Blog Posts by Red Tricycle
- Red Tricycle | Parenting – Sat, Mar 10, 2012 12:16 AM EST
- Red Tricycle | More Family Fun – Tue, Feb 7, 2012 7:14 PM EST
skifamily If the phrase "family ski resort package" sets your head spinning (planning and expense and travel stress, oh my!), take heart and read on. From pulse-raising sport to rejuvenating spa, bolster your sense of joy this winter with our user-friendly information on hotels and adventures for all ages and budgets. Winter fun never seemed so fun (or so stress-free).
Whistler, British Columbia
Home of the world-renowned Blackcomb Resort, Whistler hosts majestic outdoor landscapes and a plethora of outdoor activities within easy proximity of the United States. Admirably, the resort is striving towards the ambitious goal of a zero emissions operating footprint. With a grand variety of options for adults, kids are accommodated just as well with sports school, daycare, The Core adventure camps and even the rare chance to play with their food, courtesy of a fondue dinner at Bavaria Restaurant.
Mount Hood, OregonRead More »from Go West: Top 6 Destinations for Kid-Friendly Winter Fun
Experience snowy splendor in an utterly breathtaking environment, from the
Yippee!! You survived holiday shopping!! Now, it's back to the routine, and life is good again. Well, actually, not really…Spring '12 lines are hitting stores, so, it's time to grab those gift cards that Grandma gave, and head out shopping again. To make that shopping trip easier, we've rounded up 8 fabulous spring trends that'll have your kids looking too cool for school, and play dates.
stripes Show me your Stripes. Just like for the grown ups, stripes are big this season for kiddos too. Multi color stripes, thin stripes, rugby stripes, etc. So long as your kid has a stripe somewhere, he or she is on trend. Splendid "Oasis" stripe hooded dress. Available at Nordstrom.com
blue skiesCool and Relaxed. The great thing about this trend- no ironing! It's all about a relaxed, lived in, kind of look. Think worn-in jeans and a soft cotton plaid shirt. There probably won't be any morning arguments when it comes time to wear this look to school. "Clear Blue Skies Ahead Outfit"- Available atRead More »from 8 Spring Trends for Kids
American Family First there was Ms. Amy Chua, railing against the virtues of "Western parenting," in her self-aggrandizing book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and last year's Wall Street Journal article, "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior." Now, it seems, the "Western parents" are now battling it out amongst each other in this latest WSJ firestorm, "Why French Parents are Superior," an excerpt of Pamela Druckerman's Bringing up Bebe. Pamela, Pamela, Pamela. My goodness. Weren't those Mommy Wars from a few years back bad enough? Haven't we evolved as a culture so that we no longer feel the need to engage in such useless and petty conversations? Or does the Wall Street Journal just know how to beat a not-that-interesting debate into the ground? Heck, they couldn't even come up with an original title. My mom always taught me not to recycle headlines, but ah well.
So hey, in keeping with Wall Street Journal's theme of keeping the battle of the parenting styles alive and well lit, I'd like to share anRead More »from French Vs. American Parents: Game On!
Winter Crafts for KidsThe holidays are over, which means that not only are you exhausted from all of the holiday shopping, entertaining and cooking, but your kids seem to exude more energy with the passing of each winter day. If you're looking for a few ways to calm the wiggles (who isnt?!) then look no further than these engaging arts and crafts projects that will keep your perpetually energetic kiddos indoors and entertained. Happy crafting!
1. Cork Snake
Instead of tossing all of those corks from the bottles of wine you enjoyed over the holidays, save them up and spend the afternoon making this simple and oh-so-cute cork snake. This craft only required four items and the result will provide hours of entertainment for your little one.
2. Homemade BubblesRead More »from Winter Crafts for Kids
Who doesn't love bubbles? We've got a great homemade recipe for bubbles that will surely delight kids of all ages. If you don't have a bubble wand handy then get creative and use regular household items such as a paper towel tube, plastic ring
7 Snowy Day Activities for Kids in SeattleWinter has swept its way into Seattle and blanketed our city with the first real snow of the season. Before Seattle's winter wonderland all turns to brown slush (and before your kids go totally bonkers with cabin fever) we suggest taking advantage of this snowy oasis with your little ones. So stop shoveling snow and throw on the winter boots, hats, and coats and enjoy both some indoor and outdoor snowy day activities this weekend.
1. Before it all melts away, throw on those winter coats, scarves and hats and hit the hills for some tubing and sledding.
2. We have the perfect spot where Mom and dad can take a breather from all the snow shoveling -- a kid-friendly Seattle brewery.
3. If your kids are bouncing off the walls (hello, cabin fever season!), head out to a bowling alley for some indoor family fun.
4. With this bone-chilling weather, there's nothing better than a hearty and filling dinner. Check out these 11 tasty crock pot recipes that are not only delicious, butRead More »from 7 Snowy Day Activities for Seattle Kids
50 things to do with kids in SeattleHello, winter! It's nice to see you again. There's something about this time of year that makes parents' start to twitch a bit - trips to the park to run off some energy aren't as easy in the often cold and rainy weather and all our kids are still coming off of the holiday high, meaning that they need some ideas for winter survival. Here are 50 winter activities in Seattle for kids and families that will help everyone survive with a smile on their face!
1. Venture out of your own neighborhood to check out one of the other awesome Seattle Public Libraries.
2. Beat the cold at an indoor playground…of music! Discover the super fun EMP.
3. Warm up those little hands with Seattle's best hot chocolate.
4. Drive to Tacoma for a dose of cool history at the Washington State History Museum.
5. Do some exploring on the local college campuses - UW, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University are all excellent choices!
6. No better way to kill the winter boredomRead More »from 50 Things to Do with Kids in Seattle This Winter
- Red Tricycle | Parenting – Mon, Jan 23, 2012 6:16 PM EST
Chinese New Year in SeattleThe Chinese New Year is here and Seattle families are ready to ring in the Year of the Dragon with a bang! This year, the Lunar New Year begins on Monday, January 23 and celebrations continue for 15-days. Here are five family-friendly ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year for 2012.
1. Lunar New Year Festival, Saturday, January 28, 2012
The largest celebration of the Chinese New Year is held in Seattle's Chinatown-International District at Hing Hay Park. This free festival is an entire family-friendly day of fun to ring in the Year of the Dragon with dragon and lion dances, Taiko drumming, Chinese yo-yo games and so much more. Kids will love participating in the Children's Costume Parade, where they can show off their traditional finest (begins at 1:30 pm). For more information about the festival and schedule visit the Chinatown-International District website at www.cidbia.org.
2. Lunar New Year Food Walk, Saturday, January 28, 2012Read More »from 5 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Seattle
A fun part of the Lunar New