The Carnegie Science Center Drama, Girl Scouts, and Girls in STEM

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Last week, there was a big brouhaha over a sign at the Carnegie Science Center that listed their scouting classes. After listing nine STEM-tastic activities for the boys (chemistry, engineering, astronomy, robotics), they list one class for the girls. And it’s called “Science with a Sparkle,” focusing on the science behind health and beauty products....…[more]

Annie Comes to Boston [Giveaway]

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I love musicals. I grew up in the kind of family that burst into song at the slightest provocation. It’s what we do. As a young girl, Annie was one of my favorites. Not only is the story and music age appropriate, but the idea that your fate could suddenly shift on a dime and...…[more]

Join Me For #FallFitness at the Microsoft Store

I am being compensated to help support and promote the Microsoft Store #FallFitness event. All opinions are my own. Just in time for the most candy-laden day of the year and, for all intents and purposes, the kickoff to the holiday season, Microsoft is inviting us to start (or continue) getting fit.…[more]

The Carnegie Science Center Drama, Girl Scouts, and Girls in STEM

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Last week, there was a big brouhaha over a sign at the Carnegie Science Center that listed their scouting classes. After listing nine STEM-tastic activities for the boys (chemistry, engineering, astronomy, robotics), they list one class for the girls. And it’s called “Science with a Sparkle,” …[more]

A Howliday Visit to Great Wolf Lodge New England

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We recently made our first visit to Great Wolf Lodge New England via a media trip that highlighted some of their fall and winter in-house celebrations. I’m going to review Great Wolf Lodge separately, because there’s just too much I want to talk about, but the Halloween Howliday celebrations sta…[more]

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant–Fall Menu, Taco Gigante, and Mexican Artwork

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I love Mexican food, but Bug’s nut allergy has limited our options. When I realized I had a Margaritas nearby, I brought him to try it out. Honestly, the outside looked like a dive bar. I almost didn’t bring him inside. But once we stepped through the doors, we fell in love. Margaritas is colorf…[more]

Moon Palace Golf Resort and Spa, Cancun, Mexico – Review

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Last summer, I had the chance to visit the Moon Palace Golf Resort and Spa in Cancun as part of a press trip. I shared the story of swimming with whale sharks, but my post about the resort ended up on Family Travel Magazine. I think about this trip often, partially because it was such...…[more]

Moms, Share Your Tips for Being Unstoppable

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own. We are almost three weeks into the school year and even thoug…[more]

Mabel’s Labels Puts Lost & Found Out of Business (Review & Giveaway)

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Back to school means a lot of new things… lunch boxes and backpacks and shoes and outfits. With young kids, every single thing needs to be labeled. Even if you think they can’t possibly lose a shoe, you are likely to be surprised by what your kids manage to leave behind. Mabel’s Labels intends…[more]

Happy Back to School!

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By now, most of us are back to school… I think a few stragglers start this week. I have mixed feelings as the school year begins. I had an especially nice summer with my kids, so it’s a bit hard to go back to early mornings and less time as a family. We’ll just have...…[more]

#TravelDreams–Sacred Mayan Journey, Cozumel, Mexico

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Every so often, I get travel pitches or see articles about really cool or interesting travel experiences. Obviously, I can’t experience all of these first hand, but I still want to be able to share them with you. Last year, I had the chance to visit the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun as part of...…[more]