Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The New England Boat Show is BACK and we have your chance to win 4 tickets! #partner @neboatshow

The New England Boat Show is BACK with the
most comprehensive selection of boat brands and types in New England, from center consoles and family cruisers to pontoons and wake sports boats. The New England Boat Show is the perfect opportunity to browse, compare and place orders for your first or next boat.

• Gear up for #boating season with sales on the newest boating accessories, marine electronics, and on-the-water must-haves.
• Kids can splash around a mini lake in a paddleboat or build their own toy boat!

• Free #Boating101 education for new boaters at Fred's Shed How-To Center, featuring a variety of daily seminars and demos covering everything from getting started, to service and maintenance, to updating and operating.

• NEW: New England Boat Show Keeping Our Waters Clean: #Conservation Village features the first annual "New England Says No to Plastic Clean Water Contest" featuring local elementary and middle schoolers' projects showing how reducing plastic will help protect our water resources. Conservation Village will also display the latest in electric boat #innovations; a mini beach clean-up station from The Clean Earth Project, and more!

Wednesday 2/16: 12-8 pm
Thursday 2/17: 12-8 pm
Friday 2/18: 12-8 pm Saturday 2/19: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 2/20: 10 am - 6 pm

COST: $18.00 adults purchased online; $20.00 at door. Kids 12 and under are free.
WEBSITE: (TIP: use the website to peruse and plan ahead!)
LOCATION: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, MA, 02210 

NOTE: We were provided with tickets to attend as well as giveaway. This text was provided by the New England Boat Show. No other compensation was provided.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Monster Jam was SO MUCH FUN - we got to go right next to the TRUCKS!

This weekend we had the chance to go check out Monster Jam at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence. It was so fun! You have the option to add on to your ticket and go to the Pit Party which is totally worth it if you want to get up close to the trucks and have the chance to meet the drivers!

The fun thing about it being at the Dunkin Donuts Center in an enclosed arena is that you actually got to go on the floor and step on the same dirt that the trucks will ride on. The Motocross bikers were also there to talk with fans and answer any questions. It was relieving to see that folks were masked (as required by the venue) and there were activities for the kids. On the way to the seats after the Pit Party we walked past the truck part graveyard - that was fun to see and amazing to see how much dirt dust was all over everything. I can't imagine the cleanup that must go on!

We brought protective earphones since we knew it was going to be a loud time and sure enough it measured over 100 decibels on my phone with an app. The kids had an absolute blast and enjoyed seeing trucks where the tires were bigger than them! We can't wait for Monster Jam to come back to the area - hopefully at Gillette Stadium next!

NOTE: We were provided with tickets to the event in exchange for this post. No other compensation was provided and all opinions, as always, are our own.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Worcester Red Sox host their inaugural “WooSox Winter Weekend” January 28-31 @woosox @redsox #partner #woosoxparents





The Worcester Red Sox will host their inaugural “WooSox Winter Weekend,” January 28-31, featuring interactive sessions with players, fans, and club officials. The festivities are free and open to the public. Single game tickets to “WooSox ‘22” home games in April and May go on sale Saturday, Jan. 29, at 9 a.m. via or in person at the Polar Park Box Office from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fans may also purchase by calling 508-500-8888. 

Fans can participate via Zoom by visiting and can watch on Facebook Live.  

In addition, on Sunday, January 30, the WooSox and the WooSox Foundation will be making “Spontaneous Voyages” around Worcester and the surrounding towns, bringing acts of good will and offering good deeds.  More details will be announced at the Town Hall meeting Friday night.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

More fun shows coming in February! Monster Jam, Blue Man Group and the New England Boat Show! #partner

Image provided by Blue Man Group
We're in the middle of winter sports, homework and activities amidst all of these unknowns with the status of things during this pandemic. Before we know it February vacation will be here and there are more fun shows that are continuing to be scheduled:


Week includes added matinees & creative adjustments to the interactive moments

BOSTON-   Blue Man Group Boston will be back just in time for February School Vacation Week with their unique brand of zany creativity.

The show will officially kick off on Thursday, Feb. 10 with a 7:30 pm show and from Feb. 18-27 during School Vacation Week, Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse will have an expanded show schedule including added weekday matinees at 1:30 pm.

Blue Man Group will also be making creative adjustments to the interactive moments to provide everyone a safe and entertaining theatre experience.

“We are excited to get back to performing for our fans and showcasing our fun mix of art, music, comedy and collective discovery that people love,” said Jonathan Screnci, Company Manager, Blue Man Group Boston.

For tickets and more information about Blue Man Group Boston, check out Doors open one hour before each performance. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

Health and Safety

The Charles Playhouse has upgraded air filtration, enhanced cleaning procedures, additional hand sanitization stations and contactless entry and payment options. For more details check out

Mask Requirements:

All guests must wear a face mask when inside the venue, single-use disposable masks and cloth masks with at least two layers of tightly woven breathable fabric are acceptable. Gaiters, scarves, and bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.

COVID-19 Guidelines:

As guidelines continue to change and be updated, please visit for full policy details and the most up to date information before visiting the theatre.

As of February 1, 2022, all guests who are ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved vaccine and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theater with their ticket.

All guests who are ages 5 through 11 must have received at least one dose against COVID-19 with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved vaccine and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theater with their ticket.

