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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A chance to win an outfit and photography session!

Do you have a daughter, granddaughter, or niece between the ages of 2-8? Would you like a chance to win a beautiful outfit designed by one of the leading local children's designers, The Measure ( Would you also like to win a FREE mini session from Cloutier Photography (, with a print package of two 5x7, four 4x6, & eight wallets?

To enter, email Lauren a photo of your child along with a location you would like her photographed and the name of the outfit you wish to win at Winner will be announced on 8/31.

Make sure you check out The Measure 's Etsy store for selections and liking her FB page would be nice too!


Leeny & the Eeny Meenys and a Giveaway

The Carver Music Boosters proudly present Leeny & The Eeny Meenys, the first-ever children's music act featured at their summer concert series! Head on down to Shurtleff Park in Carver  (across from the Town Hall) on Sunday, August 28th to enjoy the music…fun for the whole family!  They will have 2 sets from 2-4pm, each one running about 40 minutes.  The Carver Farmers Market will also be in the park from 12-4pm…support the local vendors!

Leeny (aka Ilene Altman) is a Parents' Choice Award-winning children's music artist based in Gloucester, MA. Her concerts are interactive, high energy, and geared toward audience participation. Leeny's catchy, funny, and sweet songs cover topics like ladybugs and penguins and dogs (oh my!), good behavior, shyness, growing up, sharing, family, and seat belt safety.

You can view the event on facebook here.  And while you’re there, “like” the Leeny & Tamara page!  To get you excited for the upcoming show, we are giving away some CD’s:  "Sharing the Same Stars" by Leeny and Tamara, and "Be Nice" by Leeny and Steve.  Leave a comment on this blog post (not on facebook) by August 24th and you could be the winner of a CD…we’re giving away 2 of each title.  =))  Make sure you leave an email so I can get in touch with you if you win.  Good luck!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Learn to Camp!

If you aren’t a camper but want to learn more about camping with your family…this workshop is for you! You will learn fishing, canoeing, hiking and meals are provided!  They will even loan you tents and sleeping bags!    Cost is $30 per person .  Click on the registration page for more info.

August 13 & 14 -- Outdoors Camping Family Weekend, Carver -- Outdoors Family Camping Weekend is focused on learning a variety of skills for a lifetime of outdoor recreation. Designed primarily for families of all kinds, (bring your grandchild, niece or nephew!) it is a great opportunity if you are a beginning camping family who wants to learn about camping or improve your skills, you would like to try some new family activities or you enjoy the company of like-minded families. This workshop, to be held atMyles Standish State Forest is a joint partnership between the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and theDepartment of Conservation and Recreation. No prior outdoor experience is necessary, this weekend is especially designed for families new to camping. We will focus on learning basic camping and recreation skills to help you and your family to enjoy the outdoors. Sign up now, deadline is August 5!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Daycare costs…looking to interview families

Received an email from Nancy at the Patriot Ledger…she’s looking to interview people for a story she’s working on.  Please read below and contact her if you’re willing to share your story.

I've been reaching out to local people connected with the local parenting community for help on a story.

I'm writing about the soaring cost of daycare in Massachusetts. I have plenty of data about just how expensive it is, but I want to talk to local families dealing with the price tag.

Would you be able to help connect me with parents? I'm looking for people who live on the South Shore and would be willing to talk to me about how much they pay for childcare -- daycare, nanny, etc -- and how they budget for it.

I'm also looking for families where one parent doesn't work and stays home because childcare is too expensive. I've heard stories about how many moms decide that their salary just isn't worth it, when most of it would go toward daycare, anyway.

If you know anyone like this who would feel comfortable sharing their story with me, I'd love your help finding out who they are.

I would need to speak with them in the next week, and a phone interview would be fine. You can reach me at this email or at 617-367-7699. Thank you!

Nancy Reardon Stewart


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Check us out on Facebook

Hello readers!  I’ve been quite a slacker updating this blog.  I tend to post more regularly to the South Shore Kids facebook page so please come “like” us and follow us there!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Nature Adventures Summer Day Camp

South Shore Natural Science Center is having an open house on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-2pm so you can learn about their summer camp program. 

