Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I read about this in the latest issue of Seattle Magazine. It started out as a lesbian concept, but now has just expanded to all women. Sounds like music that I could dance to! And, it's at a reasonable time, 5:30-9:30 in Seattle, for woosies like me!
About Baby Loves Disco (copied from their website:)
All across the country, Baby Loves Disco is slowly but surely transforming the hippest night clubs into child proof discos as toddlers, pre-schoolers and parents looking for a break from the routine playground circuit let loose for some post naptime, pre-dinner fun. Make no mistake, this is NOT the Mickey Mouse club, and Barney is Banned. Baby loves disco is an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real djs blending classic disco tunes From the 70s, & 80s guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving.
Location: VENUE:Heaven 172 South Washington St Seattle, WA 98104206-622-1863 website
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earth day celebration
$12 per walking human, in advance / $15 at the door, on the day of event (*pricing for 2009 parties only)event time: 1pm-4pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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December 10, 11, 17, 18
January 7, 8, 14, 15
February 4, 5, 11,12
9:30am – 12:00pm
Hey Tots – hop in your stroller (or walk like a big kid) and bring your adult to Toddler Time on selected Wednesdays and Thursdays, October through February.
Come on up to the classroom for this drop-in program with activity stations, storytelling, songs and games. And for a special treat on Toddler Time Thursdays - the 12:15 Window on Washington Waters Dive Show will be geared toward toddlers.
Toddler Time is designed for children age 5 and younger accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Included with Aquarium admission. Drop-in program, no registration needed.
2. "Ryan L" is all the way at the bottom, 4th name up on the far left hand side. Select his name, enter your email address, and click the vote button
3. You will get a confirmation email to respond to, and then you are done!
Monday, November 24, 2008
In my family, when all are stuff to the brim and staring bleary-eyed at the candle flames, my dad shouts "Where's the 2nd Turkey?"
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Don't let the rain get you down. Come visit our indoor play land at the community center. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 10am to 12pm; call for current dates. Your child (ages 1-5) will enjoy a variety of toys and play equipment and making new friends, for only $3. We are still growing and would appreciate any riding or infant table top toys. Call the recreation office for more details, 425-556-2300 ext 3. The program does not run during Lake Washington School District Holidays or during the summer months (June through September). Check the current recreation guide for starting dates and no program dates
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2008
If you would like to contribute a new toy for a needy child, the Sammamish Police Department is once again accepting donations at City Hall, 801 228th Avenue S.E. It's all part of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, a non-profit effort supported by the City of Sammamish.
If you would like to participate in this worthwhile program, please bring a new, unwrapped gift to the drop bin located in the Sammamish City Hall lobby near the main entrance. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 18th, 2008.
More information about the program is available at the following website: www.toysfortots.org . You may also contact Sammamish Police Detective Amy Jarboe at (425) 295-0786.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I met a wonderful Mom who was a teacher in CA and teaches music classes in her home in Klahanie (sp?). She does a great job, and it is drop in. Her classes are Mondays at noon and every other Wed at 4:00. The classes are 45 minutes and both my girls (ages 3 and 1) had a great time.
Here is the info- Kathy Brandt
4260 246th PL SE
Monday, August 11, 2008
Seattle: Maritime Museum, Greenlake Community Center, Pacific Science Center, Childrens Museum, Monorail, Pike Place, Aquarium, View Ridge Park and wading pool, Argosy Cruise, Waterfront Trolley, Woodland Park Zoo, Childrens Theater, Ballard Locks, Burke Museum, Alki, Discovery Park, Golden Gardens, Scratch Patch, Swanson Nursery
Woodinville: North Creek Trail, Tot Spot Cafe, De Young Park, Cottage Lake Park and pool, LLC Farm on Wood-Red Rd, Wilmot Gateway Park, Gold Creek Trout Farm, Northshore Gymnastics
Issaquah: Cougar Mt Zoo, Lake Samm State Park
Redmond: Farrel-McWhirter Park and petting zoo, Marymoor Park, Redmond Town Center and fountain, Borders storytimes, any Barnes and noble too for storytime, Anderson Park, Grasslawn Park, Pine Lake on Plateau, Inglewood Park, Nike Park, Redmond Park and Rec classes, 2nd story childrens theater, South 47 Farm
Bothell/Kenmore: Stipek Park, Little Gym, Country Village ducks, Bothell Landing concerts, St Edwards park
Duvall: Cherry Valley Farm, Taylor Park, River at McCormick Park
Bellevue: New Castle Beach, Kelsey Creek Park animals, Meydenbauer Beach Park, Crossroads Mall, Robinswood Park
Everett: Forest park animals, Jetty Island, Silver Lake Beach, Childrens Museum
Snoqualmie: train rides, Falls
Kirkland: Market walk and park, Houghton Beach/Kidd Valley, Kirkland Community Center, Peter Kirk Wading pool, Juanita Beach, Denny Park, Tot Lot (111 9th Ave),Concert Series, Dennys Pet World, Big FInn Hill Park
Friday, May 9, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Finally! A weekday Farmers Market at a time that that partners can attend!
