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creative services

Must Have Monograms: At Must Have Monograms we specialize in custom embroidery. We are able to embroider just about anything from baby bibs & burp cloths to onesies, sweatshirts (adults & children) , jackets, hats , bags, towels and aprons. With the holidays right around the corner embroidery makes the perfect one of a kind gift ! How about a backpack bag for your favorite little soccer pro or one for your future olympic gymnist ! We are also able to embroider names on Christmas stockings & Santa hats.

Know anyone having a baby ? How about a custom embroidered fleece baby blanket with their name , DOB, Length and weight embroidered on it. Looking for a way to have your company logo stand out ? We are able to digitize your company logo & turn it into stitches which can be embroidered on your choice of items. Please visit our website which contains information about some of our available merchandise.http://www.yourapparelsource.com/musthavemonograms/ Please feel free to contact Laura Rucks 608-444-9887 or email lrucks78@gmail.com with any questions.


Etikette designs custom invitations, announcements and other distinctive stationary that reflect you and enhance your life event. Whatever the occasion (birth, party, wedding, graduation, fundraiser), your stationary will be stylish! From elegantly traditional to fetching and modern, Etikette captures the essence of your celebration in one enticing package. Stylish designs for a day to remember.

Please visit the Etikette website for a sampling of what I do. If you like what you see and think my style fits yours, call or email for a free consultation. We’ll chat and get a feel for what’s right for you.

Website: www.etikettedesign.com Email: jill@etikettedesign.com Phone: (608) 577•7732


Sugar Pear Design - You want your celebration to be like no other. You want your new addition to your family or other social announcement to reflect your unique personality and style. Specializing in the design of custom, handcrafted invitations, announcements and social stationery, Sugar Pear Design offers the perfect complement to your celebration. Combining hand-selected papers from around the world with fine craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, our stationery, such as birth announcements and party invitations, will deliver a reflection of you. Also offering bilingual wording, letterpressed stationery and eco-friendly papers. BEAUTIFUL. ELEGANT. UNDERSTATED. Consultations by appointment.

Phone: (608) 288-8976 Web: www.sugarpeardesign.com Email: info@sugarpeardesign.com


Laurie Rossbach- Illustrator and Muralist - I have over 10 years experience as a professional artist and now I can bring my artwork directly to your walls. I am happy to give free on-site estimates and provide sketches for your mural job. My specialty is original, colorful, fun art for children's rooms. Please look at my website to see examples of my work: http://lauriesmurals.blogspot.com/


Zahava Designs is a local Mom owned business that specializes in handmade earrings, necklaces, and our very unique bridal collection featuring Swarovski Crystal bouquets and boutonneirs! We carefully handcraft a variety of styles in our line of beautiful jewelry, and offer a unique "customizable" option with many of our pieces for a very personal touch. Choose your own size, wire, and color of crystal and we will make your piece perfect for you! Our high quality Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver or 14K gold filled wire make every piece extra special.

Visit us at www.zahavadesigns.net. Check out our monthly specials, and great delivery options for Madison customers!

Dining & Food/Cooking

What's For Dinner - Imagine coming home every evening to a perfect dinner -- the kinds of foods you really want to eat -- nutritious, homemade, delicious, seasonal dinners that highlight all your favorite local ingredients and cuisines. Imagine that these perfect dinners are ready for you at any time that you want them -- after you come in from the gym, before you take the kids to soccer, at the end of a long workday, or when friends are coming over for a get-together. Now imagine that you don't have to plan, shop, cook or clean up, but you still get to eat the perfect meal -- whenever you want it, this perfect meal is ready for you in about 15 minutes.

You have just imagined the life of my clients. As your personal chef, I will make the perfect meals for you, ready at the perfect time for you. What's for Dinner has successfully served Madison for over 8 years, simplifying many families' lives. Why not simplify yours?


Bean Sprouts -special offers Designed for parents with young children, everything at Bean Sprouts has a healthy and yummy twist—from the Wheat ‘Za’s (pizzas made on wheat pitas with pureed veggies concealed in the sauce), to PB & Jam Ice Cream Sandwiches (with peanut butter cookies made with natural peanut butter and wheat flour). The kid and adult portion sizes make it appetizing for the whole family.

Even babies have their own Baby Bites menu, as Bean Sprouts specializes in freshly-made organic baby food. While Bean Sprouts’ food relieves parents’ guilt of feeding their kids unhealthy fast food, its creative and interactive environment allows kids and parents to have a fun and engaging dining experience. phone: 608.826.6YUM


Kitchen Intuition, LLC--Too busy to cook a healthy meal for your family? Expecting a bundle of joy and need to fill the freezer with healthy meals for that first week home? Kitchen Intuition personal chefs are the answer! We offer in-home personal cheffing--Fresh or frozen meals from start to finish. We will do the shopping, preparing, storage, and clean up. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy!

A bit about our philisophy... Our belief is that food should be delicious and healthy. We pride ourselves in preparing food that is not only good for you, but that is also good for your community. That is why our menu always includes seasonally appropriate foods that are prepared from local produce and meats whenever possible. We prepare meals from only the freshest ingredients, all-natural, and organic if desired. If you are tired of take-out, or your body is craving chemical-free foods, Kitchen Intuition is ready to serve you! Please visit our website at www.kitchenintuition.net


childcare services

While You're Out, LLC is a professional babysitting referral service that is setting a new and exciting standard for child care services. How often have you had to cancel an evening out or turn down an invitation due to inadequate child care? That's where we come in!

