The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department (formerly Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program) is offering up to $4,000 in grants for lead hazard and other safety repairs for pre-1978 owner-occupied and rental properties in the cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland with low-income families with a pregnant woman and/or children under 6 living or […]
Have you heard about Project Night Night? If you’re looking for a way to give back to others with your children this holiday season, this might be what you’re looking for. Project Night Night gives nighttime comforts to homeless children right here in the East Bay. What is Project Night Night? A charity that donates over 25,000 […]
Some listings in this guide are sponsored as noted. If you’re a super busy parent, you will be psyched to learn about these creative and helpful home services. These businesses will bring everything from diapers to dessert right to your front door or work on your car while your child naps. Click on a category […]
Sorry to make you itchy. We are grateful to present a series of helpful posts sponsored by NitPixies, Bay Area’s full-service lice removal salon, about what to do about the little buggers. Today’s post demystifies some common misunderstandings. Imagine a blustery autumn evening, the moon is peeking through the clouds and the night is full of […]
Just the thought of our children — or us — getting headlice makes us itchy. We are so grateful to present a series of helpful posts sponsored by NitPixies, Bay Area’s full-service lice removal salon, about what to do about the little buggers. Summer camps and long days at the pool will soon be long […]
When Instacart, food shopping and delivery service, arrived in the East Bay, I had already heard many positive reviews from my City friends. Once I tried ordering groceries from their app myself, I was hooked. Save $10 when you try Instacart. Right now, orders over $75 include free delivery, but they seem to be always messing […]
Stephani is the local operator of Stroller Spa in the East Bay, where she and her husband, Rob, wash and refurbish well-worn well-loved and downright abused strollers and car seats until they are clean, safe, and baby-ready. They have two children and love playing outside together. We met Stephani at The Biggest Baby Shower and […]
On April 27, 2013 get ready for a simulated 6.9 earthquake on the Hayward Fault to hit Berkeley. Are you prepared? Reminding me of the Parks + Recreation disaster drill on television, the Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise provides participants an opportunity to practice disaster response in their own neighborhoods. All individuals or community groups are […]
Stitch is everything you love about sewing with nothing that you don’t. I’m speaking to you as a wannabe crafter without much patience for figuring stuff out, cutting in a straight line, or follow-through. Be prepared, I’m going to gush about this adorable sewing room gone wild. It’s what my husband would call “a hacker […]
This guest post is sponsored by Advanced Home Energy. It was written by East Bay mom, Julie Tucker, about solving some of her sons’ health problems by improving the air quality at home. We originally contacted AHE for an energy audit on our last home. Shortly after we did the audit, we found we were […]
In celebration of Earth Day, the giggle retail stores are offering a way to recycle gently used baby gear and clothes to benefit those in need. Called, the Great giggle Giveback, proceeds benefit Baby Buggy, a non-profit founded by Jessica Seinfeld to provide essentials to U.S. families with children aged 0 to 12 years old. Baby […]
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is a A free tour of showcase native plant gardens in the East Bay. If you’re considering a big landscaping project or if you want a miniature outdoor experience for your littles, you won’t want to miss it. The theme is native (to the Bay Area) plants. A variety […]
TaskRabbit is like Craig’s List for odd jobs.
If you have bees living in your house, I have advice for you.