I didn’t realize how motivating a small thing like custom banners or signs can be. This past fall when my girls and I rooted for Boston College women’s soccer, we used poster board and fat Sharpie pens to quickly scrawl a sign for a player that my kids felt needed or deserved a little boost. The sign was simply their name, their number and a “Go BC!”. Nothing fancy by any means! Read more…
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PickyKidPix is obsessed with hair styling which she is learning via YouTube videos, mostly through Cute Hair Styles. She’s watched all 200+ of them. I can actually recognize the videos from the audio alone!!
She gotten quite good at complex braids and have moved on to hot styling products including curling irons and flat irons. When I told her I had an offer to try out Hair Chalk, she was all over it! “YES!”, she said. And her disdain for my blogging has moved incrementally but slightly in a more favorable position.
My mom friend Suzi Wilder makes the most beautiful fused glass works of art. I buy them as presents for every wedding I am invited to. She works out of her house so I will go by when I need a gift and she will set up a display of her latest pieces on her dining room table.
A few years ago, she had a website, WilderGlassworks.com, but it’s no longer operational. It’s too bad because she does beautiful custom pieces that you could have ordered online. Here are a few examples but the photos do not do justice to her pieces!
Do you remember when Susan Boyle was discovered on Britain’s Got Talent? Well, prepare to be amazed. My husband sent me this video with another revelation.
The friendship of Charlotte and Jonathan is a good reminder not to judge a book by its cover. I hope you enjoy their performance. Do you think Jonathan Antoine is next Pavarotti?
Britain’s Got Talent Unearths The Next Pavarotti
And here he is in high school, waiting to be discovered. Voice of an angel.
New Container Store Opens in North Shore, Boston
I went to a Boston bloggers event last week to get a preview of the new Container Store with Capability: Mom and Random Recycling. We saw Mommy Niri there too, and made a new friend, Evan and Lauren’s Cool Blog. The new store is gorgeous but what was even more inspiring was the story behind the family-owned private company that is a constant fixture on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For. Read more…
STEM Camp Where Kids Invent
Club Invention is a day camp for kids, boys and girls, and my 7-old-son did it for one week with two friends. They do a two-week stint in Newton, with various stops in other towns in our area, mostly in New England. This is science that you don’t get in school. What exactly is Club Invention? I had no idea from what my son told me every day after school. Even from the extensive newsletters that I received daily, I still was pretty unclear about what they did. In my mind, it had something to do with legos. Read more…
Pajama Storytime for Kids Event near Boston
Come for a Pajama Storytime with Matilda and Maxwellat the Jamaica Plain Public Library! Dress in your pjs, eat some snacks, and hear the story of best friends Matilda and Maxwell, who have trouble falling asleep in their own beds. Meet the author, book signing, and question/answer period will follow. Read more…
Zen Sports Camp for Kids
My Mom Friend Lynn told me about a unique and wonderful sports camp called Evolution Action Sports Training Center that combines skateboard ramps with trampolines and non-competitive but really fun sports games. It’s non competitive and her son’s favorite part is when they sit around in a circle and share. They talk about recycling, how to be a good friend, and feng shui. Doesn’t it sound Zen? Read more…