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Why I’m Dreaming of Family Travel This Year

“Savor the planning, inhabit the surprises, heal if you must, and journey on. Enjoy the entirety of your travels, and consider 2021 an opportunity for the most well researched you, ever. Whether in a summer sojourn, or the journey of life.”

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Take & Make: 11 Kids’ Craft Kits to Pick Up Today

Your kids can paint pottery, make a retro wall hanging or design their own puzzle, when you pick up a craft kit from one of these local Seattle art studios.

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Amazon Gets in on the Exclusive Design Collab Game, Just Like Target

Look out Target—Amazon is comin’ for your collabs.

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Score Wow-Worthy Gifts at Balboa Park’s Museum Shops

Here’s where you’ll find a treasure trove of offerings for the lucky kids on your holiday list.

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Just Opened: boy + girl Leaves You California Dreamin’

One of our favorite LA labels makes the move from online to brick and mortar and we’ve got the scoop!

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Crafty Hot Spots for Young Makers

From painting to making things out of scraps, fuel their love of creativity and expression at these craft studios.

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7 DIY Craft Studios to Get Messy In

Explore your child’s crafty side with these open studios dedicated to DIY. Artwork, crafts, messy painting, and more are all here! Find your child’s muse at any of these 7 studios.

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Why Can’t Boredom Be Cool?

What does boredom mean to you?

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11 Indoor Water Parks That Will Save Your Spring Break

Make a serious splash on your next family vacation at these 11 water parks!

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What Parents Love About the New Village at Topanga

When is a mall not a mall? When it’s filled with art installations, free books, splash spots and more. Find out why we’re actually excited to bring the kids to discover the new Village at Topanga.

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Paint & Play at the New Glaze Fire

Whether you’re looking for a fun indoor activity, a baby keepsake that will knock Grandma out or a birthday party place for your little artist, the new Glaze Fire in Los Feliz is just the spot.

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Ways To Beat The Back-to-School Blues For Younger Kids

Does your youngest have the blues missing their school-bound big brothers and sisters? Never fear, here are four awesome activities to treat your lonesome tot while they wait for the school bell to ring.

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Mini Makers: Where to Create, Craft, and Cook

Shake things up during the summer lull with a class or camp that lets the littles keep their hands busy crafting, cooking, inventing, and building.

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Unravel the Past at the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

If your little Indiana Jones likes to discover buried toys in the backyard, the California Science Center’s newest exhibit is for you.

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8 Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studios That Break the Mold

Go ahead and paint the town red — or blue, or green or any other color under the sun — at these clay-tastic spots for all ages.

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Paint the Town: 6 Paint Places for Kids to Get Crafty

Check out these six spots where your whole gang can get fired up about art.

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7 Crafty NYC Summer Camps for Kids

Got a maker in the house? Check out these options for sewing, sculpting and more when school’s not in session!

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Gilman Village: A Specialty Shopping Center with History

From pottery painting to play spaces to music classes, grab the gang and explore this local landmark that has been entertaining families for almost 50 years.

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All Fired Up: Six Spots to Paint Your Own Pottery

If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity, we’ve rounded up six places to paint your own pottery (with some glass fusing and crafting thrown in for good measure).

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The Most Unexpected Party Places for Baby’s First Birthday

A birthday party at one of these local venues helps put the focus on your too-cute-for-words bambino, while still proving to be loads of fun for the grown-ups. Charge your phones—you won’t want to miss a single second of the celebration.

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Art’s Cool: Drop-In Craft Studios for a Rainy Day

These drop-in studios give little ones a canvas, smock, plus use of paints and other art materials; all they have to bring is their imaginations.

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Connect Your Kids to Their Communities at Multilingual Connections

Connect your kids with their communities and world! Multilingual Kids’ week-long language camps are designed to immerse children in language and culture through fun, hands-on activities and are offered in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese for kids 5-9.
Camps are held…

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The Art (and Craft) of an NYC Birthday Party

In NYC, art lovers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. With stroller tours at the Met and preschoolers commonly in attendance at downtown gallery openings (we once heard one precocious tot grasping the concept of a DNA helix by…

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Feed Your DIY Side: Where to Make Crafts, Pottery & More

There’s nothing quite as cringe-worthy as the sound of our kiddos saying “I’m bored” when there’s a room full of toys and games, but let’s face it — even us grownups feel it sometimes, if we ever get a moment…

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A Rainy Day Outing You Likely Haven’t Tried Yet

We all have our favorite places in the city to explore with our kids, but once you know you can walk around those places with your eyes closed, it’s probably time to switch things up. Here’s a fresh idea for…

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Liberty Station: An Ideal Spot to Cure Thanksgiving Break Boredom

We know what you’re thinking: the kids will be on Thanksgiving vacation for a week with nothing to do! Fret not, parents. We’ve put together a list of family-friendly activities to do in Liberty Station. So if you need to…

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Date Night: etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show

Shop local and handmade on Black Friday this holiday season at the etsyRAIN 2012 Handmade Holiday Show, November 23 & 24, 2012. Avoid the mall crowds and truly enjoy your Holiday gift shopping with local etsyRAIN artists at the fabulous…

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It's A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood: Noe Valley’s 24th Street

Our new series A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will showcase fun itineraries for parents’ and kids’ adventures in different Bay Area neighborhoods. Read up on where to go at the Red Tri website, then look for our window clings…

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Terra Mia Art Studio

1314 Castro Street
(between 24th St & Jersey St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
A treat for kids and adults, Terra Mia Art Studio sports shelves and shelves of unpainted pottery for patrons to paint themselves. Step in, pick out a…

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Presidents’ Week Camp

Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley is offering a President’s Week camp
next week, M-F 9 am – 1 pm for kids ages 5-15. “Bugs, Birds & Beasts”
is our theme. We will paint on pottery and work with wet clay. Kids…

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Explore: Marin Country Mart

Once known as Larkspur Landing, the shopping center across from the Larkspur ferry re-opened this past spring as the Marin Country Mart, transformed into a shopping oasis with a touch of country quaint. Plans are in the works for a…

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July Hot List – Sales, Discounts & Free Stuff

Whether you’re hitting up the Appel & Frank Sale for cool kids clothes and gear, taking advantage of the 25% discount at Brushstroke Studios (can you say “Moms Night Out”!) or enjoying a FREE DAY at SFMOMA, there are many…

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Handmade for the Holidays

Looking for a fantastic, last-minute, handmade holiday gift idea?  How about paint and glaze ornaments, a personalized ‘handprint’ plate or a glass-fused bowl you can craft together with the kids?
Now through December 20th at  KHS Pottery in Ballard you…

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Explore: Crossroads Bellevue

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Upon first glance, Crossroads Bellevue (15600 NE 8th Street,) is really just a mall in the ‘burbs. But sometimes that’s all you need for a…

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