10 Suggestions for Staying Safe and Sane Outdoors During COVID-19

By: Martianne Stanger “Stay home!” I keep hearing and seeing these words everywhere during this time of the crazy COVID-19 virus and its fallout. As anyone who has been reading my posts here at Signature Moms for any length of time might have gleaned, the great outdoors nourishes me. Being cooped up in my house … More 10 Suggestions for Staying Safe and Sane Outdoors During COVID-19

Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes

By: Martianne Stanger   Okay, I admit it.  Some days I miss the freedom and adventure that life before children offered me. Other days, I realize that life is still full of adventure: some quite simple and joy-filled and only experienced because I have children. Case in point: the other day when my children and … More Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes

1000 Hours Outside

By: Martianne Stanger Long ago, I heard about a 1000 Hours Outside challenge in one of the online groups I am in and laughed at it. Who needs a formal challenge to spend time outside? I thought. My children get 1000 hours outside a year and then some. As homeschoolers, we were blessed to spend … More 1000 Hours Outside

5 Ways to Prevent Your Child from Saying, “I’m Bored”

By: Cheryl Maguire   Now that school is out and summer is here, I know your fear. It’s what every parent fears; hearing the dreaded, “I’m bored,” from your child. The best way to prevent this from occurring is to keep them busy. Easier said than done, right? I know what you are thinking, everything … More 5 Ways to Prevent Your Child from Saying, “I’m Bored”

A to Z: Fall and Winter Activities Around New England

Are you looking for some fun things to do with your family over the next few months? Our area has just about anything you could imagine, from A-Z! A – Apple picking in Massachusetts http://www.southshoremamas.com/?p=24174 B – Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/Tickets-Performances/Performances/The-Nutcracker.aspx C – Candy/chocolate/caramel apples made at home https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mTY8M2MJTPU D – Downhill Mountain Coaster … More A to Z: Fall and Winter Activities Around New England

5 Places to Look for FREE FUN This Summer!

By: Martianne Stanger In the past week, my family has released endangered red-bellied cooter turtles… …enjoyed climbing on all sorts of DPW equipment and collecting some freebies… …watched a police dog exhibition, clamored into police vehicles, potted plants, had faces painted, enjoyed hots dogs, hamburgers, and more… …all for FREE!  How? Simply by keeping our … More 5 Places to Look for FREE FUN This Summer!