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

Cool off at some Great Swimming Holes in MetroWest Boston

Dive in… this weekend it is going to be sunny and 84 degrees so grab the sunscreen with UVA & UVB of course.  Here are some great watering holes in MetroWest Boston.  I have been to a few of them, so I have added my 2 cents where I could.  Please add any information or … Continue reading

Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club Duck Races in Dedham – Sounds just Ducky!

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador It was several years ago – hmm, maybe it was just last year (I can’t remember much these days let alone when things occurred!) – when the girls and I went to the Bullfinch’s 7th annual Duck Races for the UMass Memorial Foundation Inc (which was created for a 3-yr … Continue reading

Discover the Discovery Museums with Free Friday Night Fun… and so much more!

Discover the Discovery Museums this summer… The Discovery Museums are the children’s and science museums of Metrowest Boston, paired on a single campus in Acton.  The two museums—the Science Discovery Museum and the Children’s Discovery Museum—serve families and schools from towns throughout the region, with a commitment to informal education that enhances classroom learning.  The hands-on, … Continue reading

Summer Slide – Don’t let Summer Reading Loss happen to your family

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Summer is almost here, and I’m starting to freak out. No, not about what to do with my kids all summer – Ziptivity has me covered in that area. The problem is Summer Reading Loss! I know you’ve heard of this phenomenon:  when kids aren’t in school … 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

National Doughnut Day at Smolak Farms this Weekend!

With days set aside to honor everything from fudge to peanut butter and jelly, you may ask yourself what’s the point of one more nominal food day? While National Doughnut Day (a.k.a Donut) may seem trite, the actual history behind the nationally recognized, and often over-looked, food holiday originated from an interesting time in history. … Continue reading