b"Whats New REVIEWC A L EO 20 VL EN3 2TSThe Ethical Mattress Co.Bryan Umiker387 Millburn AvenueMillburn973-250-6104ethicalmattress.comMaplewood resident Bryan Umiker has fi- March/ nally opened the store of his dreams: TheAprilEthical Mattress Co., located in downtown Millburn. Taking his 20 years of experience in the bedding industry, Umiker has created a spe- Maplewood Garden Clubcialty sleep store featuring mattresses, pillows and bedding made from certified organic and natural materials such as cotton, wool and naturalApril 37:30PM Mocktails: The Art of Nonalcoholic latex. Another plus? Theyre all made locally in New Jersey. For example,Mixology, Vanessa Young creates flavorful and he features beds from Shifman, a manufacturer of two-sided luxury mat- sophisticated nonalcoholic drinks perfect for tresses handmade in Newark, and also the Natural Dreams brand, aentertaining and everyday line of Greenguard certified mattresses made in North Brunswick that DETAILS The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood; Umiker says is comparable to brands such as Avocado and Naturepedic. maplewoodgardenclub.orgUmiker operates his business from five core principles: He only sells exceptionally well-made mattresses; all his products are from naturalMaplewood Memorial LibraryIdeas and sustainably-sourced materials; he recycles customers old mattressesFestivalrather than putting them in a landfill; he offers everyday-low pricesno phony discounts; and he ensures his sleep boutique is an inviting andApril 187PM Matthew Galkin, Director of the cozy space without high-pressure sales tactics. The store is open sevendocuseries Murder in Big Horndays a week; customers can also order online. April 197PM Audrey Rowe and Nancy Gagnier are given the Carol Buchanan AwardMindful Parenting with Sarah April 222PM NJ Tap Ensemble Eliza MinotSarah Schwartz April 24 7PM Amol Sinha, the executive director of the mindfulparentingwithsarah.com NJ ACLU discusses its impact and ongoing issuesmindfulparentingwithsarah@ April 25 7PM Eliza Minot is awarded the 9 thAnnual gmail.com Maplewood Library Literary AwardSarahSchwartz,alongtimepreschoolteacher,April 267PM Brothers Seth Abramson and Todd pridedherselfonbeingabletohandleyoungAbramson discuss their lives in music in Jazz vs. Rock Michelle Millerchildren with patience. But when it came to herApril 291PM Michelle Miller, author of Belonging: A own, she became frustrated that she was often reactive rather than mak- Daughters Search for Identity Through Loss and Loveing decisions from a place of calm; she also felt anxious and alone in herDETAILS 973-762-1688; maplewoodlibrary.org/ideas-festivalstruggles. An avid reader of parenting books and podcasts, Schwartz turned to Hunter Clarke-Field, author of Raising Good Humans, andSeton Hall Universitycreator of the Mindful Parenting method. Following the method out-lined by Clarke-Field allowed her to make positive change with herselfMarch 16-19 Thu & Sat 8PM , Sun2PM SHU Theatre and her relationship to her children. This led Schwartz to become certi- presents Que Nguyens play, She Kills Monstersfied as a Mindful Parenting teacher and launch Mindful Parenting with Sarah to help other moms and dads find a better way to parent. DETAILS Seton Hall University, Theatre, Bishop Dougherty University Center, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, 973-Schwartz offers a series of eight in-person and online classes that teach275-2790; events.shu.edu/event/24723-shu-theatre-presents-parents mindfulness meditation and communication skills so they canshe-kills-monstershave the space, calm, skills, and support needed to raise their childrenMarch 286:30PM Navigating the Rough Waters of while also caring for themselves. She credits adopting a mindfulnessSupply Chain in Todays World, Distinguished Lecture practice as key to staying grounded, and cites the importance of self- Seriescompassion and connection with others to create more ease in family life.DETAILS Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, 973-761-7950; shu.edu/business/distinguished-lecture-Whats New Review showcases new businesses in Maplewood and South Orange. series-in-business-analytics-and-supply-chain-management.cfm NavigatingFor details, please contact info@mattersmagazine.com. cont'd on p. 33 Rough Waters10/ matters magazine / hearth + home 2023"