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Contents PB Picks - Baby and Maternity P. 6, 9 & 48 How to Choose the Right Stroller P. 8 Community Cares
Junior League of Boca Raton’s Diaper Bank P. 10
What to do with all the Options Before Age Two P. 12
Mommy & Me Class Directory P. 14 HOME is Where the HEART is P. 18
Health & Wellness Don’t Skip Your Childbirth Education Classes P. 20 Maternity Hospital Directory P. 24 7 Tips for Choosing the Right OB/GYN P. 28 Nutrition for the Expectant Mom P. 30 How can you get financially ready for the arrival of a baby? P. 32 PB Beauty - Help! My Hair is Pregnant P. 36 Tame the Butterflies - Test Taking Tips for the New School Year P. 38 A+ Lunches P. 40 PB Pics - Back to School Photos P. 44 Forecast Calls for Fun - Get Kids Outdoors P. 46 Free Stuff - Giveaway Contests P. 49 High Holidays Calendar P. 50
Family Events Calendar P. 51 ON THE COVER Our beautiful maternity cover features Raquel of West Palm Beach. Now that her new baby girl, Aaliyah, is here, Raquel tells PB Parenting, “The best part of motherhood is having someone that you will always love unconditionally.” Cover photographed by Memorable Milestone Photography. | PBParenting.com | September 2013
Letter From The Publisher
Greetings, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are in peak baby season! More babies are born in July, August and September than any other months! So it is perfect timing for PB Parenting’s fourth Baby & Maternity Issue! My “babies” are getting big but I still remember bringing my first born home, and like so many new moms, was so worried if I was doing anything right. After that feeling wore off, we were itching to get out of the house and meet other moms and their babies. But where do you go? PB Parenting has compiled a list of some of our favorite places to help you find out where to take babies and toddlers from age 0-4 in Palm Beach and North Broward County. Check out the list on page 14; you and your littlest ones will stay busy for sure! Another confusing thing about babies is all the gear! From strollers to clothing and bottles - take a look at some of our favorites this month in our expanded Baby and Maternity PB Picks starting on page 6. If you are out of the “Baby Phase”, no worries, we have you covered too! The new school year is here and your child is probably going to be facing their first test soon! Check out page 38 for a great article about Taming the Butterflies with some excellent tips to ace that first test. Also stop by PB Pics and check out all the children on their first day of school! Thanks for sending in so many great photos! And to help you figure out what to pack for lunch, check out page 40 for tips on how to pack an A+ Lunch. We even included two recipes! Lastly, don’t forget to like us on facebook! We have over 2,300 fans and to show our appreciation we have FREE stuff just for you! Enter on our facebook page to win some of the great giveaways listed on page 49. PB Parenting has given away over $8500 worth of goodies!
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Zenerations of Boca is a family health and wellness center providing yoga classes, spa services, birth doula services, and classes for adults and children. They have a natural and holistic approach to pregnancy, specializing in pre-and-post natal services, offering Signature prenatal facials, massages, yoga, doula services and more. Childcare services are offered while you take a yoga class or pamper yourself with a spa treatment. They host a variety of classes for children, including arts and crafts, sensory and nature exploring classes, as well as a variety of adult classes about infant massage, childbirth, lactation, sleep and much more. For more information, go to www.zenerationsofboca. com. Zenerations of Boca is located at 2499 Glades Road, Suite 202, across from the Boca Town Center Mall. MAM Anti-Colic Bottles Easily switch between Mom and MAM. These bottles are BPA- free and can be sterilized in the microwave in just 3 minutes! Base ventilation systems provides a smooth milk flow which reduces air swallowed by baby, gas and burps. For more information go to www.mambaby.com. Mam Baby is also available at Amazon, Walmart, Diapers.com and Target. NurturMe are certified-organic, dried fruit and veggie meals and snacks created for children 4 months to 4 years. The first “stage-free” food for little ones. Designed to meet every yummy need, from infants to toddlers. NurturMeals and Yum-a-Roo’s are certified organic, glutenfree, non-GMO and kosher, with no added preservatives, sugars or salts – only the good stuff. Go to www.nurturme.com for more information and where to buy. NurtureMe is sold at select Whole Foods &Target. Huggies Snug & Dry, now with new SureFit design, has always been trusted among moms because it keeps baby comfortable and leak free at the park and on those long car rides! Huggies has also added new Triple Clean Layers to their popular Natural Care Wipes. Now parents can clean up a gentle mess on baby’s skin such as an applesauce mishap and tackle any mess. For more information, go to www.huggies.com.
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How to Choose the Right Stroller
Expecting a new baby is so exciting! However, once the reality sets in and you actually begin to do research and shop around, it can also be very overwhelming! With so many options, it’s hard to know what will be the right fit for your family and your new addition. Perhaps the most important decision you make will be your stroller. You will take it with you everywhere. You will be pushing it, folding it and unfolding it a billion times until your child is past the toddler stage. It is all too common for many parents to become frustrated with their four-wheeled companion. When selecting a stroller, take these things into consideration: compare maneuverability, test how easy it is to adjust the backrest, fold, lift and carry the stroller. Make sure you can open and close it easily with one or two hands. Another feature to look for is how far down the canopy extends; you don’t want sun in your baby’s eyes. Mommy friendly features like a large storage basket and a cupholder are also a plus. It is very beneficial to try out strollers in a store. The experts at Diana Classic Children in North Palm Beach will make sure you select the perfect stroller for your family’s lifestyle. With personalized service you won’t find at a big box store, the trained staff at Diana Classic Children will teach you the
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difference between the top strollers and will soon have you on your way to total stroller bliss! With a complete stroller showroom, you will have the opportunity to touch and test the product before you buy it. Another benefit of trying a stroller at the store is that you can test to see if it fits in your car’s trunk. Diana Classic Children now carryies Bugaboo, Bumbleride, Stokke, UPPABaby, Orbit and Valco Baby strollers. You may want to consider adding the Mesa car seat from UPPA Baby or the Maxi-Cosi that is compatible with nearly every premium stroller they carry. They also offer a complete baby registry program with perks such as completion discounts and the unique opportunity to allow your family and friends to make a contribution towards big ticket items such as your perfect stroller and nursery furniture! Your loved ones can shop your personal registry from the store or online and you can opt to have your gifts shipped straight to your doorstep. Diana Classic Children is located in the Crystal Tree Plaza at 1201 US Hwy 1, Suite 27 in North Palm Beach. Their hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm. Private appointments are available by calling 561.249.6319 or you can visit their newly relaunched website www. ThePetiteParade.com.
