Sunday, January 21, 2007

Milwaukee Public Museum in Milwaukee, WI

Lots of interesting displays. Has a great live butterfly display.

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W Wells St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-2700

(Thanks for the review j rose!)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Happy Bambino in Madison, WI

Happy Bambino is an incredible store for moms, dad, kids, anyone looking to buy unique baby and children's items. Locally owned and operated by 2 mothers, it carries everything from baby carriers to Booty Balm (a personal favorite!) It offers a children's play area to keep the little ones entertained while you shop, and the sales associates are knowledgeable and very friendly. Have a question about slings or cloth diapers? They'll have the answer. They offer a used clothing section called the Eco-Boutique for children of all ages and maternity wear too! I personally have found some fabulous bargains for my daughter. Good stuff! They also offer all kinds of classes and groups, including Parent and Child Activity classes. If you live in the Madison area and haven't been to Happy Bambino, make sure you check it out!

Happy Bambino
2045 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-6147

(Thanks for the review Julie!)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

First Stage Children's Theater in Milwaukee, WI

Excellent introduction to theater for children. Plays target specific age groups. Performances held at Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts on Water Street.

First Stage Children's Theater
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-7206

(Thanks for the review j rose!)

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Ella's Deli in Madison, WI

Ella's Deli is one of my favorite place to eat with kids. The food is typical American restaurant fare with a nod to New York delis.

The best part of Ella's though is all the toys. Just about every table has a game in it and there are all sorts of moving eccentricities squeezed into every non-dining space. There is a carousel out front which I think is a dollar to ride when its open in the summer. Cowboys and cowgirls can still spend time in the saddle for a dime on a horse inside when the carousel is closed.

They also have a kid's night once a month where they have simple crafts out for the kids to do.

Nostalgia warning: back in our rock clubbing days we would see the bands who played Madison the night before eating breakfast there on their way out of town.

Ella's Deli
2902 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 241-5291