Hilltown Families

The Power of One: My One and Only Daisy BY HF Contributing Writer, Dana Pilson I knew it would happen someday, I just didn’t expect it so soon. Returning home from...

Herbs On My Mind. Snow On the Ground. By HF Contributing Writer, Tony(a) Lemos The excitement of Pussy Willows this time of year is an exciting one for many New Englander’s...

V-log: Conway Festival of the Hills by Tom Adams (Hilltown Families Contributing Writer) Join the Adams’ on another family trip … this time to the Conway Festival of the Hills …...

V-log: Dances with Robots by Tom Adams (Hilltown Families Contributing Writer) Come along as my family and I journey to Springfield MA’s Symphony Hall (after a little detour) to see “Dances...

V-log: Reel Blues Festival by Tom Adams (Hilltown Families Contributing Writer) It figures my first contribution to this fine website should be a little video I put together late last night...

TREES: A READING LIST By HF Contributing Writer, Tony(a) Lemos Sienna’s Arbor Day Episode on HFVS inspired me to compile a list of some of our favorite tree books I thought...

The best memories I try to create with my daughter are often made out of delight in silly, simple things, often times creating our most precious moments together. A detour from...

As I’ve gotten to know Connie she’s also shared with me her struggles and journey as a mother of a young son with Juvenile Diabetes. To follow is her story of...

On Traveling with a Small Child: How One Hilltown Mom Manages Traveling By Tony(a) Lemos, HF Contributing Writer At 3 ½ my daughter Zoe is an experienced traveler. During our most...

From the Apothacary: Families Can Find Some Itch Relief! By Tony(a) Lemos, HF Contributing Writer To follow are a couple herbal recipes to relieve the summer itch of bug bites or...

In the Tree House I empty the rusty teapot of blue water, mud and leaves, retrieve pink tea cups from the sand box, play food strewn through the woods. I put...

Music DVDs That Won’t Rot Your Children’s Brains (Much) By Bill Childs, HF Contributing Writer I know, I know: You don’t watch television, and your kids are utterly puzzled when they...

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me! It is easy to make your own non-toxic bug spray by using store bought essential oils. Essential oils are steam-distilled pure concentrates of the natural oils...

Art-ful Eggs: Batiked, Wooden & Collage By Victoria Worth, for Hilltown Families This past Saturday morning at The Children’s Art Museum (CAM) in Shelburne Falls, my family joined several hilltown families...

What In The World? Kids’ Music Goes Global by Bill Childs Dan Zanes caused a stir a few months ago by noting the overwhelming whiteness of a particular national parenting magazine....