Resources for Families & Kids

For Parents

barre.[d] studio in Charlotteville offers 45-60min dynamic group fitness classes designed to create long lean muscles, keeping each one challenging, balancing, and toning for your best workout. promise. Derived from Lotte Berk’s barre techniques, barre.[d] incorporates extensive high rep strength training for a total body workout yet keeping the flow low impact, balancing isometric with full-range movements, and adds a bit of a cardio kick to each class. an environment encouraging clients find balance in every breath and strength in their own body. Our studio also offers childcare for selected classes throughout the week! check us out online for schedules.


Earth Mama® believes in the natural process of birth, and the healing power of nature. Our mission is to provide safe, herbal alternatives for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and babies of all ages, and to help educate people about traditional plant medicine and safe personal care. We manufacture natural and organic products that work, combining generations of women's wisdom and traditional plant medicine with the safety and assurances of contemporary evidence based research. If it doesn't measure up to Mama's standards, it doesn't leave the building. 

SmartyPants is the leading all-in-one gummy vitamin that combines the RDI for Vitamin D plus Omega 3 and a full multi, using the best forms of these ingredients. We're available on Amazon, and at Walgreens, Whole Foods, and other leading retailers around the US. For every bottle of SmartyPants Vitamins you buy, SmartyPants helps expectant moms and kids here and abroad through our one-for-one matching nutrient grant with our partners at Vitamin Angels.

Certified Natural & Organic Baby & Kids Products. Baby Oil, Diaper Cream, and Baby Sunscreens. Safe, effective and soothing organic products for babies and kids.



Happy Family is a mom-founded and operated premium organic food company that’s changed the way we feed our children. 


A Parent's Guide to First Aid by David Patterson.


CareLuLu is the easiest way to find a daycare or preschool that fits your family's specific needs! Our personalized search, detailed daycare profiles with tuition rates and photos, and verified parent reviews make it easy for parents to find safe and affordable child care. Best of all, it’s free!



Momme Meals provides delectably healthy organic foods specifically designed for pregnant and nursing moms, but excellent for the whole family! From the door step delivery of our frozen creations to our new line of allergen-friendly energy snacks available nationwide, momme meals’ works hard to bring you and your family  healthy foods you can trust that taste out-of-this-world delicious.


The Joy Troupe NOVA Moms & Playgroup has been bringing families together since 2007! Remember when you were a kid, and your mom could walk out the back door and run over to a neighbor's house and visit with another mom, and there were always kids nearby to play with? Well, welcome to our neighborhood! We are looking forward to meeting you. (Also check out their Mamapreneur Directory!)


Hush Little Baby provides newborn care services in the Washington, D.C,  Northern Virginia, Maryland areas.


Baby Boot Camp (Charlottesville & NoVA) is an exercise program to help moms get back into pre-pregnancy shape!  Classes combine cardio, strength, and core exercises and keep the babies and toddlers entertained throughout with singing, counting, bubbles, and movement! First class is free--get a workout, make friends, and have fun with your baby!


At Bend, we serve the unique needs of children through playful and exciting exercises, while also providing instruction for the needs of their families. We offer yoga classes for children 6 weeks to 18 years of age, expecting and new mothers, and the whole family in a non-competitive and stress-free atmosphere.


Hazel Beauty Bar is a family-friendly cozy shop located next to Spudnuts Donuts. The owner and stylist is Leslie Lowry, and she feels like she is living the dream with her job. Everyone is welcome at this charming, laid back shop.


Fuel Center, LLC (Family Unity through Enrichment and Learning) is an empowering family coaching program designed for the typical family that is experiencing adolescent growing pains and want help and encouragement navigating this ever-changing, frequently frustrating developmental stage


Let Mommy Sleep provides overnight care to newborns and education to their families for care up to 4 months.


SleepWell Sleep Solutions is owned by NoVA mom Michelle Winters. Michelle is a Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Certified Greenproofer. Michelle will work with you to implement a plan that will have your child sleeping!  She uses various methods to help your child learn how to fall asleep on their own, without leaving them to cry it out all by themselves.


Here Wee Grown Again is Charlottesville's premiere children's consignment sale. The huge sale is held bi-annually, in the Spring and Fall, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. 


"Love and Learn" with Bon Secours offers more classes for pregnancy, birth and parenting than any other health system in Virginia- we want you to have all the information you need to be successful as a new parent! Whether it's birthing options, yoga, Pilates, decorating a nursery or baby proofing your home, we offer all the classes you want with locations throughout Central and Eastern Virginia. Click here to learn more.