18Nov/20

Carry the Future

Happy Bambino is proud to support Carry the Future in its mission and work. We are a donation center for Carry the Future and currently accepting baby carriers.

Happy Bambino proudly supports Carry the Future – https://carrythefuture.org/

What is Carry the Future?

From their website…

Carry the Future started as a single, modest Indiegogo campaign to raise $2,500 and 100 baby carriers for Cristal (CTF Founder) to send to family she had in Greece so they could deliver them to refugees arriving by boat to their shores. As a result of the campaign going viral, Cristal received support from volunteers inspired and offering to help. Carry the Future is now a network of over 3000 volunteers across the globe and donations continue to flow in from supporters everywhere on a daily basis. Read more

18Nov/20

Group Changes!

Look – it’s our new weekend playgroup for toddlers – Cicadas Group! Groups changes are afoot as we transition into Summer – including new groups and new facilitators. Read on to find out more…

We’re changing some things up as we head into Summer.  Check out changes by group:

Cuddlebugs Group (0-6  months):

  • No changes!
  • Meets Tuesdays 10:30-11:45 with Lea Wolf
  • Also meets Fridays 11:15-12:30 with Adria Cannon

Nightcrawlers Group (6-12 months):

  • New facilitators! Nightcrawlers is now facilitated by RoseAnna Cyr and Alli Ryan
  • In June, Alli will take over
  • Still meets Thursdays 11-12:15

Grasshoppers Group (walking – 24 months):

  • The Monday morning group is going away.  The 9:15 am Monday Grasshoppers will not be facilitated (just open space for people to hang out if they want) from now through the end of May.  Starting June 1, the group will not meet anymore.
  • The Monday afternoon group has a new facilitator: RoseAnna Cyr!  that group meets from 3-4:15 p.m.

Fireflies Group (Toddlers with or without younger siblings):

  • No changes!
  • Meets Wednesday mornings from 9:15-10:30

Dad’s Group: Read more

18Nov/20

Follow-up to our Measles Outbreak Policy

Because of the “waves” made by posting our policy, we wanted to follow up with experts who specialize in the science of disease transmission to make sure our plan was as helpful and appropriate as possible.

Earlier this week we posted our policy in the event of a measles outbreak in close proximity to Madison.

Since then there has been quite a bit of discussion on our Facebook page.

We have also received several media inquiries and inquiries from other organizations wondering about sharing our policy with their clients. Read more

18Nov/20

Do you want to tend to the lovely-crazy-tender amazingness that is the ‘bino?

SEEKING NEW OWNERS!

Send some love to HB if you ever thought “I don’t know what I would have done without the ‘bino” – we hear it over and over, and it never fails to make us grateful to have been a part of such an amazing business.

In this day and age of ease and expediency and convenience, the fact that a humble mama-owned parenting business is still alive and kicking is REALLY freakin’ amazing.

Folks still thank us regularly for opening Happy Bambino – but the reality has always been that though we sparked the business, it’s grown into something so much larger than us mamas. Happy Bambino – with the help of amazing babies, parents, families, and community members – has grown a rich life of it’s own. Read more