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Bradley Palmer State Park- Wading Pool

By Laurie Grant

One of my family's favorite places to beat the heat in the summer is Bradley Palmer State Park.  The park offers you over 721 acres of trails, meadows, wild life and a water park.  Yes, you read that right.  A little known secret about this beautiful state park located in Topsfield, MA is that th... Read More

Boston Freedom Trail

By cabesh

  When we have company come into town we always plan to take them on the Boston Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail starts at the Bunker Hill Monument and ends in Boston Common. One of the... Read More

Wild in Peabody - Home Gardening in Massachusetts

By Laurie Grant

If you happen to be in Peabody and want to see a sight that is truly wild and free stop by our WILD vegetable garden.  It is an attraction not to be missed.  There is no admission fee, at this time, although we might ask you to pull a few weeds. [caption id="attachment_1656" align="aligncenter"... Read More

Experiencing New England

By cabesh

Friends, it turns out we're leaving New England. My husband got a great job offer that will require us to relocate. We have to be in our new city in a month. A MONTH!  So much... Read More

Zucchini A Plenty? Garden Zucchini Lasagna

By Laurie Grant

Our vegetable garden is bursting right now and I am searching for recipes to keep up with the produce.  I thought I would share this easy and delicious dish that I will be making tonight for the second week in a row!  I am not one to make a dish two weeks in a row so that says a little something a... Read More

What I've Learned at Pre-School

By Laurie Grant

It was a big transition moving from a day care oriented class to a pre-school classroom, for me. My son, on the other hand, adjusted just fine, taking his traditional three days to adapt and move on.  Moving to pre-school meant leaving behind the small class where the teachers had the time to we... Read More

Traveling by Train

By cabesh

My husband takes the train from Boston to Manhattan frequently, but I had never done so until last week. When I was making my travel plans for BlogHer 12 I looked at the cost and c... Read More

What's My Name Fool?

By Laurie Grant

Are you happy with your name?  Do you think it fits your personality?  Would you change it or have you changed it? Lately I have been thinking a lot about names, namely because I am about to name someone in a few short months.   It is a lot of responsibility and a very personal decision that ... Read More

Public Radio, My Source of Knowledge

By cabesh

When my husband got a job offer in New Hampshire I had to look at a map to see which state was New Hampshire and which was Vermont. Being a Pacific Northwesterner, my east coast ge... Read More

Raising a Superhero

By Laurie Grant

I never thought I would have the responsibility of raising a superhero. I lead a pretty average life living north of Boston with my husband, three year old son and twelve year old dog. I get up each day wishing I had gone to bed just a little bit earlier, I make myself a cup of coffee and begin t... Read More