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The latest and greatest for the kids of Miami!

Baby Boot Camp!

Considering every single muscle group in my body is sore, I would say that Baby Boot Camp was a success! I would like to thank Patty Porro, franchise owner and instructor, for inviting me to her class Friday morning in Sunset Place.

Although I am baby-less, and I was not the only one, the group was very welcoming and Patty found alternatives for us.  Baby Boot Camp is an outdoor personal training session in a group environment.  After childbirth there are certain precautions you need to take and Patty specializes in this.  Not only is the class amazing because you can workout with your baby, but there is a camaraderie that grows among the mothers that’s irreplaceable.

I witnessed that the class is also very therapeutic.  While stretching, we went around in a circle to introduce ourselves. At this time we each shared one thing this week that our baby did to frustrate us.  Mother’s shared that their baby did not sleep, they wet the bed, etc.  I could tell that the venting and relating really was an important part to the class.

Dynamic, challenging, and supportive are three words that describe Baby Boot Camp! Interested in signing up? You can e-mail Patty at patty.porro@babybootcamp.com or call her at 305.310.5232. Baby Boot Camp classes run in Sunset Place, Kennedy Park, and Key Biscanye.  If you mention that you learned about Baby Boot Camp via Mini Miami you will receive $10 off your enrollment fee! Also, don’t forget to stay updated with Baby Boot Camp and “like” them on Facebook!

Now back to stretching…

*Thank you Anais Ganouna Photography for the wonderful pictures!

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Sweet Emotions Event Boutique

Whether you are looking for wedding invitations, baby announcements, need nursery décor, or your best friend’s-brother’s-mother-in-law needs stationery Sweet Emotions is here to help! Sweet Emotions Event Boutique features an assortment of unique & exquisite invitations, event accessories, social stationery, baby announcements, personalized gifts, favors, bedding & nursery décor, and customization services for it all. 

This one-stop shop has an online store that features some of the products that they offer, but they carry so much more! Brooke Lam, Miami native and owner, shares “We  encourage our customers to email us with the type of product they are looking for and their budget.  Then we send them a customized email highlighting products to meet their preferences.  It’s a personal shopping experience without having to leave your home.”

Personally, I have shopped at Sweet Emotions several times and I have been thrilled each time- to say the least! From personalized coasters for house warming gifts to jewelry for birthday presents all my recipients have always been ecstatic with their unique item.  

Sweet Emotions is very customer service oriented. They are more than happy to send out samples of most of their paper products and fabrics.  Appointments by referral are available for those who are looking for custom invitations or baby bedding sets.    Sweet Emotions loves to give back and they do this by donating a percentage of their online sales to various charities, which the customer chooses from!

Shop at Sweet Emotions Event Boutique
 and receive 20% off online orders by using coupon code:Mini20.

 

Happy Shopping!

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BIG CITY MOMS BIGGEST BABY SHOWER!

Are you sick of going to baby showers, or better yet; are you sick of planning them? Well, on the evening of April 2nd there’s a baby shower that you don’t want to miss! Big City Moms and Fit Pregnancy are hosting their 12thannual BIGGEST Baby Shower! 

 Located in the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island, this is the first time the Biggest Baby Shower will be held in Miami.  Need an excuse for a night out?  So come join the fun, mingle, play games, and learn something new at the seminars of your choice.

More than 300 moms-to-be will be in attendance, browsing and shopping the latest and hottest essentials for their modern parenting lifestyle, all while being treated to fabulous food, mocktails, spa activities and educational seminars. Moms-to-be will be able to browse and test the hottest products from more than 80 leading baby retailers, including innovative strollers from Britax, Bugaboo, and UPPAbaby, BPA-free essential products from BornFree and Summer Infant, baby must-haves from Sage Spoonfuls, Daddy Scrubs, and Skip Hop, and services provided by Miami Children’s Hospital and Tutti Bambini. 

