Enjoy this video comparing the LA scene to Berkeley.
If you’ve just moved to Berkeley, Oakland, or some other part of the East Bay, let us welcome you! Our readers and contributors have helped us put together a list of the top resources in the area for parents. 510Families.com offers many profiles of these resources and more within our archives, but consider this your […]
Lauren Schiller is a Berkeley mom of two girls, 9 and 12, and the host of one of my favorite podcasts, Inflection Point Radio, a series of interviews with women who are changing the status quo. Inflection Point Radio airs locally on KALW 91.7 FM Friday at 11 am. Lauren shared her favorite places in the East […]
Jennifer Bunkers, Piedmont mom, is the creator of TruKid sunscreen and bath products, which is based in Oakland. She coaches a variety of sports (girls’ volleyball, boys’ sand volleyball and boys’ baseball) and is the incoming President of EO Entrepreneurs Organization, where she mentors and works hand in hand with fellow business owners. Today she answers our questions […]
Ali Nazar lives in Berkeley with his wife and 2.5 children. He and I taught computer classes to kids at the Kirkwood Ski Resort together back in the dark ages. He is the author of a new novel called Five Pillars, which is about a journey through the Muslim world. Today he answers our questions […]
I’m excited to share the East Bay favorites of Amira. This California native is a solo practicing attorney, founder of a startup called Kichange Currency for Kids and a mother of two living in Berkeley. How old are your children? I have a seven-year old son and a three-year old daughter. What neighborhood is home […]
Our guest is New York Times bestselling author and East Bay mom of four, Ayelet Waldman. She shares her local favorites.
Mary McQueen is a fitness guru among moms in Oakland. Formerly overweight herself, she now teaches Baby Boot Camp; runs a Kaia F.I.T. program; and coaches women on healthy eating and exercise. She has three children, and today she’s sharing some of her favorite activities for Bay Area parents. What’s your favorite family restaurant in […]
photo credit: Jamey Thomas Berkeley dad and Cal professor Ty Alper answered our questions about raising his three children in the East Bay. “Many of my favorite places in Berkeley to go with the kids are the places I spent time as a kid growing up here,” he said. What’s your favorite Saturday morning ritual? […]
We are excited to tell you that This is Oakland — a gorgeous loveletter of a book to our East Bay metropolis — is now available for purchase. We want to thank co-creator Melissa Davis for sharing her favorites with us today. Melissa lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and three-year-old son, and runs […]
Ben Brunetti is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker/writer/illustrator in the process of writing a series of children’s books and developing preschool TV shows. His first children’s book, Please Share, is a story to help teach toddlers (and his own kids) about sharing and is currently on Kickstarter. We thank him for sharing his Bay Area parenting faves with us today. Who […]
I met Lori Droste (right) at a cafe on Sacramento Street to learn more about what a City Council member does. She had her younger child, Cora June, in tow, and we chatted about what makes Berkeley special. “No one bats an eye at a two-mom household,” for example, she says. Here are some […]
Burgers, pizza, and Mexican food reign supreme in my family. If you want to please my sons, just take them one of these places! They don’t go for fancy in breakfast food, either. If the place doesn’t serve french toast, then forget about it! Some of my own beloved brunch spots don’t make their cut. Homemade […]
I’m excited to bring you one more in our series project profiling contributors to Bay Area-based parenting magazines, Rad Dad & Hip Mama. Visit the respective websites to purchase and read everything from childcare swaps tips to sex-positive parenting. Jessie Susanna is the seventh (and final maybe!) in our continuing series. Jessie wears many hats: Ima to Avi Grace; single parent healing […]
On the TODAY show this week, Oakland dad Rob Baedeker presented a handful of tips for making conversation with strangers. “Make it about stories, not questions,” he said. “How are you?” is a dead end conversation starter, he warned. Try this instead: “Would you rather give up gluten or caffeine for the rest of your […]