February Vacation Week has come and gone, and it's already March, which means it's time to start thinking about April Vacation Week! If you want to be sure to get a spot for your child in a great camp, this is the time to start considering the options.
My first roundup of 2014 April Vacation Week camps highlights programs that get kids outdoors, exploring nature. These camps also give campers a preview of the traditional summer camp experience. Read on to find out more about 4 nature-centric vacation camps you won't want your kids to miss.
One of the sweetest things about living in New England is being able to experience maple sugaring first hand. Bostonians don’t have to go very far to enjoy festivals, take tours of maple sugar farms, watch sap being boiled down in sugar houses, and learn to tap maple trees.
Of course, the best part is tasting the final product – in syrup form poured over pancakes, as candies, and even in hot dogs (!). Celebrate maple sugaring season with special events and visits to these local maple farms.
Welcome to Part II of our February Vacation Week coverage. There are so many things to do with kids in Boston this vacation that we're covering the activities in two separate posts: we’ve highlighted puppet shows, dance and theater performances, one-day events, and nature programs in our first post, and continue our coverage with a roundup of the many museum programs available during the break here. Whether your kids are into history or science, art-making or animals, they can find plenty to do at Boston-area museums this vacation.
Looking for fun things to do with kids during February vacation week? There are plenty of programs and special events for families going on in Boston - puppet shows, dance and theater performances, special museum happenings, one-day events, and nature programs. So many, in fact, that we almost wish there were at least another week of vacation to do all we’d like to do!
Read on to see highlights of some of the many wonderful things to do over midwinter break with kids, and be sure to visit our calendar of events for more ideas. Part II: Special Museum Programs is a roundup of museum programs during February vacation week.
I went back to work full-time this year after several years of working part-time as a high school teacher, and I spent the first few months feeling pretty inadequate at basically everything. By November, I started to feel a little more on top of things, just in time for cold, cough and stomach bug season. Here are some tips and ideas I wish I'd had back in August. (Note: I consider being a stay-at-home mom of young children full time work, so many of these tips are applicable whether you work in or outside of the home.) You might also want to check out the Poppins Parents profile on recent-blogging-award winner, yogi-extraordinaire Kristin Quinn for some inspiration (!) and tips on juggling work and family.
From the Opening Ceremonies on February 7 through two weeks of grueling competition, many of us will be eagerly cheering on Team USA as they go for the Gold. And we’ll be keeping an eye on the local athletes, too; New England is sending its fair share of athletes to the Olympics.
To help families get in the spirit of the games, we've rounded up some special events that local museums are hosting in honor of the Olympics as well as places you can go to (sort of) simulate your own athletic games. Do your kids dream of Olympic gold? We'd love to hear about it, so feel free to add a comment below, or post to our Facebook page.
Has the MLK holiday gotten you thinking about how quickly February Vacation Week is coming up? Luckily, fun and enriching programs abound during the break. I've rounded up some terrific vacation week programs for creative kids who like to craft, draw, create virtual worlds, sing and dance - and kids who love nature, too. Read on for my picks, from learning about modern architecture at Einstein's Workshop to creating museum creatures at the MFA.
Here at Mommy Poppins Boston, we are always on a journey to find more wonderful ideas for family fun in Boston to share with you. Along the way, we often bump into great parent blogs. As we reflect on the roads we traveled last year, and look for new ways to spend meaningful time with our kids this year, we consider the blogs written by local moms and dads that inform us, help us to feel connected, change the way we see parenthood, or just make us laugh. So, (drum roll, please), here are our 13 favorite new (or new to us) parent blogs in 2013, covering everything from autism to umami, parenting in Boston on a budget to LGBT parenting adventures.
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