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!)

Lessons Learned from Disney’s Moana

Most Disney films come with a lesson, but nothing as powerful as the lessons from Disney’s Moana. I have been waiting for this movie to open ever since I saw the first trailer over the summer.  I knew there was something special about it.  Moana’s character resonated with me as a mom and incorporates the lessons I want for my children.

Holiday Gift Guide | What Mom Really Wants

What does Mom really want this holiday season?  It’s a tough question. Most moms go out and buy what they want.  Some even go as far as wrapping it and putting it under the tree.  What is on your Moms holiday gift list? See what is on my holiday wish list and surprise your mom with a little something under the tree that I know she will love!!

25 Christmas Countdown Activities | Plus 5 Bonus Ideas

I love celebrating the holidays. Often it can be stressful and overwhelming but I try to focus on spending time with family and creating family memories and family traditions. I do this by using my Christmas Countdown Calendar. This is a calendar full of Christmas countdown activities. Before you stop reading and think another thing to add to your “to-do list”, check out how easy and fun the Christmas countdown ideas really are. You will be surprised at how simple they can be and will start enjoying the holiday season with your family.

Holiday Gift for Dad | JORD Wood Watch

I love finding the perfect holiday gift for my husband.  The problem is it is not always easy.  My husband and I spend time searching online for great gifts for the kids but we often forget about each other. I am so happy that I discovered JORD Wood Watches. This year I am ready to wow him!

7 Easy Ways to Teach Thankfulness

November is a great month to teach thankfulness to our kids.  It is a simple act, but sometimes it is the simple things that have a big impact. During the month of November I do easy and practical activities to help teach thankfulness to my kids.

5 Family Approved Children’s Books(Monthly Series:Thankfulness)

We all know that reading to your kids is so important. I love snuggling up with my kids and a good book.  I have to be honest, there are times when it is not always easy. It can be a challenge to find books the kids like… that I like too. Have you ever felt that way? Reading should be a fun way to connect as a family. I want to make it easy for parents to find great quality books that the entire family can enjoy. This is my first post in a new monthly reading series where I will share our favorite books that are family approved!

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