Are You Ready for Some Resale?

Both the Moms of Multiples and Half-Pint Resale are this weekend!

The 8th Semi-Annual Half-Pint Resale is Friday Sept. 9 – Saturday Sept. 10 at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street). Public sale runs Friday from 2 – 9 pm (volunteers and consigners get to shop in the morning) and again Saturday 9 am – 12 pm, followed by the Half-Price sale from 1 -5 pm.

For more information you can check out our recent blog post or visit the Half-Pint website.

The Mothers of Multiples Fall/Winter Resale is Saturday, September 10th at Keva in Middleton. Shopping is open to the public from 10 am – 12:30 pm with a $2 entrance fee.

Shoppers should arrive 1-2 hours before the event to Check-in (the earlier you arrive, the closer you are to the front of the line).

“Imagine over 100 sellers all in one spot selling boys and girls clothing sizes 0-16, shoes, baby equipment, maternity clothes, nursing items, strollers, car seats, videos, books, toys and many other items that will fit into a baby’s or child’s world! You do not have to have twins or triplets to shop as many of the items are sold individually. Don’t miss this resale event! We sell only high quality, gently used items at a fraction of the retail price.”

Go here for more information regarding the sale, including rules and guidelines. (no children are allowed at this sale)

And if this weekend isn’t enough, the Just Between Friends Fall Kids & Maternity Consignment Sale will be held at the end of this month! (more info on that next week)


Fall Half-Pint Resale – Sept. 9-10

The 8th Semi-Annual Half-Pint Resale is less than a month away! Half-Pint Resale takes place Friday Sept. 9 – Saturday Sept. 10 at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street). Public sale runs Friday from 2 – 9 pm (volunteers and consigners get to shop in the morning) and again Saturday 9 am – 12 pm, followed by the Half-Price sale from 1 -5 pm.

What is Half-Pint Resale?
Half-Pint Resale is a local, mother-run two-day children’s consignment sale held semi-annually in early spring and fall. Area families consign their gently used items, giving area families a unique, affordable way to purchase quality clothes sizes 0-7, toys and baby gear. Each sale ends with a half-price sale, which gives amazing deals on everything a family needs. The sale started in the spring of 2008 and has grown each year. In it’s third venue due to amazing growth, the sale features over 200 consignors each season. Area families love shopping at Half-Pint because they find amazing deals on high-quality fun items and consignors love it because they get big checks for items they no longer need! As one shopper said, “Christmas came early for this label crazy momma!”

You can find more information about the sale here. If you’re interested in volunteering or consigning, look here and here.

If you haven’t shopped Half-Pint before, make sure to look here to learn how to make the most of your time shopping at Half-Pint.

Atwood Summerfest July 30, 2011

Atwood Summerfest is this Saturday, July 30, from noon – 7 pm. 2000 and 2100 blocks of Atwood Avenue

Come to our local street festival where Atwood Avenue “from the Barrymore to Schenks Corners” becomes a party. People of all ages come to dance and listen to our live music stages, enjoy summer-y and ethnic foods, buy local and handmade goods, play games, make art and of course, have a cool beverage or two. Every year there’s something new. On a beautiful summer day, it’s great to celebrate the neighborhood.

Spring Half-Pint Resale – April 8-9

I am counting down the days until Friday, when the spring Half-Pint Resale starts! Half-Pint is my favorite place to find great clothes and toys for Milena. (Though admittedly my least favorite place to run into all my friends – since most of our kids wear the same size!) There’s always such a huge assortment of items – including baby carriers, cloth diapers, breastfeeding accessories and more!

Half-Pint Resale is this Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, at the Goodman Community Center. The public sale runs from 2 – 8 pm on Friday (no strollers from 2-5pm!) and continues from 8 am – noon on Saturday. Then, from 1 – 5 pm on Saturday, everything left is half price! (We have always found some amazing items during this part of the sale.)

For more detailed info regarding the sale, check out Half-Pint’s website.

If this is your first time shopping Half-Pint, take a moment to read how to make the most of your experience. Remember they accept cash and local checks only!

And be sure to fill out their great boy and girl cheat sheets before heading to the sale!

We’ll see you at Half-Pint!

And if you’re looking for more info on local resale, be sure to check out our “Thrifty Kiddos” posts!

Goodman Community Center

We’ve mentioned the Goodman Community Center on this blog a few times in passing, so we figured it was about time to really fill you in on everything that goes on there!

The mission of the Goodman Community Center is to:

– Help build a sense of community among neighborhood residents
– Provide opportunities for social activities, education, social development and nourishment to at-risk children
– Provide opportunities for social activities, education, social development, and nourishment to older adults
– Provide short-term emergency food relief
– Organize and sponsor community events for education, socializing and celebration
– Organize and offer volunteer opportunities
– Help community groups organize and seek assistance from government officials, businesses and social service agencies
– Provide space for individuals and groups to meet, learn and celebrate
– Provide information about community issues, people and events
– Refer people requesting assistance to appropriate individuals and agencies

And they do all of this in a variety of ways.

The center offers programming for both children and teens (as well as adults and seniors).

Their preschool program is a city accredited state licensed childcare that accepts full- and part-time enrollment for ages 30 months through 5 years. There is currently a wait list. For more information about the Center’s preschool programs, contact Ruth Blibo, Childcare Preschool Coordinator, or 241.1574 x237.

The center offers programs for elementary school children including afterschool childcare, recreational drop-in, and 4th & 5th grade socials. For more information about the Center’s programs for elementary school children, contact Angela Tortorice, Elementary School Age Program Director, or 241.1574 x235 or Tyrone Cratic, Athletic Director, or 241.1574 x270.

The Goodman Community Center offers programs for middle school youth designed to enhance their success at school, at home and in the community. Activities include separate afterschool programming for middle school girls and middle school boys, as well as drop-in recreation and socials. For more information about the Center’s programs for middle school children, contact Colleen Hayes, YRC Coordinator, or 241.1574 x260, Marcus Standford, Middle School Boy’s Coordinator, or 241.1574 x284 or Tyrone Cratic, Athletic Director, or 241.1574 x270.

High schooler drop-in activities include Teen Tutoring and Mentoring, MEDIAWORKS, and an Open Art Lab. They can also enroll in programs like TEEN (Teen Education and Employment Network) which offers workplace-based educational experiences to help young adults develop marketable skills.

The Lussier Teen Center is open after school for drop-in activities including video games, arcade games, music, computers with wireless access, free healthy snacks and a concession stand offering inexpensive snack foods. Staff are on hand at all times to provide a safe and friendly environment. No registration required.

Monday through Thursday / 3:00-7:30pm // Open for all Middle and High School students
Friday afternoons / 3:00-5:00pm // Open for Middle School students only
Friday evenings / 6:00-9:00pm // Open for games and special events
Saturdays / 1:00-5:00pm // Open for all Middle and High School students

The Loft inside the Lussier Teen Center offers a drug- and alcohol-free safe entertainment zone for youth ages 13-19. The Loft is equipped with state-of-the-art sound equipment, stage, dance floor, concession stand and game room. Local musicians and traveling bands bring their talents to the Loft stage on some Friday and Saturday nights. Visit for upcoming band schedules and admission prices or contact Call the Lussier Teen Center at 241.1574 x244 for information.

For more recreational activities for middle schoolers and teens, check out the MSCR classes offered at the Goodman Community Center.

You can find a list of activities for all the programs and more on the Goodman Community Center Calendar.

If you’re interested in helping support the center, there are a number of ways you can help, including donations and volunteering your time.

The Goodman Community Center is located at 149 Waubesa Street, Madison (241.1574).