Memorial Day Weekend in Boston & Nearby

Start by checking out some of my favourite things to see and do for Memorial Day Weekend in Boston. ​​ Memorial Day Eating Whether you want to grill a burger at home or enjoy a burger out, the options are many.   Who makes your favorite burger? If you can, go to MF Dulock and…

There is WiFi and Then There is xFi (Sponsored)

My days are full of little crises that need to be addressed.  From ‘unfair’ homework assignments to missing shin guards and dead pointe shoes to no more Romaine for lunchbox Caesar salad.  The greatest, most dramatic, most annoying crisis of all in our life of little first world problems though is when there is a…

Annie On Tour: In Boston

I have memories of being at my bubbe’s house in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We would sit in the den after supper and watch Star Search. She and I were always amazed at these little kids with big talent. I was given tickets to see Annie for review and I imagined what accolades my bubbe would have…

Staying Relevant: Sleeping Beauty

We live in interesting times.  If there ever was a time of fast-paced progress and equally extreme desire to recreate some sort of status quo it seems like this is that time.  (No doubt the industrial revolution had a similar vibe in some ways.) I have the job of raising two children in these times and for the…

Red Sox Baseball at Fenway: Tips & Tricks for Families

Do you know how much it costs to go to the movies these days?  Of course you do, because you have kids and that means that a night at the movies can cost $53.96 for a family of four. I love the movies, but when the weather is good and the only movies you haven’t…

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…

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…