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Diaper Drive!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

I couldn’t help it – I’ve volunteered us for yet ANOTHER function (good thing Dr. Hedgepeth likes me!).  Seriously, I was on my way into work one morning last week when I heard WQDR (yes, I DO listen to country music!) saying that they are teaming up with Sir Walter Chevrolet for a Diaper Drive.  Of course being a Mommy it tugged at my heartstrings that 1 in 3 families in the U.S. can not afford to diaper their children!  I knew there had to be a way we could help, so I called the radio station as soon as I got to the office, and sure enough, WE CAN HELP!

Now, we need YOUR help:

Please bring new, unopened packages/boxes of diapers (any size, any brand) to our office ALL WEEK LONG!  We will be delivering them to Sir Walter Chevrolet THIS Friday at 9:00AM, November 12th!

Please read more about the bigger picture and the overall goals here.

We are looking for your support and hope to see you sometime this week!

Award Received Well!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Yesterday we attended a festival at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro kicking off the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week.  We were there supporting the many business and non-profits that are working hard to be the voices for breastfeeding in North Carolina.  It was nice to have the chance to catch up and chat with several of the familiar faces we have come to know in our community through the common bond we share – breastfeeding! Not only were we able to reconnect, but even more important, we were honored to be recognized ourselves as a “Breastfeeding Friendly Employer” and a “Breastfeeding Friendly Business“!  While there, Dr. Hedgepeth had the opportunity to speak with The News and Observer and her input can be seen in today’s paper by clicking here.

Have you seen us?!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

We’ve been busy here and are proud to announce that it’s official: Dr. Hedgepeth has made the “big time”!  Some of you may have already seen or heard about it, but she was quoted in the national publication of Woman’s Day Magazine!

You also may see us this weekend in Chapel Hill where we will receive our Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award!  This award “is bestowed if the business has completed one of the three levels of BF friendly behaviors to benefit their clientele.”  Please click on the name of the award above to read more about it in detail.

Another exciting event:  we’ve also applied for the mini-grant from the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition to hopefully help us complete construction of our lactation room!  This room when finished, will offer a private space for nursing and/or pumping complete with a nursing chair and footstool, a changing table and plenty of breastfeeding friendly literature and information!
Finally as a side note, while on the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition website you just “might” recognize someone…..yes it’s also official that Heather & her son have also (sort of) made the “big time”!  The NCBFC was looking for new pictures to post on their website so last summer they volunteered to be photographed for consideration.  Well what do you know – they made the cut!  Even though you wouldn’t know it, you can see their picture here.

Oh the benefits of a massage!!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Sometimes I find it interesting just how LONG it takes us to take care of ourselves!  Aside from employee there is, in no particular order:  parent, spouse, maid, chef, personal shopper, chauffeur, ultimate multi-tasker…..and the list goes on!  This of course comes up because I FINALLY used a gift certificate that I received as a Birthday present (did I mention that was way back in March?!) yesterday.  Granted I was, let’s say “encouraged” by my chiropractor (wink/wink) to get in and get taken care of since I was having pain severe enough to warrant more than the usual need for an adjustment, and frankly I was having trouble catching my breath.  Really?  I needed it to get THAT bad before acting?  Geez…..I can’t say ANYTHING about patients being slack and waiting too long to call!

Anyway, I went to Hands on Health right up the road from the office on Blue Ridge Rd. (http://handsonhealthnc.com/).  I had an hour long session that was less than “relaxing” since I was there for more intense treatment, but I was intrigued by the changes they have made since my last visit a few ‘ah-hem‘ years ago.  Most people know you can go for deep tissue, injury related issues and I can personally attest to the effectiveness of these treatments.  But they also offer a variety of techniques and treatment styles.  The good news – this week they are offering FREE (one of my favorite words!) 15 minute massages!!!  Apparently you can use it alone or tack it onto a 30 minute visit to get an extra 15 minutes of bliss – NICE.

So I leave you with a reminder to take care of yourself, better than me, and don’t wait too long.  Find someone you’re comfortable with (we have several recommendations in our “links”) and treat yourself – it’s ssssoooo worth it!

PaddyCake Prints a success – again!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

We hosted PaddyCake Prints on October 10th for the 2nd time.  And, once again it was a huge success!  For those of you that aren’t familiar with what they do you must check out their website www.paddycakeprints.com.  In short, they make ceramic impressions of your little ones’ hands and/or feet.  This was my second time around and instead of making another impression of his hands/feet, I chose to make a holiday ornament that included all 5 fingers from his right hand.  It’s exciting to to choose your colors and ribbons the day of the impression, but it’s even more fun to get the fancy bag all dressed up and “unwrap” the finished product.  I CAN’T WAIT to see it!!

It was nice to see everyone in a more casual light.  I think all of the kids had a great time running around the office and playing with all of the toys.  I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know that mine at least, slept GREAT after our morning out.  He didn’t even make it out of the parking lot “awake”.  That’s the definition of a successful morning, I mean what Mom doesn’t love that?!

Marbles Kids Museum Talk was so Fun!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I was asked by Marbles Kids Museum to give a presentation at the Museum for the children to accompany their release of the Power to Play exhibit over the summer.  It was so much fun and the kids really were interested in learning about feuling their bodies correctly in order to have the energy to play, go to shcool and have a healthy life.  We did alot of interactive activities to keep them involved and to enhance their learning experience.  I just love to hear the insights children have when learning new things!!

Pick me, I know the answer!!

Pick me, I know the answer!!

Making Connections!

Making Connections!