Newborns might be tiny, but they require a lot of stuff. From bouncy seats to strollers to baby carriers to high chairs, it can add up fast. Twinklings, a secondhand store stocked with maternity and baby items, aims to defray some of those costs. The one-room shop, which opened in early March, sells maternity clothing, nursing items, and baby clothing and gear at thrift-store prices. The idea came to Birth Journeys childbirth educator and doula Jenna Thayer when she was pregnant with her fourth child. Thayer held a well-attended baby and maternity "swap and shop" in the Birth Journeys space and felt she'd identified a real need in the community. Twinklings opened its doors weeks before Thayer had her daughter Penelope, who's currently serving as her very sweet sidekick.
Founded in 1994, Camp Common Ground is an inter-generational family camp designed to provide families with a healthy and happy bonding experience while weaving in elements of nature education, arts, music, wellness, sports, and fun! Camp Common Ground prides itself on welcoming all definitions of "family" and cultivating a sense…(more)