Happy Friday! Long week, huh? A lot of indoor play and skipping naps around here. More importantly, a lot of sad news around the globe. To cheer up, we thought we would start the weekend off with some happy words…

We are finally expecting some sunshine this weekend with temperatures in the low 70’s. Be sure to get outside and enjoy some fresh air!

Around town:

Visit the Children’s Craft Market of Hingham this Saturday. Try out Ladies Farm Fitness. Head over to the Hingham Farmers Market. Take the kiddos to open barnyard at Weir River or Touch a Truck in Hingham. Shake to the music at the Scituate library or enjoy the races at this year’s duck derby in Marshfield. It is also a perfect weekend to visit Sauchuk’s corn maze!

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

Retail Therapy

Target for the win! We hit up Target this week for some essentials and some not-so-essentials but more like fun-to-haves 🙂 These target toys are all on super sale (all under $20). Buy some and lock them away for a rainy day or for that birthday party you forgot all about until the very last minute.

Barnyard Floor Puzzle 

Dry Erase Tote To Go

Scrabble 

…and if shopping for apparel or accessories, get free shipping if you spend $35 or more. Target, you’re a gem. Lastly, add a donation to that shopping list. Every penny helps: Learn more and donate here.

Around the Web

This week we wanted to share a very helpful article from The New York Times. The Guide to Modern Parenting was extremely informative and provoked a conversation within our home. Grab a glass of wine and read through each topic. Chat it over with your partner or friends. Think about your practices and how you are nailing it as a parent or how you can improve. One of the hardest parts of parenting is holding up a mirror and figuring out what is working and what is not. It’s not an easy job, and while we are doing the best we can, a little guidance and advice is always welcome (unless it is unsolicited and coming from the mom at the park with the perfect blow out and manicure, whose kids look like they fell out of a catalogue and like to snack on celery and kale chips).

We hope you have a chance to read it, skim it or save it for another quiet moment. The NYT article touches on topics such as sleep, food, discipline and much much more. Our job is to essentially civilize these little creatures and guide the bigger ones. We are setting off this weekend to continue to provide a loving yet more structured environment, and to expand their range of foods to taste and try, to limit screen time and provide balance without overscheduling, and to emphasize a growth mindset while modeling assertion and confidence. Sounds like an easy task, huh?

 

Enjoy the first weekend of Fall (and your pumpkin spice latte)!

 

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