Posted on May 1, 2014 by ClevelandMom
Really. I feel so lame. I am a stay-at-home mom and can’t consistently write a blog post to save my life. I am blessed to have my children’s three surviving grandparents live within 15 minutes of me and can barely juggle my 3 children’s schedules, and one of them is only 15 months old!
Anyhow, I wanted to write briefly that I am really looking forward to all that Cleveland has to offer in the summer…assuming summer ever actually shows up here. I want to take the kids to Blossom for an Orchestra concert. I am once again stalking the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s website for their summer schedule so I can once again sign up our almost-8-year-old and now his 4 year-old brother for Jr. Ranger activities so they can add badges and patches to their super-cute Jr. Ranger vests their auntie got them. I want to take the kids out to Put-In-Bay to drive around on golf carts and maybe to Cedar Point. I am excited the oldest is now old enough for Classroom Antics’ LEGO Jr. Robotics Camp and will be returning to Camp Invent (put on by the National Inventors Hall of Fame). And then there’s our usual places to go in the summer, like the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Akron Zoo, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Museum of Art to visit, and places we haven’t visited yet, like Holden Arboretum, the Soap Box Derby or a Cleveland Indians game. Yes, the boys and I get around in the summer. I love living somewhere where it is so easy to get out and do things!
Where are you looking forward to going in and around Cleveland this summer?
I miss hearing from my Cleveland mommy friends!
Until next time…whenever that may be.
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Posted on March 1, 2013 by ClevelandMom
Posted on July 29, 2012 by ClevelandMom
Along with several classic favorites of adults, take the kids to enjoy this unique movie-going experience with these family-friendly flicks:
The Muppet Movie – Aug. 5th at 2pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Aug. 12 at 2pm
Mary Poppins – Aug. 19 at 2pm
Tickets are $5. For a full list of Cinema at the Square movies, visit www.playhousesquare.org/cinema
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Posted on June 21, 2012 by ClevelandMom
Here are a couple of deals on a Parents’ Night Out for tomorrow as well as two LEGO Camps taking place next week at Bricks 4 Kidz in the Brunswick/Medina area:
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Friday, June 22, 2012 6:00pm – 9:00pm
HUGE DEAL!!! Kidz ages 4 to 12 years old can join us for our Bricks 4 Kidz Parents’ Night Out Party, and they can do it for 1/2 price. Just bring a friend and split the cost of this 3 hour event. Games, LEGO Building Time, Movie, Pizza and Refreshments. The cost is normally $25 per child, tomorrow night ONLY is buy one get one free night. Pre-registration is required online at http://www.bricks4kidz.com/ohio-brunswick-medina/ or by calling
(330) 722-2223 before tomorrow at 4pm, or until it sells out.
THE DEAL CONTINUES TO NEXT WEEKS CAMPS…
BRICKS 4 GIRLZ
6-12 Year Olds
Grab your Friends and come hang out with us for a girls-only week of crafting and creating with LEGO bricks. Introduce your friends to our “Friends” as we get to know LEGO brands newest line of girl themed models. We’ll do lots of other unique things with bricks from jewelry making to brick art and origami, with take-home projects each day. And don’t worry…there are “NO BOYS ALLOWED!” BECAUSE THIS WEEK IS ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS!
6-12 Year Olds
If you are facinated by the weird but true, wild and wacky, gross and yucky, then this is the camp for you! Spend the week discovering the zany biology of our animal friends. Each day we’ll explore fascinating facts about the animal kingdom, focusing on a “creature of the day”. Build a different animal model each day and fill your very own “Animal Grossology” booklet with crazy and cool facts you learn, complete with a picture of each model, to become a cerifified Bricks 4 Kidz Grossologist.
Both camps are BOGO Free next week only. This means bring a friend and split the cost.
The cost of camp is $160. This can not be combined with any other offer and friends must participate in the same camp.
Registration and payments can be done online or by phone. Mention the Bricks 4 Kidz email for the discount.
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Posted on June 11, 2012 by ClevelandMom
I am always amazed by my friends’ abilities at scheduling summer camps and activities for their children. My calendar is a complete mess, I could really use some white out with the activities that are scratched out, rescheduled, cancelled, added, etc. And I only have two. But there are two programs I really love because they allow you to commit to a short period of time (only one morning), are ala cart so to speak, are inexpensive, and are family-friendly, meaning I get to participate and spend time with the kiddo and if I need to, the two-year old little brother can join us.
The first program we actually did last year. It is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Junior Ranger, Jr. program. I wrote about it here. Each session is two hours and is $8 per child.
For details on this year’s programs, visit http://www.nps.gov/cuva/forkids/beajuniorranger.htm
The second I just found out about. It is the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Family Discoveries. Programs are 90 minutes long and cost $15 per person (Zoo members $10 per person). Program fee includes admission to Zoo and RainForest.
You can find all of the info on the various programs here: http://www.clemetzoo.com/education/familydiscoveries/
Are you aware of more programs like this? If so, please share the info below in the comments section.
Until next time,
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Posted on March 19, 2012 by ClevelandMom
Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland’s® “Jazz for Kids”
LOCATION: The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
DATE: Saturday, April 21, 2012
TIME: Two Performances to choose from: 11:00 am or 2:00 pm
TICKET FEE: $5 per person for Children’s Museum Members
$10 per person for Non-Members
Infants 11 months and under are free
(Tickets include admission to one performance and full-day use of all of the Museum’s exhibits. Only those with Jazz for Kids tickets will be admitted to the performances.)
MORE: This year’s family-friendly event is sure to be the best ever! Now in its sixth year, the “Jazz for Kids” concert is an entertaining and educational experience for families with young children led by pianist and Cleveland native, Joe Hunter and his friends. Enhancing the concert through hands-on interaction with the audience will be early childhood music educator Becky Ogden, guaranteeing that this event will get young minds
involved in and excited about jazz!
(Due to increasing attendance the Museum has decided to limit the number of attendees to ensure the best possible experience for all. Ticket sales have been limited to a total of 200 per performance.)
REGISTRATION: Advance registration is recommended and event tickets are required.
Purchase your tickets in person at the Museum, by calling 216.791.7114
or by clicking on one of the following links:
Buy tickets for the 11:00 am concert
Buy tickets for the 2:00 pm concert
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Posted on March 18, 2012 by ClevelandMom
I am feeling the need to get the toddler out of the house this week if the weather is so warm, and I love taking kids to the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and I absolutely love orchids, so I am hoping to make it to this:
ORCHID MANIA: This Side of Paradise – FINAL WEEK
February 11 – March 25
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays: Noon – 5:00 pm • Closed Mondays
Adult: $9.50; Child (3-12): $3
Members, Children 3 and under: FREE
Sophisticated ladies. Speakeasies. Busby Berkeley musicals. The 1920s was a time when America’s preoccupation with opulence, luxury and sensuality matched its limitless spirit of optimism and individual expression.
Sound like a certain exuberant flower you know?
Orchid Mania: This Side of Paradise celebrates those independent spirits of the floral world, orchids, in a setting befitting of Jay Gatsby himself.
Hundreds of bold, fragrant, blooming orchids will be on display throughout the Garden and in the naturalistic setting of the Garden’s Costa Rica Glasshouse.
It’s an occasion for flappers, Phalaenopsis and every other kind of orchid you can imagine.
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