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My daughter and I at the Northland Public Library sleepover in 2012.  Picture courtesy of TribLive.

Summer Reading: Great Library Activities

I’ve previously written about some great kids’ book series as well as some of our family’s favorite single books for kids.  Still need some ideas to get your kids interested in reading?  Here are three more ways to get the whole family involved through your local library. Battle of the Books This program is usually aimed at […]

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Hartwood Acres – Adventure & Fun for the Whole Family

            Living in the North Hills we are fortunate enough to have several awesome Allegheny County parks to explore, but Hartwood Acres is our favorite.  The park is located in Hampton and Indiana townships. On any given day or evening, the park is packed with hikers, picnickers, families, concertgoers, and our […]

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Pittsburgh Moms Blog Ultimate Guide to Pittsburgh Area Splash Parks

With June 2017 now here and gone, summer is officially upon us. With rising temperatures outside and ever increasing energy inside with children everywhere, a visit to a local splash park is the perfect solution. Little did you know how many splash parks Pittsburgh hosts. Take a moment to check out the list below to find [...]
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Boyce Park: Family Fun All Year Round

Prior to moving to Monroeville a little over a year ago, the only time I heard about Boyce Park was during the winter months. They offer the only downhill skiing and snow tubing in Allegheny County and it’s commonly used by families with little ones just learning to ski. I was pleasantly surprised, when we […]

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Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains with Your Family: Part 3, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

In March, our family had the opportunity to visit the Great Smoky Mountains for six days.  If you caught either of the first two parts of the ‘Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains’ series, you know we enjoyed our adventures in the National Park, as well as our day visiting Dollywood’s Theme Park. For the final part […]

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Summer Reading: Great Book Series

Summer is quickly approaching, but many school-age kids are already dreading the “summer reading” concept.  Why not introduce some great book series to get them hooked on reading for the entire summer break?  My kids (ages 13 and 10) helped me compile this list of our favorite book series, for your child to read independently or for your whole family to […]

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