Craft Night Comeback!

Save the date of September 30th for the first in a series of bi-monthly craft nights offered by one of our long-time members who also happens to be a craft pro. Time and location T.B.D.

What’s Happening in August

Summer Playground Dates

Wednesday, August 7 | 10 AM
Wednesday, August 12 | 6 PM

Members, please check the Meetup or the Newsletter for locations, and check the Meetup for updates in case of questionable weather.

Discussion: Ice Cream Social!

Wednesday, August 5 | Framingham

Come eat ice cream, relax, and connect with moms at Whitney Place. Bring your favorite household gadget. Last time we shared gadget ideas, some people ended up with a few new ones. We moms have such amazing ideas! Don’t have a cool gadget–bring a gag one, or just bring yourself. Please feel free to bring a friend who is interested in Mothers and More. Prospective members, this is a great event to attend to get a better sense of the group!

Mom’s Night Out/Dinner Night Out Two-Fer: Panera, then Target!

Monday, August 10 | Framingham

Calling all practical moms; this is the Mom’s Night Out for you! Picture this: we have a casual dinner at Panera, where all the calorie counts are posted, and then head over as a lively pack to Target for some back-to-school shopping without the kiddos. It’s a twofer! And you can use either one as the excuse to get out of the house.

Family Event: Ben Rudnick & Friends Concert

Wednesday, August 12 | Natick Common

Come on out for the last kids concert on Natick Common for the summer. Pack a dinner, watch the kids dance and sing, and meet some other Mothers and More families.

Book Group

Monday, August 24 | Framingham

We’ll be discussing The Girl on the Train.

Dinner Night Out: Oga’s Japanese Cuisine

Wednesday, August 26 | Framingham

Oga’s Japanese Cuisine is one of the few sushi restaurants that is Japanese-owned. Sushi master Toru Oga creates miniature tableaus on the plate and specials vary by month. The menu also offers cooked seafood and non-seafood options. Visit their website to find your pleasure.

New for this summer: Playdates!

Every week in July we have a playdate set up at a Framingham or Natick park or playground. They are scheduled for various times of day and various days of the week. Members, check the newsletter for details.

What’s Coming Up in August

Discussion: Ice Cream Social!

Wednesday, August 5 | Whitney Place

Come eat ice cream, relax and connect with moms at Whitney Place. Bring your favorite household gadget. Last me we shared gadget ideas, I ended up with a few new ones. We moms have such amazing ideas! Don’t have a cool gadget‐ bring a gag one (I think someone brought a teaspoon last time) or just bring yourself. Can’t wait to see you in August. Please feel free to bring a friend who is interested in mothers and more. Anyone who brings a friend will be entered, along with their friend, into a raffle to win a useful household gadget!

Mom’s Night Out: Two-fer: Panera, then Target!

Monday, August 10 | Framingham

Calling all practical moms; this is the Mom’s Night Out for you! Picture this: we have a casual dinner at Panera, where all the calorie counts are posted, and then head over as a lively pack to Target for some back‐to‐school shopping without the kiddos. It’s a two‐fer! And you can use either one as the excuse to get out of the house.

Family Event: Ben Rudnick & Friends Concert

Wednesday, August 12 | Natick Common

Come on out for the last kids concert on Natick Common for the summer. Pack a dinner, watch the kids dance and sing, and meet some other Mothers and More families.

Dinner Night Out: Oga’s Japanese Cuisine

Wednesday, August 26 | Natick

Oga’s Japanese Cuisine is one of few sushi restaurants that is Japanese owned. Sushi master Toru Oga creates miniature tableaus on the plate and specials vary by month. The menu also offers cooked seafood and non‐seafood opons.

What’s Happening in July

New! Summer Playground Play Dates!

Various Framingham and Natick parks

In July we have a playdate each week at a different playground, various days of the week and times of day, including early evening. Members, check the newsletter for specifics!

Family Event: Stacey Peasley Concert

Wednesday, July 15 | Natick Common

Pack a picnic or order a pizza and let the little ones rock out to the sounds of Stacey Peasley on Natick Common. Admit it, moms, you sing along to the songs as well! This annual favorite is sure to please. This is a popular, public event where M&M families arrive early to sit together.

Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Wednesday, July 15 | Panera, Framingham

Discussion: Women’s Self Defense

Thursday, July 16 | Whitney Place, Natick

Learn practical and effective self‐defense methods taught by instructor and 4th Dan Black Belt, Jeanne M. Donnelly, along with Erica Daloia, 2nd Dan Black Belt. Pre‐registraon is required as space is limited. Members pay a small fee to cover instrucon costs. Members, details will be posted to the Loop.

Dinner Night Out: Stone’s Public House

Monday, July 20 | Ashland

Blending an Irish‐American heritage with the newer concept of the Gastropub, Stone’s Public House offers scratch cooking and rustic charm. Whether you order the Fish n’ Chips or one of the many small plates, you will not be disappointed. For history buffs, Stone’s Public House also has a rich history including a ghastly tale that has kept between six and seven spirits roaming the inn for nearly 140 years.

