No Dye Tie Dye

By: Kathy Trainor No Dye Tie Dye is something that has you wondering, what am I talking about now? Tie Dye you always need Dye! Well, after much preschool debate on our school playground amongst the teachers, we found out that we DON’T need Tie Dye at all. Tie Dye is costly, messy and you … More No Dye Tie Dye

Hidden Treasures at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum

By: Sandra L. Churchill Summertime offers a lovely opportunity to tour local parks and enjoy nature’s best treasures. I recently visited the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston with my son and a couple of his friends. The site was featured recently as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program, which … More Hidden Treasures at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum

Embracing Summer with Drive-In Memories

By: Sandra L. Churchill  Drive-in movie nights usher in memories of meatball subs and pajama-clad kids climbing on top of the station wagon to watch films under the stars. As a family, we’ve continued the tradition—with a longer drive since drive-ins are few and far between—with our own children. We tote lawn chairs, coolers, blankets, … More Embracing Summer with Drive-In Memories


By: Rachel Ventura  I love creating things for my home. I’ve made all sorts of little creations that are displayed throughout my house. It’s fun making them, I save a ton of money, and it makes the house feel more “homey.” Sure, not everything is as nice or as perfect as something you may buy … More Recycling

Summer Bucket List

By: Jessica Aldred  While the rest of New England is still staring at melting snow banks and dodging mud puddles, the planner in me has already set her sights on sweet summertime, and our annual summer bucket list specifically. As I start booking the final weeks of children’s activities I quickly realized that, while it … More Summer Bucket List

Summer Wishes

By: Sandra L. Churchill The temperature today hit 90 degrees and morning dew was heated to a mist nearly at dawn. In recent days, summer has surely arrived. Sunlight is blazing down, meadow flowers are blooming, and the earth is warm and green. School is out for some and in the home-stretch for others. At … More Summer Wishes