Make way for ducklings at the Boston Duckling Parade on Sunday 5/18!

A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, Duckling Day celebrates the children’s classic book, “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. Every year, over 1,000 people meet up and parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from […]

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FREE fun at Exeter’s 1st Annual Kids’ Day on Saturday 5/7!

Head to downtown Exeter this Saturday for a ton of free family fun! This is a jam-packed event sure to bring smiles on the littlest faces. Schedule of Events 9:00am – 1:00pm: Healthy Kids Day at the Exeter Area YMCA […]


FREE Opening Weekend Celebration at the American Independence Museum!

Join the American Independence Museum on May 7 for the start of their 2016 season to be one of the first to see their new exhibits and participate in hands-on learning about the Revolutionary War era. Learn the history of the […]

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Families First. The best (free) parenting resource you didn’t know even about.

One of the many great perks of my job is the opportunity to discover activities and services that I didn’t know previously existed. When I was initially introduced to Families First, my kids were pretty young and truth be told, […]


FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop 5/7: Angry Birds Birdhouse

There’s no reason your kids shouldn’t be put to work swinging a hammer. Well, I mean, not at your house, but Home Depot welcomes the little builders! On scheduled Saturdays each month, Home Depot offers a free workshop for kids […]


5/6 at CMNH: “$3 after 3pm” on the first Friday of the month!

The Children’s Museum of NH announces their new “$3 After 3pm” deal on the first Friday of every month (formerly the Dollar Deal Night) during the school year. Guests who visit anytime after 3:00pm until 7:00pm on the first Friday […]


Keeping it local for April Vacation? We’ve got the BEST staycation ideas!

April vacation is here and the kids are going to be expecting some fun! We’ve drummed up a few, unique and out-of-the-box ideas that’s fun for the whole family. Need more ideas? Check out our “Have you been here before? […]


Green Tip: Find recycling options near you on!

How the heck do you dispose of a broken DVD player, old glasses or cell phones? Or what should you do about that old arm chair or coffee table that’s still in really good condition? And, NO, the answer is […]


Family Volunteer Opportunity! Beach Clean-Up each month with Blue Ocean Society!

Do you have the spring cleaning bug? Start with the beautiful outdoors! Blue Ocean Society, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting awareness and conservation of the marine environment, hosts weekend clean-ups at our beautiful beaches along the seacoast. This is […]


Red Sox Win = Kids Eat Free at the Ninety Nine Restaurants!

When the Red Sox win, Kids Eat Free the following day at all New England Ninety Nine Restaurants! Come anytime and get a free kids’ meal with the purchase of one adult meal. Good on take-out, too! Score! Did the […]


The Gundalow Company announces River Rats Camp to begin July 2016!

Hey parents, are your kids looking for some nautical fun this summer? The Gundalow Company announces its new summer camp program, River Rats Camp! What is River Rats Camp? River Rats Camp will be an enriching education experience during which […]


Local cafés that are family friendly and just plain fun!

This article was originally published in the Portsmouth Herald 5/28/15. As an adult, going out to eat is one of my most favorite things. The indulgence of simply sitting down, ordering off a menu, having someone else prepare my meal, […]


Strawbery Banke Museum Summer Camps

In July and August, children ages 6-16 have fun with history in the Summer Camps at Strawbery Banke! The past is the playground for active, small-group programs led by talented museum educators. On the 10-acre outdoor history museum site, kids […]


FREE Lowe’s Build & Grow “Bird Feeder” Workshop 4/9!

There’s no reason your child shouldn’t be put to work swinging a hammer. Well, maybe not at your house, but Lowe’s welcomes all little builders to their house! Also, each participant receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch […]


Seacoast Science Center Summer Camps

The Seacoast Science Center environmental day camp camp gets kids outdoors, learning about nature through fun, hands-on activities. Located in Odiorne Point State Park, lessons incorporate the rich natural and historic resources of the Park and the Gulf of Maine. […]


Gundalow Company Summer Camps

Looking for a fun summer experience on the water? The nonprofit Gundalow Company offers week-long or single day camps this summer for your seaworthy kids ages 9-13. Each program has an educational theme and offers a hands-on sailing experience. A […]


Camp Invention Summer Camps

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is offered at roughly 1,300 school districts nationwide. Simply stated — it’s an exciting, […]


Free “Exploring Our Way Autism Partnership Program” at CMNH 5/1!

Every first Sunday month throughout the school year, the Children’s Museum of NH offers free admission to families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. This program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a safe, understanding environment, […]


Listen up, Peter! Open Letter to the Easter Bunny.

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Register for Music Together Spring Classes starting 3/28!

Music Together of Portsmouth and Kittery Music and Movement for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Now taking registrations for the spring 10-week session! Begins the week of March 28 Multiples pay for one child Seacoast Mother’s association $5 off  tuition To […]


FREE Parenting Workshop Series ‘Effective Discipline’ starts 4/5.

Looking for a little parenting support, or simply a forum to vent and strategize? Check out the Families First “Effective Discipline” workshop series running for five Tuesday evenings from April 5 to April 26 at 6:00-7:30pm. Learn which kinds of discipline […]


UNH Summer Youth Programs

  The University of New Hampshire offers numerous youth programs at its Durham and Manchester campuses and other locations in the State. UNH summer camps offer: Individual, supportive, and fun learning environments Talented, experienced, and knowledgeable University faculty, staff, & […]


Tie-dyed Easter eggs. With a real tie. Very cool.

When my sister and I were little, we used to color Easter eggs by melting down crayons and literally painting on the color. Now, they make it so easy to color and decorate Easter eggs that all you need to […]


5 Leprechaun pranks your kids haven’t seen before!

Have you been-there-done-that with most of the leprechaun tricks out there. Here’s five that you probably haven’t seen before! #1 Rainbow Windshield Have you ever seen a rainbow automatically appear across your windshield? It’s him, the leprechaun. He’s been here! […]

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5 Fun ways to get you through til Spring! (Spoiler: Just say YES!)

  March is a tough month for me. It’s the month where we start to feel all springtime and glowy–but just as we’re about to haul out the patio furniture, the skies open up and the kids are hunting for […]


Gotcha! How to make the *best* Leprechaun Traps!

I was anxious to post a great “how-to” article for making Leprechaun Traps (because, apparently, now even the St. Patty’s Day mascot brings goodies for the kids, whaaaaa?), and I quickly realized after all the Googling I did, Leprechaun Traps […]


St. Patrick’s Day is delicious! Festive edibles your kids will love.

  St. Patrick’s Day is coming so it’s time to get your fill of green food. Go ahead, everybody’s doing it. Leprechaun Bait This is the St. Patrick’s Day take on Chex Mix which sounds good to me! The original […]


Sticking around for February Break? Here’s 15 Staycation Ideas for you.

  No Caribbean beach vacation in your future? Me neither. No worries, because the seacoast has plenty of fun stuff right here! Check out our top 15 picks for fun staycation activities! #1 Redecorate the kids bedrooms As a kid, […]


Pass the cotton candy! The Big Apple Circus comes to Boston March 24-May 8!

The “Grand Tour” is a circus extravaganza set in the 1920s and featuring acts from the four corners of the globe. Ships, trains, automobiles, and airplanes will serve as the backdrop for breathtaking acts of wonder, accompanied by the seven-piece […]


Have you been here before? Unique and fun February vacation ideas!

NOTE: This article was published in February 2014. Please call ahead to make sure times and activities are still valid. It’s February vacation and the kids are expecting you to dazzle, entertain and astonish them 24/7. Ha! Suckers. We did, […]

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