Atlantic City Airshow Viewing: 10 Tips for Watching, including Practice Day

Atlantic City Airshow Viewing: 10 Tips for Watching, including Practice Day

Should you go the Atlantic City Airshow? In a word, absolutely! We just got back from our 3rd or 4th time attending the Atlantic City Airshow and I am already counting down the days until next year. This year, we did something different. We attended the Atlantic City Airshow practice instead of the airshow. More…

20 Best Kid-Friendly, Fun, Family Farms | PA | Philadelphia | DE | MD

20 Best Kid-Friendly, Fun, Family Farms | PA | Philadelphia | DE | MD

Farms Near Me for Kids to Visit We just love visiting farms. Both of my kids love animals, Kevin in particular. There are many local farms and animal farms to visit with children in Pennsylvania. I think I have taken my kids to visit every farm on this list! With the pandemic, make sure you…

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia | 50 Fun Places and Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia | 50 Fun Places and Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory Friendly Philadelphia If you’re the parent of a child with sensory sensitivities, you know that it can be challenging to find activities and attractions that both you and your little one can enjoy. I live near Philadelphia and we just love it here. There are so many autism friendly places and activities. You will…

Knoebels Amusement Park: Secrets to Know Before you Go!

Knoebels Amusement Park: Secrets to Know Before you Go!

Knoebels Amusement Park One of my favorite places to visit is Knoebels in Elysburg, PA. I have been going there ever since I was a toddler, and my (now deceased) grandmother even went there as a child. It’s that kind of place. Even though it’s a 2+ hour trek for us now, we make sure…

Fairmount Water Works | 5 Reasons You Need to Visit this Amazing Little Gem in Philadelphia

Fairmount Water Works | 5 Reasons You Need to Visit this Amazing Little Gem in Philadelphia

Fairmount Water Works I recently had the opportunity to visit the Fairmount Water Works. And I can’t believe I’ve never gone before! It has so many amazing things to offer. We put it on our list of things to do every summer. It’s a great day trip if you want to visit the Philadelphia art…

Tuckerton Seaport Museum | 5 Reasons You Should Go!

Tuckerton Seaport Museum | 5 Reasons You Should Go!

Tuckerton Seaport Museum This past Saturday, we were invited to a blogger event at the Tuckerton Seaport Museum. I knew my 4-year-old would love the Pirate Festival, and he did. I didn’t tell him we were going until about 48 hours beforehand and it was all he talked about. He talked about finding treasure and…

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort | Highland, NY | Is it worth the money?

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort | Highland, NY | Is it worth the money?

Rocking Horse Ranch Over Labor Day weekend, my parents invited us to join them at the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, NY. Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is an all-inclusive resort. You pay one rate for all the food, lodging and activities. I love having the opportunity to try new places and review them from our…

Hopewell Furnace | 7 Essential Tips to know before you go with kids

Hopewell Furnace | 7 Essential Tips to know before you go with kids

Hopewell Furnace Recently I took both of my boys up to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. It is located in Berks County, in Elverson. It was a cool and cloudy afternoon for July so it was not a pool day. Since we were fresh off the heels of our trip out west to some National…

5 Best Things to do in Orlando with Kids, that are not Disney!

5 Best Things to do in Orlando with Kids, that are not Disney!

Things to do with Kids in Orlando Right around Easter, my husband found out that his company was going to send him to Orlando for a week. Taking the kids to Orlando has always been on our to-do list, but not a super high priority. We were able to put together a nice trip in…

Ridin Hy Ranch | 5 Things to Know Before you Go!

Ridin Hy Ranch | 5 Things to Know Before you Go!

Ridin’ Hy Ranch Is Ridin’ Hy Ranch disability-friendly? Ridin’ Hy Ranch is an all-inclusive resort nestled in the mountainside of Adirondack State Park, in New York. I’ll share my review and what it is like to stay at this resort with a child with disabilities. I thought I’d share a few things I learned while…

Trunki Suitcase | Everything You Need to Know

Trunki Suitcase | Everything You Need to Know

Trunki Suitcase The Trunki Suitcase is so much more than a carry-on suitcase. The Trunki Suitcase transforms ordinary luggage into an adventure for children. This suitcase is a must-have if you are traveling with little ones. They can sit on the suitcase. They can easily pack it. It’s small enough for them to pull the…

The White House Easter Egg Roll | 2022 | What to Know Before You Go

The White House Easter Egg Roll | 2022 | What to Know Before You Go

White House Easter Egg Roll One really fun and memorable activity for families is the White House Easter Egg Roll. The 2022 White House Easter Egg Roll is always the Monday after Easter. This year, that is April 18. To get tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll, you must literally win the lottery….

