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Four Fantastic Camps for Summer Sports Fun

March 18, 2016

Linedrive Baseball and Softball CampsMarin Mommies Presents a sponsored shout-out from San Rafael's Linedrive Baseball and Softball.

Linedrive's Baseball and Softball Camps for ages 7–14 feature professional instruction from some of Marin’s very own Local Legends. Campers will rotate through offensive and defensive stations to fine tune skills, and will work drills to improve game IQ. We will end the week with an all-camp scrimmage! If you’ve got a ball player looking for a fun way to improve their skills, look no further! Held at local fields in Tiburon, Larkspur, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Novato.

Our very popular All Sports Camps are back for another summer of week-long fun for kids ages 7–14. We’ll play baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, ping pong, dodge ball, kickball, whiffle ball, bowling, and much, much more! Each week ends with an All Sports Olympics on Friday! Held at our indoor facility in San Rafael.

Steve & Kate's Camp Presents Its First Ever Spring Break Camp at Bacich Elementary School

March 17, 2016

Steve & Kate's Camp Spring Break CampMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Steve & Kate's Camp.

Steve & Kate's Camp, the local award-winning children’s day camp known for its guiding philosophy of letting kids decide their own activities, is piloting a Spring Break Camp for the first time this April. The camp offers six creative studios: film, coding, music, style, dance, and breadmaking, through which campers have the ability to express themselves freely in a world liberated from adult judgment. “It’s not our job to dictate what the story should be,” Steve Susskind says. “It’s our job to help them tell their stories.” 

Lycée Français de San Francisco: A World of Opportunities

February 24, 2016

Lycée Français de San Francisco Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Lycée Français de San Francisco French immersion school.

French Immersion Education in Marin
Open House
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Come and discover LFSF Sausalito! Meet our wonderful community and find out more about French immersion and bilingual education.

  • 10–11 am: French Language Immersion Class Information Meeting
  • 11 am–noon: Open House
  • 11 am–3 pm: French Market

Join us for a French Market from 11 am to 3 pm, with French food, delicious baked goods, crêpes, chocolate, beverages, vendors, crafts for kids, and music! Teachers and parents will be available for private school tours while kids join teacher-led activities.

Understanding Dyslexia - 2 Free Local Events on March 5th

February 22, 2016

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from North Bridge Academy which offers a premium education for dyslexic elementary aged students in Larkspur. To learn more, visit the school online at www.northbridgeacademy.org

People with dyslexia flip letters when they read. Wrong! Separating myth from fact is one of the first steps parents must do once they learn their child is dyslexic. Learning enough about dyslexia to effectively advocate for your child is critical to obtaining proper educational support and understanding how to set your child up for future success. Dyslexics can be as successful as anyone else. Fact.

Learn about what dyslexia is, how common it is, what neurological research shows about the how dyslexic brains function, how best to educate your child, and how to support their intellectual growth.

In Larkspur on March 5th, there will be two free events that will give you a wealth of information in one day:

Learn to Bike! This Summer in Mill Valley.

February 19, 2016

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Avid4 Adventure which offers summer camps for kids K-12th grades in Mill Valley, Oakland, Palo Alto and Saratoga. Learn more at avid4.com.

At Avid4 Adventure, we think it's never too early to introduce kids to the joys of being active outdoors. That's why our Learn to Bike! day camp helps kids age 3.5 and up embrace the fun of self-sufficient cycling.

Designed for first-time riders (or kids using training wheels or balance bikes), our half-day camp groups kids by ability and leads them through a progression of skills—walking their bikes, scooting downhill, coasting with their feet up, touching the pedals and finally pedaling—giving them the skills they need to get comfortable on two wheels. We also make time for games, art and yoga, offering campers opportunities for fun and confidence building both off and on their bikes.

Take a Free Little Bears Music Class for Toddlers on February 18!

February 17, 2016

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Blue Bear School of Music.

Did you know you can now take Little Bears music classes in Mill Valley? Starting March 3, Blue Bear School of Music is offering two Little Bears classes at Sweetwater Music Hall every Thursday for six weeks: Bouncy Bears for tots ages 1 to 3 years old and Mixed Bears, a class designed for families with kids of mixed ages (6 months to 5 years).

Help us kick off these new classes with a free Mixed Bear class on Blue Bear School February 18 from 11 am to noon!!!

Enjoy coffee, tea, and tasty treats on us from the Sweetwater Café, plus some kid-friendly treats for the kiddos from Flourish Foods!

Sunday Fundays Return to Hard Rock Café at PIER 39: Kids Eat Free!

February 12, 2016

Hard Rock Cafe FamilyMarin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from the Hard Rock Café at PIER 39 in San Francisco.

Back by popular demand… SUNDAY FUNDAY: Kids Eat Free with family friendly entertainment at Hard Rock Café, PIER 39! Mom and Dad get to rock out, drink, and eat while the kids enjoy a free meal with every adult entree purchased, 1:1. Mention that you saw it on Marin Mommies and get a free souvenir for the kids. Make your reservations here.

Enjoy face painting, pirates and fairies … it changes every SUNDAY FUNDAY. Count on Hard Rock Cafe for healthy meal options, great ambience, and rock star service! Join us please for the best deal on the pier and say "hi" to the sea lions while you are down here.

Offer is valid noon to 2 pm and is not combinable with other offers. Free validated parking with purchase at PIER 39 garage. This week come please see Bri Crabtree, San Francisco circus artist specializing in juggling and variety entertainment. 

Electivity: Customized Afterschool Enrichment Programs, Fun for Children, Easy for Parents and Schools

February 9, 2016

Electivity Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Electivity.

Wish there was an easier way for your child to continue learning new skills and discovering new abilities after the school day? Wish you could squeeze in a work email or errand before school pick-up? 

With Electivity’s customized afterschool enrichment programs, you can!

Led by two Marin moms, Electivity was borne from their constant search for quality after-school programs. They were delighted to find interesting programs (tried and tested by their children) and capable instructors with whom they have formed robust relationships. Encouraged by fellow parents’ call for access to high quality and affordable after-school activities, the moms launched a free service to schools, customizing after-school programs offered on school premises.

Electivity curates and builds a full spectrum of programs for schools, and offers enriching learning opportunities that complement the school day through classes such as: languages, STEM, circus arts, culinary arts, cheer, hula, keyboarding, magic/stage presence, multi-sports, performing and mixed media arts, and much more.

Ready to Make a Move to Marin? Four Signs You’re Ready for the ‘Burbs

January 31, 2016

Suburban Jungle Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from The Suburban Jungle Realty Group.

You’re family’s growing, your space is shrinking and you can’t help but feel like maybe it’s time for a serious suburban upgrade? You’re not alone! Countless families are making the leap to Marin County each year, from the Bay Area and beyond. And who can blame them? The weather is amazing (barring the recent rainy weekends—ugh!), the lifestyle is equally incredible, and it’s close enough to the city to get your fix when you need it. Plus, in Marin County you’re surrounded by countless outdoor activities and the area’s stunning beauty, which you used to pack up the family on the weekends to visit, especially during the City’s foggy summer months.

So how do you know when it’s time to consider the Big Move? Here are some signs we hear over and over from city mamas as well as our friends and neighbors in the area. If you’re considering a move to Marin—or have already made the leap—chances are these will sound very familiar…

#1. You’re getting creative with space—a little too creative

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