There is 1/2 day camp for younger campers, ages 3 through Grade 2 and 1/2 and full day camps for campers entering grades 3 through 6.  For more info, download their camp brochure or contact Emily at 781-659-2559 x218.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a free concert

The Hanson Children’s Museum is celebrating Earth Day with a free concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band on Saturday, April 30th from 1-4 at the Hanson Town Hall Green.  (Raindate is May 1st)

There will also be lots of fun for the kids….face painting, tattoos, rock painting, games, raffles and more!  Mark your calendars!

Check out their website for more information.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Swimming Lessons for the under 4 crowd…

Come meet Tim Gaudreau of "Swim with Tim" at a FREE open Swim this Friday at 10 and 10:30am at the Plymouth Bay Inn & Suites in Kingston.  Space is limited and if you are interested, you must email Chris at asap to reserve your spot….

Although Tim teaches kids of all ages, this open house is intended for parents and their children under the age of 4.  The program will consist of songs and water adjustment for the kids and Tim will show us how to properly hold our kids in the water etc.  Please bring your child's favorite bath toy that floats and is small.  The water will be set at around 86 degrees!  Ooohhh Ahhhh!

Please plan to arrive on time and have your child ready to go in swim diapers.  Please no regular "pampers"-they destroy the filtration systems.  Parents with multiple Children MUST bring additional adults.  IE - there must be 1 adult per child in the pool.
The Swim open House is limited to 8 Child/parent pairs so if your plans change, please update your RSVP.

Tim is the owner and head coach of the Dolphins Swim Club, a recreational swim team, as well as a Certified Stroke Technician through the American Swim Coaches Association.  He is also a Red Cross instructor with over 25 years experience.  Instructor in Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor course(WSI).  Instructor Trainer in Lifeguarding and WSI, CPR,First Aid Certified Pool Operator(CPO).  Tim lives in Norwell with his wife and 4 kids.

After the Swim Open House - you can sign your child up for Swim Classes.  The Cost is $15/wk (1 class) or $25/wk (2 classes) and goes in 8 wk sessions.  Class size is limited to 8 child/parent pairs.  Additional Classes and programs are available including private, semi private, and  group lessons for older children.
For additional information on Tim's programs, please email  Remember, to sign up….you must email Chris at asap to reserve your spot! 


Monday, April 18, 2011

Weymouth Carnival

The Town of Weymouth Services is sponsoring the “Weymouth Carnival” from Wednesday, April 20th through Sunday, April 24th at Weymouth High School, 1 Wildcat Way, South Weymouth, MA 02190.

The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food. Featured rides this year include the Freakout, Starship Exodus, and the Arctic Blast along with many more exciting carnival rides.

Discount ride promotions are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2pm-6pm or 6pm-close, and Sunday 12Noon – 5pm. Purchase a wristband with a discount coupon for $17.00 and ride unlimited rides. Discount coupons can be picked up at area merchants. Additional discounts can be found at

The Weymouth Carnival opens weekdays at 2:00PM, Saturday & Sunday at Noon.

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Town of Weymouth.


Friday, April 15, 2011

DCR’s April Vacation Park Passport Challenge!

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation invites families across the Commonwealth to download their passport and join the April Vacation Passport Challenge!

During school vacation week, April 16 through April 24, DCR is offering special programs in the parks and a special Park Passport opportunity. Visit five or more Passport Parks in a designated region during vacation week – OR - Join a “Park Serve”* event anywhere statewide and visit four Passport Parks in a designated region, stamp your passport, and receive a free passport T-shirt. The T-shirts, available while supplies last, can be picked up at designated regional offices by May 2nd.  (*Park Serve participants collect a specialized Park Serve sticker at their event.)

For more information, visit their website


Monday, April 11, 2011

Choose your place and paint some pottery over April Vacation!

Lots of choices for April Vacation camp if your child would like to paint some pottery!


South Shore Pottery in Abington:

Limited to 6 painters per day. Paint two pieces of pottery each day. Additional activities may include mosaics.

Please bring lunch and snacks.

