Hiking at Sherburne Nature Center, Tyngsboro, MA

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I’m not much of an outdoorsy person, but one thing I do love is going on a hike as a family. As spring arrives each year, I can’t wait to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and get out away from the craziness of daily life. We’re not climbing mountains, but I do like rambling...…[more]

Hiking at Sherburne Nature Center, Tyngsboro, MA

Bowed tree

I’m not much of an outdoorsy person, but one thing I do love is going on a hike as a family. As spring arrives each year, I can’t wait to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and get out away from the craziness of daily life. We’re not climbing mountains, but I do like rambling...…[more]

Meet Donnie Wahlberg and Jack&Jack at the Boston Verizon Destination Store #VZBoston

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Verizon recently opened their 4th “Destination Store” in Boston’s Back Bay. Previous locations are in Houston, Chicago, and Bloomington, MN. These stores, as the title implies, are meant to draw in visitors as a destination unto themselves, not just a convenient shopping location. To do so, th…[more]

Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis Review

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As the first trapeze artist swung through the air overhead and did a straightforward release and catch, LadyBug leaned over and whispered, “I could do that.” The fact of the matter is that she has done a very similar trick successfully and so I nodded to her and smiled. But the familiarity of th…[more]

A Fusion is Happening

Quirky Fusion and Quirky Tech are merging back together! Now you can find tips for the best family-friendly toys, travel, and technology all under one roof. And of course, we’ll continue to bring you DIY projects, activities, recipes, and other information to help with your well-rounded home. …[more]

Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis Comes to Boston [Giveaway]

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I’ve mentioned a few times that LadyBug loves the trapeze, but now both of my kids are taking circus classes. LadyBug is into the tricks, especially silks, trapeze, and stilts. Bug prefers the clowning, but now has taken to the silks as well. What I love is that with two vastly different personali…[more]

Champions for Kids – SIMPLE Giving #SnacksforStudents Makes it Easy to Help Kids in Need

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Every week our PAC reminds us (via newsletter) that they are collecting food and snacks for kids in our school. We have several homeless families in our community who rely heavily on small, makeshift food pantries in our schools. When The Motherhood reached out to me to see if I would help match loc…[more]

Lenovo Y50 Gaming Laptop Review

  I have been using the Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop for the past few weeks [I am a Lenovo INsider and received the Y50 for review purposes]. While I don’t necessarily play the most hardcore of games, I do enjoy a lot of titles that tax your average laptop. A good gaming laptop requires a...…[more]

A Year Ago Today

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A year ago today, we waited, quietly, for news. A year ago today, we went out for dinner and tried to pretend that everything was normal. A year ago today we sat, one of only two families left in the Children’s Hospital waiting room. A year ago today, LadyBug had kidney surgery, and we were...…[more]

Motorola Power Pack Micro Review

Are you ever getting ready to run out of the house and you can’t find your phone? Or, maybe more likely, you’ve got your phone, but can’t find your keys? Motorola aims to solve that problem, as well as the angst of low battery life, with the Power Pack Micro. This little device is a...…[more]

Win Four Tickets to the Ice Castle in Lincoln, NH

Ice Castle, Lincoln, NH

Hopefully, you’ve seen my full review of the Ice Castle in Lincoln, NH. If not, please check it out, as I’ve got plenty of pictures, as well as tips for your visit! The good news is that I’ve got four tickets to give away. These are generic tickets for use by adults or kids on...…[more]