“It’s not the destination, but the journey that matters.” That’s a philosophy I typically agree with – unless I am flying with my 18-month old. There is no denying that those first long-distance trips as a family are what...
I have been taking photos for families for over ten years. Every family is different but there are some key points to family photos that are true for everyone! Our generation’s childhood was documented by disposable cameras and trips to...
Welcome to our Guide to Kids Eat Free in Rochester! If you're looking for ideas on where to head for dinner be sure to check out these restaurants and get a deal. This list is accurate at the time of...
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. You probably know that a Monroe County Library System (MCLS) card gives you access to thousands of books, music recordings, and movies. But did you know that your library card can get...
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is a time to celebrate all breastfeeding journeys—including parents who feed their babies breastmilk with the help of a pump. Every pumping journey is unique. Some parents choose to pump so that a partner can share...
I'm not the type of mom who expects tidy bedrooms every day. I want my kids to have the freedom to play and live in their bedrooms. But at the same time, I want my kids to learn the...
Before we dive in, I want you to know that I am aware that not all women who desire to breastfeed their babies are able to. Several mama friends of mine have tried everything possible to get their milk...
Traveling with kids can be a daunting idea, especially those with younger kids or special needs. I have always loved to travel and I was determined to continue exploring once we had children. We took our daughter on her...
A schedule for the summer? That sounds like a drag. Summertime is typically viewed as a time for fun and relaxation. Why would we need a schedule for that? As a xennial, my childhood summers were spent essentially MIA from...

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What You Really Need For A Second Baby

Preparing for a second (or third) baby can feel a lot less daunting than the first time around. You likely feel confident in products...

Comparing Different Routes To Adoption

Have you decided to pursue adoption, but are not sure what exact route to take? This decision will likely take layers of soul-searching, research,...

Autism Acceptance Month: Two Moms’ Perspectives

You know that feeling you get when you meet someone who has something niche in common with you? Like loving the same rare book,...

Making Cartoon Saturday For Our Kids

Do you remember waking up on Saturday and getting to turn on the tv and watch cartoons all morning? My husband and I do....

Reflections On Weaning My Baby

It's official. As of mid-January, my baby is now 100% weaned from breastfeeding. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about...

Spring Activities

April Events Calendar Printable

We have so much planned for this Spring and Summer, we can hardly keep it all straight! So we put everything together in one...

Park Playdates

Thank you to our Spring Park Playdate Sponsor! At Chick-fil-A Henrietta, we have the breakfast cravings you have been looking for! Stop by our store...

Coffee Shop Hop

Say that three times fast! We are having a Coffee Shop Hop on Friday mornings at 9:00am at different coffee shops around Rochester and...

Ultimate Guide To Spring Fun In Rochester

Spring is a time of renewal as we shed those snow coats and boots. There is so much to celebrate in spring in Rochester...

50 Things To Do During Spring Break

Spring Break is coming to Rochester! Need help keeping kids busy? Here are 50 Things To Do During Spring Break. Make your plans for the...