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Inside Look: White Coat

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)
Puma and I had the pleasure of attending a Club MomMe Family Fest earlier this month. One of the vendors we met runs a health care home-visit service.  The co-founder, Angella Nguyen, is committed to bringing back the "house call" - read more about it in today's Inside Look.

SPB: Tell me about the White Coat service.
AN: WhiteCoat is an on-demand house call service where we provide quality healthcare in the comfort of the patient’s home, office, or hotel (let’s say, if traveling).  We operate daily, from 8am-midnight (yes, even on weekends).  We truly are a patient-centric healthcare company: your turf, on your time.

Our patients find value in our after-hour and weekend access, affordability ($75 flat fee, with or without insurance), HIPAA-compliant messaging system, electronic prescriptions, and that they don’t have to wait to get an appointment!  A provider can be at your door in 2 hours or if you’d like to schedule something in advance, that is an option as well.  No need to call out of work/find a sitter, drive in traffic, pay to park—a doctor’s appointment has gone from an all day affair to a mere half hour visit in your home.  

We are starting to get credentialed with insurance providers now and will be accepting insurance soon.  If you have PPO, we are recognized as an out-of-network provider.
 
SPB: Who are the White Coat care providers?
AN: WhiteCoat providers are qualified and credentialed Nurse Practitioners (NPs), who can diagnose, treat, and prescribe. Additionally, we have a team of medical directors to provide oversight.  Studies have shown that   outcomes of NP treated patients vs. MD treated patients are equal.  In addition, NPs but have been shown to have a better bedside manner.  

Educating the population about NPs is going to be part of the learning curve- more often times than not, you are being seen by an NP at clinic/hospital, you just didn’t know it ☺  We dedicate space on our page to provide information about NPs and their important role in buffering the primary care shortage.

Excerpt about NPs from our Executive Summary:
NPs are licensed healthcare providers whose practice privileges include prescribing medications, and diagnosing, treating, and managing acute, non-complex medical conditions. With the projected shortage of primary care physicians, a team of NPs form a lean, comprehensive healthcare provider team, that is cost-efficient, and that can help meet the demand for primary care services.
 
SPB: What patient population does White Coat serve? 
AN: WhiteCoat can serve the entire family: from baby to grandma. ☺  We have a full stack of FNPs (Family/General practice) as well as PNPs (Pediatric NPs) and AGNPs (Adult Geriatric NPs).

Working professionals, busy moms, and senior care (whether ordering a house call for themselves, or having their children order on their behalf) all have specific pain points with the current state of healthcare that we aim to relieve.

We provide healthcare to school systems that may not have an on-site health center, to moms who are sick and don’t want to bring their children into the clinic appointment where they may be exposed to germs, to sick kids who aren’t able to go back to school without a provider note and scheduling a doctor’s visit is near impossible, to working professionals who simply can’t take the time off, to immobile patients who have difficulty making it in to their visit.  Think of the pain points you’ve faced while sick- we hope we have an answers to them. ☺


SPB: What range of ailments does this service care for? Is there anything you do not provide for?
AN: Our NPs handle non-complex acute conditions such as flu check ups, physical examinations, allergy care, infections, stitches, post-surgery follow up appointments (let’s say the patient is immobile or has a difficult time coming in for a follow up)—for any urgent or primary care needs, we are here to help.  

We also have a health and wellness component and offer B-12 shots, and IV Hydration Therapy.  Everyone is on the go-go-go and it is easy to get drained or dehydrated.  Taking care of your health before it becomes an issue is truly the best medicine.

We are also starting to incorporate physical therapy in the pipeline, as we have gotten requests.  We think of WhiteCoat as a learning and growing organism- we listen to our patient’s feedback and adjust accordingly.

We are not an emergency care group and will always urge you to call 911 if it is a medical emergency.  

SPB: About how long can you expect a house call to last?
AN: We allot an hour for the NP to spend with a patient but have seen that a typical house call visit lasts from 20-30 minutes.  Our patients’ time is precious and they love that we can be in and out without disrupting the flow of their day.  However, we will never rush the visit and our NPs enjoy giving our patients the face time that they need.  

 
SPB: How can you make an appointment?
AN: You can request an appointment by going on our site www.whitecoat.healthcare, or by calling 1-888-223-1207.  The request process is extremely easy.  After filling out the request, WhiteCoat will call to confirm whether or not this is a medical emergency, schedule your appointment, note your symptoms, and the ETA.

Our app is in its final stages of development and will be released in late December or early January.  We will be available for both iPhones and Android phones.
 
 
SPB: What makes White Coat unique?
AN: Healthcare is moving into alternate forms of care, no doubt about that.  Whether its telemedicine, house calls, or prescription delivery, the space is ripe for disruption, and quite honestly, it’s about time.  The landscape is changing and we are excited to help pioneer that process.  We are not trying to replace the “bad guy” with another bad guy.  

Our focus is 2 pronged:  patient and provider side.
Patient-side, we can see in our value proposition.  
Provider-side:  we are able to pay NPs higher than their normal rate with our model.  They are happier and want to work with us.  We are endorsed by 2 governing bodies for NPs: AANP (American Association for Nurse Practitioners) and CANP (California Association for Nurse Practitioners), where our advisory board has the Immediate President of the AANP (he was the current Pres. when we first started last year) and two Past Presidents of the CANP.

Patients are happy, and providers are happy. ☺

SPB: What motivated you to start White Coat?
AN: While getting my MBA at USC Marshall School of Business, I enrolled in a class called Tech Feasibility, where “simulating” a startup is the crux of the course.  Involving multiple disciplines, I joined Mike Kwon, medical background, and Emilianos Ellinas, legal and operations background, to co-found WhiteCoat.  We went through problem discovery and compared our pain points of something as simple as going to the doctor.

(HERE is an article that describes the inception of WhiteCoat from Mike Kwon’s perspective, our CEO)  

Honestly, it was a “project” that outgrew the walls of the classroom.  I was at Tesla Motors prior (I was a Marketing Strategy Consultant for their Lifestyle Products and Apparel line and yes, working for Tesla was awesome ☺), with intentions of going back.  However, we started to gain momentum, winning pitches and competitions, and we decided as a team to create a company and to pursue WhiteCoat full time.  
 
SPB: Is there anything else our readers should know about this service or the company?
AN: We didn’t wake up one day to start a healthcare company, a medical group, a tech company or however you want to spin it, because it was easy or a “natural” step in our careers.  I actually think that our diverse backgrounds give a stagnant industry the fresh lens it needs.  We are passionate about bringing a level care to the masses and it shows from top down and bottom up.  Our providers are hand selected by us, not an agency, and go through a stringent process to get background checked and credentialed.  But that’s only half the battle—we ask ourselves, “Would I trust this person to treat my mom?  My child? Would I want this person to come into my grandmother’s home?”  It has to be an overwhelming “YES” every time.  
 
SPB: What inspires you?
AN: As an individual, my parents inspire me.  My dad is literally my hero.  I come from a family of entrepreneurs, grew up in Silicon Valley, the works—so I was well-versed in “start-up” culture from a young age.  
Strong women in business also inspire me-- I make it a point to play in the “boys club,” but also to collaborate with other women in business.  
Staying ahead of the curve inspires me- I actively put myself in uncomfortable situations to grow and learn.

As a cofounder of a healthcare company:  affecting change inspires me.  To be part of the conversation of something as big as changing the landscape of a behemoth industry is truly inspiring.  People deserve better access to care and we won’t win that fight alone.  With our “competitors” and other like-minded companies in the space, that’s the kind of prowess that it takes to get somewhere.  

