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No matter how long a child’s wish list is, there are only so many toys that one house can hold without busting at the seams.  Sometimes a non-toy gift is a great way to go!  If  you are in search of a unique idea that will please both parents and kids, take a look at these creative alternatives to giving toys this holiday season.

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Every fall, come mid-October or so, I realize that the task of choosing a photo for the annual Christmas card is quickly approaching.  I usually use this opportunity to take the kids out to get some fun group shots that will (fingers crossed) be card worthy, and good for framing or giving as holiday gifts.  Luckily, there are many great locations all around the South Shore  that are are within reasonable driving distance.

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The Week Ahead Nov 17-23

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments

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This week, enjoy ice skating at Patriot Place, Blink! at Faneuil Hall, Edaville Railroad’s Festival of Lights, story times, a pre-Thanksgiving pie and bake sale (with the Toe Jam Puppet Band), and much more!  {keep reading…}

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Donate Your Unused Coats!

November 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Coat drives are gearing up all over eastern Massachusetts, and as the weather gets colder by the day, your donations can really help.  Check out the information below to find out where you can donate your outgrown, unused jackets and cold weather gear, and make the winter just a little bit warmer for someone in need.

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‘Tis the season for giving, right?  Well, we are kicking off the holidays here with a fantastic giveaway from one of our regular contributors, Ladybug Photography!  The ladies at Ladybug are feeling very generous this month, and want to make the upcoming holiday season especially bright for one South Shore Mamas reader by giving away a FREE MINI SESSION gift certificate!  This would make a great holiday gift for someone on your list, or for yourself!

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Having professional shots of your family is priceless, and Ladybug does beautiful work.  These ladies have photographed my own family as well, and they are so easy to work with!  Take a look at these pictures from their portfolio, then enter the contest form at the end of this post!  {keep reading…}

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If you have creative kids in your family, you may want to check out the 2nd Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival in Somerville this week.  It starts with a special kick off screening of Annie:  It’s the Hard-Knock Life on Wednesday night (Nov 5th), and continues with 3 days of workshops and short films for (and by) kids ages 10 and up.  Check out the information below!

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From November 7-9, 2014, the Somerville Theatre and Tufts University will come alive in a celebration of  imagination and creativity as the 2nd Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival gets underway. {keep reading…}

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