Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Classes and Events at Baby aWEARness

Hi Everyone,

Hope this email finds you all doing well, relaxing into our fall rainy season. As usual, I can't say enough about how busy and blessed we are over here.

Mom & Baby Yoga starts on the 31st. There are only a few spaces left, so call in and reserve your spot!

Elimination CommuncationAre you interested in potty training your infant? Has the potty training process got you feeling a bit frustrated??

I'm thinking about starting an Elimination Communication Workshop and Support Group. Please email me if you are interested in the topic or have practiced elimination communication yourself! I know I own a diaper store, but a diaper-free world seems like an amazing place to be!

Also, I would love to have more moms attending our breastfeeding support groups!breastfeeding Sign Breastfeeding can be a lonely and stressful process if you don't have proper support. This is only amplified if you are a working mom, struggling to attain a proper work/life balance, complete with all day pumping regimes. If you've got a good system going, come in and share! There are moms just waiting for your advice. Join us the first Monday or the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10:15am.

For all you Allens Detergent lovers, I finally ordered some, so come on in! AllensALLENS NATURALLY was developed over 19 years ago in cooperation with a Store Front Cooperative by the name of Stone Soup (which has since closed) whose members wanted home care products free of dyes and perfumes. Many of the members were involved in the Feingold diet. Dr. Feingold's theory was that children were hyperkinetic because of dyes in food. It was the belief of the co-op members that the dyes in national brands might leave a residue that could possibly migrate through the skin into the body. Other members of the Cooperative experienced MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) and felt perfumes to be a major culprit. As a result, ALLENS NATURALLY developed a complete line of home care products free of perfume and dyes.

Read on for more class details. We look forward to seeing you all in store soon!


Ashley and Nicky

Healthy Cooking for Thanksgiving
With Heidi Rupke
Saturday, November 14th, 4:30pm
Cost: $20

Does your sweet potato casserole with mini-marshmallows need a make-over? Are you hoping to bring something fabulous to yourKeiki Seminars family's Thanksgiving table but aren't sure what? Would you like to make three dishes that are simple, healthful, and speedy? If so, join home cook Heidi Rupke for a hands-on course that will inspire your culinary ventures and leave your taste buds tingling. We will be making and sampling: Sweet Potato Salad, Green Bean Almondine, and Fennel-Orange Salad. Saturday, November 14, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Baby AWEARness.

Baby Boot Camp - Pre-Natal Fitness Class
Moving to Wednesdays @ 5pm, starting November 4th

Baby Boot Camp Logo
Come Join us for some Pre-natal Fitness & Fun! Keiki Welcome!

Specifically developed for pregnant women, Prenatal Baby Boot Camp combines a balanced variety of modified strength-training exercises and stretches to prepare pregnant women for delivery and the demands of motherhood. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, and BBC programming is fully compliant with the latest American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology guidelines.

Ashley and Nicky

Wool Covers are Back!

Come check out our new wool diaper covers, a premium diaper cover that allows maximum air circulation while still offering the best protection against leaks. This high quality cover allows you to take advantage of the benefits of wool, without giving up the benefits of a wrap cover. The soft loop closure makes diaper changes simple and eliminates the use of pins. This cover also has snaps for added security in sizes Medium, Large, XL, and SL. Made of Merino wool.

Holiday Photos by Diana Lorge
Beautiful Baby

Interested in giving the best present a grandparent could ever ask for?? Give the gift of a wonderful family photo this holiday by signing up for a holiday sitting with Diana Lorge.

$120 sitting fee (outdoor or indoor)
30 min. session
Up to 100 images
All images uploaded to a private album for viewing/ordering
5x7 to 30x40 print sizes available (canvas and premium quality papers)

Session includes group and individual poses as time permits!

Please feel free to contact Diana via e-mail at: if you have any questions!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Classes and Events at Baby aWEARness

Happy October Everyone!!

Time flies. I can't believe we are already approaching Halloween!

Next week is going to be an awesome week at Baby aWEARness. We are FINALLY going to get our Mom & Baby Yoga class going, something I know so many of you have been looking forward to. We are also starting our 4 week Keiki Seminar Series with Pualani Ramos, having another Vaccine Lecture, and gearing up for Keiki Sign Language on Tuesday October 20th.