We do all the leg work. You no longer have to make several phone calls to end up with no one. Make one phone call or send one email to us and we’ll take care of the rest. When you call While You’re Out, LLC for a sitter, feel comfortable in knowing that all sitters have been interviewed and screened personally by the owner and director, Cheri Ress, owner and a Madison mom!


Daycarematch is a national childcare directory dedicated to bringing parents and childcare
providers together. When choosing a childcare, parents need more information than just the provider's name and address. Parents can search for providers in their area and browse listings that can include photos, education, experience, sample daily schedules, and much more. Providers can create a listing for free and change their information as often as they like.

Melissa Newby and her husband started Daycarematch after looking for childcare for their son and realizing thereweren't many online resources.


Nanny Connections has specialized in the placement of childcare professionals in private homes since 1998. We provide a safe, detailed service that eliminates time-consuming investigative work a successful search requires and provide protection from many exhausting phone calls and public exposure generated through self-placed ads. We place full-time and part-time nannies and every candidate referred through our service is screened the following ways prior to placement:

• Preliminary Phone Interview • Application, Autobiography and Resume • Structured Interview Process • Written Evaluations • Childcare Reference Verifications • Criminal Background Investigation • Department of Motor Vehicle Check • Detailed "Profile Packets" Created For Your Review

Visit our website for more information at www.nannyconnections.com or call 608-230-6894

wellness & health
Capitol Physical Therapy specializes in physical therapy for new moms, moms-to-be, and orthopedic and sports injuries in active moms of all ages. We are located in The MAC Sport Center in Verona, WI (just off Hwy M) and our clinicians have advanced training in the treatment of common and unique pregnancy and post-partum conditions including back pain, pelvic pain, tailbone pain, incontinence, and pain with intercourse. In addition, our core PTs have a combined 17 years of experience treating orthopedic injuries common in women such as knee pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, and SIJoint dysfunction. Call today to schedule an appointment (608.848.6628). See our clinician bio's online at www.capitolphysicaltherapy.com

Holistic Pre and Post-Natal Support & Treatment for Moms
Adametz Organic Health Care: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chinese Medicine, Yoga Mentoring
715 Hill St Madison, WI 53705
Email: anneadametz@gmail.com Website: http://www.adametzorganichealthcare.com
Phone for Appointment: 608-577-YOGA (9642)

Holistic approaches to morning sickness, headaches, back pain, mood swings, hemorrhoids, general aches and pains, an overall healthy pregnancy and life. My specialty is women's emotional and physical issues, we can work with whatever the illness, whatever your goal. Each session includes comprehensive intake, including reading of tongue and pulse. Treatments are multifaceted, and aromatherapy is included in most any session. Receive amazing, energizing results, with no negative side effects. $10 off an initial session with this ad


At TheEmpowermentCafe.com, coach Dolores Kokinos combines self development, personal empowerment, behavior education and parenting theory to provide a comprehensive resource to today's parents and youth. She knows being a great parent goes far beyond knowing effective discipline strategies. Dolores takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of your life and your child's life before offering a parenting plan. It's never a one-size-fits all solution. She applies the Law of Attraction in her coaching to help parents create the life they want for their family. As a single parent of three children that she home schools, Dolores understands the challenges in raising and educating children. Dolores can be reached at 608-221-2775 or Dolores@TheEmpowermentCafe.com

Leia's Renu
6417 Odana Rd in the Olde Towne Office Park Madison, WI 53719 Ph: 608-438-5342
LeiasRenu@yahoo.com Open 7 days a week by appointment 10am-7pm - Certified and Specializing in Fibromyalgia Massage

Escape to an exotic, tropical place of serenity, relaxation and peace. Heal your body and mind in a more private, personal hideaway. We offer a smaller more private retreat, without the hustle and bustle of big busy salons/spas. We offer a wide range of massage and spa services at reasonable rates. From Therapeutic Massage, to Pregnancy Massage, to Chocolate Body treatments, we can offer you pure relaxation as well as real long term healing benefits from common pains such as carpal tunnel, tendinitis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and much more. You will never be rushed......time will slow down and you will be able to "renu" your body mind and soul so that you can go back to your daily life refreshed and equiped to handle the day. As women we tend to take care of everyone but ourselves. Take that time for you, and your body will thank you!


Lighthouse Healing Massage Therapy - Kara Donovan Guido is the founder of Lighthouse Healing. She is a licensed, certified massage therapist from New York City — with over six years experience healing and helping clients through Pre & Post Natal Massage, Swedish Massage, Infant Massage Instruction, Reflexology and Shiatsu. She has taught Therapeutic Massage at MATC, and Infant Massage to many moms.

The Lighthouse Philosophy is to promote healing, health and wellness.
Every massage is customized to the client’s needs and preferences. Kara’s form of therapeutic massage is ideal for relaxation, as well as aiding in the recovery of many physical ailments including sports injuries, back problems and tight or tense muscles, to name a few. Gift Certificates Are Available - For holidays, birthdays or anytime someone special needs healing or stress relief. Moms in Madison Special - New clients receive an 80-minute massage for the price of a 60-minute massage.

