I launched Fresno Family on Jan. 9, 2001, after looking for and not finding, a local website that had info on local things to do with my first child. At the time, my daughter was a newborn, and I was very eager to get started finding all the fun things to do in the area with her as she grew. Since I couldn’t find anything that suited my needs, I went ahead and created it! I (rightly) figured other families would also like to have a website with this sort of info… And so Fresno Family was born!
It has evolved quite a lot over the years. You can view many of it’s past evolutions on The Wayback Machine, starting with it’s first archived homepage.
In 2019, after hours and HOURS of a LOT of hard work…Fresno Family evolved beyond just pages of lists of resources into a full-on directory website complete with business ratings and reviews! Businesses now also have the opportunity to pay to upgrade their free listings to even more visible options.
But the core purpose of Fresno Family remains the same: To be the BEST online parenting resource in the Central Valley! Here you will find all kinds of things to do for and with your children in our area, both free and paid options, as well as ideas for family outings that are within a day’s drive away.
So dig in, enjoy, and discover all that the Central Valley has to offer families with children! Also, share some of your own feedback!
And tell your friends and family about Fresno Family!
About the Webmama
My name is Tina and I, too, am a Fresno local.
I have been a stay-at-home/work-at-home-mom since 2000, and homeschooling since 2005. Neither of my children has ever been anything but homeschooled.
I have my bachelor’s degree in child development and many years of experience working with children in a variety of educational programs, both traditional and alternative, prior to becoming a mom. A few examples: summer camps, daycare & preschool programs, a science and conservation “outdoor ed” program for 6th graders, a local children’s science center, and even (for a few months) in the local public elementary schools as a substitute teacher.
After becoming a mother, I continued to work with groups of children with a “mommy and me” program I ran out of my home for nearly 3 years. In addition, I have led many organized activities and events for homeschoolers in our community for years. I also planned and organized many local family-related events based out of The Discovery Center for years, including the 6 years of the Fresno BabyFest, TDC’s Move it Dig it Do it (an event all about machines big and small), and the first 2 years of the annual EggFest.
I also run an online business called Tina’s Learning Adventures where I sell e-courses and virtual products for homeschoolers, write a homeschool blog called Homeschool Realm where I share about my homeschool journey and share lots of helpful learning resources, and do a secular homeschool podcast with a local friend called the Savvy Homeschool Moms.
But enough about me…Go enjoy Fresno Family!!!