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California Academy of Sciences

The Ultimate Free Museum Days Guide

Get your calendars out. We’ve compiled the definitive list to free museum days, right here.

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Just Opened: CREAM San Francisco

Ice cream and cookies is a combo that is not easily improved upon. Yet CREAM has pulled it off, and dessert lovers are rejoicing (and lining up around the block).

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Get Your Kicks: Shoe Stores For Kids

Are those little feet not as little as they used to be? Stop by one of these 13 local shoe stores to get the kids fitted for new kicks.

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20 Signs You’re a Marin Mom

Are you a certified Marin Mom? We have the 20 sure-fire signs, from gift-free birthdays to a family uniform made up entirely of microfleece.

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Just Opened: Pappabubble

The newest sweet shop in Hayes Valley is so much more than just a spot to score candy—they make everything right there and want you to come watch.

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kid rock climbing

After-School Special: The Best Classes to Fill Your Kiddos’ Afternoon

Looking for the perfect after-school boredom-buster for the kids? From rock-climbing to chorus to computer programming, it’s all right here.

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father and son via cc_kelly sikkema

Raising a Reader: Our Favorite Independent Bookstores

It’s hard to get the kids excited about reading by browsing Amazon. Instead, spend the afternoon at one of the Bay’s best independent bookstores.

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Cheryl Sternman Rule of 5 Second Rule

6 Local Food Bloggers You’ll Love

In a recipe rut? These six local food bloggers have mastered family meals. Bookmark them now and steal their stove-top secrets.

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Cafeteria Confidential: Best School Lunch Delivery Services

Unless you want to roll your own sushi every night, maybe it’s time to look into one of these gourmet school-lunch delivery services.

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Mae Respicio

Meet the Bay Area Writers & Discover Their Picks for Fall Fun

Who could be better experts on fall fun than our writers? We asked our adventurous writers their favorite autumn activities. Click through the slideshow to meet them and to hear their picks.

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Purple Monkey Hair

The Best Kids’ Hair Salons for Tiny Tresses

Snip, snip! We rounded up the best places to get your little one’s locks looking lovely—and the best kiddie whisperers who get the job done with no tears.

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Explore This ‘Hood: Limitless Larkspur

Larkspur is a kid-friendly haven—and foodie heaven. We’ve planned the perfect day for your family filled with hiking, biking, eating and playing.

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Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

3 Things You Need to Know Today

It’s Wednesday, September 24. Here’s what you need to know to make this day the BEST ever.

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Reduce, Reuse, Go Shopping: The Bay’s Best Consignment Stores

Clean out those closets and make room for more—we’ve rounded up the Bay’s best kiddie consignment shops.

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For Little Dumplings: Chino

Beyond Buttered Pasta: Adventurous Kids’ Menus for Little Foodies

Tiny foodies rejoice! We have rounded up the best kids’ menus for the adventurous palate, from sushi to soba.

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