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June 7, 2017

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events June 9-11

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Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Saturdays and Sundays, See website for schedule, All ages
Summary: The park is open 7 days a week, Get your season tickets now!. Check out the Waterpark, the new Country Fair, Rock the Park is here…

Summer Pops

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops events take place on Sundays from June 4-July 1 at Symphony Park, SouthPark. From Hollywood hits, music from Star Wars to Broadway, Jazz and Patriotic favorites, these one-of-a-kind musical picnic experiences are some of the most highly anticipated events of the season! Fun FAQ’s about the concerts HERE.

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops kicks off this weekend! Read More →

June 2, 2017

Fitness Friday: Take advantage of one of these incredible Flywheel Sports specials

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It’s officially summer and school is out! Flywheel Sports has some of the FLYest special offers for students, teachers and military personnel. Now’s the time to take advantage and work towards your fittest summer yet! Are you new-to-Flywheel Sports? Your first class is only $15! Just create an account here and purchase the $15 intro special.

Student Offers:

Single class reservation is only $18
Unlimited Flywheel or FlyBarre Membership is only $145 Read More →

June 1, 2017

From the Smarty Health Corner and CEENTA: Seasonal Allergies – A Smarty Podcast

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Welcome to our brand-spankin’-new Smarty podcast series! CSP is excited to partner with Southeast Psych’s Shrink Tank to host our first-ever Smarty podcast series. We’ll be talking to experts from all over Charlotte on relevant parenting topics from health to education and everything in between. Feel free to listen while you’re commuting to work, making dinner, folding laundry, exercising, or just watching your kids in the pool! We LOVE the podcast flexibility!

In this week’s podcast, we talk about the differences between colds and allergies with Dr. Hunter Hoover and Dr. Darrell Klotz of Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates. Both are ear, nose, and throat doctors who practice in CEENTA’s SouthPark office. Dr. Hoover practices comprehensive pediatric and adult ENT care and specializes in allergies, sinusitis, and sleep apnea. Dr. Klotz practices comprehensive ENT care and is fellowship-trained in voice disorders.

Dr. Hoover

Dr. Hoover

Dr. Klotz

Dr. Klotz

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Hoover, Dr. Klotz, or any of the doctors at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates, you can call 704-295-3000. More information is available online at goodsenses.com.

Charlotte Smarty Pants podcasts are powered by Shrink Tank, bringing you videos, podcast, and articles that showcase psychology and mental health found in popular culture. Find out more at www.shrinktank.com

May 31, 2017

Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events: June 2-4

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Carowinds Waterpark open + Reduced pricing for season pass
Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Saturdays and Sundays, See website for schedule, All ages
Summary: Reduced season ticket pricing extended until June 5, waterpark now open, Country Fair now open.

Summer Pops

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops events take place on Sundays from June 4-July 1 at Symphony Park, SouthPark. From Hollywood hits, music from Star Wars to Broadway, Jazz and Patriotic favorites, these one-of-a-kind musical picnic experiences are some of the most highly anticipated events of the season! Fun FAQ’s about the concerts HERE.

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops kicks off this weekend!

Live on the Green Concert Series
First Ward Park
301 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
June 2 – August 25 (every Friday), All ages, Free
Summary: Live On The Green is Charlotte’s newest concert series, & the perfect way to spend a summer night. If you’re looking to unwind with Bluegrass & Americana music, food trucks, & craft beer, this is the perfect event for you. Join us for your favorite bands at First Ward Park, & don’t worry about paying for a ticket because the cherry on top is…the concerts are FREE! Don’t miss this opportunity to sit back & start feeling summer time fine. Read More →

May 27, 2017

Smarty Mom: Lynn Wieland

Lynn Wieland

Smarties, we’re excited for you to meet this week’s Smarty Mom – just in time for the heat of summer. Lynn Wieland is a local mompreneur who is watching out for all of us by cleaning up the products we use everyday such as deodorant. We’ll let her tell you how she got started and how you can get some of her amazing deodorant. A big thanks to Lynn for sharing her family with us!

Lynn’s Smarty Mom Stats:

Mom of: Jane (8)
Years married: 11 years
Years in Charlotte: Native Charlottean, aka, unicorn:-)
Neighborhood: Fairmeadows
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom

Tell us what inspired you to create B2B deodorant.

I am a stay at home mom who gets fed up with all the chemicals in consumer products. A friend of mine shared this natural recipe for deodorant that really works!  I have tried countless natural alternatives that actually made me sweat more or had some nasty ingredient such as aluminum. Read More →

May 24, 2017

Smarty Summer Day Camp Giveaway: Win a FREE week of CPCC STEM Summer Experience

*****THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED: MEG THORNTON IS OUR WINNER!*****

Beat summer boredom with CPCC’s STEM Summer Experience! Help keep your child energized with our camps that engage and encourage curious minds. Click here for a list of the STEM camps. Each one is listed by age group and fills up quickly, so register online today at www.STEMSummerExperience.com or call 704.330.2722 ext. 3875 for more information.

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Smarty Scoop on Weekend Events: May 26-28

Discovery Place

Smarty Scoop is proudly sponsored by Discovery Place, Discovery Place KIDS – Huntersville and The Charlotte Nature Museum.

