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Heartbreak and preschool applications: Welcome to the East Bay! (Community Voices)

My friend's heart was broken and she poured her sorrow out on Facebook. This was not a tale of infidelity or malice, but the crushing blow that her son wasn't accepted into her dream school. Did Harvard make a...
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Traveling with toddlers. Take the plunge. (Community Voices)

Dear Fellow Passengers, We are your worst nightmare. We are the ragged, exhausted parents of two wild toddler boys who are about to pile into the row of seats directly behind you. We've barely survived the...
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Friday night dates with the kids at Off The Grid: Lake Merritt at OMCA

Dear parents of snotty-nosed wild things, Say goodbye to another Friday night of pathetic leftovers, whiney kids and quirky documentaries on Netflix. Instead, how would you like a night out with art,...
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Maker Faire, the mother of all inventions (Community Voices)

Hello Maker Faire, where have you been all my life? You are one sexy beast of a festival that celebrates art, science, technology, crafting and the DIY (do-it-yourself) maker movement. As a parent, I...