Category Archives: Quirky Stuff

Code Master Programming Logic Game from ThinkFun [Review]

Code Master from ThinkFun

Code Master from ThinkFun can teach kids the logic behind a programming language.

Disney Imagination Park Store Opens in the Burlington Mall


The new Burlington, MA Disney Store offers a lot of interactive fun, as well as shopping.

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


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, they’ve included a wide range of interactive displays and…

Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis Review

Clown nose

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 the act…

Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis Comes to Boston [Giveaway]


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 personalities and skill…

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…

Geeking Out at the New England International Auto Show in Boston [Giveaway]

2015 Chevy Trax

When I bought my first car, my highest priority was that I didn’t want to haggle a lot over the price. Now that we’re a suburban family of four, my priorities are much different. When I got the invite to serve as a Chevrolet and ambassador at the upcoming New England International Auto Show,…

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…

Irving Berlin’s A White Christmas in Boston [Review]


Guest post by Carrie Edwards of Colorful Spark. Exactly one week before Christmas Eve, I was able to treat my 6-year-old daughter to a special event, attending Irving Berlin’s White Christmas on stage at the Citi Wang Theatre in Boston. I’ve watched the movie every Christmas season for as long as I can remember and…

Mega LeapFrog Giveaway


So. I’ve talked about the LeapFrog LeapBand, which encourages kids to be active. And I’ve talked about LeapFrog LeapTV, which also pairs activity with education via a console gaming system. I have not yet shared with you the LeapFrog LeapPad 3, but it is the latest iteration of LeapFrog’s handheld gaming units. It’s a bit…