Robin Ruehrwein

Robin Ruehrwein

Robin is a New England native and loves to take her family on as many adventures as possible. For her that means traveling to as many new places and having as many new experiences as they can. She is a mom to two energetic little boys ages 9 & 12 and wife to an accountant who also happens to be an Air Force Vet. She loves to share her family's adventures and travel tips on her website, Masshole Mommy. When Robin's not busy chasing her boys around, you might find her at her condo up in New Hampshire making memories with her family.

5 Fun Things to Do in Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic is a charming seaside community in southeastern Connecticut. The town is quaint with a surprising number of family friendly attractions. You can spend the day learning about sea life, get educated about the ship-building industry or just sit back and people watch. These are five fun things to do in Mystic. If you are looking for a family-friendly New England vacation, look no further than Mystic, CT.  A visit to Mystic, Connecticut will be full of fun, adventure, great food and history. Whether you like to go non-stop or take it slow, there are plenty of things to do...

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Fun Family Hikes in New Hampshire: The Flume Gorge

The Flume Gorge is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. It is smack dab in the middle of Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire. The Flume Gorge was discovered in 1808 and this natural wonder will leave you completely awe-struck! Waterfalls, mountains, and caves along the trail make it a fun family hike in New Hampshire. There is even a restored covered bridge along the path! Take your time on the hike and truly take in the wonder of Mother Nature. If you are in New Hampshire, The Flume Gorge is a...

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Step Back in Time: Day Trip to Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts that replicates the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony. The first colony was established in the 17th century by English colonists, now known as Pilgrims. Step inside 17th century homes, speak with Pilgrims and Wompanoag Indians. A day trip to Plimoth Plantation makes for a wonderful Massachusetts adventure. Learn about and explore days passed with the family. One of the first lessons we learn about US history is the story of the pilgrim’s journey to the new land. Plimoth Plantation is a re-creation of the 17th-Century English Village that was...

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Family Hikes in Massachusetts: Borderland State Park

Borderland State Park located in the town of Easton is a great family hike in Massachusetts. The trails are flat and relatively easy to navigate, which makes it perfect for everyone in the family. At Borderland, there are plenty of spots for a picnic lunch, lots of wildlife to see and a historic mansion to tour.  If a fun day of hiking the trails is on your agenda, Borderland State Park makes a perfect destination. Borderland State Park in Easton, Massachusetts is a wonderful spot for nature lovers. The park is just beautiful. You could easily spend hours there...

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5 Tips for Hiking Purgatory Chasm With Kids

Purgatory Chasm is definitely a Massachusetts hike worth doing. Running for approximately a quarter of a mile through massive granite walls, Purgatory Chasm is a very unique landmark that will take your breath away as soon as you see it. This surreal spot in Sutton, Massachusetts is perfect for rock climbers, hikers and even those who like to do parkour. Spend and hour or pack a picnic lunch and spend the day. If a hike with the family is on the agenda, don’t overlook Purgatory Chasm. Purgatory Chasm is a glacial rock formation in south central Massachusetts that stretches...

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Family Fun at a PawSox Baseball Game

  In New England, nothing screams summer more than a trip to McCoy Stadium for a Pawtucket Red Sox game. If you are looking for an inexpensive day out, taking the family to a PawSox game is a sure bet for some family fun! From the excitement of the baseball game to the fun promos going on throughout the game, your family will have a blast at McCoy. Make it a summer tradition for your family! I am a born and raised Bostonian and around here, we take our sports very seriously. I have gone to hundreds of Boston...

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Heritage Museums and Gardens

Formerly Heritage Plantation, the Heritage Museums and Gardens is a wonderful, family-friendly Cape Cod attraction in Massachusetts. Over 100,000 people visit this attraction in the quaint town of Sandwich on Cape Cod every year. Three gallery buildings display permanent and special art exhibits indoors. Beautiful lush gardens, a Labyrinth, the Hart Family Garden Maze, Flume Fountain and Hidden Hollow delight visitors outdoors.  Here are 5 reasons you should visit Heritage Museums and Gardens. Located in the heart of Sandwich, Massachusetts, Heritage Museums and Gardens is a fun, family-friendly Cape Cod attraction. If you find yourself on the Cape, it’s worth a visit....

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Bike Through Scenic Rhode Island on the East Bay Bike Path

Hugging the shore of the Narragansett Bay, the paved 14-mile long East Bay Bike Path is a great way to get outside and to be active with your family in Rhode Island. Whether you and your family decide to bike it, jog it, or walk it, the scenery can’t be beat. If you are looking for ways to reduce screen time, the East Bay Bike Path spans multiple towns and is a wonderful option for some free fun in Rhode Island. In an effort to get my family off of those darn screens and outside to enjoy the fresh...

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How to Explore Acadia National Park with kids

After several trips to Acadia National Park in Maine, this Traveling Mom is confident in saying that it is one of the most incredible sights in the northeast. With breathtaking views, trails to hike and even a lighthouse, Acadia National Park is a wonderful place to camp, hike and unwind in the natural beauty of New England. Here’s how to explore Acadia National Park with kids! Traveling, at least in the Northeast, is not often viewed as a year round event. In the winter we get snow, ice, impassable roads, the works. Occasionally, when it is possible to travel...

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11 Things to Pack for a Day at the Beach with Family

Planning on taking your family to the beach this summer? Be prepared for a successful beach outing with these tips from a beach loving mom. Here’s 11 things to pack for a day at the beach with your family. This list will help you prepare for a day at the lake or even the town pool, too. Here in New England, we only have about three months of summer (if that). Our family loves to spend as much time at the beach as possible while the weather is warm.  Luckily for us, we live right on the coast, so...

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