Summer style picks for busy moms

Summer Style Picks for Moms


From left, clockwise:

1. Cupcake Contest Shoulder Bag {$42.99} Heading out with the kids? All you need is cash, cards, and keys. Leave the big bag at home this summer.

2. Bazaar Mini Wedge {$158} A striking, yet comfortable style statement that pairs well with skimmers, shorts, skirts, and dresses.

3. There’s a Map for That Necklace {$19.99} Bold necklace that’s perfect with a simple tank or white tee, or peeking out from under a collared shirt.

4. DIY Friendship Bracelets {free} Keep the kids busy making bracelets that you’ll actually wear.

{Like what you see? Follow our RedRover Mom Style Board on Pinterest}



The Best Saturday Ever

Monterey Bay Aquarium on RedRoverLooking for something to do with your kids this weekend? RedRover to the rescue! Check out our best Saturdays ever in San Francisco, Atlanta, and New York City for July 6. Or make your own using the free RedRover app or website.

And yes, we realize you might need to charter a private helicopter to hit all three of our picks in each city, but hey, we can dream, right? 

San Francisco: 

1. Start off the day at Monterey Aquarium (left) and enjoy their amazing Open Sea Feeding.

2. Then head over to the Asian Art Museum for Japanese Tea.

3. Finish your day at California Academy of Sciences with a Discovery Nature Walk.


1. Since more rain is in the forecast, we’re liking the Open Studio at Little House of Art.

2. Then pop over to the Atlanta History Center for their big Independence Day celebration.

3. Drop the kids off at home (with the grandparents, perhaps?), and check out this Adult Fiction Workshop. Cool!

New York City: 

1. If you can bear the heat, take a Conservatory Garden Tour. How lovely!

2. Then what about a trip to Governor’s Island for the Free Art Island Outpost with the CMA?

3. End the day with a little game time at the New York Public Library.


Make sure you’re following us on Twitter so you never miss any of our kid-friendly awesome! 








Happy Independence Day!

Robert Frost Quote for July 4th


RedRover’s Independence Day best from around the web

We’re not sure about you, but we’ll be extending our July 4th celebration through the weekend. If you’re looking for fun, unique things to do with your family, as well as cool crafts, recipes, and party ideas, take a peek at our Independence Day best that we’ve rounded-up just for you.

July 4th craft and recipes ideas

What an awesome round-up of July 4th crafts and recipes over at No Biggie.

San Francisco parents: The Exploratorium is open on Thursday. Such a fun way to enjoy Independence Day.

We’ve got a slew of awesome recipes (holy yum popsicles FTW!) on our 4th of July Pinterest Board. Follow us!

Cool Mom Picks put together a fantastic round-up of party ideas. Love the sparker holders.

Our partner the New-York Historical Society has a bunch of great events all weekend long. Check their site for details.

We know a lot of kids who would love to wear these on Thursday. Tasty too!

Enjoy a date night at the Georgia Aquarium on July 4th, Atlanta parents. This looks amazing! Also, beer.

So many cool July 4th printables that will keep the kids busy for hours.


And for more fun July 4th activity ideas, make sure to download the free RedRover app or sign-up at



Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day quote by Anne Geddes

To all the dads in our lives and in yours, wishing all of them a wonderful Father’s Day.


Get ready to Butterfly Boogie in Central Park with RedRover this weekend!

Clear your calendars for Sunday afternoon, New York City parents! We’re excited to be sponsoring the Central Park Conservancy’s Butterfly Boogie this coming weekend and we want to see you there at this amazing, free event. Plus, we’ve got a special treat just for first 100 RedRover users.

As part of Central Park Conservancy’s “A Clearing in the Forest” series, Butterfly Boogie combines eco-education and multicultural family fun. Join us to learn about out insect pals in the “Tale of the Flutterby and Piggle” interactive puppet show.

From noon to 1:30pm on Sunday, we’ll be boogie-ing to the butterfly beat, learning about the relationship between plants and insects, and releasing a bevy of painted lady butterflies in the Children’s Glade. Come prepared with your own camera to capture this amazing experience or purchase an official souvenir picture taken by Cme2.

This event is completely free, no advance registration necessary, and all ages are welcome! There will be lots of fun for the whole family, so make sure to save the date and come have some Butterfly Boogie fun with RedRover.


Special deal for RedRover Users: Visitors who show the free RedRover app on their phone or this printed page will receive a beautiful pair of butterfly wings. We have 100 pairs of wings in variety of 8 colors, so make sure to come early to get your own pair!




The RedRover launch in San Francisco at the Hullabuzoo!

