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 include 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).
Mama K’s Aromatic Play Clay
What: Local mom and member of the Handmade Toy Alliance whips up batches of natural clay ($5-$24).
Why: It’s spiked with organic essential oils to calm your little beastie.
When: You knead it.
Where: Online at mamaks.etsy.com.
Seattle Children’s Boutique Sale
What: Eight stores (Sugarlump, Buggy) team up to offer deep discounts on clothing, books, toys, and gear.
Why: Tottini is offering 50 percent off bedding, furniture, and more, so be prepared to schlep home some serious finds.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 2719 E. Madison St. For more info, call 206-254-0400.
Parents’ Night Out
What: Pack a snack and drop your babe off for crafts, face painting, and other imaginative activities (ages 4 and up).
Why: Between playing dress-up and tons of storytelling, she won’t even know you’re gone.
When: Fri., 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Moonpaper Tent, 918 NE 64th St. To register, call 206-708-6741. Cost is $30 for the first child; $27 for siblings.