Hours 10am to 4pm

1 full day    $45
2 full days  $75
3 full days  $115
4 full days  $155
5 full days  $190

Signups required. A non refundable deposit of $20 per day holds your spot.  781-871-PYOP


Expressions in Duxbury:

Easter Plate Workshop:  10:45am – 12pm
Paint a special Easter Plate!  Pieces will be ready by Easter.
Ages 6 – 14 (drop- off class). $20+tax/person
Glass Fusing:   1pm – 2:15pm
Make your own glass plate or bowl! Ages 7 – 15 (drop-off class). $25+tax/person
Painting Workshop:   10:15am – 11:30am
Choose from our special selection of Easter pieces, animals, boxes, banks, plates,
bowls or mugs! Ages 6 – 15 (drop-off class). $20+tax/person
Beading:   1pm – 2:15pm
Make your own beaded necklace! Ages 7 – 14 (drop- off class). $22+tax/person
Beading:   10:15am – 11:30am
Make your own beaded necklace! Ages 7 – 14 (drop- off class). $22+tax/person
Bubble painting:   1pm – 2:15pm
Our most popular technique class! Ages 6 – 14 (drop- off class). $20+tax/person
Glass Fusing:  10:15am – 11:30am
Make your own glass plate or bowl! Ages 7 – 15 (drop-off class). $25+tax/person
Bubble painting:   1pm – 2:15pm
Our most popular technique class! Ages 6 – 14 (drop- off class). $20+tax/person

RSVP  781-934-8122


Claychick in Plymouth:

Tuesday April 19- "Feed Me": Design a personalized plate using stamps, stencils, or paper punches!

Thursday April 21- "Peace Out": Choose from a peace bank, a peace plaque, or a peace box!

Saturday April 23- "Bedroom Make-Over": Choose from an outlet cover & switchplate or a funky name plate to decorate your room!

10-11:30 am

Just $20 per painter, 10 painters per workshop

Drop off ages 8+

**Must RSVP 508-746-8296


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Green Earth Festival

The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is having a great family event on Sunday, April 17th from 11-4.  The Green Earth Festival will demonstrate ways to a greener life thru eco-landscaping, composting, recycling, organic gardening, solar energy and more.  There will be kids crafts & games, entertainment, nature walks, live animals and so much more!  (All activities will be under cover or indoors should there be rain)

You can also check out the EcoZone while you are there, which is an interactive exhibit that showcases the ecosystems of southeastern Massachusetts.

Admission is $5 per adult, $3 per child aged 2-15.  Maximum is $20 per family and admission includes all activities!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kids stuff at the Mill Stores

During April vacation on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 20th, the Mill Stores will supply free paint and brushes for the kids to decorate a birdhouse when you purchase it at $4.88.  All stores from 12-3pm.

Also… This Saturday, April 9th and Saturday, April 23rd from 12-2, kids will get 2 free wooden Easter Eggs to paint and take home.

Click here to find the Mill Stores closest to you!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun Easter Coupons

The past few years, I’ve printed these coupons and put them in the kids plastic eggs for their egg hunt.   The coupons are good for things like “Have Dessert Tonight” and “Choose a move rental, with popcorn”.  Very simple but the kids love getting & redeeming them!  Great way to get away from candy as well!

I’m putting them up here for you to click on the picture and print if you’d like to use them!

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Added some blank ones so you can make up your own!

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Tip Junkie handmade projects

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Petite Repeats Sale

Petite Repeats, a Cape Cod children's consignment event business is having their annual sale on Saturday, April 30th from 9am to 3pm.  Many items will be half off starting at 1pm!  They are also in need of volunteers  as well.  A great way to start your spring cleaning while making some money with clothes that no longer fit the kids!

Petite Repeats is offering our readers free consignor registration through April 15! (An $8 Value). Offer Expires April 15, 2011, enter "South Shore Kids" in the referral/source field during the online registration process to receive this offer.

The Petite Repeats spring event will take place in Falmouth at the PAL Community Center on Brick Kiln Road.  See their website for details.

