Hilltown Families

Keeping Holiday Traditions Alive in the Berkshires Currently my living room looks as if Christmas threw up all over it. Boxes of old decorations, more stockings than we have family members...

Let the Holidays Begin Traditions abound in our family beginning with the annual Thanksgiving dinner featuring 25-plus family and friends, mint chip pie, a rousing game of left-right-center and a roundtable...

Don’t Leave Us Yet Fall: Snow gives locals a jump on the winter season in the Berkshires but there is still time to squeeze out some last drops of fall! Snow...

Fall is “Boo”tiful in the Berkshires Last weekend I broke out my gloves, hat and favorite cozy fleece, grabbed the travel mug filled to the rim with a delectable hazelnut blend,...

Knowing Where to Look: Berkshire County’s Hidden Treasures As the school year slowly revs into full gear, the number of family-friendly events seems to decline in the Berkshires, but that is...

Let the Fall Festivities Begin Everything happens for a reason: I am a firm believer in that. I don’t believe it is coincidence that I left a full-time editorial job to...

Fall Into the Season with a BANG The 2011-12 football season started off with a BANG at our house this year — literally — after my son, Max, attended a Labor...

End of August in the Berkshires The natives are getting restless. The war cries signaling that two brothers have had enough “together time” this summer resonates throughout the house. A drum...

Back to reality? Not yet I have been spoiled this summer. I took a five-day family trip to Alabama. I’ve been to Hampton Beach twice for day trips and took a...

Plan Your Staycation in the Berkshires Sitting on our friends’ deck overlooking Lake Ashmere last week, my husband and I (and two of our three children) observed the most spectacular sunset....

The Fun Just Goes On and On in the Berkshires! A recent five-day trip to Alabama had me counting down the minutes until an airplane would take me back to my...

Plenty to Keep You Busy in the Berkshires this Summer Though there were a plethora of activities in Berkshire County this week I couldn’t resist the chance to sneak away to...

Summer Fun in the Berkshires Raising kids is a lesson in trial and error — sometimes we parents get it right and sometimes we fail miserably. That’s all part of the...

The Middle of Spring in the Berkshires It is rare for me to hear the groaning (aka whining) of my three children signaling an episode of utter and complete boredom during...

Spring Activities in the Berkshires Between work, soccer practices, Little League cleanups, lacrosse games and running the kids around to anywhere else they “need” to be, there is little time to...

A School Break Survival Guide School vacations at home always sound like a good idea until about the third day in a row of hearing those incessant whines from your children:...

Early April in the Berkshires The snow is melting (finally) and if the predicted Nor’easter bypasses us this week then hopefully it will be smooth sailing through the rest of the...

Lots of Free and Cheap Family Offerings in the Upcoming Weeks It appears mud season has arrived in the Berkshires and so, too, have a plethora of upcoming activities for families....

March Fun for Families in the Berkshires Cabin Fever got you going a little stir crazy? Me too. So much so that for my birthday I treated myself to four days...

Give Your Kids the Best February Vacation Ever — Without Ever Leaving the Berkshires Mother Nature can be pretty cruel sometimes here in the Berkshires —teasing us with 50 degree temperatures...

Baby, it’s cold (and snowy) outside O.K. Enough already! When there is too much snow to even snowshoe in the Berkshires, I’d say we’ve had enough. But as I sit here...

Home Sweet Home: Loving the Berkshires in Any Weather and At Any Age Winter in the Berkshires can get pretty long; especially a winter like this one. With snow piles nearing...