Albany’s Music in the Park, Wednesday evenings in September

This free evening concert series at Albany's Memorial Park is a superfun outing for young families. Bring a blanket, picnic … {more}

September is National Library Card Sign-Up

September is library card sign-up month

Do you want to get a first library card? Did your kid lose his card several months ago and has been borrowing his brother's … {more}


Weekend Planner (Aug 30 + 31)

Oakland Pride is Sunday! Watch the parade and then have some family fun at the Children's Garden. Watch Rango at the … {more}

Oakland Childrens Hospital

Children’s Hospital Oakland Miracle Marathon: The easiest marathon you’ll ever do

Our local Children's Hospital Oakland is part of a network of children's hospitals called Children's Miracle Network. Across … {more}

Halloween at Disneyland

Halloween happenings at Disneyland

Next month, I'll have the opportunity to take my children (age 3, 7, and 9) to Disneyland for the first time EVER. And while … {more}


{510} Families Faves with Ty Alper

photo credit: Jamey Thomas Berkeley dad and Cal professor Ty Alper answered our questions about raising his three children … {more}

east bay music together

Music Together review: East Bay baby and toddler class (Part 2)

As promised at the beginning of our Summer Semester of Music Together, I am back to report on my experience with the entire … {more}


Local authors: New cookbook by Erin Scott (Giveaway!)

I received a copy of Yummy Supper in the mail from local author/photographer Erin Scott, and it's a delight to look at. The … {more}

Alameda's USS Hornet with kids

Exploring the USS Hornet with little ones

Big thanks to El Cerrito mom of two, Wendy Copley, for sharing her family's adventures aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda. … {more}


Weekend Planner (Aug 23 + 24)

  It's the last weekend (for most) before school picks up again, hopefully one of these events will let you end your … {more}

Ride the tiny rails in Tilden

Ride the tiny rails in Tilden

If you follow the path of the Tilden Park Steam Trains down the hill past the engine, you will be rewarded with a treasure … {more}


Fall Ball: A taste of Little League

Albany Little League's Fall Ball program allows kids to play baseball in a class-style format instead of on a team. For … {more}

New Studio Grow in Alameda

Studio Grow Alameda: indoor toddler playspace at the mall

The view from the front desk to the back corner loft. Studio Grow, a wonderful indoor play space for toddlers and … {more}

Free online parenting classes

Mommybites offers online and phone-based parenting help

We've partnered with Mommybites, an organizer of short, one-session parenting classes on topics ranging from potty training … {more}


Weekend Planner (Aug 16 + 17)

Montclair is hosting an outdoor movie night. See "Back to the Future" under the stars. Don't forget your blankets. Shop the … {more}


Behind the scenes at Good Eggs

Last week we popped over to Good Eggs in San Francisco to get to know that business a little better. I think Heather's inner … {more}


Save the date: Free bowling

We are an early rising family, so on the first day of summer, by 10 am, my children and I had already registered for Kids … {more}


Kids’ theater classes in the East Bay

Registration is open for The Bay Area Children's Theatre Youth Education Program, AKA YEP! fall semester musical performing … {more}


Backpack picks for a new school year

this post contains affiliate links. When I started to write this post, deal-of-the-day site Zulily had a bunch of … {more}

Join the 510 families GemShare community to share recommendations

Use GemShare to exchange recommendations with those you trust

Gemshare sponsored this post, but we're really using it as described below. Read on. The iOS (and soon-to-be Android) app … {more}

This is our guide for parents to have more fun with their kids in the East Bay. You’ll find free and cheap activities for babies and kids in Oakland, Berkeley and surrounding areas.

Discover what you can do this weekend, where you can play, and how to find everything an East Bay family needs. Help us build this community: submit tips and make comments. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for visiting.

– Heather & Whitney, The Rookie Moms

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