60 minute massage @ $65 — 80 minute massage @ $80
www.lighthousehealing.com — (608) 216-6761 — karadg@hotmail.com


New Self Renewal Center - Release worry, guilt and stress. Renew body, inner self and friendships. Return to your life, invigorated! New Self Renewal Center provides a small community on Madison ’s west side that offers both fitness and rest, focusing on health and wellness for the whole person. It is designed to give people an opportunity to rejuvenate, grow and connect with others by offering fitness and nutrition training, spa services, enrichment classes and quality childcare. Whether it’s a much-needed massage, an energizing workout or a cup of custom-blended coffee with a friend in our lounge, New Self Renewal Center offers affordable solutions to renew your body, mind and spirit—while your children thrive in a safe, fun and educational environment. For information and membership rates, visit www.newselfrenewal.com or call 608.310.6775 for a tour.
Elaina Bluman, PT is now offering home and community based Pediatric Physical Therapy after eight years of practice. She offers Infant and Toddler Massage instruction to parents of typically developing children and children with special needs. Elaina is trained in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Infant/Toddler Massage Instruction, intervention for sensory processing dysfunctions, and intervention for orthopedic impairments. She has completed 100 hours of yoga teacher training. Please contact Elaina at (608) 238-3020 or at ebluman3@yahoo.com. Parent references available upon request!

Belly: Massage for Mamas-to-be
Katie Gletty-Syoen, CMT, NCBTMB
updated! new location! :: 5708 Monona Drive Monona, WI 53716 phone: 608-225-0103
email: katiegs@gmail.com or visit online: www.bellymamamassage.com

After the extraordinary journey through pregnancy, labor and birth with her daughter, Katie knew that a career change was in order so that she could work with other mamas-to-be. Thus began her journey from theatre director to massage therapist. She now feels incredibly blessed to work with women sporting beautiful baby-bellies in her practice, Belly: Massage for Mamas-to-be. Katie is a certified Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapist specializing in the unique needs of women in the childbearing year. Prenatal and postnatal massage are available in her office, as well as home visits for postnatal and infant massage.


Bluestem Acupuncture - Kelly Hora M.Ac. C.Ac. Dipl.Ac (Wisconsin and National Board Certified) (608) 335-7311 www.bluestemacupuncture.com
Kelly offers family-centered holistic care for children and adults. Specializing in women's health, stress relief, chronic conditions, mental and emotional wellness and preventative care. As the mother of 8 month old Wes, I have learned how important it is for his sake and mine that I take care of myself and invest in my long-term health. Acupuncture is excellent prevenative medicine and can also help improve existing conditions. Each session is individually tailored to meet your needs and offered in a relaxing and collaborative setting.


Riverplace Dental - Dr. Laura Tills is also a graduate of the University of Iowa, and spent her first four years after school working to serve an under-served population through the National
Health Service Corps in St. Louis. While she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, Dr. Tills especially enjoys working with children. I feel so fortunate to be providing dental care in a time when most procedures can be virtually painless. Most children actually enjoy coming to the dental office! In her spare time, Dr. Tills is enjoying getting to know the Madison area with her husband and son, Sam. 604 River Place Drive, Monona Wi 53716 Phone: 608-222-9142
Discover Family Chiropractic - Family-focused chiropractic clinic on Monona Drive. Offering prenatal, pediatric, and family care in a warm, relaxed setting. Dr. Melissa Murphy is mom to 2 young girls. 608-663-8809
Keyena McKenzie, N.D.- Naturopathic physician specializing in the
provision of wholistic care for women and children.
>>Full Circle Health
(608)258-2525
< fullcircle7@yahoo.com>
>>Group Health Cooperative
Department of Complementary Medicine
8202 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53744
>>Madison Birth Center
6720 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562
child clasesservices
Funny Faces For Kids - Corporate or children's parties - they mix balloons, face painting, and more to make your event a memorable one. With two children of her own, Tami provides practical, hands-on experience and creativity for all your entertainment needs. 608.848.2284
Cake n™ Crumbs special offers is a fun, home-based business that teaches cake and cookie decorating and creative candy making, while also sharing baking tips and party ideas. We sell all of the products you need to make fabulous creations for your friends and family through direct sales, but mostly through free classes that teach everybody how to do it. Every Cake 'n Crumbs class is designed to take you and your guests through each step from start to finish, absolutely free. Your friends and family will have fun while you learn to make our fabulous creations. Not just by watching, but by participating. These are ''hands-on'' classes that get everyone involved in the fun. Be sure to check out our kids product lines! Cooking supplies, fun treats, and one of a kind gifts for kids of all ages! Tina Rettler, Instructor (608) 347-3401/(608) 441-9990 tina_rettler@charter.net
shopping/retail
newUnique Gifts for Women is proud to bring you a fantastic selection of gifts for any woman on any occasion, including birthday gifts, Mother's Day gifts, Anniversary Gifts, or any-day gifts! We carry unique personalized jewelry, gift baskets for women, mothers apparel, delicious chocolates, toffees, and caramels, and more! Moms love our name necklaces, birthstone mothers bracelets, photo jewelry, and our personalized shirts & aprons! Jennifer, the owner of Unique Gifts for Women, says, "Everyone must try our organic chocolates. They are to die for!" Use voucher code WOMEN7 to receive $5 off any order over $30.
Tricky Bug Paper Art - Show off your cherished photos with a one of a kind work of art! Tricky Bug Paper Art offers beautifully detailed scrapbooking designs custom made especially for you. Featuring 12"x12" shadow boxes - provide me with your photo(s) and I will create a unique display piece using the finest quality scrapbooking materials. Makes a personal, sentimental gift for any occasion, or a special treat for yourself! Also offering custom scrapbook layouts and handmade greeting cards/party invitations. Visit trickybugpaperart.etsy.com or write trickybugpaperart@yahoo.com

