Gloucester’s Maritime Heritage Center Opens May 27

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador There’s a gem of an area in downtown Gloucester known as Harbor Loop.  This “working waterfront” area of Gloucester, centered by the historic Fritz Hugh Lane House, is home to the Schooner Adventure, Captain Bill and Sons Whale Watch, the newly renovated Harbor Loop Gift Shop, the ALWAYS-fun Capt. … Continue reading

Big Pigs at Briggs – and so much more!

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador This week’s ZipPick is for all those former Iowan’s who now live in “Bahston” and “pahk their cah in Hahvahd yahd”!  Confused? Ok, so I used live in Iowa.  Yep, I lived there until I was 4.  My Dad’s whole family is from Iowa.  I think out of … 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

Relax, it’s Mother’s Day! Yeah, right.

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador What is with the notion that Mother’s Day is a day off for moms? When I was a kid, I used to give my mom cards for Mother’s Day that said something along the lines of: “Take a Day Off!” or “Relax! Enjoy Your Day! You Deserve … Continue reading

Mother’s Day on the North Shore

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador Celebrate Mama all weekend long! My Mom and I have made it a tradition to kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a shopping spree at the annual Mother’s Day Weekend warehouse sale at the Viola Lovely: Annual Warehouse Sale!  The sale takes place at the Wenham Museum (in the back room) … Continue reading

Artsy? Techie? Outdoorsy? Your Personality Guide to Family Fun in Boston this Weekend.

Who needs Myers Briggs when you have this post by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador? Whether your family is artsy, science- and technology-oriented or outdoorsy, there is a festival for you happening this weekend. There is so much going on, it can actually be a little overwhelming. To make it easier to navigate the … Continue reading

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – plus camps and birthdays – from Ceramics a la Carte

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador My daughter collects the last egg of the day on Sunday (candy-filled – she has the sweetest tooth in town), looks at me and asks: “What holiday comes next!?”  You should have seen her disappointment when I said, “Mother’s Day!” But seriously, she was excited for me because she … Continue reading

La Vida Rock Gym has the outdoors covered when it comes to family camping

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador I dropped my 8-yo off one day last week with a buddy at La Vida Rock Gym in Wenham.  It’s part of the new sports and recreation center (the Bennett Center) at Gordon College.  What an amazing facility!  The newly built center consists of a 72,000 sq. ft. area … Continue reading

Adopt a Whale at The Whale Center of New England

The Whale Center of New England (WCNE) is now open for the season Monday through Friday from 9-5! The Whale Center of New England in Gloucester was founded in 1980 to study the whales frequenting waters off the Massachusetts coast.  The main attraction at their museum is the 28′ skeleton of Inland, a young female humpback whale … Continue reading

Big contributions to Earth Day can come in small packages

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador This write up is a tribute to Earth Day and all the fun activities that surround it.  Yes, there are plenty of activities to do Friday (official Earth Day) on the South Shore, like Capron Zoo, Blue Bunny Books, and Patriot Place Variety Show.  But let me … Continue reading