The Gift

By: Cheryl Maguire On Christmas Eve, I sat alone on a bench, in the middle of a crowded mall. My husband, Bob, and our daughters, age 12 and 9, roamed the shops in an attempt to find me the perfect Christmas gift, even though I told them not to. Bob’s anxiety surrounding this situation caused … More The Gift

Yankee Swap

By: Lauren Tankle   You really don’t know a person until you have played a Yankee Swap game with them. This game makes you realize that people you grew up with your whole life are unapologetically capable of plotting your demise and will do everything and anything to take you down all because you really … More Yankee Swap

Let’s Be Present

By: Deirdre Littlefield My oldest son enlisted in the US Army this year. We miss him terribly but are filled with pride. As our family decorated our tree this year, it hit me hard; we were short one family member. Each decoration my oldest son made brought back a flood of memories and conversation to … More Let’s Be Present

Animated Light Displays

By: Kathy Trainor  Walking through a winter wonderland doesn’t have to be bitterly cold. Your whole family can enjoy Animated Light Displays across New England. Families across the region turn their homes into magnificent creations of lights and sounds. You and your family can sit in the comfort of your car, turn on your car radio, and … More Animated Light Displays