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Chelsea Charles Jewelry: Count Me Healthy Mother Sterling Crystal Tree Plaza • 1201 US Highway 1, bracelet - the only Suite 27 • North Palm Beach health journal www.ThePetiteParade.com • 561.249.6319 for your wrist -- is Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am -5:30 pm the perfect gift Sunday & Monday by Appointment for the healthy mom on your list. The gorgeous, gold, rose gold, and sterling bangles feature moveable beads that are designed to For Children Ages 1 1/2 – 7 years count the goals of the established mother. Whether it’s daily glasses of water, fruit and • Specializes in Teaching Ballet & Tap and vegetable servings, pounds lost, whole Creative Movement & Ballet Classes foods, caffeinated beverages or tracking • Locations in Palm Beach Gardens & Lake Worth baby’s feedings, this one-of-a-kind gift will • Small Class Sizes • FREE Trial Class also act as a functional health tool. For more information go to www.chelseacharles.com. For more info call 561.317.5738 or email Lisasue2003@gmail.com www.lisasdanceandexercise.com
Community Cares Junior League of Boca Raton’s Diaper Bank helps struggling families by providing diapers. The Diaper Bank was founded in 2011 and is a project of the Junior League of Boca Raton. Their mission is to ensure that low income families in South Palm Beach and North Broward Counties have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers. They also aim to build community awareness for the challenges that these families face, and reform public policy to ensure that diapers are included in “basic human needs.” Did you know? • 1 in 3 American moms struggles to provide enough diapers for their babies. • Moms struggling with diaper need have had to cut back on other basic essentials, like food, utilities, or child care, in order to provide diapers. • The closest organized diaper bank is on the West coast of Florida. • Infants require approximately 12 diapers per day and toddlers need 8. • A baby crying non-stop from being ia
soiled diaper for a prolonged period of time is more likely to be a victim of abuse. The Junior League of Boca Raton’s Diaper Bank has distributed: • 300,000 diapers last league year. • Last month alone they distributed 17,000 diapers to 10 agencies. The Diaper Bank is expanding and has been approved to serve 12 agencies for this upcoming league year and will be looking to add more depending on the number of donations they receive throughout the year. This upcoming league year they will have 5-9 diaper drives . Upcoming drives include the Saks Diaper drive the 2nd week of September during Diaper Awareness week, the Dr. Seuss event in 2014 and the JLBR diaper drive in 2014. For more information or to find out how to donate go to www. jlbrdiaperbank.org or email diaperbank@ jlbr.org.
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The Baby Center at Congregation B’nai Israel’s Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education is committed to excellence. We offer a comprehensive set of programs for both parents and children, which develop learning, language, fine motor and gross motor skills, in a nurturing environment. The Baby Center also provides a community of support for new and expectant parents.
Parent/Child Classes A full array of classes and activities for parents with their babies
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For more information, or to register, contact Rebeca Rosenblatt at 561-241-1484 or Rebeca@cbiboca.org
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all parents go through the arduous chore of filtering through the plethora of choices of activities for their little ones. Mommy and Me, Music, Yoga, Daycare...... there are so many options. Quality experiences early on lay the foundation for your child’s language, thinking skills, motor skills and emotional intelligence. So, all of your decisions are important ones to consider.
program called B’nai Babies, an educational developmental alternative where trained educators work directly with your child. In between your baby’s cuddling, napping and feeding, our professionals provide the stimulation for growth and development.
Linda Harris, Director of The Nadel Center (with 30 years’ experience as an Early Childhood Director), has seen many parents who are concerned about leaving their children with nannies or in regular daycare centers. She has since developed Parent/Child Classes a unique and innovative curriculum which Parent/Child classes benefit you and your individualizes activities for each baby or child by providing the opportunity to toddler in the program. She explains that socialize with other children and parents. These classes can also help parents bond with “all children should be entitled to the best education possible.” their little ones, obtain professional advice from staff and gain a sense of community. B’nai Babies are given activities for their specific developmental stage in areas such The Baby Center at The Nadel Center for as gross and fine motor, language, social and Childhood Education in Boca Raton offers a emotional. Teachers are trained in the use variety of classes including Mommy & Me, of Individual Educational Developmental Daddy & Me, Music, Grandparents & Me Plans. Not only are they able to complete and a class for expectant and new moms these assessments, they also know how to facilitated by a child psychologist. In these classes, parents and babies enjoy weekly visits work with the babies in areas of need. “We only select college educated teachers who with specialty teachers as well as classroom are highly skilled professionals and warm activities which include developmental and caring individuals,” explains Rebeca centers, circle time, art projects, and teacherRosenblatt, Baby Center Coordinator. led adult discussion time. Drop-Off Programs For parents seeking drop-off programs, The Baby Center has pioneered a new 12 September 2013 | PB Parenting |
The B’nai Babies classroom is designed and equipped with cutting-edge materials to stimulate your child’s learning. It is an
ultra-clean environment that is maintained by a professional cleaning staff. Any adult entering the classroom must wear protective booties. The baby rooms are newly decorated with furniture and equipment in partnership with the store Rooms for a Prince and Princess in Boca Raton. All manipulatives are developmentally appropriate. Each toy works with specific areas for growth and learning. There is even a separate playground specifically equipped for children under two. The infants enjoy weekly visits from a team of professional specialists including music, yoga, movement, physical education and library.
improvement in my girls’ vocabulary and writing skills in a short period of time. Even as a new mom, I felt so welcomed, both by the staff and other families..” said Rachel Halpern, Mom of Alexa, Hillary, Emily & Holly.
The Baby Center at The Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education is on a safe campus that is monitored by security. Parents can choose the drop off B’nai Babies Program, Parent/Child classes or a combination of the two. Linda Harris, Director of Early Childhood Education states “We are proud to give parents the choice of two different programs to fit their personal needs.”
Next Step - Preschool! The excellence that has long been noted at the fully-accredited Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education can now be found for preschool age children. Children who are part of The Baby Center easily transition into the Nadel Center’s preschool where they have already made friends, are comfortable, know the staff and are part of the community.
“From the day my husband and I toured NCECE, we knew it was the perfect fit for our family. My youngest daughter thoroughly enjoys the Mommy & Me Music Class with Miss Susan. I have noticed a remarkable
For more information, visit www.cbiboca. org/babycenter or call 561-241-1484. Visit their Facebook page: The Baby Center at Congregation B’nai Israel.
For more ideas on what to do under Age Two, check out PB Parenting’s Mommy & Me Class Directory on Page 14
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Mommy & Me (Daddy, Grandparents & Caregivers too!)
