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Lowell Folk Festival 2014

Lowell Folk Festival: A Celebration of Culture

I was a 14-year-old seasoned Junior Park Ranger when the first Lowell Folk Festival was held in 1990. It was a spinoff of the National Folk Festival, which was held in Lowell from 1987-1989. Bringing huge crowds, music, ethnic foods, and folk crafts to the city, it helped revitalize my urban hometown. Though festival organizers […]

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NYPD Deli Patrol

Review: NYPD Deli Patrol All Natural Roasts

When Kendra became pregnant with Addison, she avoided deli meat. In solidarity, I stopped eating Italian subs… in front of her. Once Addie was born, we started paying a lot more attention to what we were putting in our bodies, and hers. We did our best to buy locally grown, organic produce and dairy products, […]

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Mountain House BReakfast Bucket

Gear Review (Video): Mountain House Breakfast Bucket + GIVEAWAY!

We had a great time reviewing the Mountain House Breakfast Bucket. Check out our review, then enter below to win your own! Though Mountain House provided us with a Breakfast Bucket, our review of the product is based on our own opinions. 

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Addie eating Honey Stingers

Gear Review (Video): Honey Stinger Kids’ Organic Waffles

Though Honey Stinger provided us with samples of their Kids’ Organic Waffles, our review of the product is based on our own opinions.

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New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

24 Hours of Epic Fails

Kendra and I spent most of our school vacation week apart – she ran a poetry camp for middle and high school kids, while I took members of the high school Outdoor Adventure Club to western Massachusetts for a winter adventure. Though we both got lots of time with Addison, we had very little time […]

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Noble View Winter Hiking, Russell, MA

Snowshoeing at AMC’s Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Like most of the kids in my urban hometown, I did not grow up communing with nature. As an adult, I have come to seek refuge in the outdoors, and spend a great deal of time hiking and camping. Knowing how much I have benefitted from hanging out in nature, last year I started an […]

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Mommy, Addie, and Mama in the Hammond reservation in Andover, MA

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

2012 was an exciting year for us. We took Addie overseas for the first time in February, along with 18 of our inner-city students, spending time in both London and Paris. The highlights of our trip were Warwick Castle, the Tower of London, and the Louvre. Addie proved to be a great world-traveler, and in addition […]

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Addie pouring water into the Mountain House Mountain Oven.

Gear Review: Mountain House Mountain Oven Flameless Heating Kit

While we were in Europe last month, I was contacted by Mountain House (a company that specializes in freeze-dried foods) and asked if I would like to review their new flameless heating kit – The Mountain Oven. I personally have never eaten a freeze-dried meal – I always thought they were for astronauts. That’s what […]

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Ducks looking out over the river in Paris, France.

Paris, Day 2: Notre Dame, a River Cruise on the Seine, and the Louvre

Today began with a hop on the Metro to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, a stunning Roman Catholic Church that exemplifies the French Gothic movement in architecture. Construction of the Cathedral began in the 12th century, and finished in the 14th century. Eva (our tour guide) gave our students a brief art history lesson as […]

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The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Farewell London, Bonjour Paris!

This morning we left our hotel before dawn and headed to St. Pancras  Station. Before we boarded the Eurostar train for Paris, we took the kids across the street to King’s Cross Station to visit Platform 9 and 3/4! I think I was just as excited as the kids to see this Harry Potter landmark. […]

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