Free activities in Delaware

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Kids get inspired at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

I love to visit the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) in Wilmington with my kids for a couple of different reasons. For one thing, its manageable size makes it the perfect place to dip your own (and your kids’) toes into explorations …

Before They're Gone Michael Lanza family

Get outside with kids: An interview with Michael Lanza

Yesterday in honor of U.S. National Parks Week, I reviewed Michael Lanza's new book Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks. Written in part to inspire parents to get outside with kids, the …

Pumpkins Longwood Gardens

Dreaming of local adventures

This weekend was about as perfect as you could ask for: Brilliant, dry, warm but not hot, the air the color of honey, the sky impossibly blue. The boys were off school on Friday and we took full advantage of the weather and free time. We've done lots …

Is that a giant grasshopper?

Why yes it is - and for some reason, it's holding a large lady bug. (And no, it was not possible to get my 3-year-old to look at me or the camera while I took this picture, thank you very much). I am a huge fan of acting like a tourist in my own …

Free family fun in Delaware at WeJustGotBack.com

I hope you will take a minute to read my guest post about five free things to do in Delaware on WeJustGotBack.com. It's part of a series called Land of the Free: A Parents' Guide. other places that have been profiled include San Francisco, Milwaukee, …