Your baby is here! You have bonded together and recovered from the delivery and you are probably now looking to get out of the house! Here you will find PB Parenting’s favorite mommy and me activities! The Baby Center at The Nadel Center for Childhood Education in Boca Raton offers a variety of classes including Mommy & Me, Daddy & Me, Music, Grandparents & Me and a class for expectant and new moms facilitated by a child psychologist. In these classes, parents and babies enjoy weekly visits with specialty teachers as well as classroom activities which include developmental centers, circle time, art projects, and teacher-led adult discussion time. For a complete schedule of all the classes they offer go to www.cbiboca.org/ babycenter. The Bee’s Knees Learn and Play® in Boynton Beach offers a new concept called Play Groups. Play Groups combines the best features of classes and open play. It is a program that runs concurrently with Open Play - it is not a separate session. Best features of the class: regular meeting times with the same people, circle time, songs, parachute, story time, snack, craft/ project, discounted Open Play visits, and ½ price siblings. For more information, go to www.beekneesbuzz.com to view details, curriculum and schedule. Congregation Kol Tikvah - The Phylis J. Green ECC in Parkland offers a Mommy & Me program that prides itself on providing
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an enriching and stimulating experience for both parent and child. In each one hour theme-based session, children will enjoy circle time, learn new songs and fingerplays, share in a wide variety of activities aimed at each area of learning, and learn the basic rules and structure of their first school experience. The work of children is play. Through structured play and interactive activities, they will be given the environment to best do their work. For more information contact email@example.com. Craft-It in Deerfield Beach is a fun ceramic art studio that let’s the little ones have fun. Using non-toxic washable paints and highchairs, even the smallest of artists can make a masterpiece. For more information go to their facebook page www.facebook. com/craftitfl. Genie’s Gymnastics – Their Parent & Tot program is recommended for boys and girls 18-36 months. It is a 45 minute class with a parent located in Lake Worth. Class focuses on development of gross motor skills, coordination, balance, and basic gymnastics skills to develop physical fitness, social interaction, coordination and selfesteem. For more information go to www. geniesgymnastics.com. Kids Need More Art - Tiny Kids Need More Art for ages Ages 2-4. KNMA invites toddlers and moms (or dads!) to join them at their bright, colorful, and fun studio spaces for some creative together-time. Each class will offer an opportunity for little hands to get
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Kid’s early childhood music specialists. During class, you will sing and move to songs and rhythmic rhymes in a variety of meters and tonalities by participating in activities that include small and large movement, instrument play-alongs and community singing. Locations in Wellington and Boynton Beach. Go to www. miamikidsmusic.com to view their class schedule and register.
Enjoying egg shakers and music at Miami Kids Music – Music Together Class messy while engaging in an art activity with a little help from mom and KNMA teachers. They will talk about ways to encourage self-expression through art, and each young artist will leave with an art-to-go kit that can be used to promote creativity at home for tiny kids! Please register at www. kidsneedmoreart.com. Lisa’s Dance and Exercise with locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth specializes in teaching Ballet & Tap and Creative Movement & Ballet classes for children ages 1 1/2 – 7 years. Parents are encouraged to stay in room and even participate. For more information go to www.lisasdanceandexercise.com. Loggerhead Marine Center - Every Wednesday starting September 4, you can bring your “hatchlings” for ocean inspired stories, crafts and more! Story times are wonderful opportunities for our youngest audiences to enjoy books, music, and group activities at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. Hatchling Tales are FREE, open to the public, and no preregistration is required. Ages: 0-4. For more information go to www.marinelife.org. Miami Music Kids - You and your child will have the opportunity to play musically each week under the guidance of one of Miami
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Organic Movements in Boca Raton offers a family program designed with today’s busy, growing family in mind. OM strives to offer a comprehensive program that offers parents the ability to exercise their mind and body while bonding with their newborn, infant and child. They also offer fitness, dance and yoga classes for prenatal and postpartum mothers. Further information on these classes can be found on their website www. organicmovements.com. Palm Beach Ice Works - Mommy & Me Learn to Skate Classes are held Saturday Mornings from 10-11am. Come join your little ones for a fun, skating filled morning! We’ll have a carpet out for mommies that want to be with their children but don’t want to skate and helping hands for those who would like to participate. *Helmets required for safety * Classes are designed for Tots 2‐4yrs old and are six week sessions. Go to www.pbiw.org for more details. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium - Young children learn through play, and each class provides an experience for your child that is both educational and memorable! Early Learning Classes are designed for children ages 18 months to 4 years old and their mommy, daddy, grandparent, or caregiver. To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Temple Beth El of Boca Raton - Mommy & Me with Miss Marcy. Two classes are offered for babies 12-18 months and 18-24 months
with a parent or caregiver. Music creates a magical space, as Miss Marcy leads you and your baby through games and activities designed to develop learning, language, fine motor and gross motor skills. Through stories, songs, music, crafts and movement you will develop a special bond with your baby and others in the class. Classes take place at Temple Beth El’s beautiful Beck Family Campus – LEED certified and proud of it – which provides a “clean and green” environment for you and your baby. For more details go to www.tbebocaecc.org. Temple Beth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool in Wellington - Play & Learn is a Parent/Child Interactive Program specially designed for children 15 months to 30 months. Play and Learn helps prepare your child for preschool with you right by their side. Classes are offered MondayThursday 9:15-10:15 AM. The hour long class provides socialization for caregiver & child, art activities, story time, and preschool
readiness all in a loving & nurturing environment. New Play and Learn students can receive a free trial class, call Annette at 561.793.2649. Zenerations of Boca - offers a full schedule of parent child classes including Infant Massage, Kindermusik and Story Time/ Sensory Class. They are a family health and wellness center providing yoga classes, spa services, birth doula services, and classes for adults and children. For more information and a complete schedule of classes go to www.zenerationsofboca.com. Also check out your local library for FREE events and story times! For a complete listing of all the programs Palm Beach County Library System has to offer, go to their website www.pbclibrary.org/eventsand-programs/children. For the latest family friendly events check out PB Parenting’s web page www.pbparenting.com
HOME is Where the HEART Is BY CARLA HAMILTON
They say home is where the heart is. So when searching for a place for you and your family to live, there are many considerations about what really makes your new house a home—from location, schools and price to amenities, safety and more. Trevi at the Gardens, a new community of Italianinspired grand townhomes from the $270s located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, offers all these qualities and more. Living in a Trevi grand townhome means living in one of the most sought-after locations in the Greater Palm Beaches, A-rated schools, the best pricing in Palm Beach Gardens, a resort-style pool, exercise room, and a family-oriented carefree lifestyle, all with a homeowner’s association fee that you can live with! To cover the needs of families of various sizes, Trevi at the Gardens offers models with three and four bedrooms, 2 ½ or 3 ½ baths, two-car garages, covered porches and real backyards! This truly is a townhome that thinks it’s a single family home! In addition to the spacious floor plans, each Trevi at the Gardens townhome comes with many luxury standard features including granite countertops, wood kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, ceramic tile on the entire first floor, G.E. stainless steel appliances, impact-resistant windows on the first and second floor, and so much more! The builder, Kennedy Homes, has a longstanding record of building quality homes 18 September 2013 | PB Parenting |
for more than 50 years. In keeping with Kennedy’s history of offering great value, the company is also offering additional savings opportunities. Each new homebuyer will receive $5,000 toward luxury options and $5,000 toward closing fees when using one of its specially selected lenders. FHA, VA and conventional financing are available. Trevi at the Gardens has home occupancies available from October through spring of next year. Visit the decorated models and see that with grand townhome prices starting from the $270s, you can truly have it all without spending it all! Trevi at the Gardens is located at 5410 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Model homes are available to tour from 10am-6pm every day. Agents are welcome. For more information go to www.treviatthegardens.com
Top Reasons to Buy a Townhome in 2013 • Home values are on the rise • Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows • Townhomes offer carefree living with no lawn or pool maintenance • Resort style amenities such as pool and fitness room • Townhomes are often located central to shopping, dining and more • Affordable Prices
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When parents-to-be are asked what comes to mind when they hear the word “childbirth education classes”, many believe that it involves heavy forced breathing by the pregnant mom with the dad helplessly muttering “you are doing great honey,” while a childbirth educator walks around like a drill sergeant telling moms to breath out louder or pretend to push harder. It is no wonder that many couples today don’t really feel the desire or need to attend such torturous gatherings.
