With all the gorgeous weather we’ve been having lately, hubby and I have been grilling a lot, and what better to go with burgers or steak tips on the BBQ than a great pasta salad? I’ve got a pretty good one to share with you all, my Auntie D shared it with me last summer, and it was an instant favorite at our house. (Even the 2-year-old will eat it). I’m telling you mamas, you must, must, must try this recipe!
So the end of the school year is approaching, and I am once again wracking my brain for teacher gift ideas. Between preschool and kindergarten, I’ve got 4 teachers to say thank you to, and I’d really like to stay away from pencil holders, mugs and candles. I mean, how many of those can one person have anyway?! So, here are my thoughts. Please feel free to comment and add your own, I’m sure there are lots of us that need a little inspiration!
Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Join artists, vendors, crafters and treasure collectors at the future site of The Hanson Children’s Museum for a Family Fun Craft Fair & Flea Market on Sunday May 23rd from 9am to 3pm. Bring the kids to take pictures with characters from Alice In Wonderland, dig for treasures, have their faces painted, watch a puppet show and spend time in the craft & field trip room! There will be door prizes, raffles, goodies and lots of fun!
The forecast this weekend looks promising, so why not spend an afternoon outside, eating good food, listening to music, and having fun at A Taste of Hingham! Sample food from dozens of Hingham restaurants, then cast your vote for best chowder, best ‘taste of the town’, best accompaniment, and the most delicious ice cream. Stroll with family and friends, enjoy live music on two stages, face-painting, shaped balloons, crafts for kids, and more! Enter free drawings, sign up for special events, and ride in a horse-drawn wagon from the corner of Main & South streets through the charming Downtown. It’s fun for the whole family!
Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live is coming to Boston! See Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, The Wonder Pets, and Ni Hao Kai-lan, hosted by Moose A. Moose and his pal Zee, for 6 performances at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston on May 22nd and 23rd. And now you can see the show for less! South Shore Mamas readers can Buy one ticket, get one FREE!
As a follow up to our post this week on the fabulous Mommies Who Shop spring events in the area, we are now offering our readers the chance to win a FREE pair of tickets (with swag) to the May 20th Mommies Who Shop event in Weston!
To enter this contest, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, using ‘MOMMIES WHO SHOP!’ as the subject line. Entries must be recieved by midnight on Monday, May 17th. Winner will recieve two tickets, with swag bags, to the Mommies Who Shop event on May 20th at Regis College in Weston. Enter now for your chance to win!
Are you expecting a little bundle of joy in the family soon and find yourself struggling with that tricky infant carseat base? Or maybe you’re upgrading to a new seat and you’re not so sure that you have installed it properly in the family vehicle? Stop by South Shore Hospital on Saturday, May 22nd between 9:30am – 1:30pm for their FREE Car Seat Safety Checkpoint.
If you find yourself stuck inside on a rainy day, or just need to keep the kids busy for an hour or so, check out this great first sewing project from Skip to My Lou. Materials needed: Foam craft sheets, yarn, a tiny hole punch, and a yarn needle. Modify the design a bit for the boys in your house by squaring up the sillouette and trading the flower for a truck or a sports ball!
What’s better than hanging out with a bunch of cool moms? What if you could eat, drink, shop, and get a mini-massage with them all in one big, glorious place?! Now that’s how shopping was meant to be…
Mommies Who Shop is a local shopping event where local, independent designers come and sell their products to moms. But it’s not just shopping, they have complimentary spa treatmetns, catered food and wine and some amazing raffle items benefitting Room to Grow. Mommies Who Shop features the “best of” in handcrafted, local designers for babies, kids, and their mamas too, a great girl’s night out!
A new children’s museum is scheduled to open in Hanson this Fall! The Hanson Children’s Museum will be a hands on history museum. There will be 17 exhibits designed to inspire children’s interest in American history! Kids can play and interact with Abe Lincoln on the Mt. Rushmore Climb, or hop into a roadster from the 50’s in their Fabulous 50’s Fantastic Rides exhibit! The museum will strive to connect Americans to their history by using play and family involvement.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for a little girl in your life, check out what’s going on at Fairytale Tutu’s. In addition to her custom tutus, (which are fantastic by the way, be sure to check them out), Kelly, founder and creative genius behind this local business, has some adorable items in the Fairytale Tutu’s online shop, including fairy wings, crayon aprons, and superhero capes!
You may remember my rantings last week about finding the perfect travel cup for my hot coffee. Well, imagine my excitement when I found out that my favorite cup has an iced-coffee sister! (brother? cousin? not sure of the right relative to use here). Anyway, Copco makes this very cool (sorry, no pun intended) Cold Beverage To Go cup, complete with screw-on top and straw. The price is right too, just $7.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. It doesn’t come in the rainbow of colors that my hot cup does, but basic brown is fine with me. Now I can make my iced coffee at home, and pretend I’ve just come back from the Dunkin drive through!