The 8th Annual Pregnancy & Baby Fair

The 8th Annual Pregnancy & Baby Fair was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s event and to the vendors and Athens area professionals who spent the day sharing their products and services with the us. We couldn’t have done it without our Fair Coordinator, Laura Post and the many, many volunteers who donated their time. We appreciate all the ways you support The Birth Circle!

 

The Pregnancy & Baby Fair would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors!

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Thank you to Laura Post and Jameson Platt of Wolf Tree Collective for the Kids’ Yoga and Family Tai Chi demonstrations and to Central Ohio Music Therapy for the wonderful music!

And a big THANKS to the businesses who have donated all the wonderful gift bags items and raffle prizes:

Cloth Diaper Package, Baby Book Package & $50 Gift Certificate from Cradled in Joy Birth and Parenting Education
Liz Gauthier, Westwater Photography
Better than Organic soap gift basket
A cake from SHE BAKES
3 hours of service with Real World organizing
Hand crafted bibs from Always Handmade Always Keely
Gift card for Music Together
2 Collections of Busy Bags from Busy Bags by Liz
Gift Basket from Pocket Doodle
Sauna passes from Inhale Yoga
Flower Arrangement and Gift Card from Orchid Flower Company
Olaf container set from Andrea’s Tupperware
Folk Art by Christine, handmade wall art
Essential Oils from Jennifer Cochran
Snowville Creamery, apparel and cooler
Gift Basket from Crumbs Bakery
$25 Gift Certificate to White’s Mill
Soap from Space Cadet Soaps
Gift Basket from Cowboy Leather Co.
Gift Basket from Friendly Paws
60 Minute Massage from Athens Wellness Co-op
Free Passes from Wolf Tree Collective
Little Fish Brewing Co.
Summer hat, bonnet, and nursing pads by Coral Marie
Gift pack from Coqui Baby
100 Pairs of hand-knitted booties from Stitches of Love, a charity group dedicated to serving Appalachia
Gift Cards from Athens Bread Company
5 free movie coupons from Premiere Video
Heart Massager and Lotions from Kayleigh Stotts Pure Romance
Cards from Peggy Lewis of Usborne Books 
Gift Basket from Stacy Salder’s Beauty Stuff
Julep and cherry tote bags from GroVia
3 Bottles of Lotions from Earth Mama Angel Baby
$50 Gift Set from Happy Family
MommyCon
2 Cloth Diapers from Lil Helpers
2 Pack of RLR from RLR
Cotton Babies
2 Bags of Detergent from Her Little Red Wagon
Amber Teething Necklace by Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique
Motherlove
2 Packs of Wipes by Neat Cheeks
Gift Bag by Badger Balm
Milk-Saver by Milkies
DivaCup and Wash by DivaCup
Nursing Shawl, Nursing Pads, and Nipple Balm  by Bamboobies
NurturMe
$25 Gift Certificate to Mama Said Tees
Spray Pal Shield from Spray Pal
2 Cloth Diapers from Bumpkins
Cloth Diaper from Glow Bug
Lubricant from Uberlube
Starter Gift Set from Biokleen
Baby Gift Set from La Petite Creme
$60 Gift Card from Baby K’tan
Green Toy Keys from Best Ever Baby

April 2016 News

 

We will have no monthly meeting in April. . .

We are putting our efforts toward The 8th Annual Pregnancy & Baby Fair!

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THE 8TH ANNUAL PREGNANCY & BABY FAIR AND GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE

Saturday, April 23rd

from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

(The Great Cloth Diaper Change will occur at 11 am, with registration no later than 10:45 am)

at The Market on State

If you would like more information about the event please check out our webpage at Pregnancy & Baby Fair and Great Cloth Diaper Change.  If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring or vending, please contact our Fair Coordinator, Laura Post, at theholisticmama@gmail.com or fill out this online registration form.  For questions specific to the Great Cloth Diaper Change, please contact Rachel Szostek at szostekrachel@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Pregnancy and Baby Fair Flyer 2016

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Hello, Birth Circle Families!

We have an exciting and festive month ahead of us here at The Birth Circle!  Our Pregnancy & Baby Fair is happening on Saturday the 23rd and will include the Great Cloth Diaper Change this year!  Since we like to focus our energy on this fun, family event there will be NO MONTHLY MEETING THIS MONTH.  We will gather once again for a meeting in May.
 
We are gearing up for our 4th Prepared Mommy Camp and already have several young women signed up to join us this June for the week-long program which focuses on education and support of these young moms-to-be as they journey toward parenthood.  If you would like to contribute your time, donate baby-related items, contribute to our book drive, or help in another way please let us know at athensbirthcircle@gmail.com or call 740-652-6262.  The book drive will provide books for the children of the young moms who participate in Prepared Mommy Camp this June. If you want to make a donation to the book drive, please click on the link below.  We’re excited for another opportunity to extend our community of support to these young women, and we’re thankful for your help in doing so!

In the meantime please join us tomorrow for our Play Group, and we will be holding our Loss Support Group in the evening. See below for details on all of our April events and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

ATHENS CASA/GAL PROGRAM

Thank you to Jenny Stotts, Tara Huffman and Emily Fischer for speaking about the Athens CASA/GAL program at our March meeting. If you were unable to attend and would like more information, there will be another opportunity on April 12th from 12-1 pm at the Athens Library’s large meeting room. Please see the event page on Facebook for more information or go to www.athenscasa.org.

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APRIL PLAY GROUP

Thursday, April 7th

from 3:00 to 5:00pm

at the Athens Library’s Kid’s Section

Spring has sprung and who doesn’t want to get out and join others in some fun and conversation?  All ages are welcome and we hope to see you there!

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APRIL LOSS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Thursday, April 7th

from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

at the Central Avenue Church–73 Central Ave. in Athens

If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for this support group.  These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional social worker. All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome.  Childcare is provided.  Please let us know if you will be bringing any children so that we can provide enough supervision.

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