As our kids are getting older (we have four boys ages 9, 7, 4, and 2) we are on the lookout for great races for them in which to participate. It’s a bonus, of course, if Dad can run as well. We’ve identified a few races and walks around the Quad Cities that offer great experiences for kids and families.
Going through winter and the back/forth in temperatures before spring finally decides to stay, it’s important to remember the beauty on the other side of winter when we’re feeling that the snowfall and cold temperatures will never end. Think of the sunshine and outdoor adventures. Think of taking the ones you love, your favorite kiddos, or just yourself on an adventure to the local zoo.
It’s going to be a spooky, scary Halloween season this October in the Quad Cities area! There are plenty of places and events to put you in the Halloween spirit.
Everything doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg in order to have some fun with friends, family and/or your little ones. In the Quad Cities, take a look below at all the free fun we have going on around here!
As parents, we are lucky to raise our kids in a wonderful spot with tons of great family-friendly events and activities. And the learning opportunities! We live in a community with museums, parks and natural wonders like the Mississippi River!
But if you are anything like me, you may miss some of the hidden gems in the area because you get in the habit of going to your favorite spots.
Research shows that much of your child’s brain development occurs before age 5. We can help that brain development in lots of ways, but I especially love taking my son to local spots to help him learn and grow before he enters kindergarten. As a bonus, I enjoy these spots, too.
If you have kids under 12, the Quad Cities is a great spot to spend a weekend away any time of the year. (And if you are from the Quad Cities, you can have a wonderful staycation.)
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy making memories – even in the middle of the winter. Check out our picks for a trip with your family! (You could stay busy for a weekend or a full week with our added ideas at the bottom of this post.)
The hardest part about Halloween and having young kids in your family, is that you have children who love the scary and children who get scared easily. How do you find a family-fun balance, where all your kids can have a good time on the late October holiday?
Lions, tigers, and bears – oh my! Not mention some adorable baby giraffe.
After a major renovation over the last several years, the Quad Cities’ Niabi Zoo has become a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. The zoo is the perfect place to take children of all ages.
The warmer weather has my family looking for new adventures.
Last week, we made our first trip of the season to Niabi Zoo. It’s one of our very favorite places in the Quad Cities and great for all ages. (The grandparents love it as much as our two-year-old.)
Here are a few of the things we love most at Niabi Zoo.