Dawn Pedersen

Dawn Pedersen Dawn Pedersen is a web design teacher, web designer, wife, and mother. She lives in West Sacramento with her family.

Web Site: http://kidsbusybook.com


Koret Children’s Quarter in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Mar 18, 2014
Koret Children’s Quarter in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

An amazing secret treasure is hidden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and we discovered it almost by accident. The park is huge, 1,017 acres filled with wonderful attractions like museums and botanical gardens. A playground might be hard to stumble across. But for young children, Koret Children’s Quarter is a must-do: whole...

Glorious Pacifica State Beach, Pacifica

Aug 21, 2013
Glorious Pacifica State Beach, Pacifica

We’ve found our favorite day trip beach!  Pacifica State Beach is right on Highway 1 a few miles south of San Francisco. It’s got perfect sand and it’s long enough to entertain hundreds of visitors. Surfers and families alike  seem ...

A New Mommy Blog and I’m Involved

Aug 13, 2013
A New Mommy Blog and I’m Involved

Hello everyone! As you may know, I typically post about our experiences at local attractions with our preschooler. I started up a new site last week called Tongonto.com, and I hope you’ll check it out. We have a dozens mommies writing wonderful a...

Bats at Twilight under the Yolo Causeway

Aug 7, 2013
Bats at Twilight under the Yolo Causeway

In the summer, hundreds of Mexican free-tailed bats live under the 3-mile expanse of the Yolo Causeway between West Sacramento and Davis. This are the same species as the bats that congregate under Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas. We missed our...

Noyo Beach, Fort Bragg, California

Jul 30, 2013
Noyo Beach, Fort Bragg, California

On May 18-20, our little family visited Fort Bragg, in honor of my husband Vlady’s 40th birthday. This is the fifth in a series of posts about the places we visited on our trip. Noyo Beach is so off the beaten path that I accidentally came across it ...

Fun Trips with Kids: Glass Beach in Fort Bragg

Jul 25, 2013
Fun Trips with Kids: Glass Beach in Fort Bragg

On May 18-20, our little family visited Fort Bragg, in honor of my husband Vlady’s 40th birthday. This is the sixth in a series of posts about the places we visited on our trip. Glass Beach #1 is a cinch to reach. Park and walk a ways, there’s ...

Lots of Independence Day events to choose from: 4th of July events by neighborhood

Jun 26, 2013
Lots of Independence Day events to choose from: 4th of July events by neighborhood

We have a big variety of Independence Day Celebrations to choose from around Sacramento! You can view them in the directory by date, but here is a breakdown by city/neighborhood too. Click through for additional details and maps. Arden-Arcade | Au...

Adventures in Sewing: I made a huggable great white shark for my son

Jun 25, 2013
Adventures in Sewing: I made a huggable great white shark for my son

Last week, I became obsessed with the idea of making stuffed animals. I need a regular creative outlet with tangible results that’s not too messy. Stuffed animals are fun to make, and allow me to be as goofy and weird as I want to be. If I do a g...

Easy family vacation: MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg

Jun 8, 2013
Easy family vacation: MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg

On May 18-20, our little family visited Fort Bragg, in honor of my husband Vlady’s 40th birthday. This is the fourth in a series of posts about the places we visited on our trip. If you like tide pools, you won’t be disappointed at MacKerricher...

McKinley Park Playground Construction, Day 4

Jun 6, 2013
McKinley Park Playground Construction, Day 4

I just couldn’t keep myself out of the construction at McKinley Park. On Tuesday, I spend a couple of hours putting beams into holes. Today I managed to get myself a sweet gig: mosaic design. I worked for about 4 hours preparing 3″ by 12&#8...



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