Did you know many baby classes give free trials to new families? Many of your local gymnastics studios for kids will offer a free trial experience.
We live in the Bay Area and also run 510 Families about current fun stuff to do in the East Bay with kids!
By the time my first baby was 10 weeks old, I had not exercised for about 6 months. Baby Bootcamp was my re-introduction to sweating and I loved it.
Your weekly challenge (Number 22 of 52!) is to enjoy the rainbow of colors at an outdoor plant nursery.
Challenge 12: A fun suggestion from our friend and fellow rookie mom, Rosa, is to pack yourself up and head into the city for an art museum with baby.
Take your baby to the movie theater! Really! Look for a Mom and Baby Matinee, offered by many theaters around the country.
Ready for another challenge? Take baby to a paint-your-own pottery studio and get footprints made on a tile or frame.
After many sessions of Music Together, this is my unpaid love letter to the class that fills the void in my afternoon and my home with music!
Movies today are louder, faster-paced, and more startling than they were when we were kids. I have only noticed that because when I’m at the movies (without kids) I am aware of what sensory overload it would be for little ones. Add that to any sensitivities with which a child may be hardwired, and movies […]
When I saw Mike Adamick, local dad and writer, on an afternoon talk show talking about decorating cute shirts for his daughter, I thought it was unlikely I’d learn something new. I mean, I’ve already written about decorating onesies in just about every way I can think of. But behold, Mike taught me yet another […]
This past Thursday, when Alec had his Dad’s Night Out, I decided to really roll the dice and take both toddlers (age one and two) out to a restaurant by myself. It was pretty fun. I tried to call it our Big Adventure, but Holden said we shouldn’t call it a ‘venture. So I asked, […]
Keep your Pottery Barn Kids table and chairs pristine by finding a place outside your home for your small one’s artistic messes and creative exploration. In the East Bay, we are so lucky to have a few options: The Oakland Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) is free for gallery visits and has an awesome Drop-In Art Studio […]
My friend Jeanine once told me there’s lots of fun time to be had with a baby at an outdoor store like REI: you just set up a sweet pad in the display tent with several of the Thermarest mattresses, chirping bird toys, and bright colored water bottles and have a blast. The first […]