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World Maker Faire Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

World Maker Faire is coming back to NYC this weekend and we can't wait! Today I'll tell you about World Maker Faire everything you need to know before you go, including what is Maker Faire, what you can expect to see, how to get there, and even what to eat. Read on...  And don't forget to PIN THIS so you can come back to all this info later! Big thank you to World Maker Faire for providing o...
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You Won’t Believe What I Saw at World Maker Faire

World Maker Faire 2017 is coming to New York City this weekend and I CAN NOT WAIT! I attended Maker Faire for the first time in 2013 as part of Hive NYC’s Summer Maker Dream Team. I had never heard of World Maker Faire until that moment. I was in for such a treat!!! Now I can't get enough of Maker Faire whenever they are in my city. Maker Faire is coming back to New York and I'm ready to go! W...
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My Favorite Sparkling Apple Cider Drinks to Celebrate Fall

Welcome Autumn with these delicious Sparkling Apple Cider Recipes - click the link -
Fall is here and although I already miss summer, the smells and tastes of this season are what bring me most joy! One way I love to celebrate autumn is by sipping on Sparkling Apple Cider Drinks, sipped in different ways (hot or cold) so that it’s free-flowing all season long!  I usually don't share recipes and things like that here on the blog but these are just too yummy to keep them all to mys...
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Taking the Kids to The Land of Make Believe and Pirates Cove

Summer is all about fun and making new summer memories together! This year we kicked off summer by taking the kids to the Land of Make Believe and Pirates Cove. It's a summer memory we won't soon forget! I know. Summer is almost over! Still I wanted to tell you all about how our summer started. We've been having so much summer fun this summer that I'm just now getting around to writing this. Ho...
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Kids and Screen Time: What else is there besides that?

What else is there besides screen time? That may be what's going through your kids' mind each time you ask them to get off their devices! Kids and screen time can be such a challenging topic for many of us parents to tackle. Kids interact with technology daily and are always asking for more time on their tablets, pleeeeease! As parents we all have our take on screen time and whether our kids shoul...
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Summer Books: Tips for Creating the Perfect Children’s Reading Corner

Reading isn't just good for the soul, it's good for your well-being too. Children who read often build stronger relationships with their parents and are much more likely to exceed academically. Not only do child readers experience less struggles in school, they also tend to possess better communications skills earlier on in life. If you want to encourage your child to read more, make the...
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Summer Memories & 3 Summer Must Haves That Can Take a Big Splash!

We've been squeezing as much fun as we possibly can out of this summer -- making new memories and enjoying lazy days on the lake, long days splashing around at the pool and family vacations spent at the beach! Today I'm sharing with you some our favorite summer moments and 3 Summer Must Haves that can take a big splash. My kids are always ready to make a big splash and this summer I was ready to s...
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Generation Code: 6 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Coding Camp

I recently discovered Generation Code and it got me thinking about the 6 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Coding Camp this summer. As parents we have to start thinking of coding and computational thinking as the key skills our kids need to learn to excel in the careers of tomorrow. Coding is everywhere and our kids are asking to learn the language! Let me tell you why and how you can sign them up. It's...
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July is National Ice Cream Month – Celebrate with Sweet Sprinkles!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Did you know that July is National Ice-Cream Month? To celebrate we're eating loads of ice cream and getting ready for summer with some pretty sweet must-have Thirty-One products. Let me tell you all about it! Happy National Ice-Cream Month My kids love ice-cream! What kid doesn't? Right? Since it's summer I thought it'd be fun to celebra...
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Alligator Pie: Must-See Off Broadway Musical for the Family This Summer

Summer is here and we've been out exploring and enjoying all that our great city has to offer. This also includes checking out some of the great Off Broadway shows. Recently we got to see SOULPEPPER's Alligator Pie! It's a must-see Off Broadway musical for the family. Read on to learn more, plus I'll tell you how you can win tickets to take your entire family to see the show! Disclosure: Than...
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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is a great way to create interesting, engaging, and FUN learning experiences for kids this summer and avoid the summer slide! To help you plan a great summer of STEM learning I've put together the Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM. What we learn with pleasure we never forget. - Alfred Mercier Did you know that kids can lose up to 3 month...
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Alligator Pie: A Family Friendly Theater Production Coming to NYC

Summer is finally here in NYC! To celebrate I'm partnering with SOULPEPPER on 42nd STREET to tell you all about an exciting theater festival happening in NYC this summer! Plus, I have a sweet discount code for you -- read on to learn more! If you’ll be in NYC this summer I thought you might enjoy checking out this one of a kind FUN family-friendly production! Music, invention, and deliciou...
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