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The Doula Foundation
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The Doula Foundation
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May

The emotional support of a doula during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum can be invaluable. The Doula Foundation began in 2001 as a resource for pregnant women of all ages and their families. As a result, the Foundation offers a variety of classes for expecting and new parents while also partnering with other community organizations. What […]

Go Momma Playgroup
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Go Momma Playgroup
12
May

Sponsorships may have changed over the years for what is now Go Momma Playgroup, but the mission remains the same: for mommies and children alike to build lifelong memories, connections and friendships. Children get to practice social skills and moms receive a network for advice and friendships by attending play dates and moms night out. […]

Mothers of Preschoolers
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Mothers of Preschoolers
11
May

Located in both Branson and Springfield, Mothers of Preschoolers, or MOPS, provides local moms of children five years old or younger with the opportunity to take a couple of hours away from the rugrats and come together for games, crafts, speakers and fellowship. Co-coordinators for Branson’s morning MOPS group, Erika Grimmer and Katrina Cramer, answered […]

Pinterest-Inspired Nursery Decor
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Pinterest-Inspired Nursery Decor
11
May

After hours of pinning and dreaming of what my daughter’s nursery would look like, I finally decided to tackle one of my favorite Pinterest posts: yarn-wrapped letters from a blog by Ciao Mama found at http://ciao-mama.com/2012/03/06/yarn-wrapped-letters/. The flowers were also inspired by a Pinterest post that linked to www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/fabric-rosettes-tutorial.   The task seemed simple enough: […]

Momtrepreneur: Susan Mellentine
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Momtrepreneur: Susan Mellentine
10
May

Nixa mom brings passion, dedication to early learning After her first child was born, Susan Mellentine had a vision for how she could best prepare her daughter and other young minds for Kindergarten and beyond. Those aspirations grew throughout graduate school where the 36-year-old got a master’s degree in education and with the encouragement and […]