DIY Playdough Recipe

When I was a kid, I got so excited when my Mom made us play dough. We enjoyed playing with it as is, as well as when we got to add color and stylize our own! In honor of World Play-Doh Day, check out some of my favorite Play-Doh Toys from Hasbro. Yet, for those […]

Apple Crafts Using Real Apples

It is apple season and our family always has apple picking on our fall agenda. If you do, then you want to check out this post with apple picking tips! However, once you pick those bushels of apples, what do you do with them all – other than eat them? Make various apple crafts using […]

Food Art with Apples: Creative Snacks for Kids

Apples are a typical lunch and snack staple in the fall. Between Apple Crafts, Apple Picking and Apple eating, there are apples everywhere! While it is simple to toss an apple in the kiddos’ lunch box, being creative with apples may be a must to get the kids to keep eating them throughout the fall […]

Best Disney Attractions for Preschoolers

We recently came back from a complimentary #DisneyKids trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida with my toddler and preschooler. I have written a lot in the past year about traveling to Disney with toddlers and preschoolers because there is a whole other dimension of considerations when you are traveling with kids of this age. […]

Animal Kingdom Lodge Review

Earlier this month, I got to check one thing off my “Disney Bucket List”, which was staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to stay there. My stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and my review of it, was part of a complimentary 4 day stay […]

First Haircut at Disney World

My daughter has the most amazing curly hair. Of course, when she is a teenager, she may not think it is amazing, but I digress. I think it is beautiful. Yet, because of the curls and because I love it so, I have been hesitant to cut it. Besides, she is a girl, right? And […]

Pirates League Review at Disney World

My son had his first Pirate experience at the Pirates League at Walt Disney World last month! Let me just say that he is four and has a minor interest in Pirates; mainly Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Thus, I was not sure if scheduling an appointment at the Pirates League Disney World was such […]

MetrowestMamas and CharleneChronicles

After a post from a Facebook fan, I realized I better explain more about the resurgance of Metrowest Mamas. It has been on my list of things to write, but something has always popped in front. For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, you first knew me as Metrowestmama on Twitter, […]

Barefoot Books Tour

Recently, I had a fun tour and met the great staff of Barefoot Books in Concord, MA. It is an independent bookstore and publisher, and this little gem west of Boston also has great kids activities every week and fun special events all year long. They even just opened a new pottery studio! (The Grand opening […]