From Thanksgiving to Christmas (or Xmas) to Hanukkah (or Chanukah) to New Year's Day, there are plenty of ways for families to enjoy the holiday season in and around Boston. So you won't miss a single special event, we've created this Holiday Fun Guide with all our holiday coverage in one easy-to-find place. And be sure to check out our Events Calendar for more Chanukah-related and other seasonal things to do!
There are over 200 daily events that are part of Boston Harborfest, Boston’s Independence Day celebration that runs from Tuesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 7. There are so many events, in fact, that it can be an overwhelming decision as to where to spend your time - picture First Night times six. Families can choose from re-enactments, outdoor concerts, historical tours, special events, and more. To help make the decisions a bit easier, we’ve sorted through all the activities and highlighted the best things to do with kids. We also took into consideration the cost of the events - much of what’s available is free or inexpensive, but there are some activities that might be worth a special treat.
I'm loving my CSA membership - such great, fresh fruits and vegetables every week. This week, we got a bonus - two empty quart containers and directions to the best field to pick our own strawberries. They were so abundant, I was told, that five minutes was all we'd need to fill a container!
In the realm of pick-your-own, I'm not sure there's a better fruit for kids to pick than the strawberry. The plants are low and close to the ground (no poles needed for reaching that just gotta have, high-up fruit). The plants are small, too, and the fruit is accessible, easy to get to without having to reach way into the plant. Ripe berries are clustered together, so kids have the satisfaction of picking a lot in a short period of time (just enough time so it doesn't get boring). And, no prickers!
June is “strawberry month", and most farms are open for picking by mid-month, but some are ready at the beginning of the month. Read on for farms where you can pick your own strawberries and tips for getting the most out of the experience. Be sure to scroll through to find out about some fabulous strawberry festivals, and check back later in the summer for our updated blueberry picking post.
You may have already realized this, but I’ll just come out and say it anyway: We want your family to be at the One Family Music Festival. Moms, we get that it’s Mother’s Day, we really do. But the music festival starts at noon, leaving plenty of time in the morning for brunch, whether it’s homemade or chef made. Plus, what better way to celebrate being a mom than to get together with other families, rock out with Boston’s best kids’ bands, reclaim the city for our kids, and do something good for the community?
This is your guide to the festival. There’s lots going on and free stuff galore, and we don’t want you to miss a thing. Read on for the who, what, when, where, and why of the One Family Music Festival.
Why not make Mother’s Day a whole weekend celebration? On Sunday, you’ll want to be in town for the One Family Music Festival (presented by us, Mommy Poppins Boston!), but Saturday would be the perfect day for a family adventure. Take a break from your routine and bring the kids along for one of these three day trips that that are good for little ones, but are really for Mom – because you totally deserve it!
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 and Audrey