Preschoolers

Celebrating Valentine's Day in Fairfield County

There is nothing quite as heartwarming as the homemade Valentine’s Day cards you get from your little munchkins.  But if your house is like mine, those homemade bundles of love leave a trail of construction clippings, marker stains, and a thin layer of glue on every surface.  Instead, you can outsource Valentine’s Day preparations at one of several events in the coming days.  Or, scrap that idea altogether for love-inspired cookie decorating or a proper tea with your tyke.  Kiss kiss, hug hug, everyone!

20 Things to Do with Kids on a Westchester Winter Staycation

Last year, my family took what we hoped would be an idyllic vacation in the countryside—but the area didn't live up to our expectations and we hightailed it back to Westchester for a “staycation.” With all the things to do in Westchester, staying local—rather than standing in line for hours at an airport or braving icy roads—can be a dream over mid-winter break. 

Looking for more ways to spend the upcoming February break? Make sure to check out our Event Calendar and follow us on Facebook!

Enjoy a Winter Day in Cold Spring Harbor

The idyllic community of Cold Spring Harbor is the perfect spot for a family-friendly winter day trip. While you may have it on your summer-only list, there is plenty to do on a chilly day in this charming western Suffolk County hamlet, where kids can enjoy several educational facilities and some delightful restaurants and sweet spots.  

Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Hartford Area

When you have young children, it is only a matter of time before red roses, champagne, and fancy menus are replaced by balloons, pink lemonade, and heart-shaped lollipops on Valentine's Day. This, however, doesn’t mean you have to stay in watching Nick Jr. specials. Many Valentine-themed activities are scheduled to take place in the Hartford area. Whatever you decide, there are ample opportunities to celebrate love on Valentine's Day. If you decide to keep the celebration at home, check out this fun Valentine's craft perfect for little ones.

Outdoor Ice Skating in Fairfield County

Outdoor skating and Connecticut have an on-again off-again relationship. When it snows, the ice has to be shoveled. When we have a string of warm temps, we get slush. A frozen pond in this state has become a rare commodity. And, sure, indoor skating has its benefits with its reliable ice, comfortable temperature and lack of bumps and all.

But there is just nothing like skating outdoors when the ice is good and the sun is shining. Think a picturesque pond surrounded by woods to block any breeze. Think rosy cheeks and cozy scarves. Think Currier & Ives. Are you with me?

We have rounded up some postcard perfect ponds, municipal skating spots, and one particular open-air rink that has drawn in crowds for more than two decades. For even more winter fun check out our winter guide and CT winter bucket list!

10 New Kids' Birthday Party Spots Around NYC

I'm always looking for birthday party ideas that don't involve a potential slideshow of my Pinterest fails, especially for my 9-year-old who is blossoming into a mini Martha Stewart. Luckily, NYC seems to open new party spots monthly for the kids.

We've rounded up a sampling of some of the top new locations around the city that are offering kid party packages or room rentals, including a rock climbing spot and cool preschool-age play spaces.

Need further inspiration to kick that birthday fatigue to the curb? Check out our NYC Birthday Party Guide, or peruse these special occasion options, from dine-in movie theaters and fancy high tea to museum sleepovers.

So read on for a list of great birthday party venues that might just save your couch, the dog, the cat, your relationship with your downstairs neighbor, and your sanity!

Drop-off Programs for Boston Kids on President's Day

Kids might have President's Day off from school, but that doesn’t always mean that mom and dad can stay home too. Many business are in full swing despite the holiday, which can leave parents in a tight spot when it comes to childcare. Even tougher, many February vacation week drop-off camps don’t start until the Tuesday after President’s Day. To make life easier, we've compiled a list of Boston-area drop-off programs that are available on the holiday.

11 Science Summer Camps for Houston Kids

While the long, lazy days of summer are met with excitement and anticipation as the school year draws to a close, after a couple weeks of no plans or structure you probably start hearing your kids utter the infamous, "I'm bored!" with increasing frequency. Worse yet, you may find that to quell that inevitable boredom, they've started conducting their own experiments around the house - usually without any forethought as to what might be destroyed in the process. In need of a solution? Encourage that inventive, curious nature without compromising the state of your house by signing your kids up for a science-themed summer camp. Below you'll find a plethora of camps around Houston that encourage children to think outside the box, foster a love of the sciences and keep boredom at bay, all while presenting educational information in an entertaining way. And for more summer and vacation camp options, check out our camp guide.

Weekday Picks: Full Moon Walk , Love Code, and Chickadees, February 6-10

Enjoy a full moon walk, stargazing, and love code beading along with many other fun events happening this week. Make sure to vote for your favorite family business in our multiple categories in the Mommy Poppins Bestie Awards. For more fun ideas, be sure to check our frequently updated Event Calendar and our Winter Guide. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest,

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