Consider the source: What you see online might be inaccurate and taught be a socalled self-announced “expert.”Whereas live classes are taught by certified and licensed professionals who often tailor classes to your needs and encourage an interactive environment where you can ask questions and receive feedback.
It takes a Village: Attending actual childbirth classes will allow you to meet other couples and forge friendships that can last a lifetime. After all, we live in a fast paced environment. Moms often meet other moms and get We rush to work, rush to pick up the kids, together after the birth of the babies to rush to make dinner, and our weekends are socialize. Attending classes can also lead to packed. Taking a childbirth education classes a more positive birth experience and help seem like simply adding yet another chore to prevent postpartum depression. Parents feel our busy schedules. better equipped to handle challenges as well as having resources available to them for In today’s online world, information is when they need help. readily available via the internet. You can conveniently browse and find videos and Just Breathe: Who is doing “hee-heee-haaaarticles about virtually anything relating to haa? Childbirth and parenting classes have pregnancy and birth. You can even watch live come a long way and are no longer anything births online. So it is natural that many people like your mother’s outdated classes. Traditional believe that the information they get from classes such as the Bradley Method and the internet is good enough to guide them Lamaze have been thoroughly updated to through labor, birth and beyond. But here are meet the needs of today’s modern family. some reasons why you should consider taking In addition, new workshop classes such as childbirth education and parenting classes. HypnoBirthing and Bold Birth Method
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Maternity Hospital Directory Boca Raton Regional Hospital Having a baby is one of life’s most cherished experiences – an experience that can be made more wonderful when parents feel good about their pregnancy, delivery and raising and nurturing their newborn. Boca Raton Regional’s dedicated, professional staff is here to assist you and your family get the best, most loving and comfortable start in life. After you arrive at their private entrance, you will settle into one of their beautifully decorated 12-labor/delivery/ recovery rooms, which will be ‘home’ for your hospital stay. Each private suite has all the comforts of home with a modern bed, sleeper sofa, rocking chair, dining table, armoire with television and many other special amenities. And, behind the scenes, our state-of-the-art security system safeguards your newborn at all times. Visiting hours are flexible to accommodate your family’s routine. Your family, including your other children, can visit anytime that is convenient for you. Although your baby can stay in a bassinet beside your bed during your entire stay, you have the security of knowing that if you want to rest, or if complications arise, your baby can go to our fully equipped nursery. A board-certified
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neonatologist specializing in the care of high-risk infants is available on-site 24 hours a day, every day, to attend to your newborn’s needs in our newly state approved Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, if necessary. Scheduled tours take place on Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 10am. Private tours and/ or discussions regarding birth plans are available so we can support and help in the type of birth an individual family is looking for. For further information or to schedule a private tour please contact Karen Edlington at 561-955-5130 or email@example.com. Palms West Hospital The New Life Center is a state-of-theart obstetrics unit, providing the warmth and special care you desire with the birth of your baby. Our private birthing and mother-baby suites create a comforting and secure environment and are furnished with the latest technology and equipment. Families may stay together from the beginning of labor to the day baby goes home. Based on availability, these beautiful suites are furnished with a TV/DVD player, refrigerator, Internet access, Skype, and other amenities to make your experience a memorable
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Health & Wellness 7 Tips for Choosing the Right OB-GYN
BY RACHAEL MOSHMAN I’d been having heavy bleeding for days before I called my gynecologist for an appointment. I was able to get an appointment that day, but spent hours waiting to be seen. When the doctor finally came in, he curtly asked a few questions, did a quick exam, called it a “missed pregnancy” and left the room.
Do you have any specific conditions or concerns? Are you pregnant or trying to conceive?
Lynn, a graphic designer, says her priorities have changed over time. “I’m done conceiving so I want someone to just help me stay healthy and write my Rx for birth control. When I was trying I had no idea what that meant. The nurse to conceive (and for both pregnancies) explained that it was more commonly it was really important to me to find known as a miscarriage. I thought my late out their policies for birth and delivery. period was due to stress. Pregnancy hadn’t Would ‘my’ doctor be the one delivering? even occurred to me. I was crushed. Or would I simply be at the mercy of the doctor on-call at the time?” Thankfully, a kind nurse explained what was happening to me since the doctor Ask around didn’t. I never returned to that OBSocial worker, Mary Ellen, asks her friends GYN office. for recommendations when seeking a new OB-GYN. She says, “It may seem A woman’s OB-GYN sees you at your awkward, but just ask. Most women are most vulnerable, both physically and happy to tell you who they see.” If you’re emotionally. Finding someone you trust uncomfortable asking people in person, and are comfortable with are important turn to Facebook. Most of the time, you’ll factors in ensuring you receive the highest find your friends won’t be embarrassed to quality of care. talk about it at all. Here are some tips from other women Do your research on choosing an OB-GYN. Cheryl, an OB-GYN nurse, suggests asking Determine your needs the nurses who work in the maternity Are you primarily seeking birth control? department at the hospital. “We know
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which doctors tend to have patients with the most post-op complications. We also know which OB-GYN doctors specialize in specific issues such as pregnancy complications.” Make your wish list This is different from determining your needs. These are the items that aren’t deal breakers, but will score a doctor bonus points. I look for someone who is located within twenty minutes of my office and has early morning appointments, since I work full time. My sister prefers female doctors. Visit the office You can tell a lot about an office by observing the patients in the waiting room and the front office staff. Were you greeted when you walked in? If not, take a seat and see if anyone notices you. How long are patients waiting? Katrina, an occupational therapist assistant, quickly scratched a practice off her list of possibilities after observing for just a few minutes. “Several very pregnant women were complaining that they had been waiting two hours or more past their appointment time. The receptionist basically said it wasn’t her problem.” Schedule a consultation If an OB-GYN is reluctant to meet with
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you and ask some questions, steer clear. You are considering hiring them as your doctor. An interview isn’t out of the question. Heidi, the mother of a teenage girl, says, “If you are not comfortable sitting across a desk from someone then you will not be comfortable with them examining you.” Trust your instincts Freelance writer, Kim, says, “I switched doctors because my OB-GYN was dismissive when I said I wanted to try natural remedies first.” Travel agent, Danielle, adds, “Many people don’t realize that an OB-GYN isn’t the only option when you’re pregnant. After some not so great experiences with an OB-GYN, I went with a professional midwife and loved every second!” If I had known these tips five years ago, perhaps I would have been with a more compassionate doctor when I found out I was experiencing a miscarriage. We rely on our OB-GYN to get us through some of the most delicate times of our life. We owe it to ourselves to find the right person for the job. Rachael Moshman is a mom, freelance writer and blogger. She lives with her husband, daughter, three cats and a mannequin named Vivian. Find her at www.rachaelmoshman.com.
