Our Summer bucket list still has some unchecked squares, so this week we are hitting the road (locally) to visit those last few places that we dreamed of back in June. Summer is rounding third and sliding into home and before we know it, school will be in full swing. On the agenda: Redwood Mini […]Read more "CoolKid Field Tripping: Redwood Valley Railway and Tilden Little Farm"
August 1st has hit, so obviously everyone is ready to embrace the “Back to School” mentality force fed to us by the media. Right? RIGHT?!? Ok if you are like me its a resounding NO! There is an all out assault against the slow days of summer, expecting us to snap to and begin preparing […]Read more "CoolKid Top 10: Savoring Summer"
We love teaching our children in many ways and through many experiences. Art, history, culture, music; these are all avenues we explore with our kids as often as possible. Sometimes, paying $65 per ticket for a family of 7 sounds pretty discouraging, especially if you want to be a regular on the arts scene. We […]Read more "CoolKid Cheat Sheet: SF Free Tuesdays Guide"
Target is stocked with shelves of plastic noisemakers that I would prefer NOT come into my home, but there are some gems hidden as well. I wish I could have all the money back that we have spent on toys that ended up sitting around until they hit the Goodwill pile. So many toys out […]Read more "CoolKid Tested: Fab Five Gifts for Tween Boys"
What little boy doesn’t dream of becoming a professional Spy or FBI Agent?! When my soon to be 5 year old started requesting a spy themed party I knew I better get my ducks in a row. Once he makes up his mind, there is usually no changing it. At first, I was a little […]Read more "CoolKid Soirees: Super Sleuth Spy Soiree"
What am I going to do today to enrich my child? To expose them to social situations, build strength both physically and emotionally, engage them, introduce them to the fine arts, teach them while they are still little sponges? If you are anything like me, there are many days where hanging close to home is […]Read more "CoolKid About Town: Walnut Creek Toddler Classes and Activities"