Kids Event: Messy Play

Tuesday, July 21 | Member’s House

Come to my house for a morning of messy activities. Last year we finger painted with chocolate pudding and threw paint covered pasta at the fence! Everyone should wear clothes that can get messy! If your child is unsure about geng messy, please join us to enjoy the fenced in backyard and swing set.

Planning Meeting

Tuesday, July 28 | Location T.B.D.

Help us choose our chapter activities for September through November! Nosh included!

Mom’s Night Out: Wine Tasting

Friday, July 31 | Member’s House

Are you curious about different kinds of wine? Do you like wine and look for opportunies to try new ones? Do you basically have no clue about wine? Do you not drink wine but want to hang out and chat? If any of the above apply, then this event is for you! Join us for a relaxing, low key evening of wine tasting. There will be something for everyone ‐ from the novice to the well‐versed, from the low budget to the higher end (but not the very highest end, let’s be realistic!) And there will be non‐ alcoholic beverages and a fruity/fizzy mixed drink for those who wish to join us but don’t care for wine.

Diaper Drive Report

We delivered our diaper collection to two organizations, Birthright of Framingham and A Place to Turn in Natick. Kath King, Executive Director of Birthright, said, “Thank you so much for your efforts and for contacting Birthright for the donation. I’m sure all your members can appreciate how much our clients can use the diapers! We work with Moms through the continuum of their pregnancy with an emphasis on empowering them to become more connected with their communities so that they can better provide for their children in the future. However, diapers and wipes are so expensive that it is truly a gift whenever we can provide a little extra help.”

When we arrived at A Place to Turn, Donna, a volunteer receiving donations that morning, told us that they had just run out of size 2 diapers for the first time, so our two-plus boxes of size 2’s arrived in the nick of time!

June Recap

Even though it was a very busy month with the school year coming to a close, we still managed to get together for some great events. Our annual scavenger hunt was a highly organized, extremely fun night of laughs. A group went strawberry picking followed by a picnic lunch and there was a new member playdate which allowed current and new members to mingle while the children played. We hope to see you at an event soon!

Scavenger Hunt for Moms

Please join us for the Mothers & More 2015 Spring Scavenger Hunt, a tradition that really brings moms together. Teams will compete by completing tasks involving found items and destinations and group activities captured in photos and video all while racing against the clock. It is so much fun! Afterwards, scores are tallied while celebrating with food and drink and sharing laughs and stories.

We are hoping for up to 10 teams of 3-5 moms each. Form a team with your friends, or we will help you join a team.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015

Time:  5pm-9:30pm (hunt is from 6-8pm)

Starting and Ending Location: Whitney Place, 3 Vision Drive (just off Route 9 west), Natick. Free parking.

Cost: Free for members. $10 in advance for non-members via check or PayPal. Registration and payment deadline is May 24th. Special Promotion: Non-member participants can also join Mothers & More for $10 off.


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Questions?: Email Jennifer

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What’s Happening in May

Kids Activity: Top Secret Science

Mothers and More is pleased to host “America’s Spectacular Hands-On Educational Center” for an hour of exciting science experiments! Kids from Kindergarten– Grade 5 will participate in 4-6 experiments, with several take-home projects. After this engaging program, consider joining us while we “take the party” to Five Guys for a casual family dinner together.

Monthly Discussion Meeting Special Event: Babies Screening and Discussion

Framingham Public Library

More info

Kids Activity: Story Hour at the Bacon Free Library

Meet up at the historic Bacon Free Library for their Tuesday afternoon story hour. The story time here is flexible with the option to play with toys on one side of the small library for children too young or too antsy to sit for all the stories. A craft is offered after the books are read aloud. The BFL is part of the Minute Man system. After the library we can cross the street to get a coffee and snack at the Charles River Coffee House, or walk to the park by the dam “waterfall’ just below the library. Any age welcome, the stories are geared to ages 2.5 kindergarten. Fathers and other caretakers welcome!

Kids Activity: Little Gardeners!

Come over to a Member’s home in South Natick and plant your own yummy veggies or colorful flowers, take them home and watch them grow this summer. Seeds, soil, pots will be provided.

Annual Member Appreciation Night at the Melting Pot

It’s that time of year for our Annual Member Appreciation Night, a time to gather for socializing and recognizing our hard-working volunteers. This year’s night out will again feature dessert at the Melting Pot, a Mothers and More favorite for a “dip”liciously good time!

Dinner Night Out: Mexico City Taqueria

Please join us for a night of authentic Mexican fare cooked from scratch by a husband and wife team. From the Mexico City fajitas to the fish tacos to the enchiladas to the homemade salsas and guacamole, everything I’ve tried here has been delicious and fresh. The restaurant is very casual. Vegetarian options available. Check out the menu and the Boston Globe review. Hope to see you there!

Monthly Recap: March 2015

March included two family events (ice skating and dinner at Samba), a discussion about handling your stress and anger, a kids’ activity at Playtown Express as well as a DNO at Green Leaf. We hope to see you at a future event!!

–from the April Newsletter