Archive | June, 2016

Play Time at City Hall Plaza

29 Jun

As any parent knows, the key to a successful summer is most definitely keeping kids active. Now Boston-area families will have the unique experience to combine a work of art with lots of play. Playworld, a manufacturer of playground equipment, has unveiled PlayForm 7, a piece of “play sculpture.” Kids and adults alike can actually Continue Reading

Bedwetting and Why It’s Not So Bad

27 Jun

Summer is here, and for the majority of kids in America that means school is out and two months of freedom begins. A lot of kids will be heading off to camp, going on vacations with friends and family, and having tons of sleepovers. What a fun time, right? Well what if you’re a bed-wetter? Continue Reading

What Kids Need for a Mentally Healthy Summer

22 Jun

  By Tanya Peterson Summer is about to begin in earnest. Those adults who have children in their lives likely have a checklist of summer necessities to keep kids healthy. Sunscreen, bug spray, water bottles, Band-Aids, and other such necessities will help kids stay physically healthy and well through the summer. What about a checklist Continue Reading

Tuition-Free Community College Plan Is a Game Changer for BPS Grads

20 Jun

Paying for college is a daunting task, but the idea that finances are what’s keeping anyone from pursuing higher education is heartbreaking. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is instituting a plan to make it more attainable to everyone with the tuition-free community college plan for Boston Public Schools (BPS). Available beginning June 1, the program will Continue Reading

Medical Grants for Families

16 Jun

Learning that your child is facing any kind of medical battle is stressful enough, but navigating the healthcare system and figuring out how to pay for necessary treatment adds an enormous amount of pressure on parents. Fortunately medical grants are available for children in Massachusetts through UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, which helps families pay for a Continue Reading

Talking to Your Kids About Terrorism

13 Jun

By Kathleen Trainor In Boston, we have certainly not been protected from terrorism, due to our clear memories of the Boston Marathon bombing. Since then, there have been many more random terrorist attacks around the world, and unfortunately, on our soil. Most recently in Orlando where the largest terrorist attack against innocent civilians since September 11, Continue Reading

7 Father’s Day Tips to Regain or Maintain Your Hero Status

13 Jun

By Thomas Gagliano When my son was nine, we were watching a baseball game together on television. As the camera panned over the cheering fans, he asked me why the kids in the stands were so excited. I said that the players are heroes to those kids. I suggested that someday one of those players Continue Reading

Summer 2016: Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts

8 Jun

  Check out Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays schedule for 2016.  June 24 Tanglewood Lyric Stage Company of Boston Clark Art Institute MASS MoCA Worcester Art Museum Children’s Museum at Holyoke International Volleyball Hall of Fame The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home July 1 Boston Children’s Museum The Sports Museum Heritage Museums & Gardens Falmouth Continue Reading

Get More Value for Less

6 Jun

  By Amber Wojcek It’s no surprise that budget is likely one of the top considerations when you’re making travel decisions, and hotel rooms are some of the biggest expenses you can incur on a trip. There are a lot of choices when choosing a hotel, from price and amenities to location and experience. Often, Continue Reading

Boo-Boos, Bumps & Bruises

3 Jun

By Alyssa Marconi Inevitably they happen to every child, but just what is a bruise? They’re caused by an abrasion to the skin and the trauma damages its tiny blood vessels. As a response to the injury, a raised area of the bump or bruise is a result of the blood leaking from the injured Continue Reading