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Activities & Events & Places To Go

Travel Agent for complicated US itineraries(1 response, 1 pending)
DJ for a middle school dance(1 response)
Lake Berryessa Recent (0 responses)
Gradeschooler Activities around Berkeley(1 response)
Summer with kids in Washington DC(0 responses)

Childcare & Preschool Advice

Berkeley School or Duck's Nest for 2.11 yr old?(0 responses)
Rate and Benefits for Part time Nanny?(0 responses)
Preschool for a 3 year old with symptoms of mild ASD(0 responses)
Rockridge Montessori School?(0 responses)
Seniors who babysit?(0 responses)
Berkeley School or Hearts' Leap North?(9 responses)
Ideas for afternoon care for 1 year old in Berkeley?(0 responses)
Going rate for nanny care for 5mo and 3yr toddler(1 response)
Berkeley area preschool with good outdoor area(14 responses)
Seeking Co-Op for 3yr old(7 responses)
Experience with Maryann Thornes?(1 response)
Seeking Intel on Adventure Time at Oakland schools(2 responses)
Soliciting feedback on the New School (preschool) (1 response)
Home based day cares in Albany or Berkeley? (1 response)
Les Petits Francophones & Alameda(1 response)

Classes & Camps & Groups & Tutors

After school music program(0 responses)
American Sign Language Tutor for 13 year-old(0 responses)
Experience with Doug's Drama Camp?(2 responses)
1st time going to sleep away camp(4 responses)
anime style drawing(1 response)
Reviews of Camp Urban Adamah? (1 response)
Sleepaway camp for boy w/adhd(2 responses)
Teaching coding to preschooler(1 response)
Polish language tutor available?(1 response)

Community & Housing

Commuting to San Jose from Oakland - HOV option(0 responses)
Best source for Bay Area and California news(9 responses)
Monterey/Salinas neighborhoods?(3 responses)
Parking a tiny house in the Bay Area...where to(0 responses)
Paradise Anyone?(2 responses)
Looking for safe Family Neighborhoods in Richmond(2 responses)
Realtor Knowledgeable About Richmond(4 responses)

Family & Relationships

Dog Bite(5 responses)
Dog Chiropractor(3 responses)

Health & Wellness

Seeking awesome periodontist(1 response)
CBT Providers for 9 year old Aspergers in South Bay(0 responses)
blackheads in ear(0 responses)
Kaiser Primary Doctor + OB/GYN Recommendation (3 responses)
Tina Guterman for LD assessment(0 responses)
CBT for anxious 12 year old boy(2 responses)
Seeking advice for TMJ disorder treatments(5 responses)
Counselor for Teen(0 responses)
ADHD and school(3 responses)
Alternate remedies for inattention (ADD) in kids(5 responses)
Affordable Naturopath(0 responses)
I've become very sensitive to certain odors(6 responses)
Misophonia in 9 year old - effective treatment(1 response)
Couples Counselor (3 responses)
Husband seeks male M.D.(0 responses)
Looking for VBAC-supportive OBGYN(4 responses)
Diabetes doctor recommendations(2 responses)
adult tooth extraction(6 responses)
Seeking therapist for fetal alcohol syndrome(0 responses)
need a good optometrist(0 responses)

House & Garden

Cost of adding a second story in Albany(0 responses)
Hiring an electrician(4 responses)
General contractor recommendations(4 responses, 1 pending)
someone to install backup sump pump(0 responses)
Skylight Specialist? (0 responses)
Wooden fence contractor for small job(0 responses)
Need contractor in Healdsburg area(0 responses)
Contractor for in-law unit add-on(3 responses)
Termite Exterminator(1 response)
Framing kid's art(5 responses)

Parenting

Sleep consultant for 18 month old(3 responses)
Shy kids at Head Royce, CPS, Bishop O'Dowd, Tech(3 responses)

Pregnancy & Childbirth & Breastfeeding

Home birth or hospital birth? (0 responses)
Homebirth midwife(0 responses)
Question about East Bay Lactation Associates(9 responses)

Products & Services

Medical insurance for me after divorce(0 responses)
Where to buy pandan leaves(0 responses)
Vegan Chef / Meals Needed(2 responses)
Need a Great Plus Sized Women's Suit(6 responses)

School Advice

Candid conversation about GATE Academy?(0 responses)
Berkeley High -- BIHS(1 response)
Moving to Piedmont in 1st grade or 2nd grade?(3 responses)
What options do LD children who can't afford private schools have? (3 responses, 2 pending)
Bentley Lower and Middle School for Lafayette residents?(2 responses, 2 pending)
Homeschooling Preschool(0 responses)
Repeating third grade?(5 responses)
Advocate for IEP(2 responses)
Feedback on Nea CLC (Lower Village)(2 responses)
What type of financial aid do private schools give?(1 response)
Advice on EBay private schools sought.(4 responses)
Science at Berkeley High School(7 responses)
School/subject performance(2 responses)
Type 1 Diabetes - Albany High School(0 responses)
BUSD afterschool programs for K(2 responses)
carpool to Korematsu?(0 responses)
When your kid's teacher has a poor grading system(8 responses)

Teens & Preteens & Young Adults

Need recommendations for summer work in resort for older teen(0 responses, 1 pending)
Kids not interested in extracurriculars(0 responses, 7 pending)
Summer school in Tokyo(0 responses)
Comparing Oxbridge to Oxford Summer Program(0 responses)
National Student Leadership Conference(1 response)
Teen checking/debit *without* ATM access ?(1 response)
summer activities for 13yo(1 response)
Therapist for parenting adult son "failure-to-launch"(0 responses)
Need Rec for Teen Anger Management Class ASAP! (1 response)
BUSD elementary school "exchange" student(0 responses)

Working & Careers

Going rates for academic developmental and copyediting(0 responses, 1 pending)
Coping with Spouse's Frequent Business Travel (13 responses)
Teaching English abroad- for my 21 year old(1 response)