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Welcome to Boston Public Garden!

Welcome to Boston Public Garden!

Although I've lived in and around Boston for over 40 years, I tend to take for granted one of our loveliest features:  Boston Public Garden.  So I thought I would dedicate this Blog post to some facts about the Garden and perhaps entice you to visit.  Founded in1837,...

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Take A Boston Swan Boat Ride!

Take A Boston Swan Boat Ride!

Take a Boston Swan Boat Ride! Planning a summer trip to Boston? If your family is like mine, we are always looking for something interesting and different to do. One Boston activity that is enjoyed by all ages are the Swan Boat rides in the Boston Public Garden.  A...

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Our family trip to Beautiful Bar Harbor

Our family trip to Beautiful Bar Harbor

Our Family Trip to Bar Harbor Bar Harbor is one of my favorite places for a quick New England getaway.  Located on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine, Bar Harbor was the summer home of Boston's rich and famous until a fire in 1947 burned most of the town to...

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8 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe this Summer

8 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe this Summer

Are you a dog owner?  Dogs often become special family members and it is only natural to want to provide their comfort and safety during hot summer weather.  When I think of Fawn, Gigi, Lady, and Tasha (our great family dogs) I realize I always thought keeping our...

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Sail Boston 2017

Sail Boston 2017

Exploring the Tall Ships at Sail Boston Konbanwa! (means good evening in Japanese).  This is Adam, Leia’s son from Japan. Ever since coming home I’ve been having some wild and interesting adventures in my attempts to break into the video game industry, but some of...

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Top 5 Gift Ideas For Your Graduate

Top 5 Gift Ideas For Your Graduate

It’s June and that means one thing: It’s graduation time. Note, this post is for the parents and family of the graduates, not the students! If you’re a graduating student, go play on Instagram or something. Wherever you are, whether it’s high school, community college...

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Hey from the UK

Hey from the UK

Mum and Dad's millennial wild child from across the pond Hey, I'm Erin. I've traded clam chowder for fish and chips, and currently reside in Old' Merry England. As mom will tell you, I'm a goth, singer, historian, author, but simply, I'm her daughter. My guest posts...

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A Lucky Day For All

A Lucky Day For All

So often when we turn on the news, the broadcast reports on a tragic traffic accident where a cyclist or pedestrian has been hit or dragged by a vehicle and killed. It seems like there is just too much traffic for many of our streets, and pedestrians and cyclists need...

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Adam’s Return From Japan

Adam’s Return From Japan

  Parents want to know their children are safe, happy and healthy, and we are no exception. Having Adam in Japan has been difficult for us – first it was the realization that he was living and working 6700 miles away and we would rarely see our son. As time...

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My first Passover Seder

My first Passover Seder

Reflections on Seder Earlier this week I attended my first Passover Seder and it was a memorable experience. I was raised Catholic and until adulthood I had never heard of a Seder.   For those of you who are not Jewish, this is a ritual dinner that marks the beginning...

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