27 Aug

Lovely August Nights

Hi Everyone,

I love warm August evenings, so warm and comforting.   Has been a lovely summer, with friends visiting and a road trip to the mountains.   Now,  I’m gearing up for fall classes.  Looking forward to them.  Have scheduled a 3 week baby massage class starting in October.  Have been involved with infant massage research this summer, so looking forward to sharing this information with new and expectant parents.  Also, my book Sweet Baby Touch, a little handbook for guiding you in your first steps as you learn to massage your new baby is now available. Please get in touch with me to talk about your new baby and see if a class would be right for you !!

Take care

The happy baby playing with hands of mum

Sharon Melvin

16 Feb

Reading Out Loud!!

This week I started a baby massage class at the Strathcona County Library in Sherwood Park.  It had a great turnout, lots of interested moms and beautiful babies.    The library currently (for 2015) has a great campaign called “Read Aloud. Every Day!  This is a topic that happens to be near and dear to my heart.

When a good friend of mine had 2 very small children (one was 6 months old at the time) and needed someone to care for her children as she went back to work (teaching school), I suggested my that my mom would be perfect for the job.mother and little daughter on sunset Mom had retired recently but wasn’t quite ready to be not working, and the most important thing of all , She loved children!!!

We all got together for a visit and to talk about it, and it was decided, and so started a wonderful relationship between my mom and my friend’s children.  One of the things mom did every day was read, read and read aloud to them, a Lot!!!

Over the years since, my friend has often remarked on how valuable all that reading was for her kids.  How very much she appreciates that my mom did it!!!  She has thanked mom many times over the years.  You can visit my facebook page Sweet Baby Dream to get the link that will show you the campaign and studies that have been done on the value of reading out loud, yes every day!!!!

Take care, love your babies and I’ll be back soon

Sharon

17 Jun

New Website & eBook Announcement

This is my first blog on Sweet Baby Dream’s brand new website.  I think the  new website is fresh, updated and modern. Thank you to everyone involved in this project!!   It is a time of new beginnings!

Sweet Baby Touch

As well,  I have recently published an eBook called Sweet Baby Touch, The Infant Massage Book.  It is complementary to Sweet Baby Dream, The Infant Massage Video.  This book was a big project for me and a lot of people helped it come together, editing, graphics, formatting. Again, I thank everyone involved.  I loved writing this book, I got to share experiences from all the years I have taught baby massage!

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This photo is of a pair of very sweet twins who were recently in my baby massage class.  They are just now  becoming aware of each other.  In the photo, one is gently reaching out to and noticing his sleeping brother!   In class they were very considerate, one would get a massage as the other slept, and the next class , they would alternate!!!  So, they are a very good example, of how parents with twins can still get to a baby  massage class!

I will post again soon and thanks for stopping by.
Sharon Melvin