure that you and your family breathe easy. We are licensed, insured, and our estimates are always free.
Please call us and give us a try: 919.960.2546 – 917.699.8721
[email protected]

Native Gardens (Bridget Beck)
An ornamental-garden design service specializing in native plants and organic methods. Drawing on over 10 years of experience in the Horticulture/Landscape field, I offer a range of services from design consultations to garden installation plans. Call or email and we can talk flowers! 919-929-8016 or email bridgetbeck at nativegardens.us.

Neat Freak Professional Organizing (Perri Kersh)
Clutter control and space utilization consulting for kitchens, playrooms, bedrooms, home offices and entire homes. Time management coaching for families and individuals-helping you create customized systems that work and that can be easily maintained. Free initial consultation. Contact perri at neat-freak.com or call 919-824-8196.


Ellis Family Law (Alyscia Ellis)
The law firm of Alyscia G. Ellis (ellisfamilylaw.com) is a law firm for all families. Ms. Ellis is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and represents clients in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, property settlement, child support, separation agreements, prenuptial agreements and appeals. She is known for her mastery of family law as well as well as her topnotch litigation (trial) skills. Ms Ellis will be honest and direct about the facts of your case from the first meeting through resolution while at the same time zealously advocating your legal position at all times. Learning your legal rights is the first and most important step in the process. Please call 688.9400 to set up a consultation.

Estate Planning (John Marold)
The Marold Law Firm provides estate planning consultations. Attorney John Marold wants to help you care for your family's future. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, special needs care, asset protection; John will give you the personal attention you deserve. To arrange an appointment, please call 919-969-9906.

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 919-767-0977.

April Joy Photography (April McGinnis)
April works primarily with families and children as a portrait photographer with a somewhat photojournalistic approach. Her portrait sessions are casual, candid, and intended to capture the little details that make a person/couple/family unique. Please visit www.apriljoyphotography.com for more information.

Amy Stern Photography (Amy Stern)
Amy specializes in natural black and white portraits. She enjoys capturing children in their favorite outdoor spot or in her garden in Carrboro. Please visit www.amystern.com or call 919-929-2010 for more information. Mothers Club members receive an additional free 5 x 7 with sitting.

Darling Art Photography (Rebecca Mudrick)
Artistic Lifestyle Photography of Your Little Darling. Chapel Hill mother Rebecca Mudrick is the photographer behind Darling Art Photography. Rebecca specialized in black and white lifestyle portraiture of newborns, babies and children and travels internationally photographing for families who value her work. To book a local session or for more information visit her website at www.darling-art.com or e-mail rebecca at darling-art.com.

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.

PS studio (Nan Friedman)
PS studio is a newly built, kid friendly portrait studio offering simple, modern portraits of expectant moms, babies, families & pets. We are located near Meadowmont in Chapel Hill and offer both in-studio and on-location sessions. Please visit us at www.PSstudioportraits.com or call Nan at 919-967-1700.

Robin Lin Photography (Robin Lin)
Robin Lin Photography specializes in maternity, baby, children & family portraits. Sessions are conducted on location at your home or at the site of your choosing. Please visit www.robinlinphoto.com for a gallery, pricing and session information. Call 919-338-2504 or email robin at robinlinphoto.com to set up a session and obtain additional details.

Studio Xanadeux (Meghan Truesdell)
I'm not your traditional studio photographer. Rather than pose you and ask you to say "cheese", I prefer to capture you and your children (and your pets!) in a natural setting just being yourselves. I work exclusively on location with little, if any, artificial lighting. I'm currently offering discounted portfolio building sessions and FREE maternity sessions. For further information, visit www.studioxanadeux.com or call Meghan at 818-613-5789.


Carrboro Pediatrics & Internal Medicine (Keri Lawrence)
Do you desire a personal relationship with the doctor that cares for you and your family? All doctors are board certified in Pediatrics and Internal (general adult) Medicine, so we care for your kids or your entire family! Appointments last from 30 minutes to an hour. Therapeutic plans are developed through mutual agreement with you. Free prenatal consultations. We are located at 205 Lloyd Street in downtown Carrboro, 919-933-8381.

Professional Staffing Services

Mom Corps (Marney Whitney)
Wondering how you can have it all? Career, family and balance? Mom Corps is the expert in the flexible employment market. We supply corporations access to top-tier, experienced talent, while providing resources and training to both professionals and corporations seeking flexible work arrangements. Mom Corps gives candidates the flexibility they need to achieve personal and professional success while maintaining a life/work balance. If you're interested in learning more about our events and services, please visit our website at www.momcorps.com. You can also contact Marney Whitney at 919-357-6890 or via e-mail at [email protected]


Franklin Street Realty (Meredith Morovati)
Do you need an agent who has great local contacts and will get you the best price and terms for your house? Are you relocating to the area and need an introduction to this great location? Relocation and local contacts are my specialty! I have great references and testimonials and would love to help you with your next big transition. Sell or buy a house with me and receive a 1-year home warranty for you or your buyer. Call Meredith Morovati at 919-539-4948 or visit www.meredithmorovati.com.