Don’t forget to “like” them on facebook too!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Great Scituate Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 2, 12pm-8pm
The Great Scituate Scavenger Hunt is a non-traditional fundraiser that will benefit the Scituate Fire Department as well as many other local organizations. Teams of four will attempt to complete as many challenges as possible with the goal of scoring the highest point total. Each challenge is assigned a point value based on difficulty. The tasks with the highest point values will involve an act of community service benefiting a local charitable organization, ie. the Scituate Food Pantry. Teams will document each challenge using a digital camera and are responsible for uploading their images by the designated end time. At the end of the scavenger hunt, a panel of judges will tally the points and determine a winner. Each member of the winning team will win a 16GB iPad. These iPads have been graciously donated for this event by local business owners. Scituate High School students can earn 8 hours of community service for participating in this event.
To register for this event, please visit our website:


Tummies 2 Teens Grand Opening

On Sunday, April 3rd from noon to 4pm, Tummies 2 Teens in Norwell is having their Grand Opening Celebration!  In addition to checking out their wonderful upscale consignment items, there will lots going on!  Hanson Children’s Museum will be having an activity tent for the kids.  There will also be face painting, raffles, free chair massages and free pizza for the kids!  Much more too!

Tummies 2 Teens is at 6 Grove Street in Norwell.  Check them out on Facebook for the most up to date information!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Lil’ Red Wagon Sale

Lil' Red Wagon Sale - Spring/Summer Children's Consignment Sale & Craft Event

When: Friday April 29th 7:00pm - 8:30pm & Saturday April 30th 9:00am - 2:00pm *Half Price Sale Starts at 12:00pm

Where: Lantana's, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph, MA 02368

Brief Description of Event:  Children's Consignment Sale and Craft Sale event, where you can find quality items for sale at reasonable prices -- all in one place!  Shop for new and gently used baby, kids and maternity clothing, shoes & accessories, toys, games, baby gear, nursery items, and so much more!!  Shop for unique handmade treasures and vendor merchandise!!

Sellers: Clean out your closets, earn up to 85%, and shop a great Pre-Sale!
Volunteers: Get first pick on thousands of items for the very best bargains at the Volunteer Pre-Sale. Get chances to win gift certificates!
Vendors and business: Share child and family related products and services and grow your businesses with our shoppers!
New Moms & Military Family: Shop early, before the sale opens to the public!

For more information about Lil' Red Wagon Sale and our Events you can go to

Don’t forget to “like” them on Facebook!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lots of Fun at Claychick (and new Storytimes)!

If you haven’t been over to Claychick in Plymouth…you’re missing out!  She’s got some great pieces to paint at very reasonable prices.  You pay for your piece plus $8 for shop time and materials.  I was just there painting a super cute Easter Bunny Candy Bowl…can’t wait to get it back!

IMG_3472I had my daughters birthday party at Claychick a few weeks ago…can’t recommend it enough!  Cost is $75 plus the cost of the pieces you select for the guests to paint.  You get 1.5 hours of time for painting, cake, presents etc.  For more party info and specific times, check her website.  Chickie is fabulous with the kids!

And speaking of kids…Claychick has some awesome Storytimes coming up.  They are the first Thursday of the month from 10am til 11:15am and your kids can listen to Chickie read and then paint a coordinating project.  Cookies & Juice will be served too!  Cost is $15 for the first child, $10 for siblings.  The April 7th book will be the Grouchy Ladybug.  May 5th and June 2nd books to be announced…check out Claychick on facebook to stay informed.

Oh…and Claychick also has Teen Nights on the 2nd Friday of the Month plus Ladies Night every Thursday night.  See her website for more info!

Claychick is located at 34 South Park Ave in Plymouth…head on over and paint something soon!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Portrait Simple Easter Pictures and Giveaway

eastercard1Are you looking to have the cutest Easter pictures done with your kids?  How about checking out Portrait Simple at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree (lower level near Lord & Taylor).  They have live bunnies for your photos!  You can see some pictures with the live bunnies on the Portrait Simple Blog.  You know your kids would all over having their pics done with these cute little bunnies! 

You can call Portrait Simple directly at 781-794-9999 and book your appointment…but call soon because Easter is very busy and appointments book fast!

