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Why Stroller Rides Aren’t for Me

Why Stroller Rides Aren’t for Me posted on Sep 10

I don’t love working out. Physical activity is not something I crave, it’s something I have to make myself do. It’s always been a struggle for me to keep active, but throughout my life I’ve found things that worked for me: high school sports, going   …Continue Reading Why Stroller Rides Aren’t for Me

My Journey Back to Watermelon

My Journey Back to Watermelon posted on Jul 25

The other night, my parents took me and my fiancé* out to eat. My mom likes to keep the conversation light, and as usual, asked questions like “what was your favorite memory as a kid?” and “what would you rather have, a beach house or   …Continue Reading My Journey Back to Watermelon

Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston posted on Jul 15

If you’re trying to find a fun way to get in shape this summer, you’re in luck! There are tons of great opportunities for free exercise programs in Boston this summer, available through the Esplanade Association, from July 8, 2013 until August 30, 2013 —   …Continue Reading Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You?

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You? posted on Jul 2

Community supported agriculture (CSA) provides people with local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.

It’s Blueberry Season!

It’s Blueberry Season! posted on Jun 18

    One of the best fruits of the summertime season is the little but powerful blueberry. Not only are blueberries delicious, but they’re packed with antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, and help ward off harmful free radicals, which can protect the body   …Continue Reading It’s Blueberry Season!