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May Calendar of Family Friendly Fun Events in and Around Sacramento and Davis

May Calendar of Family Friendly Fun Events in and Around Sacramento and Davis

With Mother's Day just around the corner, May is bustling with fun family-friendly events!

Below is a list of just some of the fun family-friendly events in and around the Sacramento Valley, including Davis, Sacramento and beyond.

5 Gifts Teachers Would Love to Receive This Teacher Appreciation Day

5 Gifts Teachers Would Love to Receive This Teacher Appreciation Day

I come from a family of teachers and educators, including elementary teachers, special education teachers, librarians and school administrators. My husband is considered the black sheep of the family because he’s in healthcare. So Teacher Appreciation Week and end of school were always popular events in my house.

The value of education and and appreciation for educators was instilled in us from an early age. So while Teacher Appreciation Day may be on Tuesday, May 8th, I hope all the teachers out there know how much they are loved and appreciated all year long.

Unique and Special Ideas for Baby's 1st Easter Basket

Unique and Special Ideas for Baby's 1st Easter Basket

Baby's firsts are always special, and that first Easter basket is an opportunity to celebrate spring, new beginnings and that sweet baby of yours. I always have fun shopping for Easter baskets for the boys and put a lot of care and thought into their first Easter baskets (for the toddlers now it's mostly from the Target Dollar Spot, but hey they like it!).

Below are 10 of my favorite items for baby's first Easter Basket.

International Women's Day, A Day For ALL to Celebrate!

International Women's Day, A Day For ALL to Celebrate!

While I'm not a mom to girls, I still view my role as a boy-mom as important in the fight for women's equality.

As parents it is our responsibility to raise good humans. Not only is it up to us as parents to raise the next generation of strong, confident women, but it's also up to us as parents of boys to raise compassionate boys who believe in the radical notion that women are equal to men (i.e. feminism). 

Museum of Ice Cream: A Kid-Friendly San Francisco Pop-Up

Museum of Ice Cream: A Kid-Friendly San Francisco Pop-Up

Growing up in the hot Northern California summers, we ate a lot of ice cream and spent a lot of time in the pools. When it's 105 degrees out, you don't want to each much else besides watermelon or ice cream. Or the popsicles from the Ice Cream Truck.

So when my friend Heather told me about the Museum of Ice Cream, which originally opened in Los Angeles, I knew I had to check it out.

The MOIC is more of an eye candy ode to pop-art, Lisa Frank and bubble gum and less interactive than the Color Factory.

The Color Factory: A Review of Our Family-Friendly Day of Colorful Fun

Color Factory, San Francisco, Kid-Friendly, Family, Baby, Toddler, Tips

Tickets to San Francisco's The Color Factory are about as difficult to get as a mid-90s Tickle-Me-Elmo, so after being in a virtual queue with hundreds of others, I felt like I'd won the lottery when I secured weekend tickets for the whole family for the limited run pop-up event.

The Color Factory, which opened in August and has been extended through at least February 2018, is an interactive exhibit located in a two-story building near Union Square, in downtown San Francisco.

For those of you who were lucky enough to score tickets for this next round, here are a few family-friendly tips for making the day just that much more enjoyable!

12 Days of Kid-Friendly Christmas Activities in the Davis and Sacramento Areas

12 Days of Kid-Friendly Christmas Activities in the Davis and Sacramento Areas
Christmas time. White winter. Snow. Snuggled up by the fire drinking hot chocolate. Well, we do have some fun Christmas activities here in Northern California even if we don't all get the snow. Here in Sacramento and Davis it gets quite chilly, but the snow is a once-in-a-decade treat in the Sacramento Valley. There are nonetheless, so many fun Christmas activities to do with kids in the Davis and Sacramento areas.