Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Year’s Eve Family Activities

New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating with my family.  The days of going out are gone for me and I love our new family traditions spent making it a special night with my husband and kids. Last year we almost made it to midnight. This year we are going to use this list of New Year’s Eve family activities and try to make it!

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!!

Family Activity Night with doodletopia Fairies

The weather is getting cold! I mean really cold…and snowy.  It is a perfect time to have a fun and easy family activity night.  I am not the best crafter but I love the peace and calmness that drawing and coloring brings the family.  I had an opportunity to review doodletopia fairies by Christopher Hart.  Hart shares his artistic talent and helps make it easy and fun to inspire creative fairy and castle pictures for everyone in your family.

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 for the weekend.

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 spending the day exploring the museum. Early Saturday morning we surprised the kids with a weekend getaway and some much needed quality family time.

5 Family Approved Christmas Books [December Edition]

For this months edition of family approved books I am sharing our list of family approved Christmas books. In our house it is all about Christmas and we love reading our favorite holiday books. These are the books that we have read year after year.  They are part of our traditions. Did your favorites make the list?

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 25 day Christmas Countdown to plan lots of fun activities for the family throughout the month. Here are my BEST holiday activities for families in Rochester.

Holiday Gifts for Kids

This year I want to share fun Holiday Gifts for Kids that you can really use.  I want the gifts to be thoughtful, fun, affordable, and last through the year. This year I want to minimize the stuff and buy gifts that have a better purpose.  I look around my house and see many “I need that” Christmas gifts that haven’t been used since 2015.  This year I want it to be different.  I want gifts that my kids will enjoy throughout the year. Take a peek at what my kids are getting under the tree. (Shhhh…don’t tell them!)

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