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10 Free Things to do in (and around) Boston with Kids This Summer

Star-gazing at the Museum of Science’s Astronomy After Hours program on Friday evenings. Go on a Hike at Middlesex Fells, Habitat, or closest to the city, Blue Hills. Don’t forget to pack a snack! Appear to walk on water at the Christian Science Plaza reflecting pool.

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Building Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

Herbs are fun to grow and, thankfully, you don’t need your own yard space to cultivate them! There are many ways to pot herbs indoors so you can add fresh thyme, rosemary, parsley, and others to your meals. Cooking with

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National Nutrition Month: Green is Gold

Did you know March is National Nutrition month? National Nutrition Month is when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. All month we can learn about and celebrate eating right with

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Over the mountain and through the woods…

This time of year is often filled with time spent with family. And, while a nice meal and relaxing with grandparents and older relatives is great, being active together is another way to bring more fun to a visit. Having

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Playworks Games Guide

Remember our post on Playworks a few weeks ago and all the awesome work they’re doing in Boston? Now we’d like to introduce you to their Games Library! You can register and get an electronic copy of the full Games

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Play smarter!

Playworks is a national non-profit organization that believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks works in 28 schools in the Boston area, reaching over 15,000 students! Playworks places fully-trained full-time coaches in

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Smoothies to the rescue!

Smoothies are a fun and easy way to add nutrients to your family’s diet. Smoothies take only a few minutes to prepare and can be adjusted to even the pickiest of eater’s tastes. They’re great for a snack or breakfast

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Happy Birthday, YMCA!

It was 163 years ago this week that the first YMCA was founded in the US. The whole association of centers for fitness and learning started right here in Boston on its birthday way back in 1851. Now YMCA USA

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts, rinsed and trimmed 1 tablespoon canola oil ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: You can substitute one 16-ounce package of frozen Brussels sprouts for the fresh Brussels sprouts. Thaw these by placing the

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Cozy Red Lentil Mash

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups minced sweet onion 2 cups uncooked red lentils 5 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 2 to 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Black pepper, to taste Cayenne (if desired)   Directions: Place a large, wide

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