After going to an orientation for Ella’s new kindergarten school this week, which she will be starting in the fall, we planned a whole day of fun. Ella was super excited about seeing her new school. She had been talking about it everyday for a whole week. And as it turned out, we had to go into the city anyway after her orientation, so we decided to indulge her a little.
She asked us to take her to her favorite place, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. But because we had just visited within the past month I was hesitant. I will always be the mom who looks for fun AND inexpensive things to do, CMOM is not that place!
Admission is $11 for adults and children over the age 0f 1 year old. Every time I go there I end up asking the same question, why in the world do I need to pay that much? We parents aren’t using these exhibits like the children, we’re just there to look after our little ones!
Luckily, like other moms, I mentally log coupon sites and other discount tips that I hear about in my comings and goings. One of those valuable resources to always remember is the LIBRARY!!!!
Yes, your public library is a great place, loaded with great information and books that cost nothing to take for a test run. Ours happens to also be super cute and they are always looking for great ways to serve the community.
I recently found out about one of those services. They allow members in good standing to visit many NYC museums with their families for free!
I am thankful to the mom I met while reading in the children’s section to Ella and Olivia one day, for telling me about this. I love how we moms often randomly share information that ends up having such an impact on our lives! Things like this happen all the time.
Hooray, for all the moms I know who make up this super mom community I am so proud to be a part of!