Gwendy Taylor is guest posting today. She’s sharing 5 awesome ideas to keep kids entertained in New York City this summer – without breaking the bank! I haven’t tried most of these (yet!) but now they are all on our list for summer fun! 5 Free (or super cheap) Things to do With Kiddos in NYC this summer Ah, summer—that beautiful time of year when non-holiday based
We’re always thinking about Lego storage ideas. I’ve been thinking we need a real Lego travel case – an upgrade from the Ziploc bags we typically bring along! I’m really happy with how this turned out. My 6 year old brings it in the car, to restaurants, on trips – it’s great! Making the Lego Travel Case 10×10 Lego base plate (here’s an affiliate link) scissors
Do you also dread long car trips, and listening to the same kids’ song on repeat? We just freshened up our road trip playlist to add songs that our kids love… and that wouldn’t drive us crazy! We searched for children’s songs by artists we have enjoyed listening to, like Jack Johnson and The Barenaked Ladies. (Amazon affiliate links are used below). Our Road Trip
Have you heard of busy bags? They are bags with an activity to engage your child (while you have some free time). They are great – you can bring them to doctor’s offices, out to lunch, give them to one child if you need to devote attention to another child. Or if you just want to finish your coffee while it’s still warm. We’ve been working
Melissa shared her experiences with her toddler at children’s museums last week, and she’s here again today, sharing tips for how she made her museum trips tantrum-free. Welcome, Melissa! Our week of visiting children’s museums with our toddler allowed me to have a kind of crash course in taking a toddler to a museum. Here’s what I learned to help other moms out there who
Planning a trip to a children’s museum? Melissa is here with her review of 3 children’s museum she brought her very lucky daughter. Through a series of fortunate events, my daughter and I ended up visiting three different children’s museums over the recent winter break. Each offered something new for her to explore and had plenty of activities for an almost 2 year old. Here’s
We introduced our 4 year old son to America’s pastime this summer, bringing him to several baseball games. We started off with collegiate summer league and minor league baseball. Tickets are free or affordable (relative to major league games), and most seats are close to the action. The community atmosphere makes these games fun. The attendees tend to be those who live nearby, and they are
Mama Smiles has a weekly series, “Exploring Geography” to introduce kids to areas all over the world, from Ethiopia to Iowa. This series focuses on informing kids about these regions in fun and relatable ways. I am happy to participate in this series. I’m over there today writing about our adventures in Boston. Check it out here.
Whether we are reading, painting, making construction sites in the mud, or singing new silly songs, we try to show our kids that there are infinite ways to be creative. We make an effort to expose the boys to many different types of art and ways to experience art. I was thrilled when, on a recent visit to Cambridge, Massachusetts, my 4 year old asked
Melissa Golladay emailed me a post idea about summertime outdoor concerts. What is more fun than sitting back and watching your little one rock out while you sip a cold drink? Or, hey, maybe you rock out, too. I actually have a video from an outdoor concert at Cape May of me dancing with my nephew and son (and a bunch of other little kids).