April Vacation is here! If you’re wondering what you’re going to do with the kids all week, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Read on for April Vacation Week ideas galore. And be sure to take a look at Audrey’s post 35+ Things to Do with Kids in the Boston Area for April Vacation for special vacation week events and programs.
You want to start teaching your kids about about community service at a young age, but most volunteer programs are not able to accommodate kids, and it’s difficult to find the ones that can. My family is always on the lookout for ways to get involved in the community and do something good in the world, especially in these difficult times. As a result, I have lots of great resources to share. They're all here, whether you prefer fundraising, participating in hands-on programs coordinated by organizations like Catching Joy, or more of a DIY affair.
Planning a toddler birthday at your house can be stressful, especially if you are like me, (a bit of a perfectionist) and want everything to be just so. There are two pieces of advice I can give here: (1) expect nothing to go “just so” and (2) hire entertainment. Here‘s some insight on the latter...
Even if you're not much of a prankster (usually a prank would be the last thing I'd think of to do), April Fool's Day is a chance to show your kids that you really do have a sense of humor. I've found 10 pranks that are not dangerous, mean-spirited or complicated. They're just lots of fun and are sure to get your kids (or you) laughing. And that's a good thing.
For the March edition of Poppins Parents, our series highlighting local parents who make a difference in the lives of Boston families, we talked to Joy Olaes Suprenant, founder of Catching Joy.
Read on to find out who is her non-profit organization’s pint sized co-founder, where she says is one of her favorite places in the whole world (we agree completely!) and how much joy she brings to families throughout the area. Joy also shares tips for getting your family involved in volunteerism and giving.
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