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Nutrition for the Expectant Mom BY JAMIE LOBER It should not come as a surprise that dietary choices can make or break a healthy mom or healthy baby. Once you are equipped with the knowledge of what your body needs, what foods to avoid or limit during pregnancy, how to handle food safely, deal with cravings and what to expect as far as weight gain, you will be able to make smarter choices about your health. Remember that your obstetrician is there for you every step of the way and you should not be afraid to address any questions or concerns with him. Just because you have probably heard the myth that you should be eating for two does not mean that you can dive in to junk food â€“ but you do not have to give up your favorite treats either. The truth is a pregnant woman needs about 300 extra calories per day but the actual amount you need is based on your weight before pregnancy. As always, you should strive to eat from all five food groups daily which include grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and protein. Vitamins and minerals like calcium and folic acid can help to keep you and your baby in good health, so be sure to discuss that with your obstetrician. Be conscious of the way food is cooked so germs and chemicals do not creep up on you and adversely affect you or your infantâ€™s health. Fish, eggs and raw meat
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must be cooked fully and dairy products should read pasteurized to avoid food poisoning. Stay away from anything that contains mercury or caffeine so you do not pass the bad chemicals on to your baby. The March of Dimes states that you can eat up to 12 ounces of salmon or canned light tuna per week and that caffeine should be limited to 200 milligrams a day. Some expectant moms experience cravings which may be from hormone changes. If you crave something sweet, try to add citrus fruit or juice to flavor your meal. If you are looking for a delicious snack, see if there is a reduced fat option. Sometimes fresh fruit can help tame a sweet tooth. If your thoughts turn to forbidden foods, have distractions in mind like taking a walk or phoning a friend. Some deal with morning sickness and may not feel hungry at all. They should try to get fresh air, drink fluids like Gatorade, eat five or six small meals a day
so their stomach does not get totally empty or eat a few crackers or a light snack before slowly getting out of bed. Your obstetrician will probably give you a prenatal vitamin. It will contain folic acid which helps to prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord and also protects you against stroke and cancer. Iron is another important ingredient that is found in the vitamins because it helps develop muscles, prevents anemia and can lower the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Calcium works to ensure that the nervous, muscular and circulatory systems stay healthy and not having enough can lead to osteoporosis and bone breaks later in life. Last but not least, docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is an omega-3 fatty acid that assists in supporting the development and function of the baby’s brain and eyes and women should get at least 200 milligrams of DHA per day. Know that every woman is different and therefore everyone’s body does not change in the same way. By following these tips and having a good support system in place, you can make wise decisions about nutrition and your baby will thank you. If you want to try some new foods, whether you are pregnant or not, you are welcome to come out to support the March of Dimes – Palm Beach Division on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center as they welcome chefs from the top restaurants at their Signature Chefs Auction. Jamie Lober is the Public Relations Chairman for the March of Dimes – Palm Beach Division and is a trusted source of information on pregnancy, birth defects and prematurity. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How can you get financially ready for the arrival of a baby? BY DIANE J. BAIN, CFM, CRPC®, CSNA
Getting financially ready for the arrival
of a baby varies enormously according to your lifestyle and expectations. You can expend a significant amount of money in preparing for your new bundle of joy, or be extremely minimalist and frugal. Some variables are controllable, while others aren’t, and there are a few basic pieces of the financial puzzle that you should ideally have in place before you start a family. Here are some pointers to help prepare for the financial aspects of your new journey: • Assess current debt and come up with a payment plan to reduce it as much as possible before baby arrives. • Review wills, living trusts and beneficiary designations to help ensure that children are financially protected and receive the assets that are intended for their future. • Go over all of your different savings accounts: retirement savings, emergency funds, vacation funds, etc. and agree on set amounts to allocate to each. • Make estimates of future monthly
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costs, such as payments for childcare, healthcare or an education savings plan. • Check your employer’s maternity leave benefits and decide how much time you will take off. Your employer may be required to grant you time off under the Family Medical Leave Act, but they’re not required to pay you during that time. Also consider, if whether both parents will return to work or if one will stay home to provide care. • Evaluate your current health insurance to determine prenatal coverage so that you pay the least amount of money out of pocket. How much will it cost? According to the most recent Department of Agriculture report a baby born in 2012 will cost a middle-income family an estimated $241,080 to raise to age 17. That being said, there’s no set amount of money that a couple needs to save. The costs of having and raising a baby will vary, depending on your unique situation and style of parenting. What’s important is to consider your liquidity needs ahead of time, prioritize and make sure you’re leaving additional room for
unanticipated events, such as a family memberâ€™s illness or job loss. When it comes to any long-term savings goal, the mantra is the earlier the better. What about a college plan? With several education planning vehicles available, it can be difficult to know which is right for you and your family, and everyoneâ€™s financial situation is
unique. One of the best ways clients can start is by speaking with their financial advisor to define a savings goal and determine what they can afford. Itâ€™s important to understand and consider the advantages and limitations of each education planning vehicle. For example, some vehicles allow greater tax benefits while others offer account owners more | PBParenting.com | September 2013
control over their portfolios. Limitations you might think about are how assets are allocated, investment flexibility, contributions caps, and account access. Keep in mind that investment products are not FDIC-insured, are not bank guaranteed, and may lose value. Also, remember that there are plenty of grants and scholarships offered by the schools, the government and private organizations. You have to do your research and apply early to as many as you can find. While paying for your child’s higher education is a priority, parents should not let it compromise their own financial stability. If necessary, money can always be borrowed to help pay for college, but the same cannot be true for financing one’s retirement. Is there anything else couples should consider before getting started? Couples should consider the day-to-day expenses that add up quickly once the
baby arrives like diapers and formula these costs can put a dent in a family’s finances if they aren’t planned for. Evaluate extra long-term costs such as choosing whether your child will attend public school or private school and extracurricular activities. Even though parenthood may seem financially overwhelming, most agree that the joy it brings is worth the cost. Just remember to keep things in perspective and plan for the unexpected. Diane J. Bain, CFM, CRPC®, CSNA is Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Portfolio Manager – PIA Program at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Bain provides wealth management and investment consulting services to wealthy family groups, high net worth individuals and corporate executives. She is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Diane has been with Merrill Lynch since 1985.
