child canoeing and holding a canoe paddle

Secret amazing family boating spot near Boston (or, how we went canoeing this weekend and had a blast)

We decided to try to go boating on the spur-of-the-moment this weekend, and found a fantastic spot so I of course have to share. We went to the Middlesex Fells, where we’ve been plenty of times to go hiking, but haven’t explored the Stoneham side at Spot Pond much so didn’t know that you could rent…

Stuff I love: Buzzfeed’s Turn An IKEA Side Table Into A Succulent Garden

How cool is this?! Buzzfeed’s Nifty took a cheap IKEA side table and turned it into a succulent table (a table with plants growing in the middle for those like me who paused at what that meant). I so want to do this. Here’s the link to their DIY instructions and video:   https://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey/get-fancy-af-and-turn-a-table-into-a-succulent-garden?utm_term=.qkazQ533A&sub=4266525_8781052 Would…

Green Kid Crafts Holidays Around the World Discovery box

FREE Green Kid Crafts STEAM activity box offer (and a review of the Holidays box, finally)

In the fall I posted about how we were trying out the Green Kid Crafts monthly STEAM boxes and promised to report back. Not only am I reporting back, but they are running a promo to try Green Kid Crafts for free – while supplies last you can get a free full-sized Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box,…