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
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”
By: Melanie Anderson It’s that time of the year: the leaves are changing and the air is getting cooler. This time of year, I love taking my youngest son, Tyler, apple picking. We take our annual drive to Honey Pot Hill, just him and me, after we get the older kids off to school and … More Apple Pie Made With Love
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
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!
By: Martianne Stanger For my children, one of the highlights of spring each year is seeing the herring run by visiting local runs as a family and going on annual field trips with an area homeschool group. There’s just something magical about the annual migration of herring back to their breeding grounds. The way … More Follow Those Herring at Local Festivals
By: Jessica Aldred While the rest of New England is still staring at melting snow banks and dodging mud puddles, the planner in me has already set her sights on sweet summertime, and our annual summer bucket list specifically. As I start booking the final weeks of children’s activities I quickly realized that, while it … More Summer Bucket List