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

Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

  This photo was taken at The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights. Review coming soon! It’s PUMPKIN PATCH time! Picking out pumpkins together is such a fun fall tradition and we are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. They each have a variety of attractions that […]

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50 Places for Fun in the Fall

50 Places for Fun in the Fall

Here are some fun ideas for celebrating fall, indoor options for rainy days, and things to do in between holiday events. Many of these links go to reviews I’ve written in the past about our experiences and so be sure to double check hours and admission prices as things may have changed since we visited. […]

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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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Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

  This photo was taken at The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights. Review coming soon! It’s PUMPKIN PATCH time! Picking out pumpkins together is such a fun fall tradition and we are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. They each have a variety of attractions that […]

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Weekend Top 10: September 27th – 28th

Weekend Top 10: September 27th – 28th

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Listen to authors and illustrators read their children’s books at the SCHOLARSHARE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL in Fairytale Town. Saturday – Sunday FREE Pet an alligator, check out exhibits and learn about lizards, snakes, and more at the SACRAMENTO REPTILE SHOW. Saturday – Sunday Enjoy entertainment, activities and free admission to the Folsom Zoo during the […]

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Sacramento Reptile Show 2014

Sacramento Reptile Show 2014

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

{Click on this image and then print the ad for $1.00 off admission!} My husband took my sons to the Sacramento Reptile Show last year and they had so much fun! They reported seeing lots of different snakes, lizards, and alligators. They learned new things and even got to pet some of the reptiles, which […]

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Weekend Top 10: September 19th – 21st

Weekend Top 10: September 19th – 21st

| September 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Dance and play the night away at the Sacramento Children’s Museum first annual BUCCANEER BALL MOTHER SON DANCE. Friday Watch THE LEGO MOVIE under the stars at Fremont Park. Friday FREE Listen to native stories around the CAMPFIRE and roast marshmallows or observe petroglyphs by lantern light during ROCK ART MYSTERIES at the Maidu Indian […]

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Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town & Giveaway

Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town & Giveaway

| September 18, 2014 | 18 Comments

Two exciting things to tell you… 1. This awesome event is FREE! 2. I’m GIVING AWAY 2 children’s books! (see details below) Fairytale Town presents the 14th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on September 27 and 28. The annual Festival features readings and presentations from children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, […]

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Weekend Top 10: September 13th – 14th

Weekend Top 10: September 13th – 14th

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Build your own binoculars at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE See Sacramento Puppet Theatre perform 3 BILLY GOATS GRUFF  at the Arden Fair mall. Saturday FREE Find out what happens when Cruella De Vil steals the puppies in Runaway Stage Productions’ 101 DALMATIONS THE MUSICAL at the 24th Street Theatre. Saturday Create one-of-a-kind art […]

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Win Tickets to the Buccaneer Ball – Sacramento Children’s Museum First Mother Son Dance

Win Tickets to the Buccaneer Ball – Sacramento Children’s Museum First Mother Son Dance

| September 11, 2014 | 18 Comments

I think this Mother Son dance is a fabulous idea with an adorable theme and cannot wait to bring my two sons! Just last week something triggered my six-year-old to ask if there was such a thing as a Mother Son dance. I told him there was such a thing and maybe we could attend […]

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Weekend Top 10: September 6th – 7th

Weekend Top 10: September 6th – 7th

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse at Home Depot’s KIDS WORKSHOP. Saturday FREE Play games and learn about the importance of being healthy at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s HAPPY HEART: HEALTHY EATING DAY. Saturday (2 for 1 admission all day) Take a tour, meet firefighters and see a fire truck up close at a FIRE […]

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Find Adventure in 4 Local Neighborhoods

Find Adventure in 4 Local Neighborhoods

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was thrilled when Sacramento Parent magazine asked me to write a series of articles through the summer months. (I have been a fan of Sacramento Parent magazine since I moved to Sacramento ten years ago with my first baby.) They asked if I would feature four local neighborhoods and highlight some unique ways to […]

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