The Downtown Shuffle

Hunter St.

Hunter St.

The business area pictured above just off Hunter Street is going to be a hopping spot over the next while with businesses on the move!

Old Wine Shoppe location

Old Wine Shoppe location

BE Catering is moving from 188 Hunter to the old Wine Shoppe location at 356 Charlotte Street, and is slated to open this Fall.

Birchbark Media is moving from the Charlotte Mews to the old Burrow location when Burrow moves to 242 Hunter Street.

Glow Maternity will be moving in November from their current location into the BE Catering space. This will allow Glow to grow its retail presence, be more accessible to the public, and still maintain their popular studio space for courses and workshops for expectant families in the Peterborough area.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Glow Maternity Hosting A Mama Market To Showcase Local Mama Artisans

Glow Maternity, who we recently had in the DBIA spotlight, are hosting a Mama Market this Saturday at their location at The Loft at 188 Hunter St. More deets in fancy poster below...


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Success in the small business world often depends on originality in the marketplace, or finding a need and filling a specific gap. On September 1, 2009, Shaunacy King did just that when she and her husband opened Glow Maternity, which is now located in The Loft at 188 Hunter St. under the big red awning.
Before opening their business, originally on George St, Shaunacy realized that there was a need in Peterborough for a maternity specific boutique and prenatal studio. So they put her idea to work and created what is now the only maternity and baby specific studio/boutique in the city.

While other stores might focus solely on retail and sales for the journey into parenthood, Glow Maternity offers an all-encompassing experience with classes, workshops and programs that take parents from pregnancy through the birthing process and into raising their newborns. The  cornerstone of Glow these past four years has been its motto and like-named prenatal course: BELLY, BIRTH AND BEYOND!
What separates Glow from other maternity stores is the studio space where they teach various classes and workshops with friendly, knowledgeable, qualified instructors. With courses and workshops focusing on both pre- and post-natal, the studio space is always busy! The Bellies, Birth and Beyond course is one of the area's most popular for soon-to-be parents, and their pre- and post-natal Yoga courses are also a big hit for the bonding and fitness aspect that it provides!
The retail boutique side of Glow Maternity, which now focuses on essentials and locally made items, covers a wide array of product options. Gently used maternity apparel under $20, muslin blankets, custom bedding, cloth diapers, nursing products and locally made carriers are a just a few of the many items available in their studio boutique. While they do sell mainstream brands, Glow has always placed an emphasis on Canadian and locally made goods produced by many people in and around our community. If the situation is right, they are happy to sell for other local entrepreneurs who don’t have the opportunity to sell out of their own stores!
An appealing aspect about the owner of this maternity business is that Shaunacy is also a mother of two and a Labour Doula who offers Birth Services to clients outside and within the actual shop! The passion that she has for helping parents during all stages of their parenting journey can be felt from the minute you walk into her visually appealing new space on Hunter St.
Being located in the tightknit small business community on Hunter St. has allowed Shaunacy to experience the amazing everyday feel of downtown Peterborough. She loves the sense of pride that the owners around her have for their businesses and appreciates the sense of loyalty they show to each other and to the customers she happily meets. It is because of all this that Glow Maternity takes part in a 3 for 1 Cloth Diaper Program which donates 1 cloth diaper for every 3 sold to families who desire them but can’t essentially afford them.

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For more on Glow Maternity, go to:

Facebook: Glow Maternity
Phone: (705) 874-6673
Twitter: @GlowMatStudio

For more on Downtown Peterborough and the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), click here.

By Aaron Elliott

PtboPics: Author Ann Douglas At The Mother Of All Book Launches At Glow Maternity

Last night at Glow Maternity, Peterborough's Ann Douglas (a contributor to PtboCanada) launched her completely revised and updated edition of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books.

The first copy of the new book being signed

Ann Douglas (pictured at right) discussing her new book


[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Glow Maternity Hosting New Weekly Meet-Up "Moms Helping Moms"

Starting this Wednesday (April 13th), Glow Maternity will be hosting a casual weekly meet-up facilitated by two moms—Desiree, a labour doula, and Kim, a holistic nutritionist specializing in moms and babies.

If you’re a new mom looking to connect with other local mothers, pregnant and full of questions, or an experienced mama with knowledge to share, then this is the place for you!

"Moms Helping Moms" is all about connecting with other mothers in a relaxed environment, supporting each other and enjoying your babies! Join Desiree (pictured at left) and Kim (pictured below) every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to discuss whatever may be on your mind—from breastfeeding to babywearing, starting solids, sleep, cloth diapering, health and nutrition, taking care of mom and beyond.

Babies and tots welcome, and snacks and tea are provided! Call Glow Maternity at 705.775.4569 to register for this FREE group, or visit in person at 382 George Street North, just south of Hunter Street. Drop-ins welcome!

You can also join the new Moms Helping Moms on Facebook!

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Desiree Fawn]

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