There is a $25 session fee but you have a chance to win a $25 gift eastercard3certificate PLUS a Free Set of 6 Easter Cards from Portrait Simple by simply leaving a comment on below!  AND…head on over to their Facebook page and “like” them, then come back here and leave another comment for an additional chance of winning!  Contest will end on 11:59pm, Friday, March 25th.  Winner be be announced Saturday, March 26th.  Good luck!


Live Bunnies at Portrait Simple in Braintree



Friday, March 4, 2011

The Children’s Clothesline--Giveaway CLOSED

Animation ccline4Do you have gently used children’s clothing that you’d like to consign but haven’t gotten around to it?  Well the The Children’s Clothesline can help!  They are having their Spring Sale Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th from 9am-5pm at the Cardinal Cushing Center Main Gym on Washington Street in Hanover.  You can sign up online to consign your clothing.  You earn up to 60% of your sales.  Your $5.00 registration fee is deducted from your consignment check so no out of pocket expense!  You decide the price of your items and if you want them included in the half price sale and you can also either pick up the unsold items or donate them to charity.  The Children’s Clothesline has over 500 shoppers at every sale…what a easy to way to make money with clothing your children have outgrown!  All info  is on their website…how to sign up, how to tag your items and also drop off and pick up times.
And if you’re looking to BUY during the consignment sale…admission is free so mark your calendar to get some great deals!
The Children’s Clothesline is kind enough to donate a $25 gift certificate to their spring sale  AND a pass for admission to their Presale Friday night  (7-9pm) so you can get a jump on the good deals!  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.  For an extra entry, become a fan of The Children’s Clothesline on facebook and leave another entry!  Simple!  Winner will be drawn on Friday March 18th.  Good luck!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Library Storytimes

Here’s a listing of storytimes at local libraries that I could find…let me know your town if I’m missing them!  Also, most libraries have programs running on Saturdays too…check out town calendars for more info!  And please…call library first to verify times listed!

Abington:  none found

Carver:  Toddlers Tuesdays @10:30; Preschool, Wednesdays @ 1:30

Halifax:  Lapsit,  Fridays @ 10; Toddlers, Thursdays @ 11; Preschool, Fridays @ 11:30; PreK, Thursdays at 1; All ages, Saturdays at 11.

Hanover:  Lots of different programs, see site for more info.

Hanson:  Toddlers, Fridays @ 10

Hingham:  Preschool, Mondays @ 10:30 and Wednesdays @ 1:30; Toddlers, Tuesdays @ 10:30;  Baby, Wednesdays @ 10:30

Kingston:  Tuesdays @ 10:30

Manomet:  Toddlers, Mondays @ 11;  Preschool, Mondays @ 9:30

Marshfield:  Mondays @ 10

Middleboro:  Tuesdays @ 10:30 and Wednesdays @ 6:30

Norwell:  Toddlers, Fridays @ 11; Preschool, Thursdays @ 10:30

Pembroke:  Tuesdays @ 10:30; Lapsit, Wednesdays @10:30

Plymouth:  Preschool, Tuesdays @ 10:30 and Thursdays @ 2:15; Toddler,  Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 11

Plympton:  Preschool, Tuesdays @ 10:30

Rockland:  Wednesdays @ 10:30 and Saturdays@ 10:30, Baby, Fridays @ 10

Weymouth:  See site for specific library info.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Daily Deals for Moms and a giveaway

stelladotHave you gone over and signed up for the emails from Daily Deals for Moms yet?  If not, you’re missing out on some great deals!  Daily Deals for Moms has teamed up with Jo-Ann Coe, an independent Stella & Dot rep to give away this beautiful Jewelry Roll…which is a $44 value!

All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Sign up for the DDFM e-newsletter here:
  2. Like DDFM on Facebook
  3. Follow them on Twitter: @bostonmomdeals
  4. Refer 5 friends to the e-newsletter (be sure to have the friends put the right name in the "how did you hear about us" section)
  5. Go to and comment  HERE about your fav item from the spring jewelry line

You don’t have to do all the items….though the more you do, the more entries you get!  After you do any of these, leave a comment here!

This giveaway is co-sponsored by Jo-Ann Coe, Director at Stella & Dot and Jessica from Daily Deals for Boston Moms.
Deadline to enter is next Wednesday, February 23rd!

