East Bay Momma

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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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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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$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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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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Free Admission to Habitot

Have you been to Habitot lately? This hands-on toddler museum in downtown Berkeley is toddler heaven but can be really crowded and pricey. I can’t help with the crowds (except advise you to arrive right before it opens since it takes an hour or so to really full up). But I can help with the …

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Coupons Right To Your Inbox

I have gingerly been sticking my toe into the world of extreme couponing. Frankly, it is overwhelming and very time consuming! However, I did find a neat and free service I thought you all might be interested in. Lozo.com is a website where you sign up and put in your usual grocery list. After a …

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Awesome Conference for Women and Money

Check out this awesome conference geared towards the young woman in your life (under 30 so that may just be you!). For $20 learn the ins and outs about personal finance. Don’t you wish you had taken this course in your 20s??? I sure do! young women & money conference Date: Dec. 7, 2013 Where: …

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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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Free self defense class for women and girls

Saw this on a list serve and thought you might be interested in this or want to pass it on to other women and girls in your life: FREE SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOPS November 9 & November 10 ********** Self-Defense Workshop for Middle & High School Girls Saturday, November 9, 2013, 1 – 4 pm In honor …

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