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10 Fun Indoor Activities to Get You Through the Rest of Winter

We made it through the polar vortex this time and if it should happen again (or, if you loved laying around in your PJs so much you want more indoor-only days), here are 10 great indoor activities that’ll keep you warm and busy.

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10 Indoor Activities for a Fab Playtime

The rain will come eventually and when it does (or if your kids just love playing in their PJs on the weekend), here are 10 great indoor activities that’ll keep your fam warm and busy.

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Beth Shea
Beth is a freelance writer and editor who swapped globetrotting while working as a travel writer for reporting from the front lines of motherhood, while raising her 1 year-old son and 4 year-old daughter. Founder of Petite Planet,…

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Amazing Eco-Friendly Art Supplies for Your Next Masterpiece

Play dough made from blueberries, paints made from earth clay and crayons made by bees? It’s time to get creative—naturally!

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5 ‘Awesome’ New Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND This Summer

We’ve got the lowdown on all the new summer adventures in store at LEGOLAND. Your little minifigs are going to go wild.

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Meet Beth Shea, Red Tricycle’s San Diego Editor

Meet the woman who brings you all of the great content and local activity ideas.

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20 Tree Houses That Aren’t Just for Kids

There’s no barking up the wrong tree here. You’re going to want to move into these 20 amazing houses nestled among the leaves.

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Happy Campers! 11 Campsites That’ll Make ‘Em Want S’more

Hang on to your bunsen burners! You won’t believe all of the fantastic campsites we’ve rounded-up so you can escape the daily grind. From towering trees to ocean views… great outdoors, here we come!

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10 California Road Trips You Gotta Take Before They’re 10

It’s bucket list time for adventurous California families!

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12 Delightful DIY Gifts That Make Gift Giving a Breeze

If you’re going the DIY route with your holiday gift offerings this year, here are 12 DIY holiday gift ideas that are all super easy to create, yet will make a big impact.

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Explore: Multnomah Falls

Kids and adults alike will be wowed by the breathtaking beauty of Oregon’s number one natural visitor attraction, Multnomah Falls. Situated in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, at a towering 620-feet, Multnomah Falls is the second tallest, year-round…

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The Most Kid-Friendly Cities to Visit in the U.S.

According to a new survey, these five U.S. cities are just better suited for bringing the whole family.

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12+ Free (or Cheap) Fun Activities for Kids in San Diego

Find out where the best things in life (and San Diego) really are free!

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Creamistry’s Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream: The Dessert of the Future

Ready to get a lick of the ice cream of the future? Here’s why liquid nitrogen will be your new favorite dessert ingredient.

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How to Have a Romantic La Jolla Date Night on a Budget

This overnight date itinerary in San Diego’s ‘jewel’ La Jolla will leave you feeling like a giddy new couple.

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Tide Pool Adventures in Malibu

Parents often go out of their way to plan grandiose family trips with all the bells and whistles; but sometimes it’s the simplest, impromptu outings that create the fondest memories. Such is the case with a low-key trip to Malibu…

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The New Exhibit That Will Have Them Thinking Outside the Box

Put the imagination back into playtime at these interactive art exhibits kids can dive into.

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Be My Valentine: 8 Valentine’s Day Activities for Los Angeles Kids

Candlelit dinners and romantic bubble baths with flutes of champagne have long since been replaced by indoor play and rubber duckies, so it’s time to put a kid-friendly spin on Valentine’s Day — at least during daylight hours! As the…

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The Best Places for Kids to Experience Live Theater in Portland

You can almost see a child’s imagination take flight once the curtain on a theatrical production goes up — and there’s nothing like watching a kid’s face light up in wonder while viewing a live performance on stage. Lucky for…

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6 Eco Boutiques for Babies & Kids in Portland

Shopping with a conscience is becoming more fun than ever for parents who want the very purest clothing, toys and gear for their children. The greenest city in America boasts a bevy of sweet boutiques brimming with natural, nontoxic, organic…

