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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Promising to save you up to $3,000 with local coupons is one thing, but does it deliver?
January 1 – Swim to the New Year – King Pool in Berkeley welcomes your splashing on New Year’s Day. January 2 – Chabot Space and Science Center offers FREE admission this Saturday to B of A cardholders January 3 – First Sunday of the Month? Oakland Museum of California is FREE January 4 – […]
The stretch of Berkeley’s Hopkins Street from MLK to Monterey is full of kid-friendly goodness. I’m never sure if I should start at the top and work my way down, or down and work my way up. I’ll give you all the good spots from east to west, and let you decide. The North Berkeley […]
4 places to find the right outfit for little dancers.
Kid-centered New Year’s parties that don’t blur into the next morning.
My husband and I recently visited Berkeley’s Victory Point Café, the Bay Area’s first board game cafe, and had a great time. We had lunch, nibbled on snacks, and checked out a few new-to-us board games. Since our first lunch date, I’ve returned for special one-on-one time with each of my kids, ranging in age from […]
I don’t care how you spell it, there’s one thing we can all agree on – they are goooood. From El Cerrito to Downtown Oakland to San Francisco, here are our favorite Bay Area donuts (and doughnuts!): Donut Savant in Uptown Oakland The donuts are almost too cute to eat. They are mini, which means you’ll want to […]
A couple of weeks ago I was walking home when I saw a package of unopened diapers lying on the sidewalk with a FREE sign. Would you know where to take them?
Whether you stay in the car and do a “drive-by” or get out to stroll, appreciating the hard work of those who put up holiday light displays is a fun winter tradition. Here are our picks for light-peeping this year, sponsored by Berkeley’s Fourth Street shopping district, where the lights are beautiful every night. Fourth […]
How many times would I have to go to Lawrence Hall of Science to pay off my membership?