San Francisco Family & Pets

Dog adoption fair in San Francisco  (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Places to Celebrate National Pet Month In The Bay Area

National Pet Month promotes the benefits of pet ownership for both pets and people, highlights adoption and raises awareness about service animals. The Bay Area pet has a rich pet scene, including groomers, vets, dog walkers, foster caregivers, humane shelters, and service dog trainers.

05/22/2015

Dog (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Ask A San Francisco Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

While heat and San Francisco summers don’t go hand-in-hand, a few minutes’ drive north, south or east of the city can find a very different climate with significantly higher temperatures. As you peel off layers of clothing to adjust your own comfort levels, remember that our furry friends need assistance to cool down as temperatures heat up.

05/15/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits In The Bay Area

Bay Area museums know how to welcome families with exhibits and events that everyone will enjoy and can learn with. From scanning the universe to getting close to a real mummy to meeting Mickey Mouse when he was new, learn all about it at Bay Area museums.

05/12/2015

North Beach Festival (credit: Steven Restivo Productions)

Best Spring Festivals In San Francisco

San Francisco pulls out the stops for spring with carnivals, festivals, parades and events that have been running for decades. In the case of Bay to Breakers, that’s literally running for more than a century.

04/27/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In The Bay Area

Physical fitness is of the utmost importance for parents looking to keep up with their little kids. Here are 5 great Bay Area gyms that have the added bonus of taking care of the kids while Mom and Dad work out.

04/24/2015

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Best Kids Clothing Stores In The Bay Area

It is easy to find beautiful clothes for kids at high prices, but when reality sets in and cost is a concern don’t give up cuteness and quality for a lower price tag. Smart boutiques and consignment shops offer affordability for Bay Area moms.

04/14/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In San Francisco

With year-round mild weather, outdoor playdates in San Francisco are one of the best ways for both kids and parents alike to socialize and enjoy some fresh air. Grab the kids, some snacks, and friends and head out to one of San Francisco’s best playgrounds for a playdate.

04/03/2015

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Best Dog Runs In The Bay Area

With never-ending beautiful weather, the Bay Area is the perfect home to a multitude of fantastic dog parks. Here is a list of five of the best around the Bay.

03/27/2015

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Top 5 Dog Parks in The Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area boasts an amazing amount of welcoming dog parks, rated tops by dog walkers, dog owners and loyal, local dogs.

02/27/2015

Exploratorium, San Francisco (Credit, Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Tips On Spending Time With The Kiddies On Their Day Off

When a day off from school unexpectedly appears on the calendar, it would be a shame to spend it on doing errands when the wonders of the city await.

02/20/2015

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