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Health & Fitness, Local to CNY May 30, 2017

Tobacco Free New York State Urges Public to Protect Children | #SeenEnoughTobacco

As a mom of two young kids, one thing I am very concerned about is tobacco and cigarettes. They see them everywhere and my husband and I have been trying to teach them about how unhealthy they are. Yes, we even sometimes over exaggerate with words like “ew” and “gross” when we are near someone smoking, but it seems to be helping. I was very pleased to hear about the Seen Enough Tobacco Campaign that Tobacco Free New York has launched because kids really have seen enough.

Disney, Entertainment, Local to CNY December 17, 2016

A Disney on Ice Experience I Will Never Forget | #DisneyOnIce #PassportToAdventure

We have been to Disney on Ice many times. We are a Disney family and love all things about it. Disney shows transport us to a magical place where we can forget the stress of real life the second it starts. Our experience was not different last night – however, there was one part that will always stay in my mind, and I will remember it forever.

Disney, Entertainment, Kids, Local to CNY November 17, 2016

Experience the Magic with Disney Live Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic | #DisneyLive #Disney

As you probably know if you come to my blog regularly, we are a Disney family. Whenever there is a Disney event in town, we are there. From Disney on Ice, to Disney Live, to events at our local Disney Store – you can always count on the Smith’s to be there ready to have some fun. Disney Live: Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Doorway was just in town, and we were lucky enough to go. I knew that the whole family would have a good time, because you can’t go wrong with Disney but I had no idea just how much fun.

Disney, Entertainment, Local to CNY November 15, 2016

Disney on Ice Presents #PassportToAdventure Discount Tickets | #DisneyOnIce

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they travel to the timeless worlds of Disney’s “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Peter Pan” and the No. 1 animated feature film of all time, “Frozen,” in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure! Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with all your favorite characters in one fun-filled ice production visiting Syracuse from Dec. 14-18 for seven performances at The Oncenter War Memorial Arena. Tickets are on sale now at The Solvay Bank Box Office at The Oncenter or through Ticketmaster.

Entertainment, Local to CNY September 22, 2016

Symphoria 2016-2017 Season Looks Amazing+ Enter to Win a Family 4 Pack of Tickets | #CNY #Symphoria

Symphoria, the world-class symphony orchestra in Central New York, announced that single tickets are on sale for its 2016-17 season. The current season has sold out 10 out of 21 concerts to date, with six performances remaining, one of which is almost at capacity. Symphoria’s fourth full season is expected to be an “Experience Beyond Measure” with more venues and variety, including 27 concerts in five performance series: Masterworks, Casual, Pops, Spark and Kids. The season includes more concert performance times, stars such as multiplatinum-selling vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway, Cherish the Ladies, the return of cirque performers, music of famous movie superheroes and villains, collaborations with local singing and dancing groups, and more.

Entertainment, Kids, Local to CNY September 4, 2016

Was the 3.5 Hour Wait for the #PawPatrol Roll Patrol Road Tour Worth It? | #RollPatrolTour #NYSFair

Yesterday my family and I decided to check out the Paw Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour at the Great New York State Fair. When we got there, the line looked really long – like, REALLY long – but we got in line anyways since this was the thing my girls wanted to check out at the fair. We went last weekend because we knew most of the day would be spent on Paw Patrol this time. We ended up waiting about 3.5 hours in line to enter Adventure Bay. Was this all worth it? Find out here.

Entertainment, Local to CNY, Travel August 31, 2016

3 Things Not To Miss at The Great New York State Fair | #NYSFair #NewYorkStateFair

We love going to the Great New York State Fair every year. It is something that our family looks forward to all year long. We usually go at least one or two days – and have so much fun! This year, the fairgrounds had been improved and WOW – the place looks great! I just love the main gates now – gorgeous! If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, I am sure you saw my stories as I was there this past weekend. Planning a trip to the fair for the first time can be overwhelming. Even if you have been, you can easily miss some great stuff because there is so much to see and do. No matter what you check out, you are sure to have a blast, but here are my 3 things that I don’t think anyone should skip. They are fun for the whole family and things that we come back to year after year.

Entertainment, Kids, Local to CNY August 17, 2016

The Great New York State Fair Teams Up With Paw Patrol | #PawPatrol

Since we moved to upstate New York 3 years ago, it has been tradition to go to the Great New York State Fair. We have been three years in a row and this year will mark our fourth. My family knows that it will be a good time, and my young daughters look forward to it. Check out my kid friendly favorites and my guide to the NYSF food if you are heading there this year. This year, the Great New York State Fair is joining forces with Paw Patrol! When I saw this, I just knew my daughters would flip out – they love that show!

Entertainment, Local to CNY, Travel July 7, 2016

5 Reasons to Have Your Family Vacation at Hersheypark | #HersheyPark #HersheyPA

Recently I took my whole family to Hersheypark for a weekend. We live in Upstate New York so it is not that long a drive (about 5 hours) and we were all really excited to go! My husband grew up in New York and so he had been there with his family when he was younger but not recently. Myself and our young daughters had never been – but had heard great things. We spent our entire Saturday in the park and had more fun than we ever imagined.