The 2019 Belmont World Film Family Festival

The Belmont World Film Family Festival is back again this weekend for its 16th year! Running from Friday night, January 18 through Monday, January 21st, the Belmont World Film’s 16th Annual Family Festival, “Where Stories Come Alive,” presented by Jackson-Walnut Park School, runs in Arlington, Belmont, and Cambridge. You can find the full schedule and […]

Blue Man Group Autism Performance

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks for the third consecutive year and will be hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism in Boston. Tickets for this special performance will be discounted, and $5 from each ticket will be donated to Autism Speaks. For the autism-friendly performances, slight modifications […]

National Parks Free Admission Days

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2017: January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20: Presidents’ Day April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 30: National Public Lands […]

Parades and Patriots Day Events in Concord and Lexington

Commemorate Patriot’s Day with Patriots Day Parades in Massachusetts at the annual parade in Lexington at 2pm on Monday, April 17, 2017 and in Concord at 8:45am! Starting at Massachusetts Avenue and Maple Street in East Lexington, proceeding west along Massachusetts Avenue through Lexington Center, left onto Worthen Road ending at the Town Pool Parking […]

Free Admission to National Parks in Massachusetts

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2017: January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20: Presidents’ Day April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 30: National Public Lands […]

Blue Man During School Vacation Week

See the BLUE MAN GROUP BOSTON during APRIL VACATION! The Blue Man Group Boston has added weekday matinees, free face painting before select shows, and special restaurant offers during school vacation week! From April 15-23, Blue Man Group Boston will host 26 shows. Many will be added weekday matinees that are perfect for kids 3+. […]

Riverfest Sudbury & Concord

Head out for a weekend long event for the Riverfest in Concord and Sudbury MA. See the full schedule of events here: http://riverfest.sudbury-assabet-concord.org

Santander Soccer Scholars Program

If you haven’t heard about the Santander Soccer Scholars program, then let me share with you this spectacular scholars opportunity. Anytime there is a program that can celebrate academic achievements of kids or the talent of students, I want to spread the word because it gives hope, cause and initiative to a lot of kids. […]

Red Sox Open House at Fenway Park

This Saturday, April 25, the Red Sox are having a special open house! It is a great time to see all of the improvements and additions made at Fenway in the off season, like the new Kids Concourse! The open house is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m at Fenway Park. The Open House, presented […]

Emerson Hospital 5k Run Walk

The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual 5k Run Walk for Cancer brings together runners, walkers, and families from across the 25 communities served by Emerson Hospital to support cancer care at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke. The rain-or-shine event will take place at The Thoreau Club field, 275 Forest Ridge Road […]

Disney on Ice at the DCU

Embark on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all your favorite Disney characters in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. If you aren’t flying away to the most magical place on earth, enjoy it at the DCU Center in Worcester with upbeat music, and lovable characters at this ‘stay-cation’ […]

Celtic Sojourn Boston (and Giveaway)

Celtic Sojourn is coming to Boston in March and contains a fabulous lineup of fiddlers, singers, as well as harps, accordions and more. Based on the popular 89.7 WGBH radio program “A Celtic Sojourn”, and produced by WGBH, greater Boston’s leading public broadcaster, this year’s concert helps audiences, regardless of Irish Heritage, to celebrate the […]

Time for Apples! Belkin Lookout Farm

I cannot believe summer is over and that we are into fall already! The sadness is tempered by the fact that I love the Autumn season and the best fall activity in New England: apple picking! Especially apple picking at Belkin Lookout Farm in Natick, MA. As I have written about Lookout Farm in the […]

Things to Do in Massachusetts From A to Z

Massachusetts is full of resources and places to explore for families of all sizes and ages. While I have written about a variety of specific activities, like what to do after dark or places to go around town, here is a list of activities and destinations from A-Z! A – Art Galleries. The most notable […]

Weekend Events: October 13-14, 2012

Despite the darkening days and the cool temperatures (oh my, this morning was freezing!), I love this time of year. Mums and pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls, it is a lot of fun. So here are some family-fun picks for this weekend in, and around, Metrowest! PumpkinFest 2012 Saturday, Oct 13 10:00a to 2:00p Clapboardtree Nursery […]

What is Boston Babywearers

Boston Babywearers is a local non profit group whose mission is to teach parents and the community about the joys of babywearing. Monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Parents and caregivers join to learn safety tips and the basics of wearing, while socializing with other families. Since there are many options, and […]

Best Places to Pick Apples in Massachusetts

Thanks to the wonderful fans on the Metrowest Mamas Facebook Page for sharing their favorite, kid-friendly, best places to pick apples in Massachusetts with their families or to have a birthday party or school field trip. Here are the top shares: Belkin Lookout Farm (Natick) A train takes you to the various places to pick […]

Winter Break Activities

Boston Area February Vacation Week at Peabody Essex Museum Join the PEM during school vacation week to celebrate Native American artists from New England. Watch artists at work, take a family tour of Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art and make art of your own. Children 16 and under are always free at PEM. Mon, […]

The Cottage Wellesley & Chestnut Hill

Cottage Casual As a parent, I don’t get out often for dinner with my husband or a night out with friends. When I do get the chance to go out, I am very picky because I finally have a couple hours for myself and it better be worth it. I found the perfect match a […]

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