Swap Houses to Live in South of France?! (Lake Annecy)

My blogging friend Becky of Kid World Citizen sent me this email and gave me permission to post it here. My husband’s cousin has an amazing house in the south of France that she is hoping to “swap” for a year to give her kid the experience of living in the US. If you know […]

Dog Safety Tips for the Holidays from DogTV

Dog Safety Tips for the Holidays from DogTV

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas fast approaching, the next few weeks will be filled with wrapping paper and bows, breakable ornaments, lots of holiday food and maybe even an anxiety pill or two to take the edge off when visiting with the in-laws. But through all the hustle and bustle, it can be easy […]

New Elite Soccer Skills Academy with Diego Fagundez

Diego Fagundez

Diego Fagundez and Dan Colwell are teaming up starting the Elite Skills Academy! I was Diego’s youth coach from when he was 8 years old until he signed his professional contract with the Revolution.  We now want to start passing along some of the skills and ways to think more creatively.  It will start as […]

WellCoin Promotes Healthy Choices in Newton


WellCoin is a website that promotes healthy living. It is coming to Newton! Business partners sign up and healthy habits earn coins that can be traded in at local businesses for rewards. Here is what Peirce Elementary School nurse Mandy Bass says: “Business partners include Whole Foods, Legal Seafood, and Pink Berry, among others (24 […]

Shawn’s Studio Pilates: You Can Try for FREE!

Shawn's Studio Pilates

My mom friend Maddie has been raving about her Pilates place for years. She has a bad back and she says Shawn is the only Pilates studio she’s been to that doesn’t end up injuring her back. Shawn offered to let me try it but I’m not a Pilates person so I sent in my […]

NNHS Girls Volleyball Goes to State Championship!

NNHS Girls Volleyball semi finals

A rematch a year in the making will take place Saturday night at Algonquin High School after the Newton North girls volleyball team used another punishing display of serving, blocking and hitting power to beat Concord-Carlisle in the Division 1 state semifinal Wednesday night at Canton High. The Tigers advance to the state championship match […]

Yo Fresh Deal on Living Social

yo fresh newtonville ma

My friend Lynn is very good at scouting unique gifts and great deals. She just sent me this link to Living Social. It’s a gift card for $12 from Yo Fresh in Newtonville but it only costs $6 and never expires. • $6 for $12 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks • This delectable […]

NNHS Girls Soccer Senior Sheets

NNHS Girls Soccer Honor Seniors with special sheets

My daughter went to the Newton North High School Girls’ Soccer Team game that honored their graduating seniors. Her town soccer coach happens to be Brian Rooney, the Newton North Boys and Girls Varsity soccer coach from 2000 to 2009. He said that the tradition of creating these beautiful sheets had begun long before he […]

Activities Fair for Families November 16

Activities fair for families on November 16. Parents can explore providers of academic, dance, martial arts, music etc programs that are in and around Newton. Sponsors and Participants Boston ReadWrite Sopico Participants Boston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Create A Cook Down Under Yoga Empow HipStitch Joanne Langione Dance Center Mathnasium Music and Movement Newton Music Academy Puddlestompers […]

Free 5 Pound Fruit Bag from Belkin Lookout Farm

Belkin Lookout Farm

It’s not too late to stock up on fruit for the fall! Belkin Family Lookout Farm has a variety of apples and Asian pears left to pick. Each visitor with a paid admission to Lookout Farm on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th will receive one free 5-pound fruit bag – a $10 value. WHEN: Saturday, […]