Calling All Mothers

By Tatum Bartlett | Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day, circa 1970. Photo by liquidskyarts.

Stirring the pasta with one hand, typing an e-mail on the Blackberry with the other, attempting (unsuccessfully) to do a long-division check in my head, and then CRASH?the little one-year-old light of my life has just somehow managed to pull four large serving platters from the one cabinet that remains to be childproofed.

Oh, the joys of motherhood!

In light of all the trials?the juggling of schedules, sleepless nights, and, yes, the wonderful memories and blessings our children bring to our lives, The Center Square Journal has compiled a Mother’s Day roundup of events for all the mothers in our community.

Whether it is a mommy-and-me yoga class, a walk for a cause, a cooking class, or a Sunday brunch, we have you covered.? Oh, and for those in search of a little motivation to get out and enjoy the day (after you have slept-in, of course), there are a few wonderful bargains that shouldn?t be overlooked.

Cooking Up Something

The Chopping Block, 4747 N. Lincoln Ave., is offering three special cooking classes in honor of Mother?s Day.? ?Take Your Mom to Brunch? is a demonstrational class where peach bellinis, corn and bacon muffins, and asparagus and egg crepes are all on the menu. Additionally, there are two scheduled ?Cook with Your Mom!? hands-on classes at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.?For additional information, phone (773) 472-6700 or visit the Chopping Block’s website.

But if you’re looking to get away from pots and pans (and who wouldn’t?), then check out?Chalkboard, 4343 N. Lincoln Ave., which is offering a five course for $50.

Stretch Out That Tension

Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell St., is hosting a Mother?s Day yoga workshop on Saturday, May 8, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.? This workshop is for moms and their kids (ages 10-18),?and it ?is a perfect way to unwind and relax, connect with your children and reflect on your role as a mother,? according to the studio’s website. No previous yoga experience is required, but pre-registration is required.?The classes cost $30 for a pair and $10 for each additional child or adult.?You can call the studio at (773) 463-9642 or visit its website for additional information.

If you don?t have brunch plans yet and are looking to fill up your morning, then check out Fleet Feet Sports, 4555 N. Lincoln Ave., at 9 a.m. on Sunday for a free community yoga class.?Instructors from a variety of area yoga studios will be on hand to lead the group through different disciplines.?This is an all-levels class and Fleet Feet will provide the mats as well.?Phone (773) 271-3338 for details or visit the store?s website.

Walk For A Cause

Speaking of Fleet Feet, check out the store’s website for details and registration information for this year?s Breast Cancer Network of Strength’s Walk to Empower. The walk is a perfect way to honor survivors, commemorate a loved one, and pay tribute to those who are no longer with us.

Don’t Touch Mommy’s Drink

If you’re a mom looking for her own juice box, then head over to Caf? Selmarie, 4729 N. Lincoln Ave., where the Lincoln Square caf? is offering all moms a complimentary mimosa or pineapple sparkler, which is composed of sparkling wine, triple sec, grenadine, and pineapple nectar, and it?s all topped-off with a cherry.? The caf??s European-inspired brunch will not disappoint, offering such specialties as lemon ricotta griddlecakes, rustic asparagus tarts, and the crowd favorite sticky buns.

The first 100 mothers to dine at?Sola, 3868 N. Lincoln Ave., will walk away with a deluxe gift bag filled with products from C.O. Bigelow.?Be sure to try the pineapple upside-down French toast?yummy!

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