Thursday, October 18, 2018

What a season... Let's continue cheering on the Sox in the WORLD SERIES!

I have been so happy to be involved with the Boston Red Sox and help promote their family friendly activities through their Red Sox Parents program once again. You've had the chance to hear about all of the fun things they have for kids to do with adults and new ways to engage the next generation of baseball fans! We absolutely love checking out Wally's Clubhouse, eating all of the great food at Fenway and enjoying all of the different ways they spread the baseball love around Boston and New England.

It's been so exciting to watch the team win 108 games during the regular season to capture the American League East, advance in the Divisional Series, and now the Championship Series to now play in the World Series!

Boston Red Sox 2018 ALCS Champs
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Let's cheer on the Sox as they play in the WORLD SERIES!

NOTE: We are proud members of the Red Sox Parents program where we share family friendly activities of the Red Sox. We're just happy they're in the Postseason this year! No compensation was provided and all opinions, as always, are our own. I also have included affiliate links within this post to support the work I do on this site.

FREE Event on October 20th at Charlestown Navy Yard to Celebrate Three Naval Birthdays

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

Join the National Park Service, USS Constitution Museum, and USS Constitution in celebrating three birthdays: the U.S. Navy (243rd), “Old Ironsides” (221st), and USS Cassin Young (75th) on Saturday, October 20 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Participate in hands-on activities for all ages including a Watson Adventures scavenger hunt, watch USS Constitution‘s crewmembers perform boarding pike and gun drills, enjoy birthday cake, LEGO® building activities by LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston and more!

There will be a brief ceremony at 1:00 PM with a special LEGO® build unveil by LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston too!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. A full schedule of events can be found here:

NOTE: We are providing this since we think it would be interesting for you! No compensation was provided. We are proud to partner with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston since it's a fun place, and enjoy telling you about the fun things they do around town.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Red Sox incorporate baseball and math with Wally's Math Academy

As the Red Sox are continuing their franchise-record-setting run of 107 games won in a season, our friends at Fenway have created a way for kids to improve their math skills and educators to incorporate real-time statistics into the classroom with Wally's Math Academy.

The new program, “Wally’s Math Academy” replaces generic word problems with actual game data, incorporating video recaps of Red Sox games and photos of players. The program is free to educators and available by visiting

With the goal of enriching and empowering young students with tools that keep them engaged, “Wally’s Math Academy” makes it easy for teachers and students to generate math exercises that use statistics from actual Red Sox games.

Currently serving students from 2nd to 4th grade, the program will soon expand to additional grades. Part of the team’s Calling All Kids initiative designed to enhance kids experiences at Fenway Park, “Wally’s Math Academy” is designed to reach elementary and middle school-aged audiences across the country.

We've been fortunate enough to get a sample worksheet to share with our readers so you can get a sense of what Wally's Math Academy is all about! A few of you reading this are educators, so you can sign up for free at

Please Note: The “Single Digit Multiplication” worksheet is provided solely as an example of the “Wally’s Math Academy” program and is to be used by educators with students within the 2nd to 4th grade phase.

NOTE: We are proud members of the Red Sox Parents. We are provided with tickets to Sox games and events in exchange for sharing this great information with you. All opinions, as always, are our own.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Upcoming August activites with the Red Sox - Don't miss them!

Join the Red Sox as they host quite a few family friendly activities this August:

Sunday, August 12: Out of the Park | Boston Common
Highland Street Foundation, the City of Boston, L.L.Bean and the Boston Red Sox will host the fifth annual “Out of the Park” on August 12 on the Boston Common. “Out of the Park” is a free, family-oriented event that brings the Fenway Park experience to the community. “Out of the Park” will feature a live viewing of the 1:05 p.m. Red Sox-Orioles game, complementary food and kids and family activities.

Tuesday, August 14: Movie Night | Fenway Park
Fenway Park will screen the original Jurassic Park in celebration of the movie's 25th anniversary on Tuesday, August 14. Tickets for "Movie Night at Fenway Park," presented by Fandango, are available now. Movie Night attendees will be invited to walk the warning track from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., weather and field permitting. Concessions will be available.

Saturday, August 18-Sunday, August 19:Fenway Rooftop Sessions | Fenway Park
The Fenway Rooftop Sessions, presented by vineyard vines is a new and unique way to enjoy the game. With dates throughout the season, tickets include a pregame performance from a local Boston band, and a ticket to the game. Saturday, August 18, will include a performance by City Rivals. Dalton & The Sheriffs will perform on Sunday, August 19.

Monday, August 20: Peanuts Night | Fenway Park
The Red Sox will celebrate one of the most popular comic strips of all-time, "Peanuts," with the annual Peanuts Night on August 20. Peanuts Night tickets include a limited edition bobblehead of Snoopy in a Red Sox uniform! Be sure to add this to your collection.

Tuesday, August 21: Game of Thrones Night | Fenway Park
The Red Sox will celebrate the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series, Game of Thrones® on August 21. Game of Thrones Night tickets include a Red Sox 'K' Slayer Chris Sale bobblehead, a chance to sit on the Dragonstone Throne, and the opportunity to see the Map Table of Westeros.

Wednesday, August 23#SoxPromo: Kids Run the Bases and Wally & Tessie Headphones | Fenway Park
Kids in attendance 14 and under will receive a pair of Wally & Tessie Headphones, and after the game, kids will have the opportunity to run the bases at Fenway Park!

