Tara D

Tara D

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Tara constantly seeks out opportunities for enrichment and exploration with her kids. When she started writing about it as the Boston Community Ambassador for Ziptivity.com, she discovered a passion for sharing her unique finds with parents, helping to make their lives a little easier and a lot more fun.  She now writes for Mommy Poppins and is the Boston Site Editor. Her work, which has been highlighted by Huffington Post, can be seen nationally across the Mommy Poppins sites and on Appalachian Mountain Club's Kids Outdoors blog.
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Latest posts by Tara

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Martin, Annie, and Winnie; Jan 16-20

We saw Hidden Figures over the weekend, and not only would I highly recommend the film to families with older kids, I think it's a fitting way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Of course, there are many other meaningful ways to mark the holiday, and the Boston area has service opportunities aplenty along with celebrations through art, stamps, and music for all ages.

This week is also a big one for whimsical January holidays, starting with Nothing, moving on to a honey-loving golden bear, and wrapping up with a holiday double header. Keep reading to find out exactly what is being celebrated on Friday (hint: it's a little cheesy).

With these picks I hope you have an enriching and engaging week. If you're looking for more ideas for exploring the city with your kids each day, check our Event Calendar.

Free Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: A Wintry Mix; Jan 9-13

Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, we've found a reason for each day of the week to get out of the house with the children. This week's top picks, which are all free and all indoors, include trying a new class, enjoying the oasis of the library, joining in a meaningful celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and solving winter-themed math puzzles.

It looks like the latter part of the week may bring warmer temperatures and some sunshine: perfect for a winter walk, ice skating, or even a trip to the park.

Have an enriching week, and remember to check our Event Calendar for more ideas each day.

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Treasure Hunt, Superheroes, and Three Kings; Jan 2-6

Thanks to New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, vacation continues through the beginning of the week for most Boston area kids. That means there's still plenty to do – sort of a December Vacation Week extension. Our picks this week will help you jump start your family's resolutions and goals for the new year, whether you want to be more outdoorsy, artsy, active, or social.

Enjoy the first week of January and the clean slate of a new year. Remember to check our Event Calendar for more ideas each day.

January GoList: Best Things to Do With Kids in Boston

The holidays may be (almost) over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to be. January in Boston brings an abundance of special performances, festivals, celebrations, and outdoor adventures for families.  Check out our picks for the month for a stellar start to the new year, and then explore our Winter Guide for plenty more indoor and outdoor activities to keep your family busy during the long, cold winter in New England. 

Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Dinos, Design, and Dumplings; Dec 26-30

Home for the holidays? Lucky you, because this city offers loads of December vacation week fun for kids and adults. In the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve there are still holiday shows aplenty, including the Urban Nutcracker, Christmas Revels, and Boston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker (check out our tips for taking a preschooler before you go). Holiday pop-up Boston Winter and dazzling light displays like Christmas Festival of Lights and Blink! are open through the end of the year. If Santa was extra generous and your child received a museum membership, this is a great week to start using it—many museums roll out the red carpet for families during vacation week with special programs. Our picks cover the range of cool things to do, from shows to museum programs to taking the kids to the zoo for free.

Have wonder-filled winter week, and remember to check our Event Calendar for more ideas each day.

12 Things to Do Christmas Day in Boston with Kids

You may find yourself looking for something to do with the family on Christmas Day. Really, who can sit around the house with an energetic kid — or a whole pack of kinder kin — all day? Most places in and around Boston are closed, but we’ve come up with a few things you can do with kids on December 25, whether you want to be warm and cozy indoors or get outdoors for some fresh air. Read on for a dozen multigenerational family fun ideas. 

40 Fun Things To Do This Winter With Boston Kids

Winters in Boston can sometimes feel dark and dreary, but there are so many fun things to look forward to in the wintertime. Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in and near the city with kids during the coldest months of the year—activities to brighten even the grayest of days. Most are free or are inexpensive, because we know how empty wallets can feel after the holidays.