Outside Fun For Those Sunny Beautiful Days!

Outside Fun For Those Sunny Beautiful Days!

We may not always get gorgeous weather here in the northeast but when we do get it, we enjoy the heck out of it. Yes, we appreciate sunny days because we know they’re not always here to stay.

Here are some great ways to get outside on a beautiful day and enjoy the sunshine and warmth! I will continually update this as we explore more of the great outdoors!

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Indoor Fun For Those Cold or Rainy Days

Indoor Fun For Those Cold or Rainy Days

Spring has sprung. But that does not mean just blue skies and sun from here on out. Nope, we may still be freezing for a few months. And even once higher temps do arrive, there will still be rainy days to contend with. In preparation for the next cold, rainy, gloomy day, here now in one place are all of my past indoor activity posts. I will continually update this as we explore more of the indoors!

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Sparklicious is Precious

Sparklicious is Precious

If your kid loves all things pink and glitter, take them to Sparklicious in Mount Kisco ASAP. My goodness is this place adorable. My younger daughter - who very much falls into the pink glitter category - was made to feel like royalty here. And I was just super jealous the whole time.

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A Night at Kalahari in the Poconos!

A Night at Kalahari in the Poconos!

Last weekend we made our first visit to Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos. Previously knowing nothing about the world of indoor water parks, I am happy to report that I came back as a fan. You only need or want one night at Kalahari. And if you go with a low key attitude and with your kids’ interests at heart (and my below tips in mind), I promise you, that one night at Kalahari will actually be a lot of fun.

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Just Go to Just Kidding at Symphony Space

Just Go to Just Kidding at Symphony Space


We recently saw our first children’s show at Manhattan’s Symphony Space. The Doubtful Sprout, a one woman puppet show by Liz Joyce, was an absolute JOY(ce) to watch.

Though this show has moved on, Symphony Space continues to offer family focused performances each Saturday through the cold winter months as part of their ongoing, Just Kidding Series. And if you’re a Westchester or Fairfield County family like we are, driving to Symphony Space is a snap. Located at 95th and Broadway, the theater is not too far from our northern suburban towns!

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Valentines Day Reminds Me of Chocolate

Valentines Day Reminds Me of Chocolate

Cold out? Kids off from school? Valentines Day around the corner? I have an idea for you. Bring them to Chocolate Works, where they can make and decorate their own adorable chocolate molds. It’ll be fun AND you can call it their Valentines Day gift!

Note: This post is about Chocolate Works in Darien, CT. Chocolate Works is a national chain and some or all of the below may apply globally but I have only visited the Darien location.

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PEZ Are Made in CT!

PEZ Are Made in CT!

I only learned recently that PEZ Candies are made less than an hour from my house! Not only that, but there’s a PEZ Visitor Center with fun goings on less than an hour from my house! The good news for me is that I don’t eat candies that aren’t made of chocolate. The bad news for me is that the same does not apply to my kids. They love PEZ and so, off we went recently to check out the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, CT.

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Do Dia:Beacon

Do Dia:Beacon

Beacon, NY makes for a very solid day trip from pretty much anywhere in the tri-state area. From our house, it was about an hour drive. There’s also a Metro North stop right in town. The main reason to go to Beacon (besides strolling its quaint downtown area) is Dia: Beacon, a beautiful contemporary art museum overlooking the Hudson River. The museum is made up of fairly large spaces and it contains a bunch of fairly large scale pieces - factors that make Dia: Beacon a fairly appealing place for child sized guests, at least as far as art museums go.

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Every Tri-State Area Kid Needs a Visit to the CMA

Every Tri-State Area Kid Needs a Visit to the CMA

I love the Children’s Museum of the Arts. I think it’s my favorite child oriented museum in the area. It’s not huge and it’s not somewhere you’d aim to visit monthly, but it’s such a special little place. It makes me happy whenever we visit. Art is such an important part of childhood, so having a place that dedicates itself to celebrating childhood art is just fantastic.

The CMA is located on Charlton Street on the west side of Lower Manhattan (West SoHo). I’ve been taking my girls since my older one was a wee toddler. It’s been awesome getting to see how she experiences the museum’s offerings as she grows.

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Catch a Bridgeport Sound Tigers Game Plus Some Extras

Catch a Bridgeport Sound Tigers Game Plus Some Extras

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers play minor league hockey at the Webster Bank Arena, which is literally steps from Exit 27 on I-95. Their games are easy to get to and a lot of fun for all ages. AND, if you read on, I have a few little extra perks for you.

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I Want [Economy] Candy

I Want [Economy] Candy

The song may go, “I Want Candy” but in my house, it’s the kiddies that always want candy. Morning, noon and night. I’m much more of a salty than sweet gal but I know that for many folks - young and old - candy is heavenly.

If you love candy, then you MUST hit up the iconic and classic NY candy shop, Economy Candy on Rivington Street.

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Rocking Rockland County

Rocking Rockland County

Right over the Tappan Zee Bridge, an adventure awaits. That is, you can grab legit craft beer, a solid burger and maybe take in some bowling, arcade games and a ropes course all in a day’s time.

This morning, we threw the kids in the car, drove less than an hour and first landed at District 96 Beer Factory in New City, New York. From there, it was just another 10 minute drive to the Palisades Center. Read on for deets.

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