Apple-picking with children near the Bay Area

Apple picking with children in the Bay Area

Looking for a place to get your hands on a bushel of apples? Well, ’tis the season. Always double-check with the farm in question before you pack up your hungry posse of children. Apples might grow on trees, but when they’re gone, they’re gone. Berkeley mom, Becky, shared the story of her children’s apple day […]

Adventure Kinderland: Indoor play space in Richmond

Adventure Kinderland in Richmond: main play area

Does your two- to seven-year old have boundless energy and the need to climb up, over, on, and through everything? If so, you ought to drive straight to Adventure Kinderland and take advantage of this new placespace before everyone else finds out about it! I visited last Saturday with my three- and eight-year old sons. […]

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 […]

Parent, Baby, and Toddler Classes at Then Comes Baby in Oakland

Then Comes Baby in Oakland

Then Comes Baby, the resource and lounge for new parents in Oakland, is home base for a bunch of classes that are starting up soon. We thought we’d share some highlights. New parent classes First Connections: Moms Circle begins May 27 for a 6-week session meeting Wednesdays at 10:30 am New Beginnings: Second Time Moms Group […]

Portrait Parties with Candace Smith Photography

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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 […]

Golden Gate Park Children’s Playground & Carousel

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There are so many great things to do in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park – take a  stroll, explore the Cal Academy of Sciences, visit the Conservatory of Flowers, or sip tea at the Japanese Tea Garden. But have you ever been to the children’s park inside Golden Gate Park? It’s fantastic! The children’s park is situated near Golden […]

Worth the drive: Heather Farm Park and Playground in Walnut Creek

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The unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of artificial-turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard. The park is a great destination for all ages. From a stroller-friendly walk around the pond to a well-placed bench for grandparents to sit, it has a lot […]

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

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Studio Grow 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 or Bean Appetit […]

Kid to kid toy exchange, what a great idea!

From Kid2Kid toy exchange in South Berkeley

THIS IS ALREADY CLOSED. SORRY!- 2/1/15 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 […]