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Hunstad Kortesis After Hours: Mommy Makeover
Del Frisco’s
4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 170, Charlotte, NC 28210
May 25, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST, Moms, Free
There’s no fee to attend but space is limited so you must RSVP online attend. Complimentary valet parking at Del Frisco’s is available.
Summary: Everyone talks about our before and afters. So we gave them their own event. Hunstad Kortesis After Hours. Because as a Mom, you deserve it.Treat yourself to a little after-hours indulgence. This RSVP-only Mommy Makeover event includes wine, appetizers, mingling with actual patients and an opportunity to meet our board certified plastic surgeons, renown for their leadership within the cosmetic plastic surgery field.

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Springfree Trampoline Memorial Day Flash Sale – save up to $548!
Blakeney Shopping Center
9848-E Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 312-1212
Summary: For a limited time, save $548 on Springfree Trampoline! Bring home the bounce for Memorial Day with Springfree Trampoline! It’s better than bringing home a puppy!

The Deal: Save $548! For only $199, you’ll get delivery, installation, tgoma game system and a FlexrStep when you buy any Springfree Trampoline. Offer ends May 29, 2017.

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Carowinds Waterpark open + Reduced pricing for season pass
Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Saturdays and Sundays, See website for schedule, All ages
Summary: If reduced season ticket pricing, the waterpark with new attractions now opened, Joy Fest and Military Days aren’t enough to get you to the park this weekend, you’re probably not park material. Read More →

May 23, 2017

Smarty Alert: Register Now for this month’s Hunstad Kortesis’ After Hours Event

Hunstad Korstesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa (HK) will host their After Hours Mommy Makeover event Thursday, May 25.HK_AfterHours_FB-ads_FEB-1

This RSVP-only Mommy Makeover event includes wine, appetizers, mingling with actual patients and an opportunity to meet their board certified plastic surgeons, renown for their leadership within the cosmetic plastic surgery field. Feel free to event other moms who could use some pampering!

HK surgeons will be there to discuss breast augmentations and tummy tucks. Consult with leaders within the global breast augmentation specialty to discover choices that are meant for you and learn more about their industry-leading experience in removing excess or loose skin for a more confident you.

Check out this great video of patients talking about their surgeries – including one mom of three who feels like her old self again after surgery! Read More →

May 21, 2017

From the Smarty Health Corner and Levine Children’s Hospital: Rooming-In and Pediatric Hospitalists

CSP Team Note: We recently chatted with Dr. Melissa Schutt, a pediatric hospitalist at Levine Children’s Hospital, about the benefits of rooming-in and pediatric hospitalists. We appreciate her thoughtful answers and for taking care of our Charlotte babies!

What does rooming-in mean for the mother and baby?

The term “rooming-in” means that after delivery, the mother and baby share the same room until being discharged from the hospital. Unless there is a medical reason that requires separation, the baby and mother share the same room at all times.

The goal is for the mother and baby to establish a bond and to be viewed as a co-dependent unit that provides physical and emotional support to each other, leading to the best possible outcome. Rooming-in eliminates the artificial separation after birth and promotes early and unlimited access for both mom and baby.

Photo credit: Babycenter.com

Photo credit: Babycenter.com

What are the benefits for the mother?

The benefits of rooming-in for the mother are numerous. There are many studies that demonstrate a link between rooming-in and breastfeeding in particular. Mothers who have unlimited access to their newborns are better at recognizing infant feeding cues. They also report an improved breastfeeding experience and are more likely to exclusively breastfeed their babies for a longer period after discharge from the hospital. There are studies suggesting that women who can room-in with their infants also produce milk sooner and in greater quantities.

What are the benefits for the baby?

The newborn baby receives a lot of very important medical benefits from staying with his or her mother. Just after birth, babies who have unlimited skin to skin contact with mom have more stable body temperatures and blood sugars. They also have lower levels of stress hormones, and they breastfeed sooner and more easily. In fact, one of the “treatments” we give to newborns who are having difficulty transitioning after birth is putting them on their mother’s chest skin to skin. Read More →

May 19, 2017

From the Smarty Summer Day Camp Guide: Charlotte Soccer Academy

Charlotte Soccer Academy’s summer camps is one of the best places to be this summer if you’ve got a soccer player (or wannabe soccer player) in the house. It’s one of the best soccer programs in the city, and their camps are not only fun, but are a great learning experience for any level of soccer player. IMG_20170309_174914705

And, don’t forget this. CSA’s tryouts for competitive 13U-19U are being held May 22-25. Click here for more details.

CSA’s list of summer day camps is diverse. Check ’em out here:

Youth Elite Camp and BMW Sports Elite Camp

Both individuals and teams are welcome to participate in each camp. All levels of players are welcome; boys and girls. All players will be grouped according to their age and ability in order to provide a competitive environment. These camps are designed to improve a player’s technical ability and comfort on the ball. Each director has their own specialized approach at each camp, which makes the camps unique and an annual favorite for all players. Each camp is geared to the specific age group and is designed to cover all aspects of the game in a fun, enjoyable environment. The camps will have their annual competitions and prizes from Adidas will be awarded to camp winners and MVPs. Read More →


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