Outdoor Play Activities for California “Cold” Weather

outdoor play for cold weather

Outdoor play activities can be challenging when it's chilly. California "cold" weather isn't really that cold. Still, it's tough to convince my friends with kids to get outside and play when rain threatens or there's a blustery wind.  I guess we're spoiled by great beach and park play day weather? Outdoor time is still important any time of year. Remember how good it feels to … [Read more...]

Build a Fort?

Build a Fort

My husband and I have date night almost every night. Sometimes we read. Sometimes we watch TV. Sometimes we just talk. After the kids go to bed it's just "our time." And it's basically a free date night without having the pressure of going out and making this one night the best night of the month or week. I love it and I look forward to our evenings together every day. Mr. … [Read more...]

25 Best Family Movies to Watch on Rainy Indoor Weekends


You know I don't often recommend screen time on this blog, but a friend asked me for suggestions on the best family movies to watch together with the kids.  My kids don't watch any TV during the week -- no time with school and play! So our occasional "Family Movie Night" has turned into a really special occasion for us. First of all, I highly recommend tidepooling on rainy … [Read more...]