3 Kids A Dog & A Website

An occasional column about raising kids and life in the Berkshires of Massachusetts by Berkshire Family Focus founder Kelly Bevan McIlquham.

3 Kids, 2 Dogs & a Website: Packing in as much Berkshire summer fun as possible

NOTE: I have to apologize for the lateness of this post. I took a much-needed day off and forget to set this to post automatically. And so it goes … THE BERKSHIRES — Is it really almost August? Summer is half way over and the kids are already gearing up for fall sports seasons (as(…)

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3 Kids, 2 Dogs & a Website: Getting the chance to be the fun one for a change [COLUMN]

3 Kids, 2 Dogs & a Website: Getting the chance to be the fun one for a change [COLUMN]

THE BERKSHIRES — Last week was filled with lazy days at the lake, a first birthday celebration and, of course, lots of work at Berkshire Family Focus. But the hours spent at the computer are all worth it when we receive messages — via Facebook, in our comment sections and via email — such as(…)

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3 Kids, 2 Dogs & a Website: Movie-making and more in the Berkshires [COLUMN]

3 Kids, 2 Dogs & a Website: Movie-making and more in the Berkshires [COLUMN]

THE BERKSHIRES — When you live and/or play in the Berkshires, you just never know what you might end up doing. Last week, my son, Shea, and I spent all-day Wednesday at a  movie shoot. Yup, you heard that correctly! Last Wednesday, approximately 30 kids from the Berkshires and its surrounding areas dragged themselves out(…)

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3 Kids, 2 Dogs and a Website: Taking in the moments the Berkshires gives you [COLUMN]

3 Kids, 2 Dogs and a Website: Taking in the moments the Berkshires gives you [COLUMN]

  PHOTO BY KELLY BEVAN MCILQUHAM If I hadn’t been full engaged in the moment I would have missed this goofy moment at the lake last week. THE BERKSHIRES — Running a full-time website and a household allows my brain little time to rest. I wake up at 3 a.m. with half of a to-do(…)

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3 Kids, 2 Dogs and a Website: The Berkshires is keeping us busy here at Berkshire Family Focus [COLUMN]

THE BERKSHIRES — Last week was filled with milestones, family celebrations, an award ceremony and a much-needed family trip  — and I’m exhausted (and wishing time would stand still, just for a little while)! Monday kicked off with my youngest child “graduating” from fifth grade. Yup, no more elementary school for me or my “baby.”(…)

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Get ready for a wild ride in the Berkshires this summer [COLUMN]

  At approximately 11:45 a.m. today, the summer will officially have begun. It began Friday afternoon for my twins Max and Kenna, who graduated from middle school, and today “my baby,” Shea, takes his last walk through the halls of Craneville School in Dalton before graduating and saying goodbye to elementary school forever. Three young(…)

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COLUMN: There are a few changes a comin’ at Berkshire Family Focus

As I sat in front of my computer this weekend overwhelmed by the sheer mass of information I had before me that somehow needed to be condenses into manageable “sound bits” of information for you all, I realized I needed to make some changes. I began this site a year ago (yup, this month marks(…)

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Snowy Day Activities in the Berkshires

THE BERKSHIRES — If a little snowstorm has your hunkering down inside, then we might begin to question whether you are a true Berkshirite or not. After all, a little snow never hurt anyone. So here are a few suggested activities to get you through the day. And if you, like me, find yourself tucked(…)

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