Posts Categorized: Reviews

Review: Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” at the CIA

A Christmas Carol by Half Moon Theatre

Attending a classic stage performance is one of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions. This past weekend we were invited to see Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” which is being performed on weekends through December 18th at the Culinary Institute of America. In short, we loved it! My husband and I originally planned to bring… Read more »

A Day at the New York State Museum

New York State Museum

Our family has visited the New York State Museum on a couple of occasions now and we’ve been impressed each time. It’s a fun, educational and affordable trip that can be combined with another stopover in Albany (we recommend Washington Park) to add on to the day’s adventure. You can grab a floor map at… Read more »

North-South Lake & Kaaterskill Falls Overlook

North Lake & Kaaterskill Falls

North Lake is the kind of place that reminds me why I love the Hudson Valley. It’s an ideal spot for a day trip or nearby vacation – beautiful, affordable and a wide variety of activities that will please everyone in the family. North-South Lake Campground offers over 200 tent and trailer campsites along with… Read more »

Three Sisters Herbals Review

Three Sisters Herbals

It was right after the birth of my second baby – when my oh-so-wise midwife gifted me a tin of Magic Salve – that I was first introduced to Three Sisters Herbals. Hudson Valley resident, herbalist and mom Kimberlee Mule founded Three Sisters Herbals to create natural, effective products for the home and family. During… Read more »

Local Finds Friday {Apr. 1st} – Sprout Creek Farm

In a different kind of Local Finds Friday, this week we’re cluing you in on our new favorite hangout spot: Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie. You see, baby farm animals are just irresistible. Combine that with wide open space for a toddler to run plus farm fresh eggs to bring home and you have yourself… Read more »

FASNY Museum of Firefighting: Educational family fun in Hudson (plus 50% off admission!)

FASNY Museum of Firefighting: Educational family fun in Hudson

On cold or rainy days, indoor spots for kid-friendly fun are crucial. The FASNY Museum of Firefighting is a great, out-of-the-box option. Here’s our experience! *This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for helping to keep this free resource running! To be honest, I wasn’t sure how much our daughters would enjoy a firefighting museum… Read more »

A Frosty Fest in Ulster Park: Merry & Bright Family Fun

Big thanks to A Frosty Fest for hosting us so we could share the experience with our readers! Pulling into A Frosty Fest felt like entering a Christmas wonderland. From the road, our kids were shouting, “Look! Lights!” Before we left the warmth of our car, we decided we’d experience “Frosty’s Enchanted Forest” by driving… Read more »

Hudson Valley Family Staycation: Locust Grove and Hi-Way Drive-In

Locust Grove

For our family vacation this year, we decided to skip the beach, reign in the budget and explore our local surroundings by staying home. It’s amazing how many free or low-cost activities there are for families in the Hudson Valley. Our mission for the week was to experience a bunch of new places while also… Read more »