Krystyna's note: As of today's post, White Coat is serving the Los Angeles and Orange County areas in California. They project that they will continue to expand their coverage to Nevada, Arizona, and along the west coast. Angella says, "We would love to be nationwide but baby steps first!" The concept of in-home concierge care may well be the wave of the future! Stay tuned for updates as we follow White Coat's growth as a health care provider.

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Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonDisclaimer: 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

Tuesday Tip: Engorgement

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 8:54 AM Comments comments (0)


Puma and I had the pleasure of attending the Club MomMe Family Fest in LA on Sunday.  What an amazing day connecting with people who serve families in the childbearing year! It was a full day, and we are sorry we didn't get to meet everyone on our list.

One of the people I did get to visit with was Dymphna Gruijters, IBCLC and exhibitor for Lansinoh. Every time I see her, I learn something new!  

This time,  she shared a simple tip that can help moms decide when/how to use their Thera-Pearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy treatment packs.

COLD: Apply cold therapy packs when you are engorged. When a mama is engorged, there is so much water in the breast tissue that the milk ducts are constricted. Applying a cold therapy pack helps move the water and make space for the milk ducts so that the milk can flow.

HOT: The heat helps to relieve mastitis and plugged ducts, and my favorite part as a former pumping mom? It can help you pump more efficiently!! Apply the hot packs on the outside of the flange of your breast pump so the heat can encourage your milk flow.  Brilliant!

Just another reason to love Lansinoh. Thank you, Dymphna+Lansinoh, for coming out to support moms on Sunday, and for all that you have done to help promote breastfeeding.

Do you have a favorite Lansinoh product? Tell us about it!

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Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonDisclaimer: 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

Inside Look: SpenceBaby

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:24 AM Comments comments (48)
InSide Look:Spence Baby


One of the priorities of The Bradley Method® is to stay Healthy and Low-Risk during pregnancy by avoiding harmful substances.  Many families who learn about all the different toxins we are exposed to, and how to avoid them, choose to continue to stay healthy and low-risk after their Sweet Pea’s Birth-Day.
 
The fabric we put on our Sweet Peas exposes all of that soft, sensitive skin to whatever is in the fabric.  Whatever that is then gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.  When you think about the impact that makes over a person’s lifetime, it makes sense to invest in high quality, truly organic "from source to fabric to dye" garments. 
 
I am so excited to introduce our students and readers to SpenceBaby.  This clothing company offers the benefit of organic clothing along with timeless design and attractive colors.  We are thrilled to be able to feature them in today’s Inside Look feature.


 
We first heard about SpenceBaby when I went to the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest in June.  I had the pleasure of visiting with founder Sandy Barton (“SB”) at the end of the day.  She took the time to share some of their story and walk me through her designs and fabrics.  She was kind enough to agree to do this virtual interview with us so that we could share their story and their amazing products with you.



 
SPB: What was the driving force behind Spence Baby?
SB: It was almost meant to be in many ways. My sister-in-law, Rachel, was pregnant with my now beautiful niece Evelyn (Eve). Rachel was very much into raising Eve in a green home and I wanted to get her some cute, fashionable, organic baby clothes. Clothes, not just basics. Needless to say my search came up empty. My husband and I decided this was crazy and set out to fill the void in the market. About 4 months into research, my husband Paul and I found out we were pregnant with our daughter Spencer Grace Barton (Spence baby). Spencer was confirmation I was on the right track and opened up the possibility of being able to work from home and spend more time with Spencer. Something very important to Paul and I.
 
SPB: Tell me more about how you source the fabrics and the dyes you use to create premium organic baby apparel.
SB: Our early research surfaced that the definition for organic fabric and textiles is not really transparent. The USDA and the Federal Trade Commission only require clothing and fabrics wearing the organic title be made with USDA-certified organic crops, but it ends there. This seemed crazy to us since that essentially meant you could purchase organic fabric and treat it with toxic and harmful dyes. Needless to say, our eyes were opened to what "Organic" and even "Certified Organic" baby clothes really meant and it was not what we thought. 
 
This led us to want something better and eventually to the Global Organic Textile Standard or GOTS. GOTS raw materials must be certified organic under National Organic Program standards but it also puts strict limits on the types of fabric dyes that can be used and prohibits toxic fabric finishes, including sand-blasting of denim (which poses a health threat to workers), chlorine bleaches, formaldehyde-based finishing treatments, and nanoparticles intended to make a product “antibacterial.” A factory’s effluent water must be treated and filtered before release. As for worker welfare, the certification addresses workers’ ability to unionize, forbids child labor, and requires that workers are paid a living wage. Not even zippers (no chrome or nickel allowed) and screen printing (no toxic PVC-based inks can be used in T-shirt designs) escape scrutiny. And throughout the entire process, all GOTS-certified items must be kept separate from non-GOTS-certified products to prevent contamination.
 
So it's simple really, we only work with GOTS certified partners and fabrics =)

 
SPB: Where do you draw your inspiration for the designs?
SB: I have always had a eye for design and really pull from a number of sources. I spend a lot of time on sites like Pinterest, Instagram, Fromupnorth, and flipping through countless magazines. I love classic looks and try to use that as a style guide but always add a little something unique to each item.

 
SPB: Can you tell me a little about how you choose the color palette for your clothing?
SB:Sure, I find my color inspiration mostly from the nature that surrounds me in my every day life.  A day at the beach, a walk through a garden in spring, the sky when it randomly has red, orange or purple streaks.  When I see a color that catches my attention I use websites like design-seeds.com to help put together some complimentary colors.

 
SPB: The clothing is absolutely adorable - will you eventually expand the line to include larger sizes?  I can especially see big sisters wanting to coordinate with little sisters :)
SB: Absolutely! In fact, our company is actually Spence Apparel. Our first collection is Spence Bay but we plane to offer Spence Kids next and possible Spence Toddler (Fingers crossed!).

 

SPB: Do you have a favorite item in your shop? Which one is it, and why?
SB: My favorite item has to be the pink and white striped bubble romper that Spencer is wearing in the website.  I think all babies look adorable in them but what I love about this one is the soft and sweet details like the ruffle trim on the collar and plaid trim in the placket.


 
SPB: We have lots of mamas that are planning on going back to work, or are back to work already and trying to do the family/work juggle.  Do you have any words of wisdom to share with working moms? Or, aspiring mamapreneurs?
SB: There are a couple things that have really helped me. 1) Date night. Getting away from it all and spending time with my husband. Even if it's just dinner, it always helps me clear my head and refocus. 2) Don't let frustration and fear of failure win. I used to worry about how I would be as a Mother and if our business would fail (and still do at times). I realized the only thing I can do is continually strive to grow and educate myself and never stop trying. My husband has been amazing at helping me with this.
 
SPB: What sets your brand apart from other offerings on the market?
SB: Our focus on making a complete line (not just basics) of fashionable apparel from only the highest quality organic and eco friendly materials. We also really value our customers feedback and actually have a few items inspired by comments from we received in our next line.  
 
SPB: What is your vision going forward as you grow your business?
SB: At this point we are taking it day by day. It is our 3-year goal to have a complete collection of Baby and Kids apparel available for everyone who appreciates our brand. 
 
SPB: Personally, we can’t wait for the Kids apparel to hit the market.  SpenceBaby can count on at least one customer for their growing product line!
 
Find SpenceBaby on the web:
Web Page http://www.spencebaby.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SpenceApparel
Twitter https://twitter.com/spenceapparel
Instagram http://instagram.com/spenceapparel
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/spenceapparel/
 
Do you have a favorite children’s garment that you would like to see in an organic clothing line?
Please leave us a comment - it will be moderated and posted. 
 
