Head to Sharon, MA for the best fireworks display south of Boston

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador If you happen to have read the earliest installments of ZipPicks for the South Shore, you would know that I am obsessed with fireworks.  I think it’s partly because my birthday is just before the 4th of July or maybe it’s because I grew up on a … Continue reading

It doesn’t get more Americana than Carlisle’s Old Home Day

So many great things going on for the 4th of July here in the Greater Boston area, but I am going to brag about my (and Cary’s) little ol’ New England town, Carlisle, MA. Every year, the Saturday before the 4th, Carlisle celebrates “Old Home Day”, probably my kids most favorite day of the year, next … Continue reading

4th of July doesn’t mean fireworks are for everyone

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Last year, we went with two other families to the Independence Day celebration in Lincoln. I thought it was a lovely evening – the bucolic setting, noshing and talking with the adults while the kids chased each other and dodged picnickers planted in the grass, followed by … Continue reading

Spray Park Season is underway in Boston

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador It’s that time of year for the heat and humidity to kick it up a notch, but it’s also – finally – Spray Park Season! I have the scoop on some of the nicest ones around the Boston area, from Somerville to Waltham and a few in … Continue reading

It’s going to be a berry fun weekend in MetroWest Boston

If your kids are like mine and can eat strawberries like they are Skittles, then check out a few “berry” fun ideas… If you are free on Saturday, think about spending it at Verrill Farm for their annual  Strawberry Festival. Get the hard stuff out of the way, like picking the strawberries when it opens at 11 am.  Then … Continue reading

Stop and smell the wildflowers at DCR Borderland State Park

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador Ever go for a run with your kids in the stroller and have to stop every two feet?  Not because you’re winded or have a side cramp, but because your kids want to “pick that flower, no wait that flower… awww, she has more than me!!!”  This … Continue reading

Father’s Day Plans for your South Shore Dads

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador I’m going to take you back to Mother’s Day – simply because the counterpart to that holiday is coming up!  My husband always has a great idea for my special day – and although I come up with some good things for his special day, it’s sometimes … Continue reading

Ziptivity’s Favorite South Shore Beaches

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador Awww, breathe in that hot, humid, sticky-thick air!  I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE this weather… only if I’m on a beach that is!!  Memorial Day weekend sure did throw us right into beach “daze”… and here are a few of my favorite places to … Continue reading

Newburyport Spring Fest 2011 and North Shore Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day weekend…  ahh, the kickoff to summer, finally!  In addition to a million North Shore parades, clever Newburyport has a great family-friendly event planned for those of us that ache for something other than drums, guns and too much noise in general.  The Newburyport Spring Fest 2011 is a 2-day event taking place this Sun-Mon, … Continue reading

Letter to my DH on Mother’s Day

Dear DH, So I know Mother’s Day is all about brunches and family outings.  I can just picture our baby girl all dolled up in smocking and our sweet boy decked out in a sweater vest, seersucker pants and argyle socks.  My hair actually washed and blown dry with makeup just right. But here’s the … Continue reading