Summer in Rochester is right around the corner. Kids are beyond excited for summer vacation. The warm weather, sunshine, and long days can bring joy, smiles, and laughter.  There is something special and magical about summertime and making memories...
When we packed for summer vacation as a kid, most of my bag was stuffed with library books. Running out of pages was worse than a rainy day at the beach! With all those school-free days ahead of us,...
Returning to work after having a baby is a major milestone for working parents. Some parents are excited about to return to work and familiar routines. Some parents dread having to be away from their baby. Many parents feel...

Am I Really a Mom?

Being a mom is often seen as a natural and instinctive role, a path that many women are expected to embark on as they journey through life. But for some, like myself, the journey to motherhood takes unexpected turns,...
Father's Day is coming up! We are looking forward to celebrating Dad with all of the fun events around Rochester this year! To add a personal touch to the day, download our Free Printable below for kids to fill...
Living in Rochester, we have access to one of the most prestigious schools of music in the country. The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by George Eastman and today is one of the professional schools of...
Hello Mama! Congratulations on your growing family. At Rochester Mom Collective, we hope to support moms especially during the challenging season of pregnancy and postpartum. Here in our Guide For New And Expectant Mothers In Rochester presented by Moms...
Can I just be honest for a minute here? I had NO idea how difficult taking on the title of "Mom" would be. None. The deeper I get into raising my kids, the harder some aspects become. Being a mom...
Dena Botticelli grew up in Webster, NY and studied Early Childhood Education and Dance. It was always her passion to own a studio and share dance with others. DK Dance is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary! I visited DK...
April is Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) Awareness month. Odds are, you’ve never heard of CDH. I hadn’t either, until my son was diagnosed with it during a routine ultrasound. What is CDH? CDH is a life-threatening condition. It occurs when...

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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....

5 Easy Summer Crafts for Kids from a Non-Pinterest Mom

Oh, you're not a crafty Pinterest mom? Well, actually, this is the place for you too! Personally, I could be that Pinterest mom if I...

Moving With Kids: Ways To Ease The Transition

My family is currently in the process of buying a new home. Moving is hard, but moving with kids is even harder. If you...

Juggling Motherhood and Working from Home

In recent years, the rise of remote work has provided flexibility and opportunities, but for working moms, it presents its own unique challenges. Balancing...

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids 

Yoga can be a fun, playful, calming experience for youngsters. Cat, cow, cobra… those are just a few very common yoga poses that fill...

Summer Activities

Exploring Ontario Beach Park

Located to the north west of the city or Rochester where the Genesee River meets Lake Ontario, Ontario Beach Park offers family fun activities...

5 Easy Summer Crafts for Kids from a Non-Pinterest Mom

Oh, you're not a crafty Pinterest mom? Well, actually, this is the place for you too! Personally, I could be that Pinterest mom if I...

5 Family-Friendly Breweries And Wineries Near Rochester

There is nothing I like better than fresh air, great music, the company of friends and family, and a cold drink. Summer in Rochester...

Ultimate Guide To Summer Fun In Rochester

Welcome to our Ultimate Guide For Summer Fun In Rochester! There is certainly a lot to do in summer and here you'll find our...

5 Tips To Start Camping With Kids

It was the first overnight trip my husband and I attempted with his daughters, at the time ages 15, 13, and 9. We also...