Visiting Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory with Kids

If you haven’t figured it out by the name, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh definitely isn’t your typical art museum. I had heard about how great the Mattress Factory was for years. It wasn’t until I started exploring some of our local Pittsburgh museums with my toddler aged son, however, that I actually had a … More Visiting Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory with Kids

9 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History & Carnegie Museum of Art with Kids

We’re fortunate that Pittsburgh, PA has no shortage of great museums, thanks primarily to Andrew Carnegie and other titans of the steel industry. One of the great things about the Carnegie Museum of National History and the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) is that they’re connected within the same building. That makes visiting them together … More 9 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History & Carnegie Museum of Art with Kids

Tips for Attending a Sporting Event with a Child Under 2

Thinking about attending a sporting event with a child under 2? If you read our post on attending the Penn State Bowl Game in Phoenix with a baby, you already know that my husband and I are a little Penn State obsessed. Our son’s first football game was that Phoenix bowl game at 8 months … More Tips for Attending a Sporting Event with a Child Under 2

The Best Indoor Play Places in Pittsburgh for Toddlers

Whether it’s raining, snowing or you just want something different to do with your toddler, there are so many options available in the Pittsburgh area for them to play freely and run around inside. (And with Pittsburgh being in the top 5 of US cities with rainy days, you’re bound to have quite a few … More The Best Indoor Play Places in Pittsburgh for Toddlers

Visiting the Carnegie Science Center with Little Kids

After being gifted a Carnegie Museum membership last Christmas, the Carnegie Science Center quickly became one of our favorite things to do with a toddler in Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Science Center is huge, and it’s one place in Pittsburgh you could really spend the entire day and not get bored. One of the best things … More Visiting the Carnegie Science Center with Little Kids

West Ocean City, MD: Family-Friendly Guide

Many people know Ocean City, Maryland (OCMD) for the boardwalk, nightlife and fun-filled beaches. While I’ve grown up enjoying all of that, my favorite part of OCMD is just over the Route 50 bridge. Away from the hustle and bustle is the quieter, more relaxed West Ocean City, Maryland with a laid-back, local feel. And … More West Ocean City, MD: Family-Friendly Guide

Visiting Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center with Little Kids

I’m not originally from Pittsburgh and have been saying for years that I need to visit the Heinz History Center, but it never occurred to me until recently that it would be such a great place to take my toddler-aged son. If you’ve seen our page on children’s book inspiration, you already know that we … More Visiting Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center with Little Kids

Unique Story Times in Pittsburgh

Before having a kid, I had no idea that story time offers so much more than just sitting and listening to stories.  Most story time programs sing songs and do dances to get the kids moving. And several offer crafts or other fun activities at the end.  With so many different story times available in … More Unique Story Times in Pittsburgh

The Best Places to See Santa in Pittsburgh

**We’re in the process of updating this list for 2019. Come back for more ideas on where to see Santa in Pittsburgh soon!** Seeing all of the holiday decorations up already has definitely gotten me in the mood for Christmas.  In my mind, it’s never too early for lights, cookies and of course, Santa.  And … More The Best Places to See Santa in Pittsburgh

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh with a Toddler

The great thing about the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is that it’s thoughtfully set up for kids of all ages to play openly and creatively. And it’s completely interactive from the time you enter the doors.  Literally, I have trouble getting my toddler aged son away from the huge glass bird at the entrance every … More The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh with a Toddler