Little League at Fenway: Mayor Walsh pitches off Little League Season

Will your team be there? Mayor Walsh with the Red Sox and Boston City Little League Teams will be hosting a Little League Opening Day celebration at Fenway Park on Wednesday, April 19th from 11:30 – 2PM. Little Leaguers including softball players and Little League teams outside of Boston, will be taking the field at…

Spring Break: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Spring Break in New England is a bit of a dilemma.  It is when the flowers start blooming. The weather is great and you just want to stay put to enjoy spring’s début.  On the other hand, it is a full week with no school for the kids and if you’re lucky you can take…

Easter: A Tisket A Tasket A Local Boston Basket

I love Easter.  Well, we don’t celebrate Easter but I love the memory of Easter brunches in Toronto.  We used to go fairly often to my parents’ friend’s place; they were like family to us.  We would drive a good hour to get there and when we did we were rewarded with a table of…

Chilled Out & Filled Up:  Brunch at Club Passim

I haven’t been to Club Passim in a very long time.  So much has changed and yet so much has remained the same.  The space has the same feel, the music is still mellow and wonderful (neither too loud nor just background music).  What is new is the space is slightly larger than I remember…

April, The Joke is On You: Xfinity to the Rescue (Sponsored)

The best way to deal with this temperamental weather, New England, is full on denial. Step 1: Buy some pretty floral spring wrapping paper from your local TJMaxx or Paper Source and plaster all your windows with it. Step 2: Turn up the thermostat or grab all your cozy blankets. Step 3: Fill a pitcher…

All the Matzoh Shapes: 

Matzoh had always been square my whole life.  Then recently, Israeli matzoh appeared in the markets that were round, and now thanks to Manischewitz there is triangle matzoh and mini matzoh too.  I was recently sent some matzoh kids for review. Manischewitz has some new options for Passover this year.  There are the oh so adorable…

The Dab of Donizetti and Celebrations of Spring: Boston Ballet’s Wings of Wax

It is hard to think about flying too close to the sun, when here in New England, the sun is still hiding and playing hard-to-get.  Inside the Boston Opera House, spring is in full bloom.  Boston Ballet’s latest show is a trio of ballets that begins with Balanchine’s spirited Donizetti. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fbostonballet%2Fvideos%2F10154520526122607%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Donizetti was originally created…

What Day is it Again?

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “diary -style” post and I kind of miss it.  In a strange sort of way I’ve been floating through the blog and seeing where it will take me.  Sometimes that is perfect and other times it feels a bit directionless. The older the kids get the less…

Lincoln Tavern Brunch: South Boston is Only 5 Miles from Here

Okay, I’ll admit it.  To me South Boston is a bit of a fantastical distant land.  I’ve heard of that particular ‘hood and certainly seen it portrayed in the movies but the reality of Southie didn’t quite seem approachable.  The problem is that in my real life, real world existence, I had a growing list…

I Don’t Celebrate Any Old Day: Pie Day

Pi is a pretty special number.  It is an irrational number (I can be irrational sometimes too, but my love of pie is all reasonable). The date 3/14 is known as Pi Day because it represents the 1st three digits of pi.  It is also the birthday of Albert Einstein, who was born in 1879….

Women’s Day:We Hold Each Other Up

We influence one another for better or worse. Whether we know it or not, we hold each other up.  Sometimes it is calculated and intentional and other times it is done without realising what we have done or who we have had an impact on. I recently went to a documentary preview and the panel spoke…