Monday, March 31, 2008
To register or for more information, call 206-386-2502.
Car Seat Safety Inspections — Cherry Hill: Saturday, April 12 in the Cherry Hill parking garage, level 3B. Half-hour appointments required, 9 a.m.-noon.
Kid’s Safety and CPR — First Hill: April 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the 1-East Conference Room. Fee: $20.
And this is supposed to be really great. I started talking to another mother at the theater one day and she mentioned this:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
She’s taken my pregnancy portrait and our 2006 Holiday picture we send to our family. Beyond her natural talent for taking great shots, you also get a CD with high resolution images taken at the session included in her fee!
She shoots celebrity weddings and does quite a bit of lifestyle work, including documenting children.
We had good experience with Desiree Swanson. You get a CD with all the images so you can get them developed anywhere and any way you'd like.
Jill Labberton is amazing. She's pricey, but well worth it. She's located in Redmond.
I highly recommend Elisha Rain. She’s a former doula with such talent for working with new families! She just took our daughter’s six month pictures and they are wonderful. She took newborn, and pregnancy photos for us as well.
Michelle Huenink Photography
She’s great – AND you get the CD with all the rights to print on your own.
she is simply wonderful to work with and her photographs are first rate. We have been 100% pleased with everything’s she’s done for us. She’s not the cheapest, but we think the quality of her work is worth it.
MeRa Koh Photography
MeRa Koh photography is great! A little more expensive but worth every penny in my opinion.
Kristine Anderson Photography
I really like www.bellaphotographynw.com. You can see other peoples’ proofs on her web page to see if you like her style.
Carmen Chan Photography
I have personally used Carmen Chan, and she is great. Her price can be a bit more, but she loves kids and will come to your house. Very easy to work with. The only other thing is that you have to purchase the CD seperately if you want all your images. -Maria
Monday, March 10, 2008
Bunny Bounce presented by HomeStreet Bank Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hop, skip and jump to Woodland Park Zoo for the seventh annual Bunny Bounce presented by HomeStreet Bank, featuring amazing egg hunts for children ages 1 to 8, crafts, bunny photos, and eggs-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Space may be limited. Each egg hunt is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Activities are free with zoo admission. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year-round. For more information call 206.548.2500.
The malls have Easter bunny pictures too.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Registration begins March 20th and there are only 12 total spots.
Friday, March 7, 2008
- Borrow as much as you can from the people you are visiting. My mom is a teacher and was able to get a bunch from her colleagues, so literally it was just Ryan in the Baby Bjorn. This was MUCH easier than having to bring carseat, stroller, etc... However, even if you do have to bring all that stuff, I still recommend using some type of Bjorn type carrier in the airport
- I never had to take Ryan out of the Bjorn in security. They didn't wand me either.
- If you are traveling with someone, try and book seats so that one of you has a window and the other person an aisle, with the middle seat open. This increases your chances of having the row to yourself, and even if someone ends up taking the middle seat they certainly won't mind trading you for a window or aisle!
- Always ask at the gate if you can have your own aisle. You might get a sympathetic gate agent!
- I highly recommend the bulkhead if you can get it. It makes it easier to stand up and move with your baby.
- I didn't travel with a Boppy. Instead, for feeding on the plane I brought my own blanket and used the airplane pillows and blankets to prop my arm up on the armrest more comfortably.
- Ryan has feed on most takeoffs and landings, but also slept through a couple. His ears never seemed to be bothered. Our doctor told us that a recent study came out that said that sucking vs. no sucking on takeoff and landing didn't make much of a difference.
- I brought kids Tylenol just in case, but didn't need it.
- There are changing tables on the plane in at least one bathroom above the toilets. It's cramped, but not impossible - Ryan likes being changed so I did it once or twice just to keep him happy.
- It can be tough to entertain a baby in such a confined space. The white noise may put your baby to sleep - it didn't work too much for mine! So clip a couple of his/her favorite (but small) toys onto your diaper bag.
I hope this is helpful! If you have any questions specific about traveling with baby that I didn't answer, feel free to ask!
"Sign About" books by Anthony Lewis are available on Amazon.com & they're a nice, easy way to introduce signing to your baby. If you're interested in learning more about Language Development there'sgood info. on www.Talaris.org & also www.zerotothree.org.
