Road Trip! Easy and Affordable Day Trips

Family taking a selfie on a road trip

It’s not about the destination but the people you are with, and this summer provides no better opportunity than to just drive…wherever the wide open road takes you. It is the perfect recipe for quality time together, so get creative and have some fun during this warm-weather season. First, if you want to keep your […]

How to Make Father’s Day Fun

Fishing with Dad

It is time to celebrate the Man with the Plan! Father’s Day is the perfect day to spend with Dad by indulging in one of his favorite activities. Whether it is hiking, golfing, fishing, or biking, there are so many choices to make his day special and fun, but most importantly, engaged in an outing […]

Best Beach Day Trips for Family Fun in The Sun

There’s nothing that feels more summer-y than a great day at the beach. A beach day trip may be at the top of your list this summer. If the sun, sand and surf are calling your name, we’ve gathered a great list of beaches within a 2-hour drive from the Philly suburbs.    Each New Jersey […]

Where To Chase Wonderful Waterfalls In PA This Summer

Bushkill Falls

Take a break from the summer heat by chasing waterfalls in the silent forests of Pennsylvania. The sights and sounds of crashing, streaming, flowing water is refreshing and a great way to “chill” before you start purchasing school supplies! There are several waterfalls within a few hour’s drive just waiting to be discovered by your […]

How to Enjoy a Family Night: Go to the Drive-In


Looking for some early summer fun with the kids? Load up the gang and bring back some nostalgia with a family night at a Drive-In Movie. This iconic format of watching a movie in the great outdoors is making a comeback. You can take the entire family and you don’t have to go far to […]

Enjoy Nature’s Bounty and Delicious Treats from Local Farmers’ Markets

One of the best parts of spring is the re-opening of local farmer’s markets. Chances are, even if you are a home gardener yourself, you won’t have anything to harvest for a few weeks at least, but your local farmer’s market will have in-season fruits and veggies, leafy greens, fresh flowers and much more!  From […]

10 Exciting Bike Trails to Explore with Your Family

Hitting the trails for a family bike ride is an awesome way to get active and enjoy the outdoors. Biking allows you to cover miles of trails in a single outing, giving you a chance to truly explore the area where you’re riding. Thanks to the many trails we have in and around Philadelphia, you […]

How to Create a Fantastic Family Game Night: Great Games! 

Looking for some ‘fun and games’ on Family Game Night? Amp up your strategy – and game face – as you peruse these suggestions of tried and true favorites and new, enjoyable games to add to your family’s collection. As a family, we are spending more time together than in the recent past, so it […]

Where to Watch Exciting and Affordable Collegiate Sports this Spring

Spring is officially here, and since the days are now longer (think, more daylight!) and the weather is working its way to warmer, it is time to start thinking about accessible and affordable collegiate sports for the family. Who doesn’t enjoy watching baseball and softball players run around the bases on a pristine diamond or […]

Hop on an Easter Bunny Train Ride

Start celebrating the Easter holiday early and spend a fun and festive morning or afternoon riding an Easter Bunny train the rails through scenic countryside. Your special guest on the train excursion – why the Easter Bunny of course! Make the holiday season even more memorable with an Easter Bunny train ride, and maybe even […]

The Best Philadelphia Historical Sites for Area Families

Help Kids Get Close to History While Staying Close to Home As the birthplace of our nation, Philadelphia is full of ways to discover American history as a family. From iconic city landmarks to wide-open battlefields, we have so much history to explore in our own backyard. And, one of the coolest things about having […]

Congrats! Your child is engaged!

Meridee Piano kids

Your kids are engaged, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Not engaged to be MARRIED, of course, but engaged in creative opportunities and educational activities. Daniel Coyle, author of “The Talent Code” and a favorite blogger, says that “engagement is perhaps the most important, yet least-understood element of the talent-development process.” Here’s an excerpt from his […]