Nizo Wear Nursing Bras: For some women, the decision to breastfeed is an easy one, but it is the decision to stick it out through the pain that is the tough part. Nizo Wear understands this, which is why our bras function as a traditional nursing bra, and also feature a built in pocket on the pull down flap that can hold a heating or cooling compress. This provides pain relief and comfort while freeing the mother's hands to tend to her baby and the ten million other things new mothers have to do. Most women experience breast discomfort in the first weeks after childbirth when their milk comes in, regardless of whether or not they choose to breastfeed. And discomfort could happen at any time during the nursing and weaning process. Yes, breastfeeding is natural, but it's also difficult and complex. And sometimes it hurts.

Nizo Wear nursing bras were designed, not merely to help you reduce the pain and discomfort that often comes with breastfeeding, but also to uplift your child's nursing experience and the bond that will grow between you as a result. Admit it. Most nursing bras you are kind of industrial-looking. Nizo Wear nursing bras are designed to be both functional and pretty. Lace and rhinestones, playful prints, shapely lines, all designed to help you feel sexy good again. www.nizowear.com


W.Cupcake-offering unique handmade and repurposed items for gift giving or self-indulgence! From hand poured soaps and candles to recycled skateboard jewelry and felted bowls, we are committed to carrying the unusual, and the fanciful. With an emphasis on repurposing, W. Cupcake is dedicated to reducing waste by promoting recycling at all levels of creativity. With many Madison-based artisans, you can buy local during your visit to the eclectic east side. Allison, W.Cupcake's owner, is a Mom to five kids under 12. And, with two toddlers often in the shop, a large space has been designated just for kids to play in. While lunch gets cooked up in a little tikes kitchen, you may peruse handmade sweaters, handmade playdough, or check out the 'new to you' recycled kid clothing rack. W. Cupcake llc is located next to Studio Paran, at 2039 Winnebago St. Closed Monday and Tuesday, please call for our Wed-Sun store hours. (608)310-4899
Blondies Chic Bowtique is a sweet and sassy hair accessories store! We hand craft (with love) all of our bows and accessories! From baby bows to big bows, we take the time to add that little special something to each and every one of our products and assure you they will bring a smile to your little one's face and a sparkle to each and every little girls' eye! Be sure to check out our extensive variety of interchangeable beanie hats adorned with bows/flowers, No-slip Clippies, headbands featuring flowers and bows, korker bows, toddler bow sets, baby bows, big girl bows of all shapes, sizes and colors , and our wide variety of Holiday accessories!
Truth Love Beauty, located inside The Purple Goose in Verona, is your source for natural/organic/eco-friendly cosmetics, skin care, bath and body products and accessories for everyone in your family. Our brands include Everyday Minerals, Paula's Choice, The Balm, Deep Steep, and Susan Brown's Baby. Whether you have sensitive skin, acne, melasma, dark circles, or just want to update your look, we've done the research for you and would love to help you create a personalized routine that's quick and easy with products that are good for you and the environment. For a complimentary consultation, please call Chris at (608) 845-2368 or email: cchollar@gmail.com.

Jenny Blasen Pottery - Looking for locally made gifts for yourself or someone special? I am a potter here in Madison, specializing in handmade, functional pieces. Please check out my online store to see a selection of my mugs, dinnerware, and cupcake stands. You can save on shipping costs by picking up your piece in person. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, just ask, I happily accept custom orders.


My Bear Buddy ...Where Memories are Created. A travel to you stuff your own buddy business and so much more! We can do fundraisers, home parties, birthday parties, corporate events or place an order for that special someone. All of our buddies are $12 each and all outfits are $10 each. Each buddy comes complete with everything you need to stuff and create a wonderful, long lasting memory. Visit our website at http://www.mybearbuddy.net or email us at mybearbuddy@hotmail.com

LaLa LaRue Designs - Do you need an announcement or invitation for that upcoming special occasion? LaLa LaRue Designs offers a wide variety of announcements, invitations and thank you cards using your photos! If you don't see something that will work for your event please just ask and we can custom design something especially for you! Come see how you can create lasting memories using our unique services!
Website: www.lalalaruedesigns.com E-mail: lalalaruedesigns@yahoo.com


Space Oddities special offers:: Geeky, girly, unique. Handmade gifts & greeting cards for your friends, your family and yourself! Featuring images salvaged from discarded books, comics and more. Also featuring screen printed apparel in baby through adult sizes, tote bags, notecards and more with fun original artwork (think unicorns, owls and robots!) by Chad Thorson. Visit our shop online at: http://spaceoddities.etsy.com

We are located in Madison and are happy to arrange to meet in order to aviod shipping costs if preferred.

