Family & Pets

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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

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5 U.S. Trips For Just You & Your Dog

In celebration of National Pet Month, now is a great time to take a trip with your loyal dog.

05/15/2015

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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

Mother's Day cards at Papyrus, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Mother’s Day Gifts In The Bay Area

If there’s a Bay Area mother in your life, a few suggestions from macarons to museums and show tickets to showy roses make this list of best gifts in the Bay Area for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

05/08/2015

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Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family In The South Bay

For families looking to get creative together, the South Bay Area is home to numerous spots where kids and adults alike can get their hands dirty. Here is a list of five of the best places for families to do arts and crafts.

05/01/2015

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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 Places To Go On A Picnic In San Francisco

April 23rd is National Picnic Day, and there is no better city than San Francisco to celebrate with an al fresco meal. Pack up the picnic basket and head out to one of San Francisco’s best places to go on a picnic.

04/17/2015

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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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