Cat Town Cafe in Oakland is a fun outing for a feline-loving child. Because the website suggests making reservations, and it has a cafe and acts as sort of an animal shelter, I thought a post about exactly What Is Cat Town? might be useful; it’s certainly not a traditional attraction. Located in Oakland’s Auto […]
I thought I’d pull together a short list of things you might do if you find yourself without an outing for the day.
If you’re thinking you’d like to give your child the opportunity to play baseball, but don’t know how to get started, keep reading. We’ll walk you through the things East Bay parents need to know, step by step. (See what I did there?) Play ball Learning to throw and catch requires practice. The first step […]
The BLAST Festival at Ashby Stage (or blastival) runs February 6 to March 6, 2016 with some new family-friendly shows. Across the street from Ashby BART is the theater that most frequently runs cool indie adult plays by the Shotgun players. If you drive down either MLK or Ashby, you will have noticed their ever-changing […]
I love to visit factories and peek behind the scenes to see how stuff is made. Especially fantastic are the hands-on tours where kids are so engrossed they forget to be bored. Here are a few of my favorite Bay Area factory tours: Short, sweet, by appointment: Ice Cream Peek behind the scenes at Fentons Creamery where you […]
New foodie mamas group starting February 10 in Oakland. Sign up now! Lindsay told me, “I started the Foodie Mamas group because so many of the moms I work with feel isolated and lonely. I wanted them to have a place to connect in a fun, nurturing way with other women who really get what […]
Babywearing Fitness, co-created by El Sobrante mom Rebecca Band who wanted to work out with her baby, now offers two places in the East Bay to try this innovative exercise class. Babywearing Fitness classes are specifically designed for postpartum women and their babies. The total-body workout fully incorporates the baby (in a carrier) and focuses on […]
We’re excited to share a guest post about realistic and affordable snow play adventures for young Bay Area families by Bay Area Families Outside. Snow! El Niño is here, and the mountains outside of the Bay Area are (finally!) filled with snow. Time to head up to the mountains for some adventures! While you can […]
What if superheroes were people of color? Are they? What if they aged, like mortals? These are some of the questions raised by the art at the Bedford Gallery show My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action, a mixed media show in downtown Walnut Creek whose opening reception I took my family to this weekend.
San Francisco Super Bowl for kids? Yes please. This year’s Super Bowl takes place in Santa Clara, at Levi’s Stadium, known to the rest of the country as “San Francisco”. Though Santa Clara surely offers amenities of its own, Super Bowl City — a free-to-the-public fan experience — is being erected in San Francisco. Here’s […]
BandWorks School of Rock is a year-round program that offers group music classes to grade school-aged kids in a handful of Bay Area locations, including a grungy rehearsal space in Jack London Square. I could not be happier that we discovered BandWorks as it’s become a cornerstone of our extra-curricular activities and the shows are […]
Thanks to Berkeley’s Fourth Street for sponsoring this guide to Lunar New Year for Bay Area families. As the Year of the Monkey approaches, a handful of Lunar New Year celebrations are scheduled around the Bay Area. Here are some places to take your children to celebrate the cultures of many local families. They are […]
On Broadway and 30th Street in Oakland, a new grocery store opened its doors this morning. Sprouts Farmers Market is a chain dedicated to healthy and affordable food and natural supplements. The aisles are uniquely arranged for maximum visibility and interaction with staff who intend to guide shoppers personally to the right destination in the […]
Bay Area kids get to experience the snow with a day trip or weekend getaway for sledding, tubing, snow shoeing, skiing, or snowboarding. Lucky kids. And thank goodness the snow level is UP this year in the Sierras. Time to borrow some snowpants and plan an adventure! The ski resorts and snow play venues are […]
Meet with reps from 80 preschools and other child-focused resources.