Cappella Clausura’s Spring Concert: Outside The Walls

Cappella’s music has recently been described by the Boston Globe as “personal and inviting, extravagant and intimate…eavesdrop on paradise.” Concert Dates/Locations: Saturday, May 12, 8PM, Parish of the Messiah, 1900 Commonwealth Av., Newton Saturday, May 19, at 8PM, University Lutheran, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge Sunday, May 20, 4PM, First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St., […]

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 […]

Because Spring is Almost Here … Maple Sugaring: Go, DIY, Read, and More!

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 I want to take my kids maple sugaring this year so I researched places near Newton. Have you been maple sugaring?  What is your favorite place? Please leave a comment. From Mass Audubon Society: The Art of Nature: Sugaring Off, Ipswich River – 2/18/12 February Vacation Adventure Days, Ipswich River – 2/21/12 Winter Vacation: New England […]

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 […]

Best Preschools in Newton UPDATED

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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.

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!

Best Martial Arts Schools in Newton for Kids and Adults

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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.

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 […]

Newton Libraries: Main & 2 Branches Run by Volunteers

The Newton Free Library, located at 330 Homer Street (across the street from City Hall). It has (among other things) museum passes, a great audio/visual department, a wonderful children’s room, great gallery space, a good-sized auditorium, and, of course, books.