We gratefully welcome back Annie Burke, founder of Outside Kids, for today’s post. Most people say that the Bay Area doesn’t have seasons. I disagree. The Bay Area has a dry season (roughly May-October) and a wet season (November-April). There’s the summer fog season and the hot and dry days of September and October. If […]
Milo and I were guests of Crown and Crumpet to try out their holiday tea service at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel this past weekend. Though I struggled to get him my eight-year old to “dress up” out of his usual sporty attire, once Milo and I were in our seats at the Sir Francis Drake […]
Thanks to Parenthoods app for partnering with 510Families.com to produce this post (and our pottery painting event of last month). We look forward to more collaborations in the future! There’s a new way to find playdates and heck – a whole parenting tribe – in the East Bay, and it’s in an app called Parenthoods. […]
10 thumbs up. Pile the kids into the station wagon for 6pm drive-in movie showings.
How many times would I have to go to Lawrence Hall of Science to pay off my membership?
If you’ve got a real Santa enthusiast in your family, you might want to know where else to find the Bearded One. Here are a few opportunities. We’ll update this list throughout the month. Santa’s House in Alameda Santa will be available for paid photos at in Neptune Court near Daiso and Best Lil’ Porkhouse. […]
How many times do I need to go to the zoo to break even? Is it a good deal if my kids are toddlers or babies? Let’s break it down.
What’s your favorite place to get a Christmas tree?
Thanks to local blogger, Audrey Hall, for contributing this guide to things to do in the Elmwood district of Berkeley with kids. As a mom to two young kids, I have gained a HUGE appreciation for small shopping districts that can be conquered by foot and with kids in tow. While there are a number of really […]
Over the hill and through the tunnel to grandmother’s house Small Talk Family Cafe we go. Ok, not the same ring, and not grandmother’s house, BUT there are muffins. The Small Talk Family Cafe located in Downtown Walnut Creek is a full service coffee bar, cafe, and play space all in one. Grab a coffee (and sip it […]
Thanks to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco for sponsoring today’s post. The Garden Railway: 1915 Pan–Pacific exhibit will be on view November 12, 2015 through April 10, 2016. All aboard! Train enthusiasts will be happy take a trip back in time as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park presents Garden Railway: […]
At first I thought it was only a myth. There are so few drive-through conveniences in the East Bay, that I couldn’t imagine a drive-through Starbucks could sneak into our fair area code. Then, I hunted for it only to come up short. Twice. (First I didn’t go far enough, then too far.)
Berkeley’s Totland is a small park, perfect for those who are more focused on play than relaxation. Located a tad northwest of University and MLK, the name is quite fitting as Totland’s sweet spot is a pretty narrow age range — about 10 months to age 4. In fact, the park is so heavily frequented […]
Bladium Sports & Fitness Club, a unique venue for family fitness in Alameda, has opened up drop-in hours for children of members and non-members alike. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:30 am to 3:30 PM, children 18 months – 8 years are welcome to the Fun Zone. There are two large inflatables, one specifically for […]
Imagine a spacious, clean, preschool in which your child can explore at her own pace for hours and you have the pleasure of watching her do it.