East Bay Momma

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Category Archives: Holiday Fun

Free Family Yoga

There are so many fun, free things happening for the holidays so be sure to keep an eye out for them on places like Berkeley Parents Network, 510 Families or Fun Cheap SF East Bay. Sick of the holiday already? Here’s a non-holiday free event that caught my eye: A yoga class where adults connect …

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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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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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$2 off MOCHA admission for costume wearers

I don’t think I have posted about MOCHA (museum of children’s art) before because it doesn’t fall into my free or cheap category ordinarily. It is an amazing place in downtown Oakland! On Friday and Saturday they have open studios from 10-1 which means you pay $7 for yourself and for your kid to do …

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Free Saturday Halloween Toddler Fun

Looking for a free, toddler-friendly event with a Halloween theme this Saturday? Head over to Piedmont Ave in Oakland for a costume parade, trick or treating from the merchants and a pumpkin festival in the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery. Checkout the list of events here. Happy (not-so-spooky for the two year olds) Halloween! The blog …

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Valentines crafts at the Oakland Public Library

This week the Oakland Public library is hosting some free valentines craft sessions. For example they are making bouquets at the main branch and they are making cards at various branches such as at Piedmont. . Check your local library out to see if they are hosting some free holiday fun!

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Free Day of the Dead Celebration for Toddlers

I am a big fan of the Habitot toddler museum in Berkeley, but not the hefty admission fees. This Saturday for their Day of the Dead celebration, admission is free! Your tot will be in toddler heaven! A heads up that you will probably have to pay for parking if you drive. You can save …

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What I Am Asking For, For Christmas

We are getting soooooo bored by our usual outdoor spots. Well, by “we” I mean “me” because I think my toddler is probably super fine with the same playground rotations. This past week I went to the play ground by Roberts pool, part of the East Bay Regional Parks system. It was heaven! In a …

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Halloween Half Moon Bay Expedition… On The Cheap

Wanting to do the Half Moon Bay “Capitol of Pumpkins” expedition and not break the bank (or lose your mind in traffic gridlock)? Here is how our recent visit went down, very frugally: 1. We carpooled, saving gas money 2. We went during the middle of the week, on the early side, avoiding rowdy school-age …

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Links for East Bay Outings

Looking for resources to plan your East Bay weekend outings (on a budget)? I thought you might like to see which sites I frequent. On most of them you have to comb through them carefully to find the budget-friendly or even kid-friendly options but they really are all great online excursion-planning resources! If you have …

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