Monday, December 21, 2015

Register NOW for the Winter/Spring 2016 Session!

Registration is OPEN for the Winter/Spring 2016 session of Happy Babies & Tots classes! 

We are pleased to offer multiple class options at TWO Rockford locations this session. 

The Winter/Spring Session is 16 weeks beginning on January 11th, 2016. There will be NO classes the weeks of March 14th and 21st. The last day of the session will be May 12th. 

Classes will be offered Thursday mornings at Steps to Grace Dance Academy in Rockford, as well as Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings at the NEW Luna Studio in Rockford.


For more information visit our ABOUT page.

Click HERE to register for classes!






Thursday, December 10, 2015

What a Wonderful Fall 2015 Session!

We had a wonderful fall session at Happy Babies! It's hard to believe that it was our SECOND fall session. It has been so exciting to see the program grow and bring more little ones and their families together. 

Happy Babies kicked off our second year in business with a fun 1st Birthday Bash in the park! 


We were so blessed this session to begin holding classes at the beautiful new Steps to Grace dance academy! We are so thankful for the ability to use such a wonderful space!


We had such a fun group of Happy Tots this session! They LOVED moving around and having fun exploring the world around them.


We have so much fun at Happy Babies & Tots classes, if this is your first time visiting our website please check out the ABOUT page for more information about our program! I hope you and your little one will join us next session!


The Winter 2016 Session will begin in January. Dates/days/times will be announced soon and then registration for classes will open! We are so excited for this new session and have a few exciting announcements coming soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dress-up Fun at Happy Babies this week!


In the spirit of Halloween we will be having a fun dress-up costume party at Happy Babies & Tots class tomorrow! Bring your little one to class dressed up for fun, songs, stories, and play! Happy Babies (newborns to prewalkers) meets at 10:00a- 10:30a and Happy Tots (walkers up to 36 months old) meets at 10:45a-11:15a. Even if you haven't been able to come to class yet we'd love for you to join us for our Costume Party!! Sign up by clicking the "Register for Classes" link above or feel free to just drop-in! 
Class drop-in fee is $5.

Last year's fun!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Shop the Happy Babies Boutique for a Cause

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month


When you shop the Happy Babies Boutique this month, you will be helping a local organization to support families who are grieving pregnancy or infant loss. 10% of every purchase made at an event or through the online store or etsy shop in October will be donated to The Haven Network of Rockford, Northern Illinois' perinatal hospice and bereavement center. 

For more information on The Haven Network or to donate to them directly, visit their website

To shop the Happy Babies Boutique visit the online store at
OR 
Check out the NEW etsy shop featuring my handmade items

You can also shop my booth at 
Sprout: A Birth & Baby Expo in DeKalb, IL 
on Saturday October 17th 11:00a- 2:00p

The Happy Babies Boutique offers 
Imagine Cloth Diapers & Accessories
Planetwise Wetbags, Pail Liners & Nursing Cover
Best Bottom Diaper Covers & Inserts
CJ's BUTter products
Organic Cotton Teething/Nursing Necklaces
Baby Legwarmers
Embellished Onesies
Bows & Headbands
Flannel-backed Burp Cloths
Photo Brag Books
Baby Toys 
Books for Babies & Toddlers


Shop Small Business. Support Local. Support Handmade.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday Happy Babies!


One year ago on September 18th I held my very first Happy Babies class! It is hard to believe that it has already been ONE YEAR since I began this new adventure and I just want to thank all of the families who have brought their children to classes; for helping me grow Happy Babies and for being a part of this program. I appreciate each of you and have loved the opportunity to meet you and watch your little ones grow. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 1st Birthday Bash last Saturday! It was a beautiful fall day and we had a nice time! I enjoyed visiting with friends and making new ones! Here are a few pictures from the event! Some taken by me and several by E&H Photography!















Check out the rest of the photos from E&H Photography Here

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Register Today for the Fall Session

It is beginning to be my absolute favorite time of year! We have had a little taste of fall with the apple orchards open and the cooler weather. Even though the weather this week may not agree, we are starting up our FALL session of Happy Babies classes! 



Classes for babies (newborns- prewalkers) and tots (walkers through 2 year olds) begin this Wednesday September 16th at Steps to Grace Dance Academy in Rockford (by Cherryvale Mall). The fall session is 10 weeks and ends on Thursday November 19th. Registration is on-going, drop-in anytime. 

Here is the Fall class schedule:
Happy Babies Wednesday 2:30-3:00p 
Happy Tots Wednesday 3:15-3:45p
Happy Babies Thursday 10:00-10:30a
Happy Tots Thursday 10:45-11:15a

Have you signed up for class yet? 
Sign up for the whole session and get 1 free class! The whole session (10 classes, 1 class per week) is $45. You may also purchase a 5 class punch card for $25 or drop-in for $5 per class. 




For more information about classes check out the ABOUT tab above! You can also email any questions to sarah@happybabiesonline.com 

Curious about classes? Come check out a FREE class at our 1st Birthday Bash this Saturday September 19th at Dahlquist Park in Rockford! The outdoor circle time in the park will be at 11:00a. 




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fall Fun at Happy Babies!

September is an exciting month for Happy Babies! We are celebrating our 1st year! I can't believe that it has already been one year since I created this program and began a new adventure. It has been such a privilege to provide this program for local families with young children. I have enjoyed getting to know so many little ones and seeing them learn and grow. It has been such a great year with Happy Babies and I think we should celebrate!

If you are local I'd like to invite you to the Happy Babies 1st Birthday Bash on Saturday September 19th 10:00a- 1:00p at Dahlquist Park in Rockford, IL. Join us for a FREE Happy Babies & Tots circle time class at 11:00a, visit and shop local vendors with Mommy, Baby & Child items/services, enjoy a delicious cupcake from Sweet Hope Bakery, pack a lunch and stay to visit with other families and let your kiddos play on the playground! 


