Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Every summer, we try to make the most of the warm weather and sunny skies.  In the past, I've compiled a list of free and low cost ideas for families around Erie, PA -- but now that the kids are getting a little older, we thought we'd explore some day trip options. I heard about Put-in-Bay, Ohio and was surprised to find out this lovely little island was less than three hours away.  So, on Memorial Day this year, we packed up the kids, loaded up the Spotify playlists and away we … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

We're about to embark on the fourth (wow!) summer of Story Time in the Park (check out our past projects here).  This year, we're shaking things up a bit.  In years passed, we gathered together, read a few stories, sang a few songs, and headed to some nearby picnic tables to do a craft. However, we've noticed that we sometimes have a few older kids who aren't interested in our books and a few younger kids that don't have the attention span for all that sitting still.  So, after a little … [Read more...]

Family Fun in Erie, PA  (Summer 2015)

Family Fun in Erie, PA (Summer 2015)

Welcome to another round of Staycation posts just in time for summer!  If you missed the last few years of Erie, PA fun, let me direct you to those posts first: Eat, Sleep, and Play in Erie, PA  Family Fun in Erie, PA  Summer Bucket List for Erie, Pennsylvania Family Fun Ideas, divided by age Now onto some fun in 2015! To begin, I wanted to highlight some great places to look for fun. Events are always changing and it's hard to catch all the good stuff for a particular week, … [Read more...]

More Family Activities Ideas Across the Country!

More Family Activities Ideas Across the Country!

Hopefully you enjoyed our Summer Fun in Erie ideas from yesterday's post.  If you're looking for some more great staycation ideas from around the country, check out the list below! A - D Phoenix-Metro, Arizona ~ Mom Endeavors Scottsdale, Arizona ~ Saving For Someday Tucson, Arizona ~ Desert Chica Ramblings Bentonville, Arkansas ~ This Sweet Life Fullerton, California ~ More with Less Today San Diego, California ~ Southern Cali Saver.com Denver, Colorado ~ Bargain … [Read more...]

Family Activities and Things to Do in Erie, PA

Family Activities and Things to Do in Erie, PA

For the fourth year in a row, I'm joining a great group of bloggers to bring you fabulous family fun ideas for your city or town.  Today, I'll be sharing our bucket list for summer fun in Erie, PA.  Be sure to stop back in tomorrow for fresh new ideas from across the country.   Also, be sure to head on over to my previous staycation posts for more great ideas! Previous Staycation Posts   Family Fun Ideas for Erie, PA from 2012 Broken up into Eating, Sleeping, and Doing -- this post is … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

It is nearing the end of Story Time (sad!), and we decided to pull out a few of our own childhood favorites to share with the kids in the park.  It was tough deciding a favorite, especially since had used so many favorites in previous weeks, but we finally settled on a few. SONGS For song time, we did some old classics like such as: Open Close Them Wheels on the Bus If You're Happy and You Know It Eensy Weensy Spider The kids really enjoy these classic songs and even young kids … [Read more...]