Cheap Dates with Toddlers: Nature “Shopping” and scavenger hunts

Are the long months of winter/spring/rainy season getting to you and your kids? Are your kids starting to make you crazy? Here’s a quote I love: “If your kids are bouncing off the walls, remove the walls.” Even if it’s pouring rain, you can still go out in nature. That’s what rain coats and boots […]

Cheap Dates with Toddlers: Farm Parks

Spring is coming, and the baby animals are appearing at local farms. A few years ago, I took this picture of a 2 week old calf  at Farrell-McWhirter. He was shorter than my 3 year old! (Sorry that it’s not a great picture… my son was really ready to go have snack, so we only […]

Cheap Dates with Toddlers – Winter Outings to the Playground

During the summer, the most obvious place to take your toddler is on an outing to a playground. But in the winter, parents hesitate to go. Playgrounds are just as fun in the winter – you just need to plan ahead! Bundle up your child for the weather – gloves and hats help a lot. […]