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 […]
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 […]
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4 places to find the right outfit for little dancers.
For my daughter’s best friend’s birthday, I arranged for the two girls to have a semi-private lesson at Kinetic Arts Center together, where they learned to scale and twirl aerial silks. Scarlett was aghast that we didn’t give Sabine something to open, but she came around to the concept of the “gift of an experience,” when I suggested […]
East Bay dad and artist Shane Donahue captured my attention with his bold prints of familiar signage around the East Bay, hung at Dimond District cafe Hive, The Place to Bee. His work, which you can find at Elmwood shop Collector and other independent stores and cafes, is family-friendly and charming to anyone who lives in […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’ve just moved to Berkeley, Oakland, or some other part of the East Bay, let us welcome you! Our readers and contributors have helped us put together a list of the top resources in the area for parents. 510Families.com offers many profiles of these resources and more within our archives, but consider this your […]
Located on Upper Shattuck near Saul’s, Kid Dynamo carries the coolest kids clothes on the market, including rain gear. If a modern aesthetic is important to you, stop by this shop.
photo: Sarah Sloboda We asked you guys what Bay Area family photographer you recommend for capturing your kids. Wow, was it fun to click through all the websites of these talented folks. Here are the photographers you all shared with us. Top Five Bay Area Family Photographers These are the names that were mentioned numerous […]
Last year I wrote about why IKEA is so family-friendly on Rookie Moms, and readers were in serious agreement. One thing people like about the giant furniture retailer is the store’s cafe where the food is kid-friendly and ridiculously inexpensive. The cafe is a cafeteria-style layout, and preschoolers will love selecting a metal tray pusher to […]
Thanks to Roadster for being a sponsor of 510Families.com. Whether you live in Fremont or Albany or take BART to the City for the work week, most 510 families need at least one car. We, the publishers of this site, have both been inspired to buy new cars at various milestones: expecting a first baby; […]
Mom of two, Cara enjoys making crafts, photography and simple scrapbooking. We asked Cara to tell us about El Cerrito and she sent us this list of tips for families. ~ Heather We live in the flats of El Cerrito not far from El Cerrito Plaza, and while we spend a lot of time in […]
No matter what age my kid is, he always gets excited when I tell him we’re going to Fourth Street in Berkeley. When he was still in a stroller, we’d munch on tortilla chips from Tacubaya and watch the trains roar by. As a six-year-old on winter break, he wanted to camp out at The […]