Have questions on new life with baby? Gain insight from industry experts.  Well-known pediatrician Jana Myers will discuss how to raise a healthy, happy baby.  Faith Ploude, Miami’s top lactation consultant will share breastfeeding tips and tricks for the expectant parents.  Plus, special guest appearance by Dr. Alan Greene, author of Feeding Baby Green and parenting guru, Dr. Bob who will discuss everything you need to know about colic and more.


For all you daddy’s out there, don’t worry, you won’t have to miss out on all the fun! Join in and talk to other expectant dads while checking out the latest gear including trendy men’s diaper bags from Diaper Dude, comfy labor room attire from Daddy Scrubs and more.

Click Here To register and learn more about the Biggest Baby Shower in South Florida!

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Stephanie Anders Photography

Contemporary, artistic, and fun are just three words to describe Stephanie Anders Photography. While looking through Stephanie’s photographs I felt my eyes swell up with tears, the pictures are just that beautiful! Stephanie Anders offers photography for expectant parents, newborns, children, and families.  The photo shoots take place in the comfort of your own home or on location at one of Miami’s beautiful beaches or parks.

Stephanie’s deep passion for photography started over ten years ago. She strives to create images that will be classic and timeless while maintaining a modern feel.  She loves lots of color, but is equally as passionate about black and white. Not only do customers come back for more because her artwork is gorgeous, but because she is very patient with the families.  We can all admit that children have their moments, and coincidentally they always seem to happen during a photo shoot, right?!  Stephanie will take the time to wait for the child(ren) to be happy and calmed down. She will never rush a shoot.  Her clients always compliment her on their good, fun, and non-stressful experiences!

Stephanie shared, “Once they pick me, they pick me for life.” She makes the appointment more of a play date than a photo shoot, which is so important!  If you are expecting a child, I strongly suggest reaching out to Stephanie regarding her Grow With me Package. 

Are you interested in Stephanie Anders Photography? You can visit her at Boy Meets Girl in Coral Gables on March 24th for a pre-photo Easter shoot!

Socialize with Stephanie Anders:

Portfolio: http://www.stephanieanders.com
Recent Work: http://stephanieanders.com/blog/
Facebook Fans: http://www.facebook.com/StephanieAndersPhotography

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A Taste of Pinecrest

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Wow! I am still full from the Taste of Pinecrest that took place Saturday, March 3rd.  The event that was hosted by the Pinecrest Business Association and Jackson South Community Hospital certainly knew what they were doing.  From long-jumping a karate kick over eleven kids to juicy pulled pork sandwiches, Pinecrest Gardens was the place to be.  The best part about it all is that it was all to support the local public schools!

I indulged in and can’t wait for more from some of the best local restaurants and caterers including Black Point Ocean Grill, Sir Pizza, The Butcher Shop, Chick-Fil-A, A Smoothie and A Wrap Guy, and Dream Dinners. Wow, I didn’t realize I ate that much until looking back…oops!

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Mother Nature was on our side with her clear skies, and beaming sun! So incase you wanted to cool off, Pinecrest Gardens has that covered for you.  Have fun and splash around (get the kids nice and tired for nap time) for only $3 per child!

My most favorite part of the event was the Whole Food Kids Culinary Corner! Local chefs were teaching children how to cook healthy meals.  The chefs entertained the children and became more like a friend than a teacher to them.  I think this is such a great idea, if you can get on that level with a kid they will definitely appreciate what you say.  I bet you these kids went home that night and wanted to eat a health meal!

Did you attend? What was your favorite taste? I can’t wait to hear all the feedback!

Cheers!

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Introducing: Mini Miami!

I am very excited to announce my new blog, Mini Miami!  The purpose of Mini Miami is to keep the glorious people of Miami up to date with the latest and the greatest for children! Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, babysitter or just a grown-up friend you will thoroughly enjoy and benefit from Mini Miami!

Do you have a business or event that you want to feature in Mini Miami? Just shoot me an e-mail: info.minimiami@gmail.com and tell me a little bit about yourself.

Cheers!

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