April showers bring May flowers!
Happy April from TSSM
Don’t forget to check out our calendar for some fun events not only this weekend, but for the upcoming month!
including an April vacation day camp!
Check out this super yummy Brown Butter Soda Bread, to add to your breakfast! It was a family favorite at my St. Patrick’s Day dinner table, and requested for Easter brunch as well!
for the bread:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup dried currants
1 egg white, beaten
for the honey butter:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1 or 2 shakes of ground cinnamon
Have you seen this week’s Meet a Mom?
Courtney grew up in New York, right outside NYC. She attended Boston College which is where she met her husband, Tommy. They are now raising their family in Maryland where Tommy is originally from. Courtney and Tommy have three beautiful children, Hailey (8), Tommy (7), and Maddie (5).
We had the opportunity to chat with Courtney about being a mom and her great company, Toggles for Goggles! Be sure to check out the full article here, and to order your kiddos a pair for the perfect easter basket treat!
We were also able to talk to another busy mom this week…
Getting to Know: Kristin Cavallari
After Kristin Cavallari first found fame on Laguna Beach in 2004, she went on to star on The Hills, and then parlayed reality stardom into other career opportunities, including several clothing, jewelry and shoe lines (her most recent include Uncommon James and children’s line Little James). She also published two books, an autobiography and a cookbook. On the way, she’s married former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler and had three kids, including two sons (5 and 4) and a daughter (2). Now, she’s executing producing her own reality show, Very Cavallari, which airs Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT and 9 pm CST on E!, and documents her life as a businesswoman, wife and mom in Nashville (although her children are not featured regularly). We spoke to Kristin about her decision to reenter reality TV, what she thinks of The Hills reboot, the future of her businesses and more.
TSSM’s has a GREAT “How To” Guide for you this week!
How To: Raise a Reader
We all know how important reading to kids is for their literacy, but what do you do if your children—particularly school age and older—aren’t naturally eager readers? We spoke to New York Times-bestselling author Michael Northrop, who has penned thirteen books, including a middle-grade adventure series, TombQuest, a YA survival tale, Trapped,about how to engage children in books, particularly beyond the baby years.
Incase you missed last week…
Check out our fun Getaway Guide to Montreal and Quebec City!
Looking for a cozy weekend getaway? Look no further! Montreal and Quebec City, both close enough for a fun road trip as well, are the perfect locations for you! These quaint cities offer the most picturesque views and cathedrals as well as some delicious dinner spots for you and your significant other!
Meet the Mom’s Behind: The Guest House
The Guesthouse is downtown Hingham and is a unique (and brilliant) idea where locals can reach and experience brands that we otherwise don’t have around town. I’m excited to share with you a bit more about the ladies behind this space.
Busy week? Hope you didn’t miss these posts!
Meet a Moms are always a huge hit.
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