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It’s hard to believe that my kiddos are still in school, and we are approaching our town’s 4th of July celebration, but we are excited to celebrate nevertheless.  Bring on the parades, the celebrations, and of course the fireworks!  Here’s a list of when local towns are celebrating the 4th this year:  [click to continue…]

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Grab your blankets and chairs, pack some snacks, and head out to one of these free movies series on the South Shore (and a bit beyond) this summer!  [click to continue…]

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Gphomestay has officially partnered with Notre Dame Academy in Hingham and is offering a unique cultural opportunity to families in Hingham and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in making a positive impact on the life of an international student and live within 30 minutes of the school, you may want to consider becoming a host family!

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Gphomestay has been facilitating home stays and increasing cross-cultural awareness since 2011. Fifteen girls from China attended Notre Dame this year, and they plan on accepting fifteen more sophomores and juniors in the fall. If you are interested in becoming a host family, you can fill out the online application. Host families are needed for the 2015-2016 academic year, but the time to apply is now!  [click to continue…]

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Fresh ripe red strawberries in the field, selective focus

Strawberries have a short but sweet picking season.  It starts in June, and ends in, well, June.   Blink and you’ll miss it!  Pick-your-own strawberries is an activity that the whole family can get into, even the little ones!  If you’re heading out, be sure to check picking conditions before you go on the farm’s website.  Early in the day is best too, to avoid the heat, and get the most fruit before the fields are all picked out!

Here are some great pick-your-own options in eastern Massachusetts:  [click to continue…]

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