Joseph Garcia developed the SIGN with your BABY program & his popular book is called Baby Signs. He also has a DVD, both are available through the King County Library System.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Recent research suggests that daily exposure to cats in the first year of life may protect a child from developing allergies. In one study, babies whose families owned a cat that was allowed in the baby's bedroom were 67% less likely than others to develop asthma and 45% less likely to develop hay fever. Another study looked at children whose parents had a history of asthma or allergies. Children exposed to higher levels of house dust had less eczema in the first year of life. Exposure to a dog in the home at 2 to 3 months of age was also linked to less eczema in the first year of life. Other studies suggest that a reasonable level of exposure to common germs and dust may protect children from developing allergies, eczema, and asthma. So try not to worry too much about keeping a healthy baby's environment sterile and germ-free. A little exposure to the world-cats, dogs, dust, and all-seems to play a role in building a strong immune system.
Peanut allergies on the rise
While no one is sure why there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children severely allergic to peanuts, one suspected culprit is skin cream that contains peanut oil. A recent study shows that children whose skin was treated with lotion or cream containing peanut oil in the first 6 months of life were more likely to develop a peanut allergy. Babies with eczema and rashes were more likely to develop the allergy than others. Before applying a lotion to soothe diaper rash or dry skin, check the label to make sure it does not include peanut oil.
Q:“Are there things I should avoid feeding my baby during the first year of life?”
A:For the first 9 months of life, avoid feeding your baby citrus fruits and eggs, since both of these tend to cause allergic reactions. Peanuts are a major allergen and many allergists suggest not giving peanuts to children until 4 years of age or older. Finally, raw unpasteurized honey, the kind that you buy at a roadside stand, can carry botulism spores that can cause infant botulism. In general, introduce new foods to your baby one at a time. Begin with one teaspoon of food and increase to 3 or 4 teaspoons once or twice a day. If something disagrees with your baby and causes gas or an allergic reaction, you will know which foods to avoid in the future.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Website here: http://bellevuecollege.edu/parented/default.asp
PDF Class Schedule here: http://bellevuecollege.edu/parented/2008-09schedule.pdf
Saturday, February 23, 2008
"The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book" By Sandra Poulin
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
There is also a group of woman who are really into 'wearing' their babies. The site gives you a way to buy or trade wraps, baby backpacks etc for cheap. I warn you though the woman on there are REALLY into diaper bags and baby carriers and have about 5 million a piece :) http://www.thebabywearer.com/
Also, www.brainy-child.com (free newsletter)
Books: What's Going On In There?: How the Brain & Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life (available on Amazon.com) by Lise Eliot
Baby Minds: Brain-building Games Your Baby Will Love by Lina Acredolo & Susan Goodwyn
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Sarah adds: (Did you know that as an author, you can add to other people's posts?) I went to the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale, and since it was my first time going, they let me go to the "Preview" night, so I could have my pick before everyone else. You do have to pre-register for that benefit, however. I had a TON of success! http://seattle.jbfsale.com/
Brenda adds: About Toys & TogsEMOMs' Toys & Togs Sale is held twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The sale, which is open to the public, provides an amazing opportunity for you to pick up gently used (and sometimes brand new) items, just about anything on your shopping list for baby or childNext SaleApril 12, 2008 -- Bellevue Community CollegeFor more info:http://www.emoms.org/Pages/ToysAndTogsSale.aspx
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I think we will try to make the Spanish story time at 11am at the Samm Location!
Other foreign language info:
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Carter's Outlets (and other outlets, too) at North Bend Outlet Mall
Osh Kosh B'gosh (really good deals!) Factoria Mall
Me N Momz (found new BabyLegs there!)
(Brenda) Hanna Andersson in Woodinville yesterday and they had some good stuff. They have a sale that starts on 2/15. Hanna Andersson is across from Molbaks.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
· Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue (Thursday mornings) http://lincolnsquarecinemas.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=81
· ReelMoms is a program from Loews Cineplex, which has bring-the-baby movies on Tuesdays in Woodinville and the Meridian 16 in Seattle. There's no admission fee for infants and toddlers. ReelMoms http://loews.bipnet.com/reelmoms/
· North Bend Theater on Wednesdays http://www.northbendtheatre.com/mommymatinee.html. They also have a cry room upstairs for any of their showings that is available on a first come first serve basis.
Movie Theaters with Crying Rooms
Guild on 45th
2115 N 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
4329 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
4500 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
- (Redmond and Issaquah locations): http://www.gymboree.com:2000/cgi-bin/mqinterconnect
- Bellevue Schedule http://www.thelittlegym.com/gym/schedule.aspx?gymid=109#parent
- Issaquah Schedule http://www.thelittlegym.com/gym/schedule.aspx?gymid=375#parent
- (Issaquah and Seattle locations) Issaquah Info: http://classes.strollerstrides.net/issaquah/moreinfo/9d4b250fc672a0bd3cca1c9603e20c34/98074/issaquah-community-center/stroller-strides-issaquah/index.aspx
- (Black Diamond, Covington, Fall City, Hobart, Maple Valley, North Bend & Snoqualamie locations) http://www.babybootcamp.com/locale.aspx?qt=s&s=WA
Myparksandrecreation.com Activity Search: http://www.myparksandrecreation.com/ActivitySearch/Default.aspx