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seneca park zoo

One-On-One Time with My Son at the Seneca Park Zoo


On my recent visit to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY I was able to spend some one-on-one time with my son. Seneca Park Zoo is a great place for a few hours of quality time. I cherish the moments that I get to spend with my kids, especially as they get older. Time is going so fast and…

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Maid of the Mist

Experiencing the Maid of the Mist


Niagara Falls is something everyone should see once in their life. It will take your breath away. Growing up in Buffalo we visited often. It always brings back great childhood memories and I was so excited to take my kids.  Niagara Falls is also home to the Maid of the Mist, which in my opinion everyone should experience at least once. It is a family…

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Famliy Tradition

My Secret Family Adventures that Help Us Connect


Family traditions are so important to me. Some of them are big like annual vacation but some of them are small. We do special things as a family throughout the year to bond and connect. One of our favorite family activities are Mystery Days. Mystery Days are basically a full day of fun activities. The best part is that they are…

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The Waffle Factory

The Waffle Factory | Rochester, New York


Rochester has the Strong Museum of Play, Dinosaur BBQ and garbage plates.  Now we have The Waffle Factory. Located outside of Rochester, NY in Webster, The Waffle Factory offers all types of waffle creations imaginable. It was a HUGE hit with my family!!

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Weekend Getaway Corning NY

Weekend Getaway for Families in Corning, New York


Corning, New York is a great place for a weekend getaway for families.  It is a little under a 2 hour drive from Rochester, NY and there are a lot of activities to fill your day and relax with your family.  With two amazing museums and a great shopping and dining district, Corning is a great place to getaway with the family…

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Corning Museum of Glass

Visiting Corning Museum of Glass with Kids


Have you ever thought about visiting the Corning Museum of Glass with Kids?  I’ve always wanted to but I wasn’t sure if it was kid friendly.  I had also heard great things about their glass making classes. We decided to give it a try and planned a last minute weekend getaway to Corning, NY. I booked a Sandblasting class and planned on…

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Holiday Activities for Families in Rochester


There are so many holiday activities for families in Rochester. I love it! From light displays, to fun activities for the kids, to teaching children the giving spirit.  There is more to do then days in the month! I love planning our activities and I use our Christmas Countdown to plan lots of fun activities for the family throughout the month. Here are…

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5 Fall Family Traditions to Start This Year


Fall is my favorite time of year.  There is so much to do and the weather is the best. Everything around is colorful.  I love it!  With only a few weeks left in October it is a perfect time to spend your weekends starting a few fall family traditions.  I am all about family traditions. My husband and I started ones before the kids came…

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powers market

Fall Fun at Powers Farm Market


Fall is the best time of the year to get out there and explore the festivals and farms in your neighborhood. I love creating family traditions and fall traditions for us means visiting farms and fall festivals. This year we visited Powers Farm Market.  The last time we visited was in 2012 and I remembered some of the fun and unique…

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strong museum of play

Friday Nights at the Strong Museum of Play


The Strong National Museum of Play is an amazing Children’s museum that offers interactive exhibits, a butterfly garden, and the Toy Hall of Fame. It boast the largest collection of toys in the world. We have lived in Rochester for six years now and one of our favorite things to do is spend Friday nights at the Strong Museum of Play.…

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Road Trip: Rochester to Myrtle Beach

Road Trip: Rochester to Myrtle Beach


Our road trip to South Carolina was full of many surprises and all the stops we added really made the trip fun and exciting. Typically we drive from Rochester, New York to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in one day. On paper it is around 13 hours. We usually leave before the sun comes up and arrive around 9:00pm. It’s an…

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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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