East Bay Mother’s Day Guide

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There are two ways to celebrate Mother’s Day: with your kids or without them. Here are a selection of ideas for both. This year, our Mother’s Day Guide is sponsored by Brushstrokes Studios in Berkeley. Activities With kids or without? At Brushstrokes you can do either, or both. The upstairs studio is reserved for moms […]

Portrait Parties with Candace Smith Photography

Family Portraits Oakland

Oakland-based family photographer Candace Smith offers a unique package for capturing kids on film. Wait, do we still call it film? Families can host a portrait party with friends or cousins or whomever else wants their professional photos done at the same time. The focus is on connection and fun, allowing space for the kids […]

Parents Guide to the Gilman District in Berkeley

Parents Guide to Berkeley's Gilman District

Affectionately named the Gilman District in Berkeley, Gilman Street between the freeway and San Pablo Avenue has exploded over the past year in terms of awesomeness for families with lots of great places to eat, shop, and play. I listed my picks roughly from West to East in each category. Where to play: Golden Gate Fields. […]