  • Guests with accessibility questions, or who require additional assistance related to the venue’s COVID-19 policies may contact: or 617-426-6912
NOTE: We are provided with opportunities to check out the shows in exchange for promoting them. No other compensation is provided and all opinions are our own.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Win Tickets to Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale© at the SoWa Power Station #partner

Photo provided by Imagine Van Gogh Boston
Boston, MA / Wednesday, December 15, 2021—Boston has declared its love for Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale©, and with demand soaring, organizers have extended the exhibit through to March 19, 2022 at the SoWa Power Station.

You can sign up to win tickets from Parental Ideas Blog here:


The exhibit, created in France by Artistic Directors Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, has captivated audiences and received rave reviews from critics. This stunning immersion into 200 of Van Gogh’s paintings has travelled coast-to-coast and dazzled North American audiences. It will be making its U.S. Premiere in Boston on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 – and due to popular demand the exhibition has been extended.


Filling 24,000 square feet of the SoWa Power Station, Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale©, allows the viewer to enter and roam the luminous dreamscapes conjured by Vincent Van Gogh, projected in infinitesimally fine detail and at the grandest scale, accompanied by the music of Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Mozart, Satie, and more. Invented by Albert Plecy in 1977, Image Totale© has been adapted by Mauger and Baron to offer passage into the visionary works of a beloved genius, where we become engulfed by those famously tactile brushstrokes.


Annabelle Mauger is the original creator of the first immersive Van Gogh exhibition, presented in 2008 at Cathédrale d’Images in France and in 2011 at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. Her creation inspired various digital Van Gogh exhibitions that toured around the world in the years since. In 2017, Mauger and Baron presented a new, elevated version of Imagine Van Gogh in Image Totale© at Halle de La Villette in Paris.


Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale© is designed as a contactless experience and will have timed entries and will operate in full accordance with current safety guidelines established by the CDC and the Massachusetts government – all visitors are required to wear masks both inside and outside the SoWa Power Station regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets are on sale now at

NOTE: We were provided with tickets to the Imagine Van Gogh exhibit in exchange for this post.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Disney on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters in Boston, Providence and Lowell!

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? We had the chance to check out Disney on Ice at Agganis Arena in Boston through Sunday, January 2 and the Harlem Globetrotters in Providence on December 30. The Globetrotters will be going to Lowell's Tsongas Center on Sunday, January 2nd!

Disney on Ice's new show, Mickey's Search Adventure, is a new take on many of your favorite Disney classics. Feld Entertainment uses the latest technology, acrobatics and updated costumes to bring the shows we love to life. It was an awesome adventure we went on with our kids.  

Mickey's search party was a great way for the kids to interact and kept their interest going strong through the whole show.  They loved figuring out the clues and the magic meter that filled up after each movie/ice show.  There was so much to watch that it was hard to know where to keep your eyes.  There were  people doing acrobatics, others on stilts, more on trampolines! The little mermaid scene had awesome colors and terrific costumes.  Aladdin was a treat to watch. The Genie was great and our kids were thrilled with the fireworks.

If you're looking for something fun to do, check out Disney on Ice at Agganis Arena! If you are too busy, don't worry - they are coming back in February at the TD Garden!

Harlem Globetrotters Bring All-New Spread Game to Lowell’s Tsongas Center on January 2nd

We had the chance to check out The Harlem Globetrotters yesterday at the Dunkin Donuts Center for their Spread Game Tour and we loved every minute of it!

The Globies brought their usual antics against the Washington Generals but also played a great game. We loved the jokes and the craziness on the court and even had the chance to meet the entire team after the game as they stayed to sign autographs for fans young and old! There is still a chance to check them out Saturday in Worcester and then Sunday in Lowell!

The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game Tour to the Tsongas Center in Lowell on Sunday, January 2nd at 2:00 pm. Spread Game is excellence shown through basketball wizardry night after night and demonstrated through years of commitment to unsurpassed entertainment.   

For over 95 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been committed to spreading joy through their artful athleticism and unparalleled basketball skill. The Globetrotters are now relaunching their brand through the Spread Game Tour, a fully redesigned interactive family entertainment sports experience like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill you can expect from this fully modernized show.  

Tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters game on Jan. 2nd start at $31 and are available at or by calling 866-722-8780. To learn more about the 2021 Spread Game Tour, visit

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Celebrating the new home of The Skating Club of Boston and raising money for a good cause! #partner

We had the opportunity to join The Skating Club of Boston and attend their Grand Opening Gala of their new facility in Norwood, MA. It was hosted by Olympian Scott Hamilton and featured many local skaters as well as some national and international champions. 

The new facility located in Norwood, MA, is absolutely gorgeous and it was great to watch a live show in person. We enjoyed seeing various local ice skaters who raised money for Dana Farber and Mass General Brigham as well as the Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer fundraiser from Scott Hamilton Cares foundation. There was a silent auction to also help raise money for these causes. It was great to see the skaters really have a great time on the ice in front of an audience. We felt okay as everyone was required to wear a mask indoors and everyone seemed to comply as well. We are thankful to the Skating Club of Boston for the chance to attend this wonderful event.

NOTE: We were provided with tickets to attend the Grand Opening Gala of The Skating Club of Boston. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are our own.