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The Polar Express: Dos and Dont’s of Holiday-Themed Trains

The holiday season is a magical time for children everywhere. “The Polar Express” story, written by Chris Van Allsburg, turned this legendary Christmas railroad into a household name. The mystical holiday train is especially popular among people under four feet tall.  In New England, your family can take ride on the magical (and surprisingly authentic) […]

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Dog-Friendly Spaces (For Your Four-Legged Kids)

Pooches, like kids, need their exercise and time outside in the open air. When it comes to dog-friendly spaces on the Seacoast, there are many choices! Plus, my kids always have more fun outdoors when the family dog comes along.  The most important thing to remember about these dog-friendly spaces is that they depend on […]

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Ashley Shea Photography

Guide to a Stress-Free Professional Family Photo Shoot: Ashley Shea Photography

The post below is sponsored however all opinions (and enthusiasm) are our own. The first time we tried a professional family photo was less than ideal. We had in-laws in town and wanted to capture the moment. My then 3-year-old was not digging the concept. Standing still is BOR-ING! He chose to play peek-a-boo the […]

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80s Movie Night

Awesome 80s Family Movies To Watch (Again) With Your Kids

It’s family movie night. You’re all sitting in front of the TV with your pizza, and the inevitable question arises: “What should we watch?” Rather than re-running yet another Pixar, try something from this throwback list instead. Here are my favorite 8 family movies from the 1980s you loved to watch as a kid, and […]

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Family Friendly Things To Do On The Seacoast Before Summer Officially Ends

It’s that time of year again; summer is officially ending. Kids are back in school, the sun is setting earlier every day, and jackets and sweatshirts are slowly making their way back into our wardrobes. But before we jump head first into pumpkin and apple flavored everything, use the time we have left to take […]

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