The Week Ahead for South Florida for St. Patrick’s Day

Fort Lauderdale St Patrick's Day 2012

My Pick of the Week

Fort Lauderdale St Patrick's Day 2012
St Patrick’s Day Parades! Here are two of favorites!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Delray Beach

St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Hollywood

Fort Lauderdale St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

It is still Strawberry Season!

It is strawberry picking time here in Florida! (Get it? Pick of the Week?) Benders Farm (Click Here to read a Review) is The Girls Strawberry Farm now doing U-Pick Strawberries.  We also love to go to UPDATE:  No Strawberries at the Girls this year.  It’s sad!  The Girls U-Pick (Click Here for a Review) it is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, even without the strawberries though.

Hiking Season!  Get out in nature!

Grab the chance to take the kids a little hike!  Need some tips for hiking with the Family?  Check out 5 Tips for Hiking with Kids or 5 Tips for Birding with Kids!  We love Boca’s best secret hiking trail (Yamato Scrub Natural Area)!  I also love Pondhawk Nature Center, it has stroller friendly paths and is near the playground.   Daggerwing Nature Center is really nice too, loads of playground, a nice small interactive education center, and of course playgrounds!

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Got a Spring Break Camp?

Let us know and we will place your Summer or Spring Break Camp information on our Find a Camp page!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida and the Holidays

Kindle -The One Book to Replace Them All

Cyndi’s Favorite Kids Holiday Websites

Norad Tracks SantaIf you read this blog regularly you know that I am always on the search for the most educational types of recreation for the kids.  I have once again posted and updated some of my favorite Holiday Websites.  All of them have at least a nominal amount of educational value. Well may not the Elf Yourself site, but it’s the Holidays and you gotta have some fun too.

White Board Kids Count Down
How much longer do I have to wait?

Are the kids asking you repeatedly if Christmas is here yet? It’s the Holiday version of “Are We There Yet”.  I have a cute Hack for you!  Helpful Christmas Hack to end the constant question!

Still looking for a last minute gift that won’t rot your kids brains?  This is the One BooNo Distractions Just Readingk Every Young Reader Needs.  You’re going to want one too!  The best part, Minecraft is not involved!

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Diary of a Rogue House CatDiary of a Rogue House Cat

Have you ever had a pet that just seemed to cause havoc at every turn? Has your cat ever knocked over glasses, hidden your keys or generally created chaos for no apparent reason? Have you ever wondered what on earth your pet could be thinking? Baby Girl the Rogue House Cat explains all her crazy and funny actions in her new diary. Her journey to become a good house cat will help explain why cats do some of the things they do. I hope you enjoy her antics as much as I do.

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 Available on Amazon in Print and on Kindle

Amazon Kindle US

Amazon Kindle UK

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The Week Ahead for South Florida: Pumpkins, Fall & Halloween

Fall Leaves because we don't get to do this in South Florida

 

Fall is finally here!  There are dozens of fun activities on the calendar for the next couple of week!  I have the short list for you, but you can Click Here for the full list of upcoming events!

Fall Leaves because we don't get to do this in South Florida
Fall Leaves because we don’t get to do this in South Florida

 What is New with Us?

Diary of a Rogue House CatI wanted to share some fun news! I finally published a book! It’s little and a bit silly, but I think it’s cute. (My 7 year old likes it for what that is worth.) This project is certainly a learning experience! It is available on Kindle US and Kindle Europe now and I am working on the print version at the moment. The print version should be available for purchase within the next 3 weeks.

Diary of a Rogue House Cat

Have you ever had a pet that just seemed to cause havoc at every turn? Have you ever wondered what on earth your pet could be thinking? Baby Girl the Rogue House Cat explains all her crazy and funny actions in her new diary to help explain why cats do some of the things they do. I hope you enjoy her antics as much as I do.

Free Preview

Get a preview of Diary of a Rogue House Cat by Cynthia Yates Buckley. The book will be available to purchase in about 3 weeks. https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1179567

Amazon Kindle US

If you like the preview and just can’t wait to read it, the book is available on Amazon Kindle right now.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0161QL9AQ?keywords=diary%20of%20a%20rogue%20house%20cat&qid=1445352453&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Amazon Kindle in the UK

Diary of a Rogue House Cat is now available on Amazon Kindle in the UK! So all our British friends can feel free to share the link around. I would very much appreciate it! It is only £1.99!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0161QL9AQ?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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The Week Ahead for South Florida: Pumpkins and Fall Festivals

Bedner's Pumpkin Patch

The Calendar for October is getting fuller by the moment!  There is no excuse to miss any of your favorite October events anymore!  Thanks to all of you who helped out by Submitting your Community Event to our Calendar. As always, Free Community events can be submitted at no charge!  City Recreations departments with minimal charges are also free!  I am pumping up the list as we speak on the search for the best Fall Festivals, Halloween and Pumpkin Patches around!  If you know of one, let me know!  I really think that we have the biggest list ever!

