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…

Memorial Day Children’s Clothing Sales Roundup and Codes: Hanna Andersson, Kohl’s, Tea Collection, Boden, Gap, Nordstrom and more

Many of my favorite kid’s clothing brands are having great Memorial Day sales – Hanna Andersson, Tea Collection, Kohl’s, etc. Here’s a quick roundup of who’s having what type of sale and all of the codes I know of as of Thursday evening, March 26. Individual brands (Hanna Andersson, Tea Collection, Gap, Mini Boden, Gymboree,…

Sewing an Olaf

Here’s the story of how I managed to sew a pretty decent-looking stuffed Olaf despite having never made a stuffed animal before (and how you can too). My youngest wanted to make an Olaf stuffy for my kindergartener, and I foolishly agreed to this, thinking we could go to the fabric store and get some Frozen…