Some recent links I've been reading:
Basement wine cellars aren't such a big thing in California. But here are some nice ones if you want to drool - or move!
Create a landing area for your kids' stuff - with school back in session, here's how to keep the kids organized, from Unclutterer
Things my kids think I do when they're in school - got a chuckle from this post from People I Want to Punch in the Throat.
Bay Area fishing spots - Red Tricycle
Traveling solo with your kids? Here's some sage advice from my travel writing colleagues that TravelMamas.com's Collen Lanin, posted on the Today show's website.
My Houzz (a home design website) sent a lot of great articles/photos this week. A number of them were applicable to the Bay Area and/or raising kids:
--a remodel of a historic Palo Alto home
--Northern California gardener's September check-list
--awesome Burlingame treehouse and a more comprehensive group of pictures from it
--how to work with a childproofer
Bay Area Cooking Classes - Red Tricycle
Google's 360 degree look at the Great Barrier Reef -