Big News:  It’s Publishing Week at my daughters school so I joined in the fun and finally published my first book!  Have you ever had an animal that you were sure was actively trying to be nice, but just ended up causing havoc? Read about my cat Baby Girl and why she did all the crazy things she did.  My daughter liked hearing the stories about this crazy cat, so I put them down in a little book.

 

My Pick of the Week!

Halloween in the Hammock at Gumbo Limbo

Click here for details about Halloween in the Hammock

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The Week Ahead for South Florida August

Dubois Park in Jupiter, FL
Dubois Park in Jupiter, FL
Dubois Park in Jupiter, Florida

Summer is winding down!  I don’t know about you, but it feels like it has gone much too quickly!  Hey don’t despair, there is still time to take the family out for the day!

My suggestion this week is Dubois Park in Jupiter!  It is this amazing little inlet where the water is never very deep.  It is the perfect place to float and enjoy the last few days of summer!

If you missed them before here is the list of great deals that are available this summer. Some of the passes for South Florida Museums and such are amazing, not to mention free bowling, movies and library programs!
Teach Me 1st Grade Mastery Levels.
I have been trying to keep my kiddo on target by encouraging some educational Apps like the Teach Me Apps, and Gus on the Go.


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Aug 2015

Date/Time Event
08/08/2015
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Parent’s Night Out at Kids Choice Sports in Boca Raton
Kids Choice Sports, Dance & Fitness, Boca Raton FL
08/09/2015
12:00 am – 4:30 pm
Back 2 School Blast at Franklin Park
Franklin Park, Fort Lauderdale FL
08/10/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cinemark Theater Free Summer Movies Boynton Beach & Nationwide
CineMark Movie Theaters, Nationwide
08/11/2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check Your Local Library for Programs
08/11/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
08/11/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
08/12/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
08/12/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cinemark Theater Free Summer Movies Boynton Beach & Nationwide
CineMark Movie Theaters, Nationwide
08/12/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
08/13/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
08/13/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
08/13/2015
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Tots at Fern Forest Nature Center in Margate
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek FL
08/14/2015
12:00 am
Free Music Under the Star at Mizner Amphitheater
Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL
08/14/2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check Your Local Library for Programs
08/14/2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Music Under the Stars in Pompano Beach
The Great Lawn, Pompano Beach FL
08/14/2015
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Free Music & Movies Under the Stars at Mizner Park
Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL
08/14/2015
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dive in Movie Night at Houston Sworn Aquatic Center
Houston Sworn Aquatic Center, Pompano Beach FL
08/15/2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Family Fun Day & Summer Splash in Pompano Beach
McNair Community Park, Pompano Beach FL
08/15/2015
10:00 am
Sugar Sand Park Back to School Splash
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton FL
08/15/2015
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Parent’s Night Out at Kids Choice Sports in Boca Raton
Kids Choice Sports, Dance & Fitness, Boca Raton FL

The Week Ahead: Summer Fun in South Florida Never Ends

Coconut Cove Water Park in Boca RatonI cannot believe that we are half way through the summer!  We finally bought our first home, a tiny condo, but hey its ours.  I have been spending the summer painting and fixing it up myself.  I had no idea it was going to take so much time! Even so, we have found time to head out to some of our favorite places!  I will admit, the water parks are our favorites!  If you like water parks and splash pads, then here is our list of Water Play Areas!
If you missed them before here is the list of great deals that are available this summer.  Some of the passes for South Florida Museums and such are amazing, not to mention free bowling, movies and library programs!
Teach Me 1st Grade Mastery Levels.I have been trying to keep my kiddo on target by encouraging some educational Apps like the Teach Me Apps, and Gus on the Go. I will admit to you that I have been stymied by Mine Craft!  I can’t get her to do anything and have had to take it away from her more than once this summer.  It’s like its addictive or something!

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 Jul 2015
Date/Time Event
07/20/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cinemark Theater Free Summer Movies Boynton Beach & Nationwide
CineMark Movie Theaters, Nationwide
07/21/2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check Your Local Library for Programs
07/21/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
07/21/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
07/21/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Regal Cinemas $1 Kids Movies – Nationwide
Regal Movie Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide
07/22/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
07/22/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cinemark Theater Free Summer Movies Boynton Beach & Nationwide
CineMark Movie Theaters, Nationwide
07/22/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
07/22/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Regal Cinemas $1 Kids Movies – Nationwide
Regal Movie Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide
07/23/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carmike Cinemas (Pompano Beach)
Carmike Theaters – Nationwide, Nationwide Nationwide
07/23/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cinemark Theater Free Summer Movies Boynton Beach & Nationwide
CineMark Movie Theaters, Nationwide
07/23/2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Summer Movies at Paragon Theater in Davie & Nationwide
Paragon Theaters Nationwide, Nationwide
07/24/2015
12:00 am
Free Music Under the Star at Mizner Amphitheater
Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL
07/24/2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check Your Local Library for Programs
07/24/2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kids Night at Pompano Citi Center
Pompano Citi Centre, Fort Lauderdale FK
07/24/2015
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Superhero Splash Bash at Splash Adventure
Splash Adventure, Deerfield Beach FL
07/24/2015
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Free Music & Movies Under the Stars at Mizner Park
Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton FL
07/25/2015
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Parent’s Night Out at Kids Choice Sports in Boca Raton
Kids Choice Sports, Dance & Fitness, Boca Raton FL

 

 

 

The Week Ahead for South Florida – Camps and Summer Deals 6/26/15

I hope you are all having a great summer, I can’t believe that June is almost over already!  If you are looking for things to do in Sunny South Florida, you can come to the right place!  I can tell you, I am looking for more indoor activities right now. We got in the pool yesterday and it was like a hot bath!