Also in the works - the Baby aWEARness Cafe! I haven't forgetten about all you moms interested in having a yummy place to go with your kids midday. We have had some wonderful chefs and moms come in and we're getting all the details figured out. Stay Tuned!

We look forward to seeing you in store.

Ashley and Nicky

Mom & Baby Yoga
Mom & Baby
With Liz Bowen
Saturdays, 9am
**Begins October 17th

Keiki Seminars
Keiki Seminars With Pulani Ramos
Fridays, 6:00pm (October 16th-November 6th)

Keiki Seminars are for parents of young children and early childhood educators.
Learn the crafts, songs, rhymes, and techniques of the Waldorf early childhood curriculum. Auntie Pualani of Na Pualani Preschool will share with you the Waldorf curriculum for the preschool - kindergarten. A series of 4, hands on, informative workshops are designed to give parents insight and techniques to enhance the parenting experience and give early childhood educators new ideas and inspiration for their classrooms. Each class is 2 and half hours long.

Session 1: Child Development, and Child Behavior,
Session 2: Songs, Rhymes, Games and Imaginative Play,
Session 3: Arts & Crafts and Baking,
Session 4: Stories and Literature that Support Language Acquisition and the Imagination.

Learn how to get your child to comply without a struggle; learn how to choose a good toy; learn fun and easy games to play with your child; learn how to choose the right book to enhance your child's language skills; learn how to make finger puppets from felt, how to make homemade bread and so much more.

Keiki Sign Language - Beginner Play Class
Baby sign With Lisa Krietzer
Tuesdays, 9am (October 20th - December 15th)

Beginner Play Classes start October 20th! They provide a playful environment where caregivers and their hearing children learn ASL signs and research-proven Signing Smart strategies - such as how to bring signs into your child's world and how to recognize your child's early signs - while making signing simple, fun, and successful! Classes aret $150 for the 8 wk session and include the handbook and two DVDs.

About the Instructor
Lisa Kreitzer is originally from Oahu and received her Master's degree in Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Lisa spent several years working in public school systems, both on Oahu and in Oregon, as an elementary school counselor. She has been involved with the Signing Smart™ program since 2003 both as a participant and instructor. Lisa received her mentoring for the Signing Smart™ Play Classes from Dr. Reyna Lindert, co-founder of the Signing Smart™ program. She has seen first hand, with her own children, what an amazing tool signing with hearing infants and toddlers can be. Teaching families how to incorporate signing into their everyday lives has been a wonderful experience!


Breastfeeding Support Groups
breastfeeding Sign

Led By: Naoko "Nicky" Lawnsby, Dr. Sylvia Pager, Kristin Speltz, and others
Fee: Free
When: Every 1st Monday of the Month @ 10:15am
Every 3rd Saturday of the month @ 10am

Have questions about breastfeeding? Want to share your questions and experiences with other breastfeeding moms? This class, led by an IBCLC certified lactation consultant, can provide you with the support you need to continue breastfeeding.

Call 988-0010 or email for more information

Creative Crafts for Kids
October 19th, 10:30am

Has the economic recession taken a bite out of your kids' entertainment budget? Let a former elementary teacher show you how make the most out of what you already have on hand. Learn how to make play-doh and finger paint with common ingredients found in most kitchens. Discover a new use for old, broken crayons, and be prepared to take those cardboard boxes out of the recycling bin. Cost: $15
if you'd like to attend!

Bucket Gardens!

Bucket Gardens is a recycling project that uses 5 gallon buckets, recycled from the food industry and recycled paint from paint suppliers to create individual "Bucket Gardens". Children paint a bucket and have their very own personalized garden to plant. Na Pualani Learning Ohana provides paint, brushes, the buckets cleaned and ready to paint and all other supplies and expertise. It's a great activity for parents and children to enjoy and it's a green project that turns a used bucket into a garden.

Bucket Gardens is a great learning activity for a variety of venues including businesses and parties and proceeds from these activities go towards supporting the Bucket Gardens in the Schools Project. Bucket Garden Workshops have been held at the Haleiwa Farmer's Market, Whole Foods Market, Kokua Market and Baby AWAREness.

For more information please visit our website:
Or call: 262-3253