fun things to do with kids

Special Offer from BabbaBox; Monthly Enrichment Activities Delivered to Your Door

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Today I received my  BabbaBox  in the mail.  For those of you unfamiliar with this incredibly cool product let this post be an introduction.  The BabbaBox is a mom-founded company that delivers monthly themed activities filled with unique ways of engaging young children in new […]

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Albany Kid Little Passports *Giveaway*

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

If your budding little traveler is anxiously awaiting to set sail on adventures of their own, Albany Kid has a fun giveaway from Little Passports just in time for the holidays!  Little Passports is a mom-founded company that takes kids on monthly adventures across the […]

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Adventure to Fitness Introduces High Energy DVDs for Families

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Have your kids come home from school raving about an adventure with a guy named Mr. Marc and their travels through the Big Apple or maybe ancient China.  If so, their school participates in the Adventure to Fitness program designed to keep kids physically fit […]

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Explore and Celebrate “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture” at the American Museum of Natural History

by Gina Martin

“Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture,” the newest special exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, delves into the complex and infinitely interesting subject of food and its role in human culture. The food system encompasses everything from history to science to culture, and […]

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A Day Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

My family loves day trips.  We get a chance to break out of routine, escape for the day and usually recharge our batteries. Over Veteran’s Day weekend we took a day trip to Old Sturbridge Village  in Massachusetts.  OSV is a living history museum comprised […]

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15 Ideas for the Elf on the Shelf

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Need some new ideas for the Elf on the Shelf?  The time of year is quickly approaching when the Elf on the Shelf returns from the North Pole to be Santa’s little eyes during the holiday season!  In our house, while we are packing the […]

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Teach Your Children Well… and Join a CSA

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

This is my family’s fifth season as CSA (community supported agriculture) members with Denison Farms  in Upstate New York. From early June through October each year we share in the bounty, or loss of hurricane damaged crops, with the Denison Farm family of members. As […]

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NY State Museum is Gearing Up for Fall Enrichment Activities for Toddlers to School Age Kids

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Everyone in the Capital District is excited that the New York State Museum will reopen on Sundays again starting this weekend but the Museum is also bringing back several educational programs for toddlers to school age kids this Fall.  When I was home on maternity […]

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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles […]

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Cloudsplitter Gondola: Whiteface Without the White

by Cie McCullough Buschle

At 4,867 feet, Whiteface rounds out the top five of the highest High Peaks. The ski trails, first opened in 1956, average an annual snowfall of 200”. Close to 200,000 skiers visit Whiteface every year, home to the Alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympics […]

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