When Shucked the musical came out on Broadway, I thought it looked pedestrian and corny (yes, a pun!). Turns out I was wrong. Though it IS corny! But is Shucked appropriate for kids? Read on.Continue reading “Is Shucked Appropriate for Kids?”
I love Cirque du Soleil performances. They are always a cut above circus-type performances, with its creativity. Last year we were treated to Crystal, a Cirque du Soleil show on ice. Tomorrow night we’re seeing Corteo – Cirque du Soleil with kids at the Prudential, with acrobatics and yes – clowns! The show will be in town through June 18, so don’t miss it!Continue reading “Corteo – Cirque du Soleil with kids”
For a quick 2 day trip over Memorial Day, we drove south to the Wilmington, Delaware area. There, in the land of the duPonts, are a lot of fantastic gardens and opulent homes. If you’re interested in visiting Nemours Estate and Longwood Gardens with kids, you’re in for a treat. .Continue reading “Longwood Gardens With Kids”
Nemours Estate is one of the many mansions and gardens you can visit in the Wilmington, Delaware area. You’ll quickly learn that this is the land of the duPont family – there is no escaping them in this region.
Nemours Estate was the home of Alfred duPont and two of his three wives (but at separate times!). He built it for his second wife in just 18 months, which seems miraculous when you see how advanced it is. It is on the same property as the Nemour’s Children’s Hospital, so the entrance is a bit odd and the hospital is there just beyond the parking lot and gates. It was something both Alfred and his third wife Jessie wanted, and it was built after his death.Continue reading “Nemours Estate With Kids”
For Memorial Day weekend, we decided to do a two-day trip to the Wilmington, Delaware area. There’s lots to do in Wilmington Delaware with kids, but also if you go for an adult weekend.
The area perhaps should be called duPont, as so much of the history in this area involves the duPont family. That includes the two big destinations for our weekend, Nemours Estate and Longwood Gardens, both of which we visited for several hours each. And we didn’t even get to most of the duPont historical landmarks.
Wilmington is the headquarters for the duPont chemical company, called duPont de Nemours, Inc. (before they bought Dow Chemicals). You’ll recognize that Nemours part from the estate. And as you may know, Delaware itself is the incorporation home to more than half of all U.S. publicly-traded companies as well as more than 65% of Fortune 500 companies. There is no corporate income tax for companies registered there that don’t do business there. But this is all beside the point.Continue reading “Wilmington Delaware With Kids”
I love foreign grocery stores and all the better when they’re in my backyard! After visiting Sojo Spa in Edgewater, we headed to Mitsuwa Marketplace. Unfortunately not everything was open, since it was 7:00 pm. I especially wanted to visit Kai Creamery to get some funky ice cream but they were closed. We still had fun looking around.Continue reading “Mitsuwa With Kids: Edgewater”
The largest indoor water park in North America (according to DreamWorks; not independently verified) didn’t disappoint.Continue reading “Review DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream”
“Mommy! Are those real rocket ships?”
Rounding the corner into the driveway of the New York Hall of Science, my preschooler lost her mind. You can’t climb the rockets, but yes, they are very tall, very real, and clearly, very exciting.Continue reading “Review: New York Hall of Science”
You know you’re going to a museum about Broadway when you have to buy your ticket through Telecharge, and you pay a $4 service charge plus tax for the privilege! That said, I’ve wanted to go since I heard this was opening. I brought a friend who grew up in the area and is a huge Broadway fan, with stories going back decades. Should you visit the Museum of Broadway with kids? Read on.Continue reading “Museum of Broadway With Kids”