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“If she can see it, she can be it.” -Geena Davis

                  I am excited we finally updated the Fire Station app this week with a video portrait of Firefighter Shelley Terrizzi. Ever since the Fire Station app was released I’ve been eager to find a female firefighter to film and include in the app. Fire Chief Jefferson [...]

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Million Year Picnic

                  On a blustery April weekend we headed to The Million Year Picnic, a comic book store, in Harvard Square. My husband grew up frequenting the store, so he was excited to share the experience with our kids. My son was especially excited, since he feels like [...]

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Winter Weekend

                    A few weeks ago we spent a weekend in Vermont visiting friends. I thought it would be our last winter weekend, but winter seems to be lingering this year. We had a great time enjoying the snow and sledding. I really appreciated how this year [...]

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February Florida Vacation

I can’t believe how quickly February disappeared. Between visiting relatives, snow days, sick kids, and a vacation week, the month just flew by. The high point of February for us was going on vacation in Florida. We skipped Disney and Legoland and headed for the Everglades and the Keys. It was wonderful.   We all [...]

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                                                                                          Games are super popular at our house in large part [...]

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Do you read e-books with your kids?

                      I started reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods with my kids. I never read it as a child, although I devoured the television show, so the book is new to all of us. It took us quite a while to [...]

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Firefighter Dress-up is Free Jan. 11th via App Friday

                      App Friday is a great source for apps that are free or on sale. Every Friday App Friday promotes more than a dozen apps for kids that are worth checking out. It’s perfect timing for weekend app fun, especially for those long car rides [...]

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Fire Station is on the App Store!

                                                    The Fire Station is now available on the App Store. Watch short documentary videos about fire vehicles, firefighters, their equipment, tools, and more. Special thanks to the Arlington Fire District [...]

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(Very) Homemade Advent Calendars

We celebrate Christmas & Hanukkah at our house, so we get to partake in lots of celebrating this month. And advent calendars help us count down to fun. Spontaneously our kids decided to make homemade advent calendars. Clio made hers as a gift for her favorite teenage cousin while Eli  made his for himself.   [...]

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Animate It App

        Since Thanksgiving we’ve been playing with Animate It, a fun, easy-to-use stop motion animation app for the ipad, created by Aardman Animation, the producers of the Wallace & Gromit movies (as well as many others). It’s super easy to start snapping photos for you animation project without any need for directions [...]

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