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!

Weekly Blueprint

Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying a wonderful weekend! We’ve just returned from a family wedding in beautiful Bar Harbor; you can see some of the photos over at Instagram. Meanwhile, here’s the Weekly Blueprint for your planning enjoyment and have a Happy Halloween tomorrow!


October 31: Local businesses host Trick-or-Treat Arlington (Arlington)

October 31: Learn to program and guide robots through a series of fun challenges (Boston)

October 31: Craft a Day of the Dead mask or a bat clothespin and enjoy Halloween treats (Dorchester)

October 31: Get a head start on Halloween with a spooky story hour and pumpkin craft (Dover)

October 31: Join this Halloween Party, Haunted House, and Neighborhood Stroll (Jamaica Plain)

October 31: Attend a pre-Trick-or-Treat party for the whole family (Roxbury)

October 31: It’s the last day to take a twirl on a midway ride or play games at the Derby Street Carnival (Salem)

October 31-November 4: Donate leftover candy to troops overseas and bring home a toy (Various Locations)


November 1: Enjoy a free, sensory-friendly afternoon at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

November 1: Create, launch, and observe Flying Paper Turkeys (Acton)

November 1: Hear from the author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Belmont)

November 1: The first Tuesday of the month is Travel Tuesday with games, activities, coloring sheets, and more at the Boston Public Library (Boston)

November 1-4: The Children’s Museum in Easton explores the theme of Build It! all week with hands-on activities (North Easton)


November 2: Use playdough to make LEDs light up, buzzers buzz, and motors whir at Squishy Circuits (Acton)

November 2: Kamishibai Storytelling shares a tale and an art activity to inspire hard work, appreciation of nature, and trying new things (Boston)

November 2: Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments explores gravity (Boston)

November 2: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participants can write on at this two-hour NaNoBoston official write-in (Boston)

November 2: Join Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., for Raising a Digital Mensch, a conversation about raising children in a digital age (Watertown)


November 3: Put a seasonal twist on fingerpainting with warm and cozy fall scents (Acton)

November 3: Begin your day with Mindfulness on the Farm to reduce anxiety, de-stress, and gain focus (Dover)

November 3-6: The Boston International Film Festival returns with screenings of 54 films, including films made for kids and by kids, as well as hands-on workshops for the next generation of filmmakers (Arlington, Somerville)

November 3-6: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre travels the globe to tell stories that show even the small and weak can have a big impact on others when they perform The Lion and the Mouse (Brookline)


November 4: Uncover hidden rainbows and reveal the invisible at Exploring Nano: The Smallest Science (Acton)

November 4: First Friday Nights are free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

November 4: Read stories, create crafts, and explore nature at the Fresh Pond Kids’ Walk (Cambridge)

November 4: Hear from Randy Pierce, the first blind hiker to summit every White Mountain 4,000 footer (Westwood)

November 4-6: Over 300 craft artists come together for the Boston Christmas Festival, where top chefs also compete in the Gingerbread House Competition (Boston)

30 Cool Things To Do In November (In Boston + Beyond)

30 Cool Things To Do In November (In Boston + Beyond)

Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup