Moms Club of Escondido

January 2016 Newsletter

President's Message

Happy 2016, Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays making great memories with family and friends. We are off to a busy start this January. Check out our calendar and see all of the fun events planned already. As a friendly reminder, anyone is welcome to host a meetup. just post it outside of any other scheduled event. I can't believe half our year is up already, and there's so much fun to be had in this second half! Please talk with me or email me about your ideas for upcoming events/projects. The possibilities are limitless! My role is to support you. See everyone soon.


Treasurer's Report

Balance end of November:

Deposits for December:
Renewals: $25
New Members: $75

Expenses: $70.78

Balance: $525.78

Mark Your Calendar!

**Email your mom hacks to Maureen by 1/16 to be compiled for our Mom Hacks Booklet!

1/11-BooHoo Band at Panera

1/14 January Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to: Adam, 1/15; Dakota, 1/25; Lilly, 1/29 and Greg. 1/30

1/19 Mom's Night Out--Old California Mining Co.

1/22 Park Play and Mom Hacks

Welcome to Our New Members

Welcome, Eva, Hanna, Melissa, Beth, Jennifer, Julie and Mina! We look forward to getting to know you and your children better!

Member Spotlight-Holly Lacey

Here is a special message Holly has prepared for us:

I was born in San Diego but I grew up in Lodi (just south of Sacramento.) I moved back here for college at UCSD and have basically lived here ever since. My husband Matt and I met in January 2010, were married in September 2011, had Keira in November 2012 and had Tanner in May 2014. What a whirlwind 4.5 years! Just when life seemed to be settling down...Matt accepted a job with his company in Houston. We will be moving sometime in the next 3 months. So, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your friendship. It took me a long time to find "mom friends" and I only wish I had found you all sooner. (I'm so glad I can tell you this here because if I tried to tell you in person I might start crying at the park.) The kids and I will still be around for at least a couple months and when we visit I will have to crash a meetup to see how fast everyone is growing up. Thanks again for the friendship, laughs and entertainment.

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December in Photos

Recipe Time

The background of this newsletter is a reminder to get cozy. Supposedly, this is an "easy" recipe for Chai, but it sounds pretty fancy. What do you think about giving it a try?

Easy Chai Tea Recipe


  1. 8 cardamom seeds
  2. 8 cloves
  3. 4 black peppercorns
  4. 2 cinnamon sticks
  5. 11-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  6. 2 cups whole milk
  7. 4 bags black tea (such as Darjeeling)
  8. 8 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste


  1. Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.
  2. Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.

From: Real Simple

Happy New Year

We look forward to a SUPER 2016 with all of the moms and kids in Moms Club of Escondido.

"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice." -T.S. Eliot

Moms Club of Escondido

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Executive Board:

President-Maureen Abts-Hovannesian

Administrative Vice President-Amy Mody

Membership Vice President-Alicia McBride

Treasurer-Amanda Chavez

Secretary-Kate Lewis