• Holidays,  MA Fun

    Holiday Fun in Eastern Massachusetts

    Massachusetts is so beautiful this time of year.  There are so many places to have some holiday fun in Eastern Massachusetts!  Plenty of these places are free or low cost (unless you have my kids with you – who are always hungry!)  Whether you are in town visiting family or just looking for some fun stuff to do, check out the list below. Most of these places are about an hour drive from Boston.  As always check out their website for more info including hours and dates they are open.. Many cities and town have their own local tree/square lighting – Be sure to check out your city’s local website for more events…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    16 Ways to Make Christmas Magical for Kids

      It’s finally here! After waiting all year – the magic of Christmas is upon us. The sound of Christmas music everywhere, the frosty weather and yummy goodies. There are so many fun ways to gets excited for the big day!  Having children makes Christmas so much more fun and there are a bunch of ways to make Christmas magical for them. Whether your kids are getting older or you have a new little addition to your family- it is important to make Christmas a magical experience for your kids.  Don’t feel obligated to do ALL of these things! Who needs more stress added to their life? Pick something that you…

  • Holidays

    Things to Stop doing at Christmas (so you can enjoy the season)

       The holidays are upon us. It is such an amazing time of year!  Especially when you have kids- they really help you get into the holiday spirit. The lights, the music, the excitement- it is so much fun if you actually enjoy it.    Sure, the holidays can be stressful as well. Let’s face it.. every year I always say I’m going to have money saved, the wrapping done early, cookies baked and ready to go. How often does that actually happen?  We always feel pressured to do a million things every season. As hard as this is to hear- we usually do this to ourselves. Half the things we…

  • Holidays

    How to Prepare for Christmas Early

          Prepare for Christmas Early this year!  It seems like the holidays come earlier and earlier every year, don’t they?  With so much going on around the holiday season, it makes a parents life so much easier to prepare before hand.  After Halloween I really start to get into Christmas mode.  I start doing some behind-the-scenes planning in order for the Christmas season to be easier with less stress and hassle for me. It may seem like it’s too early to start planning- but it makes life so much easier! Especially when you have more time and are not rushing around. Here are some ways that you can get ahead…

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