The Best of Summer: Posts from Newton Bloggers

Local Blogs and Bloggers to Meet

Have you met these Newton bloggers? I pulled posts that evoked summer from many different points of view.  Click around to find the best and safest sunscreens, get no-cook meal ideas, find books for your child’s summer reading homework, sign up your child for a boxing camp, get updates on the Red Sox, get ideas of places to take your kids, and more.

Did I leave anyone out? Please leave a comment if you live in Newton and want your blog to be included. Thanks!


Pragmatic Mom

I blog on children’s and young adult books, education and parenting. If you have a rising 2nd grader and, oops!, lost the summer homework, I post on it weekly. I also have summer reading lists for kids. Summer to me is a time to review math so there is no learning loss and read books with your kids for pleasure. I am enjoying  most the unscheduled down time we have!

Summer Reading Lists

Middle School Summer Reading List

20 Great Books for Kids Set During the Summer

Summer Math for Rising 2nd Grade



When it’s too hot to cook, Capability:Mom has no cook ideas for lunch and dinner that are especially Farmer’s Market Friendly!

No-Cooking Summer Meals

More No-Cook Lunch

More No-Cook Meals


Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways

Have you taken your dog to Cat Rock? I’ve heard great things about this leash-free zone with water for dogs to swim in! A summer excursion for dog owners! Just be mindful of ticks!

Cat Rock Park Run 


File Under Fiber

Anyone taking road trips? If you are a quilter, you’ll want to make a stop at NYC’s The City Quilter.

NYC Trip to The City Quilter


Hoarded Ordinaries

Ah, summer is a time to slow down and enjoy life’s little pleasures … like some outings outdoors to enjoy the gorgeous weather.

Walden Pond

Suffolk Downs, A Day at the Races


Krauss Dermatology

Two things to remember now that we are outdoors more this summer: sunscreen and ticks. Dr. Madeleine Krauss gives her favorite (and safest) sunscreens and advice on what to do if you’ve been bitten by a tick.

Here Comes the Sun with Sunscreen Recommendations

Lyme Aid

She is donating $1/Like on Krauss Dermatology Facebook page to the Melanoma Foundation of New England. Please LIKE to save lives.


New Philharmonia Orchestra

The new schedule is out so save the date for concerts you don’t want to miss!

New Season Announced 2012-2013


Nonantum Boxing Club

Did you know that the Nonantum Boxing Club has a boxing summer camp for kids in August? Boxing is a great sport for all around conditioning and boxers are considered some of the most fit athletes around.

Boxing Camp for Kids in August, ages 12 and up


Saul Wisnia

Fenway Park has a big birthday this year and Saul’s new book captures this special place. Plus, he has the scoop on anything Red Sox. If you are part of the Red Sox Nation, you’ll want to read his blog. His book makes a great gift too!

What is the Woeful Stat Haunting Red Sox This Season?

Reflections on Youk


Super Mom

Prana’s Taylor Wells has super advice for moms.

Over Scheduling Our Kids


The Second Lunch

Food, fitness and a great recipe from our favorite Newton foodie blogger.

Nom Nom Paleo’s “Emergency Protein”


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2 Responses to “The Best of Summer: Posts from Newton Bloggers”
  1. New Phil says:

    Thanks so very much for including New Phil! We’re very excited about our upcoming season and Family Discovery Concerts will be announced soon!

    • Pragmatic Mom says:

      Hi New Phil,
      I would love to get your Family Discovery Concerts schedule as well! Those are great!

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