June 28, 2018

This weekend is the start of Free Fun Fridays, where now through the end of August, you can get access to a variety of locations around the Boston area for no money. Zero dollars. Check out the program website at: http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-Fridays, an...

June 26, 2018

 School is out, finally, hopefully, for everyone, with many delays in the last day of school due to the lots and lots and lots of snow days we had this academic year. I am going to go out on a limb, metaphorically speaking, and assume that I am not the only parent who...

June 21, 2018

What are you doing tonight, readers, in honor of the summer solstice? How about checking out a free summer solstice celebration night at the Harvard Museum of Science and Culture (see website here: https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/summer-solstice). What does one do at a...

June 19, 2018

Recently one of my children has been asking for bath bombs, which, until he asked for it, was not something I had ever bought. Bath time in our house tends to be less of the relaxing, soaking in a warm, fizzy bath moment and more of a ‘STOP SPLASHING OUT OF THE TUB!’ k...

June 14, 2018

 Another weekend coming up, and lots and lots of activities to do. First of all, strawberries. The picking season for strawberries in New England is June, and it is such a short season, so get picking! Our family’s favorite is Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA 

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June 12, 2018

 Anyone else struggling to make a child take his/her/their medicine, because even with camouflaging and puddings and all kinds of other tricks, the medicine still just tastes awful? Why does medicine have to taste SO BAD? Is there a scientific reason behind this?

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June 7, 2018

What are you planning for this weekend, readers? If you haven’t headed to the scooperbowl yet (http://www.scooperbowl.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1177885), today is your last day. I tried to find a scientific article that says ice cream is good for you, which I am...

June 5, 2018

Here I am, 8 days into an 18 day stretch in which my spouse is overseas and I am the only parent responsible for three mild-mannered, well-behaved children, and I am TIRED. I have tried all manners of “tricks” to make my life easier and more manageable, mostly includin...

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