Jacqueline Miller

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018 Events for Kids in Connecticut

From writing thank you notes to first responders to crafting peace doves, there is a wide range of incredible ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday, January 15th and during the preceding weekend. Special exhibits and learning opportunities will be available at The Yale Peabody Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, or the Bruce Museum where day-long events are planned. For younger kids who may require some vacation day coverage, drop off programs are available at Flanders Nature Center and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center—please note that preregistation is required for both.

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20 Family Friendly New Year's Eve Celebrations in Connecticut

I have crossed over. Dreams of elegant parties and midnight champagne toasts have been replaced with longing for easy bedtimes and a good night's sleep. But it feels wrong not to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another without some sort of revelry. Happily, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve together as a family: no baby sitter required! Whether you're interested in bowling or skating (ice or roller), museums or light shows, there's something for everyone. The First Night events in Hartford and Westport offer a little bit of everything including fireworks, music, and more.

For more great ideas to finish up 2017 and make plans for 2018, be sure to check our frequently updated events calendar and subscribe to our weekly newsletters. Follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram so that you won't miss a thing. Merry Christmas! See you next year!

Christmas Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Skiing, Skating, and Caroling, December 23-25

All of us at Mommy Poppins hope you are enjoying the season with your family and friends, and we wish you the happiest of holidays. You may still have gifts to be wrapped (or--gulp--located) and stockings to be hung, but there are many ways to get out and celebrate the wonder that is Christmas in Connecticut. There is all kinds of fun going on all weekend. even on Christmas Day, whether you're looking to enjoy the splendor of the seasonsing some carolsdo a little skatinghit the slopes, or more. For more suggestions see our list of 20 Things to Do with the Kids on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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10 Indoor Party Spaces in Connecticut to Make the Winter Wonderful

My kids are older and reasonably self-sufficient when it comes to snow clothes, but after one weekend of bundling everyone into boots and snow pants and gloves, I find myself giving thanks to the plethora of indoor party spaces we have at our disposal in Connecticut. From trampolines to laser tag to cooking, we've got plenty of places to go that are toasty and warm and don't require additional wardrobe layers. In addition to award-winning birthday parties, most of these venues offer workshops or other drop in events that are just the thing to keep the kids entertained on even the coldest and grayest of days.

For the latest in party planning and other fun winter-time suggestions both indoors and out, make sure that you subscribe to our weekly newsletters and follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram so that you won't miss a thing. Have a good week!

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in Connecticut

Generally speaking, the streets of Connecticut empty out for the Christmas holiday, with most restaurants and shops staying closed for the day, but in case you're looking for a home cooked meal alternative or just an excuse to get out of the house for a few hours (did I say that?), we've rounded up some of our favorite Christmas Day meals in Fairfield County. And we've listed restaurants open in the Hartford area as well as Litchfield County.

You'll want to make reservations soon, particularly if you have a large group, and take note that not all prix fixe menus offer a lower-priced children's alternative. And maybe after dinner, plan to check out the Christmas lights in one of these areas.

Bon appetit!

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Turkey Trots, Holiday Lights, and Santa

All of us here at Mommy Poppins CT wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you enjoy the company of family and friends and have safe and easy travels if you are on the road this holiday weekend. 

After the turkey and stuffing are but a distant and delicious memory, we've got plenty of activities to keep you busy including holiday lights, outdoor fun, and a chance to visit with Santa in Greenwich, Bethel, Niantic, and more. As always, you can find our recommendations for kids of all ages in our event calendar, which is updated frequently this busy time of year. Make sure that you subscribe to our weekly newsletters and follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram so that you won't miss out on any fun. 

Enjoy the holiday weekend! 

Connecticut's Christmas Light Dispays

There is something magical about a holiday light display. Generation after generation have made a ritual of going to see the displays each season. I have so many fun memories of bundling up in the backseat and driving around town searching for the best Christmas lights in town. New Haven has its Fantasy of Lights, Fairfield has several houses that make the holidays special, and Hartford has a huge list of special places to visit.

Halloween Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Tricks, Treats, and Terrific Fun, October 28-29

All of us here at Mommy Poppins CT wish you and your family a very happy and safe Halloween! Since this kid-centric holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, which may be particularly challenging for the younger kids in your life, there is all kinds of daytime fun to be had over the weekend, including a Hobgoblin Fair, a Halloween Festival, a Haunted House (among many others!). If you're still looking to squeeze in a visit to a haunted house or a pumpkin patch or a corn maze (spooky or non-spooky), we've got you covered. 

Be sure to check our event calendar for late breaking Halloween news and subscribe to our weekly newsletters. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so that you won't miss out on any fun. Have a spooktacular weekend!

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