About Us

Hi there. We are Heather (left) and Whitney (right). Some of you might know us from our other website RookieMoms.com. We are also the authors of The Rookie Moms Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know. And, like you, we are parents in the East Bay (510, get it?). After five years of parenting in Berkeley, we found no single resource that allowed us to find the best things to do with our children on a need-to-know basis. We created 510families.com in March 2010 in the hopes that it will grow into that resource.

About Heather & Whitney

Heather grew up near Cleveland, OH, eating Wonder Bread, Twinkies, and other things that she would never let her children touch. Well, maybe on Halloween. She works as an freelance project manager when she is not project managing her husband and their three sons (yeah, she had one more since we launched this site and the family photo was taken). She is an enthusiastic user of public transportation, bicycles and compost bins.

Whitney is originally from Los Angeles. She worked at LeapFrog as a marketing manager for many years and now does freelance marketing consulting. She has a son and a daughter and a huge box of costumes that can be enjoyed by any children who come to play with them. She loves to make purses, skirts, and websites.

510families family photo taken in Autumn 2010 by Roots & Shoots Photography.

How can you help us?

If you spend a lot of time with children in the East Bay, we hope you’ll share your best tips with us. Share any upcoming events by filling out the form here. And tell your friends (facebook and real life!).

You can also follow 510families on Twitter and use hashtag #510families to participate in real-time information exchange between East Bay parents. Contact Us at info@510families.com. We are a very small operation. We will try to get back to you quickly if you send us a message that requires response. Thanks for visiting!