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Fighting Cabin Fever! Posted on Feb 19

Fighting Cabin Fever!

  About this time of year, snow has stopped being charming.  You and the kids just want to get outside and walk somewhere without bundling up and trudging through slush.  As creativity for indoor activities and winter meals runs low, TV and take out begin   …Continue Reading Fighting Cabin Fever!

The Greenway Posted on Sep 18

The Greenway

With apologies to Kermit the Frog, it is easy being green — or easier than it used to be, anyway. And a great way to be green in the Boston area is to take a ride, run, or stroll on the Neponset River Greenway Corridor. I’m   …Continue Reading The Greenway

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two Posted on Oct 2

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two

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Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma Posted on Aug 29

Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma

Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program It’s no secret that physical activity during childhood is important for a healthy future. It’s also no secret that it is often easier said than done, thanks to our   …Continue Reading Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma

Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow Posted on Aug 1

Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow

   Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.   For over 13 years, Comfort Zone Camp has helped thousands of young people grieve, heal and grow. Comfort Zone Camp (CZC) is a nonprofit bereavement camp that transforms the   …Continue Reading Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow

Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner Posted on Jun 14

Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner

Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program   This Father’s Day, I want to give a shout-out to all the great Dads and Grandpas out there. Not only is this a time for us to show   …Continue Reading Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner

Helping kids move their way through winter Posted on Jan 31

Helping kids move their way through winter

  Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     When you picture outdoor activities you can do with your kids, do you automatically imagine a warm,   …Continue Reading Helping kids move their way through winter