We’ve added another complimentary service to our amenities ~ kid’s fishing! Check out our website for details on renting (free of charge) rods, reels & nets to entertain the youngest anglers. It’s going to be a fun summer at the Nantucket Boat Basin.
Eating organic is something I wish we could do more as a family. We are on a pretty tight budget, and even though we live in a place with amazing access to organic food, it isn’t always a priority for our family. We try to shop at Bartlett’s Farm, the Green Grocer (8 Amelia Dr), Moors End Farm, Annye’s Whole Foods…or any of the other places that offer great Organic Food. Sometimes the choice for us is between dance lessons and organic food and we struggle to decide which will benefit our children more.
If you are in a similar boat, check out this post about 12 Foods to Eat Organic.
Look at these from the Parent’s magazine blog titled “Dangerous Mistakes Mom’s Make While Driving.”
What do all you travelers who visit Nantucket do with your pets? So few Nantucket vacation rentals allow pets, do you have someone you trust?
With the flu (and many other germs) floating around…be sure you’re cleaning your baby’s gear.
These tips help us clean the toys in our rental toy buckets. All of the toys are washable and we don’t incorporate plush toys just for sanitary reasons.
Please check out our new equipment for rental on Nantucket. I have added a toddler bed, safety kit and diapers.com delivery.
This is just the beginning. Stay tuned!!!!
Check out our new kids website – it will keep track of all Nantucket Kids’ Events so you don’t have to!
While I am out of town working at Sports Camp this week, some of my favorite people are holding down the blog fort for me. Show them love.
Today’s post is from Rebecca Barth, who is the resident faith writer at Fancy Little Things. Here is what you should know about Rebecca: She’s awesome at camping. By awesome, I mean terrible. But it’s awesome to laugh at her efforts.
It’s time for a Mommy Night Out for me. I know this because I am using a Lego creation as a paperweight and have Goldfish crumbs in my keyboard. I have lost the ability to form sentences of 3 words or more. I just tried to put my husband in a time out.
Yes, it’s time.
How can you spot the early warning signs that you need a Mommy Night Out?
1. Sandra Boynton has become your favorite author. Frankly, she’s the only author you’ve been reading lately. (Those pigs singing “La La La” are literary genius, I tell ya, genius!)
2. You have forgotten/have never heard words to popular songs on the radio, but can sing all of the verses to Farmer in the Dell from the farmer right up to the cheese without missing a beat.
3. You can’t find a pair of heels in your closet in 3 minutes or less.
4. Every cute shirt you own has been uniquely bedazzled with milk, ketchup, spit-up, or some other bold color conspicuously placed on the front. (I hear juice is the new black this season.)
5. The last time you put on mascara, your husband said, “Wow! Where are you going?”
6. You know how to do 21 different distracting techniques with one Kleenex.
7. You can’t remember when you last watched a TV show in “real time.”
8. Going to Target is your idea of escape.
9. You entertain the delusion that you might be able to run into the grocery store quickly to pick up a loaf of bread when you have all of the children in tow.
10. You forget what the big deal is with a Mommy Night Out in the first place.
If this also describes you, please immediately pick up the phone and find any female friend to call. This is an emergency. Book your Mommy Night Out today.
Of course, that’s assuming your cell phone isn’t mysteriously missing again.
Rebecca Barth is the co-founder of She Shares Ministries where women choose grace over gossip, peace over pride, and restoration over resentment. The catalyst for this project was an ugly gossip event after which her former enemy and she were reconciled after 4 years of heartbreak. They wrote a book about all that transpired through God’s healing power. Join her at http://sheshares.org.
I have my testers hard at work today. It is always a challenge to find toys for the rental toy buckets that are 100% disinfect-able, and interesting and fun. For the most part, kids love all the toys because they are new to them, but I do try to stay on top of it and keep it new.
We have found a couple new items from Fat Brain toys this year, but they are for a little younger crowd. As a licensed daycare provider I have the pleasure of having 6-8 kids at my house each day. They bring their favorite toys and give me concrete feedback about what toys kids like. They are my professional testers, and I love them!
If you have any new toys that you can suggest for our upcoming rental season, leave me a comment. The toys need to be made entirely of plastic so they can be properly disinfected. I do not use any plush items or things that cannot be entirely wiped down, so keep that in mind!
Can’t believe it is almost another summer on Nnatucket! Look forward to meeting you all when we deliver your rental cribs!
There are tons of books about Nantucket, but none have such thorough information about where to walk as “Walking Nantucket: A Walker’s Guide to Exploring Nantucket on Foot” by Peter Brace. Peter has put this book together with maps of walks, sketches of wildlife and flora/fauna you may see and a rating system for each walk so you know if it may be appropriate for you and your family.
You can see his Facebook Page for the book for more information. It can be purchased online through Bookworks if you wish to preview it before your arrival. I have this book on the dashboard of my car and it is so well loved even my kids look through it and look for their favorites.
I just learned he is doing the final proofing his second book Nantucket: A Natural History Very exciting! Like his books on Facebook!
Take your Nantucket Rental Equipment for a stroll on one of Peter’s fabulous walks.