A Visit to the Puyallup Historical Fish Hatchery

Feeding fish at the Puyallup hatchery

Have you ever taken your kids to find salmon coming in to spawn? It’s a uniquely Northwest adventure great for your outdoor explorers. I have a link to a whole post about that at the end of this one, but first I want to highlight a salmon homecoming event you can check out this weekend, […]

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Groupon to Old McDebbies and Jim’s U-Fish in Spanaway

Groupon has a pumpkin patch deal that might appeal to those of you with young kiddos. It’s to Old McDebbies Farm and Jim’s U-Fish in Spanaway.   For 25.00, you get admission for a family of four,   two bags of food to feed the petting zoo animals, and two mini pumpkins. I’ve actually never […]

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Deal to Ziemke’s in Buckley-Corn Maze & Hay Ride! Plus, Reader Reviews of Other Area Pumpkin Patches!

pumpkin patches

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for deals to area pumpkin patches and corn mazes, and honestly, there haven’t been a lot, so I was excited to spot one this morning! I  do think many area patches are now hosting offers on their own sites, so be sure to take a look at ‘em before […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun And Things To Do October 3rd-5th!

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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Get Carded! Get a Pierce County Library Card And Be Entered To Win An iPad Mini!

If you’ve been reading a while,  you already know that our library cards are treasured possessions around here. We’ve been making regular library trips since the boys were babies, and we still all get a thrill out of checking out a stack of new books just waiting to be devoured. Of course, we also love […]

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Happy October-Our Fall Guide Is Up!

South Sound Fall Family Fun Guide

Happy October! Side note-October?? How did that happen? September just flew by over here, and I won’t lie-it’s been a bumpy ride. Moving from the lazy days of summer to a non-stop stream of busy has been rough on all of us. My big kid has taken to communicating with a combination of snarl, snort, […]

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Halloween Events And Autumn Fun For Kids

Welcome to the Sounds Fun Mom Halloween Events List. Below you’ll find fun, family events around the South Sound. The list is organized by date, and I’ve primarily focused on family friendly Halloween events. Every Friday I also have a complete weekend guide with many more options. You may also enjoy these fun posts:   […]

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Places to See Fall Color Around Here

Pierce County area Fall color hikes or walks

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 […]

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Play to Learn Schedule For Fall 2014

Play to Learn

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 […]

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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 […]

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