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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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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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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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Blazing Sun: 5 Ways Your Family Can Beat the Summer Heat

While many people look forward to summer, the hot weather can be quite uncomfortable. If you’re in an area where temperatures rise drastically in the summer, it’s a challenge to find ways your family can beat the summer heat. It’s hard to enjoy leisure time when everyone is sweating and miserable. Aside from cranking up the air conditioner or spending all day in a shopping mall or movie theater, w...
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4 Outdoor Activities to Do with Your Family This Weekend

Weekends are when you can finally spend some quality time with your kids and spouse. Making it special is necessary if you want to have a great time with the family. Therefore, do not sit at home and watch a movie, and call that fun. That obviously doesn’t do any good to you and your family but makes you feel lazier. You need to plan some outdoor activities to do with your family!   Whether it in...
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5 Skills for Your Child to Learn from Playing LEGO at Home

Are your kids into LEGOs? Mine surely are! We love creating and having fun with LEGOs and most of the time our LEGO builds turn into fun family productions. And truth be told, I love LEGOs too! In part because there's so much more to LEGOs than just fun and games. Today's guest post walks us through the skills for your child to learn from playing LEGO at home. *This is a guest post by Julie Nel...
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How to Fill a Perfectly Fun NO CANDY Easter Basket

Looking for Easter basket ideas that don't involve candy? Here's how to fill a perfectly fun NO CANDY Easter basket! My kids aren't into candy much. I should consider it a good thing, I guess, but I usually still buy the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. Guess who ends up eating them? Can you relate? My kids prefer small toys and other items they can play with. That's why this year I'm goin...
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Missy President: Our Kids Need a President Like Her

Today as our country takes on a new president, many parents will be struggling to talk to their kids about our country's politics and what our future may or may not look like. As a mom, I remember having this kind of struggle during the recent presidential election. It was difficult to talk to my son about what he saw in the media and even more difficult to answer questions about how politics play...
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Now is the Best Time to Plan Your Put-in-Bay Family Trip

Winter is starting to roll into NYC! That's why I'm here dreaming of warmer days and starting to plan our family vacation time for the year ahead. A Put-In-Bay family trip makes for a nice getaway, right? Usually, I'd be dreaming of a Caribbean vacation or something along those lines but I'm not. Instead, I'm thinking of all the places we enjoyed (and those we didn't have time to) during our last ...
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5 Reasons to Visit Cedar Point this Fall

It's time for another family adventure! Once again our family is getting ready to attend BloggyCon, a fantastic family friendly blogging conference. BloggyCon takes place at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, each year.  And as we get ready to visit Cedar Point once more, I thought this would be the perfect time to share a little #LakeErieLove with you along with my 5 Reasons to Visit Cedar Point this...
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All the Reasons You’ll Love Sesame Place

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Check out our latest #WednesdayTravel adventure and learn all the reasons you'll LOVE Sesame Place!
Sunny Day Sweepin' the clouds away On my way to where the air is sweet... Here we go! Another 'Not So Wordless Wednesday' installment. This week our latest #TravelWednesday adventure took us to... you guessed it! Sesame Street at Sesame Place! I could sit here and go on and on about all the reasons you and your kiddies will love Sesame Place but instead, I'll let the pics speak for themselve...
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