Over the Memorial Day weekend, RedRover celebrated our San Francisco launch at the San Francisco Zoo’s annual Hullabuzoo celebration. Thousands of local families enjoyed the amazing animals along with all sorts of special treats.

RedRover in San Francisco

RedRover in San Francisco

Just look at all the fun everyone had at the Hullabuzoo:

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RedRover now in San Francisco

Huge thanks to Kristen and Slim Chance from ClownSnotBombs for the very popular face painting and performances, as well as Toni and Compton the Compost Man from Giant Puppets Save the World, all of whom helped entertain the kids while parents rebooted at the RedRover Recharge Station and learned all about the new RedRover app, now available for San Francisco parents.

RedRover in San Francisco


We were so thrilled to meet so many warm and receptive parents and families. Even the littlest Rovers joined us! What a wonderful way for RedRover to roll into San Francisco.

Contest alert, San Francisco parents! We’re giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky RedRover user who downloads the free RedRover app and signs in, or signs up on by June 3, 11:59pm EST (Yes, we extended it!). That’s tomorrow, so hurry!

Check out all our photos of the San Francisco Zoo’s Hullabuzoo celebration brought to you by RedRover on our Flickr set as well as in our Facebook Photo Album


Attention RedRover users: Amazing Exclusive Summer Deal and Contest at NYSCI

We’re so thrilled to partner with the New York Hall of Science to bring you an exclusive RedRover deal plus an amazing contest that are sure to make your summer the best one ever.


Exclusive Deal for RedRover Users: Save $5 on two or more general admission tickets (valid through June 30) when you show your RedRover app or show this printed page.

NYSCI RedRover Special Offer

And now for our special contest! 

One lucky winner will experience NYSCI up close with a private 30 minute session with a NYSCI Explainer. Your group of up to 8 people (all ages welcome) will visit NYSCI for an exclusive session designed with activities to fit the age of your group on a weekday afternoon.

Value: Priceless (That’s right, they NEVER do this. How special are we?)

How to enter:

1. Log in or sign up on RedRover
2. Visit our contest entry page
3. Share your 2 cents of what a perfect playdate with your kids would be below by 11:59pm on June 11.
4. Cross your fingers! (Okay, not required but you never know)

We’ll pick a winner at random! Travel and transportation not included. Non-transferrable. Void where prohibited.


San Francisco parents: Come see us at the Hullabuzoo and win an iPad Mini!

We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the San Francisco Zoo’s annual Hullabuzoo celebration all weekend long with all sorts of cool activities and special deals and a huge giveaway just for RedRover users!

RedRover in San Francisco

From 11am to 4pm today, Sunday, and Monday, you can enjoy a performing circus group, an inflatable obstacle course and a climbing wall challenge at your favorite Zoo. And in between visits to their collection of endangered and rescued animals, stop into the Pachyderm Building to blow off a little steam in the free inflatable playhouse, where kids can climb, play and shoot baskets. Then gather your strength with a picnic on the Patas Lawn as you watch the performing circus group before you test your skills on the climbing wall ($3). Every time someone rings the bell at the top of the wall, the Zoo will donate $1 to animal conservation programs.

Come meet our CEO and Founder Kathryn Tucker and learn about RedRover at our Recharge Station right by the Rock Wall on the Patas Lawn, where you’ll also find clowns, puppets and free face painting (plus special treats) for all kids.

Special deal for RedRover Users: Zoo visitors who download the free RedRover app and sign up between May 25 through May 27 will receive a FREE waffle cone with the purchase of one waffle cone.  All ou have to do is show the RedRover app on your phone at Terrace Cafe (or present the coupon)

iPad Mini Giveaway: Any San Francisco user who signs up through the free RedRover app or online at between May 25th and 31st is entered to win an iPad Mini and a SF Zoo Family Membership. Awesome!

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend, San Francisco!


Before Midnight and RedRover: The perfect date night!

In honor of our RedRover 3.0 launch in NYC, we celebrated with our first Date Night with RedRover, which included a private, sneak preview of Before Midnight with Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, and Director Richard Linklater. Lucky us!

Before Midnight and RedRover


After the red carpet, our guests were treated to an exclusive Q&A with Ethan, Julie, and Richard before the exclusive screening of their new movie, which opens in theaters today, May 24.

Before Midnight

And huge congrats to Sasadi, a RedRover user who won tickets to our event just for using our app. Cool, right?

Date Night with RedRover

You can see all the photos from the event on our Date Night with RedRover Flickr set as well as on our Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us on our exciting launch.

Stay tuned for more Date Nights with RedRover! And make sure you’re a user (download the free app or sign-up on the website) so you don’t miss opportunities like this. Before Midnight opens in NYC, LA, and Austin today, with more cities coming soon.

{All photos by Chae Kihn}