I absolutely LOVE Easter! It’s sweet, it’s cheerful, and it (usually) confirms the arrival of warm weather.
I come from a large Portuguese family and growing up I would spend the better part of Easter morning in church, followed by total chaos at my grandmother’s house (Cohannet St., Taunton represent). As you can probably imagine it was very crowded and loud, and the kids were left mostly un-attended – which allowed for some pretty epic egg fights. Even the egg from the center of the sweet bread roll was used as ammunition. Ahhh, those were the days!
(photo: My grandparents and 4 sets of siblings. We look innocent enough…)
Now I get to watch my daughter prance around in her new Easter dress as she joins in on various easter egg hunts. She has such a tender outlook on life, family, and friendship, and she proudly wears her heart on her sleeve. As her mother I can’t help but feel completely vulnerable by her while at the same time prepared to move heaven and earth to see that she gets the most from this life. I’m not sure what I would do if I caught Margot in an Easter egg fight like the ones we used to have. I suppose after the initial reprimand there would be a lot of laughter and a glimmer of pride for holding her own.
I do really like how Easter ties into Mother’s Day. You may not have realized that Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away. This means you’re fast approaching the Mother’s Day Tiara 5k! If you haven’t registered on our team yet, go ahead! You can do it right here.
The Mother’s Day Tiara 5k is not just any 5k. It helps raise money for the Women’s Fund, which helps support education programs for women and girls in the Southcoast. This is the ultimate family event. It promotes health & fitness, women & girls, family & education!
The fun doesn’t stop there! MoPa is hosting their annual ‘mock baby shower’ on May 17. If you’re an expecting mom or know someone who is, this is the perfect place for you to see all the current trends in baby gear while mingling with other fabulous moms (& dads). You may even be the lucky winner of some amazing prizes. It’s one of the best crafted events in the area. It has style, ambiance, and lots of eye candy!
SATURDAY, MAY 17 11-2 PM
HAWTHORNE COUNTRY CLUB, DARTMOUTH, MA
Join us for brunch, live demos, and pop-up shops featuring some of our favorite modern parent brands.
Attend for your chance to WIN amazing Giveaways and go home with a coveted MOPA Tote.