Shop and Sip and our 2nd annual Holiday Market

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

It’s time! The holidays are approaching. Not only can you support Baby Time, but you can also visit other local businesses in a one-stop shop! I hope to see you this week at Baby Time.

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Thursday, November 20th 7:30-9:30pm

The Daly Creek Winery & Bistro
Jamberry Nails with Patricia Dawn Clark
Pampered Chef with Lisa Klostermann
Usborne Books with Ruth Schroeder
31 Gifts with Jorie
Young Living Essential Oils with Elyce Lagerquist-Taylor
Perfectly Posh with Leila
Origami Owl with Kristen Mead




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Saturday, November 22, 2014 11am-4pm

+EAB Gallery and Gifts – Hand paintings, crochet items, and Homemade gifts
+B’s Bounty – Homemade Jams
+Drool Babies – baby carrier suck pads, taggie blankets, embroidered onsies, bibs, and burp cloths. Sewn by Shay of Drool Babies and embroidered by Janets Custom Embroidery.
+Sashay crochet scarves. Made by two young ladies. Proceeds will be donated to a charity (TBD)
+raisingroman – moccasins, diaper covers, scarves, stuffed toys, tutus, skirts, and more!
+Cedar Valley Homeschool Co-Op – Fair trade items and home-made gifts

Baby Time’s Awesome Consigners:
Always Lavender Thyme, Lavender Farm
Blessed Baby Design
Color Tonic
Fruit of the Womb Diapers
Osm Children’s Capes
Peppers Potty Pants
Rockin’ Rags
So Bow Designs



Baby Time Newsletter – Special Classes this week

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Check out the newsletter with the class information.

Right HERE!

Don’t get our Newsletter? Well, be sure to sign up on that link too! That way you don’t miss any of the announcements or sales. Speaking of Sales, if you’re a veteran, bring your Military ID with you this week for a special discount on your purchases. Only good through Saturday 11/15/14 and for all service members and their immediate family. I grew up as an Air Force brat and know the sacrifices we all made during peace and wartime. THANK YOU for your service!

Why shop local?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

It’s very simple, really. 



(Spend $100 with your local business and $73 stays in the community while only $43 stays with a non-local business. Shop online with a non-local business and $0 stays in the community.)

Local businesses provide a service directly to our community. When you shop local, whether it’s your morning coffee stop, a bookstore, or a baby item (yay Baby Time!) more of your dollar stays here!  You are directly helping your schools, local infrastructure, families and other local businesses. I love being able to offer products from other work at home moms too, that helps out community two-fold!

So stop by Wit’s End or Brewhemia, NewBo Books or Mystery Cat Books and then stop into Baby Time.

Use your dollar to change the world, one little shop like mine at a time.

Winners and Thanks for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

First of all – a big thanks for everyone who came out for our two fabulous events!

I hope you had as much fun as I did! Please click on the names and organizations below for more information on their businesses.

Thank you to:

Mackenzie and Renae for helping me out and being the best employees EVER!
Renae for making cupcakes
Lisa and Music on the Move for your free class and class donations
Kaleena and Dance with your Baby for your free class
David Wise for your donations
Wahneta Dimmer and Hands in Harmony
Betty Usher and the Therapeutic Collective
Color Tonic
Christina King with Mary Kay
Karissa Forde with Mary Kay
Thirsties Diapers
GroVia Diapers
Candi’s Cake Creations
Dr. Cuhel and The Spinal Corrective Center
Kris Crowther and JujuBelle
Joseph Wright with American Family Insurance
Amy Maurer and Music Together
Jungling Photography
The Corridor Birth Alliance
Dawn Clark with Jamberry Nails


Music on the Move FREE Session: Tim Schmitt & Susan Petersmith
Color Tonic Play Silk: Angie Hooper
Hands in Harmony Massage: Dianna Hamilton & Jamie Gibson
Therapeutic Collective Massage: Kaleena Marshall & Lizz Medlang
Night Lite Set and Book: Leslie Kung
Mary Kay Satin Hands and Gift Certificate: Sarah Kelley
Gorilla Stuffed Toy: Leah Carolan
Aura Cacia Set: Michelle Venteicher
Thirsties Package: Tim Schmitt
GroVia Package: Nicole Lerma
Baby Time $50 Gift Certificate: Jessica Reth-Linderwell
Baby Time $100 Gift Certificate: Lindsay Peterson


Winners – Please pick up your items by Saturday, October 25th!

So much thanks!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

I’m feeling super emotional today over my 2nd anniversary of my business, Baby Time. I started this shop out of my home with my online store and through prayer and serendipity I opened my brick and mortar just 8 months later. I’m not going to say it’s easy, nor an instant money maker – but I love it and feel like I’m furthering my calling as a doula and educator with my Baby Time business. Most of all I’m thankful for my husband and family who have been 100% supportive with all the hours, blood, sweat and tears shed over this dream of mine. And I’m humbled and teary over the support of my customers and community who have supported me over these last 2 (2 1/2) years.


Thank you!!!


If you’re local, please come over tonite for our VIP night 7-9pm or celebration on Saturday 11-4.

Boba Carriers and Wraps are restocked

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Boba at Baby TimeNot only are their favorites restocked, but there are new colors and styles! New wrap colors include Wildflower (printed wrap) and Sangria. New 4Gs are Wildflower, Slate and Moab. Get them while they last!

Back to our Fall/Winter hours

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Store hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm
Saturday 11am-4pm

As always, we have special evening hours after classes
We can also open by appointment! Just email Kristen or call/text the shop. 319-531-6401

August and September 2014! Wow!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

This is going to be a very busy few weeks! Have you seen the new Google Calendar linked to the page? Check it out and add the great events to your own calendar!  Looking for a doula? I also have spots open on my calendar (Kristen’s) and am taking birth clients starting in late November. What about the new “Let’s Talk About” series that Kristen is starting up. This is a chance to talk about some of the more taboo subjects that women have questions about.

Here is a breakdown of the schedule of events:

August (What’s left of it!)

28– Thursday 10am – Music on the Move


September 1–Monday 10am-12pm – Rally &

                                       Family day at Mercer Park in Iowa City

Please note Fall Hours:

10-3 Tues-Friday & 11-4 Saturday


4 – Thursday 10am – Music on the Move

  11:00am – American Family Insurance Info Session

  6:30pm – Let’s Talk About: Reusable Feminine Hygiene Products

  7:30pm – Basics of Essential Oils (Preregister for $15)

5 – Friday 6:30pm – Origami Owl Party

6 – Saturday 10am – Music on the Move

10 – Wednesday 10:30am Playgroup

11Thursday 10am – Music on the Move

18 – Thursday 10am – Music on the Move

                      6:30pm – Cloth Diapering Class

20 – Saturday 9:15am – Microbirth Movie Event @LADD Library

24 – Wednesday 10:30am – Play Group

25– Thursday 10am – Music on the Move

                    6:30pm – Let’s Talk About – Sex After Baby

26 – 10:15 and 11:15 Dance with Your Baby

27-28 –Sat-Sun 9am-5pm –Sacred Pregnancy Mini Retreat

                        At Hands in Harmony in Cedar Rapids                                                   

Back in business!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

We had a wonderful time on our vacation and got to see some of the beautiful sites of Northeast Iowa! Some of my family are from Strawberry Point and Elkader. And we headed out to Bellevue State Park to enjoy the views of the Mississippi and the Butterfly Garden!



I’m back to our summer hours 11:30-3 Tuesday-Friday and 11:30-5 on Saturdays. We are also shipping on our normal schedule too!  Restocks of Planet Wise, Best Bottoms and Imagine Baby are on the shelves. This week we’ll get GroVia (including the Limited Edition Prints), Osocozy and Snappis.

Thanks for letting me enjoy some time with my family and I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon at Baby Time!

July 2014 Schedule and Vacation dates!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Playdate – Join Mackenzie and friends for our playgroup on Thursday, July 17th at 11:15-12:15. This is great for all ages and follows Music on the Move!

Cloth Diapering – Thursday, July 17th from 6:30-7:30pm. Learn more about cloth diapering and how it can work in your family and budget! Register in-store on online. Only $5 and you will get a $5 certification to your first cloth diapering purchase!

Birth Doula(DONA) Workshop – Friday-Saturday July 18th-19th in the Baby Time Classroom. There are still 2 spots left, contact Kristen for more information!

VACATION – We’re taking a little break July 22-25* and Baby Time will be closed. Enjoy this time with your family; I know I will! *We will be open Saturday the 26th!

Sacred Pregnancy Open House – Thursday July 31st 7-9pm. All women, birth workers, pregnant mamas, or those looking for a most emotional and spiritual birth journey are welcome! Kristen will showcase a few activities that go on during the sacred pregnancy mini-retreats plus refreshments!