Sunday, November 18, 2007

Next Generation Hair Salon in Madison, WI

The Next Generation Hair Salon does nothing but cut kids hair. There are two areas that children get their hair cut. The front has two cars to sit in and two animals that the children can "ride" and watch cartoons while they are having their hair cut. There is also a room in the back with regular chairs. It has a door which came in handy when our daughter screamed the whole time through her first hair cut. The stylist handled the melt down like the professional she was and our daughter got a nice haircut. We will be taking all our kids there for their haircuts until they are too big to sit on the animals.

The salon was a little tricky to find the first time. It is in the shopping center behind the Pizza Hut on University Avenue across the street from Hilldale Mall.

Next Generation Hair Salon
4062 University Ave
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 238-5437

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Beerntsen's Confectionary in Manitowoc, WI

Beerntsen's Confectionary is a fabulous little candy and ice cream shop that I have frequented since I was a little girl. Beerntsen's is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and has been around since 1932. My parents used to take my sisters and I there for home made sandwiches, sundaes and, of course, their yummy candy. My parents still live in the area, and when we go to visit, we always make sure to stop at Beerntsen's. Our daughter's love it as much as we do! It's a great tradition.

Beerntsen's Confectionary
108 North 8th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 684-9616

(Thanks for the review Julie!)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Betty Brinn Children's Museum in Milwaukee, WI

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is a wonderful museum at the end of Wisconsin Avenue overlooking the Milwaukee Art Museum and Lake Michigan. The space is big enough that there is room for the kids to play and climb and not have to wait in a line. The toddler area is enclosed and separate from the rest of the exhibits for the older kids so you don't have to worry about the toddlers accidentally getting knocked over.

There is parking underneath the museum so no need to go out into the elements between the car and the museum entrance which is nice in the winter.

Although we've never had a birthday party there, they do have party packages.

Betty Brinn Children's Museum
929 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 390-5437

Friday, November 2, 2007

Madison Public Library: Lakeview Branch in Madison, WI

Lakeview library is our neighborhood library branch. Located in a mini mall, you would never guess that it was so wonderful inside. It has a nice children's area, with a play/reading space and a fish tank to keep the kiddos occupied while you're looking for books. The magazine room, which is in the back of the library. is spacious, warm and cozy, with many large windows and a fireplace. This is where many of the library's activities take place, including the preschool story time, which is a big hit with my three year old. I love the fact that you can browse the Madison Public Library's website for items, request them and when available they will be shipped to whatever library branch you choose. Very convenient when you have kids.

Madison Public Library: Lakeview Branch
2845 N Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-4547

(Thanks for the review Julie!)