August 2013 - 510 Families

August 2013

Gem of Oakland: James and the Giant Cupcake

My girls and I love James and the Giant Cupcake, on San Pablo near Alcatraz.  I take them here when they deserve a special treat, ...

Talking about the news with kids

Thanks to Madeleine Rogin for offering to share her perspective on talking to kids about current events. She is a mother, a schoolteacher, and a ...
Eating grilled cheese on a double decker bus in Portland, OR

5 Family-friendly road trips from Oakland

Looking for a fun day trip or mini vacation for your long weekend? These fellow Bay Area bloggers have a few inspiring ideas and photographs ...

Mourning Berkeley Tuolomne Camp, burned in Rim Fire

I’m sad to tell you, if you don’t already know that the Rim Fire in Yosemite has destroyed Berkeley Family Camp. Read all about it ...

{510} Family Faves: Brandi who knows it all

Brandi and her 4-year old daughter, Ayva moved to Oakland last September from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be with her fiance. She blogs at Mama Knows ...

Back-to-school checklist

Back-to-school prep in the East Bay: hair, shoes, backpack, lunchbox, clothes, what else do you need?

Little gems of Berkeley: Casa Latina

In a world where a single cookie at your local cafe can cost $2.25, it is delightful to discover a place where the whole family ...

Healdsburg: Wine-tasting with kids

My husband and I took an anniversary trip to Healdsburg for wine-tasting with our two daughters, and Heather asked me to share some highlights. My ...

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