Learning Laboratory: Boston Museum of Science

We spent Black Friday at the Boston Museum of Science! It was crowded, but not as crowded as on our previous visit. The museum is huge; we managed to spend the day there and see only exhibits we had not seen the previous time. This time the kids were especially fascinated with the electricity exhibit […]

Boston With Kids: Museum of Science

Mike and I took all four kids to the Boston Museum of Science on Saturday, and they had a BLAST! The museum was pretty busy since it was a Saturday, but the kids had plenty of space to explore. Emma (six years old) and Johnny (four years old) dove into every exhibit! Johnny was particularly […]

Visiting a Renaissance Faire!

I’ve always wanted to visit a Renaissance Faire, so when I learned about King Richard’s Faire I decided we should go. It was Baby Anna’s first big outing – and she slept through the entire thing! The kids thought it was a pretty interesting environment – if a bit overwhelming! Four-year-old Johnny found the costumed […]

Exploring Geography: Des Moines, Iowa

Today’s Exploring Geography come from Andie of Crayon Freckles! Andie runs a fun series called In Her Shoes that profiles women from across the blogosphere, and I always enjoy reading about the activities she does with her three-year-old son, Bear. Here are three activities from her blog that I love: Press Here Book Activities (love […]

Learning Laboratory: The Discovery Museums

My kids have loved the Science and Children’s Discovery Museums in Acton ever since we discovered them when Emma was a toddler. We even invested in a membership for a while, which we let lapse to pay for other experiences, but if the kids have their way we’ll rejoin again. This sand and light table […]

Learning Laboratory: Sheep Herding and Shearing

Besides an awesome wool-dying experience, the opportunity to see David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm demonstrate traditional sheep herding was a big part of our choice to return to Sturbridge Village for their Wool Days. The dogs were amazing! They could follow whistle as well as spoken commands. I was even able to capture part of […]

Exploring Geography: Washington State Salmon!

Today’s post about Washington State Salmon comes from Marnie! Marnie is a wife, mom, daughter, twin, little sister, career woman, runner and writer for Carrots are Orange. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, and currently lives in Seattle. Here are […]

Living History: Old Sturbridge Village


  Several weeks ago, LivingSocial had a deal I couldn’t pass up – a year’s membership to Old Sturbridge Village for $45, less than it costs to take our family there once! I had heard good things about this living history village, so we bought the membership! We finally made it out there for the […]

Fashion Playtes Tour!

Emma was a very lucky girl, this past Saturday! She and I drove out to Fashion Playtes headquarters in Beverly, MA – a neat company that makes cute, basic clothing that girls aged 5-12 can accessorize to create their favorite look. We had been sent a store credit code to pick out some Fashion Playtes […]