From the monthly archives:

April 2011

mad hatterDo you have a little Alice in Wonderland fan at home?  Take them to The Children’s Museum in Easton’s Mad Hatter Tea Party on Thursday, May 26th, from 11am-2pm.  There will be cupcakes and lemonade, super silly lawn games, and decorating an oversized over-the-top-hat!  Miss Candy will be bringing furry white rabbits for you kids to pet.  Kerry, the museum’s Exploring Music teacher, will lead children in zany song and dance.  And stylists from The Hair Cuttery in Easton will be there to make guests look like Alice and the Mad-Hatter himself, how fun!   {keep reading…}

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FPZ BongosCelebrate Mother’s Day at the Franklin Park and Stone zoos on Sunday, May 8th with FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day and goodie bags for the first 100 moms. Complimentary goodie bags will be filled with fun gifts, and discount offers for children’s music and books, cleaning and meal services, stationery and gifts, and custom photography and videos, all drawn from local, independent mom-owned businesses. 

Kiki and Kimani 2creditellenslotnickBoth Zoos will also be honoring their celebrity animal moms including gorilla Kiki with her 5-month-old baby Kambiri at Franklin Park Zoo, (photo courtesy of Ellen Slotnick), and emperor tamarin Snoopy and her baby named Wally at Stone Zoo. 

Franklin Park Zoo Admission: Free Admission for all mothers, $16.00 for adults; $13.00 for seniors; $10.00 for children (2-12); Children under 2 are free.   

Stone Zoo Admission: Free Admission for all mothers, $13.00 for adults; $11.00 for seniors; $9.00 for children (2-12); Children under 2 are free.  {keep reading…}

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Teacher Appreciation Week

April 27, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd – May 6th.  If you want to thank that special teacher in your child’s life, a simple Google search will return pages of ideas ranging from store purchased items to involved, crafty projects.  We’ve picked a few crafts and some fun printables from our favorite blogs to share with you today!

GET CRAFTY: 

fabric bookmarks

pads of paper

embellished scissors

gumballs

  1. Handmade Bookmarks from Little Birdie Secrets
  2. Homemade Note Pads from How Does She?
  3. Embellished Scissors from Crap I’ve Made
  4. Teacher Appreciation Gumballs from It’s All Small Stuff  {keep reading…}

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{Recipe} Easy Trail Mix

April 26, 2011

Whether our plans are to head to the museum or the mall, my purse is always stocked with munchies for the kids.  I try to go as healthy as possible, for their sake and mine, since I’m usually dipping into their snack bags myself.  Today, Sue (from What’s Cookin’ at Sue’s) shares a great, easy Trail Mix, perfect for trips to the park, the zoo, or even a picnic in the backyard:

DSC00636I’ve had enough fish crackers.  I don’t even really like them very much.  I find myself eating them though, because they’re always in the house and because it’s very easy to grab myself a handful.  I made up this trail mix for myself, but with my children in mind.  Now that spring is upon us, and I’m out and about for hours at a time with children who are constantly asking for a snack, I want to provide something that they would like, but that I can also enjoy.  I get hungry too, after a couple of hours at the zoo.  This has a variety of sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and cereal. {keep reading…}

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ladybug button v1Photographs are so important to us moms (and dads), and the right camera makes all the difference in the world!  There’s nothing more frustrating than thinking  you captured the perfect holiday memory, only to find that your image is blurry, or that you  missed the shot altogether because your camera is too slow!  It helps to start with a few good recommendations and narrow down the list based on your own preferences.  (Spoken from someone who just completed this process myself!)   Today, guest contributors Marge and Natalie from Ladybug Photography share their thoughts on picking the right point and shoot camera for you:

Shopping for the right point and shoot digital camera for capturing pictures of your family can be a very daunting task.  There are so many models on the shelves and all seem to have similar features, but vary in price. Ladybug Photography has looked through some of the models out there and would recommend these five cameras for taking pictures of your kiddies. Our main criteria for choosing were: fast shutter speed, lens quality, image stabilization, simple navigation, large LCD screen, high resolution and ISO speed, red eye reduction, battery life, size and portability, decent optical zoom and price.

These are the top five cameras that meet all or most of the criteria:  {keep reading…}

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Do your kids love bowling?  Do you love getting a bargain?  Sign up for the Kids Bowl Free program this summer and receive weekly coupons (via email) to select local bowling alleys, all summer long!

Children are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long.  Local centers include Boston Bowl Hanover, Alley KAT Lanes and Kingston Tenpin.  Click here to see a complete list of participating bowling alleys.

Kids Bowl Free

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