Monday, April 27, 2009

Mom is Definitely Worth Celebrating!

Several years ago Corina Dubois, an incredible mom with an entrepreneurial spirit, launched what has since become a national movement, Celebrate Mama! This event which is usually held on the weekend before Mother's Day is all about MOM and making her feel special. The cornerstone is the Mama Marketplace where vendors have a wide variety of creative gifts for Mother's Day. Events in many locations have a raffle. They may also have a donation box for a local charity. Many locations also provide entertainment throughout the day.

Huntsville's Celebrate Mama!
In Huntsville, AL (the home of A Nurturing Moment and Conservative Granola Mommies) Valley Babies magazine will be hosting the 2nd annual Huntsville Celebrate Mama! this coming Saturday. We have over 30 vendors in our Mama Marketplace which will be in the Westin Hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre. Beginning at 11:00 we will have entertainment in the mall area. Local celebrity Lee Marshall, founder of Kids to Love will be with us in the morning. Later in the day we will have performances by groups from The Little Gym, Musicology, and Grace Lutheran School. Riviera fitness will get us pumped up and into shape! You can see the full schedule here.

Silent Auction to Benefit Choose Life
One of the key components of the Huntsville Celebrate Mama! is a silent auction to benefit Choose Life of North Alabama. Auction items include a night at the Marriott Shoals, Silpada Earrings, a Strasburg outfit, a home visit from a lactation consultant, gift baskets for moms, piano tuning and dozens of other great items! This year we are also beginning the Christian Schools for Life program. Grace Lutheran School is auctioning a full tuition scholarship, and Wall Highway Baptist Mother's Day Out is auctioning a partial tuition scholarship for next year.

If you live in North Alabama, I hope we'll get to see you Saturday. Stop by the Valley Babies table to say hi!

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