• New Teen Room at Newton Free Library

    The new Teen Room at the Newton Free Library is fabulous! Check out all the meeting spaces and inviting nooks! The carpet is brand new! The YA books are attractively on display. A few things to note about the Teen Room: – No adults allowed to sit at the tables! – No noise limitations! Make […]

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    HOW TO COACH GIRLS Book Events!

    We have the following book signing events planned. We hope you can join us. Newtonville Books 10 Langley Road Newton Centre Newton, MA 02459 Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:00pm Alison and I will make a short presentation, take Q & A, and serve homemade cookies. Artemis Yoga (home of Soccer on the Mat) 639 Mt […]

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    Debbi Michiko Florence Children’s Book Event: Girls’ Day!

    Debbi Michiko Florence Children’s Book Event: Celebrating Girls’ Day! March 3, 2018 11 AM Newtonville Books 10 Langley Rd Newton, MA 02459   Join Debbi Michiko Florence in a celebration of the Japanese holiday, Girls’ Day. She will talk about about Girls’ Day, do an origami activity and read from (and sign) Jasmine Toguchi Super […]

  • I'll Stay by Karen Day

    Karen Day New Adult Novel: Book Launch Event at Newtonville Books!

    Book Launch Event I’ll Stay by Karen Day Thursday, February 8 7pm  Newtonville Books 10 Langley Rd Newton, MA 02459 In this compelling, emotionally complex novel, a college friendship sparks a life-changing sacrifice that connects two women forever–even as it shatters their closeness . . . “Let her go. I’ll stay.” There are some decisions […]

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    Fleuri Designs Fall Open House

    Fleuri Designs, is hosting a Fall Open House this Thursday and Friday (details below). There will be lots of great vendors and Fleuri Designs will be offering fall plants, fresh flowers, succulents, permanent botanicals and more! Event is free and open to everyone.

  • Common Ground Pop Up Market 2017

    Common Ground Arlington Pop Up Market

    Join us for a Holiday Pop Up Market at Common Ground in Arlington (319 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474). Common Ground in Arlington Third Annual Holiday Pop Up Market October 15th, Sunday from 11am-3pm   Arlington Recycling Committee: Advocating and supporting local initiatives to promote solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and more. ArtSpan – Munroe Center […]

  • Hope Walks

    Registration Open for HopeWalks

      Registration Open now for HopeWalks! Newton-Wellesley Hospital has announced that online registration is now “live” for the eighth annual Hope Walks event to be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017. One of Newton-Wellesley’s most beloved traditions, Hope Walks is a 3.3-mile walk to benefit patients of the Vernon Cancer Center. Proceeds from the fundraiser […]

  • Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017

    Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017

    Save the Date for Hope Walks 2017!

Newton: A Great Place to Live!

Sharing information about why Newton, Massachusetts is a great place to live and raise a family. If you are thinking of moving to Newton, or have recently moved here, we'd like to help you get settled in. Feel free to ask questions and you'll get unbiased answers. Welcome!

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LA Sports Club Boston: Kids Only Valentine’s Event and GIVEAWAY to Win 3 Day Membership!

  For Kids Only at The Sports Club/LA presents Sweetheart Social Thursday, February 9th 4-6 pm Come to For Kids Only for a  Valentine’s Day celebration. There will be singing, dancing, arts and crafts, face painting and much more. Snacks will be provided. Members: $15 for first child, $10 for each additional child. Non-Members: $20 […]

What Causes Weather: Heat, Air Pressure, Wind and Moisture

5th Grade Science Unit on Weather: Air Pressure, Heat, Moisture and Wind.

I just saw the Museum of Science of Boston’s presentation on weather for 5th graders today and I remembered how difficult it was for me to help my fifth grader figure out how to study for her weather unit. I spent hours googling weather terminology to help her with flashcards but then, trying to put […]

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Fun Stuff For Kids and Families Do During February Break in Boston and Newton

February vacation nears and here’s some activities and camps ideas. There are full week programs for parents who need to work that week, but there are also programs and activities with shorter time frames. Another option:  sometimes if the vacation week isn’t full, they will let you do a partial week and prorate the price. […]

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Best Preschools in Newton UPDATED

This list is from Newton’s Wikipedia page. I noticed that it’s not a comprehensive list, so please add in any preschools that you know as a comment and I’ll add the link to the page. Here are other links on preschools as well.

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A Fairly Comprehensive List of Birthday Party Locations in and around Newton UPDATED

Birthday party planning need not be daunting. Here are lots of ideas for your child’s birthday! Did I miss any? Please let me know and I’ll add to the list!

Martial Arts in Newton

Best Martial Arts Schools in Newton for Kids and Adults

Best karate studios in Newton MA evaluated and tested by moms! Giroux Brothers Martial Arts and I have studied kickboxing with owner Steve Giroux. The style is called Chun Kuk Do which is the style of Chuck Norris. We think he’s great and really wonderful with kids. There are two other Karate studios that my kids’ friends’ moms also rave about: Espositos and Master’s of Karate.

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Nutrition Solutions with Health Coach Stacy Schwartz

Do you have questions about nutrition but don’t know who to ask? Come to our 4 week nutrition solutions workshop where you will get all of your questions answered. In this workshop you’ll learn: .       How to incorporate delicious greens into your diet. .       Tips to eat foods you enjoy […]

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Free Event: Simplicity Parenting at Mason-Rice, Feb. 6th, 7-9pm

Do you ever find yourself scheduling play dates 3 weeks in advance because your child has no free time? Do you think you might have too many toys in the house? Are there too many gifts coming into your home around the holidays or when it is your child’s birthday? Are you and your children […]

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Classes at Waban Library: Yoga for Adults, Music and Dance for Kids!

Morning Adult Yoga Classes Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings from 8:50 am-10 am for 10 Tuesdays/Thursdays.Cost will be $150 for a 10-week session. Sign up for both, Tuesday and Thursday classes, you will receive a 10% discount.  ($270 for both Tues/Thurs). Drop ins are welcome at $18 per class. Classes go for 10 Tues/Thurs starting January 3/5 – […]

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Newton Library Employee Arraigned on Child Porn Charges (Link Roundup)

image Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe   When it rains, it pours, apparently. “One week after a Newton elementary school teacher was arrested on child pornography charges, a Newton Free Library staffer has been arraigned on similar charges in Newton District Court.” from Newton Patch “For the second time in two weeks, residents of Newton, which touts its […]