The Americana at Brand

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arial-view-americanaAs a mom, i enjoy knowing that shopping plazas create their space with children and family in mind. The Americana at The Brand in Glendale, CA is an outdoor shopping plaza that offer shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family. The Americana is modern and trendy. They offer a few things that a little kid would really enjoy!


  1. Kids Club Free to kids every Tuesday from 11am -1pm, they offer music, arts & craft and entertainment for kids on the Green.
  2. Pacific Theater Monday at 11am- Movies for Mommies where Pacific theater welcomes moms to watch a movie at the theater and not worry about diaper change or baby crying
  3. Kids eat free Tuesday Pinkberry– Enjoy a free kid sized yogurt with purchase of a medium 3 topping yogurt on Tuesday from 11am- 3pm Jamba Juice- Enjoy a free kid sized smoothie with a purchase of a regular smoothie all day. Continue reading »

Kidspace Museum- Pasadena CA

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Every first Tuesday of every month (except September) The Kidspace Museum in Pasadena will have a Family Free Night from 4pm – 8pm.

Museum location:
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103 |
(626) 449-9144

interactive-playI checked out the website to see what they had at the museum but the museum website didn’t have many photos. I went to yelp to check on the reviews and many say that the museum was small. So when I got to the museum, I didn’t know what to expected.

Driving up the windy paths of Arroyo Drive, you see the beautiful homes in Pasadena. As you pull up the parking lot entrance to the Kidspace Museum, you’ll see a large green clearing with a kids playground, baseball fields and a clean restroom right before the entrance. As a mom, I always want to know that there is a clean bathroom in case Eman is telling me he has to go pottie last minute.

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Garden, Garden, Garden

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Known as “The Jewel of the Peninsula” The South Coast Botanic Garden is an 87-acre Botanic Garden, the home to 2,500 varieties of plant life that originate from countries from afar. There are rare species of trees and shrubs that cannot be found elsewhere in the gardens. The gardens also provide shelter to over 200 species of birds and other animals.

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