Free Market Organics special offers -is a virtual green marketplace and info-hub that offers a win-win exchange for everyone involved - consumers, workers, and our planet. It is our mission to provide you carefully chosen, sustainable, harm-free goods, fairly made, and built to last - all on one site. Some of our goods include glass baby bottles, organic cotton under and sleepwear, glass food storage, stainless sippy cups, and baby hair and body care screened by The Cosmetic Safety Database. We provide weekly green tips with relevant store promotions. If you live in the Madison or Evansville area, we offer "two buck deliveries" along with the option for in store pick up. We are young and but constantly adding products to our store in order to provide a one-stop eco-shop. Healthy living shouldn't be hard, and Free Market Organics is dedicated to changing that. Keep in touch and watch us grow! Visit the website.


 

Art and Philanthropy is an online boutique featuring beautiful children's art by artist Rebecca Peragine. Her art is not only clever and attractive, but also very eco-friendly, as her work consists mostly of recycled collage materials. Rebecca also uses her art as fundraising material for grassroot organizations. From soft nursery art to the postmodern kid's room, there is something for every child. Custom work inquiries is always welcome. www.artandphilanthropy.com


Rachael Brooke Designs - Original Art Jewelry
(608) 345-0630 rachaelbrooke@yahoo.com http://rachaelbrooke.myexpose.com

I create distinctive art jewelry with a colorful mix of semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, vintage and antique crystals, buttons, bakelite pieces and other found treasures. All the metal components are hand-fabricated from sterling or 14k gold fill wire.Shop for my work on-line at www.rachaelbrooke.myexpose.com, or locally at The Glitterworkshop (920 E. Johnson St.) or Absolutely Art (2322 Atwood Ave.). Better yet...let me bring the shopping to you! Host a trunk show and receive a Vintage Crystal Cocktail Ring ($35 value) plus 15% of total sales in Free Jewelry. You and your guests will enjoy a fun & easy way to shop with gift boxes & wrapping at the show & convenient shipping service, too. Thank you for your interest in supporting local, women-owned businesses.
Everything4Mom - Unique Gifts for Mom! Everything4Mom.com is your source for fun, exotic, sassy, and unique gifts for any woman, including Mom, Grandma, sisters, girlfriends, and more! We carry everything from sassy slings to darling diaper bags, marvelous mothers' jewelry, savory spa sensations, and cool cheesecakes that tantalize your tastebuds (and delivered direct to your door!) You'll find the best birthday, holiday, and whatever-day gifts just for Mom! And all this from one who knows what moms love: Jennifer, owner of Everything4Mom.com, is the Mom of 3 cute boys all under age 5!

The Purple Goose - A specialty boutique offering children's clothing (& now women’s too!), jewelry, accessories, and gifts galore! They’re located in an historic home along Business Hwy 151 in Verona, Wisconsin. The clothing lines are fun and funky, the parenting items are smart and hip, and the gifts are memorable. This is the only place around Madison that you can get the latest and greatest styles of women’s jewelry and handbags, straight from L.A., at affordable prices. Check out their web site for upcoming events and promotions ! The Purple Goose is owned by Halley Jones, mother of two energetic boys, Parker(4) and Garrett(2), and another on the way. Call, email or stop by anytime! The Purple Goose, LLC – 400 W. Verona Ave., Verona, WI 53593 – (608)845-2368 – halley@shopthepurplegoose.com