Disclaimer: 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.


 

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

Inside Look: Mama Mio

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 6:34 AM Comments comments (0)
Continuing on with the treasure-trove of naturally-minded companies we had the opportunity to experience at the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest, here is an Inside Look at the Mama Mio skin care lines.   Mio co-founder Tanya Mackay Kazeminy ("MM") was kind enough to give us the inside scoop on their amazing company and products.


SPB: What is the motivation behind the Mama Mio Pregnancy and Postpartum skin care lines?
MM: Mama Mio was created out of our own selfish need. When we were pregnant, there wasn’t anything on the market that we actually wanted to use - skincare that actually worked, that wasn’t full of nasty chemicals, and products that made us feel good whilst using them. We knew from our own experiences that pregnancy is the first major skin challenge most women face. To grow and shrink your tummy by up to 30 inches in a 40-week period is not for the faint-hearted or the weak skinned. We wanted to create a line that that really understood the needs of pregnant women and new mamas, one that helped them achieve fit skin for life.

SPB: What are the products you would recommend for a mama during pregnancy?
MM: From all the women we’ve met on our Mama Mio journey, the number one concern we hear about is stretch marks. We are so proud of The Tummy Butter. Chock full of Omegas 3, 6 and 9, it works super hard to elasticize and protect growing tummies from stretch marks. Boob maintenance is also a top priority. Pregnant and new mama boobs can be tender and swollen. Pregnancy Boob Tube helps cool and soothe those boobs as well as strengthen and nourish the skin to protect them from future sagging. And for hormonal breakouts, our Gorgeous Glow balancing facial wash, or our new Swipes are just the thing to keep misbehaving skin in check.

SPB: What are the products you would recommend for a mama in the postpartum period?
MM: If you didn’t know about Mama Mio when you were pregnant, Goodbye Stretch Marks will help reduce the appearance and texture of stretch marks you may have developed. Megamama super-rich Omega body lotion is such a wonderful treat for tired, dry skin that has been give, give, giving in every way. During pregnancy, our own store of Omegas is so very depleted (your baby is using yours to make it’s own healthy brain and eyes), at a time when you need them most to keep skin strong. Megamama will help nourish and replenish new mama skin. For sore nipples, Keep Calm nipple balm is just genius. I use it for little scrapes, cuts and burns – it is so very soothing and healing.

SPB: Do you have a favorite item in your skin care line? Which one is it, and why?
MM: I have many favorites! Sometimes it depends on the season. Since it's summer, I am doubling up on Mio Double Buff dual action exfoliator, which gives me wickedly soft skin in seconds, followed by The Activist firming active body oil.  I love, love, love oils and we do them really well at Mio (if I do say so myself!). Living in London, summer is all about getting your legs out and these two products make me want to do just that. 

SPB: Are there any risks for use during pregnancy or postpartum?
MM: At Mama Mio, we maintain a strict No Nasties policy. All of our products are safe to use throughout pregnancy and nursing. There are certain ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy and postpartum. We do all of that research for you so none of these Nasties ever make it into our products. 

SPB: What sets your skin care line apart from others on the market?
MM: At both Mio, our skincare range for active women, and Mama Mio, our pregnancy line, we go beyond skin deep to give practical tips and information about nutrition, exercise and life style to help women achieve fit skin for life. We are all about movement and energy, not just the cream in the jar. But about that cream - we take such pride in our formulations! We use the best, cleanest ingredients and their maximum levels, so our products really, really work. Aside from giving women fit skin, we want women to feel good in their skin, so we always speak with a positive voice.

Thank you, Tanya, for your time in answering these questions; and to Kelsey from the Mama Mio marketing team who organized this virtual interview.  We are thrilled to feature a honest company as an option for mamas.  You can work that glow from the first stages of pregnancy through the postpartum period - so much to love!

Bradley Method® classes offered in and convenient to Arizona cities: Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, PaysonDisclaimer:  
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.








Inside Look: Estella Grace

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM Comments comments (0)
One of the treasures I brought home for the kiddos from the amazing Club MomMe Spring Family Fest was a homemade, hand-crafted lotion bar from the Estella Grace display.  I got to visit with Amy’s assistant, Jenelle, at the event; Amy was chatting with another customer when I stopped by.  Amy was kind enough to do a virtual interview with me and share these beautiful images of her products, all of them hand-crafted and made with love in the USA.

SPB readers will want to consider using her handmade lotion bars as part of, "avoiding harmful substances" during pregnancy, or maybe the aromatherapy candles for use during relaxation practice, labor, or the postpartum period to add a little lift to your days.  If you are lucky enough to have a little girl in your life, the mommy-daughter items are definitely in your future!!  We look forward to filling our home with more Estella Grace items now that I don't have to worry about trying to bring them all home in one carry-on bag :)

About Amy: Amy Passantino is the founder of Estella Grace. She is an interior designer, food blogger, and author. Amy was born and raised in Wayne, New Jersey and received her Bachelor Degree in interior design back in 2002. She went on to work for renowned firms specializing in high-end residential design, which eventually led her to work on Brad Pitt’s ‘Make it Right’ Project in New Orleans. She helped thousands of people across the country with their homes while managing a national program, Color Makeover, for Benjamin Moore. She worked closely with consumers and spoke at events for House Beautiful Magazine. In 2012, she opened AEP Interior Design in Los Angeles where she designed coastal homes and used her knowledge of feng shui and color psychology to re-design healthcare facilities. Her biggest venture yet is Estella Grace - a vintage inspired brand that will help people get back to the heart of the home through an American Pie experience.

 
SPB: How did you get started with handmade candle and lotion bar crafting?
AP: I began developing this vintage-inspired brand about 2 years ago. I knew exactly the look, the smell, and how I wanted my products to make people feel. Originally I was just going to buy candles from local craft people and sell them, until one day I was talking to a friend of mine about buying some candles as gift. She turned to me and said "Why don't you just make them yourself? "  I had never thought about that before. From there I began researching candle recipes and developing my technique. Candle making is definitely not for everyone, but for me, it was a way to create some of my first products. Once I mastered the candles, I moved on to my homemade lotion bars. From my experience in working with candles I was able to know what scents would be perfect for my lotion bars. 

 
SPB: What motivated you to start Estella Grace?
AP: I was raised in a generation where everything was sold in a store without any real understanding of where it came from. I remember the first time I made homemade preserves. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how much better it tasted. I felt like I had been missing out on fresh foods for most of my life. My passion for homemaking grew from there. I began making my own apple butter, breads, and pies. Every time I got in the kitchen it was a new challenge on what I could create from scratch and I eventually began blogging and tailoring the recipes toward beginner cooks like myself. I believe there is something special about the act of sharing recipes and teaching that makes a home special. When I came up with the name Estella Grace I pictured this 1940's house wife as someone who would take us back in time to a simpler life. Estella means Star. She is ‘The Star of Grace’ empowering women and reminding us of our homemaking roots. She will teach us how to make things from scratch and have a new appreciation for items which are sometimes taken for granted. My hope is to inspire a new generation to focus on creating a home with meaning and purpose.

 
SPB: Where do you draw your inspiration for the candle fragrances and the lotions?
AP: Part of the Estella Grace experience is nostalgia and having those special scents that take you back in time. I drew inspiration for my fragrance candles and lotion bars with scents from my childhood like blueberry pie and banana bread. I also love the simplicity of the South and the down home scents that are yummy and delicious! Some of my recent favorites are peaches n' cream and strawberry lemonade. In addition to my fragrance candles I have created an Aromatherapy candle line which uses essential oils. Depending on the properties of the oils they can either relax you after a stressful day (Rosemary Lavender) or revive you if you have been feeling run down and need a boost of energy (Peppermint Fir.) They are a different type of candle that makes you feel good and all of the candles are 100% soy.