Friendly Neighborhood Realtor (Michelle Smith)
Whether you're considering buying, selling or relocating, I would be happy to help you with any of your Real Estate needs. Michelle is your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor. Michelle Smith, Meadowmont Realty of Chapel Hill, 401 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill, 27517, 919-444-3739, or friendlyneighborhoodrealtor at gmail.com.


Art of Silk Imports (Li Rui)
Unique and beautiful embroidery at good prices. Art of Silk Imports has single-sided silk embroideries, double-faced silk embroideries, jade jewelry, jade sculptures, and small cute items. Members receive free delivery. Big sale in April. Visit bellsouthpwp2.net/r/u/ruiguo to see our selection.

Baby and Belly Boutique (Molly Sias)
Baby and Belly Boutique specializes in trendy as well as classic baby products that meet the needs and wants of you and your little one. We carry personalized and handpainted ceramic baby baptism crosses, ceramic birthday plates, ceramic baby announcements, custom made baby bedding sets, unique eco-friendly gift sets for baby and mom, and so much more!

Blueberry Forest Toys (Kate Look)
Blueberry Forest Toys offers among the largest selection of European and USA-made toys available anywhere in the world, all stocked locally at Blueberry Forest. No junky, plastic, noise-making throw-away toys here; rather you will find the most beautiful heirloom quality toys to be passed down for generations. Blueberry Forest has thousands of beautiful dolls, fun games, lovely silk dress-ups, the finest ride-on toys and tricycles, children's art supplies, unique books rarely found elsewhere, and much, much more. Chapel Hill Mother's Club members benefit from Free Standard Shipping on orders $65 and over! Please enter Coupon Code CHMC at checkout. Most in-stock items are shipped within 24 hours for arrival within 1-2 business days when you order online for local delivery. Please come and visit www.blueberryforest.com- we promise you will be amazed with our selection!

Bumblebee Boutique (Jennifer Caldwell)
Bumblebee Boutique specializes in bright and colorful children's clothing and accessories. We also have nursery (crib) bedding sets and twin/full bedding for children. We are located in Southern VIllage inside the "Ship on Site" store. Come by and see what all the buzz is about! Plus, you can ship your purchases on site. Please call or e-mail Jennifer Caldwell with any questions, comments or suggestions. Phone: (919) 656-5043;
E-mail: bumblebeeboutique at gmail.com

Greeting Cards, Invitations, Gift Wrap and More to Buy or Sell; for all Occasions (Clare Kneis)
Beautifully designed, unique cards, invitations, gift wrap, note pads and more for sale at about half the cost of most retail stores. This English based company has just arrived in the US, so it poses a fantastic opportunity to get on board and join the team. The company has a great community ethic, donating a portion of their proceeds to cancer research. This is also a fun way to make extra money from home, meet and connect with other people. Please contact me if you would like to see my samples, purchase from my collection, or if you are interested in becoming an independent trader. Call Clare Kneis 919-644-0043 or e-mail me at PTCardlady at yahoo.com.

The Jewelry Lady (Vivienne Carosso)
Want to stay home and have an income? I'm looking for women who love fashionable, affordable jewelry to join my team of independent consultants. It's fun, simple and the product sells itself. Earn a great income, all-expenses-paid trips, a Mercedes-Benz and make some real friendships. For more information call Vivienne at 919-929-7260 or email thejewelrylady at nc.rr.com.

The Red Hen (DeeDee Lavinder)
201 Weaver Street, Carrboro, NC 27510. Offering new and gently used items for moms and kids, including nursing and maternity wear, clothing, toys, gear and everything else for little ones, equipment rental, and locally produced toys and gifts.

Usborne Books (Kathy Holt)
Give the gift of reading to your children with the beautifully illustrated, highly entertaining and educational Usborne books. With over 1300 titles to choose from, there is something to for every child, from infant to teenager, ranging from baby board books to story books, puzzle books, hobby guides, art and science guides, hands-on kid kits, and so much more. Please visit www.whatkidslovetoread.com to see the selection of books available, including the Kane-Miller collection – kids books from around the world. Contact Kathy Holt for more information on hosting a home show to earn FREE BOOKS. Phone: 919-698-7144, or email whatkidslovetoread at nc.rr.com.


Math Tutoring (Lisa Garland)
Experienced teacher with both North Carolina certification and a Masters in Math Education tutors struggling and gifted math students. Will personalize tutoring sessions for specific achievement goals, learning styles, and academic challenges of the student. Specializing in basic math skills, Algebra (1 and 2), Trigonometry, Precalculus, and SAT preparation. Contact Lisa Garland to set up an individual program for your child! lismith99 at hotmail.com or 919-943-6023.

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