Happy Bambino - Happy Bambino provides community-building opportunities, beneficial products, and access to resources for pregnancy, birth and parenting. Retail store, classes and more. Owned by two enthusiastic and dedicated moms, Lea and Alison have made Happy Bambino one of the best resources in town for parents. 2045 Atwood Avenue, Suite 113 Phone: (608) 204-6147
My Sweetdreams Baby special offers - Something special for that special little someone! My Sweetdreams Baby carries items for babies, children and moms including personalized backpacks, luggage, toy boxes, children's furniture, sibling shirts, mother's bracelets, baby blankets, baby shower supplies, and so much more! My Sweetdreams Baby was opened online in February 2004 and is owned by Amber, wife to Josh and mommy
to two boys-Nathan and Jack.
Eco-Friendly Flooring - Eco-Friendly Flooring is a wholesale supplier and installation contractor for sustainable flooring products. Eco-Friendly Flooring is a woman-owned and operated business who makes its headquarters in beautiful, Madison Wisconsin.
LuSa Organics - Handmade soaps, lotion bars, oils, bath scrubs, lip balms and more. You can find her at the Dane County Farmer's Market, Happy Bambino, The Purple Goose, Satara, The Willy Street Coop, and Lakeside Fibers. Mom made in the Viroqua area.
Absolutely Art - This gallery, which opened last April, donates profits to the Atwood Community Center and Atwood food pantry. The gallery and store sells cards, jewelry, watercolors, acrylics, lamps, fiber art and more. It's also women-owned and takes in art from Madison-area artists. Absolutely Art is a kid friendly gallery, with chalk boards in the back for kids, stamps, stickers and some toys to play with (they also try to do displays to help ease the temptation of the little ones). Open Tues--Fri 10--5, Sat 9--3 and Sun 10--3. 2322 Atwood Ave., 249-9100
MOM Services
new Clean House - Being a single mother I know how hard it is to keep up with cleaning, seems I'm always rushing to get things done and cant keep up with time. I offer a cleaning service that wont only get routine cleaning done but all the things you have been waiting to do. For example, that closet that needs a thorough cleaning. I have excellent references, Bonded, and its just me. One-time, bi-weekly, weekly or monthly I do it all.
Questions/ Free Estimates
Amber 608-334-7660 a.ostrom@sbcglobal.net
Baby’s Debut 3D/4D Elective Ultrasound, LLC. special offers Are you Pregnant? Or know someone who is? We offer you and your family an unbelievable bonding experience in the Miracle of Life! Our ARDMS certified sonographers use the latest in advanced 3D/4D ultrasound technology to image your baby in vivid life-like images so real you will want to hold your baby today. When you enjoy one of our elective “keepsake” packages, we will record your entire session to a DVD set to lullabies. This allows you, along with friends and family to watch your baby smile, yawn or suck a thumb/toes over and over again as you await his/her precious arrival. Schedule an appointment today for a priceless, but affordable opportunity to start your baby’s album before birth, allowing everyone to share in the joy and anticipation of a new life! Visit our website for more information: www.babysdebutultrasound.com
Beautiful Birth Doula Services
Emily Shier, CD(DONA), MS,Ed.
www.beautifulbirth.org email: emily@beautifulbirth.org | phone: (920)219-2223
Birth Doula services - My doula serrvices include prenatal teambuilding, access to my extensive lending library & resource center, personalized and continuous labor and birth support, breastfeeding consultation, postpartum follow-up, birth and newborn photography. I am a certified, experienced birth doula, focused on helping you to achieve the birth experience that you want- without judgment. I will encourage your partner, respect the role of your health care provider, and provide information, comfort, and emotional support at a time when you need a woman's touch.
Waterbirth Services - I specialize in gentle birth choices, including waterbirth. I have a full-service waterbirth spa available for rent.
Other Pregnancy & Parenting Services - Belly Casting, Mendhi Art, Blessingways, Childbirth Education, Infant Signing (based on American Sign Language), Infant Massage Instruction, Vaccination (benefits & risks) Information

The Gofer Guys LLC- A Professional Chores & Errand Service Provider - The many tasks, errands or chores that you don't have time for, we do. We can get your errands and chores done before you even get home from work. Don't take time away from your family running around town. Let the Gofer Guys take care of all the little things for you. We can come to your place of business and pick up your car for a wash or service. Let us pick up the new furniture you purchased that they haven't gotten around to delivering yet. You can count on the Gofer Guys to help you move or haul the big stuff. We've got trucks with plenty of room. Owned by a local stay at home dad. 608-345-0540


professional services

Word-by-Word Editing - I provide freelance editing services for academic and corporate clients. My writing philosophy can be summed up in four words: clear, informative, concise, and polished.
For corporate clients, I help create professional business documents, including business plans, newsletter articles, corporate correspondence, public relations copy, product catalogs, web content, style sheets, and other business documents.  As part of a thorough review of your document, I will: correct spelling mistakes, fix grammatical and punctuation errors, rectify awkward sentences and phrases, note gaps in logic or ideas, find and fix inconsistencies in the document, improve the flow and organization of the writing, tailor the text to appeal to the intended audience, and create a polished and extremely readable document.  I can follow the style of your choice. 
For academic clients, I provide superior editing services to help create a high-quality academic document that is ready for publication. I have experience writing and editing scholarly journal articles, book chapters, theses, dissertations, class syllabi, and conference presentations.  I frequently work with non-native English speakers.  I edit documents in all fields, but have in-depth academic knowledge of the following areas: sociology, social psychology, race and ethnic studies, and psychology.  I can follow the style of your choice.
Please see my website www.WordByWordEditing.com for detailed information, rates, examples of my work, and client comments.  I look forward to working with you!


This is Your Life Coaching - Do you LOVE your life? Are you living your dreams? If the answer is no, working with a life coach may be for you. As a Life Coach I can help you find your personal strengths, values, and your life purpose. Together we can design the life you want and are meant to live. Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts, questions or to schedule a FREE introductory session. It's an easy way to see if Life Coaching is for you and if we are a good fit for each other. I can be reached at 608-239-1066 or info@lifecoachmkay.com


diapering

Willowpads.com - Natural fibers combined with modern convenience! Our products are easy to use and please both Mom and baby! We carry cloth diapers , wipes as well as cloth menstrual pads for women. Our website is Willowpads.com, and we offer Seventh Generation disposable diapers and wipes for those that need single-use diapers as well as cloth. Our business is made up of a small network of work at home moms, dedicated to providing women and children with safe, comfortable alternatives to conventional products!


