Today we explored a segment of the Salinas River Walk that offers Atascadero Creek access, picnic benches and a quaint meadow off San Gabriel Road and Hwy 41 in Atascadero. This post also includes information on more trails in Atascadero, info about the larger Salinas River Walk and the historic de Anza National Historic Trail.
Welcome to our first annual Shop Local Holiday Roundup, featuring our fave SLO County gifts offered by local businesses.
From blogging, I’ve been exposed to a ton of fun local businesses, all with lots to offer in the realm of handmade goodies, services and gift cards. And given this blog’s policy of being transparent and honest, we offer you these Shop Local suggestions from businesses we’ve actually tried and can wholeheartedly recommend.
Fall marks the time of year when I start planning Clara and Wyatt’s dual December birthday party. Yep, totally combining it ’till they won’t let me anymore. #noshame.
In December, they will be 3 and 5. So I researched aaall the kids party places.
And as bonus of my annual crazy-mama birthday party scouting, I’ve decided to make my venue list public. And styled. With links. And prices! You’re welcome.
From singing and dancing at the library to strolling alongside the waterfront – we’ve got ya covered. Here are some of our absolute favorite quick-hits for things to do in SLO County with very small children.
In Family Yoga, Vanessa of Yaya Yoga ca teaches toddlers and preschoolers the perfect mix of movement, play and mindfulness from a yoga mat. Parents also participate in this class that may feature fun activities like crawling like forest animals, stomping like dinosaurs and playing toe-ga with fluffy little pom pom balls!
Centennial Trail is a roughly 1 mile stretch of flat, paved pathway from Lana Street to Mohawk Court on the city’s east side. The trail is stroller-friendly and completely off-road. The trail also features a seasonal creek, a canopy of beautiful twisty oaks and spots to see deer. The trail is popular with joggers and dog walkers, but we like to buddy up when venturing anywhere off-road or out of view of others.
We’re #SoSLOCAL because we’re a versatile, adventure loving family who knows SLO County by heart. We’re excited to share the area’s beauty, its FUN and all its awesome getaways. Here’s a look at some of our fave SLO County kid-ventures.
For more than a year, I’ve been trying to wrangle fitness back into my life. To, you know, stay sane. And, to shed some of this craziness that two babies in four years has done to my body. What I’m talking about is consistently getting in a real workout two to three times a week. The kind of exercise that gets my heart rate up, makes some of that endorphin magic happen and unplugs me from the daily mom scene for at least 30 minutes.
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!
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).