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  • Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In anticipation of very chilly weather tomorrow (November 10th), we are relocating our morning meetup from Drumlin Farm to Vinkari Safari in Woburn! Please join us at 9:45! Admission is $10 per child (infants under 7 months are free with a sibling). 

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, has arrived!  A special time to enjoy family and friends and celebrate the many blessings of our life, while avoiding much of the commercialization that accompanies so many of our other holidays.

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    As parents, we are constantly working towards raising polite and appreciative young people.  While many of us may focus on the use of "manner words" (aka please, thank you, you're welcome), it can be a struggle to develop a sense of gratitude in young children, particularly those who live in a society where their basic needs are met.

    Head over to our Facebook page to share ideas about how to instill that sense of gratitude in our tots.  We'd also love to hear about any of your thankfulness parenting wins!

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Massachusetts is ripe (pun intended) with some wonderful farms for picking apples and other seasonal fruits.  Check out this guide for information on some local hot spots for apple picking.  

    Once you've got a few bushels, why not bake yourself a nice, sweet pie?  For an awesome homemade pie, try Grandma Ople's recipe.


  • Friday, August 11, 2017 12:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Two playgroups are kicking off this fall - one on Wednesday mornings and one on Friday mornings.  Playgroups are groups of parents and toddlers who meet regularly for fun, friendship and community building.  We ask that all participants anticipate attending more than 50% of playgroup meetings.  After all, building relationships depends on the continuity of the group.  If you prefer a more drop-in style group, then we encourage you to check out our Tot Times and seasonal events.

    The Wednesday morning playgroup will begin on September 13thThe Friday morning playgroup will begin on September 15th.  

    If you are interested in joining either of these playgroups, please sign up via the links above.  Registration officially closes September 5th; late additions may be added if space allows.


  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    America's National Waffle Day is August 24th.  The day is a commemoration of the day the first waffle iron was patented - so a perfect time to talk about inventions and patents with your kids and indulge in a hearty breakfast or tasty waffle dessert!

    Waffle Day

  • Thursday, June 01, 2017 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Thank you to all who filled out our planning survey and expressed interest in joining a Parents of Tots playgroup!


    We are starting two new playgroups this summer - one on Thursday mornings and one on Saturday mornings.  Playgroups are groups of parents and toddlers who meet regularly for fun, friendship and community building.  We ask that all participants anticipate attending more than 50% of playgroup meetings.  After all, building relationships depends on the continuity of the group.  If you prefer a more drop-in style group, then we encourage you to check out our Tot Times and seasonal events.


    The Thursday morning playgroup will begin on July 6th.  The Saturday morning playgroup will join in the PoT event on June 17th and have our first playgroup meet up on June 24th.  


    If you are interested in joining either of these playgroups, you can sign up at the June 24th event or register for the playgroup kick off day on this site.

    We look forward to meeting you this summer!



  • Thursday, June 01, 2017 8:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One of the healthiest national observance days has arrived!  Treat your kids to a free classic doughnut at Dunkin Donuts with the purchase of any beverage on June 2nd.



  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:18 PM | Anonymous member

    The holidays are busy!  Here are my favorite go-to sites for activities to engage and keep my kids busy while doing something creative and festive.  Some activities only require two pipe cleaners and others will require a trip to the hardware store!


  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016 11:44 AM | Anonymous member

    This month only, new members can join for $20!  If you've been putting off joining, this is the month to do it!  For more information about membership benefits, check out our membership page!


  • Sunday, November 01, 2015 5:36 AM | Anonymous member

    It's fitting that Thanksgiving comes when it does--right after the sugar craze of Halloween and before the gimmes! of Christmas.  By November 1st, I'm usually ready for an activity to remind my kids that Disney Junior does not, in fact, rule the world (or at least, try to convince all of us of it).  

    Last year, we used these Gratitude Conversation Starters.  First, I printed the sheets out and cut out all of the slips of paper.  I folded them and put them in a little dish we keep in the dining room.  Each night, the kids take turns picking a slip from the dish and each of us answers the prompt.  Then I record everyone's answers on a paper leaf (you can use this template to make them) and hang it up in the kitchen to remind us all month long of all the things we are grateful for.  

    It doesn't prevent my kids from begging everything under the sun in December, but it does give me fond memories of a time when they were grateful, if only for a few weeks!

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