Nicki's Diapers - Many types of affordable cloth diapers and accessories in stock. All products sold have been personally tried and tested on our own son and are given our
personal seal of approval (We have tried MANY different types and brands of cloth diapers, wraps/covers, and accessories) and these are the very BEST! We are also a great resource with easy to read suggestions including great personal customer service.
This is a great affordable one stop shopping site for all your cloth diapering needs!
Website: http://www.nickisdiapers.com Toll free phone: 1-866-843-6348
Email Address: nickisdiapers@yahoo.com

Tiny Tush - Tiny Tush Natural Baby Boutique offers a wide variety of high quality and easy to use cloth diapers, diaper covers, diaper wraps, All-In-Ones and other cloth diapering accessories. A family owned business out of Baraboo, run by Charlene and Fred and their five children.
fitness
Pink Platoon Boot Camp ~ for women by women...Pink Platoon Boot Camp was created for women, by women who know what it feels like to struggle with weight. Our instructors have 25 years combined experience in the fitness industry and are mothers themselves who know what it takes to lose that baby weight and get healthy when time is precious.

We are dedicated to help you lose weight, feel great, reduce stress, increase energy and build your confidence. This 4-week Boot Camp program will challenge you in a non-competitive, supportive environment that will get you in the best shape of your life! And best of all it's jam-packed with FUN!

And the fun doesn't stop there... as a bonus to joining Pink Platoon Boot Camp we are going to coach you in healthy eating habits! Tired of making excuses? Join us and you will have No Excuses and No Regrets! Please check out our Fitchburg and East Madison/Sun Prairie locations at www.PinkPlatoonBootCamp.com.

SwimWest – At SwimWest, our mission is to provide parents and children with an exceptional aquatic experience while supplying them with essential water safety skills.  SwimWest offers swim lessons for all skill levels from ages 5 months to adult. At our Deming Way location we have Family Swim and Lap Swim times throughout the week as well as a Fitness Room that is open daily. Our Fitchburg location has Family Swim on Sunday afternoons.  We offer birthday parties, field trips, and special events at both locations. 

SwimWest’s owner, Karen, is mom to a very busy boy, Ted and a dog, Tanner. Karen’s goal is for all children to learn to be safe in and around the water.  Check out her blog at www.KarenKittelson.com.
SwimWest on Deming Way: 831-6829 SwimWest Fitchburg: 276-SWIM. 
www.swimwest.com


YogaMoms - Christine, the only Seattle Holistic Center certified instructor in Wisconsin, teaches prenatal and postnatal yoga in the style of Colette Crawford, a leader in the world of prenatal yoga. This style focuses on reconnecting with the innate wisdom inside that knows intuitively about the very natural process of pregnancy and birth. Christine is a mother of three young boys and draws her teaching skills from the study of yoga and parenting. Christine teaches YogaMoms classes throughout Madison, including at The Madison Birth Center, The Windemere Institute, and The Perfect Knot. Christine also offers doula services.
photography/VIDEO
Brenda Eckhardt Photography special offers- Specializing in black and white and color portraiture of maternity, newborns, children, and relationships. Through having children of her own, Brenda saw that there was a need for a portrait experience that is stress-free and positive - where sessions aren't rushed, and time is taken to really connect with each and every child. Because Brenda takes that time, she captures the most real and genuine expressions. Those that make you say "that is so my child". Call Brenda at 608.834.1410, or visit www.brendaeckhardt.com.
Tara Kuhlow Photography - Fresh. Honest. Happy. I offer modern custom photography, specializing in natural-light, on-location portraiture sessions for maternity, newborns, babies, children, teens and families. Please visit my website and blog at www.tarakuhlow.com for examples of my work and to view detailed information about your session. For an easygoing and playful photography experience, contact me by phone at 608.577.7077 or by email at tara@tarakuhlow.com.

Linda Severson Photography-Specializing in maternity, infant, child, and family photography. Linda Severson works on-location either in your home or outdoors using natural light or a basic studio set-up. Being a mother, Linda is experienced in keeping the sessions relaxed and fun in order to capture images that will make you smile! For more information on Linda’s services visit: Lindaseversonphotography.com or contact her at 608-213-5302.
Milestones and Memories Photography- I specialize in newborn/baby/child photography at an affordable rate! I love capturing your child "just being a kid". I do all of my photography at your location, whether it be the comfort of your home, local park, favorite hang-out or I can suggest a wonderful location as well. I love relaxed, fun photos and never ask a child to say "Cheese". I want your photos to capture the wonder ofchildhood. I also can take engagement, wedding, family photos as well. Feel free to contact me at milestonesandmemories@gmail.com, milestonesandmemories.weebly.com, or call 608-213-7730. I look forward to capturing your child's Milestones and Memories.

Donna Boucher Photography - Modern Children's Portraiture, that's me. My pictures are beautiful, joyful, and real. I strive to make your session relaxed and casual. Mommy enjoys herself and so does her child/ children. I also adore family shoots and taking Senior Pictures! On-location, natural light. Beautiful and lots of fun! Come and visit my website to see if my style fits your style! www.donnaboucher.com and if you are a mom who wants to learn more about photography, I am writing tutorials for The Pioneer Woman @ http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/ as Miz Booshay. Give me a call @ 608-848-4144.


