Ducking into The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

by Jenni Ingersoll on April 5, 2017

I have always loved reading with my children. Some books they selected, I disliked reading repeatedly, others we all happily knew by heart. One such book was Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. The story of a family of mallard ducks that make a home in Boston Public Garden. This year marks the 75th anniversary of […]


Plymouth, Massachusetts: America’s Hometown

by Jenni Ingersoll on September 21, 2016

Just about every history book tells of the Pilgrims sailing aboard the Mayflower in 1620 across the Atlantic Ocean. The Pilgrims arrived in the New World and established Plymouth Colony in the area now identified as the city of Plymouth and America’s Hometown. It is known that the Mayflower made landfall in Plymouth Harbor, but it is at this point that history takes a […]


Family Friendly Experiences in Boston

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 15, 2015

With experiences ranging from history and science to animals and the seafront, Boston has urban experiences to satisfy families with kids of all ages. With things to do that span all areas of interest, Boston is sure to keep every family busy. Say goodbye to a chorus of “I’m bored” in this city; the only hard […]


Have a Norman Rockwell Moment

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 11, 2012

Normal Rockwell museum in Stockridge Massachusetts

He created picture perfect art representing picture perfect American lives, but Norman Rockwell’s own life was anything but perfect.  He went through three marriages, suffered from depression, was under fairly regularly psychiatric care, and was told that he wasn’t a “serious” artist.  Yet, at his death at the age of 84, he had amassed a […]