As an added bonus, book a party directly with Jo-Ann and receive that same jewelry roll for free, plus have exclusive access to the spring line.  A trunk show would be a great way to get the girls together!

Good luck!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Drama Kids and a giveaway!

Looking for a fun place for your child to show their creative side?  Need to boost your child's confidence, self-esteem and speaking skills?  Drama Kids provides remarkable creative drama education for children and dramakidsyoung adults age 4-16.  They have many locations for your convenience.  Check their website for a location near you.  They are currently enrolling  for their Spring performance session which culminates in a staged performance for family and friends.  Class size is limited and students must be signed up by February vacation to reserve their spot in this performance session.  

Don't forget Drama Kids also offers great summer camps.

Drama Kids is giving away $60 in Drama Bucks to one of SSK's lucky readers.  This can be used for a month of tuition or put towards the summer camp of your choice.  Leave a comment here between now and Monday, February 14th for a chance to win.  Head on over and become a fan of Drama Kids on facebook and leave another comment for second chance!  Good luck!


Monday, February 7, 2011

February Vacation Broadway Camp

JM Productions is  having Broadway Camp over February Vacation.  Students in grades 3-12 can attend and learn music and dance selections from the hit TV show Glee.  The camp runs February 21-25 from 10-4pm.  (early and late drop off available for an additional fee).  Cost is $175 per student….it equals just $5.83 an hour!

The camp will be held at Center Stage Studio in Quincy.  Enrollment is limited to 25 kids so register early!  Contact JM Productions at to register or for more information.

Two new students can win $50 off tuition for Broadway Camp!  All you have to do is email  with the name of the person on the front page of JM Production’s website who is teaching Broadway Camp and what show he was in on a national tour!  Winners will be picked on Wednesday.  Good Luck!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lowes Build & Grow Clinics

There’s a few Build & Grow Clinics coming up in February at your local Lowes Store!

  • Saturday 2/12/2011:  Music Box
  • Saturday 2/26/2011:  Pull Back Race Car

You can register online for these…and they are FREE!


Paint your own Pottery at Claychick and a giveaway

Have you heard there’s a new paint your own pottery place on the South Shore?  Claychick recently opened their doors in Plymouth! 

She’s got a ton of stuff going on monthly at Claychick!  So many excuses to get out and get creative:

  • Walk in pottery painting is just $8 per person plus the cost of your piece and she’s got a lot to choose from!
  • Ladies nights is every Thursday night and the cost $15 person plus your pottery…you can even bring your own wine, beer and snacks.  Great excuse to meet up with your girl friends!
  • Teen Nights are the second Friday each month and cost just $10 plus pottery…snacks, drinks and music is provided!
  • Birthday parties are fun at Claychick!  $75 for 90 minutes plus the pottery of choice.
  • Saturday morning clay workshops where you can actually make a clay project!  $25.

Claychick is located at 34 South Park Ave in Plymouth.  They are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 to 6:30.  Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5.  Closed on Tuesdays.

As a special for SSK readers, Claychick is giving away her most popular piece of pottery for you to paint!  What is it, you ask? Well, it’s either

  1. Piggy Bank
  2. Cupcake Trinket Box
  3. Mug

Leave a comment with your guess!  Winner will be drawn from those with the correct answer on Monday, February 7th.  You can also get a second chance to win by becoming a fan of Claychick on Facebook and leaving another comment!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

OB/GYN Care Focus Group Participants Needed

Are you a resident of Marshfield, Pembroke, Duxbury, Kingston, Carver, Plymouth, Middleboro, Halifax, Plympton, Wareham, Sandwich, or Bourne? Are you willing to talk about your OB/GYN experiences? The Southeast Center for Healthy Communities, a program of Health Imperatives, is seeking women in these areas, ages 20-40, who have given birth within the last five years or are considering having a baby, to participate in a confidential focus group about OB/GYN care on the South Shore. Information from this group will help to identify OB/GYN needs in the region. The focus group will last for 90 minutes, and all participants will receive a $50 Visa gift card.
For more information, please call Bonnie at 508-583-2350 ext. 266 or email her at

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

JM Productions Classes & a giveaway

Does your child love having all eyes on him/her?  Is your child dreaming of seeing their name in lights?  Then you should get them over to JM Productions in Quincy!  JM Productions offers classes that allow students to work with Broadway’s best, up close and personal!  They take students in Grades 2 through 12 with no experience needed.  JM Productions also offers camps during February and April vacations as well as during the summer!