SPB: What spurred the expansion into mommy-daughter items? 
AP: Every girl remembers their time in the kitchen with their mother. That is why I created the 'Mommy and Me Aprons.'  Little girls love to be like their mother and these aprons will make them feel extra special! That is what it is all about, being in the kitchen and sharing memories. I want to continue creating mother-daughter products because they are the younger generation and it's important for them to learn and be apart of this teaching brand.
 








SPB: I understand you are expanding into a clothing line - what is the inspiration for the clothing design? Will those items also be handmade?
AP: I just designed my first Estella Grace dress. There will be 4 dress lines in total, each designed after an iconic woman from the 1940s-1950s.  The next step will be to create a line of organic fabrics perfect for homemaking. All of my products will be handmade in the USA. I think a consumer can feel the difference between an item that is handmade versus factory-made, and I intend to keep that human contact so my products are of the highest quality and always made with love.

 
 















SPB: Do you have a favorite item in your shop? Which one is it, and why?
AP: All of my products are my favorite. I envisioned each and every one of them before it was created and there is something so special about that process when you finally see it come to life. From the material selection, to the construction, and the packaging, I put my heart and soul into the final product you see. They all have a story to tell and I love that!

SPB: What sets your shop apart from other Etsy shops?
AP:I love all Etsy shops and what they stand for. There is something to be said for artists who are creating and inspiring people with their products. All of Estella Grace products are handmade in the USA and are made of the highest quality materials. I want customers to have that trust in my brand knowing we will always deliver on that promise.

SPB: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
AP: I look at Estella Grace as not just a brand, but a movement that will shift you into a mindset of quality versus quantity. I would like to get back to a community-oriented lifestyle offering baking, sewing, and gardening classes in our first country store. We can't wait to finally open the doors and give people the opportunity to have the Estella Grace experience.

Organic fabrics sewn into beautiful garments...a community-based vision...this is a woman with an eye to the future.  We wish Amy and her team all the best as they work to bring this vision and store experience to fruition.  Estella Grace is an amazing place to shop on-line or at Los Angeles events if you are lucky enough to live in the area and shop directly from Amy.  We expect it will soon be "the place" to visit and grow when she opens her country store.  Many blessings to you, Amy!
 
How to connect with Amy and the Estella Grace experience:
Twitter Handle: @EstellagraceUSA
Instagram: @EstellagraceUSA
 

Do you have a favorite Estella Grace product? Tell us about it!
Feel free to leave a comment - it will be moderated and posted.

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonDisclaimer: 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

 

Inside Look: Rockabye Mommy

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:54 PM Comments comments (0)


Club MomMe Report:
One of the contacts I made at the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest was Stephanie Avila ("SA"), designer and co-founder of Rockabye Mommy.  What stopped me in my tracks was this stunning flower wall.  It is a Tonia Fischer creation, and it is a design element they have used in some of their nurseries (not the whole wall - usually only a few flowers per room).  I’m glad I stopped for a chat – she is a great resource if you are a SoCal mama and can enlist her services.  If you are not in SoCal, you can take advantage of her design sensibility by following her on Pinterest or connecting with her on Facebook or Twitter
 
About Rockabye Mommy:

If you're an expecting mommy or already have a little bundle of joy, you've just hit the jackpot because Rockabye Mommy specializes in creating chic spaces for pampered babies! Nurseries, kids rooms and playrooms can be as basic or elaborate as your budget allows. While you'll want to create a warm, welcoming space for your baby or child, safety is the most important consideration when designing a child's room. As an expert in children's room interiors, Stephanie will create an imaginative, whimsical and safe environment for your child to play, sleep and grow. After launching Rockabye in 2012, she knew immediately that this special niche was going to be such an incredibly fun experience. With service offerings that include: interior design, baby shower planning, maternity styling and mommy-VIP retreat packages, the team at RM will have you ready for baby before you know it!

Rockabye has been featured in publications such as: InTouch Weekly Magazine, OK! Magazine UK, People.com, California Homes Magazine, Riviera Magazine, The Orange County Register and Projectnursery.com.

Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see the special offer available to SoCal families.
 
Nursery for Twin Girls
Nursery for Twin Girls
Nursery for Twin Girls
Nursery for Twin Girls
Purple & Sage Nursery
Purple & Sage Nursery
Purple & Sage Nursery
Purple & Sage Nursery
Purple & Sage Nursery
Purple & Sage Nursery
SPB: What motivated you to start Rockabye Mommy? 
SA: I have over 10 years experience in Residential and Model Home interior design. So when a friend of mine approached me with the idea of starting a business catering to expectant mothers I knew immediately that this niche would be such a fun experience and would allow me to expand my design expertise in a new way.
 
SPB: Where do you draw your design inspiration? 
SA:I find inspiration in anything unique and beautiful. It can be nature, a piece of furniture or a fashion magazine. The great thing about designing children's rooms is that inspiration can come from anything that brings a smile to your face because the end result should be a happy, magical space for a child.
 
SPB: Are there common denominators across the different nurseries you design? What are those elements? 
SA: Yes and it's funny because I try to start every new project with a clean slate but it's my natural design sensibility to keep an element of sophistication in each room I design. It always ends up working its way back into the design in some way! The fabrics I choose have a more modern aesthetic than the typical novelty prints you usually see in a child's room. That's where the element of sophistication comes in. I rarely use themed juvenile prints or storybook characters. I feel that a whimsical space can be achieved without looking childish by selecting children's motifs in a sophisticated color palette or by using a bright palette in a modern style.
 
SPB: Do you have a favorite place(s) to shop with new mommies? Which ones and why?
SA: Yes, my go-to locations are The Land of Nod, AFK Furniture and Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. This is my dynamic trio! The Land of Nod offers a modern selection with bold colors and graphic patterns while RH Baby & Child offers a more neutral, soft sophisticated color palette and transitional furnishings. AFK Furniture manufactures beautiful French-inspired furnishings. The level of detail in their custom woodwork and hand painted motifs is absolutely stunning and what puts them in the higher price point category.
 
SPB: When is the best time for a mommy to start working together with you to create their Sweet Pea's space? 
SA: I have started projects at many different times during a mommy's pregnancy but it's ideal to begin during their second trimester because it's a more enjoyable time for mommy. The nausea has usually passed and she is generally in a good state of well-being which makes it easier to get through all of the design decisions. It also leaves us plenty of time to get any items on order, schedule any contractors and have the room completed before baby arrives. My goal is to have the room ready at least three weeks before baby is due so that mommy can relax and be worry free knowing that the nursery is complete.
 
SPB: What sets your concierge service apart from other designers? 
SA: I think what sets any designer apart from the other is their personal design sensibility. I love creating whimsical spaces for children with a sophisticated feel. The other thing that sets us apart is that, not only will you get a well designed room, we also offer personal styling and design packages with entry to the exclusive ACCESS lounge at South Coast Plaza. Our goal is to provide a VIP experience for our clients during this special time in her life. As members of the exclusive South Coast Plaza personal stylist program, Our VIP Mommy Treatment is an experience like no other for the mommy to be! This package includes a two hour design shopping trip throughout the plaza where we'll help you pull your room concept together and suggest our favorite items that work with your scheme. A two hour personal styling session in the ACCESS lounge and a personalized Tiffany & Co. gift. We also offer three additional packages and have created them especially for mommy, knowing that she deserves to be pampered!  

