FREE Printable Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Lists!

I’m a serious sucker for scavenger hunts of any kind because kids absolutely love them AND it keeps them busy for large chunks of time. When the kids get restless on Thanksgiving day, bust these babies out! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day […]


Two weekend showings of Shaun the Sheep at The Music Hall!

From the television series by four-time Oscar winner Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit) comes a story about Shaun, who decides to take the day off to have some fun and gets a little more action than he bargained for. A […]


Annual Lighting of the Nubble 11/28. Santa, cookies and hot chocolate!

Kick off the holiday season with the Annual Lighting of the Nubble (Cape Neddick Lighthouse) on Saturday, November 28, 2015. This is a fun family evening with a variety of entertainment. Dress warm for this one! Festivities get underway at […]


Santa’s Big Party weekends through December at Charmingfare Farm!

Santa Claus is having a big party at Charmingfare Farm and you’re all invited. To get to the party you must first take a 30-minute horse-drawn ride through the Christmas trail to the secret party location! Party Activities Santa himself […]

Robbie the Reindeer

2015 Holiday TV Guide. No way we’re missing Rudolph again!

Looking for a cute holiday special on television for the kids? See the season line-up below and get your DVR ready to tape your favorites. Even moms and dads can’t resist the classics! 2015 Christmas TV Guide Updated November 20, […]


FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop 11/28: Build A School House Bank!

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 […]


The best 10 tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving. Written by a mom.

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year (or ever have before), you know that it can get pretty overwhelming pretty quickly. Check out these tips for a turnkey turkey day. 1. Delegate the menu Truth be told, I’ve hosted only one […]


“Sea Festival of Trees” offers ice skating, magical lights and a 8′ gingerbread house!

Get ready for a forest of sparkling holiday trees and wreaths-fancily decorated with unique and fun themes, visits with Santa, Frosty and The Grinch, skating on Seaside Ice–our indoor rink, music and dance performances, a coastal arts and crafts show, […]


5 Ways to find joy and balance, every day, every way.

This article was published in SeacoastOnline on Friday, October 30, 2015. I was reading one of my favorite blogs the other day and the topic centered around wishing your life away — wishing it was Friday, wishing it was Monday, […]


FREE “Keeping Your Cool” Parenting Workshops on Tuesdays in November.

Virtually no parent is always able to keep his or her cool. When parents lose their cool, they reduce their effectiveness, their ability to keep their kids calm, and to teach constructive ways of handling anger. Learn ways to reduce […]


Back-burner the home cooking. Portsmouth’s 2015 Restaurant Week 11/5-11/14.

Attention deal-seekers!  Portsmouth Restaurant Week is here from Thursday, November 5 to Saturday, November 14, 2015! Featuring special 3-course prix fixe menus: lunch $16.95 per person, dinner $29.95 per person (does not include beverages, taxes or gratuity) at participating restaurants […]


Friday 12/4 is Dollar Deal Night at the Children’s Museum of NH!

Every First Friday of the month during the school year, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will be open for just $1 per person for Dollar Deal Night from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. The $1 admission represents a 90% savings over […]


7 Awesome no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas! No knives required!

My kids love getting pumpkins– it means the countdown is on to Halloween! The only problem is that they want to get the pumpkins the second they show up in the stores (mid-September) and then immediately carve them. Which inevitably […]


Five spoooooky Halloween treats. Eat them if you dare!

It’s Halloween season already and you know what that means. Time to scour Pinterest and try making really adorable snacks that, when executed, look absolutely nothing like the picture. But hey, have fun doing it! These treats below would make […]

Pumpkin decorating great for little ones. No knives required!

Tissue Paper Pumpkins What you’ll need: Pumpkins (duh) Colored tissue paper Spray bottle with water Decoupage glue 1-inch wide foam brush Scissors or a decorative paper punch Stencils (if you want to trace a particular design) Instructions: Fold the tissue […]


Are you ready for some football? High school games are fun (and cheap!).

