We may be super busy checking our lists (twice) for tomorrow’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide launch, but it hasn’t stopped us from scanning the headlines for this week’s in case you missed it… a quick list of what Baltimore moms should know.

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in case you missed it… headlines curated with baltimore moms in mind

Choosing to be grateful will make you a happier person, according to this NY Times article

Shop at Trillium this weekend! A portion of proceeds from all full-priced sales today through Tuesday will be donated to Living Classrooms Foundation. {Love when you can shop AND give!}

Speaking of Tuesday, did you know December 1st is Giving Tuesday? It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving.  {Pictured is The HALO Foundation encouraging donors to donate the cost of their morning coffee to helping youth around the world.}

Betsy Boyd started as the new editor-in-chief of Baltimore STYLE. Mom of twin toddler boys, professor at MICA, literary editor at Baltimore Fishbowl… this local mom is definitely wow-ing us. Her first issue hits the newsstands in January.  {We also can’t wait to see what’s in store for Jess Bizik, who stepped down as editor to pursue her passion supporting non-profits and small businesses.}

Local mom and business owner Kohli Flick shared her favorite holiday entertaining tips over on the Green Spring Station blog — including her go-to cocktail for surprise guests! {PS – Green Spring Station is offering a $25 gift certificate to your favorite GSS shop or restaurant if you shop there on Small Business Saturday and show $150 in same-day receipts. Cross those gifts off your list!}

Calling all budding actors and actresses! Charm City Players is holding auditions starting Sunday for their two 2016 shows: Suessical the Musical and The Little Mermaid. Auditions for the Children’s Ensemble (under age 14) are this Sunday. Must register in advance!

Want to up your wine game this holiday season? Join Wit & Wisdom for one of their new Cellar Sessions wine tastings hosted by Advanced-level Sommelier Julie Dalton. Held twice a month, these interactive and fun sessions will teach you an approachable way to sip, swirl and learn about the wonderful world of wine! Enjoy multiple tastings and delectable snacks from Chef Zack Mills. {Hello, date day!}

Looking to beat the chill with kids in tow? Head to Port Discovery and check out their Here We Grow exhibit. It will introduce them to farm processes, products and people through the themes of science and technology, history, local ecology, global economics and art. Plus, in true Port Discovery fashion, it’s a lot of fun!

Sassanova is hosting an evening shopping event on December 8th — just for the guys. So make a wish list and send the hubs! {We’ll have a few ideas in tomorrow’s gift guide!}