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South Shore Bar Pizza with "laced" edges

South Shore Bar Pizza

South shore bar pizza is increasingly popular. There is a popular Facebook Group and even an upcoming documentary in honor of this regional favorite!

The 1,000 Hours Outside Challenge

The 1,000 Hour Outside Challenge is the best thing we’ve found all year (we did not invent this)! It’s free, it’s simple and straightforward, and it works! You don’t need to register or sign up–simply join the Facebook Group (if you want–you don’t have to) to get some amazing ideas and get your family outside!Continue reading “The 1,000 Hours Outside Challenge”

Vitamin Sea Brewery

We’ll cut to the chase: for the BEST beer on the South Shore (perhaps even Massachusetts), head to Vitamin Sea Brewing (VSB) Weymouth, MA. Located in an industrial park near routes 53 and 18, we simply cannot say enough about the beer at this place.

Seven Reasons You Should Hike

Hiking is magic. There are few things in modern-life that are as simple, readily available, free/cheap, and potentially as life-changing as spending a few hours walking in nature. Here are our top 7 reasons you should hike: You can start small, short, easy. You don’t need any fancy equipment for straightforward day hikes. Pack snacks/lunch,Continue reading “Seven Reasons You Should Hike”

Outdoor Living (Part 1): Cooking

As more and more people move out of urban areas due to lifestyle changes brought on by COVID-19, houses with outdoor space are in hot demand. Not everyone is privileged enough to have a backyard of their own–we fully acknowledge this. However, many of these activities can be done in public parks or playgrounds. OurContinue reading “Outdoor Living (Part 1): Cooking”

Outdoor Living (Part 2): Comfort

As more and more people move out of urban areas due to lifestyle changes brought on by COVID-19, houses with outdoor space are in hot demand. Not everyone is privileged enough to have a backyard of their own–we fully acknowledge this. However, many of these activities can be done in public parks or playgrounds. OurContinue reading “Outdoor Living (Part 2): Comfort”

New With Tags: My Favorite Consignment Shop, Merry Go Rounds

This is NOT a sponsored post! SSFA is happy to feature two businesses in Easton that we love: Merry Go Rounds consignment shop and Sarah Dennehy Photography. From the time my twins were born, I’ve bought nearly all of their clothes at thrift stores (or I’ve received them for free from friends who were generousContinue reading “New With Tags: My Favorite Consignment Shop, Merry Go Rounds”

An Interview with Melissa Mazzeo

Co-Owner and CEO, Merry Go Rounds consignment shop This spring we had the pleasure of meeting Melissa Mazzeo. She and her mom own the fabulous kids consignment store Merry Go Rounds, conveniently located at the Village Shoppes in North Easton. After a visit to the store, I was so impressed with Merry Go Rounds’ businessContinue reading “An Interview with Melissa Mazzeo”

An Interview with Sarah Dennehy

Founder of Sarah Dennehy Photography This spring I needed a photographer to take pictures of my boys. The first person I thought of was my dear friend and neighbor, Sarah Dennehy of Sarah Dennehy Photography. Sarah is always my go-to photographer for family photos, but when I needed someone to help out with a blogContinue reading “An Interview with Sarah Dennehy”

KARATE KIDS – The Value of Martial Arts

by Amy Kirkcaldy There are countless articles about the benefits of Martial Arts on the mind and body. This is not meant to be one of them. (Although, by all means, google the benefits of karate–because there are MANY!) Instead, this is about the positive changes we have seen, in both our boys and inContinue reading “KARATE KIDS – The Value of Martial Arts”

Outdoor Living (Part 3): Just for Fun!

As more and more people move out of urban areas due to lifestyle changes brought on by COVID-19, houses with outdoor space are in hot demand. Not everyone is privileged enough to have a backyard of their own–we fully acknowledge this. However, many of these activities can be done in public parks or playgrounds. OurContinue reading “Outdoor Living (Part 3): Just for Fun!”

Free Programs to Get Kids in Nature

When you’re hiking with children, sometimes you need a little something extra to keep them motivated. We offer lots of tips and tricks to keep kids interested and entertained while on the trails, but there are plenty of organized challenges and programs for kids and families. Here are some fun activities you can do southContinue reading “Free Programs to Get Kids in Nature”

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