Terracotta Warriors


Currently, at Discovery Times Square in New York City, the exhibition Terracotta Warriors – Defenders of China’s First Emperor is on display.  The good news is that this is an amazing exhibit.  The bad news is that the last day for the exhibit at Discovery Times Square is August 26th, so if you are in […]

Discovery Times Square Exhibit: SPY-The Secret World of Espionage


Last week we stepped into the secret world of spying at the new exhibit at Discovery Times Square.  We have been to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. and loved it so much that I looked into the Spy-In-Training Program for my son. The price was reasonable, but my son is 13, and the […]

Top Two Theatre Picks in NYC for Tweens & Teens


Today I was asked by a colleague at work if I had any recommendations for Broadway shows in NYC with teens.  I quickly stated with enthusiasm Spiderman, Turn Off the Dark and the Blue Man Group.  Both shows are ideal for boys or girls. Why they will love them  Spiderman, Turn Off the Dark – […]

Titanic Memorial Lighthouse


Tomorrow will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  The final destination, of course, was to be New York.  Margaret Brown who survived the tragedy was one of the key drivers behind the 60-foot tall lighthouse memorial.  My son and I visited the lighthouse earlier this week when we spent the day […]

Why I Love Central Park


Today was a good day.  I was in New York City.  More specifically on the Upper West Side and in Central Park, both of which feel like home.  It is hard to believe that it has been almost twenty years since I moved from a small town in Louisiana into my first NYC apartment on W. […]

Discovering Midtown Manhattan Clue by Clue


This past Saturday my family decided to kick off the winter break by embarking on a Stray Boots Urban Game in New York City.  What is Stray Boots, you ask?  It is an excellent family experience that is half scavenger hunt and a half walking tour with your cell phone as your guide.   We […]

CSI: The Experience


Where can your kids learn about scientific principles and techniques that are used today by crime scene investigators and forensic scientist?  You most probably are thinking on the latest episode of Law and Order, NCIS or CSI.  Well, your family now can go to an interactive exhibit called CSI:  The Experience.  This exhibition incorporates elements from […]

Reflection and Resolutions


The last day of 2011 is here! Today is both a day to reflect on the past year and think about where we wanted to go in 2012.  When I think back over this past year, gratitude exudes my heart for the many adventures I have taken with my son and my extended family.  Our […]

Tips to Navigating NYC with Kids


Today I was in NYC and had the same energized feeling that I had eighteen years ago when I moved to the “Big Apple.”  My son shares the same love of the city.  I thought it would be great to pass along some easy tips to navigate the city for other families. Some of my […]

The Museum of the Moving Image


When visiting NYC, don’t forget about making a trip to Astoria, Queens.   Hop on the Q or N subway train and check out the Museum of the Moving Image.  If I had to vote, this would be one of my all time favorite museums because it is a  great place to take kids.   […]