Wednesday, August 29: #SoxPromo: Puzzle Cube | Fenway Park
The first 10,000 fans at Fenway Park will receive a Red Sox Puzzle Cube.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

We celebrate the 40th birthday of the Lego Minifigure at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

A few weeks ago, we had the chance to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Lego Minifigure at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston at Assembly Row Square in Somerville, MA. I was pretty excited to go with the family because I used to play with Legos all of the time as a kid and still enjoy playing with them alongside my kids and watching their reactions as well.

We arrived in time to find parking nearby and then the parade of characters started along with LEGOLAND Creative Crew members and employees. The Creative Crew are local kids who are selected to help the Master Builder throughout the year.

After the parade everyone assembled at the front of the store to sing happy birthday to the mini figures in attendance and then some fun confetti filled the air. We picked up our tickets and activity books and started the tour. We got in the elevator and proceeded to a waiting area where we were welcomed and saw a short video about what we could expect.

Our first stop was a ride where we would pretend to save the minifigures from the bad guys and spiders using special guns that shoot laser beams on the targets. If you get a bad guy you earn points. The goal is to try and beat your teammates and score more points!

What you don't realize is right before the end of the ride, it takes a photo of you and your teammates playing the game! Afterwards you have the option to purchase a print of the photo along with a neat Lego frame. If you're so inclined you can also order a copy of the photo broken up into lego bricks that can be assembled together and broken apart as a puzzle. So much fun!

We then had the chance to explore Miniland, where the local Lego master builder has created a landscape of region specific local attractions in great detail. There was Logan airport, some downtown Boston office buildings, the Boston Harbor Hotel, South Station and others. I was pretty excited because they were all buildings near my office and I was familiar with all of them. They even had more tourist-friendly options like Faneuil Hall, the Old South Meeting House, Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium and the Charles River. You could even interact with some of the exhibits like a boat race for Head of the Charles regatta and even playing baseball at Fenway that was built like a pinball game. That was by far my favorite attraction along with peering into the office of the master builder - pretty neat.

The kids enjoyed an activity scavenger hunt where you have to visit all of the various rooms and rides and get a stamp in your activity booklet. Our daughter really liked that one.

There is a Lego 4D movie that is included with admission and a ride where you pedal a bike to go higher and higher in a ride. It was a lot of fun going with the kids. There was a special exhibit for Star Wars where the master builder made Star Wars specific models that were pretty neat.

If you are looking for something new to do and you've been to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston before, they just opened up a virtual reality (VR) ride where you can put on a headset and race alongside other minifigures on a racecourse and see if you can get the best time. It was fun for all ages... the kids enjoyed it along with my dad! So much fun to be had.

When you get hungry, there's a Lego cafe where you can get food (even in a Lego lunch box container)and get drinks and pastries provided by Starbucks. They even made the Starbucks logo out of Legos. One thing to note is that while they serve Starbucks coffee, they do not accept Starbucks gift cards.

We ended the day exiting into the store where you could purchase all things Lego and even a brick separator. I wish they had one of those when I was a kid, it would have saved my fingernails a lot of agony.

NOTE: We were provided with passes in order to facilitate this review. No compensation was provided. All opinions are our own.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Catch the Free Blue Man Boston Fan Drum-Off tomorrow 7/7

Finalist Victoria Venegas-Rizk.
Photo provided by Blue Man Group Boston.
Used with permission.
Blue Man Group Boston is hosting their fifth annual Drum-Off competition tomorrow, July 7th at 5:00 pm at the free Summer Block Party at The Lawn on D in Boston. After the competition, the winner will perform with Blue Man Group so you'll even enjoy a mini-performance, too!

This competition showcases the best drumming talent in New England and beyond with selected finalists each performing a 3-minute solo jam session in front of the festive Summer Block Party crowd and judges. The winner will receive over $6,000 in prizes from Blue Man Group, DW, Sabian and Vic Firth and have the chance to perform with Blue Man Group at the end of the competition.

The finalists are:
Vlade Guigni, 33, lives in Boston, from the Dominican Republic.
Xavier Martin, 32, lives and from Sanford, North Carolina
Cameron Petros, 19, lives and from Ellsworth, Maine
Tyler Pedersen, 24, lives and from Marblehead, MA
Victoria Venegas-Rizk, 20, lives in Boston and from Miami, Florida

Vlade and Tyler are returning finalists having competed in the 2016 and 2017 Drum-Offs respectively.  Victoria becomes the third female finalist in the five-year history of the Blue Man Group Boston Drum-Off and first female finalist since 2015.

“When we started this event five years ago, our goal was to highlight the area’s drumming talent and we’ve seen such amazing and proficient drummers perform at this event over the years,” said Jonathan Screnci, Resident General Manager, Blue Man Group Boston. “These five individuals all have such distinct drumming styles and I think the audience at The Summer Block Party is really going to enjoy watching them compete and perform.”

This year’s competition will be hosted by Danny Balel of ImprovBoston. ImprovBoston has been New England’s leading theater and school dedicated to the art of comedy in all forms. The judges will include members of the Blue Man Group band that will also perform during the encore.

NOTE: I'm providing this information for my readers since I think you all will enjoy it! No compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Bringing back my childhood for the fourth of july!

Today I had the opportunity to join some friends and play in an adult kickball game. Nevermind the fact that we're in the middle of a heat wave here in New England and the temperature was 94 degrees Fahrenheit with a feel-like temperature of over 100, I drank a bunch of water and had a bunch of fun. I haven't played the game in 25+ years but it came right back to me just like in my childhood. Can't wait for the next game... whenever that is!