Let’s go see some model trains! Where to take kids to see model railroads

Kids and trains – they just sort of go together. I’ve never met a kid who wasn’t interested in trains, and there’s something about model trains which is especially fascinating to them. Recently, the HUB Division of the National Railroad Association held a model train exhibit nearby, so I was inspired to research other places where…

Subscription activity boxes for kids (STEM too!): Green Kid Crafts and Kiwi Crate 50-70% off Black Friday sales now live

I have no idea how we are seeing Black Friday deals a week and a half before Thanksgiving, but I’m not complaining. Two of the major subscription kid’s activity box companies, Kiwi Crate and Green Craft Kids, have just launched their deals today, and they are awfully good ones – 60-70% off a first subscription…

Native shoes – which style should you buy for your child? Guide to Jeffersons, Millers, and other watershoe/sneaker hybrids!

For my kids, summer isn’t summer without Native shoes. Or spring or fall, for that matter. Native is a Canadian company that makes lightweight injection-molded EVA shoes (among other products). Translation? Anti-microbial rubber shoes that adjust to kids’ feet, never get that stinky feet smell, and work as both water shoes and running around shoes.…

Good local kid-friendly Groupons on discount right now (ex: $2/drop-in pass at Together in Motion!)

The free group deals site Groupon.com has some great savings on children and family activities right now, and a code (MYCITY20) for an additional 20% off today. My five favorite deals (I’m planning ahead for cooler weather): $28 for a 14-pack of drop-in passes to Together in Motion, a neat indoor playspace with classes (Arlington)…

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING SALES AT THE OUTLETS (PART 2 OF 2)

Yesterday I went to the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets to take advantage of the Labor Day weekend sales for children’s clothes. I visited the OshKosh, Gap Kids & Baby, Hanna Andersson, Carter’s, Crewcuts, and Hartstrings outlets. Yesterday I posted my reviews of the first three stores, including current merchandise photos, notable items, and of course my pick for the best deal…

Children’s Clothing Labor Day Sales at the Outlets (part 1 of 2)

Today I went to the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets to take advantage of the Labor Day weekend sales for children’s clothes. I visited OshKosh, Hanna Andersson, Carter’s, Crewcuts, and Hartstrings outlets as well as the Gap Outlet Kids & Baby store (I know it sounds odd, but that’s what it’s called!). Below are my reviews of three of…