Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Duck Party


No visit to the Boston Public Garden is complete without a photo op with the Make Way for Ducklings family. Tomorrow, consider this free, celebratory family event recommendation from Kate:

“Robert McCloskey’s gentle Make Way for Ducklings has been a favorite of both children and adults since it was first published in 1941. Invoking a Boston that is both recognizable and distant for contemporary readers, the book follows the urban adventures of a family of ducks – including the remarkably well-behaved ducklings Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack – as it finds its way to a safe and comfortable home in the Public Garden. Featuring cars, boats, bicycles, policemen, and a world view that is both humane and duck-centric, Make Way for Ducklings is a classic both universally and for Bostonians.
To commemorate and recognize the enduring appeal of McCloskey’s story, the City of Boston in 1987 installed in the Public Garden a bronze and cobblestone statue of Mrs. Mallard and her eight charges, a statue which is now beloved and featured in innumerable family photo albums. On Saturday, September 29th, the bronze ducks will celebrate their 20th birthday, with a public party from 10:00am-1:00pm in the Public Garden. Featuring music, face-painting, magic, and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, the event will be an opportunity to reconnect with all that is beautiful and special about McCloskey’s vision of life, love, friendship, and family in an urban environment.”

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