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America’s first synchronized nursing event in Portland

July 19, 2011


-AUGUST 6TH 2011 AT 10:30AM



On Saturday 6th August 2011 at 10:30am thousands of nursing women and their babies across the United States will gather in their own communities to take part in the Big Latch On, America’s first synchronized nursing event in multiple locations. Our local Big Latch On will take place at A. Lindahl Creations Photography studio located in SE Portland.  Call Amanda, the photographer, to get directions 503-828-8773. Come join us for coffee, muffins and a wonderful opportunity to spend time with other mother's to have a lot of fun.  For the month of August A. Lindahl Creations will promote and support breastfeeding by offering coupons to mom’s with breastfeeding babies.


The first record for a single location was from Berkeley, CA USA in 2002 where 1,130 mothers breastfed simultaneously. The international record for one location is 3,738 mothers held by the Philippines in 2006.  Since then, there have been several coordinated international events and in October 2010, 9,826 nursing mothers were recorded at 325 sites in 16 countries.


The Big Latch On is originally from New Zealand.  It was introduced to Portland, Oregon in 2010 by Joanne Edwards as a celebration for World Breastfeeding Week. During the same week Annie Brown, a La Leche League Leader from Connecticut organized a simultaneous breastfeeding event in her home state. For World Breastfeeding Week 2011, they are working collaboratively and with the support of La Leche League USA to bring the event across the country.


World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, is celebrated in 120 countries and marks the signing of the WHO/UNICEF document Innocenti Declaration, which lists the benefits of breastfeeding, plus global and governmental goals. 


Breastfeeding contributes to the normal growth and development of babies, and babies who are not breastfed are at increased risk of infant morbidity and mortality, adult obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and premenopausal breast cancer and ovarian cancer (both mom and baby.) The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby's life to optimize these benefits, continuing to breastfeed for 2 years and as long thereafter as is mutually desired by mother and baby.


For more information:

Amanda Lindahl-Lemke






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Need the perfect Father’s Day present?

June 13, 2011

Give him a gift certificate for my candid, shot on film, family photography! Any session purchased by June 19th includes an archivally matted 8x10 print, plus a Photo Sharing CD with 10 images, plus a 10% off coupon from Little Urbanites!


I might even get them to smile!

And you can take advantage of my summer beach sessions for some super family fun! 


Visit www.christinaweber.com for details!

Lice Knowing You Opens 1st Lice Treatment Salon in Beaverton, OR

May 18, 2011

Lice Knowing You, Inc, the Pacific Northwest’s premier head-lice removal company, announces the grand opening of their new lice treatment salon in Beaverton, OR. The first salon of its kind in Oregon, Lice Knowing You (LKY) staff are trained and certified head lice removal experts that specialize in head lice removal, head lice treatments, education and prevention.

Originally starting as a mobile unit, Nancy Gordon, owner and CEO of Lice Knowing You, Inc, realized that she could better serve her clientele if she had a salon where she could offer all of her mobile lice elimination services as well as a place for lice education, support, lice checks and most importantly, quick treatments.

“Our three salons in Seattle have been very successful at helping families cope and deal with all of their lice issues. We’ve had phone calls from people asking if we offer our services in the Portland area – the demand became to be so great that we decided to expand the business to Oregon. After all, lice is everywhere”, said Gordon. “By coming to an LKY salon, you are able to remove yourself from your home and the frenzy that often ensues when your family is affected by head lice. We get our clients lice and nit free in one appointment.”

Using only 100% natural, organic and non-toxic products, Lice Knowing You uses a scientifically proven 3-step process designed to rid the hair of lice quickly and thoroughly.  The consultants at LKY are trained and certified in the Shepherd Method of strand-by-strand nit removal*. All services are guaranteed and clients following the LKY protocol have a 100% success rate at wiping out head lice. Salon services also include preferred “wet-head” lice checks and education on how to check for and prevent head lice in the future.

Clients who come to the new Beaverton lice treatment salon will be lice and nit free after one treatment – guaranteed.  Clients are given a 30-day guarantee as well as free lice checks for 90 days, discounts on products, treatments and more. Lice removal treatments last, on average, between 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on length, thickness of hair and severity of infestation. While at the salon, clients are entertained with large flat screen TV’s, books, magazines, games and snacks. In addition, there is a separate, “lice-free” playroom for those children that have completed treatment or are waiting for siblings or other family members.

“Bottom line…No device, treatment or product is the miracle cure for head lice. The only 100% certain way of getting rid of head lice is to comb out all lice and nits from the head. All it takes is one viable nit missed and your head lice issue will return – often worse than when you originally started,” explains Gordon. “Head Lice are highly contagious and if the problem isn’t addressed – it will be passed around your community again and again – for weeks if not months. We’re here to make sure that your problem is gone for good – guaranteed.”

The new LKY Treatment Salon is located in Beaverton at 8225 Cirrus Drive – Beaverton, OR – 97008. To make an appointment for a lice check or treatment, please call 503.574.ITCH (4824). For more information about Lice Knowing You, Inc  and our Portland lice clinic please visit www.liceknowingyou.com. LKY Treatment Salons are also located in Mercer Island, Federal Way and Mill Creek, WA.

