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 safeseats4kids.aaa.com. I was recently given a thorough one-on-one car seat inspection […]

Music Together offering classes in more languages

east bay music together

As of September 14, Music Together will offer classes in Hebrew, French, Spanish and German. East Bay Music Together now has dozens of classes in 17 locations in Albany, Moraga, Oakland, Berkeley, Lafayette, Alameda, and El Cerrito. DEAL: EBMT is waiving the $10 registration fee for new families who sign up before September 14. According to Julie Tanenbaum, Director […]

Apple-picking with children near the Bay Area

Apple picking with children in the Bay Area

Looking for a place to get your hands on a bushel of apples? Well, ’tis the season. Always double-check with the farm in question before you pack up your hungry posse of children. Apples might grow on trees, but when they’re gone, they’re gone. Berkeley mom, Becky, shared the story of her children’s apple day […]

Family camping and fruit picking in Watsonville

Watsonville camping and fruit picking

Peggy, who lives in El Cerrito, loves fun family adventures and exploring the Bay Area and beyond with her husband and son. We thank her for sharing her favorite family camping spot! Mount Madonna County Park’s serene and beautiful location in a redwood forest, close proximity to local towns, and lots of kid-friendly activities make it one […]

Parents’ Guide to El Cerrito

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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 […]

Jewish High Holiday celebrations for East Bay Kids

Apples and honey for the Jewish New Year

This Jewish High Holiday Guide for East Bay families is sponsored by the Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay. As Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot approach, we have gotten our hands on a rich number of events for family-friendly celebration and learning. Rosh Hashana activities for kids The High […]

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 […]