Looking for an exciting family-friendly sporting event that won’t break the bank? High school football games admission prices are typically between $1-4  which leaves lots of leftover funds to cover the soda, popcorn and hot dogs you’ll be eating in […]

Cute Little Girls Pulling Their Pumpkins In A Wagon At A Pumpkin Patch One Fall Day.

Fall Farm Festivals! Your guide apple-pickin’, hay-ridin’ donut-eatin’ fun near you!

When the calendar hits September, the farm and festival weekend event start up in full swing! It’s a great time to grab your brood and head down to the farm for some good ‘ol family fun. Want to stick to […]


Attention Thrill Seekers! Check out our Top Picks for high adventure family outings!

Are you a family who thrives on adrenaline? Interested in stepping outside your comfort zone? Get ready for a few family outings that’ll get your hearts pumping! We’ve put together a list of family adventures that will get you into […]


Pre-K Skate at Rye Airfield is back select Tuesdays and Wednesdays –only $5 per family!

Do you have an active pre-school age kids (5 & under) who’d love to experience Rye Airfield without all the intimidating big kids around? Each month, select Tuesdays and Wednesdays are reserved for little guys and gals to explore the […]


Rochester Fair runs through 9/27! Another excuse to eat fried dough.

  The Rochester Fair welcomes the public to their 140th Anniversary Special! The week long fair runs Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 27, 2015 with all kinds of fun family events like the Circus Hollywood, The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, Children’s […]


Music Together of Portsmouth & Music and Movement Winter Classes

  Come and join the fun this fall at Music Together of Portsmouth! Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the adults who love them. Music Together classes are based on […]


Get your advance tickets to Prescott Park’s Fairy House Tours 9/26 & 9/27. It’s magical!

Come, enjoy a magical self-guided walking tour of Fairy Houses, displayed in public gardens in Portsmouth’s historic South End neighborhood. The 11th annual event will be held in Portsmouth’s historic South End on the grounds of the Governor John Langdon House, […]


Purchase your 2015 Advance Polar Express Tickets! No lottery system!

For those of you who can’t wrap your head around a lottery system to purchase tickets (me included!), the Lincoln and North Conway Polar Express are offering an opportunity to buy tickets for a few special shows. See below for […]


2015 Smithsonian Museum Day 9/26! Get free tickets to your fave museums!

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket on Saturday, September 26. The Museum Day Ticket provides free […]


Postponed: Applecrest Peach Festival now set for 8/30.

Due to the weather forecast, festivities have been moved to Sunday, August 30th, 2015! Applecrest’s 10th annual celebration of all things peachy! Applecrest is home to more than 20 distinct varieties of succulent tree-ripened peaches, nectarines and plums. Come spend […]


USS Constitution and more FREE on 8/14 for “Free Fun Fridays”!

Lots to visit for FREE this Friday, August 14 as part of Free Fun Fridays! Visit any of the following museums this Saturday for all day FREE admission! FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 John F. Kennedy Presidential Library andMuseum (Boston) Cape Cod […]


FREE Cocheco Arts Children’s Series every Tuesday morning!

Every Tuesday morning during the Cochecho Arts Festival a different national or regional children’s performer takes to the Rotary Arts Pavilion Stage in Downtown Dover. The Seacoast Waldorf School Children’s Series has grown dramatically in recent years, and these popular […]


RSVP for the family overnight campout at Coppal House Farm 8/1!

Join us for a night of camping this Saturday 8/1 under the stars at the farm! Bring your own tent and sleeping gear, and either enjoy dinner at home, or feel free to come a little earlier and bring a […]


Hot Deal: Two-for-One coupon for mini-golf at Sagamore Golf Center in North Hampton!

Nothing like a BOGO deal for some awesome mini-golf! Show this post or print out the coupon below to receive two admission for the price of one! Also, kids under 6 play FREE all the time! Tucked into the hillside […]


Summer Movie Directory! Free, $1 and $2 movies on the seacoast!

Summertime in New England seems to be the only time of year you can take your family to the movies without cashing in a partial 401K distribution just to afford it! That’s because there are so many free and inexpensive […]

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