Boston Holiday Books for Kids

While my children love reading books, they especially love Boston holiday books for kids or seasonal ones set in Massachusetts. They get a kick out of hearing the names of the towns nearby. They adore seeing pictures of notable Boston and Massachusetts landmarks. The books they especially cherish are the holiday themed books set in […]

Most Popular Halloween Candy in Massachusetts

October is filled with apples, russet leaves and candy for Halloween. While many of the stores kick off August, in some places, with Halloween decor and delectables, October puts it in high gear. It is time to plan those costumes and figure out what candy to hand out! For some, picking the candy is almost […]

The List of Massachusetts Fireworks 2017: Shows by Date

It is fireworks season! Many Metrowest MA cities and towns have listed their fireworks shows so it is time to share the list! If you know of a show not on this list, please leave a comment at the end of the post and include a link for fellow Mamas to follow and check for […]

LabGrab: Savings in Silk Skin Care

Massachusetts is a meca of amazing innovation. One of the newest is a product from Medford, MA based Silk Therapeutics™ and their new LabGrab™ line. (I received a sample.) The company was founded by two friends who wanted skincare to be clean and perform. The company name, Silk Therapeutics, eludes to its main ingredient: silk. […]

President’s Day Winter Festival in Quincy

Looking for free fun for the whole family on Monday, February 20th? Head over to the President’s Day Winter Festival at Hancock/Adams Green in Quincy! The President’s Day Winter Festival will include free, indoor and outdoor entertainment and activities. There will be a Massachusetts National Guard Quintet, teen pop group 3D, and a 35-foot snow […]

Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix

Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix will be at TCAN (Natick) on January 21st, 2017! Sit! Stay! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy in 1972. Since their 1980 debut, […]

Time To Make The Donuts at Powisset Farm

Learn how to make donuts! Powisset Farm in Dover is hosting Time To Make the Donuts on January 21st! Erin Gardner, who trained at Johnson & Wales Baking and Pastry Arts Program, will lead the class on January 21st. She has worked in the restaurant industry for many years, firstly at Sofra Bakery in Cambridge, MA, and […]

MLK Day Event at LINX

No school on MLK Day, January 16? Kids ages 3 years – 6th grade can enjoy a full day of fun at LINX in Wellesley! Register for events from 9am – 3pm, including Super Secret Spy, Rockstar Day Theater Workshop, and Dance Workshops. Vacation camps are available to members and non-members. For more information and […]

Commonwealth Ballet: The Nutcracker

The perfect family friendly start to the holiday season! The Nutcracker kicks off today at the Casey Theatre, Regis College, Weston. Free parking. Tickets are $20. The December 9th performance is sensory-friendly. The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including one intermission. Recommended for age 4 and older. Group discounts are available. Friday, November 25, 6 pm Saturday, […]

Mass. Horticultural Society’s Annual Festival of Trees

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Annual Festival of Trees starts today in Wellesley and features over 65 decorated trees and a new Snow Village with trains winding throughout! Horse-drawn wagon rides ($5 extra) and Santa visits can be found, as well as Pajamas Story time on Friday nights, music weekends and more. You can even “vote” with raffle […]

Soccer Special: New England Revolution Tickets

I’ve got a hidden soccer secret to share! The New England Revolution Soccer Team (the Revs) are offering “Family Four Packs” to three games this summer that include tickets to the game and meal vouchers for the family. If your family is larger than four, there is an option to add additional tickets. Additionally, each […]

2016 Metrowest MA Fireworks Schedule

Here are the 2016 fireworks displays in Metrowest Massachusetts. If you know of more, leave a comment! June 18, 2016 Woburn 6/18/2016 10:00 PM DPW Yard off N. Warren St. – North Warren Street (No Rain Date) June 19, 2016 Fitchburg 6/19/2016 10:00 PM Coolidge Park Baseball Field/1000 John Fitch Highway (No Rain Date) July […]

Digital Media Academy STEM Camps

I wanted to share this paid advertisement with you because if you are looking for a unique summer camp for your kids, then check out the Digital Media Academy (DMA) STEM focused summer camps at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts. DMA was founded in 2002 at Stanford University.  They have online courses during the year and […]

Summer MUSIC Camp Open House

The Rock Institute presents the On Stage Summer MUSIC Camp OPEN HOUSE: – Learn about the summer programs (grades 2 – 12, basic to advance level welcome!) – Schedule a free audition – Try out the instruments – Enjoy live music by one of the bands of the school year program! – Enter a raffle […]

Hair Stylists for Curly Hair in Massachusetts!

Finding a great hairstylist is always tough, but if you have curly hair, it can be even more challenging! Turns out, many local Metrowest Mamas have found great hair salons and top hair stylists that you may want to check out the next time you need your curls coiffed. Here are the recommendations: A bit […]

Kidfest and College

Play while learning how to pay for college! I’ve partnered with Fidelity and MEFA (the Massachusetts Education and Finance Authority) to spread the word about the 2015 U.Fund Dreams Tour, which will be at the 25th Annual Kidsfest at Wachusett Mountain Resort this weekend (09/19 – 09/20/15) KidsFest is two full days of music, food, and […]

Thomas Land at Edaville Now Open!

Thomas Land Edaville USA is now open! I had the opportunity to see the new features first hand as a season pass holder this past weekend! When you first arrive at Edaville, you will notice lots of new buildings under construction. Per the staff, it is going to be new shops, restaurants and a Dickenson […]

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’ […]

Champions for Kids

Earlier this month, I called for nominations for local non-profits that might benefit from the Walmart Champions for Kids program. A great organization called Cradles to Crayons was nominated and is in the process of becoming the Community Champion and beneficiary of the Walmart store at 280 WASHINGTON ST Hudson, MA. Background Since 2004, Champions […]

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 […]

Autism Providers MA and Autism Services

There aren’t too many personal blog posts that I write here on Metrowest Mamas, but I have had some pretty hard experiences dealing with a family autism diagnosis. In experiencing difficulties with our Massachusetts ABA provider to realizing the huge gaps in protections for families in Massachusetts, I wanted to share my story with ABA […]

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 […]

Best Places for Ice Cream in Massachusetts

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. I know, cheesy right, but there are many ice cream places and parlors in Massachusetts that we all rave about. Maybe it is the various toppings and fun flavors? Whatever location you try, here are six best ice cream places in Massachusetts when craving a […]

List of Massachusetts Fireworks 2013

Here is a list of Massachusetts Fireworks 2013! Most of these Massachusetts Fireworks 2013 displays are on the Fourth of July, but note that some may before or after July 4th. For other July 4th events in Massachusetts, check out my post here. Acton 7/4/2013 9:30 PM Behind Nara Park [Rain Date 7/5/2013] Amesbury 7/4/2013 […]

Free Fun Fridays 2013

The Highland Street Foundation‘s Free Fun Fridays is back this summer and kicks off on Friday, June 28th! Free Fun Fridays are days where Massachusetts residents and tourists can visit designated attractions, every Friday, during the summer months at no cost, with no registration or tickets required. Just enjoy! Many are great for the entire […]

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