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Veggin’ Out at the Farmers Market

Your little sprout may know that a French fry is a potato and that ketchup is really tomatoes, but given the abundance of amazing farmers markets that are about to open on the Portland scene for the summer season, perhaps…

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Places to See Planes, Trains and Automobiles in Los Angeles

No one knows exactly why, but one thing is certain, kids are absolutely enamored with airplanes, trains and cars. If it flies or rolls, there’s a good chance your kid is ape for it. Whether you have an aspiring pilot,…

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From Invites to Favors: How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Birthday Party

After the laughing, screaming, bouncey house jumping and maybe a little crying (ok maybe a lot), your special little one’s special day has come (mercifully?) to an end. When frosting has been cleaned from tired little faces and sugar-charged playmates…

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It’s Ladies Night: Fab Spots For a Mom Date

If “ladies’ night” is nothing more than a song title to you, it’s time to dust the cobwebs off your swankiest outfit and live it up with the gals during a night on the town! We’re not saying you have…

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Floats of Fancy: Soar Sky High at The Festival of Balloons

If your kids are early birds, forget about catching the proverbial worm — head to the Festival of Balloons in Tigard and watch hot air balloons rise into sky at the break of dawn instead. Few things can make our…

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Spring Break Road Trip Tunes: Music the Whole Family Will Like

Road.Trip. The two words that make a parent’s hair stand on end, due to the ensuing four-worded phrases often uttered by children while on the open highway: “Are we there yet?” “I have to pee.” “Mom, he hit me.” While…

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5 Mother’s Day Outings That Don’t Involve Brunch (And Two That Do)

She’s perfected the two minute shower. She settles for drinking coffee gone cold. She sits in LA traffic to chauffeur the kids to dance and soccer practice. She breaks up 1,547  arguments between siblings each day. She makes mountains of…

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Pamper Your Little Piggies: Spots for a Mommy & Me Mani-Pedi

This little piggy went to… the nail salon? Hey, anything goes in LA–and many a kid, celebrity status or not, has been known to join mom for a mani/pedi in this town. Jennifer Garner is photographed on a regular basis…

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Bug Out at the Natural History Museum’s 26th Annual Bug Fair

Bugs either send a shiver up your spine at the mere sight of them, and you own every zapper on the market because you subscribe to the notion that they.must.die., or they fill you with wonder, and you’re calm, cool…

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Enjoy ‘A Faery Hunt’: An Enchanting Outdoor Adventure in Los Angeles

Did you know that there are magical fairies popping up in parks all over Los Angeles? Gather your own little pixies and get ready to go on a ‘faery hunt’ at a sunny, scenic locale in your neck of the…

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Kid Flicks: 5 Family-Friendly Movie Theaters

The start of the year marks the beginning of award-winning movie debuts and stellar performances, as voting season for the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards is on the horizon. If you think your film-going days are a thing of…

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips

If it weren’t for your kids, would you still take time to literally stop and smell the roses? Treat your little nature lovers (and yourself) to an idyllic escape via a visit to the gorgeous Descanso Gardens, where in addition…

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Calling All Bookworms: The LA Times Festival of Books Is Here!

Got books? We’ve got the scoop on what to bring, where to park and most importantly, which authors you have to meet at the LA Times Festival of Books.

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Ride On! 5 Great Bike Paths

Los Angeles is notorious for having bumper to bumper cars on the road, but being stuck in traffic is one trend you don’t want to follow in this city. Take the family on a bike ride instead. Breathtaking bike trails…

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The L.A. County Irish Fair & Music Festival: What to See, Do and Eat

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to get in the spirit of the holiday than by attending the 2012 Los Angeles County Irish Fair? This year marks the 10th anniversary of the fair/music festival.…

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Where to Get Your Mac and Cheese Fix in Los Angeles

Boiled noodles and melted cheese. Who knew such an unsuspecting combo would turn into a beloved and classically comforting dish for kids and adults alike? When it comes to serving up the culinary mainstay at your next meal, why not…

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