Spend a week in Oakland

Buy some Oakland gear from LisaOur friend Lisa, gives us the lowdown on spending a week in her fair Oakland, CA. OK, well we’ve never actually met her, but she did us the honor of being the first guest Rookie Mom. You could be next – just volunteer.

Here’s Lisa’s one-outing-per-day schedule:


Lake Temescal
Tucked in an unlikely place right next to Route 13 is Lake Temescal, a sweet little oasis right before the Oakland Hills. This lake is surrounded by picnic areas, green patches, and a great sandy beach. When it’s warm, you can swim in the lake, and when it’s not, you can still have fun making sandcastles and strolling along the paved paths.

Bittersweet Chocolate Café in Rockridge near Rockridge Kids @ 5427 College Ave, Oakland 94618

Just because you’re no longer pregnant doesn’t mean you don’t still crave chocolate. Make a date with a girlfriend at Bittersweet Café on College Avenue. Although it might be a tight squeeze, this charming café will make it all worth it when you score your table and settle in with a cup of their signature Bittersweet drink and some pan au chocolat. A great place to spend a Monday morning, and when it’s sunny, you, your friend, and baby can park yourselves out front at a sidewalk café table.

(closed Monday)

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