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Family Fun Over February Break

I don’t know about you, but February Break snuck up on me. If you’re not going away next week and haven’t made plans, you still have time to plan a staycation right here in Boston metro…

My Snow Plow Heroes

Despite living in Newton and having a driveway, sidewalk, et cetera for more than seven years, my husband and I haven’t a). bought a snow blower or b). hired a service…But that was all about to change.

Overnight Camps for Kids with Special Needs

Finding the right sleepaway camp for a healthy and/or typically developing child can be tricky. Imagine then how difficult it can be for parents of special needs campers…

Review: Red Apple Lunch (+ Gift for our Readers!)

Admit it. You hate packing kids’ lunches. I’m *almost* positive...

Newton Arts Calendar

The Newton Arts Calendar was created last year by Newton Community Pride. It’s a great resource for Newton residents who will find events all year long for adults, children and families…

Kids4Coding Camps

Kids4Coding has brought their award-winning STEM camps to the Boston metro area. Affordable camps include options in Minecraft, programming, drone building and coding, robotics and circuitry…

Celebrations of Black History Month

This month there are several events planned in honor and celebration of Black History Month. Here are a few to consider when planning your activities!

Q&A with The Haven Collective

Recently I discovered a small business (run by two Newton moms) that brings wonderful resources to our community in the realm of Health & Wellness…meet The Haven Collective.

Hidden Gem: Free Books at The Book Shed!

While I was feeding my boxes into the box-crushing machine thingee (that’s right! you don’t need to flatten the boxes beforehand!), I looked to my left and spied a small white trailer with a sign that read, “Book Shed”…

Giveaway: Senior Portrait Shoot Party!

Calling all rising seniors! If you or someone you know would like a free Senior Portrait photo shoot, please spread the word! Terminal 7 Studios is giving away a 2 hour photo shoot for one lucky winner and up to three friends…

REVIEW: Singh Cafe in Wellesley

I’m always on the hunt for great Indian food. Today I’m sharing my discovery in the hope that we won’t all flock there on the same night. If you don’t already know about the Singh Cafe in Wellesley, you’re welcome…

REVIEW: Singh Cafe in Wellesley

I’m always on the hunt for great Indian food. Today I’m sharing my discovery in the hope that we won’t all flock there on the same night. If you don’t already know about the Singh Cafe in Wellesley, you’re welcome…

Family-Friendly Recipe: Parmesan Chicken with Arugula

Holly and I are both fans of Ina Garten, and we each came to love this simple recipe on our own. Even our kids enjoy it (sometimes with a slight twist on it…)

REVIEW: LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville

LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville opened it’s doors last Monday for their soft open. Located in the heart of the village, the cuisine is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. My husband and I went there…

REVIEW: The Foodery & Covered Meals

While Holly tackled HelloFresh a few weeks ago, which delivers fresh, pre-measured ingredients for the home cook to prepare, I got the decidedly easier job of trying prepared meal delivery from two local companies…

Kids Eat Free!

Too tired to cook, but don’t want to spend a mint on a family dinner? Try one of these local kid-friendly restaurants pulled directly from our local restaurant listings. Kids eat free at all of them…

Hidden Gem: L’Aroma Cafe & Bakery

A part of me hopes you can find it, a part of me doesn’t. Tucked away in West Newton is a friendly, family-run cafe that boasts to-die-for scones (they go quick!), Sri Lankan curry lunches (made by the owner who creates this specialty), coffee (of course), and a wide array of teas.

Little Diner, Big Taste.

Little Big Diner is getting noticed, for all the right reasons.

A Tasty Addition to Newton Centre

Central has opened it’s doors in a community of foodies where there...

Recipe of the Week: Fattoush Salad

Our new fascination is this summery salad (let’s hang on as long as we...

Crowd Pleaser – Cabot’s

It doesn’t take much for us to make an excuse to go to Cabot’s. A hot summer day. A cold winter day. Rain. Shine. Breakfast. Dinner. Dessert. Any way you look at it, Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant is a win-win for families.

Our New Ice Skating page has launched!

If you can’t beat it (the cold, that is), then enjoy it! Check out our new Ice Skating page with dates, rates, tips, and important details. Ice skating is a fun way to entertain and to keep moving…

‘Boston Winter’ @ City Hall Plaza

It’s been a long time in coming, but it’s finally here! Finally. The city of Boston has an event to celebrate the many gifts of winter…

Holiday Showcase: Moving Paintings

This week in our Holiday Showcase we’re excited to feature artist Ben Raynes and his Moving Paintings. These charming watercolor dioramas bring landscapes to life, connecting the viewer with the art…

Review: Edaville’s Festival of Lights

Edaville’s Festival of Lights is an annual tradition for many New...

Where to Find Santa This Christmas

On the hunt for Santa? Here’s a round-up of where-to-spot-Santa events (classic photo ops!) this month in metro Boston…

What to do with all that Candy?

A big part of our lives these days is teaching our kids about leading a healthy life. In turn, this helps us make a case for donating that candy they’ve been eagerly awaiting…

Family ACCESS Annual Halloween Fair – Sat, 10/29/16

Family ACCESS is holding its annual Halloween Fair tomorrow Saturday, October 29, 2016 in West Newton, MA from 10am-1pm…

Halloween Family Festival and Fundraiser

Halloween Family Festival sponsored by Everwood Day Camp in Sharon, MA…

Winner of Giveaway: Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow!

Win (4) Tickets for Edaville’s magical Pumpkins Aglow event! Journey through Dino Land, explore an illuminated display of hand-carved pumpkins and get ready for trick-or-treating and lots of fun!

More Halloween Events for Your Calendar!

There’s so much fun planned in the next eight days that we decided to do another Halloween Events post. Get the most from this season by stopping by a few of these great Newton area offerings!

Pumpkins Aglow @ Edaville

If you haven’t been to Edaville’s amazing Pumpkins Aglow this season (or ever), you’re missing out on something special. Starting at 1pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 30th…

Family Fun Over February Break

I don’t know about you, but February Break snuck up on me. If you’re not going away next week and haven’t made plans, you still have time to plan a staycation right here in Boston metro…

Celebrations of Black History Month

This month there are several events planned in honor and celebration of Black History Month. Here are a few to consider when planning your activities!

Newton Community Chorus Concert & Auditions

The Newton Community Chorus has announced its winter concert will feature Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (in English, A German Requiem), which is…

New England Camp Fair – Feb 9, 2017

NEW SNOW DATE: Sunday, March 5, 2017! Don’t miss the free 2nd Annual New England Camp Fair to be held at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, MA! All attendees receive a ticket to win door prizes…

‘Boston Winter’ @ City Hall Plaza

It’s been a long time in coming, but it’s finally here! Finally. The city of Boston has an event to celebrate the many gifts of winter…

Looking for Free Toddler Activities This Week?

Often you need to get out of the house with your little one, especially during those long winter days. Classes are great, but who doesn’t love a free drop-in activity from time to time? Here’s a sample of what’s coming up this month…

First Night Celebration in Boston

Enjoy free First Night and First Day events in Boston’s Copley Square, the Prudential Center and on the Boston Common…

Post Your Local Event for Free!

Welcome to our new and improved events calendar! You will now be able to submit your own event…

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