Category Archives: Reviews: Other

What’s The Ten-Year-Old watching this week?

This week, The Ten-Year-Old and I are headed out to see Disneynature’s Born in China. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales between April 21 – April 27 will go to support the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to restore habitats essential to the survival of the wild pandas and snow leopards featured in the film. Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old Watches Cartoons – “Superman Episode 3: The Arctic Giant” (1942) #ThrowbackThursday

I had such a good time in December trolling through the archives for Throwback Thursday posts, that I’ve decided to keep it up for a while. This one was originally published on May 13, 2013, when The Nine-Year-Old was only … Continue reading

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A sad day for picnickers – Eco Lunch Gear closes up shop

Several years ago, I discovered Eco Lunch Gear, a fabric alternative to Ziplocs. I’ve been using them in combination with air-tight plastic snack containers ever since. Recently I received an email from Tina Beatty, the owner of Eco Lunch Gear, … Continue reading

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“Mommyo, why are you taking pictures of a soap bottle?”

Normally I don’t like to talk about commercial products on my blog, but while we wandered through our local supermarket the other day, The Six-Year-Old found something that is just too good of an idea to keep to ourselves. Perhaps … Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old Watches Cartoons: “Superman Episode 3: The Arctic Giant” (1942)

Every Sunday afternoon (at least, every Sunday that we can manage it), our family clusters on the couch with a bowl of fresh-popped popcorn and proceeds to haggle over our Sunday Afternoon Movie. Sometimes we pick a classic movie, like … Continue reading

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Review: Hasbro Easy Bake Ultimate Oven

For her birthday this year, The Six-Year-Old received an Easy Bake Oven. This was easily the most anticipated gift of the birthday season, as she has been asking for one since last December 26. The moment she opened the box, … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Goes to the Movies: The Cat From Outer Space

The Cat From Outer Space (1978) Directed by: Norman Tokar Written by: Ted Key Starring: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowell, and McLean Stevenson (See full cast and crew on IMDb) On Father’s Day weekend, my husband asked … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Takes Pictures: Franklin Park Zoo

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As I mentioned last week, The Five-Year-Old is the proud owner of a Fisher-Price Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera and the shiny new title of Official Caterpickles Junior Photojournalist. The Five-Year-Old takes her new duties very seriously, and is already drawing … Continue reading

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Review: The Dairy Twist in Pembroke MA

The Dairy Twist 580 Washington St, Pembroke, MA 781-826-5955 Open daily noon-9p, April-Halloween Summer’s nearly here, and you know what that means. For the next few months, we’llĀ  spend nearly as much time driving around Massachusetts in search of great … Continue reading

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The Big Apple Circus: A Good Choice for a Child’s First Circus

Last weekend, the Caterpickles squad traipsed into downtown Boston for a trip to the Big Apple Circus. Now in its 34th season, the cozy, one-ring Big Apple Circus is a Boston tradition. This year’s show, “Dream Big,” is made slightly … Continue reading

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