Despite a mom’s ever-busier schedule, the house call has gone the way of the Filofax. (Milkmen and doctors, we’re looking at you.)
Let the errands cater to you with Poppy to Go, a free, new personal shopping service for kids up to 12 from Jenny Belushi and Heather Whitney Rosenfield’s stylish boutique.
Tapping the service is easy: Marin store manager Amy comes to your home to gather details like ages, sizes, and favorite styles. Whenever a need arises (2T bathing trunks, an entire back-to-school wardrobe), simply call or email the store, and Amy will reappear at your doorstep within two days bearing a treasure trove of options from the boutique’s chic baby and junior lines (Petit Bateau, Tuss, Veja).
The best part? She leaves everything with you and your minis for up to 24 hours, so you can make your picks in peace.
Plan on it.
Poppy, 2413 Larkspur Landing Circle, between Quarry Road and Lincoln Village Circle, Larkspur (415-464-0222 or poppystores.com).
3 Blonde Moms National Comedy Show Tour
What: A guided romp through motherhood and marriage from spunky light-haired ladies.
Why: They’re pee-in-your-pants funny.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 & 9 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where: PepperBelly’s Comedy Club, 849 Texas St., b/t Jackson & Webster Sts., Fairfield (707-631-9772). Tickets online at pepperbellys.com. Adults and children, $15.
Color Fair at the Exploratorium
What: An afternoon of spectrum-themed science activities (seminars and screenings of movies like A Colorful World) and an open-air craft market.
Why: Bring the Double Rainbow YouTube sensation to life.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: 3601 Lyon St., in the Palace of Fine Arts (415-561-0360). Adults, $15; teens, $12; children 4-12, $10; 3 and under, free.
California Academy of Sciences Pocket Penguins
What: A 24/7 lens on the African penguins, delivered right to your iPhone or Android.
Why: Kids can see Pierre anytime, anywhere.
When: Distraction is paramount.
Where: Online at calacademy.org. Free.
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