Happy Friday! Looks like the sun will be peaking through this weekend. Let’s hope that snow melts (just in time for more snow next week….) Enjoy the beautiful weekend, TSSM!

Around town:

Kick off your weekend with toddler time at Starland or a craft and a story at Buttonwood.

Want to get outside for a run? Join the St. Patrick’s Day 5k! Celebrate the holiday with shamrocks and surfiest at Juniko. Be sure not to miss the Scituate St Patrick’s Day Parade!

In the Easter spirit? Get your photos taken with the Easter Bunny!

Looking to talk nutrition with your girls? Join dieticians from Brigham and Women’s for a special talk on the importance of breakfast.

 

For more details on all that is going on in and around the South Shore check out our calendar!

Lucky, you!

Do you cross your fingers? Knock on wood? Keep a penny in your pocket? Some people rub a Buddha belly, eat lucky charms for breakfast, or wear those lucky underwear. Did you know there are tons of ‘lucky’ traditions around the globe?

 

Lucky Little Things:

The Four Leaf Clover: a good luck charm in Ireland. But we all knew that…

The luck cat in Japan, Maneki Neko, brings good luck and fortune into your home with its waving paw.

In England, the horseshoe is good luck and you will often see it displayed over a door.

Feng Shui, anyone? The mystic knot in China, is created by tying together six infinity knots and represents never-ending good luck.

Acorns are considered good luck in Norway.

Frogs bring good look to those in Australia.

The ladybug is a symbol of good luck worldwide!

 

Lucky Traditions:

In Spain and Latin America, on NYE, you must eat 12 grapes, one for good luck each month of the year.

If a bird poops on you, in Russia they believe its symbolic of good luck to come!

Cross your fingers. This tradition dates back to early Christianity, where people in Rome used this gesture to replicate the cross.

Knocking on wood protects from bad luck, which originated in Germany.

Know someone getting married? Tell them to put a penny in their shoes. In the Victorian Era in Europe this brought newlyweds luck and prosperity.

Tough day with the kiddos? It’s ok, call them names under your breath. In China, insulting your baby is a superstition they believe tricks evil spirits into thinking that it is not a baby and the evil spirit will leave the baby alone. Hmmm…. We’ll go with it.

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Busy week? Hope you didn’t miss these posts!

Shop Green! Get your green on for St. Patrick’s Day! Always a good idea to add some color to your closet.

Promote early literacy skills, by Guest Blogger Abigail Sullivan.

Looking for a delicious recipe? Check out our favorite chicken pot pie.

Tired of your winter coat? Me too. Start shopping the Spring Trends today!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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