Fill your sunny three-day weekend with festivals celebrating art, animals, outer space and history. We’re taking some out-of-town guests to the awesome-for-all-ages Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to see the Tools: Extending Our Reach exhibit, one of the many family-friendly museum exhibits around town. Also stock up for summer with some great Memorial Day Sales […]
Rainy spring days are the perfect time to explore NYC museum exhibits that appeal to all ages. All are climate controlled with room to roam. See our guides to kid-friendly museums for more exhibits and detailed info on kid-friendly cultural palaces (plus tips for taking kids to museums for the wary and museum family programming […]
Our literary city has tons of indoor storytimes to keep wee ones entertained (and learning to love books). Neighborhood library storytimes are convenient but crowded – sometimes strollers line up out the door for the limited spots. Store and museum storytimes tend to be more intimate, and many take place in destination-worthy spaces. All storytimes […]
Seeing live shows is one of our favorite family (and date night/moms’ night out) NYC activities. While there are tons of free kid-friendly shows happening every week in this cultural-drenched city, some theatrical experiences are worth paying for. With our help you’ll pay a little less. Some general tips: – Discount tickets are easier to […]
While we are big fans of going out on the town, sometimes it’s rainy (or someone is too snuffly). Here are some of our favorite at-home activities.
Go visit Elmo in really cute outfits, watch the Rockettes make intricate patterns then put together puzzles at home, and save money on lots of spring fun. Also check out our comprehensive theater discounts listing for more deals on Broadway & Off-Broadway shows and our weekly events listing for free & low-cost family-friendly happenings around town
Don’t pay full price for designer duds that might get puked on, pooped on or quickly outgrown. Online sample sale websites offer deeply discounted clothes, toys, and gear for babies, kids and moms, plus a chance to discover boutique brands not found in local stores. Sales feature rotating upscale brands and last 36-72 hours. You […]
Raising kids in NYC is fantastic but challenging. Fortunately there are some clever products out there to help city families cope with cramped spaces, germs and other hazards of city living. A few of our favorites: StrollAway Over the Door Stroller Storage Hanger Clear up space in your apartment with the ingenious StrollAway Over the […]
Taking a taxi with a baby is one of the many NYC-parent experiences that are difficult but not impossible and get easier with practice (and some helpful hints). Our biggest tip is to always use a car seat. It’s a pain, but your kid’s safety is worth it. We won’t scare you with the details […]
Traveling via public transportation with a wee one takes a little planning and know how, but it is exponentially safer than riding in taxis without car seats, plus trains and buses are quite exciting for kids. The easiest way to get around the subway is with a wrap or baby carrier, but if you need […]
Tips For Adventurers Everywhere
We love books! These are a few of our favorites for gifting and reading. All are visually strong enough for babies, complex enough in text and meaning for older kids, and much read and loved in our house. Visit our Amazon store for more favorites (and sign up for Amazon Prime’s free 30-day trial for […]
Baking is one of our favorite activities to do as a family. Since we can’t be eating cupcakes everyday, here are some recipes for healthy, sugar-free, high-protein treats, great for on-the-go fuel and group playdates. Most are free of common allergens.
Don’t let the traveling ruin your trip. Fly safely and (almost serenely) with babies and toddlers with these many tips.