We have had a busy summer so far, with three teenagers it seems like we are constantly on the go.Â Luckily we were able to carve out some family time among the kids busy camps and jobs schedule and get away together for some relaxation. We made a quick trip to the Boston suburbs, and […]
I recently had the chance to visit the Embassy Suites Hotel in Waltham, MA for a one night stay as part of my familyâ€™s vacation.Â We made a trip to Boston, and the Embassy Suites was perfectly placed for a visit to historic Lexington and Concord, since it is only a short distance away.Â So […]
My son has started knee boarding behind the boat this year! My girls wonâ€™t even try, they donâ€™t think it looks like fun.
Summer is here and it is time to grab summer fun!Â With the Fourth of July approaching it makes sense to celebrate, so I planned a little Independence Day/Pool Party party for my family. The first step â€“ buying party supplies of course! So I headed to Walmart with my 16 year old daughter, who […]
We always have a hard time deciding on and planning our vacation.Â With all of the different schedules our children have and my husbandâ€™s work commitments it is hard to find a week or two we can all take off.Â And we are not alone, Embassy Suites recently did a survey with Parentâ€™s Magazine and […]
My 16 year old loves tire swings! I get dizzy just looking at her spin.
Camping is a great way to spend a summer weekend!Â I like refrigeration and electricity too much to camp for a week, but for 3 days or so it is fun to get away and enjoy the outdoors.Â Here are some of my favorite things about camping!
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Apple is sponsoring a free film making camp again this summer!Â You can get the details and sign up your child aged 8-12.Â My son attended the camp last summer, and had lots of fun, you can read my review here for the full story.Â It is a three day camp, and by the end […]
Who is ready for a summer vacation?Â I certainly am, and right now you can register to win a summer family vacation from USFamilyGuide.com!Â They have created a promotion that celebrates the family vacation by giving away 12 incredible trips for families looking to create their own memories. They have hand picked some of the […]
Our plan was to get a new grill this summer, since ours is old and all the flavorizer bars are too rusted to use.Â The grill still works, it just doesnâ€™t cook very evenly and the things we grill donâ€™t taste as good as they used to.Â But then our lawn mower died, so we […]
We have had such a warm spring that for the first time in years we were able to get our boat in the water by Memorial Day.Â Hopefully this is the start of a great summer!
We are looking for vacation ideas for this summer! The past few years we have rented a place to stay from Craigslist, with mixed results.Â The first year our cottage was nice, but the septic gave out halfway through the weekend.Â So not having a working toilet for the last few days was kind of […]
After six weeks and I donâ€™t even want to know how much money our boat is fixed!Â Just in time for summer to be over and the weather to turn cold.Â But we should get a few weeks of boating before the season is over, and last weekend we went fishing and actually caught some […]
I am always looking for fun activities for my children that donâ€™t cost much.Â So when I heard about Apple Film Camp earlier this summer I signed my 12 year old up.Â It is a free camp put on by Apple retail stores to teach kids ages 8-12 learn the ins and outs of iMovie […]
With summer starting it is time to think about fun things to do around home.Â Sure it would be great to spend our summer relaxing here: But tropical beaches and palm trees arenâ€™t in our budget this year.Â We are going to have to plan some close to home trips that donâ€™t break the bank.Â […]