They Make Half-Pint Happen!

Each one of the following organizations and businesses not only makes our community better, but they make Half-Pint a reality.  You’ll want to check out their postcards in your bags and their tables at the sale – there will be drawings, awesome coupons, and even activities for your kids!!! And when you are out in the community supporting these fine folks, be sure to say THANK YOU for all they do to make this great community resource available.



Attorney Heather E. Hazelwood is passionate about working with clients to help them plan for the future and manage life’s transitions. Many of her estate planning clients are families with young children and couples just before and after marriage. She also focuses on helping same-sex couples and non-traditional families ensure they enjoy the full extent of their rights!   She is offering a special deal for friends of Half-Pint so don’t delay!  You can also find her posting about family-related legal matters on facebook.

Swim East and West are making the water a safer place for over 23 years!  We have sung the praises of Swim East  and Swim West for years (and years and years), and are continuing to do so.  Only a few years into swimming, the eldest of our kids can be found doing backstroke the length of the pool and our youngests are on their way.  We’ve seen the magic first hand that turns a child that hates the water to one that is laughing and giggling all throughout class.   With so many places to swim in and around Madison, having a child who is safe around water is a must.   Their philosophy is to “provide all children, regardless of age, race, or special needs, the best aquatic experience, to teach the necessary skills to be safe in the water, to nurture a love of swimming, and to educate parents about water safety and the aquatic learning process.”

Forward Fertility is a forward thinking, nurse practitioner-owned business based in Madison, Wisconsin.  The mission of Forward Fertility is simple:  Help people who are building their families via egg donation, gestational surrogacy, embryo donation, or donor sperm and educate our community about these options. Help can look different to each person, so Forward Fertility customizes services, based on needs.

Happy Bambino, LLC – Madison’s premier place to get  quality pregnancy and parenting resources, safe, green, locally-made products and  caring, hands-on support  – from pre-conception through birth and beyond.  If you are pregnant or a new parent, HB is the place to go. Their parenting resources and groups are out of this world.  They personally helped me through some major breastfeeding struggles, introduced me to several of my bestest friends, and saved my wallet issues (which are great, mind you) with their JuJeBe line.  AND on top of this, they’ve been HUGE Half-Pint supporters and such good friends us and care so much about their community.


First Moments Photography – the official photographer of the Fall 2013 Half-Pint Resale, and specializes in capturing life’s intimate moments!   Our family had Danielle take our first family photos, and she even survived past my child screaming “NO PICTURES”, and gave us great results.


Hula-Frog – Fun things for Kids to Do.  Have you checked out Hulafrog yet?  Visit, subscribe to their newsletter for FREE and get their Our Pick emails & The Weekend Guide to find out about can’t miss activities, deals and events for families.  We love that they send us emails to remind us of fun happening around town.  Your kids will thank you for it!

Nicki’s Diapers is located on the west side of Madison, WI at 739 N. High Point Rd in Sauk Point Square (corner of Old Sauk and High Point next to the Alicia Ashman Madison Public Library).  We are very excited to offer the largest selection of cloth diapers, baby carriers, and breastfeeding supplies in Wisconsin. We also have free monthly classes such as Cloth Diapering 101 and Baby Wearing 101.

juscha logo by Alison

Attorney Juscha E. M. Robinson is your go-to local attorney (not to mention, our neighbor and friend, fellow Half-Pinter and mom!) for everything related to real estate.  It’s hard to know who to trust with such big (and often larger-than-life) decisions, but you can count on Juscha to help you with buying, selling (providing flat fee work for people working without agents), property agreements, options to purchase, land contracts, deeds, private financing documents, and foreclosures.  She prides herself on responsiveness, her quick turn around-time and flexibleness.

The Little Gym is building Self-Confidence in Children, One Humongous Grin at a Time!  Want to give your child the best start in life? That extra edge that will help them become well-rounded, well-adjusted adults? Research suggests that creative physical activity may be the key to fostering confident, successful kids. In other words, Serious Fun provides some serious benefits.

Midwest Clay Project provides a dynamic and inspirational place for people of all ages and abilities to learn about making things with clay!  We wrote this post about Midwest Clay Project years ago, because we -and our kids- loved them then – and we still love them now!  Also, don’t miss out on the handmade MCP Half-Pint mugs!

Blackbird Family Yoga was built with the whole family in mind. We offer a wide range of adult yoga classes (with quality, interactive childcare provided), prenatal yoga classes, postnatal/ yoga with baby, parent & child yoga, yoga classes for preschool, school age children and teens, and a family class for everyone at the same time!

Madison Area Midwives – This group of independent midwives provides prenatal, birth, and postpartum maternity care for women desiring to birth in their private homes. Madison and its surrounding areas are rich in maternity care options for childbearing families. Visit their website to see the home birth and hospital midwives currently practicing in Madison and the surrounding community.
Mother’s Milk Alliance – MMA is run by volunteer licensed midwives and community advocates dedicated to providing donor human milk to families in Dane County. MMA is an informed choice model of human milk sharing that facilitates donor lab testing, safety education, and health screening. This is free and local accessibility for infants up to 6 months of age.

Badgerland Jiu-Jitsu offers a wide variety of self-defense and physical fitness programs for adults and for kids!  Every class is a great cardiovascular workout. Everyone can learn the beautiful martial art style of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Vejvoda Photographics – Specializing in a variety of photography styles!  Her style ranges from traditional to modern, and she offers a variety of packages to suit your needs.

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream – making and selling over 110 flavors of Wisconsin’s finest super-premium ice cream. You want nutrition? Eat carrots.  Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream has been a long time supporter of Half-Pint Resale.  We think you should eat their icecream because they are such huge community supporters (but we know that you will eat it because it’s so unbelievably irresistible and delicious.

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