Turn your house into a city and invite Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Punisher and Black Widow (kids dressing up, of course) over for your child’s next birthday party. Check out the list below for creative birthday party >>
Put some history and fun into Black History Month in February. Boston offers some interesting sites for kids and adults alike. You'll learn a lot about the 19th-century African Americans who lived freely here while others were living in slavery. >>
by Deirdre Wilson, Kim Foley MacKinnon and Cheryl Crosby in Education
Get out and explore what Massachusetts has to offer. This list covers tried-and-true perennial favorites along with other destinations you might not have considered. Enjoy the fun and educational aspects of each one! >>
Whale Watching season in Massachusetts is from April to October. If you are looking for the right whale watching cruise for your family, check out the list below. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, a jacket or windbreaker and your camera! >>
Ever wonder what kinds of toys or everyday objects will still be around in the year 2025? A Boston-based junk removal company put the question to 1,010 Americans nationwide and got some interesting answers. >>
Celebrate the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. These local venues are hosting special events regarding civil rights leaders and efforts for peace: >>
From professional ballet companies to local dance schools, performances of The Nutcracker can be found all over Massachusetts this month. Here are the remaining dates for some of the highlight performances. >>
Family fun abounds across Massachusetts. Here is a roundup of some of December’s biggest events. Stay in-the-know about events all year long with our searchable calendar online at BostonParentsPaper.com and our print calendar in Boston Parents Paper. >>
Caught up in the Olympic spirit, we decided to make our readers work for the prize this month. Find the six torches hidden in our August magazine and you could win tickets to the 2012 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions at Boston’s TD Garden. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!