Hunger Games at Newton North High School

Tiger Hunger Games, NNHS Hunger Games, Jennifer Price, Newton North High School Principal as Effie Trinket

NNHS Hosts Hunger Games Hunger Games fans were impressed by Newton North High School’s rendition, causing high school envy all over the country! Thank you to Capability:Mom for this link from My Hunger Games: Ever In Your Favor. At Newton North High School in Massachusetts, their school wide book this year is ‘The Hunger Games‘. In celebration, the […]

Mosaic Masterpieces

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Mosaics by Ariel in Needham I met Ariel on Twitter and when I found out she lived next door in Needham, it seemed like we were fated to meet, especially after I popped over to her website and saw her amazing custom mosaics. This piece is gorgeous. Can you imagine it larger as a kitchen […]

Cirque du Soleil Yoga with Boston Parent Bloggers

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Anti-Gravity Yoga Blogger Event in Boston Did you know there is Anti-Gravity yoga (a.k.a. Cirque du Soleil yoga or maybe it’s just me that calls it that?!) in Boston? It’s “off-campus” from Newton in Southie but well worth the trip. I was invited to a Boston Parents Bloggers event sponsored by TD Bank as a way of […]

Newton Community Farm Fall Festival

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Celebrate Fall at Newton Community Farm Did you know that we have a community farm in Newton? I only know this because it’s my Dad Friend Mike’s family farm on his Italian side. His grandparents sold a portion of farm to the city of Newton and the rest is now what is the Wells Avenue […]

Back to School Psychology 101: Tips for Parents

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Parenting and Back to School Anxieties Pediatric psychiatrists Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steven Schlozman from Mass General Hospital give pertinent advice about transitioning kids of different ages back to school and the different issues they may face: Billy needs a new backpack, and they only have the ones with The Hulk.  Billy hates the Hulk.  He […]

Camp Owners Share Closing Thoughts for Sleepaway Camp Decisions

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Sleepaway Camp for Next Summer? There’s still time for families to win $5,000 toward camp next summer.  Offer ends Sept. 15. Each year a new crop of prospective camper families will decide which camp their children will attend and embark on a journey at sleepaway camp that will take them through a significant period of time […]

Edible Arrangements Tropical Island GIVEAWAY

I received a offer to sample Edible Arrangement‘s Tropical Sunrise or Tropical Island box of dipped fresh fruit chunks for a product review and one as a giveaway and I knew that my kids would be really excited to try it. They really like fresh fruits and rave about Edible Arrangements. When I am contemplating […]

Atrium Mall Slowly Closes Up Shop

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Lê’s Vietnamese Cuisine on the bottom floor is next to go. Manager Vin Lê says that their last day is August 26th. Employees will be redeployed as well to either of their 3 locations: Cambridge, Dorchester and Allston. Vin will be moving to manage the Allston restaurant when this restaurant closes. I wonder what will happen […]

2012 Olympics Sparks Intrest Among Teens

Olympic Sports Inspire Teens For many teens, sports are a big part of life. It’s their chance at a college scholarship, a way to make new friends, and a fun activity to fill up their schedules after school. The Olympics, a display of the best athletes in the world, often gets more attention from teens […]

Advice for Parents on How to Handle Aurora Colorado Shooting

Dr. Gene Beresin, Eugene Beresin

Dr. Gene Beresin, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, gives advice to parents on how to talk to children and teenagers about the recent shooting in Aurora, CO and help them feel comfortable going back to movie theaters. It covers kids of all ages. ————— Traumatic Headline […]