2014 Holiday tree lightings in the East Bay & San Francisco

Ghirardelli Square tree lighting in San Francisco

I have such romantic ideas about public tree lightings. In my imagination, the children are bundled up all cozy and snug from a chilly evening staying up a bit past bedtime; we all countdown to the ignition; we celebrate a glorious sight. Twinkling Christmas Magic! But really? I’ve been to a few of these and […]

Indoor fun in the East Bay: 8 things to do on rainy days


  Studio Grow in Alameda Wow, can the time pass slowly inside the house on a rainy day! Here are 10 things for East Bay parents to consider for entertainment: Tinkering project. Consult a kids’ science or cooking book for ideas and then make a list of supplies. Try Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments […]

Kid to kid toy exchange, what a great idea!

From Kid2Kid toy exchange in South Berkeley

We’re happy to introduce you to From Kid 2 Kid, a toy swapping service and part-time play space in the Lorin District of South Berkeley. Started by two local best-friend moms, Nina and Jessie, their mission is to prolong the lifecycle of toys by keeping useable ones out of landfills and in the hands of […]

{510} Baby’s Day Out at Brushstrokes with TotSpot

{510} Families Baby's Day Out at Brushstrokes

We are pleased to announce another fabulous event for 510Families.com readers! We have partnered with some local baby-loving companies to bring East Bay parents (and their babies!) a fun morning outing from 9 am to 11 am on Wednesday, December 3. Please join us at Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley to make a footprint momento and […]