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

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

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

Benefit Kamishibai Performance offers Lessons in Japanese Culture and Global Citizenship for Kids

Contributed by Tara,’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador This Saturday, you can help the people of Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami – while giving your kids a lesson in global citizenship – at a Benefit Kamishibai Performance at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington. Kamishibai (kah-mee-she-bye), which means “paper story,” … Continue reading

Mass Audubon on the South Shore has the Perfect February Vacation Experience

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador I’m THAT mom that doesn’t see what the big deal is about school vacation.  My kids are 2 and 3, and when your 3-year old only goes to school 2 days a week, vacation week sort of seems like, well a snow day!  Yet we Community Ambassadors … Continue reading

February Staycation Fun on the North Shore

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador February Vacation {SMILE}… Game on everybody.  Our kids have been cooped up indoors for too many “inside recesses” these past few weeks.  There are loads of activities next week, for those of us that aren’t traveling to somewhere warm and without mud.  Here’s the scoop on some … Continue reading

North Shore Storytimes for Everyone

Story times…  there’s something about someone other than you reading to your child.  You watch them sit so quietly, criss-cross applesauce, perfectly still and wonder WHY can’t they grant me this courtesy??  By request, this week I’m going to break down the local story times by age, by town.  Save gas, save time, save your sanity by allowing the “professional” … 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