Travel to North Adams: The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA

As I mentioned the other day, I have been bitten by the travel bug or perhaps I was born with it (the more likely story).  In any case, I love Fall in New England so I don’t like to travel too far and one of my favourite places to go when there is a chill…

I Love Fall Outings: Mann Orchards’ Corn Maze

I was recently invited to visit the new Riverside Farms corn maze at Mann Orchards in Methuen, MA.  The first thing I had to do was figure out exactly where Methuen was and when I realised how quick and easy it was to get there, I gathered up the family and we headed out. From…

Back to School & Back in Time: American Girl Grace Thomas Train Ride

As children are making the transition from carefree summer days to the structured days of school, you don’t have to put away your suitcases and bathing suits quite yet.  School-free weekdays may be over, but it’s still summer outside and a weekend trip here or there is a great way to tiptoe towards fall. Easing back into reading…

5 Memorial Day Weekend Options In and Around Boston

This Memorial Day Weekend should be sunny and warm.  Here are a few ways to celebrate and commemorate those who have put themselves in harms way and continue to do so in the name of our country.  For our family Memorial Day always includes our local parade, a time to reconnect with friends and our…

Weekend Guide: Slush it Out

Live it up this weekend. No need to beware the ides of March because (a) you are not Caesar and (b) they’re not until the 15th. So here are a few ways to celebrate the weekend. Saturday Blue Man Group Lips are blue, but then again so are their entire faces. Blue Man Group is…

Welcome to Arendelle, MA: Disney On Ice presents Frozen presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt

There is no doubt that Elsa is in town. She’s left a Frozen trail across the state and mountains of snow in Boston. Disney on Ice Frozen is in town at TD Gardens. It opened last night, February 13th, and will go through February 22nd, 2015. For a discount on Ticketmaster fees use the code:…

Weekend Guide: MLK Jr. Long Weekend

How each family treats this long weekend is a personal choice.  Some volunteer or attend special MLK Jr. breakfasts, speeches, events.  Others treat it is an extra day to get caught up on family time, housework, recovering from some winter illness, or having that winter vacation that was perhaps co-opted by the flu this year….

Weekend Guide: Santa Brunches & Beyond

Sparklefest is in full swing in Harvard Square. Artisan and craft fairs and holiday pop up shops are popping up rapidly like the bubbles in that New Year’s eve glass of Champagne.   And, the kids might be seeing double, triple and quadruple as Santa finds his way all over town.  This weekend is the weekend…

Chocolate Lovers Guide to Boston: The Langham Boston Chocolate Bar

The Langham Boston’s Chocolate Bar is an annual outing for some and others save it for special milestones.  I’ve brought pregnant friends out for this chocolate feast.  I’ve come for a mother-daughter outing with my 7 year old.  This year, I brought the whole family.  When we have guests in town who are true chocolate…

The Weekend Guide: Harvard Art Museums, PoKémon & More

Here are a few things to keep you entertained this weekend. Get inspired to cook for Thanksgiving and meet Wilson Farm‘s new executive chef Raymond Ost, former chef/owner of Sandrine’s Bistro in Harvard Square.  Chef Ost will be offering samples of his turkey roulade with sausage apple stuffing, butternut squash soufflés, croque madame sandwiches, and…

A Few Things to Do This Rainy Weekend

1) Visit the Vocal Vibrations exhibit at Le Laboratoire, Cambridge.  Spend time inside a cozy space listening to the sounds of the exhibit.  Feel the vibrations of your voice in your hand or key in on the sound of d/ré with a pair of headphones. 2) Head to the WCRB Cartoon Festival at Symphony Hall…

Weekend Guide: Head of the Charles Regatta Edition October 18th-19th

Saturday and Sunday will be perfect for watching the Head of the Charles Regatta.  Bring a bike or stroll over to the banks of the Charles River to watch rowers from all over the world compete. Saturday, October 18th This weekend is not only the Head of the Charles Regatta but it is also the…