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Mom Docent: The Russian Bride's Attire

Mom Docent: The Russian Bride's Attire

December 03, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Mom Docent

Tomorrow brings another free day at the de Young and Legion of Honor, and another chance to bring your kids to see some awesome art.  Read this, and then head over to the Legion to introduce your kids to a gaggle of well-dressed Russian ladies.  (Side note: On December 1, the de Yo... 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 Beginner's Guide to the de Young and Legion of Honor, on Free Days and Beyond

Mom Docent: A Beginner's Guide to the de Young and Legion of Honor, on Free Days and Beyond

November 05, 2018 / Beth Ryan / Mom Docent

The DeYoung Museum and Legion of Honor Museum offer free entry the first Tuesday of every month. For some, fine art museums can seem rather intimidating. But I promise you, as a regular visitor, these are friendly places where all are welcome! And while these museums are not necessarily “child-friendly” in t... 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

Out & About Lil’ Kid: Bernal Heights

Out & About Lil’ Kid: Bernal Heights

September 05, 2018 / Out & About

As we all settle into our fall routines, let's not forget an easy way to mix things up when a free day comes our way: exploring a different neighborhood in the city, or just venturing to a new spot around the corner. In today's Out & About, Yanina Markova shares... read more

Out & About: Bay Area Telescope Viewing

Out & About: Bay Area Telescope Viewing

August 22, 2018 / Out & About

No need to limit kids' learning experiences to school hours! Several Bay Area organizations offer telescope viewing to the public so stargazers of all ages can get a close-up view of gleaming planets, luminous moons, and twinkling stars. Pro tip: telescope viewing starts when the sky is dark, so go o... read more

Out & About: San Francisco’s Hidden Outdoor Public Spaces

Out & About: San Francisco’s Hidden Outdoor Public Spaces

August 20, 2018 / Out & About

With the return of the always-busy school year, it's a great time to check out the many outdoor spaces in downtown San Francisco that serve as an oasis from the hustle. Christine Chen shares her suggestions for finding peace and quiet for yourself during the week, or urban adventuring with t... read more

Out & About: Water Babies

Out & About: Water Babies

August 10, 2018 / Out & About

Summer may be coming to an end all too soon, but that's no reason to give up on the pool! Whether you've been swimming this season and want to keep up the momentum, or are looking for a new activity come fall, Juli Fraga has the scoop on a few... read more