It doesn’t get more Americana than Carlisle’s Old Home Day

So many great things going on for the 4th of July here in the Greater Boston area, but I am going to brag about my (and Cary’s) little ol’ New England town, Carlisle, MA. Every year, the Saturday before the 4th, Carlisle celebrates “Old Home Day”, probably my kids most favorite day of the year, next … 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

Family fitness + philanthropy = fun this weekend in MetroWest Boston

As an avid “fitness” person (yes, I taught aerobics in the 90’s complete with a microphone and leg warmers), I love events that I can take my crew, knowing they are having fun and we are all getting  some exercise. The bonus?  Raising money for meaningful causes.  This weekend, there are a few great opportunities … 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

Ziptivity’s Favorite North Shore Beaches

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador I feel blessed again this week, as we blog about local swimming locations in our respective areas.  As a Gloucester resident, I am certainly spoiled during the summer months.  I practically lived at Good Harbor beach as a child.  We stayed through dinner often, my father joining … Continue reading

Kids (and parents) love Kidz Wurld!

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day?!?  Who made the last line up?  A gardner?!  I could probably do without the rain forever, but maybe that’s because I don’t have rainboots and oh yeah, the kids and I are going stir crazy!  Lucky for us we have our dear friends down in North Attleboro, … 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

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

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