One of the hardest things about being a mom is finding time for yourself and your friends. Inevitably, you’re always last on the list of priorities, but no matter what you should carve out the time. Nobody is good at anything 24/7 and that includes being a mom.

Over the course of writing Boston Baby and the subsequent events surrounding that, I became friends with Sheri Gurock, co-owner of the incredible baby and kids retail shop Magic Beans, and Dara Kelly, a personal trainer and fitness expert who specializes in pre- and post-natal wellness. About a year ago, they had a phenomenal idea to create Moms Going Out. The idea is to offer a series of evening workshops and social events designed especially for moms. MGO provides high-quality opportunities for in-person socializing and networking, along with a chance to learn something new.

I only wish I had thought of it. But since I didn’t, I joined forces with the pair.

Our next event is called “Midsummer Night’s Market Dream.”

Join us on Thursday, July 22 at 6:30 pm at Sunshine Academy on Harvard Ave in Brookline. Acclaimed author Sherri Vinton, whose latest book details the intricacies and delights of preserving and canning, will tell us secrets of the farmer’s markets, how to pick the best fruits and veggies to eat now-and in the middle of our dreary winter.  She’ll show us the right way to preserve flavors, and create delicious meals fresh from the farm. We’ll be noshing on goodies prepared with fresh ingredients from the market, and sipping cocktails concocted by Sherri, using flavors from the market as well.  Register now here.