Portrait Parties with Candace Smith Photography

Family Portraits Oakland

Oakland-based family photographer Candace Smith offers a unique package for capturing kids on film. Wait, do we still call it film? Families can host a portrait party with friends or cousins or whomever else wants their professional photos done at the same time. The focus is on connection and fun, allowing space for the kids […]

Where to Grab (Hip) Coffee with Kids in the East Bay

Alchemy Coffee

I have this thing for hipster coffee shops. Something about the white subway tile, the Tolix chairs, the perfectly displayed vegan donuts. I just can’t stay away. I’m all like “Take my four dollars for your perfectly crafted almond latte with your beautiful foam art.” Just take it. Needless to say, we’ve frequented a lot of […]

Ticket alert for brand-new parents: Boobie-Palooza coming to Berkeley

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Boobie-Palooza, a baby-centric festival of speakers, pampering, entertainment, and giveaways, will take place at the Ed Roberts Campus (ASHBY BART) in Berkeley on February 22. Attendees will be able to test drive baby gear, attend a “carrier clinic”, and meet local doulas and other experts in the field of lactation and pediatrics. A children’s play […]

Angel Island, family-friendly hike and more

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This weekend adventure to Angel Island has a little something for everyone on your list – a boat ride (fun!), exercise, drinks, AND beautiful scenery. Sound good? Let’s go! Getting There We took the 10am Tiburon Ferry – tickets were $15/adult, $5/child. The boat ride is a short 12 minute trip to the island – not too long to get sea-sick, and […]