Adventure PassThis is a list of all the best summer deals that I could find.  There are a couple of passes that offer entrance to indoor museums and reviews of some of our favorite air conditioned museums.  Great Summer Deal Lists.

 

Need a little break?  Check out the summer camp list.  Some of them even allow you to sign up for just a day here and there.

Library ProgramDon’t forget the Library!  Libraries today are not the ones that we grew up with!

In case you are looking for cheap, cool, fun, and educational opportunities for the kids this summer, don’t forget about your local library! Most libraries throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties have story times for young kids and even activities for tweens, teens and adults. Many of the Libraries offer shows by professional performers, these can include puppet show, magic shows, and storytellers among others.  Look up your local branch now and fill your calendar!  Even the smaller branches have shows and programs, so don’t miss out!

Think about it when you travel this summer too, we have been to free programs when we visit family out of town and never been disappointed.

Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University in Davie is one of my favorites.  Their PK and toddler programs are developed with pre-reading in mind.  They often have information available for parents to help you develop reading skills in your kids.  They also have a great kids section in the library with comfortable places to sit and do puzzles, color and draw, or read with your kids.  Computers are available with great software games as well.

Oakland Park Library is a great place to spend some time.  It is a small library, but they have professional puppeteers come in over the summer to do shows for the kids as well as other presentations.

Imperial Point Library does story time for the little ones weekly and reading programs for school age kids.  I love this library, they are always so friendly and it just has a great vibe.

Wilton Manors Library is a great one too.  They have special presentations for kids as well as summer reading programs.

Palm Beach County Libraries have massive and multiple programs going on around the county!

Next up is the Event Calendar!  I have hunted down many of the best free (or very low cost) summer activities around!  I have listed just a few below, but if you want to see them all go the Full Upcoming Event List.

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The Week Ahead; Earth Day Events

Bird Ridge Alaska by Tari Stage-Harvey
Bird Ridge Alaska by Tari Stage-Harvey
Bird Ridge Alaska by Tari Stage-Harvey

Happy Earth Day!

I had to share this amazing photo taken by my childhood friend Tari Stage-Harvey near her home in Alaska. What a fantastic Earth Day photo! She has a blog called A Waste of Time where she has been sharing her insights on her life as a pastor, mom and a wife.  Her writing is exactly like her, witty, clever, entertaining, sarcastic, honest and borderline obnoxious.

I also thought I would share the Science Live Earth Day Facts & History with you this week! There are several events going on around town so no one should be bored this weekend!

We have had a hectic crazy week, so I apologize for the Week Ahead coming out a day late, but as I always say better late than never!

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The Week Ahead for South Florida; Sandoway House & Museums

Sandoway House

It has been a tough week getting back into the swing of things with school.  I am beginning to think that Spring Break might just be cruel.  It was so easy to fall into the lazy days of summer, and oh boy getting up at 5 this week was brutal!  I was back to substituting at my daughters school and I could tell my sweet little kindergartners felt the same way!

This week I suggest heading out to a museum you find some of our favorites on under Museums under the Review Tab, to see some of our favorite places to play and learn.  I wanted to mention also that Sandoway House in Delray Beach reopened a few weeks ago after being closed due to a car hitting the building, it is a sweet little place to visit, if you want a quick educational visit!  Click Here for Photo’s and a Review of Sandoway House.

Also, I would like to remind everyone to take a moment to read 5 Tips for Beach Safety.  It is still Spring Break for other states and so we will continue to entertain visiting families at the beach more and more as summer looms ahead of us.  Please be sure to impress upon anyone you care about the dangers of rip currents. There have been numerous rescues over the last few weeks on our beaches and even at least one death.  The beaches are a wonderful gift to spend time at, however rip currents are very real and very serious.

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Boca Community Center PlaygroundHow you can help keep this site running.
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The Week Ahead for South Florida 1/15/15

The Girls Strawberry Farm Car

The Girls Strawberry Turtle

It is strawberry time here in Florida!  Benders Farm (Click Here to read a Review) is The Girls Strawberry Farm now doing U-Pick Strawberries.  We also love to go to The Girls U-Pick (Click Here for a Review) it is a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Grab the chance to take the kids a little hike!  Need some tips for hiking with the Family?  Check out 5 Tips for Hiking with Kids or 5 Tips for Birding with Kids!  We love Check out one of Boca’s best secret hiking trail (Yamato Scrub Natural Area)!  I also love Pondhawk Nature Center, it has stroller friendly paths and is near the playground.   Daggerwing Nature Center is really nice too, loads of playground, a nice small interactive education center, and of course playgrounds!

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