Wednesday, September 9, 2009

LaLeche League Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Class

Anyone interested in being a Peer Counselor to nursing moms?!

Several people have showed an interest in attending a LaLeche League Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Class. Because of this interest I will be teaching a class in Oct.

This class will be a 24 plus hour class that will give those in the class a basic understanding of Breastfeeding. We will cover such things as, what is in breastmilk, anatomy, getting started, special situations, and barriers to breastfeeding among other things.

You will receive your own LaLeche League Breastfeeding Answer Book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, hand outs, and syllabus to keep. These materials are included in the class fee.

At the end of the class you will be given a Peer Counselor certificate.

Date: Saturday Oct 10,17, & 21
Time: 8:30am-6:30pm all three weeks
Location: Elegant Mommy in Sioux Falls SD

I want to do this class as cost effective as possible for everyone. The normal cost for the class is $350.00. This will be the cost if we only have 3-6 people. The class fees and discounts will be as follows if received by 9-30-09:

$350.00 per person for 3-6 people
$275.00 per person for 6-9 people
$225.00 per person for 9-10 people

I can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 605-534-9821

Please feel free to pass this e-mail on to others who may be interested.

I'm looking forward to doing this class and meeting those of you who will be attending.

Alaina Kerkhove

For more information contact Elegant Mommy
2109 W. 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

BOLD Red Tent Event

Friday September 11th
@ Elegant Mommy 7PM

BOLD’s Red Tent Event
A red tent…mothers voices…intimacy…truth. After BOLD New York's hugely successful red tent event in 2006 we thought:why not have BOLD Red Tent events around the world throughout the year? BOLD's Red Tent event concept is simple: gather women under a "red tent" to listen to mothers' birth stories and then record their stories (in film, written word or visual expression) as part of our BOLD Library of Birth Truths. A BOLD Red Tent event is an excellent opportunity for communities throughout the world to be BOLD any time of the year and showcase your community's local birth stories.

Come down (kids welcomed) and share your birth story with other moms and hear about others' experiences in a nonjudgmental setting!Learn about the truths of childbearing and participate in the bigger picture, the BOLD Library of Birth Truths!!

Active Birth Workshop

Saturday September 12th
Elegant Mommy from 1-4 PM
Cost is $40, includes informational binder

Learn and practice in this hands-on workshop:
*Comfort Positions
*Massage Technique
*Relaxation & Breathing Skills
*Tools for Building a Peaceful Environment

For more information contact Elegant Mommy
2109 W. 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

or Carrie Caskey at 507-347-3229

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Join us Thursdays and Saturdays for PRENATAL YOGA

$15 for drop ins or purchase a 5 punch card for only $50!
Thursdays and Saturdays after Labor Day (check site for times on Saturdays)
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elegant Mommy
2109 W 49th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105


Classes are every Thursday from 7-8PM & Saturday mornings (check website for time)!! All classes taught by Certified Yoga Instructor Carol Draper.
The practice of yoga during pregnancy offers a wide range of benefits. *Breathing *Posture *Stability *Flexibility *Inner focus *Pelvic floor strength *Relaxation

Pre-register at:
Elegant Mommy

Walk for Midwives

Join us for one leg of a Walk for Midwives across South Dakota. We are celebrating the benefits of the Midwives Model of Care and raising awareness of the limited access SD women have to midwives. All are welcome to join and walk a distance that works for them.

There are no pledges to collect to join this Walk. We do encourage all Walkers to purchase a T-shirt or make a donation with proceeds going to support South Dakota Safe Childbirth Options, Inc., a consumer advocacy group working to update our state laws regarding midwives.

Donations of any amount are most welcome and appreciated. Shirts are $15 for adult, $10 for child. You can pre-order your T-shirts on our website for a discount $14 adult & $9 child and pick them up at the Walk.

Beginning at Spellerberg Park (parking near VA Hospital)
Registration at 6:30 pm
Walk begins and 7:00 pm

Monday, March 9, 2009

Our 1 year Anniversary!!!

Come help us celebrate our 1 year anniversary! Everyone gets a discount of 10% to 50% off your entire purchase & BOGO 1/2 off all diapers!

Enter to win incredible prizes, enter our essay contest, and come in Saturday for refreshments!

This is our way of saying Thank you for an incredible first year!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Essay Contest for Pregnant Mamas!!

Send us your email address and we will send you an application!!

I’ve been searching and searching for something fun to do for our 1 year anniversary…so I’m pleased to announce the first annual Elegant Mommy Wishes Come True Essay Contest! We are looking for Mommies To Be to write an essay on three of the following topics:
I’m excited to be a mommy because…
I’m terrified to be a mommy because…
The best part of this pregnancy has been…
The worst part of this pregnancy has been…
The best thing I have done for myself during this pregnancy is…
The worst thing I have done during this pregnancy is…
We chose our babys name because…
If I could send a message to this unborn baby, it would be…

Each topic needs to have a minimum of 250 words and maximum of 500 words. All essays should be typed in a Microsoft Word or Works and the Essay application must be included as a cover page.

