Hilltown Families

Quite often, the information available to us about communities in faraway places is created to be used for tourism, and doesn't necessarily paint an accurate picture of local culture. Our recent...

Taking a road trip? Watching for interesting license plates while on the road is a great way to keep kids entertained! With so many people traveling, the highways are filled with...

Spending a lot of time in the car this summer? Look for license plates on your next road trip with the kids and learn a lot about the 50 states! Discussing...

QUESTION AND ANSWERS What do families with TEENS do when they do not want to participate in family outings or summer vacations? Do you force them along? Let them stay at...

School’s Out School’s out! The last time it was this hot, my family and I had just moved to Northampton from a sleepy Connecticut suburb, there were two weeks until school...

Seven Car-Time Activities to Do with the Kids While Traveling Diane Flynn Keith, author of Carschooling, recently wrote an article, Turn Holiday Travel Time Into Learning Time! In her article she...

Heritage Museums and Gardens Celebrating the American Spirit Heading to the Cape this summer?  The Heritage Museums & Gardens located in Sandwich, Massachusetts is worth checking out. Heritage Museums & Gardens...

When Jared Fisher need fuel for his vans, he doesn't head for the gas station. In stead, he goes to restaurants to collect used vegetable oil. He pours that...

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...

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

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...

Where do we go now? By Steve Weeks, HF Guest Writer VACATION  MEMORIES For decades, my wife’s family has been vacationing in Rhode Island during the summer. Her parents would rent...