You’d love to volunteer, but your helping hands are pretty tied up lately. (Hello, diaper changes.)
Reach out to your charitable side with More Than Milk. The new organization puts together volunteer events for busy moms to attend with baby in tow. Every two months, the group throws its efforts toward a different local nonprofit, ranging from cultural institutions to social service agencies.
Recently, moms donated and wrapped gifts for Sarah’s Inn, an advocacy agency for victims of domestic violence. This month and next, they throw support behind literacy-focused charity Open Books, hosting a read-a-thon on January 26 and a donation drive on February 8.
Just sign up online beforehand to participate, and get ready to give back and make new friends.
That definitely deserves a hand.
Odile Fall & Winter Sale
What: Score up to 70 percent off seasonal merch from La Stupenderia, Sarah Louise, Dal Lago, and more.
Why: You still have a long time to bundle your little bundle.
When: Thru Jan. 31.
Where: 710 N. Wabash St., at Huron St. (312-255-0800).
Soldier Field Sledding Hill
What: Snow-making machines keep this 33-foot drop white, fluffy, and totally fun all winter.
Why: Big thrills for cold days.
When: Thru the end of winter. Dawn-11 p.m.
Where: E. Waldron Dr., at Museum Campus Dr. (312-235-7000). Admission is free.
Reclaim Your Body Weekday Workout
What: Flex, stretch, and pump your way back to prebaby shape in a guide-led class organized by Bump Club and Beyond.
Why: Child care is available and lunch is included.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Equinox, 1750 N. Clark St., at LaSalle Dr. Register online at bcbreclaimyourbodyjan.eventbrite.com. Child care, class, and lunch, $20; class and lunch only, $15.
Photo: Courtesy of More Than Milk