Bundles of Fun at Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth Kenmore Square Boston

It’s February vacation week and we’re going stir crazy. We should be on our way some place warm and sunny, but we’re not. Instead, we’re house bound under monstrous snow drifts. It’s been the snowiest winter any of us can remember and we all need a break. Like many of you, we just need a […]

38 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Annie Skydiving in Australia

I don’t have a middle name from birth. I was just Anne. When I got married, I took Connelley as my middle name. I did my student teaching at an all boys school in Sydney, Australia. I’ve never been horseback riding. I met Jerry Springer and Wyclef once. On spring break. In Jamaica. I’m a […]

5 Tips for Your Trip to Great Wolf Lodge

5 Tips for the Great Wolf Lodge. What to pack for an amazing family getaway!

The Stow kids were completely in shock last Thursday afternoon when I picked them up early from school for “dentist appointments.” “Why is Daddy in the car?” “Why are there bags in the back?” “Where are we going?” After a full day of skiing at Wachusett on Monday, followed by two consecutive snow days for […]

5 More Reasons To Ski Wachusett This Winter

Emily and Daddy at Wachusett Mountain

Two years ago, when the “big kids” were 4 and 7, we wrote 5 Reasons to Take Your Kids Skiing at Wachusett.  Now that those “big kids” are 6 and 9, their little brother is 4, and they’ve got a 1 year old baby brother, we’ve discovered another 5 reasons why Wachusett is a great place […]

Spring Training Is Just Around the Corner

Today Only - no fees on your Red Sox Tickets for the 2015 season!

Today in Boston marks the coldest day it has been in four years. In fact, some schools have even closed up shop and told students and teachers to hunker down and stay warm at home. Our kids, however, did have school and it was a blustery negative 3 degrees out there this morning. Thank goodness […]

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a private ski club in Deerfield Valley Vermont. Skiing Haystack without lines and crowds is out of this world. But is it worth the hefty price tag of a $65,000 initial membership?

Fresh powder blanketed the Deerfield Valley Region just 24 hours before we arrived at the Hermitage Club for a skiing experience of a lifetime which included an up close and personal look at their new clubhouse which recently opened on December 12, 2014. The brand new clubhouse is breathtaking and magnificent with four levels that […]

Millis Wonderland Christmas Display

Millis Wonderland Display of Lights

Headed out to catch one last glimpse of Millis Wonderland in its final year? Yikes! Be prepared for a very long line of cars waiting to reach the property. We went last night on a school night, left Foxboro at 7pm after dance and did not get home until after 10pm. We waited 90 minutes […]

What I’ve Been Up to On YouTube

You didn’t miss any of it did you? Here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to on YouTube in the past week or so. Kids, #bits, lashing out and some travels to Vermont! Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!

Rudolph The Musical in Boston Review

Rudolph 2014 Shubert Theatre

We shlepped through whipping winds and giant puddles as the sheets of cold, wet rain were coming in sideways through our unsteady umbrellas, but we made it to opening night of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. I was skeptical, mainly due to the weather and it put me in a bad mood, but the […]

Nutcracker Boston!

The Nutcracker Boston

Tonight marks a very big night for Emily and me. We are having a girls’ night out and we’re hitting up the Boston Opera House to see the opening night production of The Nutcracker! I haven’t been to the Nutcracker in years – I actually can’t even remember the last time I went to any ballet! […]