Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Peace of Spring

By Esther C. Baird/Tri-Town Transcript columnist
First Published in the Tri-Town Transcript May 30, 2014

Well, it’s spring in the Tri-Towns. I thought for a while that our spring had broken, but there are blossoms on the trees, flip-flops on feet, and ticks on Blue Ears. Whew! We made it.

With all this springtime sparkle, we were able to throw a birthday party for our eldest daughter with actual outdoor activities. Regular Readers may recall that she has a summer birthday, which resulted in an early ear-piercing surprise a few columns back. This past weekend, she had friends over to celebrate before they all scattered in mid-June.

But like spring itself, the road to this sunny party day had more potholes than we expected….
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The Best Laid Plan

By Esther C. Baird/Tri-Town Transcript columnist
First Published in the Tri-Town Transcript May 14, 2014

This past April break was mostly a stay-cation for Casa Baird. We attended birthday parties and play dates, and we visited North Conway for a few days mid-week. But, because I am nothing if not a mother who knows how to have a good time in the freezing, wet, Boston metro area during ‘spring’ break, I planned one more outing.


“Girls!” I announced, “we are going on an adventure!”
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