So, yesterday, while Sam was nodding off in the JetBlue terminal in San Diego waiting to catch his flight back to Boston, I ventured out with the girls into the misty darkness and went to Spouses Club. I haven't done anything like that for awhile. There were a good number of ladies present, as well as a few other children there, so Esra and Estelle were kept busy. But still, I did more chasing of them than participating in the meeting. However, I did go for a specific purpose: to suggest a charity for them to support this year and also give some ideas on fun activities to do next year, too. I gave my two cents and had a nice time. They are all great ladies and dedicated wives to their men in uniform. Anyway, they also asked for article submissions for the monthly newsletter. I thought I'd share what I came up with since it was fun to write about places that I go to happily and frequently.
Around Town by Peggy
I am not too earthy, but I am concerned about my health and the well-being of my family. So, lately I have been seeking out more organic and holistic products, buying local and supporting local businesses. Here are two places that I've discovered.
The first place, Treehugger Organics, is a fun and funky new salon. Located off of State Street in Downtown New London, this hip salon is run by a wife-husband team. They specialize in all-natural products, no chemicals and a great fun vibe. They even compost all the clipped hair at the end of they day! I love going there and chatting with Gina, the owner, about family, homeschooling (salon-schooling for her), farmer's markets, gardening, home design, IKEA, etc. They also have a fantastic boutique of local artisan soaps, hair products, plus Gina's custom-made baby slings and clothe diapers. You can even book an appointment online. Treehugger is truly down-to-earth. Check it out.
The next place, SE CT Therapy and Wellness Center, has greatly improved my oldest daughter's health, who was born with life-threatening birth defects and now has multiple delays and uses a wheelchair. If you are feeling like the NACC leaves too much to be desired, then fill-in the gaps with the Center's services offered in Uncasville, just up Route 32. This, too, is a family-owned venture run by a mother and her two sons. They provide both conventional Physical and Occupational therapy, as well as Cranio-Sacral therapy and other holistic therapies. My daughter participates in Cranio-Sacral therapy. What a difference it has made! She has regained more leg movement and sensation after six months of treatment. The Center also offers homeopathic and fish oil nutritional support. They also have a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, as well as a Massage Therapist. Even better yet, they take Tricare Prime and Tricare Standard! What's not to love?
Treehugger Organic Salon
13 Washington St, New London
SE CT Therapy and Wellness Center
303 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville