Category: Family (Page 2)

Bronx Zoo Family Activities

Now that school’s out, kids have plenty of free time to check out all that the Bronx Zoo has to offer. Don’t miss the newly renovated Children’s Zoo, say hi to the new animals in the petting zoo area and see the new baby gorilla and sea lion. But hold up! There’s a ton of exciting and big events taking place at the Bronx Zoo this summer, so read on: I…

How to Pack for Sleepaway Camp

Like I said in my Disney and American Girl doll post, our kids are usually late to big milestones. For both Disney and American Girl store visits, my girls were 11- and 7-years old. Middle-aged for youngsters who go every year since they were born. Well, sleepaway camp is something that the girls (specifically my oldest) is going to be experiencing for the first time this summer, when most of…

Bronx Zoo Birdathon and Bird Migration Month

Our second grader has been studying anything and everything about birds for the past several weeks. It is a yearly study that all second graders do at our girls’ elementary school. So, for the past several weeks she and the rest of her class have been going birding in downtown Manhattan’s parks and Central Park. Lucky for her and YOU, The Bronx Zoo is celebrating the Second Annual Bronx Zoo Birdathon…

Family Ski Vacation #SkiMoms January Twitter Party!

It’s that time of the year and skiing and winter sports is at the top of mind of a lot of families. For us, it’s truly the only way that we can enjoy freezing cold weather! I am always surprised when our family goes on a ski vacation and our girls wake up early, happily put on three — count ’em, THREE — layers of clothes, then stay out in frigid temperatures. Granted skiing…

Fandango Family: Our Family Movie Rules

As my husband and I go through the motions of becoming parents of a tween and pre-tween, we are starting to navigate the world of buying electronics, going online, dropping off at parties, navigating sleepovers and watching movies. Watching movies? Why is that an “issue”? Well, it’s not really an issue. We just have placed some rules governing how and when to watch certain movies. Believe me, when it’s a holiday and…

Best Tween Present: HP Stream Family Devices

Our oldest daughter is in middle school and it was only a matter of time for when she truly “needed” her own computer. Well, that time has come and gone. About a month ago, I was on my laptop working on (what else?) a blog post that was due; my husband was on our desktop doing his football draft (or whatever it’s called), and our 6th-grader said, “I need a computer…

Fall Activities at Wildlife Conservation Society Zoos and NY Aquarium

Fall is one of the best times to visit the Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos and aquarium. As the crowds thin and the weather cools, the animals become more active and exciting to watch. Here’s a look at a few of the wonderful activities and educational programs coming up this fall at the WCS’ five facilities. Bronx Zoo The Himalayan Highlands Exhibit   The zoo is happy to have two new…

Join the Herd and Raise Awareness for World Elephant Day

Did you know that more than 35,000 elephants are killed by poachers each year for their ivory? World Elephant Day is August 12th and I am supporting the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign, and you should, too! The campaign focuses on protecting forest elephants from extinction through awareness and legislation and to stop the killing, demand and trafficking of elephant ivory. Photo via 96Elephants.org The 96 Elephants campaign is…

Bronx Zoo Family Event: Wild Kratts Brothers

This weekend, go ahead to the Bronx Zoo and join the Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, from the hit television series Wild Kratts as they take to the stage and re-enact an adventure that happened to them out in the Amazon jungle. The Wild Kratts brothers will have an an interactive performance that is a rip-roaring, snorting, bellowing, screeching and flapping fun for the whole family! I’m giving away tickets for…

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Helps Fight the Summer Slide

The girls FINALLY had their last day of school yesterday. For the summer, we focus on a lot of outdoor activities like swimming, biking, climbing, swinging and you know — playing. We do, however, have to keep the balance and make sure the girls don’t fall into the summer “slide”. Just in time for summer, Scholastic launches their Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge with free summer reading resources for parents like me…