We here at MomAboard don’t believe that kids need to be constantly entertained. Through my extensive travels with my children, I’ve learned that anywhere can be kid-friendly, as long as there’s opportunity for engagement and dialogue
This weekend marks the 151st anniversary of the freeing of slaves in Texas. Each year communities across the nation gather to celebrate and recall the historic day. Many Juneteenth celebrations focus on honoring the freedoms denied to slaves: family, education, health, and business ownership.
On June 4 and 5th the Bay Area Book Festival takes over downtown Berkeley, the festival features author talks, independent booksellers, food and the Lacuna Art Installation (a unique art piece/library that features flying books and shelves of free books).
The San Francisco Symphony wants families to rethink a trip to the symphony. Their Music for Families series takes place in the afternoon and is developed especially for a young audience with short attention spans.
Outschool is a new website/online marketplace for educators offering classes in unconventional settings. It’s a perfect resource for parents who are looking to fill or expand their kid’s schooling with engaging hands-on learning experiences.
The first day of spring is March 20th. The new season brings beautiful wild flowers, Easter eggs, and a hint of summer. It can also blossom the urge to clean out the piles of crap that has been building up around your home for the past year.
For all you who could give a rats-ass about football we are here to make sure you don’t miss out on the potential fun. On the afternoon of Feb. 7th, every sports-loving American will be hunkered down with a mountain on snacks and enough beer to knock out a donkey and this place will be a ghost town.
Here at Bring Them Along we love to promote dragging your kids to events that feed into your interests and obsessions. For comic book fans there is no better way to do that than a trip to a comic book show.
With two weeks off of school between Christmas and New Years, this time can be full of excitement and tons of potential for family entertainment. Lucky for you we have sorted through the nearly hundreds of annual holiday events in San Francisco and picked out a few of our favorites - and no it is no dragging your kid to see the Nutcracker.
Shopping is a pain in the ass with kids, especially around the holidays, the end result is most of us do our shopping online. Well, we have the perfect excuse to step away from the computer and head outside.
At night Octopus changes shape, moving from the day-to-day functions of a café in a business district to a venue showcasing up and coming writers and singers. The performances are eclectic – one night it might be spoken word or a singer songwriter, other nights it might be a comedy showcase or an author reading.
Classes are open to anyone who is old enough to hold a squeegee, so about 7 or 8 years old. While many adults come to Grease Diner to learn how to print their own t-shirt designs, they also host field trips and art-themed birthday parties.
It’s not just the location that makes the Ansanelli’s (Charles, Angie, and Charlie Jr.) flea market stands out – it’s the feel. You won’t find any stalls selling bootleg DVDs or bottles of cleaning supplies. What you will find are vendors selling hand-made items or antiques.
The Tech (as it’s known to locals) is located in downtown San Jose and completely worth a 2-hour drive. Filled with nearly everything you have ever read about in Wired; The Tech aims to bring the obscure world of technology to the “little people” without being pretentious or too simple.
“A Womb of Their Own” will make its Bay Area debut on July 24th at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The film focuses on a group of families and individuals who have a gender expression that is not associated with pregnancy.
Bring Them Along loves seeing parents incorporating their kids into their work - for Los Angeles DJ Nikki Duran that meant adjusting her turntable practice to accommodate her daughter. We reached out to her last week, here is what she had to say.
Earlier this year San Francisco mom Kate Torgersen launched Milk Stork, a service that takes the extensive planning out of nursing moms hands by arranging have the milk pumped during a trip shipped home safely without the hassle of dealing with security check points.
There is no sugar coating it, being a mom is stressful. Add in a sick parent, a partner’s loss of a job, and a stressful work situation – you get the perfect storm of blinding chaos that could lead to a breakdown.
Keeping all that information ready and available is tons of work. Resource and Referral Manager Heather Lang has been working at Bananas for 13 years and she will tell you that her to-do list is never been a short one.
Book arts are something that you can’t learn online, you have to use your hands and the equipment is specialized. Family Book Lab gives children and adults an opportunity to get their hands dirty and see what goes into making a book or print.
Finding new music can be hard, especially when your methods of discovery rarely feature going out. We don't want you to miss out on anything, so we dug deep into the new videos released on YouTube and came up with some songs that got out head bobbing.
A few years ago Courtney was tossing around the idea of creating a coffee table book of his illustrations, but money was an issue. After tossing out a few ideas to his friends at a local comic book store a light bulb went off. Why not create a coloring book featuring his erotic illustrations.
Once a month sexologist Carol Queen ushers moms past the vibrators lining the shelves at Good Vibrations and on to the cock rings, answering questions and spouting out facts about the sex toy industry along the way.
The store is small, the official capacity is 31 people, but attention to detail is huge. The shelving features an array of silicon dildos and vibrators, but the charcoal gray walls and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling let them take on the air of brightly colored fine sculpture.