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…

Wild Child and its owner

Boston-area children’s boutiques that I love w/ President’s Day sales (and online ordering!)

Two of my favorite Boston-area baby and kid-related boutiques, Magic Beans and Wild Child, are having good Presidents Day Weekend / Valentine’s Day sales, so worth stopping in if you are nearby or checking them out online if you’re not. I have shopped at both stores for years – since before my oldest was born,…

Summer camp stock photo from Foter

Greater Boston area summer day camps – general camps vs. specialty camps, details, costs, dates, etc.

This post is for my fellow Boston-area and Greater Metrowest parents who are looking at summer day camps for their children. Yes, it’s the beginning of January but some camps already have registration open, or will have it open in the next week, while others don’t even have their schedules out yet. Add to that…

Fruits and vegetables

Need help feeding your family? Want to help others in need? Food Link MA and more.

If you need help feeding your family or know folks who do, or if you want to volunteer to help others get food, I just learned about a neat organization, Food Link MA. I was at my local library recently and saw a great display of food resources, so I reached out to the organization…

Let’s go see some model trains! Where to take kids to see model railroads

Kids and trains – they just sort of go together. I’ve never met a kid who wasn’t interested in trains, and there’s something about model trains which is especially fascinating to them. Recently, the HUB Division of the National Railroad Association held a model train exhibit nearby, so I was inspired to research other places where…