Where to connect with Rockabye Mommy
facebook.com/rockabyemommy
instagram.com/rockabyemommy
pinterest.com/rockabyemommyco
www.rockabyemommy.com 
 
How about you...what was the inspiration piece or color for your nursery?
Please leave us a comment - it will be moderated and posted. 

Special Offer for SoCal Families:


 
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonDisclaimer: 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.



 

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 7-8, 2014

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


I am heading to Orange County today to attend the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest.  If you are not able to attend in person, please feel free to be a part of the event by following us on Twitter (@sweetpeabirths) and on Instagram (http://instagram.com/sweetpeabirths) to see what we are seeing and doing throughout the day.





Staying in Phoenix?  Check out this amazing listing of area Splash Pads HERE

Planning ahead:
Saturday, June 7
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ 9:00 am
Build a Riding Lawn Mower
Come learn how to build a pint-size riding lawn mower.
FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12
All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
Register HERE 
 
Thursday, June 12
#3 Vaccination Education for Parents - HepA, HepB, RV, Flu
Educate yourself about risks, benefits, and choices when it comes to vaccinations!
This is the #3 of a four part series - this class focuses on Hepatitis A, Heptatis B, Rotovirus, and Influenza
Taught by Kari Hanks, this class is only $5 per couple! Contact Kari Hanks by email at [email protected] to sign up..
or send her a message here on Facebook
Nurturing Hearts Birth Services @ 7:00 pm
40 W Brown Rd Suite 108
Mesa, Arizona 85201 
 
Build & Grow Workshops
Loew’s  (10:00 AM)
June 14: Toothless - The dragons are flying into Lowe’s this month! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build Toothless! DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon 2 in theaters June 13th.
June 28: Sheep Drop Game
Register HERE 
 
Thursday June 26
#4 Vaccination Education for Parents - PCV, IPV, and HIB
Educate yourself about risks, benefits, and choices when it comes to vaccinations!
This is the #4 of a four part series - this class focuses on Pneumoccocal, Polio, and HIB.
Taught by Kari Hanks, this class is only $5 per couple! Contact Kari Hanks by email at [email protected] to sign up or send her a message here on Facebook
Nurturing Hearts Birth Services @ 7:00 pm
40 W Brown Rd Suite 108
Mesa, Arizona 85201 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014
Gilbert Farmer’s Market
7:00 am – 11:00 am
222 N. Ash St
Gilbert 85234
480-583-0101

Roadrunner Farmer’s Market
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
3502 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix 85032
623-848-1234

Scottsdale Old Town Farmer’s Market
7:00 am – 11:00 am
City Parking Facility (Next to the Carriage House) 
Corner of Brown Ave & 1st Street
Scottsdale 85251 
623-848-1234

Phoenix Public Market
“our Open-Air Market is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors. It offers an eclectic high-quality mix of: Fresh in-season fruits and vegetables, produce, flowers, jams, baked goods, dried beans, free-range eggs and honey, Live plants and unique local arts and crafts, Tasty hot foods, music, and more”
Open Air Market @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

Train and Carousel Rides
Come out for a day of old-fashioned fun at the railroad park.  Enjoy the shade provided by the park’s many large trees.  Kids can play at various play area including a covered playground with water sprays.  Train and Carousel Rides $2.00/each; free for kids under 3 with paying adult.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park @ 10:00 am to 6:30
7301 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale 85250
480-312-2312

Dad & Toddler Storytime
Dads can enjoy stories with their favorite toddler
Mustang Library @10:30 am – 11:00 am
10101 N. 90 St.
Scottsdale, 85258
480-321-7323

Family Storytime
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become more successful readers. Space is limited. Free tickets are available 30 minutes before the program begins.
Ironwood Branch Library @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
4333 E. Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ, 85048
PHONE: 602-262-4636

IKEA Crafts for Kids - call to confirm 
Kids make crafts in the store's children's department.
Ikea @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2110 W. Ikea Way
Tempe, AZ, 85284
480-496-5658

Free Crafts for Kids
Summer Learning Event: Let's Bug Out! Build Buggy Goggles, Beautify a Butterefly, and make a Lively Ladybug that teaches counting skills
Find your local store HERE
Lakeshore Learning Store @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
4819 E. Ray Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85044
480-940-7700

Fish Feeding
Come see an 18,500 gallon freshwater aquarium that offers an up-close view of trophy-sized catfish, bass, striper and blue gill.  Feeding includes an informative presentation about the fish.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.  Also, every day kids can help us feed the trout in our Trout Stream at 1:30pm.
Bass Pro Shop Trout Stream @ 1:30 pm
Bass Pro Shop Aquarium @ 2:00 pm
1133 N Dobson Rd
Mesa 85201
602-606-5600

SMoCA
Bring the family and enjoy free admission to the art exhibits.  “SMoCA brings art, architecture and design to Arizona to challenge expectations. We are not a museum filled with random selections of art from the past; rather we engage the thoughts and concerns of the present. The ideas that interest, trouble and perplex you are the same that artists investigate in exhibitions at the museum.”  Tim Rodgers, Director, SMoCA
Every Thursday (12-9p), and on Friday and Saturday evenings (5-9p).
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art @ 5:00 – 9:00 pm
7374 E. Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-874-4666

Free Outdoor Concert – Tempe
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Tempe Marketplace @ 7:00 pm
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe 85281
480-966-9338

Free Outdoor Concert – N. Phoenix/Scottsdale
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Desert Ridge Marketplace @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix 85050
480-513-7586

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Ahwatukee Farmer’s Market
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
4700 E. Warner Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-919-0914

Train and Carousel Rides
Come out for a day of old-fashioned fun at the railroad park.  Enjoy the shade provided by the park’s many large trees  Kids can play at various play area including a covered playground with water sprays.  Train and Carousel Rides $2.00/each; free for kids under 3 with paying adult.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park @ 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
7301 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale 85250
480-312-2312

Railroad Rides
Ride scale model trains through the Adobe Mountain recreation area.
Maricopa Live Steamers @ 12:00 – 5:00 pm
22822 N. 43 Ave
Phoenix 85310
www.maricopalivesteamers.com 

Fish Feeding

Come see an 18,500 gallon freshwater aquarium that offers an up-close view of trophy-sized catfish, bass, striper and blue gill.  Feeding includes an informative presentation about the fish.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.  Also, every day kids can help us feed the trout in our Trout Stream at 1:30pm.
Bass Pro Shop Trout Stream @ 1:30 pm
Bass Pro Shop Aquarium @ 2:00 pm
1133 N Dobson Rd
Mesa 85201
602-606-5600

LIBRARIES:
Chandler, AZ http://www.chandlerlibrary.org/
Glendale, AZ http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/index.cfm
Mesa, AZ http://www.mesalibrary.org/
Payson, AZ http://www.paysonlibrary.com/
Phoenix, AZ http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/default.jsp
Peoria, AZ http://library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/default.aspx
Scottsdale, AZ  http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov/
Tempe, AZ  http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=1588

Monterey, CA http://www.monterey.org/library/Home.aspx

To submit your event:
Please follow this format (same as above).  Anything that is not "copy-paste" ready may not be posted - it will depend on how much time I have between homeschooling and loving on four littles.
Event Name
Description & Cost
Location Name & Time
Address
Contact Phone Number
Send your event information to [email protected]

Disclaimer:  
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

UPCOMING EVENTS: June 2-6, 2014

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 10:49 PM Comments comments (0)
This is a great week for neat events happening around the Phoenix, AZ area, starting with special play days at the Disney Store. Click on the image below to go to their website:

 
There is also a Special Event on Wednesday morning at the B&N store in Chandler to celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
 
Last but not least, be sure to check out THIS post to read about the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest happening this Saturday in Orange County.  We are so excited to be flying in for the day to cover this amazing event, and we have one Family Ticket to give away to a lucky SPB reader.  Click over to the post for all the details!

