Three local orchards welcome little ones
Picking apples isn't all that fun when you can't actually reach the apples. So bring your toddler to Russell Orchards Farm Store & Winery (143 Argilla Rd., Ipswich), where dwarf trees are short enough for tiny outstretc…
Ringgold Park gets a makeover
It never made sense to us that a South End playground would not have baby swings. So we did a little happy dance when we heard that Ringgold Park recently added bucket swings to its offerings. In fact the weathered … Co…
The Little Lovage Club offers classes and space to party
Coco Baby boutique’s play and party space went through quite the makeover this summer. Besides freshly-painted walls, a massive chalkboard installation, and new furniture, it has a new name: Little Lovage Club (run by t…
The New England Aquarium soups up its top attraction
Sharks are so cool. From a distance. The newly renovated $17.8 million Great Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium has been totally transformed with 52 floor-to-ceiling viewing windows, an enormous authentic Caribbean …
The best day to bring a toddler to a game
Here's your chance at lasting all nine innings (with the kids) at Fenway. On July 27th, the Portland Sea Dogs face the Harrisburg Senators for Futures at Fenway, an annual minor league event loaded with activities and e…
Mom Meet Mom helps local parents break the ice
There’s gotta be at least one mom in this town with whom you'd hit it off. That's the idea behind Mom Meet Mom, a social site launched earlier this month by three new Boston mothers. The model is similar to … Continued
Mo Willems gets his own space at the Eric Carle Museum
We plan to be the first in line to see Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy, Mo Willems' new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, in Amherst. Get there early on opening day (June … Continued
Barefoot Books throws a bash for tiny readers
It’s pretty rare to find a book party focused specifically on babies under one year. And to find one that gets us home before naptime is a definite plus. On Saturday, June 15, from 10am to 12pm, Barefoot Books Studio … …
What Boston parents expect and pay in 2013
Nanny. That's what 94.4% of us call the woman who helps us take care of our children. Our nanny, to be more precise (say 74%). And while 61.1% of us who have nannies are working in an office full- or-part … Continued
3 kid-friendly hotel pools—no overnight stay required
--Hotel Indigo pool A day at the pool requires less packing than a trip to the beach—and there’s no sand in the car on the way home. Here are three chill spots for cooling off with a little one. (Just … Continued