East Bay Momma

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Category Archives: Frugal Tips

Free Parking!

We are simultaneously in the midst of fighting nasty colds and of a do-it-yourself kitchen redo so the toddler and I haven’t been out and about much this week. But, here’s something to look forward to this holiday season: free parking! Check it out Oakland: Free Holiday Parking on Plaid Friday & Saturdays from Thanksgiving …

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Parks and Rec, I love thee

We just finished watching all six seasons of Parks and Rec on netflix. Such a good show! However, the real Oakland Parks and Rec Dept is blowing my mind! We just got home from a FREE parks and rec play date. 930-1230 on Wednesdays and Fridays at Willie Keyes Rec Center led by two wonderful …

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Free Play on Election Day @ Habitot

Are you voting Tuesday? It’s a pretty heated race in my section of Oakland! Over in Berkeley the toddler play space Habitot is having a free admission day, including play stations modeled as voting booths. We have been there once before. It was a blast! My big tip is to get there as early as …

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Awesome Free Parenting Workshop

I have heard great things about this workshop! I have read the handouts she gives out and they are extremely helpful. See below for the info: “What Great Parents Do” Workshop Join me this Wednesday at Bananas in Oakland for a free parenting workshop I’ll be back at Bananas again this Wednesday, October 29 presenting …

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Free Flu Shots for kiddos

Our health provider is Kaiser so we receive free flu vaccinations already but if you don’t have Kaiser and want your kid to get a flu shot, check out the Oakland Shoo the Flu website.

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Freecycle…Awesome!

Oh MAN have I discovered a wonderful phenomena: Freecycle! Freecycle is a non-profit grassroots, international association of member groups that enables folks to exchange unwanted items in order to keep things out of landfills. It is like a FREE garage sale on a massive scale. You can find your local group here and read their …

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Best Deal in the East Bay for Kid Clothes

Have you heard of Kindecycle? I hadn’t and I haven’t gone to one of the events yet but WOW what a concept! You meet up for designated “swaps” with your kids’ outgrown clothes in tow and pay $5. You then can pick up a bunch of clothes that will fit your kiddo. Genius! If you …

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Re-introduction

Hi blogging community, I am participating in a WordPress challenge that helps bloggers improve their blogs. The first assignment is to re-introduce myself to the community and explain what this blog is about. I am a mommy to a fun and fabulous toddler. We live on a tight budget. I wanted to use my blog …

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Stoneridge Mall: For A Desperate Momma

Where do you head when your kid is getting over a cold and probably isn’t contagious but… you can’t be sure she isn’t contagious so no going to the regular spots but… you the parent need to get out of the house but… it is really, really cold out? Head to your local mall! I hadn’t …

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My Secret To A Tidy Home (on a budget)

Are you having trouble keeping the house clean? Do you feel like you don’t know how to keep a house clean? Did you never learn? Did your parents expect perfection so you never did it at all to avoid not meeting their standards? Did your parents use chores as punishment so you associate the steps …

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