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Y Bike Presidio: A Stress-free Way to Get Them Riding!

Y Bike Presidio: A Stress-free Way to Get Them Riding!

October 28, 2019 / Sarah Montoya / Out & About

Do you ever wonder how the heck you will get your kids to learn how to bike in this hilly, traffic jam of a city? You are not alone! Read about GGMG's Sarah Montoya's successful trip to Y Bike event at the Presidio YMCA, and get inspired to scoot around... read more

Our Apple Picking Picks!!!!

Our Apple Picking Picks!!!!

October 02, 2019 / Sarah Montoya / Out & About Seasonal Activities

Apple picking season is short and sweet ... and almost over! But if you are hoping to pick some apples before you pick a pumpkin, there are so many amazing options in the Bay Area. You are sure to find the perfect experience for you and your family. This past weekend... read more

Art for de Youngsters

Art for de Youngsters

September 18, 2019 / Sarah Montoya / Out & About Education Mom Recs

If you haven’t checked out the de Youngsters kids’ art studio at the de Young you have been missing out! This beautiful little playroom offers a range of age appropriate ways for kids to experience art without making a mess. In four progressive stations - moving up in difficulty as y... read more

Reviews: Recess Collective

Reviews: Recess Collective

August 14, 2019 / Sarah Montoya / Out & About Parenting Education

San Francisco mom and postpartum doula, Sarah Montoya, reviews one of her family's favorite places to learn, play, and connect. Read on to learn more about how the space can add some fun and education (and maybe even peace!) to your family's routine. read more

Out & About: Urban Gardening

Out & About: Urban Gardening

February 13, 2019 / Veronica Reilly-Granich / Out & About

It may not seem like it right now, but the sun IS coming back next week! What better way to make use of all this newly irrigated soil than to dig in the mud and grow something? If you don’t have a backyard, or even if you just don’t wa... read more

Out & About: Giving Back and Gaining Empathy

Out & About: Giving Back and Gaining Empathy

February 08, 2019 / Jennifer Butterfoss / Out & About

The driving rain and wintry temps here in the Bay Area are reminding us here at City Blocks to be grateful for our warm homes, cozy clothing, and hot meals. What better way to connect our children with this gratitude than to give back to those less fortunate? GGMG Magazine... read more

Out & About: There's no Place Like the Bay Area for the Holidays

Out & About: There's no Place Like the Bay Area for the Holidays

December 02, 2018 / Meredith Bergman / Out & About

The holiday season is officially in full swing! If you want to make this a December to Remember, have we got the resource for you: local father of three children three and under, San Francisco native, and World's Biggest Fan of holiday cheer, Trevor McNeil, is the mastermind behind this... read more

Mom Docent: A Quiet Retreat to the Botanical Garden Library and Terrace

Mom Docent: A Quiet Retreat to the Botanical Garden Library and Terrace

October 26, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Out & About Mom Docent

There's no time to read the plaques while tending to the herd! Enter Mom Docent, a new City Blocks series that will be full of stories, tips, and suggested activities for Bay Area sites, museums, paintings, and public works of art. Each entry is intended to be read before heading... read more

Lazy Day: A Pumpkin Patch for Tired Parents

Lazy Day: A Pumpkin Patch for Tired Parents

October 16, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Out & About Seasonal Activities

There are a lot of amazing Pumpkin Patches in the area. But it’s all fun and games (and pumpkin cannons and farm animals) until you have to fight your way back to the city in stand-still traffic coming north on Highway 1 at 3:55pm on a Sunday.   May I humbly subm... read more

Mom Docent: USS Hornet

Mom Docent: USS Hornet

October 12, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Out & About Education Mom Docent

There's no time to read the plaques while tending to the herd! Enter Mom Docent, a new City Blocks series that will be full of stories, tips, and suggested activities for Bay Area sites, museums, paintings, and public works of art. Each entry is intended to be read before heading... read more