Here at CoolKid we are all about embracing the moments as they come, but also setting aside the time to plan for the ones on the horizon. Summer is no different. As the old saying goes, fail to plan and you will plan to fail. I can confidently assume that no mama wants to fail […]Read more "CoolKid Top 10: Ways to Win Summer"
We are always on the hunt for a deal- whether its a free exhibit, discount event tickets, cheap flights, kids eat free and any other way to take our larger than average family out to give them experiences that will teach them and show them little pieces of our world. Our next big endeavor is […]Read more "CoolKid Globetrotter: Spotting and Securing Deals for Large Family Travel"
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"