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  • Book Review: “The Gutsy Girl,” By Caroline Paul March 29, 2017
    Early in the book The Gutsy Girl, the author, San Francisco firefighter Caroline Paul, recounts how as a teenager she decided to set a world record. The only problem was, she wasn’t very good at anything in particular. She wasn’t the strongest, the fastest, or the most skilled. But she realized she did have a plentiful...Read […]
  • Where to Take Kids Maple Sugaring March 16, 2017
    Spring officially starts on March 20, but New Englanders know the season really begins when the maple syrup starts flowing. And we know when that is because the region explodes with events, tastings, and tours, which are almost universally family-friendly. Here are some of the best resources to find a sugarhouse or a maple sugaring event near you,...Read […]
  • Growing Young Environmental Advocates February 24, 2017
    Woody Guthrie famously sang, “This land is your land / This land is my land,” but as wonderful as that sentiment is, it takes a lot of work to make sure the outdoors is protected for generations to come. It’s never too early to get kids engaged in stewardship efforts, be it through volunteerism, community gardens,...Read […]
  • 5 February Break Activities for Kids February 15, 2017
    Did the February school vacation week creep up on your family? It might feel like we just had a break, what with having three snow days and a weekend right in a row, but next week, there are five days kids have off and parents need to fill them with things to do. For those...Read […]
  • Community Ski Areas February 8, 2017
    Imagine a tiny ski lodge nestled against a small hill, the lodge no bigger than a typical single family home, packed with kids and families sipping cocoa around a crackling fireplace. At the helm of a small desk at the center of the lodge, the lodge “mom” sells $5 lift tickets, $3 hamburgers, and keeps...Read […]