Go outside with kids, really outside

Take kids all the way outside in the Bay Area

Feeling quite tired of playgrounds (I hear you!), Berkeley mom of two Annie Burke started taking her family and friends out to some less-traveled parks in the East Bay Regional Park District in 2009. Since then, her community Outside Kids has grown to over 100 families who go outside – really outside – to explore, […]

Brentwood farms fruit picking, tips for families

Cherry harvest in Brentwood

Monday, I drove four boys out to Brentwood to go fruit-picking. I was vague in my promises — berries, cherries, apricots, or whatever they have. You like blackberries? Olallieberries? Maybe them too! — and thank goodness because everything was closed. Boohoo. I met Tino at Bacchini’s Fruit Tree, a family operated Picked and U-Pick fruit stand in […]

Love Our Neighborhood Day (2015)

#EastBayOpenStreets #LoveOurHood

Another terrific East Bay Open Streets event is coming to the {510}. North Oakland/Golden Gate and Southwest Berkeley will be rolling out the welcome mat for a big crowd on Saturday, May 30th from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 2nd Annual Love Our Neighborhood Day is shaping up to be an amazing day in […]

Three-year olds’ guides to the Bay Area

Three-year olds guides to fun stuff in the Bay Area #preschoolers #510families

Pushing a baby through a museum is all about the YOU with occasional pit stops to feed or change your companion. But a two- or three-year old? They have very strong opinions about where you go and what you do. I wanted to create a mini guidebook just for them to help you navigate the many […]