ASC MOMS LET’S PLAY! By Stephanie Chandler Being a mom of two, under the age of five, is a full-time job! It can be fun, messy, and a little tiring, but seeing my little ones smile is all the motivation I need to keep going. I had my first child right out of college with no other mommy friends in sight. For me, this was uncharted territory. More often than not, our play dates were just “mommy and me” dates, which I still love! With the birth of my second child, I decided to join a mommy group chat that consisted of about seventeen other moms from Atlanta, Chicago, and overseas. It has been my saving grace! Yes, every child is different and every birth experience is not the same, but the bonds of motherhood and sisterhood consistently brings us together. My ASC moms and I have banded together in search of fun activities to do this summer with our little ones, and I wanted to share a few of these with new moms in the Atlanta area. PIEDMONT PARK In the heart of midtown, Piedmont Park is a great place for picnics, bike rides, a day at the pool, or just letting the kids loose on the large play area. THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART The High offers free admission the second Sunday of each month and hosts activities for children from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. Don’t get there too late, as the museum itself closes at 5 P.M. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA Beginning in August, the museum offers free entry to newcomers the second Tuesday of every month, meaning families who have never experienced the museum before can come for free. Must pre-register! GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC 0-10 months Great for play dates and meeting other local moms with little ones. Be sure to look out for special offers at select locations, too! REVEAL | Q3 2017 26 THE CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS This place is awesome for kids of all ages! The center focuses on puppetry performances, educational experiences, and museum tours with changing exhibits.