7 ways to get a workout — with a baby

Where to get a workout with your baby in the East Bay

I’ll be honest: when I recovered from childbirth, I was not exactly chomping at the bit to resume a regular exercise habit. Some members of my mom’s group were, however, so I’ll assume that a fair number of women feel this way.

Reader tip: baby classes in Temescal


Oakland’s Wingspan Movement & Wellness offers a bunch of parent-baby classes. Have you tried any of them? Beginning in February, Touch Blue Sky will be offering a baby signs as both a 6-week class and a 90 minute introductory workshop. Erin Carper leads these classes. Two different series are offered to allow families to build […]

3 summer camps for dramatic kids in Oakland & Berkeley


For kids who are craving to clown around, these camps should be on your list.

{510} Family Faves: Phyllis Grant


East Bay mom Phyllis Grant has two children, Bella and Dash, and a blog named Dash and Bella where she chronicles her culinary adventures with them. A profile of Phyllis caught my eye on Berkeleyside and I thought it would be fun to get her local picks to share with other 510 families. Not only […]

{510} Family Faves: Kelsey Lowitz in Oakland


The mother of one baby girl shared a few of her local rookie mom resources with us.

Get this app: Chinook Book (free)

The mobile coupon app is free to the first 20,000 users. No need to buy the book if you act quickly!

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”.

What’s your favorite kids’ class in the East Bay?

We asked a dozen local moms about their favorite kids’ classes in the Berkeley and Oakland area, and this is what they told us…

(510) Family Faves: Jennifer from Elmwood

“We planned a homebirth – it turned out as an emergency c-section at Alta Bates which we walked to.”

Reader tip: Classes in Albany tumbling and yoga

Are you ready for a series of tiny tumbling or post-natal yoga at the Albany rec center? Read on…

Fun and Free Family Events for East Bay Kids: Weekend of March 19-20

Tips for weekend outings.


Unlimited Prenatal Yoga for a single price – NO LONGER OFFERED!!

Square One Yoga in Emeryville offers unlimited prenatal yoga classes for your entire pregnancy for one flat rate. Sign me up.

Are you up for the rookie moms challenge?

In January, we kicked off our 52 weekly challenges for rookie moms and now we’re up to number ten. Are you keeping up?

Free Mom & Baby Yoga @ Lotus Bloom

The folks from HAPPYBABY baby food have arranged for a free mom and baby yoga class in Oakland on Thursday, March 10.

Rookie Moms challenge #7: Try postnatal yoga

Postnatal yoga classes are nice safe places to go for new moms.

Rookie Moms Challenge #3: Join a Mom’s Group

Rookie Moms Challenge #3: If you’re a new mom, find some like-minded moms to share your joys and challenges — Join a Mom’s Group!


Free and Fun Family activities for MLK Weekend (Jan 15-17)

Top picks for this long holiday weekend.