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Places to See Fall Color Around Here

I get lots of requests this time of year from readers wanting to see leaves changing color around the greater South Puget Sound. I have a feeling a lot of them are homesick transplants from somewhere else. Let’s face it-We are the Evergreen State! But, never fear! There is leaf peeping to be had if you know where to look. Here is a list of favorite spots for fall color straight from the SFM Facebook team. I also have a link to an article I did for our friends at Parent Map on South Sound fall hikes and walks. I think you’ll love it! Pierce County area Fall color hikes or walks Great Spots to See Fall Color and Changing Leaves Around the South Sound [Continue reading...]

Play to Learn Schedule For Fall 2014

Looking for something special to do with your preschoolers this week?

Play to Learn events are back at area libraries and community locations! Play to Learn events are special story times in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Each week features a different theme and special activities, in addition to play, songs, and circle time. All events are free, drop-ins, and all locations are open to the public! You can get more information here, or just try one out this week! They’re all FREE and open to the public-even those at community locations.

If these don’t turn out to be your cup of tea, there are many other story times at all area libraries. We don’t typically list these in our calendar, only because there are sooooooo many! If you’ve got a favorite, I’d love for you to leave a comment and let us know!

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Play to Learn Schedule Fall 2014

Morning 10AM-11:30

Afternoon 1:30-3

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do September 26th-28th!

Oh, Tacoma-so much free fun for you this weekend! Don’t worry if you live elsewhere- there is plenty for you, too!

Here’s a great list of fun ideas for your family this weekend, with kid friendly activities and places to go all over-including free festivals and fun in Lacey, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, and just about everywhere in between!

Headed elsewhere? There is always lots more to explore  at ThriftyNWmom  thanks to frugal fun finder, Annaliese, of Grays Harbor Deals!

Need a bargain for baby? Be sure to stop by the Mega Multiples sale this weekend.

Need a bargain for baby? Be sure to stop by the Mega Multiples sale this weekend.

 

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Get Sparky And The Case Of The Missing Smoke Alarms! A Fun And Free App!

Case of the missing smoke alarms app

Teaching your kids about safety just got as easy as, “Stop, Drop, and Download!” That’s right-when it comes to learning about fire safety, there’s now an app for that! It’s designed especially for preschoolers and young children, but our whole family enjoyed it, and I know yours will, too! Did I mention it’s FREE? The […]

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Fall Events at Fort Nisqually

There are two really special events coming up at Tacoma’s Fort Nisqually. The first is the candelight tour on October 3rd and 4th. While not intended to be spooky, it does involve walking around in the night and watching people in costume, as you get a close-up look at life in the 1800′s.  Tickets are 8.00 for kids […]

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The Indoor Playground Guide for 2014 is Updated!

puyallup indoor playground

It’s raining, it’s pouring, and guess what I did all morning? I updated the indoor playground guide!  Enjoy! Do keep in mind that while most of these spots also offer parties and kids’ night out events, open play times ALL require adult supervision. Open play at parks and rec centers is primarily in large gym […]

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Haunted Theater at Tacoma City Ballet

Haunted theater

Ticket sales have started for Tacoma City Ballet’s Haunted Theater.   This is a special Halloween production suitable for children of all ages. It begins with a backstage tour, followed by special Halloween themed dance performances. Costumes are invited, naturally! If you have a young dancer, or just a young Halloween lover (and what kids […]

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Win Tickets To Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Super Circus Heroes! FLASH giveaway!

Circus at Showare Center in Kent

Update-Congratulations to our winner, Ben! Ben’s comment was chosen by a random number generator. I promise it’s just a coincidence that it’s awesome. Thanks, Ben! And hey-Get in touch so we can get you your prize!!   Let’s start the week the right way-with a giveaway! I’ve got a family 4 pack to the Thursday […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun and Things To Do September 19th, 20th, and 21st!

Oh, Tacoma-so much free fun for you this weekend! Don’t worry if you live elsewhere- there is plenty for you, too! Here’s a great list of fun ideas for your family this weekend, with kid friendly activities and places to go all over-including free festivals and fun in Lacey, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, and just about […]

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South Sound Harvest Festivals 2014

Get your fresh on at South Sound area harvest festivals and celebrations. I know this picture is Crazy, but I promise he had the teeth for it. I don’t like to brag, but my kid was very advanced in teeth!   There is  again no Harvest Fest Farm Tour in Pierce County or King County […]

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