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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Meet with reps from 80 preschools and other child-focused resources.
Hey movie lovers, the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2016 (BAICFF) takes place this month in Oakland, and the programming is more than just screen-time. (Kids participating in a BAICFF stop-motion animation workshop) Saturday, January 30 (10 am – 7:30 pm) Sunday, January 31 (10 am – 7 pm) Watch short films for all ages; decorate […]
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7 places to take your child for one-on-one time
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 – […]
4 places to find the right outfit for little dancers.
Kid-centered New Year’s parties that don’t blur into the next morning.
During the holiday season temporary ice skating rinks are set up, making skating more accessible than ever to Bay Area families. The Little Ice Rink at South Shore Center in Alameda is great for first-time skaters. Plastic seals (photo above) allow kids independence on the ice. Open until January 18 from noon to 10 pm […]