First Moments Photography ... special offers Capturing Life's Intimate Moments. Looking for a professional, creative and affordable alternative to the traditional posed studio for your family? A session at First Moments Photography is like no other. For one low session fee, all images from your sessions are copyright released for personal use. NO HIGH PRESSURE PRINT SALES. First Moments Photography understands your desire to chronicle the joy and anticipation of the birth of your miracle, the innocence and wonder of your children, and the bonds forged everyday as a family. Passionate about capturing your child's genuine expressions and natural beauty, you will be inspired by photography that celebrates true life, love and family. First Moments Photography provides superior customer service and personal attention to you and your family's needs. We'll take as much time as we need to create beautiful portraits, and to ensure that you have an enjoyable and positive experience. Call Danielle at 608.204.9747 or visit www.firstmomentsphoto.com for more information or to schedule your session. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away" Anonymous


Silver Screen Productions - Using your home video, photographs, or a combination of the two, I create a lasting video keepsake that you can watch anytime -- no need to search through boxes of old tapes or photos to find that special moment.

Christy Langheim Photography - “No studio, no posing, just your family…naturally.” Through a combination of photojournalism and creative photography Christy creates a comfortable and gentle atmostphere allowing for fresh, natural images to emerge. Sitting fee includes a pre-shoot phone consultation, on location session, photo editing and online proofing gallery. Clients may choose to purchase rights to finished images (about 50 pictures). You’re invited to explore the splendor of everyday life with Christy Langheim Photography!
Visit us online at www.LangheimPhoto.com

Christy’s work is on display at Happy Bambino, Fenske Holistic Healthcare, Shorewood Family Wellness Center, US Bank McKee branch, and Faded Full Salon. Christy’s greeting cards are for sale in local shops including: Happy Bambino, Absolutely Art, and MaCha Tea House and Gallery. You can find excerpts from Christy’s interview with Madison Bride magazine in the Fall 2008 edition.


CaseyBower Photography & Design LLC. - Photographs that are modern, fun and real. I specialize in maternity, newborn, child and family sessions. As an on-location, natural light photographer, I will travel to the places where your family will feel most comfortable to capture your little ones as they really are. I am a new mother myself, so I understand the importance of having photographs that preserve these little moments of real life. Life is beautiful. I would treasure the opportunity to capture a moment of it for you. Please visit my website at: caseybowerphotography.com or e-mail me at caseybower@mac.com for more information.
Crocodile Smiles Photography...specializing in creative, non-traditional portraiture of newborns, babies, children and families. Melissa Cary, photographer, works on-location and in nautral light, with a relaxed and low key approach that is focused on capturing your child's genuine expressions and natural beauty. To schedule a session or to view a sample online portrait gallery contact Melissa Cary at 608.843.7703 or email her at melissasue1109@yahoo.com or visit online at http://www.crocodilesmilesphotography.com.

special offers Funky Monkey Photography with a tale™ is Madison’s premiere baby, child and family photographer. Our passion is capture your children and family’s unique story. Our style is fresh, modern photography with vibrant colors and creative imagery. We custom create each session in collaboration with you to create a truly unique experience. Call Justyna at 608.513.9400, email info@funkymonkeyphoto.com, or visit website www.funkymonkeyphoto.com.


Appleby Photography- We love capturing the important little milestones in pregnancy, and with newborns and children. As a mother, I know how special photographs are to help us remember because time quickly passes by. They let us hold on to a brief moment and share with others the beauty of our family. Located in the heart of Madison, our studio is easy-to-access with plenty of parking available. Please visit our website, www.applebyphoto.com for more information and feel free to call or e-mail Becky to chat about session ideas. 402 E. Wilson Street, Madison, 608-280-8845
Jen Roh Photography...Capturing Life's Journey. Jen specializes in Newborn, Infant, Child, Family, Senior, Pets, and Weddings in the Madison area. Sessions are mainly captured in a natural light setting. Sessions are available at various locations around Madison. All sessions are relaxed and fun, while using a unique and creative approach to make your experience different from the rest! Please visit www.jrohphoto.com for more information or contact Jen at 608-225-5781 or email: jen@jrohphoto.com.
Jennifer Hassrick is a fine art photographer who specializes in the fun and tender moments of life. Sessions are available in studio or at various locations around Madison. Her portraits have been exhibited at Happy Bambino and are on the walls of the Madison Birth Center. In addition to her artistic photography, she offers beautiful folios, custom sterling jewelry, hand-made albums and other quality products to organize, display and preserve the photos. Please visit jenniferhassrick.com for more information or call Jennifer at 608-831-0185.
Kendra Stoltz Photography. - Kendra specializes in Relaxed, Customized, Lifestyle Maternity, Newborn, Infant, Senior and Family Portraiture. Your session will take place at a location of your choice, including Kendra's Residential indoor or outdoor environment, your own home, a nearby Park, a trek downtown, or another location of your choice. Kendra will work with you from the moment you book your appointment until your final portraits are delivered, to ensure your experience is like no other! For more information visit: www.kendrastoltzphotography.com
Robin's Nest Productions -Specializing in adoptive families, we turn your photographs and camcorder footage into a family heirloom. We understand all the emotions behind your pictures and video and will work with you to make your movie reflect your own personal adoption miracle.

 

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