Category: Family Activities

Too Much Weekend Sun?

Whether you went away for the long weekend or decided a staycation was better for the budget this weekend, it’s likely you and your kids might have indulged in too much sun and paying for it today. My family decided to stay home this weekend with the ridiculous gas prices and the kids were water …

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KidsQuest Childrens Museum Free Friday

Like most parents, each crazy week is programmed from the minute they wake up, until it’s time for bed. After work, time is filled shuttling kids between school and activities, all this madness needs to be balanced. It would be great if weekend recreation with the kids was free or low-cost. I remember when I was …

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Is Your Family Ready for an Earthquake or Tsunami Level Emergency?

Creating a Emergency Preparedness Kit

Going through Facebook and Twitter, one can’t help but notice the outpouring of support for the tsunami victims in Japan. A status message from my friend Orietta really struck me. She said, “Thinking its time to start practicing some earthquake drills at home with the kids and get them involved in making an emergency supply …

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Kids Writing a YouTube Channel Story Board

Kids Writing a Sketch Originally uploaded by sungazing As a tech-addicted mom, I try to look at ways technology or gadgets can help bring people closer together. I never imagined the kids would find ways to use technology to create a richer, more imaginative way to play. I’m extra stoked that a by-product is that …

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Light Up A New Christmas Tradition

Take a break from the holiday madness and create a new family tradition. When my family lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, we went to Christmas in the Park at Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose to check out the Christmas trees, which were decorated, by local schools. They had an outdoor ice …

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