Thanks to Sunriver Resort in Oregon for hosting my family. About 30 minutes from Bend, OR is Sunriver Resort. That makes it a 7.5 hour drive from Berkeley. Sunriver is more than a hotel complex restaurants and pools. It’s a planned community with condos, houses, and hotel-style lodging spread around 35 miles of flat, paved bike paths. […]
We are so happy to share our first camp giveaway of 2016. Wouldn’t it be nice to win a week at the fantastic, outdoor, learn-while playing Sarah’s Science Summer Camp and have one less thing to think about? Sarah’s Science is offering one lucky reader a full week of hands-on, outdoor science camp fun for […]
We’ve put together this guide to East Bay summer camps, concentrated in Oakland and Berkeley. Don’t freak out yet, there’s still lots of time to register for most of them. In fact, many of our favorites weren’t quite ready with their 2016 offerings, so we’ll be updating this guide all spring. You can use Activity Hero […]
I thought I’d pull together a short list of things you might do if you find yourself without an outing for the day.
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 […]
On my recent group tour for prospective parents of King Middle School in Berkeley, a hot topic on the minds of the parents of soon-to-be sixth graders was cell phones. Do middle schoolers need phones? Will they start obsessing about Instagram likes if they have phones? Zoning out during conversations because they are looking at […]
Many thanks to the Futon Shop for today’s giveaway. We have a really nice Sweetpea brand organic crib mattress up for grabs. Of course, it also works for toddler beds. Inspired by our recent Birth and Baby Guide for East Bay parents, we’re so happy to have an amazing chemical-free crib and toddler mattress for a lucky […]
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 […]
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.
If you’re staying in and around Truckee with kids, Tahoe Donner is an affordable resort that’s great for beginners. I hadn’t been on a snowboard or skis in 12 years when my family went a few weeks ago, and, consequently, my children had never even been to a ski resort when we arrived. What we […]
Promising to save you up to $3,000 with local coupons is one thing, but does it deliver?
Prospect Sierra, a K-8 independent school in El Cerrito enrolls 470 students on two campuses. We appreciate their sponsorship of 510families.com today. My friend Sunny has been a Prospect Sierra parent for more than seven years now, but I still remember when she was making the kindergarten decision. It was a big deal because she […]
7 places to take your child for one-on-one time