Tag Archives: vacation

Should You Take Your Own Passport Photos?

We’re rapidly approaching the end of school and the beginning of the summer travel season. For some of you, that means your kids will need their first passports–or new ones, which for kids is like getting a new one. Not only does my son need one, but I completely forgot that passports expire in five… Read More

Star Wars MMXII: A New Hope

For New Year’s this year we rented a house in the Catskills with our good friends and their son. He and my daughter have been best friends since birth, and they’re now six years old. Our plans for the weekend were simple: eat delicious food, drink delicious drinks, and introduce our children to Star Wars.… Read More

Magical Travel Posters For Muggles

  My daughter started second grade this week and she has spent her summer enjoying Harry Potter. She has read the first two books on her own and just started the third. Of course, for our annual Halloween party what could be a better theme given that the last movie came out this year.  In my continuing… Read More

Summer Travel Fun: Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park

Last weekend the family headed up to Atlanta for some fun sightseeing.  We had tickets to an Atlanta Braves baseball game on the Sunday afternoon of that weekend, but otherwise we sought out family-friendly, educational activities that wouldn’t break the bank. What to do…what to do…? Most families staying in downtown Atlanta would have considered… Read More

Science Museum Adventures

Most kids have been out of school for weeks but we’ve got until next Thursday at 11:50 before our kids are free. There’s a teacher that has it down to the hour and I think most of the kids are with her in that they are done. Done. Done. Done. Once they have their freedom, though, the next question will… Read More

Get Thee to a Book Sale

I am utterly alarmed that our local Scholastic Book Fair warehouse was having it’s biggest sale of the year and I almost missed it. Never mind the fact that I need to build an extension onto my home to house all my current books, we’re talking 80% off here. Book sales are a great way… Read More