Category Archives: Boston

Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family on the Odyssey in Boston (Giveaway)


Do you do anything special as a family for Valentine’s Day? Do you get them treats or gifts? Have dinner as a family? I’ll admit… I’m not all that great about celebrating Valentine’s Day. I’m often out of town traveling for work and it’s not always easy to find something that’s kid-friendly. If you’re in…

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker–Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Last year, LadyBug and I were treated to a tour of the Nutcracker Suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. We were both captivated by the magic of it (it even inspired one of our Christmas presents that year), but I had context and LadyBug did not. The tutus, Nutcracker and giant bear were all just…

A Christmas Story, The Musical: A Family Review


A family review of A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Citi Wang theatre in Boston.

Traveling the Maine Coast on Amtrak’s Downeaster

Green Bee Ginger Buzz Soda and a whoopie pie.

I’m a big fan of train travel. I find it to be a relaxing way to get to your destination. You don’t have to worry about traffic, security lines, tolls, or checked luggage. You can move about freely, the bathrooms are roomy, and you can get a hot meal, cold beverage or snacks in the…

The Shoes We Wore Puzzle from Ceaco Supports One Fund Boston


One of my favorite ways to pass an evening while on vacation is to put together a jigsaw puzzle with my family. We do it every year. Now, puzzles make me think of warm summer days and gathering together. For many Bostonians, this is the same feeling that Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon evoke……

Mary Murphy at the Boston So You Think You Can Dance Auditions

I didn’t know what to expect when we met the judges from So You Think You Can Dance. Turns out that Mary Murphy is not only beautiful, but a really nice person to talk with. She shared with us how she found her (unexpected) passion for ballroom dancing and how she eventually won her dad’s…

So You Think You Can Dance Returns for Season 10

Adam Shankman, Nigel Lythgoe, and Mary Murphy at SYTYCD dance auditions in Boston

I love So You Think You Can Dance. I think there’s a part of me that always wanted to be a dancer. I like that the show makes dancing current, exposes us all to new forms of dance, and provides a platform for celebrating talented young dancers. Plus, it’s fun to see your favorite contestants…

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…