Growing up, we would always visit my grandfather for Christmas Eve and he would take our whole family out to a fancy restaurant for dinner. I remember getting dressed up in sparkly dresses, sitting at the table with the...
This is the third installment in a series where Rochester Mom Collective highlights families who are celebrating more than the conventional, traditional Christmas holiday this season. These traditions are usually the result of an intercultural and/or interfaith family. We...
With the holidays upon us, chances are that you'll be heading to a festive gathering over the next several weeks. And it's possible that you're looking to bring something other than Rice Krispie Treats. I've got you covered as...
This is the second installment in a series where Rochester Mom Collective highlights the holiday traditions of an intercultural and/or interfaith family in our community. We recognize these families for the hard work they put into blending the traditions...
Many have heard of the pickle ornament tradition by now, but if you're in the dark about this tricksy fun let me explain. The origins of the pickle ornament are seemingly German, however, the actual story is largely unknown...
For a lot of us, the autumn into winter holiday season is a time to share with our children the traditions we enjoyed when we were young. It is also a time to start new traditions with our own...
The Monroe County Library System does such a wonderful job of putting together special events for families. We thought it would be helpful to put as many as we could find in one place. See what's happening at your...
Sometimes, the holiday season can feel like it is filled with more stress than joy. That can be because of the natural business of the season. Or it can be because you are navigating grief, loss, or other challenging...
We worked hard to find the Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights In Rochester to bring them to you in one easy-to-read map. We wanted to share the top houses of each area of Rochester. Thank you to all of these...
Hanukkah (Chanukah) is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” and is celebrated with lighting a menorah, prayers and special food. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication.” Chanukah celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. This year, Chanukah runs...

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Toddler-Friendly Activities in Rochester

There are so many great places to take toddlers in Rochester! The Seneca Park Zoo or Museum of Play are legendary and great fun....

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