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Parents beware: Folsom Street Fair is this weekend

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Back in 2008 my oldest daughter and I were walking around San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood on a clear autumn day in search of a mattress store called Keetsa. I remember turning a corner and almost bumping into an enormous naked man riding his bicycl… [Read More]

Things all S.F. kids should do before they grow up

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School’s out. The fog’s rolling in. Summer’s officially here and it’s time to pull out SFGate’s beloved list of things every S.F. kid should do before they grow up. We’ve updated our list, taking out the mention SFMOMA’s family days (unti… [Read More]

Family fun: The Bay Area’s lesser-known delights

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This morning, I’m going to be a guest on KQED’s Forum radio program to talk about things to do with kids around the Bay Area. (Tune into 88.5 FM at 10 a.m.) I need your help. Please share your favorite kid spots in the comments below. The show’s … [Read More]

Things to do with kids this summer

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No matter how much kids love summer vacation, there inevitably comes a time when the “I’m bored” complaints begin. Curb the boredom and get in some quality bonding time with these fun family-oriented activities. How do you keep your kids entert… [Read More]

I took my 9-year-old to the opera, and she loved it

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Last year when my daughter was 8 years old, I took her to the San Francisco Opera’s shortened version of Carmen for families. She was enchanted by the elaborate costumes, the richly textured voices and the bustling pageantry, and when I tucked her in… [Read More]

20 places every California kid should see

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School will soon be out and parents will be looking for things to do with their kids. While trips to Hawaii and Disney World are grand, many families can’t afford lavish vacations. Plus, there’s so much to see and do right here in our Golde… [Read More]