I was first introduced to Baby Wiggle music classes when I happened to stumble upon one at the Boston Children’s Museum with my then-5-month-old baby. She was too little to participate in most of the activity rooms, but I found a lively group of tots and parents circled around a musician in the common area. Not knowing what to expect, I sat down and propped my baby in my lap. She immediately started clapping her hands, for the very first time! I will never forget the expression on her little face that day. She was enthralled, and our love affair with Baby Wiggle Little Groove began.
Taking full advantage of Boston’s location - the Charles River to the west and Boston Harbor to the east - community boating programs provide numerous opportunities for kids and families to learn to sail in Boston. Look a little further to the north and south, and options multiply. From annual memberships to five-day passes to one-day rentals, the following sailing centers offer packages that will fit your budget and schedule. Note that many of the lesson and camp programs fill up fast, so be sure to plan ahead.
If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with the kids during April Vacation Week, take a look at these terrific workshops, camps and classes. There are opportunities for both little kids and big kids who enjoy soccer, crafts, writing, theater, and nature exploration. After you find the program that's just right for your child, call them soon to find out if they still have space available!
I had the opportunity to visit Kidville of Wellesley with Paigely, my two-year-old, this week. I learned that Kidville was started by a mom in New York City who was sick of taking her child to classes with no kid-conveniences available, like a place to park a stroller. She dreamed of a one-stop shop that made the lives of families with young children easier. Hence, Kidville was born. Offering world-class development programs, birthday parties, shopping, indoor play-spaces, and a mini-salon; the NYC mom absolutely succeeded.
It’s the February edition of our new series, “Poppins Parents”! Last month, we met fitness dad, Ryan T. Debin. This time, we’re featuring funny gal, brand marketer, and yoga studio owner, Kristin Quinn (KQ). When she’s not playing with her toddler, she helps local families achieve peace and good health through yoga at her studio, Charlestown Yoga. She also writes a blog, “Misadventures in Mommyhood”, where she uses laughter as the best medicine for new parents who are feeling isolated and overwhelmed.
Read on to find out the secrets to Kristin’s success, which of her jobs has proven most challenging (it wasn’t when she worked for Martha Stewart), and the reason her daughter has a stuffed dog named Marchand.
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