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...]

How To Enjoy A Family Road Trip

How To Enjoy A Family Road Trip

A few weeks ago, we did something bold.  We took a road trip with three kids under the age of 6.  I was headed to the Children's Pastor's Conference in Chattanooga, TN and we decided to make a family vacation out of the event.  It seemed like a good idea at the time. I spent weeks looking into fun road-trip apps (who was a I kidding?!), pursuing blogs and websites for tips (like this article on Top Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Kids), checking out audio books and music from the library, … [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...]

Three Ways to Color Eggs with Toddlers

Three Ways to Color Eggs with Toddlers

Are you looking for a fun family activity this Easter, but not quite ready for full on egg coloring?  I may have a compromise for you.  I love love love coloring eggs, so I wanted the kids to get involved as soon as they were able, but I knew passing out eggs to bunch of two year olds was just asking for trouble.  Here's what we did: OPTION #1: Food Coloring in Muffin Tin For this option, just fill the muffin tins with water and put a drop or two of food coloring in each reservoir.  I made … [Read more...]