Category Archives: Boston

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

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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.

Donate Your Stuff to a School in Need with

Donate your books, CDs, movies, and video games to schools in need.

Paint Your Own Pottery with Barefoot Books (Concord, MA)

We will definitely be checking out the new paint-your-own pottery studio at Barefoot Books, but haven’t gotten there just yet. I will say that the Barefoot Books community center/store is an explosion of color and creativity, so I imagine that inspiration will flow easily!

A Sweet Afternoon at Turtle Lane Maple Farm

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My kids love maple syrup. At least they think they do. We have some Mrs. Butterworth syrup that the kids and Big Guy use on their pancakes. When I have the choice, I prefer REAL maple syrup. You know, from a tree, as nature intended. So, now that we have a glimmer of spring, I decided that it was time for a return to Turtle Lane Maple Farm.