Category Archives: Boston

A Tour of the Nutcracker Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common


A tour of the Nutcracker Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common.

Half ‘n Half ‘n Half at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre


Take a dysfunctional family of actors, a neutral third party, three plays, two dressing rooms, and a convoluted script, and you have Half ‘n Half ‘n Half, the latest show at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell. Written by John Kolvenback, the show centers on the family dynamics between a long-battling married couple and their…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical


Unless your heart is two sizes too small, it’s hard to hate the Grinch. It’s one of my favorite Christmas TV shows, and now it is a favorite for my kids. I couldn’t wait to bring them to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Wang Theatre in Boston. Not only is…

Fall Back in Love–Fun, Fondue, and a Giveaway

Romantic Dinner at The Melting Pot

Big Guy and I have been married 8 years. We can’t decide if it feels like more or less, but it is what it is. We’re not big “date night” people (we’d both rather just stay home with the kids off to visit grandparents), but every year we try to do a weekend away together….

Highlights of the 2012 New England Dessert Showcase


Imagine a room with unlimited samples of chocolates, cookies, cake, and more. That’s the New England Dessert Showcase.

Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary–Hiking with Kids

Water lily

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is a great spot for an easy hike with kids, plus a chance to see some amazing wildlife.

Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove–Magic, Tears, Princesses, and More


Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove celebrates Disney animation from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves all the way through Tangled. We loved the show, but the overall experience was mixed. Such is the way when you’re dealing with kids.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular–Magic for the Whole Family


A review of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Wang Theater in Boston.

Marbles: The Brain Store–Heaven in a Mall


I recently had the opportunity to attend a preview of the new Marbles: The Brain Store in the Northshore Mall in Peabody, MA. It’s a great store full of books, games, puzzles, toys, software and novelties, all designed to challenge and stimulate your mind. My kind of heaven, honestly. Which is why I jumped at…

Tips for Enjoying the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl


If there’s one harbinger of summer in Boston, it’s the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. Here are some tips for making the most of your Scooper Bowl adventure.