There’s this little senate race going on in Massachusetts right now, maybe you’ve heard of it? Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is running against state Senator Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate seat left empty when Ted Kennedy died last year. Ring any bells?
How about this, does this jog your memory?
*Ring, ring. Ring, ring. Ring, ring. RING, RING.* OMG, make the darn telephone stop RINGING.
Over 40 workshops (including ones specifically for teens) on organic farming, gardening, landscaping, and sustainable living, as well as exhibits to check out, and even a children’s program (for kids 3 and up) that runs during workshops times. You won’t have to worry if there’s something for you at the NOFA/Mass annual winter conference, you’ll have to worry about narrowing down your choices! A must attend for anyone interested in healthy eating, an organic lifestyle and supporting local farms.
The holiday break is almost over. Based on my Twitter feed, this is a source of great joy for many parents, but for some, this fact brings nothing but stress.
Maybe your child's teacher or school is making life miserable for your family. Maybe you are thinking your kindergartner isn't really ready for the daily schedule. Or maybe your child is a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, with little success.
Or, maybe you are like I was and are just intrigued by homeschooling but have no idea how to make the first step.
Let me repeat that: Harry Potter. Boston Museum of Science. During a busy holiday week. With the rest of the inhabitants of the entire east coast of the United States of America and probably parts of Canada, too.
For many of us, gone are the days of fun parties, clubs and, quite frankly, just staying up to midnight. Why was it a good idea to have kids? I'm just kidding! Plus honestly, these days, staying up to midnight can be a feat and that has to do with getting older not having kids!
However, now that we do have kids, our New Year's Eve plans have definitely taken a different turn. I'm always keeping my ear out for fun New Year's Eve plans and recently have had a couple conversations about First Night.
A couple years ago we took our then four year old and 18 month old to First Night Worcester. I had been to First Night Evanston (IL) a couple times before having kids and enjoyed it. I suspected that it would be similar. Of course the key phrase was "before having kids and enjoyed it"!
Health, happiness, a good movie, and to take the kids to a Chinese restaurant for dinner!
For us non Christians, there isn't much else to do on Christmas but go to the movies and go out to eat Chinese afterwards. It's such a Jewish tradition that the restaurant we frequent is usually packed with people lining up out the door. The local theatres are overwhelmed with huge crowds and a lot of people who know each other and need to yell "hello" over crowds of people.
Every year around the holidays, I promise myself I’m going to do something more charitable than simply sending a check to our local food bank, or dropping some coins in the red kettle at the grocery store. But each year I get caught up in the madness that is the Season and regretfully find myself dropping a check in the mail and stuffing coins in the kettles. This year was different. This year I bought two walnuts.
In the past week, I've spent $70 mailing gifts to far-away relatives, about $50 on stamps, and I'm-not-talking-about-it on gifts. . .let's just say that my entertainment budget is pretty much shot for the rest of the month.
But, free? I can do free! And earlier this week, my family and I took a trip up to Jordan's Furniture in Avon, MA to check out their Enchanted Village for a big dose of vintage Christmas cheer.
An 8 year old boy from Taunton, MA was sent home from school Monday after handing in a drawing of Jesus on the cross, His eyes X'd out to signify death. The second grader thought he was drawing a holiday picture, his assignment for the day.
They kicked him out of school for completing an assignment. The mind, it boggles.