Lucie’s List is a phenomenally useful website for new and expecting moms started by our bloggy friend and Rockridge mama of two, Meg Collins. Frustrated by the lack helpful advice when she wanted it, Meg created it to share. She grew up in Atlanta and likes donuts and old school rap. Were thrilled to have her share her family’s favorite destinations around Oakland.
Favorite playground and way to spend a Saturday morning?
Our favorite play spot is Piedmont Park in Piedmont. There’s nothing better than grabbing a picnic at Mulberry’s Market, then heading over to the playground on a Saturday morning. It’s quiet, serene and the sun seems to shine a little brighter there. Why is that?
Favorite date night?
What’s that? Just kidding (sort of).
What’s your favorite discovery you want to tell parents with big kids in the East Bay about?
We love hiking Claremont Canyon with the kids. Baby Alice goes in the baby carrier and 3 year old Lucie tries to hike by herself, although she usually ends up on daddy’s shoulders. There’s a beautiful panoramic view at the top, where you get a true appreciation for the beauty of this place.
What is your neighborhood best known for?
Rockridge is known for urbanity in a family-friendly environment. The best of both worlds! With FROG park, the Rockridge Library and all the shops along college within walking distance, it’s a parent’s paradise.
Favorite toy store?
Thanks so much to Meg from Lucie’s List of sharing her picks for family fun in and around Oakland. If you or someone you know is knocked up or a new mom, you must check out her site!