JM Productions has a Master Class with 2 cast members from the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” coming up on Sunday, March 6th at Center Stage in Quincy.   Geoffrey Goldberg, the dance captain on the tour and Nicolas Dromard, who plays the lead role of Bert, will be the instructors!  Cost is only $35 per child.   Class sizes are limited and students must be signed up by February 4th.  For more information, please email

JM Productions is going to give away a FREE class to the Mary Poppins Master Class to one lucky student!  All you have to do is be the first one to email them at  with the name of the person on the front page of JM Production’s website and what show he was in on a national tour!  Good Luck!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lealoo’s Lovelies & a Giveaway

Hey moms…when’s the last time to bought something for yourself?  Yea, I thought so!  If you’re looking for some cool earrings then look no further than Lealoo’s Lovelies on Etsy!  Her designs are very unique and so pretty!  Everything is handmade by her and she has great prices!

Leah has offered to giveaway a pair of her most il_fullxfull.209164353popular earrings, Snowbells to one of SSK’s readers!  All you have to do is browse her Etsy store and leave a comment on this post with your favorite pair by 11:59 Tuesday, February 2nd.  Winner will be drawn on February 3rd by Share this post on facebook for an extra entry and leave a comment.  And if you want to buy something pretty for yourself right now, use code ssk20 to save 20% until February 14th.   Good luck!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Looking to host some giveaways!

If you have a local business and want SSK to host of giveaway of your items, please contact me!   A giveaway can be a great way to get your products out there or even get feedback on items you already have by having entrants answer questions when they enter!  Can be a gift certificate or new product…you decide!

Also, if you are running specials on your website or with your business, please let me know…I’d be happy to post them!



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daily Deals for Boston Moms


If you’re a fan of sites like Groupon and Buy With Me…you’re going to love Daily Deals for Boston Moms!

Daily Deals for Moms has money saving deals each day from a local company.   The “Head Boston Mom” is Jessica DiRaimio who is a mom of 3 from Whitman who loves to save money and wants you to save money too!

If you are a local business owner, definitely get in touch with Jessica and find out how you can have your business featured—great, no risk advertising!

Head on over and sign up for the Daily Deals for Boston Moms e-newsletter to get a different deal in your inbox every day.  You can also check them out on Facebook for up to date information.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Need a Babysitter?

Need an occasional, weekend/evening, or regular part-time babysitter?  Let us do the work for you -- come to a fun night out and meet dozens of qualified sitters from your local area!

Mamas Move and SoBo Moms are pleased to be co-sponsoring a new event to help moms and babysitters find each other in a fun and convenient way!  The Sitter Mixer will be held on Thursday, March 3rd from 7 pm - 9 pm at Mamas Move in Norwell. The atmosphere with be part-cocktail-party, part-speed-dating, part-job-fair. We will have beverages and dessert, local vendors offering shopping discounts and coupons, door prizes and raffles.  Moms will be able to mingle with qualified sitters from around the South Shore area and find sitters that will meet their families' child care needs. All moms will also get a "Sitter Matches" list with a customized list of sitters tailored to their needs, including sitter resumes, references, and full contact information. Registration is $39 for moms, $5 for sitters. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. South Shore Kids readers get 20% off registration for sitters or moms-- enter the coupon code "sskids20off" during checkout to get your discount.  For more information or to register, visit


Sunday, January 23, 2011

February Vacation at Ocean Edge

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster is hosting a fun filled February Vacation week once again!  Rooms start at $129 per night for a family of four and there’s a TON of activities they have planned for you!  From Hip Hop classes to Pizza Parties to Family Movies and Game Nights…there’s something for everyone!  You can check out their website for more information or go straight to making your reservation online using code FEBVACAY.