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Help! My Hair is Pregnant!
The pregnancy test has a plus sign! Well, consider your hair pregnant as well. Pregnancy can be an amazing time of transition and possibility. Many women notice changes in their hair such as brittleness, loss of shine, breakage, thinning and sometimes hair loss. One of the little talked about postpartum symptoms is hair loss, also known as “postpartum shedding”. Don’t panic! With the right stylist and treatments, these changes will be temporary.
Starting at the Foundation: Damiano Guardino, owner of Tricho Salon, recommends the “Specifique” line by Kerastase .This line “truly treats imbalanced scalp and hair. Healthy hair starts at the scalp.”Your scalp is the foundation to repairing and treating damaged hair”. “Specifique” offers a shampoo, which cleanses and removes impurities. It enables hair to grow through any impurities formed on the scalp. The line includes a Spray Treatment that you can purchase at Tricho Hair Salon. Damiano strongly believes that women need to take care of themselves during and after pregnancy. Using this treatment 3x a week will infuse the hair with the vitamins and nutrients necessary for
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Fuller, shinier hair when pregnant may be due to pre-natal vitamins. Changes appear dramatic when women stop taking their vitamins. Definitely consult your OBGYN about your vitamins.
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re-growth and strength. The baby is here! Who has time for hair care? Setting time aside to see your stylist is a great way to care for yourself. Some pampering and great hair treatment will have you feeling a lot more like “you” again. Sitting in Damiano’s chair is full therapy (well for the hair at least, although clients attest to feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after he works his magic). If you are pregnant, or just had a baby… relax…there are knowledgeable stylists, like Damiano and The Tricho Team, who are ready to repair! Tricho Salon of Wellington Green is located at 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd. For more info call 561.753.0052
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Tame the Butterflies TEST TAKING TIPS FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BY SARA KENDALL
Does your child get stressed before a big test? Worrying about doing well on a test can do a number on your child’s tummy and their test performance. Try these helpful strategies to help prepare your child, alleviate stress and put their feelings in perspective. Stay On Top of It Encourage your child to maintain good study habits. Provide a quiet, well lit area with little distraction to help your child stay on task. Make sure your child keeps up with daily homework. Cramming the night before a test adds more stress that usually leads to less learning. Explain to them that it is important to learn the information at the pace the teacher has set for the class. If your child does not have a clear understanding of homework assignments before leaving class, explain to them that they should speak with their teacher. Not knowing what their homework is or how to complete it can cause a child to fall behind and receive lower test scores. Test Taking Tips Here’s a list of important strategies for your child to know and remember when taking a test. Review them with your child. Have them handy for easy reference prior to an exam. • Read directions and every possible answer – the best one could be the last one
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Focus on one question at a time rather than thinking about the whole test Reread questions and answers when there is any doubt Try to arrive at the correct answer with reasoning and by eliminating wrong answers If you don’t know an answer to a question, skip it for the time being. Come back to it later if you have time, but always be sure to answer the question. A question left unanswered is always wrong, but even a guess may be correct. Don’t worry about how fast others finish their test; concentrate on your own performance. You’re not being graded on how quickly you complete the test, but by how many you get correct.
A Good Start Now that your child has done all their homework and is prepared for the test, the next most important thing they need is a good night’s sleep. Make sure they get to bed on time. Prepare a well-balanced breakfast with protein to help them stay full. Arrive to school on time. Being late will only increase stress for your child. Think Positive Give your child the chance to discuss their feelings with you. Explain that a certain degree of anxiety is normal when taking tests and that everyone has some fear
before a test. Turn their thinking around. Help your child remember how hard they have studied and tell them to show what they know. Encourage them to relax, breathe deeply and stay focused. After the Test Review the test with your child after a grade has been given. Go over any mistakes your child made. Make sure your child understands why they missed what they did. Help identify areas of weakness to make improvements for a better performance next time. Praise your child for work done well. Persistent Problems If your child is bringing home low-test scores on a regular basis, have a parentteacher conference. Insight from the teacher could prove to be very valuable. A teacher knows your child’s specific area of weakness. Extra work could be given to help reinforce a concept or provide some additional help. Tutoring You may also want to consider a tutor who can provide personalized attention and help bring your child up to speed. Research suggests that tutoring can benefit students in many ways such as improving student work habits, offering personalized instructions in small groups or one on one, spending more time on task, reducing nonproductive or risky behaviors and increasing the ability to manage one’s own learning. Integrating these strategies into your child’s weekly routine will go a long way to prepare your child for success in school. Staying prepared, getting parental support, and having the opportunity to talk openly and work through concerns will help a child get their fears under control. Anxiety will subside, their confidence will return, and test performance will improve. Sara Kendall is a freelance writer and mother of two daughters.
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A+LUNCHES How much sodium is in your child’s lunchbox?
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or less. They need to be able to open and close all of the containers themselves. And it can’t go bad before they eat it. What are we talking about? The lunch your kids take to school each day. What you put in your child’s lunchbox might matter more than you realize. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a significant amount of sodium in the foods toddlers commonly eat. It’s feared that similar levels of sodium are also found in a number of the foods older kids eat at school every day. As concerns rise about the early onset of high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease, parents may want to re-examine those lunchbox choices.
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Why does sodium matter? A 2012 study of children and adolescents found that higher sodium consumption was associated with increased blood pressure. This effect was even greater in overweight and obese participants compared to normal weight participants. In addition, research suggests that children’s taste for salt develops as they are exposed to it. The less sodium children consume, the less they want it. Children’s taste for salt may be reduced if they are exposed to lower sodium diets at a young age. Eating less sodium can help lower blood pressure during childhood, which can help lower the risk of high blood pressure as an adult. What’s a parent to do? Here are some tips to help tackle high sodium in your child’s lunchbox: •
Read food labels and compare the sodium amount in different products, then choose the options with the lowest amounts of sodium. Some varieties of bread can vary from 80 to 230 mg of sodium per slice. That can make a big difference in lunchtime sandwiches. Pack fresh fruits and vegetables with lunch every day, like a small bag of baby carrots, snow peas, or grape tomatoes. For a healthy snack, make trail mix using unsalted nuts, dried fruits and whole grain cereal. When buying prepared meals, look for those with less than 600mg of sodium per serving.
