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When I think of Washington, D.C., visions of The White House and other iconic buildings and memorials come to mind. Having attended college and graduate school in the heart of DC, and with my husband stationed nearby at Andrews Air Force Base, we’ve been eagerly planning a trip back to show our kids a piece […]

Photo Courtesy of Long Island University The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure LIVE was our introduction to what would become one of our favorite “family night out” destinations, the Tilles Center in Brookville, Long Island. I had a strong desire for our kids to experience the magic of live shows, just like my […]

*Sponsored Content: I was provided complimentary tickets for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own. Hey there, fellow adventurers! Picture this: my two teenage daughters, who grew up on Long Island, and my hubby, who’s from nearby Connecticut, have never taken the liberty to visit Lady Liberty herself. The closest they’ve […]

*Sponsored Content We’re a movie family. We have movie night at home, we love going to the movies (those reclining chairs are awesome), and I even have a daughter who loves making home movies with her dolls as the stars. Sounds great, right? No arguments about what to watch, right? Well… Yes, we all love […]

*Sponsored Content Having grown up in Long Island there are a lot of seasonal traditions that I experienced that I wanted to share with my children. When I look back on my childhood there was always that one specific thing I remember about each season and I’ve kept those traditions going as a mom with […]

When I was younger and first learning how to ride a bike, my older brother took me out to our driveway to learn. It wasn’t a big driveway so each time I rode down it I’d have to turn left and ride back up the other side. In between, there was a ditch. I never […]

“Yer aff yer heid” as the Scottish would say! “You’re crazy” if you miss this year’s Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games on Saturday, August 27th at Old Westbury Gardens. Now in its 60th year, the day will be jam-packed with competitions such as a caber toss for adults and children, shortbread contests, tug […]

Main Image Photo Credit: Tom Lee, Flickr Tips from the New York Audubon Society Birdwatching was never my thing but I’m going to tell you how my dad, the environment, and James Bond (not my dad) changed my mind. To me, birds were always like potholes. Yes, I acknowledge that they exist, I try my […]

Finally, spring has sprung. We’ve put together a list of fun things to do on Long Island and we’ve got something for everyone. Museums, outdoor parks, waterfront towns, and mansions from the Gilded Age. This obviously isn’t everything that Long Island has to offer, but it’s certainly a great start to keep you busy all […]

Main Image Photo Credit: @angela.vona.14 on Instagram When I was a little and had nightmares, my mom once told me to close my eyes and picture something I absolutely love. Something that would make me smile and bring me joy. I remember that exact picture and have held it in my mind for almost 50 […]