If you have been curious about Happy Babies classes but haven't yet attended a class, this is a wonderful opportunity to come see what the program is all about. Participate in our FREE class and meet local families! If you are on facebook you can check out the event page, RSVP, and share with friends!

This event is free and open to all local families. We are asking for donations of diapers or pull-ups for Motherhouse Crisis Nursery in Rockford, IL. Motherhouse is a wonderful and much needed non-profit organization that provides short-term childcare to families experiencing a crisis or stressful situation. If you can, please bring a package or two of diapers/pull-ups in any size to be donated to Motherhouse. 

This is going to be a great event, I hope to see you there!
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Registration is open for the Fall Session of Happy Babies classes!


Classes will now be held at Steps to Grace Dance Academy in Rockford (by Cherryvale Mall) Happy Babies is for newborns to pre-walkers and meets Wednesdays 2:30p-3p OR Thursdays 10a-10:30a. Happy Tots is for walkers through 2 year olds (under 3) and meets Wednesdays 3:15p-3:45p OR Thursdays 10:45a- 11:15a. The fall session is 10 weeks. Sign up for the whole session and get a class for free! Whole session is $45, or purchase a 5 class punch card for $25, or drop in for $5 per class. For more information about classes visit our ABOUT page.
Register NOW here-->http://goo.gl/forms/xpyBIIH2Ll
 





Monday, August 17, 2015

National Breastfeeding Month


Happy National Breastfeeding Month! 

Happy Babies & the Boutique have been out and about this month at several different events promoting breastfeeding awareness, education, and support for moms! I have loved meeting new local families and spreading the word about the Happy Babies program!

I have one more event this month and I hope you will join us! 
Mommapalooza in this Saturday August 22nd 10:00a- 12:30p at Temple Baptist Church in Rockford, IL. Join several local vendors and businesses who are baby/child or parent focused. 
For more information check out the facebook event 


I hope to see you there!

Get 25% off all nursing covers and nursing necklaces at the boutique!

We have ONE more class in the summer mini session of 
Happy Babies & Tots classes.
I hope to see you this Thursday August 20th for Puppy Week!


Watch the blog for several announcements from Happy Babies! We have some great things happening for the program coming up this fall!


-Ms. Sarah


Friday, July 3, 2015

Important Summer Session Announcement!


Please be aware that the summer session of Happy Babies classes has been pushed back 1 week. 
The new dates for the session are July 16th- August 20th.
Thank you for your understanding and I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!!


Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Mini Session

We are SO excited that it is FINALLY summer! My girls can't get enough of being outside, and I am more than happy to let them explore and have FUN! 

Happy Babies will be taking a little break for the month of June and 4th of July festivities. 

Classes will resume with a Mini (six week) Summer Session; 
Thursday mornings only July 9th- August 13th.
Happy Babies 10:00-10:30a and Happy Tots 10:45-11:15

For more information about classes visit our ABOUT page.
Registration is open now! Sign up for class here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

LABORfest & Four weeks left in Spring Session

 Happy Babies & Boutique had a wonderful time at LABORfest this past Saturday! It was great to share with Rockford area moms and mommies-to-be about the fun new Happy Babies classes for infants, toddlers, and two year olds! I hope to meet several new friends in class soon! 

Check out pictures from the LABORfest event by E&H Photography here



The Spring Session of classes goes until May 21st. 
There is still plenty of time to join in the fun! We have four more weeks of classes left. 
Sign up for class today and pay $5 per class drop-in fee.

Happy Babies for newborns to pre-walkers meets 
Wednesdays 1:15-1:45p or Thursdays 10-10:30a

Happy Tots for walkers through two-year-olds meets
Thursdays 10:45-11:15a

*All classes meet in the dance room at Carlson Ice Arena in Loves Park, IL

For more information about classes visit out About page.



Friday, March 27, 2015

Pre-register today for the Spring Session of Happy Babies classes


Pre-registration for the Spring Session of Happy Babies classes is OPEN! 
The spring session is 8 weeks, April 1st- May 21st. Happy Babies classes for infants to pre-walkers are offered Wednesdays 1:15-1:45p or Thursdays 10-10:30a. Happy Tots for walkers to 2 year olds is offered Thursdays 10:45- 11:15. All classes meet in the dance room at Carlson Ice Arena. 
Sign up for class here--> http://goo.gl/forms/kd3brZoMf9


Questions about the Happy Babies program? Check out the ABOUT page on the website or email sarah@happybabiesonline.com








Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Introducing the Happy Babies Boutique!

We had a fun Winter Session at Happy Babies circle time classes, even through all of the snow, cold, and sickness. I am ready for the warmer spring weather and healthy babies who can get out and have some fun at class! The Spring Session of classes will begin April 1st and will be 8 weeks. Online pre-registration will be open as soon as I confirm the space. 


I am excited to announce that this week I have launched the Happy Babies Boutique! An online baby & kid shop featuring unique handmade items, natural baby care, cloth diapers, quality books for babies & toddlers, and so much more! If you are on Facebook join our grand opening event here.

Shop the boutique online at www.happybabiesboutique.com




Thursday, February 19, 2015

Classes Cancelled Thursday February 19th

Due to the extreme cold and dangerous windchill, Happy Babies classes are cancelled today. I worry about the little ones being out in these extreme temps with their very sensitive skin. Frost bite can happen in just a few minutes of being outside. Cars get so cold and take awhile to warm up. It's not safe for our little ones to be out today, please stay inside and keep warm!