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What’s Sprouting: Feb 14-20

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Thursday, February 17 through Tuesday, Feb. 22 Providence Children’s Film Festival Film fests aren’t just for grown-ups. Programming includes live action, animation and documentaries, shorts and features, and films made by RI youth, including the films made at festival workshops. At various locations. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the website ... Read More »

St. Valentine and the wonder of February 14th

I openly admit that I am infatuated with Valentine’s Day. It’s my dad’s fault. Every February 14th, he left work early and made “his girls” an amazing four course, gourmet dinner. I fondly remember the carrots cut to look like hearts, chicken cordon bleu with red toothpicks, chocolate boxes filled with gold trimmed truffles, and all the sparkling grape juice ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting in Boston: Feb. 7-13

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Saturday, February 12 Alexander, King of Jesters A Coolidge Corner regular, meet Alex, who will take you on an inspiring journey to Medieval times in his role as a colorful trickster. Enter the world of the Wise Fool and enjoy some surprises and laughs. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 280 Harvard St., ... Read More »

Delectable Fudge Brownies

A few weeks ago, I was hunting the web for a new brownie recipe and I found this on the King Arthur Flour website. I was intrigued by the unusual method, so I tried it. The resulting pan of brownies was easily the best I’ve ever made. The additional step of heating the butter and sugar didn’t require much extra ... Read More »

Go pink this year

To every thing there is a season, to every time there is a purpose, and to every year there is a Pantone. Each year, designers agree on an approved color and – you guessed it – pink is the proclaimed color for 2011. This isn’t just any pink, though. It’s honeysuckle pink, chosen because of its ability to attract not ... Read More »

No more nursing

I never expected to nurse my son for two and a half years. Both my daughters lost interest by around 18 months, and I figured he’d follow suit. But 18 months came and went and he was still interested. Very interested. His first three-word sentence was “Nurse other side!” As time went on, his enthusiasm never waned. Nursing a verbal ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids Shows

The Muppet Movie Sunday, February 6 @ 10:30 a.m. They’re irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible. They’re the Muppets! — starring in their first full-length movie. See how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow, a song . . . and a Frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting in Boston: Jan 31-Feb 6

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Saturday, February 5 Snow Festival You may as well embrace the snow since we have so much! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and/or skis. Track animal prints with Boston Nature Center teachers, build snowmen and then go inside for hot chocolate and board games. Golf Clubhouse, Franklin Park Golf Course, 1 Circuit ... Read More »

2011 BOB Revolution SE has arrived

You just don’t mess with success. This was the first thing I thought when I saw a sample of the newly redesigned BOB Revolution stroller more than a year ago. Sure, there’s always room for improvement, but they had such a good thing going. The Revolution stroller has been a rock-solid performer and a parent-favorite for years. Why tinker with ... Read More »

National Get Organized Month

Every January, many people resolve to be more organized in the coming year. So it’s no surprise that January is National Get Organized (GO) Month. By now, January is almost over and in case you’re still trying to get some traction with organization, we have some great tips to keep you on track this year. Getting overwhelmed is usually part ... Read More »

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