Steve Songs in Philly on February 9th! Enter to WIN his CD Orangutan Van!

My kids and I watch PBS Kids all the time, so we're always singing along with SteveSongs! 

SteveSongs, known and loved by millions as Mr. Steve from PBS KIDS preschool destination  is coming to Philly! His  signature songs are educational, entertaining, silly, but always seriously good music that both kids and parents can enjoy -- a full family experience. He has an exceptional ability to connect with and engage his audience – from the exuberant children flocking towards the stage, to the moms bouncing babies with the beat, to the parents and grandparents singing and grooving along.

Don't miss the show at the World Cafe Live on February 9. The doors will open at 11a and the show will begin at 11:30am. Tickets are $10 and available HERE.

Would you like to win a copy fo Steve's latest cd- Orangutan Van? Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter widget below.

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“Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
- Emory Austin

Win Tickets to the 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship! Discount Code

Calling all Rugby Fans!

The 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship is coming to the Philly area in June! The tournament is taking place June 1st & 2nd at PPL Park (home of the Philadelphia Union Soccer team) right outside of the city. 

The tournament will feature 20 of the nation’s top college teams, including local schools Penn, Temple, Delaware, Penn State, St. Joseph’s, and Kutztown. Throughout the 44 matches in two days, the teams will strive for the championship title and the sought-after Pete Dawkins trophy. This tournament has a reputation for being the most prestigious college rugby tournament in the country, and it looks like a fun-filled, action packed event.

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Spring Break: A Snowy Morning at Tyler Arboretum

As soon as spring break started, my 5-year-old son excitedly said "I don't have school tomorrow, or the next day, or the next day, or the next day, or the next day..." It was fun to see him so happy, but there was also a part of me wondering how we were all going to stay content spending almost 24/7 together for the next 9 days.

Everyone always say kids "grow up so quickly," and it really is so true. My kids are getting bigger every day, and I am enjoying these moments of their childhood. There will always be other moments when they drive me crazy, and we all get frustrated, but we are very fortunate to have so many giggly, happy moments.


My Review: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 2013

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to town last week, and it was so good, my son literally fell off his seat! Seriously, my seven-year-old was completely captivated by the show. When you go to an event and your kid is watching so intently that he falls off his seat, you know it's a WIN!

It's been a few years since we've been to the circus. The last time we went, my 5 year old was only a little baby. This time around was even better because both of my kids were old enough to enjoy it. My 5-year-old loved seeing the tigers and a basketball game where the players were on uni-cycles the entire time! My seven year old was blown away by the acrobatics and gymnastics.

I loved that there was something for everyone. If animals or clowns aren't your thing, there are so many other performers at the circus to get excited about. There was a girl who flew from a cannon, acrobats inside giant hamster wheels and a very cool trampoline routine too. The music, the colors, the costumes and the set was all fun and cheerful.

We had a fantastic night! Did you see the Philadelphia show too?

Philly Readers: Enter to win Circus Tickets Here!

Just a quick reminder that I'm giving away tickets to the Ringling Brother's Barnum and Baily Circus at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Two family four packs of tickets that are up for grabs. 

Enter here for the first set of 4 tickets (by 2/7/13) and find a promo code.

Then, head on over to the Local Fun for Kids Facebook Page for another chance to win (Enter by 2/9/13)!

Philadelphia Circus Promo Code & Ticket Giveaway


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly announces Built To Amaze!, a new 90-city North American tour.  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth®. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience's eyes!

The Circus will be in Philadelphia February 13, 2013 through February 17, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center.  Is the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus is coming to your area? Check here to see on

Do you want to buy discounted tickets to thePhiladelphia show?

Here's a Coupon Code for you: Just enter the Discount Code: MOM  This promo code entitles you to $15 flat price tickets (valid on all $30, $25 seats) Valid 2/14 10:30 and 7pm and 2/15 10:30 and 7 pm

Want to win tickets?

One of my lucky readers will win 4 tickets to the Philadelphia Barnum & Bailey® Built To Amaze! show - Valid for weekday performances (excluding Friday evening)

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Discount Tickets for Disney on Ice, Spiderman and More!

Whenever I'm buying tickets for a local event, one of the first things I do is search for discounts, promo codes or other deals online.  I recently found out about and, from now on, this is going to be the first place I check for reduced price tickets for local events. offers half-price tickets to the best events, including theater, music, museums and sports! Basically, they share the best of what your city has to offer at a great price. Sign up for free and you'll get access to all their deals.

Right now, Goldstar has some fantastic discounts for family friendly events across the U.S. Here is a small sampling of what's going on:

Philadelphia, PA - Disney on Ice, Rockin Ever After Princess (Black Friday Special)

Atlanta, GA - Beauty and the Beast at the Fox Theatre

Columbia, MD - Pinocchio, a Puppet Show That's Perfect for the Kid Crowd at the Drama Learning Center 

Arlington, MA - Sing Along With the Sound of Music Regent Theatre

New York, NY - Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark at the Foxwoods Theatre

Tampa / St. Pete - KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil at the Grand Chapiteau at Tropicana Field

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