North Andover

Drummond Playground

Drummond Playground – 33 Johnson Street, North Andover Highlights: Drummond is centrally located, being just a couple of blocks from the town common, so there are almost always other kids there to play with. It’s also right next to the fire station, so the kids are front and center to watch anytime the trucks go […] Read more…

Green Apple Cafe

Green Apple Cafe – 57 Water Street, North Andover MA This is a cute and very casual sit-down breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch spot. We stopped in for lunch on a weekday this spring and found the small space filled with parents dining with their kids and babies, plus a couple of local business people having […] Read more…

Boxing at Title Gym

Title Boxing Club (multiple locations) – 137 Turnpike Street, North Andover MA Wow. I attended a sample class at Title Boxing Gym in North Andover with The Mother Connection and I rolled up all cocky thinking “I’m a real athlete. I got this.” For the next hour this class proceeded to destroy me. My paleo-dieting CrossFit athlete […] Read more…

Pipe Dream Cupcakes

Pipe Dream Cupcakes (various locations, North Andover and Andover) This food truck is temptation on wheels.  If it doesn’t find you, you can find it by following them on Twitter or Facebook. They first caught me last autumn walking down Andover’s Main Street in my gym clothes. I got the hot chocolate flavor for my husband and a […] Read more…

Lots of Eats

Lots of Eats – 1211 Osgood Street, North Andover Food: Thai Prices: Entrees are around Bar: Lots of Eats has a full bar, and their cocktails are delicious. I’ve had both the Thai Iced Tea Margarita, and the Pink Cadillac Martini. Ambiance: The decor is the first thing you appreciate about this place – it’s modern, […] Read more…

Maker Mill

Maker Mill –  4 High Street #128, North Andover MA Cost: $15 per child 5 or older with adult (drop in) * $45/month membership for 1 child/1 adult, * $65/month membership for 2 children/1 adult * Wednesday morning drop-in program for ages 2-6 costs $10 per child with adult ($5 if you’re a member of The Mother […] Read more…

Reynolds Playground

Reynolds Playground – 225 Rea Street, North Andover, MA Highlights: The car on springs is this playground’s top asset, if you ask my daughter. Bummers: No fence, missing some swings, not much for little-kid sized equipment. What’s Nearby: Sargent Elementary School is around the corner, and Drummond Playground, Cows Rock ice cream, and the North Andover town common are about a […] Read more…

Aplin Playground

Aplin Playground – 40 Clarendon Street, North Andover MA Highlights: This is a small playground on a residential street, consisting of a swing set (four regular, two infant) and a single play structure that height-wise isn’t suitable for anyone under preschool age. The park is mostly a flat grassy field, so it’s a good place to […] Read more…

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