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

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

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

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

Drop ’em and Go (or Stay) at Mamas Move

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador Ok so I always have this guilty feeling (something we moms know all too well) that on the few days I have with my kids, I am dragging them all over creation doing errands.  And sure, you can make it educational and they do get a little something out of it … Continue reading

The Long and Winding Road to and from The Boston Marathon

Post submitted by Casey, our Metro West Community Ambassador For my April vacation this year, I will run my 5th Boston Marathon.  After that?  I am taking a week with the family to Block Island to enjoy some serious down time. Recently, my 9-year old son asked, “Mom, why do you run anyway?” I stood … Continue reading

Metro West Boston has a Wealth of Resources, Workshops and Events for Parents in April

One of the reasons I started Ziptivity was because I saw a need for a centralized online community where parents could quickly find the wealth of resources, workshops, seminars, and other learning opportunities that are offered weekly in Metro West Boston.  We are so fortunate that our area is so rich in medical and community-oriented … Continue reading

Homeschooling Programs on the North Shore… and beyond

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador Homeschooling.  It makes me shake in my Uggs.  In our never-ending quest to give our children what the want (and need), we may ask ourselves the question, “Is this for me – for my family?” I know but 2 families (according to fb stats, that’s .645% of my … Continue reading