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Katie Gallagher shares her East Bay favorites

In our recent holiday gift guide, we featured the work of Katie Gallagher, an Oakland mother of three sons. I was happy to catch up with her to find out her favorite spots in the East Bay right now. Names and ages of your boys? I have three sons: Kieran – 4 ½, Brady – […]

Soggy Sundays at Ashkenaz

Ashkenaz, home of Soggy Sundays concerts for kids

Live music is the perfect antidote for the Sunday afternoon drearies.  Especially for those who are mourning the loss of a preschooler’s afternoon nap. 
 

Ride the steam trains for a cheap thrill

Tilden Park Steam Trains

The steam trains in Tilden Park are one of the East Bay’s best kept secrets. Kinda.

Drop-in Yoga with toddlers

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I am a huge huge fan of the Mom & Toddler yoga class at Yogalayam studios. And it’s not because you get any sort of workout…

What is the East Bay Preschool Fair?

Preschoolers

Meet with reps from 80 preschools and other child-focused resources.

Field Trip: Sausalito’s Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito is a super fun hands-on science museum campus with activities that will entertain, educate, and get the ya-yas out.

It’s Free! The Edible Schoolyard at King Jr High School

Chickens at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley

A stroll through the Edible Schoolyard garden is an ideal way to entertain visiting grandparents and small kids at the same time.  Situated behind Hopkins Park and the King track…

Get creative at MOCHA in Oakland

Museum of Children's Art in Oakland, MOCHA

I explored the new Museum of Children’s Art, AKA MOCHA, in Oakland the other day and want to share the who, what, where of the new space so other East Bay families can enjoy. WHO is MOCHA best for? Children 18 months and up are welcome to come and create during open studio hours open […]

Must-see holiday lights: Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane

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Somehow I just wasn’t sure it would be worth the drive. Well it is.

Keeping a kid busy at Cal

Circular sculpture at UC Berkeley is great for climbing

I attended school at the UC Berkeley Campus and I love to take my daughters there. We like to show off the campus so they feel comfortable with universities see that they are actually fun and exciting places where you can learn, adventure and picnic! Here are our top 6 things to do with our […]

Where to see Santa in the East Bay: 2013

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If you’ve got a real Santa enthusiast in your family, you might want to know where else to find the Bearded One. Here are a few opportunities. We’ll update this list throughout the month. Santa on Solano (Berkeley/Albany) Free photo with Santa as well as snacks and live entertainment from 12-4 on December 14th and […]

Lovely children’s book store now at Mr. Mopps

Mr Mopps bookstore in Berkeley

North Berkeley has a new children’s bookstore near the intersection of Rose and MLK, near Fatapple’s, but if you’re not paying attention, you could miss it: Mr. Mopps Children’s Books! The store is long and narrow with a cozy reading chair in the back and some seating in the middle. I was impressed by the […]

A lot of fun at the drive-in in Concord

Drive in movies in Concord

10 thumbs up. Pile the kids into the station wagon for 6pm drive-in movie showings.

Fairyland in Oakland, a first-timer’s guide

Fairyland

Children’s Fairyland is a storybook theme park for children under age 8 located on the shore of Lake Merritt in Oakland. Expect a mini-size fantasy world straight out of 1950 with kid-sized rides, fairytale sets, farm animals and quirky exhibits from a bygone era along with one heck of a puppet theater. You might see […]

Discover more Berkeley parks & playgrounds with Bravo Your City microguides

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We met East Bay mom, MiSoon Burzlaff, this Summer at a beer and cheese party in downtown Berkeley. She amazed us with her visual user-sourced content publishing platform, Bravo Your City. Today, I’m happy to share her Berkeley Parks & Playgrounds guide as both a model of the cool crowd-sourced publishing process and a super handy […]

Dollar day at Golden Gate Fields

Dollar Day at Golden Gate Fields

Dollar days at Golden Gate Fields returns this Sunday. Horse racing for the pre-K set? Sure, why not? It’s only a buck or two…

3 super day trips with a one-year old

CuriOdyssey in San Mateo offers hands-on fun for very little ones

We are happy to introduce you to Jennifer Saranow Schultz (AKA Hintmama), the San Francisco parent to Hannah. As of the time of this interview, Hannah was 13 months old. Jenny offers a few local picks for young toddlers here and on Rookie Moms. What is your favorite discovery you want to tell every new-in-town […]