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Author: Jennie Porter

Jennie Porter is a Stay at Home Mom, part-time blogger, and full time Reality TV enthusiast. After heading down south for college, she and her husband settled back in Yardley to raise their three children. She enjoys finding humor in the chaos, and believes the keys to surviving motherhood are dance parties and breakfast for dinner. She cannot wait to give you a peek into her adventures around Bucks County!

7 Restaurants with Heated Outdoor Dining

by Jennie Porter on February 16, 2021

If I am doing the math correctly, since last March I have made approximately 4.986 million meals for my family. Add in snacks for the kids every 5 minutes, and that number shoots well into the billions. Sick of cooking, and in desperate need of a date night, my husband and I decided it was time to get out of the house! Luckily for us, restaurants have gone above and beyond to provide delicious and…

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Taking a Ride along Sesame Place's NEW 40th Birthday Drive-Thru

by Jennie Porter on February 1, 2021

As a Bucks County native, one of my fondest childhood memories is driving past Sesame Place® Philadelphia in Langhorne and yelling “THERE’S THE RUBBER DUCKY RIDE I SEE IT!” It was our landmark, a welcome and uplifting beacon to break up the drudgery of running errands with my mom. Getting to recreate those memories with my own children has been one of my greatest joys. As you can imagine, I was…

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Kid-Friendly Fun: Following the Footsteps of George Washington

by Jennie Porter on February 10, 2020

“Let’s go around the room and share a fun fact about ourselves”. Ah, the dreaded ice breaker. I’ve learned to avoid the awkward scramble to come up with an answer by keeping a tried and true response locked and loaded: “Growing up, I went to a Revolutionary War summer camp.” For three summers at the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, NJ, my sister and I wore tri cornered hats, and marched in the…

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15+ Bucks County Experience Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

by Jennie Porter on December 2, 2019

Yesterday I spent 3 hours sorting through mountains of my children’s toys. As I decided which to get rid of, to make room for the inevitable deluge of holiday gifts, one thought ran through my mind: “We have too much stuff!!” If you are like me, and on a journey to declutter the Holidays, I’ve compiled a list of experiential gifts around Bucks County. Whether it’s taking a hot air balloon ride…

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Fresh Finds and Family Fun: 5 Bucks County Farmers Markets

by Jennie Porter on August 2, 2019

Looking for a great way to support local businesses? Need an excuse to take advantage of all the fresh, seasonal produce Bucks County has to offer? Running out of ideas to entertain your children, before school starts up again? Have no fear! Here is a quick guide to 5 great farmers markets across Bucks County. Yardley Farmers Market Set back from Main Street, in Buttonwood Park, the Yardley market…

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