Family dinner at #bouncefarm in Martinez

#bouncefarm in Martinez is a lovely outing for littles

Bounce Farm in Martinez is a flipping awesome destination for your little kids who love to jump. We visited this very clean family-operated bouncy house, bouncy slide and climb-around place and my three-year old strongly suggested we move in (Sawyer figured we could sleep in one of the bounce houses and eat pizza for all our meals in the dining […]

Bay Area staycation guide: 12 things to do during spring break

Things to do with Bay Area kids

Sticking around for spring break this year? How many of these day trips and adventures for grade school-age children can you squeeze into one week of your Bay Area staycation? A very low-budget shopping trip to spend one’s “own money” at the East Bay Depot for Creative Re-use. Tip: Used 3-ring binders and empty photo […]

Ticket Alert: There’s No Business Like Shoe Business

East Bay Children's Theatre production

My son and mom and I attended the last production from this theater group, an updated Jack and the Beanstalk, and were completely entertained and impressed by the clever lyrics and script. This year’s production, There’s No Business Like Shoe Business, has been authored by the same writer-composer, Ron Lytle. I’m guessing Lytle’s new take […]

Worth the drive: Heather Farm Park and Playground in Walnut Creek

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The unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of artificial-turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard. The park is a great destination for all ages. From a stroller-friendly walk around the pond to a well-placed bench for grandparents to sit, it has a lot […]