Weekend Getaway to Ligonier with Kids (or Without!)

I fell in love with this adorable town east of Pittsburgh from the minute I stepped foot in it. Ligonier, set in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, has long been known as a getaway destination for those in the Pittsburgh area. (This dates back to when the Mellons and Carnegies had summer homes in Ligonier.) From … More Weekend Getaway to Ligonier with Kids (or Without!)

8 Reasons to Visit Idlewild with a Toddler

Idlewild and SoakZone is set in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands, just a few minutes from the town center of Ligonier. As the oldest consecutively running amusement park in Pennsylvania and one of the oldest amusement parks in the US, they have to be doing something right to have such a long tradition of family fun. … More 8 Reasons to Visit Idlewild with a Toddler

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

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

7 Tips for Visiting Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with Kids

A Conservatory and Botanical Gardens may not always the first thing you think of when looking for things to do with kids. Just one visit to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, however, and you’ll quickly see why it’s one of the best things to do with kids in Pittsburgh. From the bright and beautiful flowers … More 7 Tips for Visiting Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with Kids

Carnegie Science Center with Little Kids

As new members of the Carnegie Museums, the Carnegie Science Center is quickly becoming 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 about … More Carnegie Science Center with Little Kids

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 Exercise with a Baby or Toddler in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Since I first had my son, I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate him into workouts as a baby and now a toddler.  (Because, who wants to wake up an hour early to exercise on their own when their kid already wakes up at 5am every day?  Not me!)  When I was working full-time, I … More The Best Places to Exercise with a Baby or Toddler in Pittsburgh and Beyond