Imajine That

What it is: Imajine That calls itself an “interactive children’s museum” but it’s really just an indoor play space – there are no special exhibits or anything. Its one big room with different areas: a bounce house, a big net and foam maze with slides, giant blocks, a pretend grocery store, pretend hospital, pretend boat, a […] Read more…

Road Trip: Tallahassee to Atlanta

  Time: 4.5 hours The stops: The Big Oak – Thomasville, GA Ray Charles Plaza, Flint River (a.k.a. the river from “Deliverance”) and Turtle Grove Play Park  – Albany, GA World’s Largest Peanut – Ashburn, GA This one we didn’t stop at, we drove by it on the highway and my husband was too annoyed […] Read more…

Tallahassee

Getting There: There is no direct flight from the northeast to Tallahassee. We opted for a 2h 40m direct flight to Jacksonville, FL, then a two hour drive to Tallahassee. The other option is two separate flights with a layover, which always amounts to more travel time. The drive from Jacksonville is a lot of nothing […] Read more…

Feaster Five Road Race

Though I grew up not far from here, neither my dad nor I have ever run the Feaster Five road race on Thanksgiving Day. I knew it was a big one, but I didn’t expect the vibe to be so fun! It felt like the whole community was out enjoying themselves – there were runners, […] Read more…

Simonds Park

Simonds Park – Corner of Bedford Street & Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA Highlights: This park is huge and has a lot to offer. Bummers: Def What’s Nearby: Wayside Commons, Burlington Mall, Burlington Town Common, Burlington Public Library. Cambridge street near the park has a Dunkin Donuts, Papa Gino’s, and ice cream shop and an independent coffee […] Read more…

Funway Park Londonderry

Funway Park – Nelson Road, Londonderry NH Highlights: This is a cute farm-themed playground with two separate structures that incorporate barn designs and faux hay bales as steps. There is a roller slide, seesaw, ride-on bouncers, body weight propelled saddle spinners, slides, a rope web for climbing, swings (four regular, two infant), a tunnel and […] Read more…

Marini Farm

What it is: The Corn Maze at Marini Farm is more like a festival with a corn maze as the main attraction. There are several bounce houses, inflatable slides, a rope maze, an apple cannon, a giant sand pile, a silo filled with corn that the kids can go inside and use like a sandbox, a pirate ship, character […] Read more…

Chic Consignment

Chic Consignment – 44 Main Street, Andover MA What it is: This large, airy consignment shop in the center of downtown Andover offers a thoughtfully curated assortment of clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry and a tiny bit of furniture. It’s always meticulously organized, fully stocked and beautifully merchandised (the window displays draw me in EVERY time I […] 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…

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