Is Pregnancy Brain Real?

Ironaically, the day I happened to place our home’s cordless phone in my purse and comment about it on Facebook, I came across this article:

Now, whether it be related to being exhausted at 35 weeks preggers and chasing around a 3 year-old, or maybe it’s the hormones, I believe pregnancy brain exists.    What else can explain my forgetting my car downtown not once, but twice, when I was still working full-time and pregnant with my first?    I took the RTA all the way back to the RTA lot down the street from my house, only to realize that my car was not there.  

Do you have any funny pregnancy brain stories?    Or even mommy/daddy brain?

Until next time,



Children’s Theater Series at PlayhouseSquare – 4 for $40

4 FOR $40!
Beginning this fall, PlayhouseSquare is set to roll out the carpet for a new season of family-friendly entertainment! The 2009-2010 Children’s Theater Series at PlayhouseSquare is the perfect way to spend quality time with the youngsters in your life at an ultra-affordable price…. 4 show subscriptions are now available for only $40! This season sees the triumphant return of some of our favorite past performances as well as some new productions that promise to engage the entire family.

  • Stellaluna – October 24, 2009
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites – January16, 2010
  • Junie B. Jones – April 17, 2010
  • Dream Jam Band – May 8, 2010

So, “See the show, see them grow” subscribe today! Call Moira Beale at 216-664-6044 to secure your season of family entertainment.

NASA’s Traveling Exhibit Visits Children’s Museum This Weekend

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland Welcomes NASA Glenn’s Journey to Tomorrow

DATE: Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31
TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
ADMISSION: Included FREE with paid Museum admission or membership
MORE: NASA Glenn’s newest traveling exhibit, Journey to Tomorrow, is an interactive environment packed with hands-on activities and digital learning stations.

Click here to learn more.
Click here to watch a Flash video.

Safe Kids Safety Jamboree at The Children’s Museum

Here’s a chance to get a free bike helmet (with admission or membership) for the little ones at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland:

Safe Kids Safety Jamboree – Sunday, April 26th – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. –

As the weather warms up, make sure your family knows how to stay safe! Visit experts from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Kohl’s Safe Rides for All Kids, Safe Kids Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Greater Cleveland YMCA, Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, MetroHealth Medical Center, East Cleveland Fire Department and more. Complete activities, crafts and challenges at each station to earn the grand prize – a new bicycle helmet! Personalize your new helmet with stickers, and wear it proudly all summer long. Helmets will be distributed according to correct sizing and are limited to the first 200 eligible children. FREE with museum membership or paid museum admission.

Stuffed Animal Adoption and Teddy Bear Clinic

At The Children’s Museum of Cleveland:

Please note: The Museum will be CLOSED on Monday, April 20th.

Stuffed Animal Adoption ($) – Friday, April 24th – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. –

Adopt a plush animal provided by Kohl’s Cares for Kids® and the Kohl’s Safe Rides for All Kids program at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital! Families will work their way through a series of safety stations to earn stickers for their adoption certificate. Enjoy becoming a doctor or nurse, checking your hands for invisible germs and more! Complete each wellness station and take home your plush animal and a special prize. RSVP required. Please call 216.791.7114. Adoption fee of $1/animal. Limit 1 stuffed animal per child. Limited to the first 100 child participants.

Teddy Bear Clinic – Friday, April 24th – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. –

Bring your favorite teddy bear to The Children’s Museum of Cleveland for a special check up! Families will learn important skills to keep their children safe and healthy. Join wellness experts from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and CMC staff for an event that will help children practice visiting the doctor, buckling up in the car, washing away germs and preventing broken bones. Complete each wellness station and receive a prize! FREE with museum membership or paid museum admission.

“Friendship Bracelet” Kids Only Workshop at The Children’s Museum

Please note: The Museum will be CLOSED on Monday, April 20th.

“Friendship Bracelet” Kids Only Workshop ($) – Sunday, April 19th – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. –

Do your kids love play dough? Do they still love to mix and mash and create? Then this workshop is for them! Children will work with fimo clay to design intricate patterned beads. All participants will enhance math skills while learning to create and finish their own patterns. Handmade beads will be placed on a skewer and then baked at home. Continue the fun by stringing the finished beads onto necklaces, bracelets or key chains provided in an easy take-home kit. Additional workshop fee: $10/CMC member child, $15/Non-member child. Call 216-791-7114 for more information and to register.

This workshop is limited to children only. It will be a great opportunity for your child’s independent creative play. If your family is not ready for a child-only workshop, please check our listing of upcoming Family Workshops where children and adults learn and create together. Cancellations made prior to 14 days before the start of the workshop will be refunded, minus a $5 processing fee. Cancellations made after that time are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Spring Break Events

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, in Bay Village, offers a special schedule of planetarium activities next week to coincide with Spring Break.  I’m thinking of taking the toddler to one of the Twinkle Tots star shows, the show is being offered daily next week at 11am.  I’ve been wanting to take him, but the usual weekly one takes place during a time when we’re otherwise scheduled.

Download a PDF of the schedule for April 13-19 here, or visit

Until next time,