Op-Ed: At What Age Should Kids Get Cell Phones?
Oct01

Op-Ed: At What Age Should Kids Get Cell Phones?

When is the right time for kids to get cell phones? This is an ongoing debate with parents. Many factors are involved, emotional as well as practical. Right now, as my oldest is beginning 5th grade, this is a hot topic with my peers.

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10 Places to Pick Apples This Season
Sep16

10 Places to Pick Apples This Season

Apple picking! This is one of my favorite fall activities and my kids have grown to love it as well. A day outside, usually sweater weather, bookended with cider and / or apple cider donuts…

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Resources for Donating Hair to Charities
Sep02

Resources for Donating Hair to Charities

A few years ago, we discovered that one of our favorite sitters donates her hair every time she grows it long enough. She is an inspiration to my family and my older daughter decided that she, too, wanted to donate her hair. Finally after almost two years of growth, it was time.

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It’s Time to Book After School Activities – Here are the Options!
Aug26

It’s Time to Book After School Activities – Here are the Options!

For some of us, we know our kids’ go-to activities (ie. soccer, dance, piano, art). But many of us are still figuring out what fits best both with our kids. The good news is that in either case, the choices are abundant here in Newton…

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7 Reasons Dance is Great for Your Kids
Aug12

7 Reasons Dance is Great for Your Kids

As the summer tips into August, it’s time to consider what after school activities are right for our kids. This month we’ll be writing posts on the myriad options available to Newton residents, one of which is…Dance!

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Empowering Girls Through Running
Jun17

Empowering Girls Through Running

Girls on the Run is a nationwide after-school program intent on helping girls in Grades 3-5 feel “joyful, healthy and confident.”

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