Thursday, April 7, 2016

What's Going On In Our Area

What is The Great Cloth Diaper Change?
It all started as an Earth Day event to bring awareness to what cloth diapering was all about. Soon after, the desire to set a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously around the world was created! Since 2011, thousand of babies have been changed!

The NW Indiana event on Sat. April 23 ..
All info and updates about this event will be on our Great Cloth Diaper Change NW Indiana 2016 facebook page ...

Please see our Eventbrite page for all of the info about our event ...

Another round of Babywearing Dance is starting up soon!
We'll meet on Mondays, from April 4-May 9 from 10:30-11:30 at Dancenter, 427 N. Hickory Rd, South Bend.
In order to make this go, we have to ask for payment up front. I know that it's hard to guarantee getting out of the house with little ones, so I'll give you one freebie--$40 for a 6 week session, all profits donated to LLL SB!
It's really informal and loose, so don't stress about bringing fussy babies/older sibs, or if you haven't had dance experience before, just come enjoy some camaraderie, music, movement, and your baby!
Grassroots Baby is VERY excited to have GroVia visit us on June 10th! Mark your calendars! June 10th at 3:00 pm for an in store road trip exclusive print, in store specials, and free gifts with purchase (while supplies last).  
New support group for mom of infants up to three months old starts this Thursday. Hosted by local labor and postpartum doula, Mimi McNamee. Here are the details, copy and pasted from her post:
"New mom group will meet for first time, Thursday April 7 at 10am. Meeting at 1452 Ridgedale rd., south bend. All are invited to this 1st meeting and if there's too many of us , we'll break up for next time. Be thinking about what you need from the group and share with us what has been the biggest challenge in parenting. I know that coming to a group is scary for some of you, but in truth it's hard for most of us. Try it once and if it's not for you, that's fine."
Every month, we feature different moms from the region in our Mom You Should Know section. For our May issue, in honor of Mother's Day, we would like to featurea mom YOU think is deserving of this honor. Is there a mom you know that goes out of her way for others, never asking for anything in return? Is there a mom you admire and respect and want others to know how great she is? If you know someone who fits these parameters, send us a brief description of why she's deserving, along with a photo of the fabulous mom to with the subject line Deserving Mom You Should Know. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 6 by midnight. The winner be featured in the May issue and on the front cover!!
Climb Out of Darkness Team NWI, Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. This event is designed to increase the awareness of those suffering with these disorders, reinforce the Warrior Mom Community, and create a space for women to be seen. This year women from all around the world are taking the challenge and declaring it is TIME TO CLIMB. It is time to CLIMB out of darkness, stigma, and suffering. It is time to embrace our power, tell our stories with courage, and support women as they go about the work of mothering.

Register here!

Join our Facebook group here!
Berrien County Mom 2 Mom Sale By popular demand, the Berrien County Youth Fair Fundraising Committee will be hosting a SPRING Mom2Mom Sale! 

Our event page here on Facebook is where you can find the most up-to-date information, find out who will be selling what, and RSVP to attend! We hope to see you there!
Free Car seat Check up 
Get your child’s car seat checked by a certified car seat technician and learn how to keep your child safe! Brought to you by Safe Kids Elkhart County and Martin’s Super Markets. A Balloon Artist will also be providing entertainment for kids throughout the morning! Cookout for a Cause April 30th 11-3 will benefit SAFEKIDS of Elkhart. Martins Supermarket 120 Ssndford School Red Elkhart, In
Childbirth Education Classes
Good Morning! I'm getting so excited to dive into the next series of birth classes, beginning in about two weeks. I still have room for a few more students, so e-mail me at to enroll or ask questions. Class runs 6 Wednesday nights April 20-May 25, 7-9:30. Check out the website for more details.
Valpo Parks is proud to be the new coordinator of the Kid's Closet Sale (previously coordinated by Mother's & More). Over 30 vendor stations under one roof selling gently used infant, toddler, and children apparel, toys, furniture, & much more! Cash sales only. Admission only $3 per person age 18+ before 9:00 a.m. and $2 per person age 18+ after 9:00 a.m. Grab your shopping bag and get ready for some great finds!  Saturday April 30th @ Butterfield Family Pavilion 600 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, In