Acing back-to-school with UrbanSitter (save $50)

Going back to school with the help of an UrbanSitter

Thanks to UrbanSitter for sponsoring 510families and helping us ease the burden of finding awesome caregivers. Whether it is bridging the unfortunate gap between a late-start school and your early-start workday or the periodic meetings and functions of a new school year, UrbanSitter has got you covered. Lately, I have been loving the last minute functions to […]

How to buy a car in the East Bay: Roadster.com

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Thanks to Roadster  for being a sponsor of 510Families.com. Whether you live in Fremont or Albany or take BART to the City for the work week, most 510 families need at least one car.  We, the publishers of this site, have both been inspired to buy new cars at various milestones: expecting a first baby; […]

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 […]

Where do you swim in the East Bay?

Canyon Swim School offers serious lessons

  Since we’ve started this website, some of our favorite pools, lakes, lagoons, and beaches have closed, but luckily, new options have opened too. Here are ten pools to get wet in the East Bay. Where do you swim? Favorite Outdoor Pools (open seasonally) El Cerrito Pool – A shallow area with an active fountain makes […]

Twins by the Bay: A support resource for twin parents

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Twins by the Bay is a support group and network for new and expectant parents of multiples. Members attend meetings where they will meet other multiple parents, be invited to hear guest speakers (sleep experts!), and access a huge wealth of loaner equipment for travel and home, including preemie-sized clothing. The club is run by […]

East Bay Home Services & Delivery Guide

Food delivery East Bay

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 […]

15 places to go on the 4th of July

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Thanks to Sarah’s Science camp for sponsoring our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families. Sarah’s Science has locations in Oakland and Berkeley and invites your child to come have a BLAST! Campers make and take home a fun science project each day, from robots to rockets, catapults to ladybug gardens. Independence Day is a Saturday […]

Getaways with mom: ME time

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This is the third post in our series about ME time, sponsored by domain.ME. I’ve just returned from spending a long weekend with my mom, during which it was startlingly clear to me that quality time with her — and the other important adults in my life — is different when it’s kid-free.  I’m so […]

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 […]