Will you join our parent posse?


Do you have all the best ideas for fun places to go near where you live? Are your friends always asking you what’s going on? We want to step our “reader tips” up a notch and identify leaders in different neighborhoods to be our eyes on the ground (kinda like a room parent). Does that […]

Local parenting coach releases new book for sports-loving dads


El Cerrito dad Tom Limbert, co-founder of Studio Grow, has written a book titled Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time, and if you order it from Amazon today, you’ll have it in time for Father’s Day. With a foreword by Steve Young and photos of famous coaches in action, […]

Help a Mother Out


Yesterday I hosted a table at a benefit tea for Help A Mother Out where 200 women came together to learn more about diaper need and how we can help. (Disclosure: I sit on the board of this organization, and recently suggested it as a recipient of a Mother’s Day donation in our East Bay […]

Discount on AMC theater tickets


Goldstar, a discount tickets website, is offering a 4-pack of AMC movie theater tickets for $30. (To access the deal, you have to sign up for Goldstar emails — free of course — which promote Bay Area theatre and other live performances, usually for a deep discount.) I’m wondering if sharing this deal with parents […]

Share your (510) Family Faves!

Where are your favorite places for East Bay family fun? Tell us!

Merry Christmas!

Hope you find some good reasons to get out of your jammies and have fun this weekend!

Reader tip: Dickens in San Leandro

San Leandro’s local community theatre, Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA), is offering a showing of the Charles Dickens Classic, “A Christmas Carol, The Musical’ at the new San Leandro Arts Education Center this weekend, December 22- December 24.

Mom’s Night Out: Recap and thank yous

We had a terrific time at Sticky Art Lab last week and look forward to many more Mom’s Nights Out in 2012!

10 Thanksgiving weekend outings

Here are some ways to spend a few hours of family fun besides eating this weekend.

Fit Rave: A fun exercise-event with big kid activities in Jack London Square

For participating parents, complimentary games and activities for kids aged 5 to 12 will be provided by Playworks Program Coordinators/”Coaches”.

Reader tip: support Loved Twice

Loved Twice was started by a local mom trying to help in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Support them in gaining funding.

Ticket Alert: Beauty and the Beasty

Presented by the East Bay Children’s Theatre, Beauty and the Beasty will be performed at Oakland’s Kaiser Center Lakeside Theater on Saturday, March 19. Discount link available.

9 outings for Thanksgiving Weekend in the East Bay

What to do and see with the family during this holiday weekend.

Diaper Drive: We’re having one and you can, too

Like a canned food drive, a diaper drive involves a simple collection bin and a lot of emailing, posting signs, and asking for contributions.