Opening of the Spray Pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond

June 27, 2011 0

Wednesday, June 29th is the Grand Opening of Spray Pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond! Starting at 11am, families, children and guests are invited to kick off the 2011 summer season with a wonderful day celebrating the grand opening of the wading and spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond. There will be storytelling, face painting, a special visit from the official mascot
Frog Pond Freddie, and other family friendly activities. [read more]

{A Healthy Balance} Where Food Comes From

June 24, 2011 0

Today Nikki and Alicia from A Healthy Balance share some ideas for keeping the kids entertained, with a food twist! Don’t miss out on the discount offer to save on their Be A Healthy Chef! cookbook at the end of the post:

The end of the school year is here, and we’re sure some of the local mamas are going to be looking for ways to keep the kids entertained. Summer vacation is a great time to explore and experiment with your kids and their daily food choices. Kids who know what their food is and are more intimately involved in its preparation are more likely to try new things and be open to healthier alternatives. Here are some tips to try out with your family… [read more]

Tips on Mosquito & Tick Prevention

June 23, 2011 0

Summer is finally here – with it comes warm weather, long days spent outside with friends, afternoons in the sprinkler, evenings by the fire pit. Unfortunately, summer also means some unwanted backyard pests. Today Pure Pest Management shares some helpful tips on protecting your family from mosquitoes and ticks.

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{Around Town} Jumping Monkeys Perform at Franklin Park Zoo

June 22, 2011 0

Start off summer with a bang at Franklin Park Zoo’s summer kick-off event featuring Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys! On Sunday, June 26th from 10:30–11:30am visit the zoo for an outdoor concert by Vanessa and her band where they’ll have you strutting like peacocks, hooting like owls, cockadoodle-dooing like roosters, and of course, jumping like monkeys!
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{Giveaway} Win a Copy of “Food For Thoughtful Parenting”

June 21, 2011 25

Here it comes: the long days of summer and full on family time! In Food For Thoughtful Parenting, local authors Nina Coslov and Tara Keppler offer up a collection of ideas that help parents see more possibilities for creativity, connection, and joy with their kids. A slim volume of ready-to-use tidbits, it’s a perfect summer read. Here they share a few of their favorite ideas as we head into summer. Be sure to read to the end of the post for your chance to win a copy of their book! [read more]

{Photography} What Not to Wear – Dressing for Your Summer Photography Session

June 20, 2011 0

Choosing your family’s clothing for your photo session can be a daunting task for some. The old trend was to match: everyone wore khaki pants and white polo shirts. The new trend is to coordinate add color, pattern and texture. The trick is to show off your family style in a coordinated timeless way. Here are some guidelines from Ladybug Photography to help your achieve a great family photo. [read more]

{Around Town} Summer Reading Series at the South Shore Plaza

June 17, 2011 1

The Dependable Cleaners 2011 Read to Ride Program promotes reading for kids ages 6-15 by giving them a chance to win a brand new bike (see details here)! As a part of this program, Dependable Cleaners has partnered with Yogibo (a lifestyle lounge bag company a the South Shore Plaza), to create a series of in store reading events with local children’s authors.
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