Even though summer should be a time to forget about schedules, to-do lists and responsibilities, it can be too easy to let these sweet, steamy days go by without truly slowing down for some good, old-fashioned, unstructured play. That's why we've teamed up with KaBOOM!, the nonprofit dedicated to bringing play to all children, to promote a SUMMER OF PLAY.
To help make sure you never run out of inspiration, we've created a SUMMER FUN LIST GENERATOR, a cute way to save your summer fun bucket list visually in your home. That way it's always there when you need an idea and you never forget to add a little play to your day.
The holiday season is the one time of year when I hate working for Mommy Poppins. That's because I'm not eligible to enter our amazing Biggest Holiday Giveaway. Luckily, you are. We're giving away more than $3,000 in awesome prizes, including tickets to top holiday shows like A Christmas Story: The Musical and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, prize packages from Disney and Hello Kitty, and lots of other awesome swag. Just typing this post makes me green as the Grinch with envy!
We're awarding a prize a day through Christmas so read on for details on how to enter so you don't miss out.
Expert baby wearers and new parents alike will find something to celebrate during International Baby Wearing week October 7-13. Intended to raise awareness about baby wearing, the week will include free, fun activities, plus opportunities to try different types of baby carriers.
This week promises to be a grand time for fans (or fans-to-be) of The Boxcar Children, with a festival this weekend in Connecticut and a book giveaway right here on Mommy Poppins Boston! Read on for more about the festival and how to enter the contest.
Mister G plays songs from his brand new bilingual (English/Spanish) CD, Chocolalala, an irresistible collection of songs that blend Latin rhythms, traditional instruments, and Mister G's uniquely catchy song-writing for children. The concert is at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline on Saturday, October 20, and we're offering two readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show plus a CD of Chocolalala. Bailamos!
We have several ways to enter:
Send us an email and let us know you're interested in attending the MISTER G show
The deadline is Friday, October 12. Two winners will be drawn at random and notified on Monday, October 15. If winners don't respond to our email notification within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn. (Email addresses of entrants will not be collected, sold or otherwise abused.)
Boston Children's Theatre's latest production, Calvin's Monster, comes to the Boston Center for the Arts for two weekends, beginning February 4, and a Mommy Poppins Boston family can win free tickets to see the show.
Calvin's Monster is a musical based on the book Fairy Tale Moments by Marcia Trimble, in which eight-year-old Calvin learns how to overcome his fears - with a little help from his fairy tale friends. Performances are February 4, 5, 11, and 12, and tickets are good for any performance.
For your chance to win the Family 4-Pack of tickets for the show, just send me an email by Thursday, February 2 at 5pm. The winner will be randomly drawn and notified that evening.
We're glad you're here at Mommy Poppins Boston, your free online resource for everything for families and kids in the greater Boston area. We'd love to hear from you with any questions or suggestions! — Tara