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LA Sanitation Department Open House 2018

  • April 1, 2018

It's almost that time of year again! The day little boys (and girls) look forward to all year long - trash truck open house! My son equates spring and summer with several things and the opening day to summer in…

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Touch a Truck Thousand Oaks

  • May 26, 2016

Touch-a-truck events are becoming the spring and summer thing to do. Some are fundraisers for public schools or charity organizations and some are just free community events. The Touch-a-Truck day in Thousand Oaks is our favorite of all the ones on offer…

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What To Do in Wrightwood (Near Mt. High)

  • January 21, 2016

You managed to pack up the car, bundle up the kids and hit the road for snow tubing at Mountain High. Whew! Congrats. Oh but wait, now you have arrived only to discover that it's either sold out for the day…

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Kids Workshop at Home Depot

  • April 16, 2015

Do you have a construction loving little one? If so, this is the post for you! My son gets confused with all of the large warehouse type stores, so when he sees Home Depot he says "This is my favorite…

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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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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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Holiday Volunteering in Los Angeles with Kids

  • November 7, 2014

Volunteerism has been a part of my life since I was a young elementary school kid visiting the nursing home in my neighborhood. I don't remember how I got started - maybe through holiday caroling or because I wanted to earn…

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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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Classic Car Night at Bob’s Big Boy

  • August 7, 2013

Classic Car Night at Bob's Big Boy Every Friday from 5 pm - 10 pm, classic car's start rolling into Bob's Big Boy in the Toluca Lake area of Burbank. My son asks me about all of the new, interesting cars on…

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