Please Touch Museum – A Day Trip to Philadelphia


All summer long, I’m featuring day trips around the Harrisburg, PA area. Our last trip was to the Adventure Aquarium in Philadelphia. This week’s trip was to the Please Touch Museum, also in Philadelphia. (And we stopped at IKEA on the way home, if you’re interested.) The girls were super excited for the Please Touch Museum. […]

Adventure Aquarium – A Day Trip to Philadelphia

Adventure Aquarium review  - hippo head

My family has been having quite the busy summer. This was the first time since 2009 that I didn’t create a summer to do list – because we didn’t need one. We’ve been going, going, going, not even making it to Hersheypark as much as we’d like. We’re too busy. One of the things we’re […]

Tips for Doing Hersheypark with Kids

Grace and Diego the sea lion performing a trick together at Hersheypark.

This is part three in a weeklong series filled with tips for making the most of a trip to Hersheypark. The first post focused on planning your visit, season passes (and why you might want to invest in them), and eating in the park. The second post focused on tips for The Boardwalk, Hersheypark’s waterpark. […]

Tips for Visiting Hersheypark’s Boardwalk Water Park

Having fun in The Boardwalk water park at Hersheypark

We love Hersheypark. We visit often, usually once a week, and I have amassed a wealth of knowledge over the years that I am happy to share with you. Most of these tips are true for any water park, so read on. On Monday, I shared my best tips for season passes, planning a visit, […]

My Best Hersheypark Tips

These are great tips for getting the most out of a trip to the amusement park!

Last week, we had Grace’s birthday party at Hersheypark. Instead of inviting 8 kids to our house, we let Grace invite 3 friends to join us at Hersheypark. We spent the same amount of money, and we had 12 hours all together walking our legs off in the park. It was a superlative birthday. My […]

9 Smart Ways to Stop Sibling Squabbles

9 Smart Ways to End Sibling Squabbles

All siblings argue. If you’re looking for a quick and easy magic bullet to end the fighting, you aren’t going to find it here. My kids do it. It’s the messy part of our beautiful, messy life. They argue over toys and space and who gets to sit with mom in the evening. It happens. […]