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Indiana Zoos

The weather is getting warmer. I know, it seems almost unbelievable, but it is. So what better way to celebrate than to visit one of Indiana’s great zoos! Potawatomi Zoo (South Bend) – Last summer, my daughter and I headed Read more >

The Enchanted Fairy Trail – A Magical Adventure For The Whole Family

As a young child did you ever fantasize about being in a fairy tale and seeing mystical beings? Wayne County is turning into a fairy tale of its own. All across Wayne County fairy doors, houses, and gardens are magically appearing in various locations and businesses. Currently there Read more >

9 Tips for Visiting the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Wicked Workshop

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’s annual haunted house and fundraiser is, for some families, a yearly tradition of Halloween fun. But if you’ve never been, it can be a bit tricky (no pun intended!) to figure out when to go Read more >

Bellaboo’s in Lake Station, Indiana

While I love the change of seasons that we experience in Indiana, especially the change to beautiful fall weather, a part of me always dreads the temperatures falling. I have two active little boys, and the coming of winter means Read more >

WonderLab in Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana, home to Indiana University, is certainly a place of scientific discovery. Afterall, you’ve got researchers, professors and thought leaders in just about every academic field doing cutting edge work all over town. But my family’s recent trip to Read more >

Ringing in the New Year Around Indiana with Kids

You might think that when you embark on a life with young kids that celebrating New Year’s Eve is a thing of the past. Afterall, the typical New Year’s Eve late night soiree, with fancy clothing, loud music and lots Read more >

Frogs Hopping to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

There was a collective tantrum thrown by toddlers all over Indiana a few weeks ago, as the popular Dora and Diego exhibit left the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. But this museum is never one to disappoint, especially little ones, so Read more >

Having Fun, Saving Money at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Prior to this weekend’s trip, my only experience “visiting” Fort Wayne has consisted of flying by it as I drove along I-69 on my way to other places. What a shame, because as I learned during a quick overnight trip this weekend that Read more >

Hoosier Outdoor Experience September 17-18

One of the causes that I’m truly passionate about is getting kids in the great outdoors more often. The difference in my son’s demeanor when he’s had ample time to play outside and when he’s been stuck inside is astonishing. Read more >

Free Family Fun at Let’s Meet PBS Kids in the Park June 11

I will openly admit that on many occasions, especially rainy days or when he’s sick, I happily plop my two-year-old in front of the television for 30 minutes to entertain him. Fortunately, we have access to WFYI’s great television programming Read more >