Imagine a venue where baby gear, experts, and vendors have been brought together in order to greet pregnant Bay Area Moms and feed them cupcakes. This is the Biggest Baby Shower, hosted by Big City Moms and it will take place on April 25th at Patron’s Hall- 1111 Gough Street in San Francisco. I attended [...]
Please join one or both of these weekly breastfeeding support groups, facilitated by a board certified lactation consultant. No RSVP required. All sessions are $10. The first half hour is for arrivals and informal chatting, then we’ll begin group introductions on the hour. Weigh your baby on our scale to track growth and meet other [...]
Lively, musical play time is still happening over at La Pena with Stephanie Pepitone and the Rockin’ Kids Sing-a-long. Learn about and celebrate the Sukkot feast Friday evening with other families at JCC East Bay. You and your partner can break away from the kids for the evening – drop your children off at Studio [...]
A good half-hour North of Berkeley, San Rafael offers weather that makes stripping down and jumping in the pool more tolerable. Reader Cori Kesler of Berkeley reccommended this half-day trip for East Bay families. The Marinwood Aquatic Center is open to the public and offers a large swimming pool for everyone, plus a tot pool [...]
I recently got home from the world’s shortest ever visit to Berkeley Family Camp in Tuolomne. We had hoped to stay for four nights but stayed only one because my seven year old came down with walking pneumonia. Huge bummer, but now we’ve had a taste and we will try again next summer armed with [...]
Rate your baby nurse is a website that allows parents to rate infant caregivers, doulas, and night nurses to pay it forward to the next families trying to hire the perfect person. Love your baby nurse or doula? Share your personal experiences to help the next family make the best choice. Right now, receive a [...]
I wonder which was faster: Anna Bretan’s 2:57:33 finishing time for the Oakland marathon or the labor and delivery she endured six weeks earlier. Here at the finish line, she cradles her newborn daughter. This was Bretan’s second consecutive year winning the women’s category in the Oakland Running Festival. The 26-year old runner is a [...]
An update from Jennifer Subasic-Marks who facilitates new mom support groups in Oakland and Berkeley.
I love an early dinner at Hana Japan. For a few years, it was our family’s birthday tradition for parents and grandparents so we’ve tested it out with infants, barely-eating babies, crazy toddlers, and curious preschoolers. All good.
On January 14, IKEA will host BYOF Day (BYOF stands for Bring Your Own Friend), designed to make a trip to IKEA into a reason to meet a pal for breakfast.
Birthways, a non-profit in Berkeley is running this offer on Living Social’s East Bay families channel.
An easier way to organize a wishlist for a secondhand baby shower. So smart!
Classes for pregnant chicks and parents of young ones are now available in Rockridge immediately adjacent to Rockridge Kids. Classes include postpartum power pilates, toddler sleep training, new mama support groups, and more!
I’ve had two healthy babies at Alta Bates Summit in Berkeley. Both times leading up to the big event, I took childbirth prep classes. Granted, the last time was four years ago…