By packing a lower sodium school lunch for your children, you are not only setting them up for success in the classroom, but also in life. With your help, your children can develop healthy, low sodium eating habits that
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Parents often keep a running list of rainy day activities, crafts and games to keep kids indoors when the forecast is soggy. But if your kids have never dodged rain drops or enjoyed a lazy summer afternoon outside, they’re missing out on something wonderful.
parents recently surveyed by the National Wildlife Federation. But the outdoor activities kids love, such as running, jumping, climbing, playing games with friends and taking nature walks, are a great strategy for keeping children healthy and happy.
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“Children are safe to play outside in most kinds of weather barring the extremes,” said Lindsay Legendre, manager of the National Wildlife Federation’s ” Be Out There movement. “Regular outdoor play is so important to kids’ healthy development and a little rain shouldn’t stop them from being out there. Parents might enjoy puddle jumping again themselves.” Bring on the Rain. Rain can sometimes be blamed for causing children to catch colds or flu, particularly when their hair or feet get wet. However, rain cannot make you sick. Dress children in waterproof hats, boots and raincoats to keep kids from getting too soggy. If storm conditions develop, get out of any body of water and seek shelter in a nearby building. Prepare for mud and splashes in advance by keeping a heavy mat and dry towels by the front door.
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L’Shanna Tova High Holiday Family Services and Celebrations Have a sweet New Year at one of these family services. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Wishing your Jewish friends a “Happy New Year” is as easy as saying “L’Shana Tova,” which means “For a Good Year” in Hebrew. Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement and is considered the holiest and most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. Congregation B’nai Israel - Preschool service offers our youngest families a condensed worship experience of stories and prayers to inspire and teach the meaning of the these High Holy days. This service is free and is open to members and nonmembers. Rosh Hashanah - Thurs. Sept 5 • 3:15 PM Yom Kippur - Saturday Sept 14 • 3:15 PM Congregation B’nai Israel is located on 2200 Yamato Rd Boca Raton. For more information call 561.241.8118. Temple Beth El of Boca Raton High Holy Tots - This service is designed for preschool aged children ages 0-5 and is filled with music, stories and holiday fun. Rosh HaShanah only. Temple Beth El Main Campus, Rabbi Merle E. Singer Sanctuary Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 PM followed by Tashlich for Tots in the courtyard. High Holy Kids - These services with upbeat music, relevant liturgy and fantastic skits are designed for children up to age 11. “Tots” join in on Yom Kippur. Rosh HaShanah at Temple Beth El Main Campus. Rabbi Merle E. Singer Sanctuary. Thursday, September 5 at 3:00 PM. Yom Kippur at FAU Kaye Auditorium, Saturday, September 14 at 1:30 PM.
High Holy Teens - High Holy Teens - Geared toward middle-school students, these services are led by our clergy and teens, and offer a cool additional experience for Temple Beth El’s youth. Rosh HaShanah at Temple Beth El Main Campus. Frances and Solon Cohen Atrium. Thursday, September 5 at 3:00 PM. Yom Kippur at FAU Kaye Auditorium, Saturday, September 14 at 2:30 PM No Tickets Required. Temple Beth El of Boca Raton Main Campus is located at 333 SW 4th Ave. Boca Raton. Yom Kippur Services will be at FAU Kaye Auditorium located at 777 Glades Rd Boca Raton. For more information call 561.391.8900 or visit www. tbeboca.org/ high-holydays-2013.
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Calendar Tales - Bring your “hatchlings” Ages 0-4, for ocean inspired stories and games at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Hatchling Tales are FREE, open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. 14200 U.S. Highway One • Juno Beach, For more info, 561-627-8280, ext. 107 or go to www.marinelife.org Every Thursday 11 AM -12 PM Friday at 2-3 PM and Saturdays at 11 AM12 PM or 2 PM-3PM Tiny Kids Need More Art - Ages 2-4, Kids Need More Art invites toddlers and moms (or dads!) to join them at their bright, colorful, and fun studio space for some creative together-time. Class is $15, please register at www.kidsneedmoreart.com/ jupiter/tiny-kids/ September 14-15 Just Between Friends Sale of the Northern Palm Beaches. Shop and get amazing deals on all you need a for the upcoming season! Save 50-90% off retail prices! Sell your items as a consignor, earn up to 70%! Be a part of our Team and you receive a PreSale pass! Shop early to get the best deals! Details online! www. jbfsale.com. FREE ADMISSION 9/14 or 9/20 WITH THE AD ON PAGE 45! The Box Expo Center • 2231 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd NEW! Prime Time Shopping Fri, 9/13 $10 admission 6 pm-9pm Sat, 9/14 $3 admission • 9am-7pm(free with ad) • HALF PRICE SALE! Sun, 9/15 • 8am-3pm Sun. Sept. 15 • 6-8 PM Special Needs Family Fun Night at Cool Beans
Indoor Playground & Cafe! All children receive 50% off admission. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other families, make new friends, and share parenting techniques within the special needs community. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Socks are required for BOTH adults and children! For more information please call 561.627.1782. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens #3115 Palm Beach Gardens.
Thurs. Sept. 19 • 5-7 PM Open House at Center for Child Counseling, Inc.’s Child and Family Center - There will be a chance drawing with opportunities to win one of several fabulous gifts. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration link: http://events. r20.constantcontact.com/register/ 7731 N. Military Trail, Suite 4, Palm Beach Gardens. For more info 561-244-9499. Fri. Sept. 27 • 6-9 PM
Kids Night Out - Ages 5-9, Kids Need More Art invites young artist to a night of art project, fun games, pizza, snacks and refreshments. Sibling and group discounts available. $25 per a child, please register at www. kidsneedmoreart.com
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Mon. Sept. 16 • 4-5 PM Kids Can Cook at the Mandel Public Library - Join us for a cooking class for
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Fri. Sept. 27 • 6-10 PM • Cosmic Science Night at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium - This stellar night is filled with out of this world encounters, presentations, labs, crafts & more! Activities end at 9pm with the observatory open from sunset10pm (weather permitting) • 4801 Dreher Trail North • WPB. Call 561.832.1988. e Wom Wis e
Mon. Sept. 30 7-9 PM Family & Friends CPR Class at The Wise Women’s San ary ctu Sanctuary -This class teaches the lifesaving skills of adult HandsOnly®CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practicewhile-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a completion card in CPR for their job. Ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. Fee $25 per person. Preregistration is required. For more information on schedule and classes call 561-951-0404 or register www.thewisewomenssanctuary.com. 7950 S Military Trl • Suite 201 • Lake Worth. e
Saturday. Sept 7 Mommy & Me starts at Palm Beach Ice Works. Mommy & Me Learn To Skate Classes Saturday Mornings from 10-11 am Come join your little ones for a fun, skating filled morning! We’ll have a carpet out for mommies that want to be with their children, but don’t want to skate and helping hands for those who would like to participate. *Helmets required for safety * Age: Tots (2‐4yrs old). Cost is $109 for a 6 week session (1 Adult and 1 Child) 1590 N Florida Mango Rd • West Palm Beach. Please pre-register! Call: 561.656.4046
assist you in becoming more confident and knowledgeable about yourself and the birth process in order to help you become an informed consumer. Learning labor coping skills, breathing and relaxation practice and support from other expectant couples in your class reduce anxiety about your birth. Class size is limited to aid in the relaxation process and to enhance learning. Class Fee $125. Wise Women’s Sanctuary • 7950 S Military Trl • Suite 201 • Lake Worth. For more information, call Connie Mullen: 561-3300993 or Kristin Schwarz: 561-951-0404.
