Crockpot Connections: Six Super Snacks for the Big Game

Lazy Slow Cooker logo with a footbal and recipes

You don’t have to be a football fan to get caught up in the excitement of the big game!  So, fire up your slow cookers folks!  We have some partying to do and your crockpot is going to be a big help.   Get The Kids Involved!  Cooking in a slow cooker is a great family activity.  […]

16 Fantastic Subscription Box Gifts for All Year Gifting

Kids using electronics in a science class

Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift every month of the year? And delivered right to your door! A subscription gift is the gift that literally keeps on giving. Kids and parents will have something to look forward to long after the holiday lights are put away. Get creative and think outside of the box […]

How To Help Local Food Banks Fight Food Insecurity

Young kids filling up boxes at a food bank

Many families who have reliably had enough food, do not have enough now. Food insecurity is breaking new records, leaving the highest numbers of families hungry since the Great Depression. People of all socio-economic backgrounds are now regulars in food distribution lines. Many are turning to food banks for the first time and never expected […]

11 Original Gift Ideas For The Holidays: Think Membership Gifts

Children at a museum looking at a sphinx statue

Looking for an original gift idea while holiday shopping? We have the perfect “gifting” suggestion that is loaded with culture, adventure, and plain old fun! Give the gift of a membership to a local museum, zoo, or arboretum, and the gift will naturally keep on giving all year long.  Select the favorite place your family […]

Family Fun and Events Guide

Pumpkins sitting on pallets

Looking for something fun to do as a family? We are always looking for unique events and family favorites to share with you. Bookmark this page and check back often for a monthly guide to the must-sees and must-dos for Philadelphia area families.   ONGOING EVENTS Through October 29th, Saturdays, Sundays 11am The Pennsylvania Renaissance FairMount Hope Estate, Manheim, PABring the […]

5 Satisfying and Easy Ideas for Kids’ School Lunches

Lunch foods in tupperware

It is suddenly back to school time which means we are most likely back to packing lunches, too. We are here to bring you 5 great ideas and tips to make packing a school lunch fun again or maybe help you branch out of a rut. We are not suggesting overly elaborate creations, food that […]

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 […]

Family Fun and Events Guide

Linvilla Orchards Peach Sunflower

Looking for something fun to do as a family? We are always looking for unique events and family favorites to share with you. Bookmark this page and check back often for a monthly guide to the must-sees and must-dos for Philadelphia area families.   ONGOING EVENTS now through August 31st  Bucks County Beach Days: Sandcastles in […]

Where to Find Free and Inexpensive Summer Fun

picnic summer

The heat is on! As the summer gets into full swing there are plenty of opportunities for fun and also free or low-cost events to do with the kids. And there are plenty of weeks remaining to enjoy finding free things to do! While gas prices and groceries seem to still be high, that does […]

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 […]

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 […]