Hilltown Families

Peace Travelers: Kids Becoming World Citizens By HF Contributing Writer, Tony(a) Lemos Up until last year my daughter was in a homeschooling program that I co-wrote with my friend Kate O’Shea...

Victoria Worth of Ashfield, MA writes: There is a good article in the New York Times about sunscreens.  Below is the beginning of the piece and HERE is the link to...

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...

Tony(a) Lemos of Ashfield writes: Hi everyone, Some of you may already know about Candle 4 Tibet who are organizing a light protest on August 7th, just prior to the opening...

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...

Here is where all you creative families can help. Give Zoe (and mum) a challenge. What can we look for, photograph, draw or try etc. Please post your ideas and we'’ll...

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...

Read about Tony and Zoe's (age 4) adventures while they travel across Europe, here on Hilltown Families.

Elecampane syrup can be used as a preventive tonic when approaching the winter season. If someone in your family tends to have colds that go right to the chest, then elecampane...

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...

Fairy Festival at the Children’s Art Museum Fairy Festival Sunday, July 15th, 2007 2:30-4:30pm Children’s Art Museum Shelburne Falls, MA $15 per child Contacts: Tony(a) Lemos (413) 625-6826 Pre-registration a must...

TRADITIONAL SPRING TONICS: ROOTS By HF Contributing Writer, Tony(a) Lemos Sassafras, Burdock, Yellowdock, Sarsparilla and Dandelion … these roots, as tonics, are known as blood purifiers that promote the regeneration of...

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...