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Review: 2014 Big Apple Circus at City Hall Plaza, Boston


Disclosure: I received complimentary admission to the Big Apple Circus for purposes of review. All opinions are my own. As a sure sign of spring, the Big Apple Circus started their annual run at City Hall Plaza in Boston. We first saw the show years ago when my kids were very little, and wondered how… [read more]

Giveaway: Family Four-Pack to the Big Apple Circus


Each spring, the Big Apple Circus delights kids and kids at heart with their annual Boston show at City Hall Plaza. This year’s show, Luminocity, is all new. Featuring some of the world’s greatest circus artists, the Big Apple Circus promises an up-close look at the circus, with no seat more than 50 feet from… [read more]

Review: The Train to Christmas Town From Buzzards Bay, MA

Train to Christmas Town

Disclosure: We attended a media dress rehearsal of the Train to Christmas Town. All opinions are my own. This past weekend, we were invited on board the Train to Christmas Town, a brand-new experience for kids of all ages from the Cape Cod Central Railroad. Debuting this year in Buzzards Bay, MA, Watsonville, California, and… [read more]

Red Tricycle Announces Boston Winners

Red Tricycle

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Red Tricycle. Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to work with Red Tricycle, a parenting website that features things to do in some of the biggest cities in America. Red Tricycle is coming to Boston, and included the hub in their popular Totally Awesome Awards this… [read more]

A Tour of Fenway Park

Tour of Fenway Park

We are a family of baseball fans. I started following baseball back in 1997, when I first met my husband. I’ve been to minor league games, spring training games, and playoff games. I’ve been to ALDS games, ALCS games, and games during the 2004 and 2007 World Series.  My daughter first went to Fenway Park… [read more]

Video Tour of the New Flagship Walgreens in Downtown Crossing – Boston

Flagship Walgreens Boston

I was invited to the opening of the Walgreens store opening by Collective Bias®.  I was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Walgreens #CBias #SocialFabric  All Opinions are my own. Sushi and manicures?  A juice bar and self-serve fro-yo?  Beer, wine, and liquor?  All at your neighborhood Walgreens?… [read more]

When Traveling Gives You Lemons…

New England Aquarium Penguins

As I write this, sitting on my couch, I’m supposed to be in Connecticut, reviewing a hotel in Greenwich.  But, due to the impending snowstorm (which, of course, is now only forecast to be a small snowstorm), our trip was cancelled by the hotel.  This February weather has certainly been frustrating. But, the change in… [read more]

Visiting the Vineyard Vines “Whalehouse” Warehouse Outlet Sale in Lawrence, MA

Vineyard Vines Whalehouse Warehouse Outlet Sale

Note: I update the bottom of this post every time I have information on a new sale. I find out through Facebook, so I don’t have any inside info. I adore Vineyard Vines preppy clothes and accessories, but don’t adore their prices.  I have a few of their things that I bought on sale, but… [read more]

Classes for Kids at the New Kidville Wellesley

Classes for kids Kidsville Wellesley

Moms of preschoolers in the Metrowest will have a new option for kids’ classes when Kidville Wellesley opens in February in Wellesley Square (at the former Rugged Bear location). Kidville Wellesley, part of the popular Kidville franchise, will offer a kids’ salon, birthday parties, kids’ classes, camps, and preschool alternative.  From now through December 31,… [read more]

Giveaway: The Mayor’s Holiday Special in Boston

discounted artsboston shows

My kids love attending shows in Boston, but the price can often make it difficult for us to do as a family.  On November 1st, 2012, 9th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Special launched for the season, offering 13,000 half-price tickets to more than 70 performances.  Shows include family favorites like The Nutcracker in Boston and Dr.… [read more]

Giveaway: Tickets to the Nov 24th Kids’ TCAN Show

TCAN Ticket giveaway

One of my favorite place in my hometown of Natick, MA is The Center for Arts in Natick – aka the TCAN (or, as my son calls it, the Teacup).  If you are around the weekend after Thanksgiving, the TCAN has a great family show featuring family performer Joanie Leeds.  The TCAN is offering us… [read more]

Macy’s Shop for a Cause This Weekend

Shop for a Cause

My daughter was premature, and although she never needed to spend time in the NICU, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the March of Dimes.  They work tirelessly to help prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality, and also support advance maternal and health research.  This weekend, Macy’s is working with… [read more]

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