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The Hotel ML and Coco Key Water Park in New Jersey

By Debra Ferrie

If you're taking a driving trip southwest from the NY area and need a place to stay for the night just 12 miles from Philadelphia, the Hotel ML might be the perfect place for you if you have kids, ages 3-10ish. It's located in Mount Laurel , NJ (hence the "ML") and an easy drive to a quite a few nea... Read More

Family Fun,Robots and Dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia!

By Debra Ferrie

We've been to several Science Centers and I liked them all, but I have to say, this one takes the cake! I loved it. As did all 3 of my kids, varying ages 10-16. It's literally a whole day exploring,learning and hands-on fun. This place is huge so plan at least 5 hours if you want to see it a... Read More

Creating Holiday Traditions with your Kids

By Debra Ferrie

The month of December usually finds us extremely busy; between work, maintaining the house, doing the extra gift shopping, decorating, visiting relatives and attending or holding gatherings. Making time for savoring the holidays with the family is so important for the children. They want to feel... Read More

Take a Long Island Day Trip to Adventureland!

By Debra Ferrie

Hey Long Island...sometimes we forget what's right in our backyards right? Plus when you need a break from the beach, there's no place like Adventureland for a day, or night of fun!  Recently I took my kids there again, as we try to do every summer. We showed up at 4 p.m. which is the perfect tim... Read More

5 Kid-Friendly Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer in the City

By savannahmarie

I can’t speak for all mothers, but when it comes to finding summertime recipes for my own brood, I always have three questions: Is it quick? Is it easy? Will it convince my kids to eat something good for them? It seems we’re constantly on the go during summer, so getting in healthy... Read More

Smuggler's Notch, Vermont-a Top Family Destination!

By Debra Ferrie

We've wanted to visit Smugglers Notch for years.  And now, having just got back from 4 days at Smuggs, I have to say-that was one heck of a fun vacation in the beautiful mountains of Vermont! How much can you pack into one little vacation? The short answer- a lot! (by the way, my kids and I voted ... Read More

15 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Families!

By Debra Ferrie

It's June! We look forward to these 3 months all year! Here's some ideas to get your kids offline and busy this summer. Some are free, some cost money, all are fun! Kids grow up fast and summers are short. 1-Play flashlight tag.  What a great way to end the night on a beautiful summer day. ... Read More

Moms Making Money from home in the Organic Beauty and Wellness industry

By Debra Ferrie

Two of the top things many moms are looking for nowadays are safer, greener, healthier options for themselves and their families and the ability to work from home and increase the family income. Moms, both local and nationwide, now have the ability to use and share safe, effective, honest prod... Read More

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel- Huge Family Fun

By Debra Ferrie

We just got back from another trip to Disney and this time, we chose the Swan and Dolphin to stay at. I'd always heard of it- had always seen the huge building (it's hard to miss) but honestly never thought of staying there. We stayed several times at the Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) area, once... Read More

9 Great Family Day Trip or Short Trips within a few hours of NYC!

By Debra Ferrie

Living on Long Island, I find road trips of 3-5 hours very easy and there are just a ton of options for us in the Northeast. It would take days and days to read about all there is to do. But I am sharing nine fun ideas for family days out or short trips that are within a few hours of NYC/Long Isl... Read More