Along with co-founder Heather Flett, Whitney is the co-author of The Rookie Mom's Handbook, Stuff Every Mom Should Know, and the publisher of 510Families.com and RookieMoms.com. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and their two children. (On Google)

Ticket Alert: Hello Kitty is coming to Oakland’s Oracle Arena

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Save the date, 80s girls! Your BFF Hello Kitty is coming to Oakland this summer and you’re totally invited to the Supercute Friendship Festival. This North American Tour sounds like live entertainment-meets-tradeshow with multi-stage performances, interactive exhibits, and photo opps with your favorite Sanrio characters. Start polishing your favorite pencil cases! Pro tip: You’re going […]

Birthday Party Idea for Big Kids: Bot Bash

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Getting too big for Pump it Up? Berkeley mom Katie told us about her son’s Bot Bash birthday party and we loved the idea. Bot Bashes are for kids seven years and older and party packages range from $300 (16 guests) to $1000 (unlimited guests and a live DJ). You get a robot technician who […]

Easter Egg hunts and activities in the East Bay

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Thanks to Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley for sponsoring this list of  Easter Egg Hunts and Easter activities for East Bay kids this year. Put some ART into your EASTER.  Paint eggs, bunnies, deviled egg platters, flower pots and more seasonal items you will enjoy for years to come at Brushstrokes Studio. Other Easter activities for East Bay families: Saturday March 28 […]

Bay Area staycation guide: 12 things to do during spring break

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Sticking around for spring break this year? How many of these day trips and adventures for grade school-age children can you squeeze into one week of your Bay Area staycation? A very low-budget shopping trip to spend one’s “own money” at the East Bay Depot for Creative Re-use. Tip: Used 3-ring binders and empty photo […]