kids

19 Feb 2018

Ten East Bay Outings for Antisocial Parents

Guest post by Jordan Latham A lot of us who were nonconformist kids, the kind who gravitated toward the weirdos, are no less antisocial as adults. We learn to carve out spaces we’re comfortable with and pointedly avoid loud, crowded, neon, intrusive social situations. We find the safe, dark, gothy

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23 Sep 2016

Why Dogs Are Better Than People, and of Course Cats Too

Why do “dog people” seem so frick’in happy all the time? Dog owners always seem to hanging out chatting and smiling at each other in the park, with while cat people are home alone listening to folk music. Not even touching warm bundles of poop can bring dog lovers them down. Social

Heather Robinson - Artisanal Trouble Maker 0
20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
12 Aug 2016

Teaching Kids About Money in a Debit/Credit World

My daughter is going to the third grade and over the summer, I’ve been working with her on her math skills. Her second grade teacher gave students a math packet to work on and hand in on the first day of school to their new teacher. I appreciated her teacher

Joy Elan 0
08 Jan 2016

Children’s After School Arts, featured in This American Life, on Display @ SOMArts

This town was once coined as the “cool, grey city of love” and yet, every day one wakes up to yet another action that would contradict that sentiment: a young man blown away by trigger happy police, waterlogged shanty towns under the freeway, a capricious mayor threatening to slash city

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
02 Dec 2014

Win A Copy Of ‘Made By Raffi’: The Boy Who Liked To Knit And Sew

“Inspired by a true-life incident, Made By Raffi is the story of a little boy who doesn’t care for sports but likes to knit and sew — at first he is teased for his hobby, but in the end he becomes a hero to his class.  The book supports young boys and

illyannam 0
25 Aug 2012

Free Mimosas and Bi-Rite Fixins at Aldea Niños 30%-Off Back-to-School Sale TODAY

The lynchpin of brunch is, of course, the mimosa. Without it, or it’s more potent sister, the Bloody Mary, the majority of brunches in this town would just be so-so, over-priced hybrid meals. Once you start with the kiddies, however, brunch tends to be one of those activities that was

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
11 Jun 2011

Should You Tell Your Kids You are a Broke-Ass?

We want our children to enjoy their childhood and really believe that the world is made up of cupcakes and lollipops as a means to protect their innocence. Some parents bend over backwards to try and maintain this image for their children when it comes to finances. This is a

Brandi Jarath - Miss Parsimony 0
04 Oct 2010

Easy Ways to Not Get Sick This Season

Every time the seasons change, it seems half the population gets sick, myself included. I’m working on a nice whooping cough right now and sound like I’ve been smoking Marlboro Reds since the day I was born.  Whatever your immune system might be, there’s still a strong likelihood you’re gonna

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 1