New York City with Kids: Beyond Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History
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New York City with Kids: Beyond Planet Earth at the American Museum of Natural History

In ten years of living in New York City, I never once set foot inside the American Museum of Natural History. I see the error of my ways now, but back then, art museums and Central Park held more interest than scientific displays. Fast forward to my parenting days, and not a year goes by…

ROBLOX Game Conference Returns to San Francisco
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ROBLOX Game Conference Returns to San Francisco

The video game event of the year returns this summer, bigger and better than ever. ROBLOX Rally 2011 welcomed 1000 attendees to the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco last August, but given the enthusiastic response from a devoted and expanding fan base, it’s no surprise that the venue has changed. Tickets are now on sale…

Travel on Pinterest

Travel on Pinterest

My husband doesn’t get Pinterest. I showed him Albany Kid’s family travel boards, and even shared my roundup of Pinterest tutorials, but he still wants to know what it is and what’s in it for him. In simple terms that even my husband can understand, Pinterest lets you make pinboards online.   “Like message boards?”…

Teddy Bear Love: An Assortment of Beary Fine Museums and Attractions That Will Delight Kids (and their Adults!)

Teddy Bear Love: An Assortment of Beary Fine Museums and Attractions That Will Delight Kids (and their Adults!)

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh holds a special place in many a child’s heart; if truth be told, the loveable bear can coax a smile from any but the most crusty soul. When…

Find Albany Kid Family Travel on Pinterest

Find Albany Kid Family Travel on Pinterest

Unless you have been living under a rock, by now you’ve heard of Pinterest. The hot, new social network on the block, Pinterest elicits passionate devotion from pin addicts, and vociferous complaints from the uninitiated, “Not another social network!” “It’s different this time,” I say, “you’ll love it because Pinterest lets you do something totally…

Take the Kids on a Wright 3 Mystery Tour of Robie House In Chicago
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Take the Kids on a Wright 3 Mystery Tour of Robie House In Chicago

When kids express an interest, it’s best to strike while it’s hot. Although sometimes I have to look hard to figure out if the kids actually like something that could be considered educational, both of my children seemed interested as we passed the Frank Lloyd Wright room on a  visit to the Met. They lingered…

A Family Visit to Mark Twain’s Hometown in Hannibal, MO Is an Adventure of the Imagination
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A Family Visit to Mark Twain’s Hometown in Hannibal, MO Is an Adventure of the Imagination

One of the best reasons for family travel is to broaden a child’s horizons. Combine travel with a good story, and amazing things happen. In the few weeks that my kids and I undertook the Read Across America Road Trip of 2009, my son developed several career ambitions: architect, geologist, paleontologist, and/or cowboy.  To this…