Posts tagged "Kids’"

What’s the Going Rate for Birthday Presents for Your Kids’ Friends?

Birthday season seems endless, and with so many gifts to give, another line item in your budget might be in order. So what’s the right amount to spend on your kids’ friends’ gifts?
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm

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Mothers and Kids Photo Gallery: Add Yours for Mother’s Day

My mom & I atop Mt. St. Helen's, the volcano in Washington state; Mt. Rainier is in the background. What did I like best about my mom? Her great joy in life, whether she was climbing mountains or just drinking coffee and chatting. [Karla Vallance is a Patch Regional Editor.]

Yes, this Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day. To honor moms — and in particular, your mom, we’re asking Patch readers to add photos of themselves with their moms, or Patch moms with their kids. And if you are so inspired, we’d like you to also answer this question: what do you/did you like best about your mom?

Just click that Upload Photos and Videos button. It’s easy.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

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When Kids Don’t React to Tragedy

Boylston Looking Toward Storrow Drive

Never was Boston so grateful for a Monday: Back to work, back to school, back to routines, after a five-day ordeal shook the city and the world watched. 

Gone are most of the satellite trucks, the clusters of reporters and cameramen, the strands of law enforcement officers for every street on our normal path. By Wednesday, barricades and memorials for the victims of the April 15 bombings, bookending Boylston St., were moved and the street reopened.

One week ago, my innocent concern was for the magnolias on Commonwealth Avenue, and whether they’d be at their showy peak when 23,000 marathoners rose up out of the underpass to greet the last six-tenths of their 26.2-mile race. Last year, the trees bloomed pink and white in March, and Patriots Day was really too hot for running.  

This past marathon morning, my children and I took a break from planting dozens of unpromising looking, dormant rhizomes in our yard, and before noon we walked over in the cool sunshine to see the first hour’s worth of finishers turn the corner onto Hereford Street. We stole some space between a police van and the fence. My little one got tired of watching, and I told the big sisters to not stay too long. They were practically standing on top of the exhaust from the van. I let out the leash a little that day and let the girls walk home on their own, for the first time for that particular route and distance. There were so many policemen around, what could happen?  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

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Parents: Share Your Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied During Bomber Crisis

Greater Boston is in total lock down and even adults are scared by the news of a cop-killing bomber on the loose. WGBH just tweeted a helpful note for parents: They have children’s programming you can stream from your computer. 

If any other parent has helpful resources to keep kids occupied and away from the heavy news morning, please share them in the comments below.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 11:33 am

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Boston Schools Superintendent Shares Tips for Talking with Kids about Marathon Bombing

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson

In the aftermath of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson sent a letter to staff and families of students titled, “Talking with Children about Tragedies,” that was shared via the Warren-Prescott School newsletter on Tuesday morning.

In the newsletter, Warren-Prescott Principal Michele Davis wrote: “Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by yesterday’s events. Our own Melissa Shea ran the Boston Marathon yesterday and her family was among the spectators. I am relieved to report that Melissa and her family are safe.”

Davis asked that anyone with information about other Warren-Prescott families that may have been affected by the bombing to contact her at mdavis@boston.k12.ma.us.

Boston Public Schools are closed this week for April Vacation.

Below is Johnson’s letter:

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

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Kids’ Activities in Boston During February Vacation Week

Kids' Activities

You love your kids. You really do. But with the recent snow days and the entire upcoming week spent with them at home, you’re simply running out of fun things to do together. And it’s defintiely time to get them out of the house. 

Before you start pulling out your hair—and before they start pulling out theirs—check out these great family-friendly events happening in your neighborhood and elsewhere in Boston. 

SOUTH END

Play Space: Drop by Coco Baby (1636 Washington St.) with your kids and enjoy toys, arts and crafts and musical instruments. The play space provides children with an area to explore their creative sides, interact with others their own age and get out all that excess energy. Cost is $ 8. More info here. 

BACK BAY

Architecture Program at the Mary Baker Eddy Library: The free program, at the Mary Baker Eddy Library (200 Massachusetts Ave.), will introduce the topic of architecture, highlighting different building techniques and materials, as well as architectural vocabulary. Various activities will touch upon the concepts of construction and design, as well as the history behind the creation of our building and the MappariumMore info here read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

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