Sesame Place PA | Review | Best Insider Tips | Crowds and Calendar

Sesame Place PA | Review | Best Insider Tips | Crowds and Calendar

Sesame Place Travel Tips Let’s be honest. Sesame Place is an expensive outing and chances are, a special occasion trip for your family. So you want to make the most of it, right? I’ve been to other parks and our trip was a disaster because we wasted our day waiting in lines, we didn’t know…

Dine with Astronauts at Kennedy Space Center | Is it worth it? Review.

Dine with Astronauts at Kennedy Space Center | Is it worth it? Review.

Kennedy Space Center Reviews The last full day of our Florida trip was spent visiting the Kennedy Space Center. This wasn’t on our original agenda, but I picked up a brochure at the Nickelodeon Resort lobby and the more I read the brochure, the more I wanted to go. I was particularly interested in the…

60+ Halloween Things to Do in Philadelphia | Halloween Activities for Kids
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60+ Halloween Things to Do in Philadelphia | Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween Activities for Kids Pennhurst is one of the Halloween things to do near me. I hate it. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, Pennhurst is an asylum that was open for decades in suburban Philadelphia. It was closed in the 1980s. Today you can find former residents…

8 Fun Things to Do in South Philly | Philadelphia

8 Fun Things to Do in South Philly | Philadelphia

South Philly I’ve lived near Philadelphia most of my life. As a kid, we had obligatory field trips to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Franklin Institute. (not all at the same time) As an adult, I still enjoy going there. When the kids were little, we did ‘little kid’ stuff like the Please…

Deep Creek Lake MD | Why You Should Avoid this Shockingly Inaccessible Bucket-List Bust.

Deep Creek Lake MD | Why You Should Avoid this Shockingly Inaccessible Bucket-List Bust.

Deep Creek Lake I live west of Philadelphia. My family enjoys almost all outdoors activities-fishing, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding and more. Because of where we live, we’ve heard about Deep Creek Lake from many friends and acquaintances over the years. So, yeah. It was kind of a bucket list item for me. Not in a “well…

Traveling with A Disabled Child | How to Properly Prepare for your Adventure!

Special Needs Travel “You should go!” I was on the phone with a friend, because there was no texting or Facebook. She was saying how some of our friends were spending a long weekend out in the wine country of Sonoma. “Go!” she said. So we did. In a matter of a few weeks’ time,…

Best Accessible Beaches & Beach Wheelchair Rentals  | Delaware | NJ

Best Accessible Beaches & Beach Wheelchair Rentals | Delaware | NJ

Wheelchair Accessible Beaches As I am sitting here putting together this post, it is 90 degrees, sunny and humid outside (and only April!). Mentally, I’ve checked out of school mode and all my focus is on summer and the beach. After the past 16 months that we’ve had, I cannot wait to travel again. In…

{Hershey, PA} 3 Things NOT to do while visiting Hershey.

{Hershey, PA} 3 Things NOT to do while visiting Hershey.

3 Things NOT to do in Hershey, PA Last week I attended a conference at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. I will be summarizing some of the conference in a different post. But I also wanted to use the opportunity to do a mini-review of some of what we visited while we were there. Here…

Visit the Grand Canyon with Kids for your Best Trip Ever!  incl. Bryce | Zion National Park

Visit the Grand Canyon with Kids for your Best Trip Ever! incl. Bryce | Zion National Park

Best National Parks for Kids This past summer we spent two weeks out west in Colorado, Utah, and Page, Arizona visiting some of the National Parks and other interesting places so I thought I would share some tips for traveling. This is actually our second trip out there in three years. Our list of places…

The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Playgrounds | Pennsylvania | Delaware | NJ

The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Playgrounds | Pennsylvania | Delaware | NJ

Indoor Playgrounds I don’t know about you, but when we’re stuck inside, I start to go a little stir crazy myself. And so do the kids. Experts say that kids are supposed to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day. In winter with sub-zero temperatures and so much rain, shorter days…60 minutes is hard!…

{Longwood Gardens} Best Time to Visit + 7 other Secrets to Know Before you Go.

{Longwood Gardens} Best Time to Visit + 7 other Secrets to Know Before you Go.

Visiting Longwood Gardens I was recently invited to become a Star Blogger for Longwood Gardens. Not only do I just love Longwood Gardens, but my little guy is now at an age where it will be fun for us to attend as a family. A few Thursdays ago, I went to a special evening just…

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Upstate NY–yep, closing for good.

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Upstate NY–yep, closing for good.

Family Dude Ranches in Upstate NY Please note: In March of 2022, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch announced that they are closing the facility. I’m sorry that they couldn’t survive the pandemic, then high gas prices (likely leading to fewer road trips from families). Per their Instagram post, they will be open thru Memorial Day weekend….

List of {Sensory-Friendly} Tips for Taking Kids to NYC.

List of {Sensory-Friendly} Tips for Taking Kids to NYC.

Things to do in NYC with kids. I am in love with New York City. And fortunate to live only 100 miles from it. I understand why some find it intimidating. However, turn intimidating into exciting, and make a plan to take the kids. NYC is a wonderful city with so much to do. There’s…