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Max Out the Fun Outdoors This Labor Day Weekend

Capture fun in the sun this Labor Day weekend with thrilling water slides, hiking fit for tots, adventure parks that’ll bring humongous smiles and more!

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Best Ways to Use Up Every Last Drop of Summer

School bells are ringing around the corner, but no sweat, we’ve brainstormed ways to make the most of our not-so-endless summer.

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Bay Area Kids Event: July 16-18

Block parties, art walks, movie nights, festivals and concerts line up for the weekend – where will your kids want to go?

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Eek! After a Year Hiatus, Halloween Time at Disneyland Is Back

Jack Skellington returns to the Haunted Mansion, along with plenty of frightfully delicious food and more!

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Beat the Heat at These Bay Area Water Parks (Including the New Spot at Great America!)

School is out and the temperature is rising! These cool spots have you covered.

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24 Space Facts for Kids That Are Totally Out of This World

What sport was played on the moon? How long is a day on Venus? We’ve got some surprising, awesome, and fun facts for you about space!

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5 Easy Ways to Support your Girl Scout During the Busy Cookie Season

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Moms and dads, start your engines—literally. It’s just about time to load up the car and start moving those boxes of cookies that fans clamor for year after year, right around this time. 
With visions of shortbread, chocolate…

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Have a Firefighter-Loving Kid? They’ll Love These Fireman Facts!

Some fun facts for your wannabe firefighting kid!

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Teachers Aren’t Responsible for Saving Our Country

“The pressure on teachers to keep kids safe through sanitary steps, proper mask-wearing, and socially distancing is tremendous making the main function of school—teaching academic content to children—nearly impossible.”

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To the Mothers who Struggle With Postpartum Depression

Two and a half years ago I was in the hospital gazing down at my newborn and I couldn’t stop the tears. The tears signified helplessness, confusion and anxiety. I knew the cries were from postpartum depression. This wasn’t the…

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The Great Christmas Tree Debate

When my husband and I married, we knew, like a lot of couples, that we’d be joining our different backgrounds, life experiences, and other marriage-like things. Obviously there would be a learning curve. But little did we know how deep…

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What’s a Dumb Phone? This New Phone Is Social Media-Free & Parents Take Note

This “smartphone” alternative could actually be one of the smartest things parents can get for their over-connected kids.

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Rob Lowe Did Something Amazing for California Wildfire Firefighters

Rob Lowe cooked up a very special thank you for the firefighters who recently helped him.

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Why Asking for Help is the Strongest Thing a Parent Can Do

It was 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. I know this because Paw Patrol had just gone off, and we watch Paw Patrol at 1:30 on Wednesdays. (Isn’t it funny the things you start to know as a mom?)

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From 0 to 1: My Experience as a First Time Mom

My baby turns 1 in just a few short day! Time has literally flown, as it seems now. To be honest, there were days when I just couldn’t wait for the minutes to creep by. Boy oh boy, what an…

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Make a Splash: Water Slide Your Way through Summer

We navigated the waters to give you the rundown on some of the best water slides around, with options for wee guppies and bona fide sharks alike.

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Study Reveals Kids Prefer Pets Over Siblings

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Your idyllic afternoon turns into a raging storm as the war cries of kids fighting over a toy rings out. Sound familiar? Siblings fight like cats and dogs, and now research shows they might prefer spending time with…

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Why I’m an A$*&hole Parent (According to My Kids)

We all have days where our kids drive us nuts and bring us to the brink of insanity. We all have those days when we love our kids, but don’t really like them. Guess what? We, as parents, drive our…

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Caillou The Brat: The Force That Unites Us All

There is so much hatred in the world these days.
People are hated for their political preferences, race, religion and the like. There seems no end to what people will attack each other over. We must find a way to…

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Take One Final Day Trip to Raging Waves

Sneak in one more (or maybe two!) weekends of wet fun before we round the corner to fall and bid farewell to pool time.

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Mourning the Loss of Me

My husband was looking at me as if I’d sprouted a second head, and all I could think was, “Surely I can’t be the only woman who feels this way.”  I was approximately seven months pregnant and had just tried…

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Head to Morey’s Piers for Sun & Fun on the Jersey Shore

No Snookis here! Head to this seaside spot for a family-friendly escape!

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Red Tricycle Writers’ Secrets for Summer Fun

The stories you read on Red Tricycle are written by fun lovers and explorers — much like yourself! Here they share their secrets.

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Game On: Where to Play Olympic Sports in Chicago

Get your own slice of Sochi in Chicago. Here’s where you can ski, skate and sled like a champion.

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Dine Like a Top Chef

Our favorite Top Chef judge and local food god Tom Colicchio is making fine dining a family affair these days.  Perhaps Tom’s inspired by his own sons, 18-month old Mateo, 3-year old Luka and 19-year old Dante. Or maybe he’s…

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Ross Recreation Summer Camps

June 18- July 27  Six one-week sessions
At Kent Middle School – 800 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA 94904
“Remember when Summer was just for FUN?”  Join us this Summer for some good, old-fashion camp fun!

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Downsized Doughnuts

We’ve been there: while picking up a cup of Joe, you buy a mediocre, oversized pastry to keep your little one happy thinking, “I’ll have a bite or two to keep her from getting too sugared up.” Packed into those…

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