Then Comes Baby, the resource and lounge for new parents in Oakland, is home base for a bunch of classes that are starting up soon. We thought we’d share some highlights. New parent classes First Connections: Moms Circle begins May 27 for a 6-week session meeting Wednesdays at 10:30 am New Beginnings: Second Time Moms Group […]
Oakland-based family photographer Candace Smith offers a unique package for capturing kids on film. Wait, do we still call it film? Families can host a portrait party with friends or cousins or whomever else wants their professional photos done at the same time. The focus is on connection and fun, allowing space for the kids […]
There are so many great things to do in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park – take a stroll, explore the Cal Academy of Sciences, visit the Conservatory of Flowers, or sip tea at the Japanese Tea Garden. But have you ever been to the children’s park inside Golden Gate Park? It’s fantastic! The children’s park is situated near Golden […]
The unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of artificial-turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard. The park is a great destination for all ages. From a stroller-friendly walk around the pond to a well-placed bench for grandparents to sit, it has a lot […]
I’m so excited to share the latest resource for expectant parents and baby owners in the Grand Lake neighborhood: Then Comes Baby. Sabrina Freidenfelds opened this space on Grand Avenue as a labor of love after making too many long distance drives to Albany with a screamy baby in the car (I can totally relate!). […]
Somehow I just wasn’t sure it would be worth the drive. Well it is.
Introducing another new contributor, Becky Matthews, who has been featured before in our (510) Faves series. You’ll be hearing more from her soon, but today she gives us a tour of her neighborhood. Now living in South Berkeley (The Lorin District) for six years- first as a newly married woman with a career and now […]
Studio Grow Wow, can the time pass slowly inside the house on a rainy day! Here are 10 things for East Bay parents to consider for entertainment: Tinkering project. Consult a kids’ science or cooking book for ideas and then make a list of supplies. Try Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments or Bean Appetit […]
THIS IS ALREADY CLOSED. SORRY!- 2/1/15 We’re happy to introduce you to From Kid 2 Kid, a toy swapping service and part-time play space in the Lorin District of South Berkeley. Started by two local best-friend moms, Nina and Jessie, their mission is to prolong the lifecycle of toys by keeping useable ones out of […]
Lazy Sundays should be spent tooling around Temescal Farmer’s Market (with a stop at Frog Park if your kids have earned it).
This free evening concert series at Albany’s Memorial Park is a superfun outing for young families. Bring a blanket, picnic dinner, and some friends to make the most of the witching hour. When? 6:30 to 8pm Wednesdays September 3-24 Where? The big grassy field in Memorial Park along Portland Ave where Ramona hits it. Pretty […]
As I was running errands and enjoying the delicious lunch hangover from a chicken sandwich at Bakesale Betty, a little sign called me down an alley. Oh, yes! I enjoyed the “Naughty Mexican” (combo of “Naughty Cream” and “Mexican Chocolate”) oozed into a freshly-baked doughnut. I highly recommend for a treat if you’re in Temescal. […]
After months of construction on the sewage lines and other un-fun but necessary improvements, we are thrilled to share the news that Little Farm and Indian Camp parking lot are fully open again! Probably our favorite family-friendly facility upgrade is the new bathroom building, but you will also notice a fully resurfaced ADA-accessible parking lot […]
Do you (or your small child) have an attention span to short for the zoo? Are you prone to tantrums and meltdowns? The LIttle Farm welcomes all. And for $0.
Climb Out of the Darkness is the second annual awareness raising and fundraising event for Postpartum Progress, a non-profit focused on supporting pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and pregnancy-related depression. The East Bay group will be walking in Tilden Park (exact […]