An hour of calm

. February 20, 2013.

Drop-offs, pick-ups, daycare, dinner, bed times: the return of the school year inevitably means a return to a hectic schedule for moms of young children.  But the Toledo Ballet is offering a Mommy and Me program on Thursdays, beginning October 7, during which moms can enjoy peace and quiet through a weekly hour of yoga and stretching while their youngsters, ages 3 – 5 interact with other children in creative movement and storytelling session.  “We know that young mothers’ days easily fill with frenzied chores and errands, so we wanted to offer an activity that gets them out of the house but does not require child care,” said Executive Director Mari Davies. “This program allows them to have an hour to themselves in a relaxing, healthy environment while their youngster has a wonderful time just down the hall.”  The program runs for 14 weeks and costs $440.    For more information, call 419-471-0049 or visit