Planning ahead:
Saturday, June 7
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ 9:00 am
Build a Riding Lawn Mower
Come learn how to build a pint-size riding lawn mower.
FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12
All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
Register HERE
 
Note: one of our SPB mamas reports that registration for stores in the East Valley are full – still leaving it on the listing since Lowe’s is a nationwide franchise – maybe you can get a spot in your area.
Saturday, June 14
Toothless Build & Grow Workshop
Loew’s  (10:00 AM)
The dragons are flying into Lowe’s this month! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build Toothless! DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon 2 in theaters June 13th.
Register HERE 
 
MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
National Geographic Kids Club 
The Arrowhead Towne Center Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting.  Meet in the JCPenney wing now through mid-November!
June 2:  Join us as Persephone explores creeks and the animals that live in them.
Arrowhead Towne Center @ 10:00 am
7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center
Glendale, AZ 85308-8612
623-979-7777

Tumbleweed Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
745 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-782-2900 

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
Tumbleweed Tumble Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Cost: $3.00. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 9am – 11am
745 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-782-2900 
 
Homebirth Circle 
Come join the beautiful space and share thoughts about life, babies and love.  The circle is open to any adult and lap babies only.  Feel free to bring a healthy snack to share. 
Freedom and The Seed Office @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
714 W Marlboro Dr
Chandler, Arizona 85225
480-528-1689

Fish Feeding
Come see an 18,500 gallon freshwater aquarium that offers an up-close view of trophy-sized catfish, bass, striper and blue gill.  Feeding includes an informative presentation about the fish.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.  Also, every day kids can help us feed the trout in our Trout Stream at 1:30pm.
Bass Pro Shop Trout Stream @ 1:30 pm
Bass Pro Shop Aquarium @ 6:00 pm
1133 N Dobson Rd
Mesa 85201
602-606-5600

Prenatal Yoga + Fitness
This prenatal yoga + fitness class will have all the elements of a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga, designed for your prenatal needs, with added options for any mommas seeking a little extra fitness to compliment and enhance pregnancy, as well as help you to prepare for you upcoming birth journey.  Any stage of pregnancy is welcome (including postpartum), as is any fitness level.  Classes are $10 drop in or $30 for 4 classes. 
Emerge Acupuncture & Community Center @ 5:30 – 6:30 pm
123 E. Baseline Road, Suite D102
Tempe, Arizona 85283
480-466-2004

BELLIES at Nurturing Hearts
As always, this is open to anyone and everyone!!
TOPIC - Common Complaints of Pregnancy
What were your biggest complaints (morning sickness, hemorrhoids, swelling, vaginal healing after birth…nothing is off limits) - and your favorite solutions that helped you through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Nurturing Hearts Birth Services @ 7:00 pm
40 W Brown Rd Suite 108
Mesa, Arizona 85201 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
Inn Families
Moms, Dads, and Babies are all welcome for Inn Families at The Nest at Babymoon Inn. Meet with other parents or families and chat about parenting or any other topics of interest while the babies play.
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 9:30 – 11:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755  

National Geographic Kids Club 

The Chandler Fashion Center Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting.  Meet in the Gap wing near the Food Court now through mid-November!
Chandler Fashion Center @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
3111 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 812-8488

Music Time
Enjoy singing, simple instruments and movements with your child.  For children ages 5 and under and their caregiver.
Bookmans Mesa @ 10:00 – 10:30 am
1056 S. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-835-0505

Barnes & Noble Special Event
Join us on June 4 at 11:00 am for Storytime featuring Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar 45th Anniversary Celebration.
Find your local storytime HERE 
Barnes & Noble @ 11:00 am
3111 W. Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-792-1312

Blossoming Moms Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support
Pregnant moms are welcome too!  Facilitator: Michelle Hottya 818-606-5687
Blossom Birth and Wellness Center @ 11:00 am
2928 N 16th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85016 

Dignity Healthcare Breastfeeding Support Group
With the exception of major holidays… For more information, please call the ResourceLink toll-free 1 (877) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Chandler Regional Medical Center @ 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
1955 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

Tumbleweed Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
745 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-782-2900 

Pregnancy And Postpartum Depression Support Group
Free support group to help moms support each other through the adjustments of pregnancy and postpartum anxiety/depression.  Partners, Babies & Toddlers are Welcome.  No Registration Necessary.    Free parking available off of Frye Road. Meeting held in the Morrison Building (blue roofed building just east of Chandler Regional) – follow signs.  For Questions Call:  Resource Link 480.728.5414 or
480.728.5617 (Recorded line with more information)
Group Contact:  Missy Beauchamp  480-728-5620
Chandler Regional Medical Center @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm
1955 West Frye Road
Chandler, AZ 85224

Inn Mommies: Cuddlers Group (birth-around 7 mo)
Please join us Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.! This is a group for expecting and new mommies with babies that are not yet crawling and is open to women giving birth at home, at Babymoon Inn, or in a hospital. This is a wonderful group where you can come and meet other new moms and their babies. We usually have a topic each week and also time to get to know each other. Open to the community, for all mommies and their babies (expectant mommies too). Bring your lunch if you like, the Babymoon Inn coffee and tea bar will be open :-). Hope to see you there! Please no older siblings in the Cuddlers group.
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 1:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755  

Phoenix Art Museum
It’s never to early to start art appreciation with your Sweet Peas.  You can enjoy PhxArtKids, an interactive space for children, along with galleries of art showcasing American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.  The Phoenix Art Museum offers free admission every Wednesday afternoon and on First Fridays.
Phoenix Art Museum @ 3:00 – 9:00 pm
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-256-7539

Wildflower Kids
Every Wednesday, Wildflower kids enjoy a complimentary cookie, milk & activity.  Program offered at all locations.  Find your nearest store HERE
Wildflower Bread Company @ 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Chandler Fashion Center
3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1100
Chandler, AZ, 85226
480-821-8200

Phoenix Public Market
“our Open-Air Market is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors. It offers an eclectic high-quality mix of: Fresh in-season fruits and vegetables, produce, flowers, jams, baked goods, dried beans, free-range eggs and honey, live plants and unique local arts and crafts, tasty hot foods, music, and more.
Open Air Market @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

Prenatal Yoga  
Prenatal yoga is an excellent exercise and helps prepare your body and your mind for labor and birth. Each class is an hour long and incorporates a birthing theme, birthing affirmation, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Prenatal classes are open to pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. It is recommended that women take it easy the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy and allow their body that time to become accustomed to the changes of pregnancy. Beginners are welcome, no previous yoga experience is required. If you practiced yoga before becoming pregnant, variations and different levels are offered. Classes will educate, empower and encourage you through heart opening poses with philosophy and techniques of a healthy, calm and joyful yoga practice preparing you for a beautiful and peaceful birth experience. Classes are $10 each.
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
Tumbleweed Tumble Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 9am – 11am
745 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-782-2900 

Chandler Farmer’s Market
"We are currently on a "summer break" as it is too hot our for most of our vendors. However, Farmer Jeff of Jeff Scott Farms, continues to attend every Thursday with fresh produce!"
Dr. AJ Chandler Park @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3 South Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ
480-855-3539

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
Mesa Community Farmers Market
May include depending on season: fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, salsas, spices, natural pork, beef and fish, hand-made craft products, lotions and soaps. Free admission, free parking. Accepts AZ Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers. Located near downtown Mesa and cafes, coffee shops, museums, and antique stores.
Rendezvous Green @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
263 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201 
602-290-5067

