Acing back-to-school with UrbanSitter (save $50)

Going back to school with the help of an UrbanSitter

Thanks to UrbanSitter for sponsoring 510families and helping us ease the burden of finding awesome caregivers. Whether it is bridging the unfortunate gap between a late-start school and your early-start workday or the periodic meetings and functions of a new school year, UrbanSitter has got you covered. Lately, I have been loving the last minute functions to […]

Berkeley Playhouse run of Avenue Q includes a kid-friendly experience

Berkeley Playhouse - Kids Program

Berkeley Playhouse is presenting the R-rated Broadway show, Avenue Q, from September 17 to October 11. The show’s theme is the transition to adulthood and the realization that the real world is different from the simplified version of life that we all learned about from children’s television programming. While the show features adult language, sexual […]

Parents’ Guide to El Cerrito

playland

Mom of two, Cara enjoys making crafts, photography and simple scrapbooking. We asked Cara to tell us about El Cerrito and she sent us this list of tips for families. ~ Heather We live in the flats of El Cerrito not far from El Cerrito Plaza, and while we spend a lot of time in […]

Santa Cruz guide for kids who love trains

Roaring Camp Railroad in Santa Cruz is awesome for Bay Area train lovers

Our guest writer is Karen, mom to one train-obsessed three-year old in San Francisco (among her many other talents). Do you have a small person in your house who can’t get enough of Thomas, Chuggington, and every other chugging choo choo out there? I do, and we recently spent a train-themed weekend in Santa Cruz. […]

A Parent’s Guide to 5 Bay Area Waterparks

Waterworld in Concord - Bay Area Day Trip

Whitney and I have been doing the hard work of visiting the Bay Area’s amazing collection of water parks in the hopes that we could form very strong opinions and break down all the options for you, and I think we’re finally there! Prewett Water Park Description: Water activities for every age from baby on […]

25 things to do with kids in Rockridge

Rockridge Oakland

We’re so happy to share this guide for parents of fun things to do in the family-friendly Oakland neighborhoods of Rockridge and Temescal sponsored by Grubb & Co. Realty. If after browsing this list, you need more guidance in Rockridge, contact GRUBB Co. or realtor Hope Broderick. BART. Take the BART anywhere!  One of our […]

Adventure Kinderland: Indoor play space in Richmond

Adventure Kinderland in Richmond: main play area

Does your two- to seven-year old have boundless energy and the need to climb up, over, on, and through everything? If so, you ought to drive straight to Adventure Kinderland and take advantage of this new placespace before everyone else finds out about it! I visited last Saturday with my three- and eight-year old sons. […]

TerraTech: Kids fitness classes and indoor play space in Alameda

TerraTech: Kids Fitness Classes in the East Bay

The classes at TerraTech Fitness go beyond your typical indoor circle-time to expose children to life-long wellness skills. Yes, there is time for parachutes and jumping, and your child will be offered a stamp at the end of class, but the monthly themes, which include a physical focus, a wellness focus, and an emotional element are […]