Whoaaa! It's been a minute since I have pushed out a blog post! I looked and saw that my last blog post was in October- OMG that was seven months ago! Life has been keeping me very busy. We had our third daughter in August and trying to be attentive to all of our daughters while nurturing our youngest has been quite a challenge. That coupled with the fact that I am running an in-home daycare business has been quite tiresome.
I rise every morning around 5:30 or 6 to try and get some quiet exercise time in. By 7 we are waking up our oldest daughter for school, usually the baby is up by this time too. Trying to get myself and daughters ready for the day before we open our doors at 8:30 for our daycare clients is busy busy. We have multiples of children throughout the day and take field trips twice a week. We do lots of art, cooking, science, and play projects during the day. As if cleaning up after my own kids wasn't a lot try 8 of them! After the day is done I'm still momma to 3 beautiful and needy daughters, have to get dinner ready, and then cleaned up again for the next day of daycare. Sometimes I don't leave the kitchen until 9 at night. Which is just in time to put the baby down for bed. To say I'm exhausted at the end of the day is an understatement.
It's hard to think about sitting down to squeeze a blog piece in or update my poor neglected website after such a full day. Kids, cooking, cleaning, dog, exercise all seem to take precedent over what little time there is in the day. But no more! I will not neglect my passion for Bay Explorer.
Recently my family had the honor of going on vacation. Although going on weekend trips are fun and something I think I practice with regularity, there's nothing quite like going away for a whole week to actually make you feel relaxed & give you some time to clear your head.
While we were on vacation and I had some time to do some clear thinking I couldn't help but think about Bay Explorer and how much I missed blogging and how in need of an update my website was. So this is the first of many new blog posts and somehow I will find the strength to update my website which still says we are a family of four lol.
While I have your attention here are some upcoming Summer events I would like to share...
This Memorial Day weekend is the opening of many of your favorite Bay Area swimming places for the season including the Dublin Wave, Cull Canyon, and Don Castro. In fact all of the East Bay Parks that have water features will be open regularly from now until Labor Day.
Saturday & Sunday this Memorial Day Weekend Carnaval in the City in the Mission district between 24th & 16th streets. All day event plus tons of vendors, parade etc.
Saturday June 1st San Leandro Cherry Festival 11-6pm Estudillo behind Safeway. Tons of vendors, kids rides, food, music, car show, and lots of cherries!
Sunday June 2nd Planetary Dance in Santos Meadows near Muir Woods 11-2pm Dancing in a giant meadow for the healing of the world
Sunday June 9th Temescal Street Fair 12-6pm Telegraph ave in North Oakland. Vendors, Kids zone and rides, magic, performances, music, & food.
June 15th & 16th Alameda Island Jam. Food, vendors, kids rides, in Old Alameda.
June 15th Oakland Juneteenth 12-6 Eastmont Town Center
June 15th SF Juneteenth Celebration and parade 10-6pm at the Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd.
Juneteenth in Berkeley Sunday June 16th 11-6pm
July 27th & 28th Alameda Art & Wine Festival
July 4th World One Festival Cerrito Vista Park El Cerrito
I hope you can find something fun from this list to do with your family and if you are looking for more ideas follow me on InstaGram @bay_explorer. Look out for my emails to keep you up to date which will be popping up with more regularity!! So get away from your TV, get outside, and Get exploring!