There comes a point in every mom’s day when she can choose either to whine about how she never has any time for herself or woman up and pour herself a drink.
The California Wine Club is betting you’ll decide to release all that bottled-up tension with a glass of wine. Subscribe to the Wine Moms Series and each month two lovely bottles of limited-production, award-winning vino will be chosen specifically with you in mind. Deliveries includes bottle notes from Momswhoneedwine.com, recipe cards for food pairings, and a link to succinct video intros from wine coach (and mom) Laurie Forster.
You can get two reds, two whites, or one of each. And though you might be wondering if all the mommy branding is just a gimmick to get you to buy, when you’re quietly enjoying that 2005 Sangiovese Il Palio after bedtime, you really won’t care.
Available online at cawineclub.com. Monthly membership, $49 (includes shipping and handling).
Philadelphia Infant Massage Classes
What: Learn strokes that are great for bonding with your babe.
Why: Unhurried sessions (private or group) means everyone leaves relaxed.
When: By appt.
Where: Private lessons are given at your house or a suitable venue (chosen by you) for a group. For info, call 215-939-5291 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost varies by number of participants.
Oops That’s Art Toys
What: Members of the Handmade Toy Alliance, a couple of local ladies and one husband whip up dinos, duckies, and other wooden critters on wheels ($5-$12).
Why: Sayonora, plastic; these babies are meant to last.
When: You’re ready to roll.
Where: Online at etsy.com.
What: Chalk drawing, potato printing, and other crafty fun at the all-day festival.
Why: See music and dance from around the globe without hopping on a plane.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. (215-922-3456). Admission is free.