A Fairly Comprehensive List of Supplemental Math Classes

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Are you looking for math classes for kids either to catch them up or to get them ahead? Math classes can also be a more affordable option instead of private tutoring. There are many choices for  math classes in Newton. I think it’s all about fit; matching the right class to each child so I’ve […]

Best Gymnastics for Toddlers and Kids in Newton Area

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A toddler gymnastics class was something that all my three kids did. I think I did it to tire them out and for my own sanity because it got us out of the house into the company of adults. Over the years, we’ve been to most of these places either for a class or a […]

Materials Accepted at the Recycling Depot in Newton

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I find that I need a constant reminder of what is allowed in the recycle bin and what is not. The City of Newton sends out a flyer once a year and I save that but it seems to go missing when I have a question. Note that Alkaline batteries have a newish policy: No alkaline […]

Best Tutors, Private Coaches, Music Teachers etc.

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I hate to tell you how many tutors I hire for my 3 kids. It’s a little embarrassing because it’s quite a lot but I do use tutors to teach my kids things that I can not and/or to help them when they don’t want my help. I am known to do a long, investigative […]

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

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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!

A Fairly Comprehensive List of Dance Studios for Adults and Kids in Newton

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My girls were not dancers, alas, but we did try it out at Boston Ballet School both in Newton and Boston, and I even have one of them taking Hip Hop at Joanne Langione Dance Center. Through the years, we’ve also attended really excellent dance parties at All That Jazz and The Dance Academy. How […]

Professional Athletes that Lived or Currently Live in Newton UPDATED

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There are a lot of professional athletes who have lived or currently live in Newton. I hear urban tales all the times of Red Sox players spotting at the local Supercuts. Invariably, our Newton athletes are gracious about giving out autographs or posing for a photo opp. Thank you! You all make lovely neighbors! Who have you run into? Please leave a comment and your story.

Get Gorgeous (Your Garden and Home): Fleuri Garden Designs UPDATED2

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I walked by the most gorgeously decorated home walking my dog and then realized that it’s my Mom Friend Zoe who is a professional garden (indoor and out) decorator. Those are my words. Her company description is below.

Well Known Actors that Lived in Newton, MA

Matt Damon, Bette Davis, Matt LeBlanc, Amy Poehler, John Krasinski and pal B. J. Novak, Jack Lemmon, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Lloyd and more, all spent time living in Newton, Massachusetts. Many were even born and raised here. Who knew?! Did I leave anyone out? Please help me out if I forgot someone! Thanks!