Seasonal

Check out the links below for fun seasonal activities that you can enjoy with your families.

What to do with all that Halloween 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...

12 Fantastic Halloween Events for the Whole Family

There’s so much fun planned in the next two weeks that we decided to do a round-up of Halloween Events. Get the most from this season by stopping by a few of these great Newton area activities!

Review: Apple-Pickin’ at Connors Farm

Apple-picking season is nearing its end but you've still got till October 31st to visit Connors Farm in Danvers. Below you'll find my review of this unique farm only 30 miles north of Newton. For other farm suggestions, check out our post from September...

Giveaway: TreeTop Adventures in the Fall!

We had such a tremendous response to our summer Treetop Adventures Giveaway that we asked if they would donate again. And they did! Here's the scoop...

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...

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...

Time to Think About Teacher Gifts

Since last year (2016) when Newton Public Schools eased their policy against individual gifts to teachers (and aides), parents have had to interpret which "sentimental tokens" are acceptable. 

Boston Children’s Hospital Adopt a Family Holiday Drive

There are so many wonderful opportunities to give this holiday season, and today we're sharing a holiday drive for families with loved ones being treated at Boston Children's Hospital.

Where to Find Santa This Christmas (2017)

Here's this year's round-up of Santa-sanctioned events -- primarily photo ops -- in and around metro Boston.

Boston Winter Returns

Boston Winter features a mix of winter activities including a reconfigured outdoor skating path and an expanded Holiday Shopping Market with an array of hospitality experiences and attractions.

Save 25% on Toys – This Saturday 11/18 Only

This Saturday November 18th save 25% on toys at Target.com. Click here for the link to save.

Holiday Sale @ Historic Newton

Historic Newton gift shops are holding a sale through the month of December. Save on unique gifts for family and friends.

Top Holiday Art and Craft Markets in Newton and Beyond

This the season to shop! I, personally, am addicted to holiday fairs featuring unique wares from local artisans and artists. Here are several notable ones taking place starting this week through the end of December. Happy shopping! 

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.

Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum This Mother’s Day

Here's a great Mother's Day idea from our friends at...

5 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day

Each May when Mother's Day rolls around, my husband asks me what I want to do. I know some moms have traditions, but we're more a "wing it" kind of family. This year I decided to brainstorm and I've come up with 5 ideas. If you're like me and still haven't made plans, it's not too late to make it a special day. You deserve it, after all.

Free Easter Activities in Boston and Beyond

The Easter Bunny, Egg Hunts, and more are what’s to come as Easter approaches. Here's a list of fun and FREE Easter activities in Boston –and surrounding towns, over the next couple of weeks...

Book Your Easter Brunch!

For those who celebrate Easter, it's a wonderful, fun celebration when families come together and enjoy the holiday and each other. It's also a good excuse to get out and eat a special meal! If you're planning to stay local and would like to find a good restaurant for Easter Brunch, look no further.

Review: Kimball Farm

My twins have been asking to visit Kimball Farm (Westford, MA) since they first discovered it on a 2nd grade field trip. We finally made the trek out to Westford on a recent Sunday. Check out my tips for how to make the most of your visit.

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Canobie Lake Park

We are super excited to announce our latest giveaway. Win a 4-pack of Tickets to Canobie Lake Park...

ICA Free Thursdays – Outdoor Music, Art, & More!

Our area is rich with museums and we're fortunate to have such cultural abundance at our fingertips. Today I'm sharing a fantastic list of musical (outdoor!) events from the ICA on Boston's Waterfront! During the summer they offer ICA Free Thursdays Nights. Get your calendar out...

One-week sleep away camps for first-time campers

My oldest daughter, a 4th Grader, will be 10 1/2 when summer rolls around. I feel she would benefit greatly from - and is ready for - a couple weeks at sleepaway camp. She's not so sure. She doesn't like the thought of being away from us for so long, which is understandable. So, I decided to research overnight camps with 1-week (sometimes called "rookie week") options...

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...

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...

LINX Has a Camp for Every Interest for Summer 2017!

LINX Camps’ early no risk registration for summer camp 2017 gives families the best selection of 40+ award winning camps, located in Wellesley for kids age 3 years – 10th grade. Kids and parents from all over metro west enjoy our premier Junior (half and full day),...

Nobles Day Camp’s Free Fall Festival

5th Annual Fall Festival Free & Open to the Public Date:  Sunday, October 23 from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m Location:  10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA  02026 Contact:  781-320-1320 Activities include: Enter a raffle for a Free Week of Camp Petting Zoo – Baby and Large Animals...

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