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

Boston Harbor Islands serve up a summer of family fun and adventure

Kids love adventure, and what better way to bring them a sense of adventure than to jump on a ferry and head out to Boston Harbor Islands!  And getting there is even a big part of the fun!  By car, by ferry (only a 15-30 minute ride), or by your own aquatic vehicle of choice … 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

Sharing the Meaning of Memorial Day with Young and Old Alike

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Every holiday, I feel like I’m struggling to teach my children the true meaning of the celebration amid the candy displays, gift expectations, cheesy decorations, and holiday sales. Memorial Day is no different – my kids probably think of it as just a day off from school, … Continue reading

Learn Social Graces at BCAE’s Mind Your Manners Tea Party – and win a pair of tickets!

To enter to win two tickets, please share below an etiquette lesson (or faux pas) that is popular in your house!! One lump or two? Sit down to tea with the Boston Center for Adult Education on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, for a tea sandwich cooking demonstration and an afternoon lesson … Continue reading

Playground Fun in Boston

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Spring is here and playground season is in full bloom! I thought I would share some insights into my favorites in the metro Boston area – the ups and the downs.  Have fun – and let me know if I missed any! Robbins Farm Park, a.k.a. Skyline … 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

Birthday Party Indecisions

In the month of May we celebrate 3 birthdays: Maggie will be 8 May 2nd, I will be 29 (again) on May 3rd, and my husband will be [insert sneeze here while saying a very high number] on May 9th. Maggie has changed her mind so many times on her party theme that if I … 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