Essays meeting these requirements will be eligible to receive 1 of 4 of the following packages:
A Spa Day Package including: manicure, pedicure, and facial,
A home cleaning from Melany’s cleaning
An 8 meal package from Your Secret Kitchen
A 1 hour massage from licensed pregnancy massage therapist, Shandell Sapp.

Essays can be dropped off at Elegant Mommy during normal business hours, emailed to, or sent to Elegant Mommy, 2109 W 49th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105.

All entries must be received by Wednesday, March 11th. Winners will be announced at noon on Saturday, March 14th.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cloth Diaper Baby Photo Shoot

Elegant Mommy is looking to sponsor a cloth diaper baby photo shoot, sometime in March. We will pay for the photo shoot and one photo for you, all we ask is that you release the rights to us to print your adorable fluffy butts whenever we would like!Please email or message to let us know if you are interested!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Affordable Maternity & Baby Photography!

This is an excellent opportunity to get some amazing photography done very affordably! Molly Imwiehe with is back again to grace us with her amazing talents! Sitting fee is only $30 (all family members included) & Copyright released CD's available for only $50! CD's (or packages purchased) will be delivered within 3 days and they include amazing enhancements!

Molly is wonderful to work with & we hope to book lots of sessions for her! Give us a call or email to set up your appointment!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Orgasmic Birth is coming to Elegant Mommy!

coming to Sioux Falls Saturday, January 31, 3:30pm (doors open for chatting and snacking at 3pm) In the newly finished showroom of the Elegant Mommy Storelocated at 2109 W 49th St (next to gas station on 49th & Western Ave)

Single Ticket Price: $5
Couples Ticket Price: $9
Groups of 3 or more: $1 off per person in group**
See below for inability to pay
"Joyous, sensuous and revolutionary, Orgasmic Birth brings the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths by inviting viewers to see the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth. Witness the passion as birth is revealed as an integral part of woman's sexuality and a neglected human right. With commentary by Christiane Northrup, MD, and midwives Ina May Gaskin, Elizabeth Davis and other experts in the field . . . and stunning moments of women in the ecstatic release of childbirth."

Orgasmic Birth DVDs available for purchase for $40 at event. Cash or check only.For more info, call: ANGIE JOHNSON, Co-founder of Sioux Falls Nursing Moms at 521-4281, or MARYLIN HILDRETH, Certified Child Birth Educator and doula trainer at 691-5808*

Other proud sponsors of this event:ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association), a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care. ICEA certified childbirth educators... facilitate expectant parents' mental and physical preparation for pregnancy, labor, birth and parenthood. ICCE's are an advocate of the natural process of childbirth and the right of the expectant parent to make informed choices based on the knowledge of alternatives.

JM Birth Consultants, an organization devoted to providing professional, relevant, evidenced based, education and consulting resources to health professionals, organizations, and the everyday woman serving expectant parents.

SDSCO (South Dakota Safe Child Birth Options, Inc), a group of concerned families operating under Christian principles promoting safe and responsible birth options. SDSCO is dedicated to protecting midwives and families and educating the public about the safety and practicality of midwife-attended home birth, other birth options, and issues concerning the health and safety of women and children.

**Proud sponsor Elegant Mommy insists that nobody will be turned away for inability to pay. If payment is a problem, feel free to call Shelly at 338-0228 to negotiate an acceptable arrangement, such as a donation of diapers, nursing bras, etc. Other ideas for negotiation welcome at the door as well.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Baby-Wearing & Cloth Diapering Workshop

New to Babywearing?
Thinking of buying a sling or baby carrier
and wondering where to start?

Thinking of trying cloth diapers?
Wondering why anyone would
want to use cloth diapers?
Want to see the latest designs of cloth diapers?

We’re here to help!

We will be covering:
· How to Wear Your Baby
· How to Choose the Best Carrier
· How to Nurse in a Sling
· Choosing the Best Cloth Diaper System for Your Family
· Washing Cloth Diapers

We will be available afterwards to answer questions and for you to check out the latest products on the market.

January 30th, 6pm
January 31st, 1pm
Elegant Mommy
2109 W 49th St, Sioux Falls (Corner of 49th & Western)

Sponsored by
Baby Roo Slings

Elegant Mommy

Thursday, January 15, 2009

lamaze Class Starting Saturday

Did you know that Elegant Mommy now offers Birthing Classes? Our weekend series of lamaze starts this Saturday with certified instructor Victoria Wakeman leading the class. The series will be offered over the course of 2 Saturdays, January 17th & 24th from 9am to 5pm. This is a wonderful alternative for those couples who can't commit to the full lamaze series or are not available at night.
Classes include education in:
late pregnancy
The Newborn Period
learn comfort measures proven to help labor along and make the laboring woman more comfortable
learn about your options in the hospital and post-partum period following

lamaze plus Newborn Prep Class: $25 deposit plus $65 due in class
**All participants will also receive a $10 Elegant Mommy gift certificate!**