Dignity Healthcare Breastfeeding Support Group
With the exception of major holidays… For more information, please call the ResourceLink toll-free 1 (877) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
3555 S Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Groovy Kids Music
Groovy Kids Music is for babies and kids of all ages. Class participants can expect music and movement, singing, rhythm, instruments, and fun!! This class is for children of all ages. The cost is $10 for one child, and $5 for each sibling. RSVP if possible, but drop-ins are welcome! As always, the Babymoon Inn snack and drink bar will be open. We hope to see you there!
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 10:00 am & 11:00 am – two sessions!
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

Storytime at Barnes & Noble
Two Hands to Love You by Diane Adams, Paige Kaiser (Illustrator)
Loving hands cradle, lift and hold a newborn. Mother, father, sister, brother, grandma and grandpa all get a turn sharing with the newest family member.
Find your local store HERE 
Barnes & Noble @ 10:30 am
3111 W. Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-792-1312

Fun Fridays
Children 1 to 4 and their caregivers can enjoy themed events, including hand motion songs, sing-alongs, dancing, stories and games. Activities are designed to enhance musical, social, physical and memory skills. Caregivers must remain in the store.
Microsoft Store @ 10:30 am to 11:15 am
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1288
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-308-0800 

Food Truck Friday
Phoenix Public Market @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

Tumbleweed Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
745 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-782-2900 

Enchanted Island Family Night
There’s never a charge to enter Enchanted Island. You simply pay for the rides you want to ride on, the games you want to play, and the food you want to eat.  Friday nights, enjoy special pricing for unlimited rides: $6.50 for Children or Adults Wristbands 
Enchanted Island Amusement Park @ 5:00 – 9:30 pm
1202 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-254-1200

Phoenix Art Museum
First Friday:
It’s never to early to start art appreciation with your Sweet Peas.  You can enjoy PhxArtKids, an interactive space for children, along with galleries of art showcasing American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.  The Phoenix Art Museum offers free admission every Wednesday afternoon (3-9p) and on First Fridays.
Phoenix Art Museum @ 6:00 – 10:00 pm
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-256-7539

Free Outdoor Concert – Tempe
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Tempe Marketplace @ 7:00 pm
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe 85281
480-966-9338

Free Outdoor Concert – N. Phoenix/Scottsdale
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE 
Desert Ridge Marketplace @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix 85050
480-513-7586

Splash Pads
For a more complete listing of Splash Pads around the Phoenix area click HERE

AHWATUKEE
Mountain Vista Park: spray pad, splash pad area open daily, approx. through October 1 from 5:30 am – 11:00 pm
13647 S. 50th Street (48th Street and Knox Road)
Phoenix, AZ  85044
(602) 262-6111 (South Division)

CHANDLER
You can find water play areas at these three parks.  Hours are from May 1 – August 31; 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Call (480) 782-2752 for details.

Chuparosa Park Spray Pad (Dobson Rd., between Queen Creek & Germann roads)
Amenities:  1 ground spray, 4 spray rings, and 1 candy cane-shaped shower.
2400 S. Dobson Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286

Desert Breeze Park Spray Animals (between Rural Rd. & McClintock Dr.), 
Amenities:  3 Dolphins, 1 elephant, and 3 ground sprays
660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

Espee Park Spray Pad (between Arizona Ave. & McQueen Road)
Amenities:  1 water tower, 3 candy cane-shaped showers, spray rings, ground sprays
450 E. Knox
Chandler, AZ 85225

GILBERT
Splash Pad at San Tan Village
The Splash Pad, located in the Children's Play Area, is now open.
Through October 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
2218 E. Williams Field Rd.
Suite 235
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 282-9500

SCOTTSDALE
Agua Linda Park, 8732 E. McDonald (Pima Road and McDonald)

Chesnut Park @ 8:00am to 5:00pm. 
4565 N. Granite Reef
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
General: (480) 312-2771
 
Scottsdale has "spray poles" on the playgrounds at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road (Scottsdale Road, north of Lincoln)
 
Paiute Park @ Sunrise - 10:30pm
3210 N. 66th Street (South of Osborn Road)
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
480-312-PARK (7275)
 
Pima Park 
8600 E. Thomas Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 312-PARK (7275)
 
Vista del Camino Park @ Sunrise – 10:30 pm
(
Indian Bend Wash complex)

7700 E. Roosevelt St
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 312-2330

TEMPE
Spray pads are conveniently located in the following parks.  Hours: 9:00am-7:00pm (Daily, Monday-Sunday)
Jaycee Park (located near the Westside Community Center)
817 West 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 350-5200

Esquer Park (just east of the Loop 101 and north of Apache Blvd.)
2407 E McArthur Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281 

Hudson Park (south of Apache Blvd on Cedar Street between Rural & McClintock)
1430 S. Cedar St.
Tempe AZ

LIBRARIES:
Chandler, AZ http://www.chandlerlibrary.org/
Glendale, AZ http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/index.cfm
Mesa, AZ http://www.mesalibrary.org/
Payson, AZ http://www.paysonlibrary.com/
Phoenix, AZ http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/default.jsp
Peoria, AZ http://library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/default.aspx
Scottsdale, AZ  http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov/
Tempe, AZ  http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=1588

Monterey, CA http://www.monterey.org/library/Home.aspx

To submit your event:
Please follow this format (same as above).  Anything that is not "copy-paste" ready may not be posted - it will depend on how much time I have between homeschooling and loving on four littles.
Event Name
Description & Cost
Location Name & Time
Address
Contact Phone Number
Send your event information to [email protected]

Disclaimer:
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonThe material included on this site is for informational purposes only.It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

Special Feature: Club MomMe Spring Family Fest

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 11:17 AM Comments comments (59)
Club Mom-Me Spring Family Fest: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Huntington Beach

Club MomMe is a social, educational and wellness community for moms and moms-to-be.  They provide a place for women to meet each other, make friends, learn about pregnancy and motherhood, and share unique experiences together.  All attendees at each event receive a gift bag and a chance to win great giveaways like strollers, car seats, gear and more!  



They have been kind enough to gift a SPB reader with a Family Ticket to the event on June 7, 2014 - wow! Details on the contest are at the end of the post.


SPB is very excited to announce that we will be at the Club MomMe OC Spring Fest event.  In case you cannot attend in person, you can follow us on Twitter for live-tweets from the event, see views from the inside the event on Instagram, and we will be sharing presenter notes in future blog posts.

Here is our virtual interview with Aubrye Foote, Vice President of Club MomMe Orange County, with your inside scoop on the event coming up this Saturday, June 7, 2014.

SPB: What's new at the Spring Family Fest?
​AF: This year we've added our Daddy Lounge with fun activities, a Style Lounge where you can see and shop for different clothing, bags, etc. and added some interactive areas for the kids.  Spring Fest truly is an event where you can learn about parenthood, explore products & gear, sample goodies during the event and in the *huge* gift bags you'll take home, and connect with not only experts but other famili​es as well.

SPB: Tell me more about the inspiration for the Daddy Lounge. It sounds amazing - are MomMe's and Babies welcome, too?
​AF: We wanted our Family Fests to be something every member of the family could enjoy and what better way for Dad to have a good time then to set him up with a fantastic microbrew (Beach City Brewery) and a taco bar! 

Of course MomMes and Babies are welcome to enjoy the Daddy Lounge. Besides, we're having Micro Kickboard races and diaper changing races that MomMes will just LOVE to watch and a craft where littles can decorate a tumbler for Daddy for Father's Day from Daddy & Company. 

