Peanuts at Fenway: Charlie Brown

I love getting the paper and reading the comics.  I loved it as a kid and I still do now.  When I think of the Peanuts comic strip, I have four very clear images in my head: Schroeder at the piano, Linus with his banket, Lucy at her “advice” booth, and Charlie Brown all scruffy on the…

Best Boston Super Bowl Parties: Bite by Bite

You can make cute football shaped foods, and go all out with the decor for an awesome DIY Super Bowl party but when push comes to tackle, there are only two important things for a successful Super Bowl party:  a big tv & some tasty food and drinks. If you live in the Boston area, you have some…

Ballet is for Everyone: Boston Ballet Open House

Ballet is one of the greatest misunderstood sports and that is no accident because it is also an art.  Whatever the reason your child first steps into a dance studio, the power of ballet for any child, of any age, whether they dream of becoming the ethereal ballerina they’ve seen on stage or they just…

Calling All Kids: Opening Day, Gate K, and Mayor Marty Walsh

Now that spring is in fact here and white monster of winter’s reign has retreated, the Green Monster can come out and play.  Today, Mayor Marty Walsh led a tour of Fenway and cut the rope for the new Gate K.  Fenway’s Gate K is designed for families and their littlest Red Sox fans to…

Mindy Kaling, Invisibility, Super Powers & the Superbowl

I still think about if I could have a super power which one would it be.  It’s a question one thinks about from those early days of childhood when you actually have moments of feeling like you do have those super powers.  You can almost fly when you’re soaring high on the swings that you…

Superbowl XLIX Recipes: 3 Recipes for the Game

The Superbowl is here and for some of us it’s all about the game.  For the rest of us, it’s about the game, the friends, the commercials and the food.  Here are few recipes that landed in my inbox that sound just right for the game.  I’m especially intrigued by the “Not From” Buffalo Chicken…

Talking to Fathers

I have a father and for most of my life also had two grandfathers.  Now that I’m married I have fathers-in law.  Now that I have children I have a husband who is a father as well.  Until recently, when I’ve been interviewing several Boston area fathers for a few pieces I’m working on I’ve…

It’s Out of the Park!: Fenway Beyond The Green Monster

You don’t have to be at Fenway to gather with Red Sox Nation and enjoy the game.  You don’t have to be sitting on your couch either.  You don’t have to bring the kids to a local sports bar to watch the game either. Today you have the perfect solution: Out of the Park. Out…

Fenway + Yoga = FenwaYoga

My daughter loves her yoga classes.  I grew up in a family of yogis.  I even enjoyed going to mom and baby yoga.  When the yoga was for me though, I have given it several tries and it just wasn’t an experience I enjoyed.  My mind would feel like it was on hyperspeed and my…

Boston Marathon 2014: Race On

  The Boston Marathon is the ultimate, elite running race.  The first big race I witnessed was the Barcelona Marathon because my boyfriend and I happened to be in town on race day.  When we moved to Boston, and I worked as a teacher, Marathon Monday was a vacation day for me.  Marathon Monday symbolized…

Super Bowl XLVIII: Pinterest Shminterest time to order out

I know you have a whole Pinterest board or maybe even two: Super Bowl snacks and Super Bowl decor.  Don’t even mention the third one:  Super Bowl Sweets. Super Bowl XLVIII is this weekend and yes, I know that pizza with the pepperoni in the shape of a football is super cute, but really do…