Smuggler’s Notch with kids: guide to skiing for adults

I grew up skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, so I have a healthy skepticism of New England skiing. The mountains aren’t as big, there’s not as much snow (although there also aren’t as many giant Manzanita bushes to get stuck in…just saying), and … [Read more...]

Smuggler’s Notch with kids: programming for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

If you’re like a lot of families with very young kids (think pre-K), the prospect of a ski vacation is tempting, but overwhelming. Who wants to spend precious vacation dollars taking endless runs on the bunny hill with a toddler while your partner is … [Read more...]

Smuggler’s Notch Resort: planning your winter ski vacation with kids

If you’re planning a ski vacation at one of the resorts in Vermont with young kids this winter, then Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont is the place for you. We recently got back from a great weekend at Smuggs with Homer (3) and Greta (1), and the convenience … [Read more...]

Northampton Parents’ Center

Visiting western Massachusetts with young kids this winter? A great option for a cold or rainy morning is the Northampton Parents Center, a co-operative community center for young kids (birth to kindergarten) and their caregivers. While most visitors … [Read more...]

Review of the Kelty Journey 2.0 child carrier and live chat giveaway!

  We like to trek around with our kids a lot, so I was excited to review the Kelty Journey 2.0 Child Frame Carrier. Like most families, we look to buy products that are versatile: meaning that they can be used by both kids and by both … [Read more...]

The Grand Hyatt Kauai with babies and toddlers

Kauai, and Hawaii in general, is a great place for a family vacation, especially if you’re staying at the impressive Grand Hyatt Kauai. However, when you're traveling with children who are much too small for local and resort activities like surfing, … [Read more...]

Na Aina Kai: fun for kids in the ‘garden isle’ of Kauai

Kauai is often called the “Garden Isle” of Hawaii, and nowhere is this more apparent than at the Na Aina Kai botanical gardens. Nestled in a residential neighborhood not far from the eco-bed and breakfast North Country Farms, the gardens include 240 … [Read more...]

North Country Farms: a stay on Kauai’s north shore

When it comes to staying somewhere funky and off the map, I’m all in—and this time, on a family vacation to the north shore of Kauai, HI, it paid off! We spent three nights and four days staying at, and exploring around, North Country Farms in … [Read more...]

Polar Caves Park

My favorite stop during our family trip through the New Hampshire lakes district was the Polar Caves Park in Rumney, New Hampshire. I admit I was skeptical at first: the park looks a little funky with giant (and somewhat weather-worn) polar … [Read more...]

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

On a recent family trip to the New Hampshire lakes region, we spent a blissful morning at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire. The science center is made up of a network of trails dotted with animal exhibits … [Read more...]