Mary Beth Lawlor

Mary Beth Lawlor

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Mary Beth Lawlor

After fulfilling a childhood dream of one day living in a high-rise building in a big city (eight years in L.A. and 10 in Manhattan), Mary Beth is now partially fulfilling another childhood dream. As a kid, she envisioned her four gorgeous children running through the idyllic countryside while she created pottery in her studio. Well, fast forward 30 years and there is no pottery studio and only two kids but she has the idyllic countryside part down. After studying business and art, and then working in corporate marketing, graphic design as well as event planning and development, Mary Beth is now happily blogging. Always thrilled to find a great family-friendly event to share, being the editor of CT Mommy Poppins is right up her alley.
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Latest posts by Mary Beth

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Free Concert, Beetles, Gardening, June 5-9,2017

This week is a fantastic time to get outside to enjoy a gardening class, a nature day, or a free outdoor concert. Our June GoList is chock full of fun events to enjoy all month and our Summer Guide includes everything you want to know about beaches, daytrips, and warm weather fun in CT. For even more activities, check our Event Calendar which we update daily and follow Mommy Poppins CT on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Have a great week! 

CT Summer Camps That Still Have Openings - Even Now!

How stressful is the end of the school year? Let me count the ways. Oh sure, there's the silver lining coming of not having to drive to school or argue about homework for 10 blissful weeks; but blissful loses its luster pretty quickly in the face of, "What are we going to do today?"—particularly if you already know that what YOU need to do doesn't involve playgrounds or beaches. We know we should have figured out summer camp by now, really we do. We have a stack of flyers for neat-o programs that are probably filled up already with kids whose parents got on this weeks ago.

Summer vacation may be staring you in the face, but there's no need to panic; all of the camps listed below still have availability as of this publish date. Some of the programs even allow families to book by the day, for ultimate spontaneity. 

June GoList: Best Things To Do with CT Kids This Month

We've rounded up 27 of our favorite things to do in June so that you won't miss out on all that's happening this first month of summer. It's CT Trails Day June 3rd - 4th and CT Open House Day on June 10th so we've included just a few of the fun events occurring on those days. Highlights this month include lots of festivals, horse shoe crabs, food trucks, and a butterfly party. Of course our Summer Fun Guide is a terrific resource for family fun, too! And make sure to follow us on our new Instagram page

Here's the list of 27 of our favorite things to do in June with CT kids. Have fun!

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Greek Festival, Owls, and Water Lilies, May 22-26

Now that it's definitely spring, this week is a fantastic time to get outside to enjoy a Greek Festival, stories and songs at The Pavilion at Penfield Beach, or the secret life of owls. Our May GoList is still going strong with Memorial Day Weekend coming up and our Spring Fun Guide continues to provide all the fun you can imagine. For even more activities, check our Event Calendar which we update daily and follow Mommy Poppins CT on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. Have a great week! 

Litchfield County Family Summer Events

While some of us can't wait for lazy summer days with lots of time to spare, others of us need a calendar brimming full with activities each day. This Litchfield County Summer Events Guide will keep you up to date on fun activities planned for July through the first weekend of September whether you are a full-timer, weekender or just passing through.  So pack up the sunscreen, snacks and water bottles and have yourself a terrific fun filled summer. While you are here, check out the go-to list for 20 Things to Do in Litchfield County This Summer and our CT Summer Fun Guide.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Fashion Show, Fishing Night, and Butterflies, May 8-12

Mother's Day is around the corner and we've rounded up special brunch locations for the big day as well as Mother's Day events in Fairfield County.  Have some fun this week and head out with the family for a discounted jump session at Flight, a moonlit bird migration walk in Greenwich, or a family fishing night in Windsor. For even more activities, check our Event Calendar which we update daily and follow Mommy Poppins CT on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. Have a great week! 

May GoList: Best Things To Do with Kids in Connecticut

May brings Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend, which we all know marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Everywhere you turn throughout the month, there are fairs and festivals. Here are 21 of our favorite things to do with kids in Connecticut this May. If you click through to the full listings, you can add them to your calendar. Of course, our Event Calendar always has more fun listed each and every day. Have fun planning!

Weekday Picks: Earthy Fun, Frogs, and a Carnival April 17-21

Ahhhh.... We are soaking up every minute of the warmer temps, sunny skies, and new blossoms now that spring is here. This week leads up to Earth Day and their are plenty of ways to celebrate nature. Taking the kids for a hike and to one of these fun events are great ways to appreciate the planet. See some rare specimens, learn all about frogs, and head out to one of the first spring carnivals of the season. 

To keep tabs on all the fun across Connecticut, check our frequently updated Event Calendar and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.