Ah, Monday.  It’s hard to wind up a weekend.  Do we need to tell you why we don’t like manic Mondays?    Immortalized in song and lamented by parents worldwide, the beginning of the week is often accompanied by a long to-do list and a big question mark where your imaginative ideas should be.  We’ve got a few to get the wheels turning again and the week off to a smooth start.  So check out some fun things you can only do on a Monday and make Monday morning all you hope it can be (thanks Mamas and Papas!).

Monday Morning Mommy Movies

Talk about indulging in a guilty pleasure: select Pacific Theatres show Monday morning matinees at 11:00 am, just for grownups with babies. Catch the latest adult-oriented rom-com, disaster or horror flick and your sleeping angel will be none the wiser. Go to the Pacific Theatre website to find participating locations and what’s playing. (PS. Daddys – and all caregivers - are welcome too!)

Online: pacifictheatres.com/MMMM

What’s your favorite way to start off the week?

– Kim Orchen Cooper

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