September Events Calendar

September events calendar for families in the San Francisco Bay Area. Got an event to add? Email sophie@thesfmama.com! Week of September 11th 9/16-9/20 Flower Piano at the SF Botanical Garden 9/17 4ft and Up Kitchen presents StoryTime Cooking Class at 1335 Guerrero 9/17 Habitot Mobile Pop-Up Museum in Alameda 9/17 Elephant and Piggie We Are … Read more

Unbeatable Stay in Fisherman’s Wharf: Kimpton Alton Review

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When’s the last time you stayed a hotel that truly made you feel pampered? If there is one thing I love, it’s staying at a nice hotel. There is something so exciting about opening your hotel room door and discovering deluxe accommodations you can call home for the next few days. Recently, my family stayed … Read more

Review: Elephant And Piggie Are In A Play (And Your Kids Will Love It!)

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Our family has been smitten with Elephant and Piggie ever since my son got his first Mo Willems book as a toddler.There is something so charming and pure about Elephant and Piggie. While they are usually incredibly fun and silly, they also are fantastic models for how to handle difficult situations in real life. Parents … Read more

Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s Llama Llama: LIVE! is Delightful and Fun

If you caught my recent interview with Bay Area Children’s Theatre founder and CEO, Nina Meehan, you know how passionate I feel about exposing children to live theatre. Sadly, in the last two years, taking our kids to live performances has been challenging. Even now, with theatre back on the menu, taking kids to indoor … Read more

A Very Helpful List of Kid’s Summer Camps in San Francisco (2022)

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Summer is here, whether you’re ready or not. If you’re a parent in San Francisco, you’re probably receiving texts and emails from fellow parents asking the same question: “What are you doing for Summer Camps in San Francisco this year?” Summer camp scheduling, let’s face it, can be stressful.There are so many options to choose … Read more

The Best Holiday Events in San Francisco for Kids

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It’s hard to believe, but the Holiday Season is upon us again! Make the most of it this year with these festive Holiday Events in San Francisco, especially for kids. Create new traditions and enjoy these Holiday Celebrations with your family. Holiday Events in San Francisco for Kids Mark Foehringer Dance Project’s Nutcracker Sweets Children’s … Read more

24 Exciting Things To Do In San Francisco With Kids (2022)

Things to do in San Francisco with Kids - Bingo Challenge

If you’re looking for fun things to do in San Francisco with kids, this Bingo Challenge is a super great way to see the city. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. Read my full disclosure here, thanks for your … Read more

The Best Playgrounds in San Francisco for Every Childhood Stage

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San Francisco has some of the most amazing playgrounds around. Did you know there are more than 179 public playgrounds inside of San Francisco’s 49 square miles? Whether you live in the city or you are just visiting, take advantage of the great parks and public spaces! The best playgrounds in San Francisco offer spectacular … Read more

Easiest Way to Recycle Baby Gear (and Earn Money Back) in San Francisco

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Toycycle.co is the easiest way to recycle baby gear in the Bay Area. With their super convenient consignment process, you can finally get rid of the stuff your kids have outgrown (and make some money doing it!) Read on for details on how to schedule your free curbside pickup and how to snag 20% off … Read more

How to Maximize Your Visit To The Cal Academy of Sciences With Kids

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The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park is one of many incredible places that make San Francisco such a special place to raise a family. The amount of thought-provoking, awareness-raising, and fascinating life science STUFF packed inside the award-winning Green Building keeps us coming back for more. There is so much to enjoy … Read more