SPB: What can a family expect to find, see and learn about?
​AF: At Spring Fest, families can listen to various speakers and panels such as Dr. Harvey Karp, ​Natural Parenting Panel, Entrepreneurship for Parents Panel, Healthy Child Healthy World's Understanding Labels workshop, Daddy Panel, and the Hot Baby & Toddler Products session.​ They'll be able to see and shop at exhibitors ranging from baby/toddler products & gear, clothing, skincare, ​food and more. 

We have an Activity Zone with lots of amazing activities for the little ones, a Pamper Lounge where you can enjoy a manicure, a hand massage and juice bar, a Daddy Lounge by Daddy & Company with a microbrew and races with prizes, a Style Lounge featuring gorgeous clothing & bags and last but not least the Lansinoh Lactation Lounge where MomMes can go to nurse or break away to feed & change their babies.
 
SPB: How can they get the most out of the event? Are there other breakout sessions besides the main speakers?
​AF: There's the main speakers/panels and as a part of each session parents get the opportunity to ask whatever questions they have! I encourage them to do so because these speakers are fabulous! In addition to those sessions, I would recommend that families take advantage of having the ability to see and test new products on the market, learn about what's available to them, visit with the local resources to make parenthood easier and even do some shopping to take these great products home. 

Not only that, but MomMes ... take some time in the Pamper Lounge and get a manicure or hand massage while Daddy and the little one are off kicking a soccer ball. 

SPB: Do you have any survival tips to share for families attending with toddlers and/or more mobile children?
​AF: The great part about Spring Fest is that we have 4 different craft areas, musicians that are performing for the kids, Super Soccer Stars soccer area, a face painter, balloon artist and Urban Sitters will be there to keep an eye on the little ones should MomMe and Daddy need some help. ​We wanted parents to be able to enjoy the event, but also have the kids enjoy it as well. That's why we set up so many activities in our Activity Zone to keep those "active" ones happy. They may not even want to leave!!

SPB: What are the ticketing levels?  Which do you feel is the best value?
AF: The levels that are still available are: 
  • Celeb New or Expectant MomMe/DadDe Ticket (1 adult)
  • Celeb New or Expectant Family Ticket (2 adults)
  • Celeb Toddler MomMe/DadDe Ticket (1 adult)
  • Celeb Toddler Family Ticket (2 adults)
  • VIP MomMe/DadDe Ticket (1 adult)
  • VIP Family Ticket (2 adults)
  • Family Ticket (2 adults)
  • MomMe/DadDe Ticket (1 adult)

Each ticket level receives an amazing amount of "swag" that they get to take home. The VIP level ticket has a gift bag worth over $500 and the Celeb ticket has almost $1,000 worth of items. With that, I'd have to say the Celeb ticket is the best value, but you can't go wrong with any of them!​

SPB: Long term, what is your vision for the Family Fest events?
​AF: Our biggest passion in what we do is being able to bring resources to parents that they may not have access to on their own. At Family Fest we are able to bring all of that together in one location. Currently we have our Spring Fest in Orange County and Fall Fest is Los Angeles, but our long term vision for our Family Fests is to be able to expand them into other areas in the US ​so that we can provide these fantastic speakers and brands to an even greater number of families. 

Thank you, Aubrye, for giving our readers the inside scoop on the event!  To learn more about the speakers and panels, please visit the event website HERE http://clubmommeevents.com/.

Ticket Giveaway Contest:
If you would like to win the Family Ticket which includes 2 Adults and one gift bag with a ton of product & goodies, please leave a comment below and tell me which is your *must see* session.  I will choose a winner on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at noon.  The winner will be selected by Random.org by assigning each comment a number in order of receipt and letting the Random Number Generator choose a winning number.  Please be sure to leave me your email address in the comment so that the Media MomMe can email you your Family Ticket.

Event Sessions:
Dr. Harvey Karp 
Author of “The Happiest Baby on the Block" & "The Happiest Toddler on the Block”
The technique is designed to recreate the essential elements of the experience of living in the womb. The first three months of life Karp calls the “fourth trimester”. Karp believes there is a “calming reflex” that causes babies to instantly relax when they are given clues that they are safe inside the womb. There are five parts of the technique he calls the “five S’s”. Then comes the Toddler stage. Baby calming is great, but before you know it your tot will be 8 months old! That’s the perfect time to start this clever approach to boost cooperation – build patience – and stop tantrums before they begin happening!

Entrepreneurship for Parents 
Want a career and balance parenthood? Looking to be a “mompreneur”?
As moms we have always been savvy leaders, innovators, and jugglers who make executive management decisions on a daily, if not hourly basis. While we may have extensive professional training, the jobs available to us may not fit our needs, family demands, or fulfill our passions. The same, many times, goes for dads who are looking to have an active role in parenthood. For both, if we are going to spend time away from our families, it better be worth it!
With emerging trends in business, innovative new technology, social media, and the shifting cultural expectations about careers and work/life balance, presents the perfect opportunity for a new generation of entrepreneurs or “mompreneurs”.
There is no roadmap for establishing a business or career that you’re passionate about AND supports motherhood. You often have to create it yourself, which can be a daunting task.
Join us to be inspired, motivated and moved to become a Mompreneur yourself, and learn how our panelists started on their journey to becoming Mompreneurs!

Healthy Child Healthy World “Understanding Labels” Workshop
With Jill Ettinger & Alexandra Spunt
Healthy Child Healthy World is hosting its second annual Educational Workshop at Spring Fest, “Understanding Labels,” to help the public navigate this increasingly ambiguous landscape. The event will welcome top experts and personalities in the consumer products and environmental health space to address label confusion and coach attendees on how to effectively read labels, what “red flags” to watch for, ingredients to question, and how to be a smarter, more conscious shopper. 

Natural Parenting
Want information and tips on Natural Parenting? 
Natural parenting is based on a desire to live and parent responsively and
consciously. While families may define it differently, there are several principles that are widely agreed to be part of this lifestyle. These are ideals that natural parents tend to hold … even if we don’t always live up to all of them. Attachment/Responsive Parenting, Breastfeeding, Ecological Responsibility, Holistic Health Practices, Natural Learning, Living a Healthy Lifestyle and more are areas these amazing speakers will cover.

Daddy Panel 
Did you ever want to hear tips, information and just the Truth from other Dads?
Then you’ll love Club MomMe’s Daddy Panel!! We will discuss the changes men experience as they become dads, how to meet other dad friends so you don’t feel so lonely in your new role and have someone to vent to and get advice from. How to understand what your wife is going through during pregnancy and breastfeeding and supporting her. Learn how to change a diaper, swaddle and carry baby, without being told you are doing it wrong. And some other topics just for DadDes!
This is the Panel where Dads will become DadDes!

Hot Baby and Toddler Products  
Learn about the latest Baby & Toddler Products … and WIN them!
Club MomMe & Favored.by are bringing their ever-popular products events to Spring Fest! Join us as we share the NEWEST, COOLEST & HOTTEST Baby & Toddler Products on the market! From the latest stroller trends, toys, educational products, gear to make life easier as a parent, state-of-the-art technology, amazing innovations and more!
Check out the latest Baby & Toddler Products and Gear + WIN them! We GIVE AWAY almost all featured products at the end of the talk!!
Club MomMe gets the hottest NEW products and we are sharing them first with you! Find out what new products are worth checking out and will make your life easier

Please leave us a comment below and tell me your *must see* session for a chance to win a Family Ticket (2 adults plus gift bag) to the Club MomMe Spring Fest on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  Transportation and accommodation not included.

Disclaimer:
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonThe material included on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation. Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

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