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Tips on Camping with Kids

  • May 26, 2015

People say that you cannot go camping with small kids. That it will be a nightmare. It's dangerous. No one will sleep. Yes, I won't lie, camping with kids is more challenging than without children, but if you plan accordingly, take your time…

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Switzer Falls Hike with Kids

  • May 12, 2015

We have tried the Switzer Falls hike a few times with friends, but have never made it very far (due to those pesky kids playing in the creek!). We were jonesing for a hike and decided to give it another go.  I…

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with Kids

  • April 28, 2015

One of the main reasons we chose the Big Island over the other Hawaiian Islands was to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. My son had seen a brochure about the park at a friend's house last summer and has wanted to go…

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Travel Memories: Highway 1

  • April 9, 2015

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and…

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5 Easy Hikes for Toddlers Los Angeles

  • February 10, 2015

Hiking is the thing to do in LA. Before moving here I didn't think that hiking with kids was even possible, especially once they were too big to carry and no longer interested in the stroller. As a baby you can carry them and…

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Vasquez Rocks with Kids

  • January 25, 2015

My son woke up saying he wanted to go on a hike and I knew immediately where we should go. Vasquez Rocks.  It has been on our to do list forever. All I knew about Vasquez Rocks was that it's great for kids who like to…

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An Honest Review: The Discovery Cube Los Angeles

  • December 30, 2014

Last week we had the opportunity to visit the science focused children's museum Discovery Cube Los Angeles (which is actually in the Valley).  The few posts I had read on it made it sound amazing, so I went with high expectations.…

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Sand Sledding: Winter fun for the whole family

  • December 1, 2014

It is almost that time of year again -- sand sledding!  This is my favorite part of winter in LA. What isn't awesome about sledding in warm weather not having to worry about gloves and hats and frostbite. And showing…

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Malibu Lagoon Bird Watching with Kids

  • November 24, 2014

I love nature, hiking and animals, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine taking time on a Sunday to go bird watching. But yep, this is what happens in my household every month.  The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society…

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Free Splash Pads on the East Side

  • June 5, 2014

It's summer and summer means water play, especially on the Eastside where our summer temperatures soar. For us it's even more important because we don't have central air at our house, so we *must* get out in the afternoons to cool…

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California Adventure Rides for Toddlers

  • May 28, 2014

California Adventure is my pick for a toddler's first visit to a Disney theme park. California Adventure is smaller than Disneyland and feels much more manageable to do with a toddler. The California Adventure rides for toddlers are mellow and…

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