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

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

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

A Healthier Alternative to Peeps

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador I was in a big box store recently, looking at the massive selection of Easter candy. The sea of plastic bags and eggs filled with sweets made almost entirely from ingredients I couldn’t pronounce made my stomach turn.  My kids don’t handle sugar very well, so I … Continue reading

It’s Not Easy Being Green… or is it?

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador For over 40 years, Earth Day (always April 22, btw) is a day when we all come together to show our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.  Our children take it quite seriously, and so we learn from them all the simple (and not so simple) things … Continue reading

Can you say L-I-B-R-A-R-Y? No, not liberry.

Post submitted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador This April Vacation Week, I have one word for you: LIBRARIES. All over the Metro Boston area, local libraries are a treasure trove of vacation week activities, whether it’s learning about penguins, making crafts, playing games, taking in a show, seeing real live baby farm animals, … Continue reading

Singin’ in the Rain (or anything really) at Arsenal Center for the Arts is Pure Fun!

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador   As parents, we’re always looking for a balance between work and play – for ourselves and our kids. On the weekends, my kids want to let loose, have fun – play, play, play. But there are chores to do and errands to run. Where is the … Continue reading

Maple Sugaring Season in New England (sorry, Auntie Jemima)

When I was a kid, Aunt Jemima was a staple in my mom’s pantry. I put it on my pancakes, on my “leggo my Eggos”… mmmm, mm.  Pass the syrup please!  Then in my 20’s while living in New Hampshire, I discovered MAPLE syrup.  Wait, what?  Aunt Jemima’s not real syrup?  Yes, that’s right.  There’s … Continue reading

Children’s Drop and Shop to the Rescue!

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador Just in time for spring cleaning and summer shopping, the Children’s Drop & Shop (CD&S for those in the know) comes to the rescue.  I’m a consignor AND a shopper and I will tell you that I wouldn’t miss this event for the world (nor would about 2500 … Continue reading

Pinkalicious, Purplicious, Goldilicious… and now there’s Silverlicious!

Pinkalicious, Purplicious, Goldilicious… and now there’s Silverlicious!  If some of you are wondering, has she lost her mind, nope I haven’t.  Now for all of you who have little girls in your life, you know exactly what I am referring to…. the funniest, most imaginative books that my girls just LOVE and they have come out with the … Continue reading