WIN: 2 Tickets to Gearapalooza for expectant moms

Gearapalooza San Francisco

Win a pair of tickets to Gearapalooza San Francisco on October 8th. Gearapalooza is a spectacular baby gear and registry event for expectant parents held in the evening in San Francisco. Bump Club and Beyond presents Gearapalooza: The Ultimate Baby Gear and Registry Event with Jamie Grayson (The BabyGuy) at the JCC San Francisco.  This is a ONE night event filled […]

East Bay Farmer’s Markets Guide for 510 Families

Farmer's Markets in Oakland

Thanks to Farmigo for sponsoring this guide to Farmer’s Market’s in the East Bay. Farmigo is an online farmers market where you can shop for fresh, sustainable food from local farmers you know and trust. Farmer’s Markets can be fun outings in addition to a productive errand to get your fill of healthy fruits and veggies […]

Free AAA Car seat inspections are a life saver

AAA Car Seat Inspections are FREE

Thank you to AAA for sponsoring our post today and helping get the word out about child seat safety! If you only take away one thing from this post: AAA offers FREE car seat inspections by appointment with specific action items to make your children safer right away at I was recently given a thorough one-on-one car seat inspection […]

Twins by the Bay: A support resource for twin parents


Twins by the Bay is a support group and network for new and expectant parents of multiples. Members attend meetings where they will meet other multiple parents, be invited to hear guest speakers (sleep experts!), and access a huge wealth of loaner equipment for travel and home, including preemie-sized clothing. The club is run by […]

Getaways with mom: ME time

Orange County Museum of Art

This is the third post in our series about ME time, sponsored by domain.ME. I’ve just returned from spending a long weekend with my mom, during which it was startlingly clear to me that quality time with her — and the other important adults in my life — is different when it’s kid-free.  I’m so […]

Parent, Baby, and Toddler Classes at Then Comes Baby in Oakland

Then Comes Baby in Oakland

Then Comes Baby, the resource and lounge for new parents in Oakland, is home base for a bunch of classes that are starting up soon. We thought we’d share some highlights. New parent classes First Connections: Moms Circle begins May 27 for a 6-week session meeting Wednesdays at 10:30 am New Beginnings: Second Time Moms Group […]

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 […]

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

say whatbaby

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 […]

FREE pregnancy education classes at Baby World in Oakland


Join Doulaville Birth Services to learn about local childbirth options including up to date research on maternity services that promote the best outcomes for you and baby in these completely free mini-classes. RSVP recommended. Read detailed class descriptions at May 15 – Enriching Pregnancy June 19 – Postpartum Pampering July 17 – So This […]