Maui is for Lovers - of all ages! When its time to feel the sand between your toes again, pack up the family and sand toys for palm trees, tropical drinks and breezes on the playground island of Maui. Direct flights touch down in the kite surfing Mecca of Kahului, Maui a 5-1/2 hour flight from the west coast. Maui is home to quaint historic towns such as Lahaina on the west shore, legendary surf town Paia near Ho'okipa Beach and the Jaws break, as well as the resort towns of Ka'anapali and Wailea whose pool systems rival the natural water features found all around this relatively small, but incredibly diverse Polynesian island.
We've got the scoop on the most kid-friendly places to stay, eat and play for your family vacation in Maui.
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- Red Tricycle | Parenting – Mon, Nov 29, 2010 9:21 PM EST
Maui is for Lovers - of all ages! When its time to feel the sand between your toes again, pack up the family and sand toys for palm trees, tropical drinks and breezes on the playground island of Maui. Direct flights touch down in the kite surfing Mecca of Kahului, Maui a 5-1/2 hour flight from the west coast. Maui is home to quaint historic towns such as Lahaina on the west shore, legendary surf town Paia near Ho'okipa Beach and the Jaws break, as well as the resort towns of Ka'anapali and Wailea whose pool systems rival the natural water features found all around this relatively small, but incredibly diverse Polynesian island.Read More »from Family Vacation to Maui: Where to Stay, Play and Eat
The snow's on its way to the mountains, and it's time to get the chains on the tires and head up to Tahoe! If you've taken a season or two off while pregnant or toting around a pre-walker, you're probably itching to get back on skis. Hopefully you can trade off with another family member in keeping the kiddos occupied, but with all the fun activities to do with kids up in the Sierra, you may be content to spend another year away from those moguls.Read More »from Kid-Friendly Winter Vacation in Lake Tahoe
We've got the inside scoop on which hotels may be best suited for your kids, where to go skiing, sledding and tubing, and where to find family dining. All in Kid-Friendly Lake Tahoe.
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It's that time! Gather the kiddos together for a family picture, or pick one out from a memorable family outing from the past year (enabled by Red Tricycle, natch), and order your holiday greeting cards -we have some promo codes to share for extra savings. You don't need to agonize over the process or settle for cheap-looking ones thrown together at the last minute. These companies put the art back into holiday correspondence with their stylish designs, breadth of choices, and easy online ordering. Read on for our top holiday card picks.
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What could be more magical than reaching into a Christmas stocking and digging around for what might be inside? Rather than stuff the sock with a bunch of plastic junk, why not shop locally, get some quality goods, and make those gifts count? Read on for some great stocking fillers for your little one's Christmas stocking.
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Birthday Parties Minus the "Gimmes"
Flush with all the toys and clothes your tot could ever want? Consider throwing a present-free party for your child's next birthday. You might have tried doing this in the past, but found that folks like getting something to commemorate a wee one's birthday and have a hard time showing up empty handed. So if you feel your guests' presence is truly the only present your child requires, you may need to suggest some alternatives.
One fun option is a book exchange. Ask invitees to wrap a book without a gift tag and take it to the party. This works with new books, or you can specify that they bring gently-used books. At the end of the festivities, each child selects a wrapped gift to take home. There's no need for party favors, and everyone has fun getting a chance to give and receive....read more on gift-free birthdays.
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- Red Tricycle | Parenting – Sat, Apr 3, 2010 5:55 PM EDT
Bay Area Easter egg hunts shouldn't be as hard to track down as the colorful eggs themselves.To make finding eggs fun for the whole family-planning parents included-we've assembled a list of eggscellent Easter events.
San Francisco food lovers will enjoy eating their way through the Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade, where local restaurants serve food al fresco. Focusing on the city's diversity-and fun for the little ones-the event also offers a climbing wall, jumpy houses, rides and games, costumed characters, a petting zoo, and even art cars. When: Sun. April 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
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Pink or Blue? One Line or Two? Cup or stream? What woman hasn't spent countless hours sweating it out over an innocuous white plastic stick otherwise known as a home pregnancy test (whether trying to conceive or not). Not to mention the small fortune spent on multiple drug store trips to buy more tests (just in case the first one was wrong). Even the cheap dollar store tests add up pretty quickly after a few months of trying to conceive.
With the recent launch of iPeed, those high costs and frequent pharmacy trips are a thing of the past, as the new home pregnancy test iphone application offers 99% accuracy 2 days before your first missed period. Created by a pharmacist mom and her computer developer husband, the iPeed is hoping to revolutionize the $50 million-dollar-a-year home pregnancy test market. And at $2.99 a download for unlimited use, it may do just that.Read More »from iPeed Home Pregnancy Test iPhone App
- Red Tricycle | Parenting – Mon, Mar 15, 2010 9:25 PM EDT
Spring is the perfect time to introduce young ones to the wonders of the Monterey Bay and the surrounding coast. Along with the usual sea lions, pelicans, and otters, the gray whales' migration is in full swing, so with the help of some binoculars, littlies can get a glimpse of some blowholes and flipping tails out amongst the waves.
Of course, weather can be a bit unpredictable in the spring, so if you find your beach plans socked in by fog or your hike plans bumped by rain, there are far worse places to find yourself than the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. In fact, we think a perfect day would be spent waiting out the fog and getting acquainted with the creatures at the aquarium, then spending the afternoon outside in the sun and sea air.
WHERE TO STAY:As one of northern California's biggest tourist destinations, the Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row areas of Monterey boast plenty of family-friendly accommodations. However, while some have gotten a bit shabby over Read More »from Kid-Friendly Spring Weekend on the Monterey Peninsula
If you're itching for a vacation but nervous about traveling with kiddies in tow, chill out. We have some suggestions for fab family-friendly vacations.Read More »from Five Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations
Kids Skiing_Rosen1. Lake Tahoe, CA: If you've taken a season or two off while pregnant or toting around a pre-walker, you're probably itching to get back on skis. Hopefully you can trade off with another family member in keeping the kiddos occupied, but with all the fun activities to do with kids up in the Sierra, you may be content to spend another year away from those moguls. The snow's on its way to the mountains, and it's time to get the chains on the tires and head to Lake Tahoe!
2. Sunriver, OR: It's no secret why families love to vacation in Central Oregon…you're (almost) guaranteed to have nice weather. The Bend/Sunriver area boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year (yep, even in the winter) and is brimming with activities for families. Mt. Bachelor and the winding Deschutes River provide an inspiring backdrop to your outdoorsy excursions.
Times have changed. You can't just wrap up a Barbie Doll, Tonka Truck or Lifesavers Storybook for a Christmas or Hanukah present anymore. Gone are the made-in-china, suger-laden packages. Children's gifts now need to be fair trade and eco-friendly, or you risk being banned from future kiddie birthday parties and gift exchanges (hmm, on second thought, maybe G I Joe with the Kung Fu Grip isn't such a bad ideas after all).Read More »from Five Great Eco-Friendly Kids Gifts
In the event that you need to buy a gift for friends or family you want to see again, here are some failsafe, beautiful items that are made locally in the Bay Area and eco-friendly to boot.
1. Point Reyes-based company Coyuchi has been at the forefront of producing beautiful, elegant bedding and bath linens of the finest organic cotton, and their baby items are trusted by the greenest of parents. They have your kid covered from crib sheet to receiving blanket to hooded bath towel, which you can even get embroidered with adorable animal motifs. All of their cotton,