Free Things to do with Kids

Exploring WPA Rock Garden

Exploring WPA Rock Garden

So we all know that William Land Park is Sacramento’s hot spot for families with the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Funderland, pony rides, a duck pond, playground, play pool, and picnic areas galore. But…did you know that there is a HIDDEN TREASURE as well? The WPA Rock Garden sits undiscovered by most visitors. Right next […]

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Kids Eat Free Every Day of the Week

Kids Eat Free Every Day of the Week

Whether you want to go out because you do not feel like cooking or simply to have fun, Kids Eat Free Days at local restaurants sure make it more affordable to go out as a family!  I have rounded up lots of great places to eat and most of these restaurants offer one Kid’s Meal […]

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Storytimes in Sacramento

Storytimes in Sacramento

Whether your child is a baby, toddler or school-age, they probably love storytime just like mine do!  Not only is it a fun outing, but it plays an important role in introducing kids to the magic of books.   Another plus is that storytimes are FREE!  We are lucky in Sacramento to have so many […]

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A Capitol Adventure

A Capitol Adventure

The California State Capitol is beautiful…and a must-see for all that come to visit Sacramento.  But even if you are not a tourist, this is an awesome place to take your kids! Our Experience: When my dear friend and her son came up from San Diego to visit us this summer, the Capitol was at […]

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Hiking at the Cosumnes River Preserve

Hiking at the Cosumnes River Preserve

Are you in the mood to get some fresh air, some exercise…and explore nature with the kids?  Here’s a place you’ll want to check out! For quite a while I had been wanting to take my little ones to the Cosumnes River Preserve after seeing some pictures of a friend and her teenagers hiking there.  […]

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Fall Fun

Pumpkin Patch Roundup 2016

Pumpkin Patch Roundup 2016

It’s such a fun fall tradition to visit a pumpkin patch! We are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. A few of the pumpkin patches are opening this weekend and next but according to a couple farms I spoke to, the pumpkins are typically not ripe […]

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Gibson Ranch Park Photo Gallery

Gibson Ranch Park Photo Gallery

  Gibson Ranch Park 8556 Gibson Ranch Rd Elverta, CA 95626 $5.00 parking fee per vehicle  

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Nimbus Fish Hatchery Salmon Ladder

Nimbus Fish Hatchery Salmon Ladder

This is the best time of the year to visit the Nimbus Fish Hatchery! It’s SALMON SEASON and there is so much to see and learn! Laura Drath, the Fish and Wildlife Interpreter for the Nimbus Fish Hatchery was kind enough to give me the inside scoop on what is happening and the best time […]

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Black Chasm Cavern Day Trip

Black Chasm Cavern Day Trip

For this ADVENTUROUS DAY TRIP we hit these 3 spots: Indian Grinding Rock State Park, Black Chasm Cavern, and Zen Garden Trail Are you up for a new adventure?  I am so excited to share this awesome day trip we recently took with you!  This is one that the ENTIRE family will enjoy.  Three unique […]

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A Day Trip to Apple Hill

A Day Trip to Apple Hill

If you ask Sacramento families what the perfect traditional Fall outing is, more than likely the answer you will hear is…APPLE HILL! It is hard for me to admit that in the eight years that we have lived in Sacramento, we have never once been to Apple Hill!  Every Fall I had planned on making […]

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Weekend Top 10: September 24th – 25th

Weekend Top 10: September 24th – 25th

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Listen to children’s book authors and illustrators read on the Mother Goose Stage at the SCHOLARSHARE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL. Saturday – Sunday FREE Dress as your favorite character and ice skate at Skatetown’s ROYAL BALL. Friday Be amazed by death-defying stunts at CIRCUS VARGAS. Friday – Sunday See the classic story of CHARLOTTE’S WEB come […]

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Fall Fun Guide 2016

Fall Fun Guide 2016

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

We love Fall in Sacramento! Temperatures cool down enough to enjoy the outdoors, sweaters come out of the closet, pumpkin-flavored treats start to pop up everywhere and there are plenty of special events in the pipeline. Our round-up of the best things to do in Sacramento this season will keep your family busy through Thanksgiving. […]

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Our Memories by Michelle Family Photo Session

Our Memories by Michelle Family Photo Session

| September 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Moms, imagine this – As you’re leaving a family photo session, your husband and kids exclaim, “Wow, that was actually fun!” Sound impossible? I’m here to tell you it’s not. THIS happened! My family experienced a Playful Lifestyle session with Michelle McDaid of Memories by Michelle. We met by the American River in Fair Oaks, […]

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Circus Vargas Giveaway

Circus Vargas Giveaway

| September 20, 2016 | 9 Comments

A world of wonder and awe await you under the big top at Circus Vargas! Circus Vargas returns with the world premiere of iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza! The first class production will illuminate and inspire the wonder and imagination of every child at heart. Boasting death-defying stunts, high-flying aerialists, awe-inspiring acrobats, and hilarious clowns […]

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