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What’s In Store for 2014

The question on everyone’s mind is:  Are we going to do another year of New Experiences? And the answer is….. (Drumroll, please.) Sort of. After 3 years of planning and doing New Experiences, it is time for a change.  I … Continue reading

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A Look Back at 2013

We really enjoyed our second year of trying new experiences as a family.  Here is a look back at 2013 in numbers. 50:  New Experiences.  We were so close to reaching our goal of trying 52 New Experiences.  The Type A side … Continue reading

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New Experience #50: Glass Fusing

“Glass fusing?  What in America is that?” Those were Luke’s exact words when I suggested we try glass fusing as New Experience #50 this year. When I told the kids that it was similar to our mosaic making experience from … Continue reading

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New Experience #49: The Beach in Winter

On the first day of winter, we tried something we do all the time in summer but never in winter.  We went to the beach! It was sunny and unseasonably warm (about 57 degrees by the shore), so it was … Continue reading

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New Experiences #46-48: Holiday Lights and Music– Both Humble and Spectacular

Christmas is so much fun when you have children.  They really do make the season seem so much more magical.  I try to feed into their enthusiasm and find activities that we will all enjoy. The day after Thanksgiving, we … Continue reading

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New Experience #45: Saw Washington Cross the Delaware

We already went a historical reenactment this year, but when I found out that we could watch Washington cross the Delaware River last weekend, I could not pass up the opportunity.  The kids loved the last historical reenactment we went … Continue reading

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New Experience #44: Watched a Robotics Competition

When I saw that a local high school was hosting a robotics competition, I immediately thought this would be a great New Experience for all of us.  As an educator, I know how important STEM activities are.  (That’s Science, Technology, … Continue reading

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New Experience #43: MagiQuest

We spent a night at Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos.  It is a resort designed for kids– indoor water park, arcade, kid-friendly restaurants.  They even have a spa for kids (but don’t tell Leah about that, please!).  The entire … Continue reading

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New Experience #42: Dissected An Owl Pellet

I share an Amazon Prime account with my sister, so she finds out about my purchases very soon after I make them.  When she saw that I ordered a set of owl pellets, she said we might have to separate … Continue reading

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New Experience #41: Central Park Zoo

There is no better way to spend a day in New York City than walking around Central Park.  I like to walk and people watch, and my children love to spend time in one of the many playgrounds.  We’ve been … Continue reading

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