I hope you all had a wonderful holiday long weekend! As I mentioned last week, we're in the midst of a lot of transition in my house right now so I decided to take time off and focus on the family. It was really lovely and I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things this week! I hope your re-entry back into the real world is smooth; meanwhile, here are some handy/fun ideas to consider in this week's Weekly Blueprint:
November 28: If you're a classical music lover and can swing a sitter (or mama sitting exchange!) last minute, enjoy tonight's free performance by the Borromeo String Quartet.
November 29 (also December 1 & 7): The Boston JCC is offering programming for interfaith couples and parents to explore how to honor Chanukah and Christmas.
November 30 (through January 1): Take in the pretty at Winter Lights IV in Lowell.
December 1: Celebrate local at Holiday in the Square in Lynn.
December 1-4: Or do the same via the Marblehead Christmas Walk.
December 1: Join the masses for Boston's Official Holiday Lighting.
December 2: Love performance spectacle? The Radio City Chistmas Spectacular kicks off in Boston. (And stay tuned, I'll be giving away tickets to this show soon!)
December 2: Learn how to give baby a rub down at this free infant massage class.
December 2: I love that the Lexington Symphony is offering two Pops shows; a Kids' Pops at 4pm and Holidays Pops at 8pm.
December 2-4: The unique and festive Holly Folly Weekend kicks off in Provincetown.
Now through January 1: This visual celebration of children's literature sounds so lovely.
At your leisure: Put aside some toys to donate to your school or community toy drive.
At your leisure: Check through your kids' outgrown winter gear; donate cold weather items to kids in need.
At your leisure: If you're interested, this is why I've been especially busy the last few months. I'm growing this wonderful company and just redesigned the website. I'm thrilled with how pretty it looks!
At your leisure: I wrote a guest post sharing 8 tips to healthier holidays if you need some ideas.
At your leisure: Schedule coffee or a night out with a girlfriend. (I am long overdue on this and am trying to get something in the books this week.)
At your leisure: Think of how to help out a mom friend with one small act. My act for the week will be delivering dinner to my friend who just had a baby.
At your leisure: Do something kind for yourself. Personally, I'm thinking it's time to book body work with Heather.
Image credit: Borromeo String Quartet via NEC