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DIY Wee Valentines Craft for Young Romantics (and Animal Lovers)

Sweet cards and candy, isn’t Valentine’s just a happier form of Halloween to invite spring into our hearts? To help your kiddos make their own Valentine’s cards to distribute at school or on the playground, I’m happy to introduce four Wee Alphas friends that are here to help make Valentine’s Day a DIY delight. They […]

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Waiting for whales on the boat

Whale Watching with Children at the Farallon Islands (Video)

“There goes the tail!” said the naturalist on board of our whale watching boat off the Farallon Islands. The kids were glued to the sides of the boat, waiting for Moby Dick to resurface and wave at us with its giant fin. Think about that – the largest mammals on earth, barnacle-encrusted animals who travel […]

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Dia de Los Muertos Parade

Celebrate The Day of The Dead in San Francisco

On November 2nd – exactly two days after the trick-or-treat and plastic fangs craze of Halloween, the Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) is both a spiritual journey and a celebration of life. Culminating in the Mission district around Garfield Park, the San Francisco Dia de Los Muertos Procession and Festival of […]

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My grand-ma's memory box

Day of the Dead Activity: Create a Memory Box

I’m not a fan of cemetery visits on the Day of the Dead. They make me weepy and sad. My grand-mother passed away two years ago but every year since her death, she’s made a guest appearance as a memory box in our home and our family likes it that way. I find that this […]

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Lands End Lookout au naturel - in the fog

Visit the Lands End Lookout with Kids

It may be foggy when you go, it will certainly be windy, but it’s still the best view in San Francisco. The Lands End Lookout, opened in April 2012, is the newest visitor center of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and a great spot to take the kids or your out-of-town visitors. With the […]

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