Gina Metras

Gina Metras
Gina was born and raised in Central Mass. She currently lives in Oxford with her Husband, Scott, and 2 children, Justin (2017) and Julia (2019). Gina works as the Community Services Supervisor for a non-profit Social Service Agency, and Is lucky to work a flexible schedule which allows her plenty of time for adventures with her kids. Gina loves live theater and has been involved with several community theaters over the years. Gina runs the Youth Theater Program for the local community theater and is very proud to say her kids love the spotlight! Gina also enjoys reading, singing, crafting, vacations down the Cape and spending time with her very large, extended family. Gina also volunteers for her church and the local Alzheimer’s Support Network. Gina is always up for trying new things!
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Benefits of Boredom

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Tips to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

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Tips for Raising a Rule Breaker

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Benefits of Live Theater for Kids

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Teaching Kids About Easter All Year Long

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Rainy Day Activities to Keep Toddlers Busy

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Selecting a CSA in Central Mass

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Recipe for a Perfect Snow Day

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Teaching Toddlers Gratitude

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Lessons in Parenting from a Christmas Pageant

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