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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beyond an Apple a Day: 10 Germ-Busting Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Here are 10 simple ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season that may have never crossed your mind.

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5 Kid-Friendly Summer Activities in Los Angeles

School’s out for summer! Bring on the kid-friendly fun with these local activities that prove Los Angeles is indeed the land of opportunity. From beaches to baseball games and farmer’s markets to art festivals, fill the lazy days of the…

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Escape the City at Los Angeles’ Garden Paradise

Wouldn’t it be nice to trade the sounds of honking cars and bustling city life for chirping birds and something a little more serene? If such a place existed in Los Angeles, it would have to be far away right?…

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Explore Portland: Sauvie Island

Not every city boasts a short trip across a bridge which delivers you to an island adventure, but Portland is lucky enough to have Sauvie Island–an idyllic destination ripe with year-round opportunities for kids and family fun.
During the upcoming…

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Family Vacation: Florence

Remember the good old-fashioned summer road trips you took with your family as a kid? Stopping off in the middle of nowhere to behold strange, memorable phenomena across America? Give your kids memories to cherish in the same vein with…

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These Boots Are Made for Walking: 6 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the beautiful backdrop of nature that acts as an expansive, communal backyard. There are exquisite hikes to be enjoyed around every corner of the city; here we highlight six kid-friendly…

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Our Picks for Portland Food-Themed Birthday Parties

If you’re raising a little Portland foodie and you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate her birthday while encouraging her culinary curiosity, a food-themed bash is the special of the day! The birthday boy or girl gets to choose…

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Take a Family Vacation to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

At 11,245 feet tall, Mount Hood reigns supreme as Oregon’s loftiest peak. The stunning summit overlooks the Columbia River Gorge; a glorious region with numerous family adventures to offer. Families may indulge in year-round skiing and snowboarding at Timberline Ski…

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Portland Yoga Classes for Babies, Kids, & Families

Every parent could use a dose of Zen in their life, so we’ve unearthed several yoga classes geared toward babies, kids and families who are interested in chanting ‘Om’ together. In addition to being a healthy and fun form of…

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Talking Toys and Kids Clothes With Grasshopper’s Kara Larson

Kara Larson’s Grasshopper boutique on Alberta street in Portland is a veritable one-stop shopping wonderland of toys, books, games, art supplies, decor, clothing and shoes for savvy kids. And for moms looking for a treat for themselves, Kara also owns …

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Expert Tips to Get Kids Psyched for Spring Sports

You’re gung ho to get your little one out playing sports this year, but how do you transfer that enthusiasm to them? You already know that enrolling your children in team sports will teach them about teamwork, enable them to…

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Explore: The Pearl District

The aptly named Pearl District is a real ‘gem’ of an area nestled in NW Portland. This post-industrial neighborhood, once filled with abandoned buildings and a railroad yard, was revitalized in the 1990s, and has since become home to many…

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Explore: 2011 Tulip Fest

Nothing says spring like colorful flower blossoms, and Oregon’s 2011 Tulip Fest is currently underway to usher in the vibrant season. Take your family on a quick jaunt to Woodburn to enjoy breathtaking views of over 40 acres of tulip…

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Brunch at Mother’s Bistro & Bar

With a name like Mother’s, you know your family will feel right at home dining at this award-winning (best comfort food, best brunch, best lunch spot) bistro in downtown Portland. Chef and Owner Lisa Schroeder is a mother and grandmother…

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Say My Name: Personalized School Gear That Rocks

Put down the ballpoint pen, and step awaaaaay from the black Sharpie. We know teachers implore you to write your kid’s name on every single thing they carry across the classroom threshold, but we’re here to show you much savvier…

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An Interactive Comedy Show for Kids of All Ages

If you thought the days of laughing it up at a comedy club were long gone now that you have kids… think again! You can put wild and crazy Saturday nights back in your repertoire with a trip to the…

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Diaper Duty Made Easy (and Green)

It’s not every day that someone offers to do your dirty work; but one LA company wants to help take the ‘dooty’ out of diaper duty.
Luludew is a cloth diaper and laundering service with an environmentally conscious focus. Founder…

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Simple Ways to Reuse & Recycle Your Holiday Decor

When the big day aka Christmas (or if you celebrate Hanukkah, eight days) comes and goes, we’re left with dried up pine needles, small mountains of wrapping paper, dimmed lights, and passé holiday cards all too quickly. What’s one to…

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Sugar-Free Halloween Party Treats That Delight

This year try your best to avoid the expected candy routine with non-sugar treats that still delight. From the DIY variety to the eerily extravagant, here are 14 super sweet favors and gift ideas that won’t give your kids a sugar hangover

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas: 7 Simple Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday

The overflowing holiday aisles of every store in America may say otherwise, but you really don’t need a six-foot tall styrofoam snowman, eighteen fake poinsettia plants, three miles of tinsel or forty rolls of wrapping paper to make your season…

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10 Eco-Friendly Toy Cars & Trucks That Take the Gold

Toy cars and trucks zoom straight to pole position on many kids’ holiday wish lists and letters to Santa. If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels for your car-crazy kiddo, we’ve rounded up ten eco-friendly toy…

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Make a Wish: Scrumptious Birthday Party Treats

Birthday parties abound come summertime — did you know that most babies in the United States are born in August? We’ve got the lowdown on where to find the most scrumptious and festive desserts in Los Angeles. From ice cream…

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Los Angeles Activities:Explore Pasadena

The city of Pasadena is kicking off its 125th Anniversary celebration this month, and the festivities will continue throughout the summer and into the fall. Now is the perfect time to discover and explore all the fun activities bustling locale…

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Portland Kids: Best Puppet Shows

Did you know that puppet shows are popping up all over Portland? Puppet shows are a special, entertaining activity to enjoy with kids; and the beauty of them is that they are enjoyed by infants, toddlers, and older children alike…

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21 Ideas for a Los Angeles Staycation

While the summer was chock full of memorable road trips, family vacations and summer camps, it’s almost that time of year again where back-to-school shopping, early morning carpools, and after school activities rule the day. Before you start moaning and…

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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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