at Palm Beach Ice Works Stay cool even when it is hot outside at Palm Beach Ice Works - fun for the whole family! Times may vary. Please check their website for an updated schedule and additional times. Family Skate Punch Buy 5 Get 1 Free! Admission $10, Skate Rental $2 1590 N Florida Mango Rd • West Palm Beach. Phone: 561.656.4046
Informed and Fearless Childbirth At The Wise Womens Sanctuary - A San ary ctu complete childbirth education class taught Friday evening and all day Saturday. Education through discussion, videos and handouts Please call ahead to confirm. Events are subject to change. e
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Special Needs and Autism Night at Joey’s Outback Adventures Discount pricing $7 per child and 10% off food and drinks. For more info go to www.joeysoutback.com. 10670 West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington.
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Thurs. Sept. 12 & 26 • 5-9:30 PM Food Truck Invasion Wellington Amphitheater 12100 Forest Hill Blvd - Wellington. Fri. Sept. 13 • 8:00 PM Free Movie: Epic (PG) - Bring your chair or blanket. Wellington Amphitheater 12100 Forest Hill Blvd - Wellington. Sat. Sept. 21 at 8 PM Movie Under the Stars at Canyon Town Center Ampitheatre Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG) Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Pets on a leash welcomed. 8780 Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach. For more info, call 561-966-7043.
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Fri. Sept 27. Happy Birthday Joey!!! Bring your family by and celebrate JOEY’S birthday with our family. Cake will be served at 7 pm. For more info go to www.joeysoutback. com. 10670 West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Fri. Sept. 27 • 5-9:30 PM Food Truck Invasion at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park • 11600 Poinciana Blvd• Royal Palm Beach
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Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts Sat. Sept. 28 •11 am prevail. High Fairy Tale Fun at Wellington Library flying jumps, Stories, crafts, and fun with the Three SAVE $5 on Tickets!* daring acrobatics, Goats, the Three Pigs, and the Three Use offer code: SAVE5 breathtaking skating and lovable Disney Bears. Ages 3 & up. Limit 40. (45 min.) SEPT. 19 – 22 First-come, first-served. 1951 Royal Fern friends are just a wish away! BB&T Center Sept. 19-22 and AmericanAirlines Arena Sept. 25-29. Drive. 561. 790.6070 SEPT. 25 – 29 Go to www.disneyonice.com for more details. Please call ahead to confirm. Events are subject to change. disneyonice.com | PBParenting.com | September 2013 Excludes Opening Night performance, Rinkside and VIP seats. No double discounts.
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Thurs. Sept. 5 at 7 PM Relax And Unwind For Women at Organic Movements Stress is a necessary aspect of life. Learning how to relax can counteract this stress response. By releasing both physical and mental tension, relaxation restores the mind and body to a balanced state. Breathing exercises, stretching, repetitive movement and progressive relaxation all soothe the body. Guided relaxation can instill peace of mind,especially when combined with physical relaxation. Striking a balance is the key. Donations accepted. Preregistration is required. For more info go to www. organicmovements.com 2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 12 • Boca Raton. Friday Sept. 6 • 6 - 8 PM Sol Children Theatre presents A Friday Evening Social Drop by for an evening of good cheer and good friends as Sol kicks off Sol Children Theatre’s 11th season and Evening Star Productions’ inaugural season! Free Admission - Theatre Games, Social Time & Refreshments For more info go to www. solchildren.org. 3333 N. Federal Highway • Boca Raton
Birthday Parties, Camps and more! Join us for fun afternoon of free trial classes, demos, giveaways and more. Meet the coaches and instructors. Free to the public. www. gokidschoice.com. Call for more info 561998-4225. Kids Choice is at 6500 W. Rogers Cir #1000, Boca Raton. Sept. 11 • Every Wednesday for 8 sessions Mommy & Me with Miss Marcy at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. For babies 12-18 months with a parent or caregiver: Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM. For babies 18-24 months with a parent or caregiver: Wednesdays, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM. Music creates a magical space, as Miss Marcy leads you and your baby through games and activities designed to develop learning, language, fine motor and gross motor skills. Classes take place at Temple Beth El’s Beck Family campus – 9800 Yamato Rd. • Boca Raton. For more info go to www.tbeboca.org.
Every Saturday at 2 PM • Sept. 28 through Nov. 16th SHREK the Musical at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre brings the hilarious story of Sat. Sept. 7 • 2 PM - 6 PM everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In - Dance and Fitness Open a faraway kingdom with over a dozen fairy House at Kids Choice tale misfits, things get interesting when Sports Gymnastics, an unseemly ogre named Shrek shows up Karate, Cheer, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Dance, to rescue a feisty princess!! Reservations Required. Tickets $10 children under Register Now for Fall Classes! 12; $14 adult For more info go to www. showtimeboca.com or call 561.394.2626. Celebrating 30 Years 503 SE Mizner Blvd. Suite 73 • Boca Raton
Ballet | Tap | Jazz | Modern Hip Hop | Acro | Zumba Ages 3+ | Adult Classes Beginner – Pre-Professional 1203 Knuth Road • Boynton Beach 561-736-9097 www.southerndancetheatre.com
Mon. Sept. 30 •10:45 AM - 11:15 AM • FREE Story Time At Zenerations Of Boca - Story Time Fun. Come and enjoy a free story time with us. For more information visit www.zenerationsofboca.com or call 561.367.8898. 2499 Glades Road Suite 202 Boca Raton.
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PB Parenting - Pam Beach County's Resource Mommy and Me Class Directory What to do before Age 2 How to Select a Stroller Family Events and...
Published on Aug 29, 2013
PB Parenting - Pam Beach County's Resource Mommy and Me Class Directory What to do before Age 2 How to Select a Stroller Family Events and...