Review: Kid’s Birthday Party at Central Coast Aquarium, Avila Beach

Both of our kids have December birthdays, three days apart, less than two weeks from Christmas. Needless to say, our holiday season is a liiittle much. But a ton of that stress was alleviated when the kids turned 2 and 4 because we chose a destination birthday at Central Coast Aquarium In Avila Beach. And this is one venue that your guests will LOVE.

Adventure Walk: Rolling Hills Road, Paso Robles

It’s raining today, but for when it clears up … here’s an easy outing for those of you looking to get out of the house: adventure walks! That’s where we go on a walk and take a basket to collect treasures we find on the ground. Sometimes I like to get in the car and find another neighborhood to walk in besides our own, because our neighborhood route gets old. One walk that we particularly like is the sidewalk along Rolling Hills Road.

Toy Review: Step2 Euro Edge Kitchen

First, I gotta say thank you to Step2 for letting me test this Euro Edge Kitchen as part of the Step2 toy tester program.

Second, thank goodness for toy designers who really get what makes playtime fun because the kids loved this thing. We got it around Christmas time, and it kept their attention, had some engaging light-up features and lots of extra accessories including a smart phone toy and extra dishes … But, first, lets get to the important stuff — what was this giant play kitchen like in my living room? (#momtruth).

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Review: Kindermusik Class, Paso Robles City Recreation

Is it just me, or does anyone else have this weird obsession with researching kids’ recreation classes? Mine aren’t in school yet, so you’ll often find me scrolling through the Paso Robles Activity Guide to see what cool family-friendly thing we want to try next. Not that I have tons of patience for kids’ classes. They’re fine when you have one child. But when you have two, there’s not much you can register them for together.

But the age range for the City of Paso Robles’ Kindermusik “Wiggle and Grow” series is newborn to four. Boom. Disaster averted.

PASO Magazine December 2017 edition

Big Announcement!!

I’m excited to announce that Two In Tow & On The Go is now featured monthly in PASO Magazine as a column!! You can now look for reviews on kid classes, parks and other adventures from us in the magazine’s print and online editions.

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Fall Craft Idea: Glitter Glue Leaves

Here’s a guest blog post we did for Live Well Play Together on how to make the Glitter Glue Leaves toddler art project. This fun and fairly simple activity is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and even school aged kids. All you do is glue fall leaves to paper, then decorate the leaves with glitter glue. A great way to celebrate the changing seasons!

Rainbow Pancake Muffins with Two In Tow & On The Go

Gluten Free Rainbow Pancake Muffins

We were the featured guest blogger over on Say-N-Play Columbus, an awesome family blog based in Columbus, Ohio. The blog features activities that encourage language development through play, guides for exploring Ohio and tips on traveling with kids. I wrote about our experience in baking together, for  Say-N-Play’s weekly “Take a Taste Tuesday” feature. 

River K Pumpkin Patch Paso Robles Review by Two In Tow & On The Go

SLO County Pumpkin Patch Series: River K, Paso Robles

Here’s our final pumpkin patch in our series of pumpkin patches we visited this fall! River K is a very rural pumpkin patch where you can pick pumpkins right off the vine. Or, pick some up around the cute little pumpkin stand up front. The business has been family owned and operated for decades by the Knuze family on River Road. (Get it? River K).

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SLO County Pumpkin Patches: Jack Creek Farms in Templeton

Next up in our series of pumpkin patches is the truly wonderful Jack Creek Farms in Templeton, California. It’s open year-round and they’ve put a lot of time and effort into making their farm kid-friendly, including fenced-in play areas and a thoughtful layout that includes a large picnic table spot.