Holidays

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Boston for the Holidays (2019)

December is a big month for family weekend celebrations in and around Boston with lots of holiday LIGHTS and music. LIGHTING OF THE TREE.  The first order of business is of course to Light the main Boston Tree in the country’s oldest Boston Common Park (December 5th this year) (you do know that our tree …

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Our First Ever WEEKEND VLOG! Afternoon Tea at Blithewold Estate!

For recent Mother’s Day Sunday we headed to a nearby Bristol, Rhode Island for an AFTERNOON TEA (not to be confused with HIGH TEA- you will find out the difference if you watch our VLOG).  First, we toured the rooms of the historic early 20th century BLITHEWOLD ESTATE with an audio guide and then we …

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Mother’s Day Ideas In and around Boston

Mother’s Day (on May 12 this year) is a great excuse to spend time with Mom.  Go against the crowds this year and celebrate just before or shortly after the official calendar holiday;  better yet – plan several celebrations throughout the month of May! My Mom and I plan to have one of our May celebrations …

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Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops

Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops: What to Expect

As a family, we try to take advantage of Boston’s world class cultural attractions every chance we get.   Attending Boston Pops Orchestra’s Kids Holiday Matinee at the Symphony Hall seemed festively appropriate for December holidays, but when we first attended a couple of years ago, we had no idea what to expect.   So we put together …

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5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE WITH MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY IN BOSTON

There are numerous ways to celebrate Mother’s Day (and have fun yourself!) in and around Boston.  Here are some tried and true ideas from my list. Take her to the Theater Boston Theater Marathon – this is where I am taking my Mom this Sunday May 8 (in the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the …

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Mothers and daughters celebrate March 8 Holiday at American Girl Bistro in Natick, MA

Girls’ Lunch at the American Girl Bistro in Boston

Last year we started a tradition of mother-daughter “high tea”  to celebrate March 8 – International Women’s Day.  The holiday originated in America in the early 20th century to honor women’s fight for equality, but today it is widely celebrated in many Eastern European countries as an expression of love  and appreciation towards the special women in your life.  Spending time with …

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20+ ideas Boston family TO DO ideas for December School Vacation 2015

2015 December School Vacation: 20+ family TO DO’s in Boston.

Staying in Boston area during December school vacations? There are many Boston STAYCATION choices to entertain your kids with.   AN-ALL FAMILY FUN As a family with 10-year age difference between our two kids, we know the challenge of finding an activity to appeal to a multi-age family audience. This all-family fun list should work: Museum of …

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Things to Do in Boston during February school vacation week 2017

Holiday Winter Traditions in and around Boston.

Paraphrasing a famous Tolstoy quote, all happy families are rich in traditions.  Here in Boston, with the abundance of natural and cultural resources, it is easy to create your own family traditions for each season. (Read about our Fall and Summer favorites;  spring list will be my new challenge next year). Here is my list …

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