Category Archives: Feature

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.  We’re excited to streamline your experience here on…

A Year Ago Today


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…

A Visit to the Ice Castle in Lincoln, NH

Ice Castle, Lincoln, NH

Last weekend, we bundled up and made our way up to Lincoln, NH. We weren’t skiing, or skating, or snow tubing. We were up there to visit the newly opened Ice Castle. It’s definitely a site to see! The first thing I have to say is that I expected caves. Based on the name and…

Ontario Science Centre–A Full Day of Family Fun in Toronto

Dance time

The Ontario Science Centre is a fun day activity for families in the Toronto area.

It’s Beginning to Look Twice as Much Like Christmas…


  One of the joys and challenges of being in a new home at the holidays is that you have a whole new space to decorate. It’s one of my favorite times of the year, so even as we were house hunting, I had an eye on how each home would look at Christmas. I…

When Being Unstoppable Requires a Team


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. When I first started working with the Children’s MOTRIN #UnstoppableMoms campaign in the…

#GivingTuesday–Supporting Hyper-Local Non-Profits

My first job out of college (it took me awhile, so this was in my late 20’s) was in a fledgling non-profit. It had grown out of a Harvard student organization and was bringing on its first employees. I believe there were 7 of us that first day in an almost-empty office. Unlike other places…

Happy Birthday to My Game Changer


Bug turned 9 last week. I think this picture speaks volumes about him. He’s a joyous kid who loves new experiences, learning, and exploring the world. He’s my partner in crime, always up for whatever crazy scheme I come up with (as long as it doesn’t involve heights!). October was also my 10th wedding anniversary….

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


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….

Happy Back to School!


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…