*According the American Academy of Pediatrics and Harvard School of Public Health, combing with a lice comb is the most effective way of treating head lice.

The AVP Beguiling Babes Contest is Here!

April 07, 2011

Your child is unique and you should share that face with Portland!

During the month of May, AVP will be featuring the most charming kids in Portland. Join in the fun and get your captivating kid in the spotlight! Details below:


Here's how it works:

Enter your child into the contest and get your 20-minute mini session scheduled during the month of May. Amy creates magic in the studio with your child, capturing a fresh, candid portrait that expresses your child's true personality.

These spots will go fast, so call ahead to reserve your May date!

Amy will choose the most beguiling image and display it everywhere...
facebook page

That cute little face will be famous in no time!


Voting will take place on Amy's facebook page and blog. Encourage your friends to vote for your charming little sprout on either site! The child with the most votes WINS the 2011 title, and...


As the winner of the MOST BEGUILING BABE IN PORTLAND, you'll receive a beautiful piece of bamboo-mounted wall art of the winning image for your home.

To Enter Your Child:

  • Your child must be at least 6 months old AND sitting up, and no older than 10 years old.
  • You may enter more than one of your children, of course! Each child requires a $25 session fee and will be given their own separate 20-minute sessions.

  • Group photos allowed only if time permits and at Amy's discretion. Family portraits are not included in this promotion.

Contact Amy via her website, blog, email us at amyvining@me.com or call 503-367-2285.


50% off childbirth classes; April, May and June!

March 18, 2011

Hello mamas!

Understanding the economical factors we're all dealing with, I am giving a 50% discount to my childbirth classes for the months of April, May and June.  The fee will be $50 per couple.  Hopefully this will allow me to continue to teach these classes that I'm so passionate about, while being a more affordable option for parents!:) 

Best! Dena Holstrom www.babyloveworkshop.com

Organic Home Delivery - A Mother's Dream Come True

December 14, 2010

Life can be hectic, between balancing work, raising a family, plus all the little time demands that fill up a week.  Spud.com is a mother's dream come true.  Many families use Spud.com as a way to save themselves time, but still buy the best in organic and natural groceries.  Portland's only 100% online grocery store, Spud.com delivers an array of healthy grocery options, prepared meals and eco-friendly home products, plus Oregon beer & wine!  It is like a farmer's market to your door, but without all the lines!  After a long day at work, you will come home to find your groceries boxed up waiting for your arrival.  All perishable items are stored in freezer bags to ensure they stay fresh. 

Spud is offering all UrbanMamas a $25 discount.  Go to Spud.com and enter PDXEATS to redeem the discount.

Happy Holidays!

Christine Alex

Drive Less Save More is giving away free Chinook Books!

December 10, 2010

Shopping on a tight budget? The Chinook Book mobile coupon pack has over $3,000 in coupons for the best green and local merchants, making it easy to drive less and save more! You can be one of 750 to win a coupon pack for free! Visit www.drivelesssavemore.com/chinookbook and play a quick scavenger hunt on the newly expanded Drive Less Save More website. A total of 750 winners will be randomly selected through January 31, 2011. Get yours today!


December 01, 2010

Hey mamas...Coming home from the hospital with your new little bundle can be a daunting task.  Sleep deprivation, pain and discomfort and lots of breastfeeding questions and/or issues come up.  Let me help sort it all out!  I am a labor and delivery nurse at a high risk hospital here in Portland, as well as a mom of a 1 yr. old and a 3 yr. old.  I would love to help get you started off on the right foot by listening to your questions and concerns and checking out your baby's environment at home and giving you some helpful tips.  We will come up with a written plan for your specific needs regarding sleep, breastfeeding, pain management, mom's emotional support and more, so that you can focus on healing and enjoying your baby.  A warm meal of your choice and email support included.  Check out my website for more information on this, as well as, the other services I provide and email me with any questions.  Thanks, Dena www.babyloveworkshop.com

You deserve a night off!

November 15, 2010


The Paramount Hotel in downtown Portland has a new hotel package just for you mamas. The 'Take the Night Off' package!

Hide away in one of their relaxing rooms with a bottle of wine, a movie & room service and treat yourself to a good night sleep with help from a soothing eye pillow and their dreamy beds.

The 'Take the Night Off' package includes:

  • Executive King Guestroom with jetted bathtub
  • Bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir
  • One Complimentary in room movie
  • $25 Credit towards room service
  • Lavender eye pillow
  • 2pm Late Check out

Executive Guestroom; $189 inclusive of tax 

Book online at www.portlandparamount.com or call 503.223.9900

Holiday Season Doula Specials at Birth and Family Support!

November 10, 2010

Give the gift of pregnancy, birth and postpartum support! Images

Gift certificates to Birth and Family Support available for birth and postpartum doula services!

In the spirit of giving, take advantage of these holiday specials:

Save $50 off birth doula services

Buy 3 hours of postpartum doula services, get 1 hour free 

Also, watch for Birth and Family Support joining Common Ground Wellness Center in December! For more info see www.birthandfamily.blogspot.com