Monthly Archives : August 2016

first walt disney world visit

6 Must-Read Tips to Prepare for Your First Walt Disney World Visit


Planning your first Walt Disney World visit can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to be made and dates to remember. I actually love the planning part but it takes a lot of research. For me planning a Walt Disney World vacation is part of the fun of going on a Walt Disney World vacation. Even with all the planning…

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tinker nature park

Tinker Nature Park & Fairy Trails


The first time I visited Tinker Nature Park was in 2014 on a field trip with my daughter’s kindergarten class. We hadn’t lived here very long and I didn’t realize it even existed. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a great trail and we ended up visiting again that same year. This year I chaperoned my son’s kindergarten field trip…

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A Rainy Day at Ontario Play & Cafe


When I saw that the weather called for heavy rain all morning I knew it would be a perfect day to visit the Ontario Play & Cafe in Rochester, NY. I have wanted to plan a visit here ever since it opened. The kids also earned a 20% off coupon from the local library and with school starting in the…

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Mystery Day: Niagara Falls & Buffalo


Our family likes to plan Mystery Days.  These are days that start early and end late.  The itinerary is a surprise to the kids and we always have a blast! It’s like a day vacation. You can check out my post on other Mystery Days we have taken here. When planning our most recent Mystery Day I knew I wanted…

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Best of Pittsburgh for Families

10 Things to do for Families in Pittsburgh


UPDATE: Check out my fully updated Best of Pittsburgh for Families. With a month left of summer vacation, it is the perfect time to plan a long weekend to reconnect and have some family time. At under about 4 hours Pittsburgh is a great choice for a weekend getaway. Pittsburgh has such a special place in my heart. I grew…

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8 Tips to Help Plan your Next Family Road Trip


UPDATED: Check out my fully updated post at Essential Tips for a Family Road Trip We are half-way through summer vacation and there is still time to plan a fantastic family road trip. I find that parents are often surprised that I enjoy taking road trips with my husband and 3 kids, but I find that with some prep and…

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