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Activities & Events & Places To Go

Listserve in DC area(0 responses, 6 pending)
Fun place for a tween/teen party? (1 response)
looking for a venue for a conference(3 responses, 3 pending)
Daughter traveling alone with grandparents(7 responses)
Early Morning Uncrowded Lap Swim(1 response)
Biking club for preteens?(2 responses)
Skateboard camp for 5 year old? (1 response)
Hawaii Big Island - Places to Stay, Things to Do(2 responses)
Activities in Phoenix area for older kids(2 responses)
Gymnastics, tumbling without flame retardant foam?(1 response)

Childcare & Preschool Advice

Any more recent reviews for Luna's montessori?(0 responses)
Preschool in Oakland Hills for very active 3yr old?(0 responses)
Looking for pre-school/day care in Albany/Berkeley(3 responses, 1 pending)
Seeking infant daycare starting in May(3 responses)
Reggio or RIE preschool south of Oakland Zoo(1 response)
Feedback on Cornerstone Children's Center(0 responses)
Part-time daycare for 16 month old?(0 responses)
Childcare - Castro Valley/nearish?(2 responses)
Seniors who babysit?(1 response)

Classes & Camps & Groups & Tutors

Martial arts class for 3.5 yr old(0 responses, 1 pending)
Hebrew tutor(0 responses, 1 pending)
Photography Summer Camps for teens(1 response)
Dance Classes for 6yo and 8yo - not ballet(0 responses, 4 pending)
Looking for piano class for 4 year old(5 responses)
Trails to Success Summer Camp(0 responses)
Spanish immersion and Saxophone Lessons for teen(0 responses)
Hands on Science experiments summer camps?(1 response)
Idyllywild Arts Camp or any musical theatre camp(0 responses)
Summer camps at Bot Garden and Lindsay Wildlife?(0 responses)

Community & Housing

casual carpool etiquette(0 responses, 3 pending)
1. Housing under $1700 and 2. French Program(0 responses, 13 pending)
Kensington and water treatment plant(0 responses, 1 pending)
Any insight to living in Burlingame?(0 responses, 2 pending)
Housing hunt begins(0 responses)
Alamo/Danville Area(4 responses)
Living in the San Fernando Valley(1 response)
BPN in boston area?(1 response)

Family & Relationships

Chickens In backyard(0 responses, 13 pending)
Parents in their mid-70s relocating to Bay Area (7 responses)
Considering single motherhood at 42(12 responses)
Looking for effective marriage counselor(0 responses)

Fitness & Beauty

Good Hair Colorist in Downtown Oakland(1 response)

Health & Wellness

Home Neurofeedback games for ADHD - do they work?(0 responses)
Can you recommend Kaiser Richmond pediatrician (0 responses, 3 pending)
acupuncture providers that accept Medi-cal?(0 responses, 1 pending)
HELP:co-parenting counselor recommendation(0 responses)
Seeking Kaiser Colon Cancer Surgeon Rec(0 responses)
Support group for mom with two autistic children(2 responses)
Counselor/Therapist for colleagues?(1 response)
Kaiser Oakland pediatricians(7 responses)
Seeking Couples Counselor for Sexual and Other Issues(0 responses, 2 pending)
Child Therapist for Pre-Schooler(2 responses)
OBGYN Search(0 responses)
In search of Primary Care Physician(3 responses)
OB/GYN who accepts Medi-Cal near Albany(1 response)
Seeking Berkeley Pediatrician Recommendations(12 responses)
Hemorrhoids Surgery at Kaiser(1 response)
Family counselor for dealing with difficult teen?(0 responses, 1 pending)
Searching for natural pediatric dentist (4 responses)
Kaiser therapist for 12 yo girl(0 responses)
Affordable neuropsychological testing for 9yo(6 responses)
Dry, flaky scalp help!(14 responses)

House & Garden

Backyard landscaping(0 responses, 3 pending)
House addition or remodel(0 responses, 1 pending)
Plumbing rainwater into toilet/laundry(0 responses)
swimming pool removal company(0 responses)
Replacing One Window(1 response)
Affordable design-build firm?(5 responses)
Yard Spring Clear-up(0 responses)
Backyard Play Structure Installation(1 response)
Oakland family needs housekeeper(0 responses)
Adding another bathroom(3 responses)
Help dead rat around heating system(3 responses)
Recommendation for wooden shutters repair(0 responses)
Garage Conversion into Cabana/Rumpus Room(1 response)
Gardener (s) to maintain drought tolerant garden(0 responses)


Do certain sounds help your baby sleep? (1 response, 8 pending)

Pregnancy & Childbirth & Breastfeeding

Thinking of a second child with sperm&egg donor?(0 responses, 4 pending)
Best Rooms - Labor, Delivery, Recovery(2 responses)
Some advice needed re: prenatal screening tests/amnio(9 responses)
Need Doula Recommendations near Berkeley/Oakland(6 responses)

Products & Services

Higher mileage Mazda MPV(0 responses)
Student loan refinance(0 responses)
Computer help(4 responses)
Seeking a reasonably priced tax preparer(1 response)
Accountant needed for complex rental situation(5 responses)

School Advice

School Climate at Ellerhorst Elementary(0 responses)
GATE Academy in San Rafael(0 responses, 1 pending)
Walden School from San Francisco (0 responses)
Private school for ADHD boy(3 responses, 1 pending)
Recess/lunchtime activities at your children's schools?(0 responses, 3 pending)
Urban Montessori Waitlist?(0 responses)
Before/Aftercare at Thousand Oaks(0 responses, 1 pending)
Malcolm X Transitional Kindergarton - BUSD(0 responses)
BUSD Bus Stop Locations(1 response)
Waitlists for 2017 Fall Preschools(0 responses)
Recent reviews for new LeConte family?(0 responses)
BUSD Oxford: my son starting 2nd grade in Fall(0 responses)
Urban Montessori Charter School(0 responses)
Charter Schools NOCCS and Francophone(1 response, 1 pending)
OSA Waitlist(0 responses)
Ethnically Diverse School?(1 response)
Piedmont Avenue Elementary TK?(1 response)
Seeking current experiences at Emerson (Oakland)(0 responses)
Transitional kindergarten at Emerson in Oakland (3 responses)
Updated review on Manzanita SEED?(3 responses)
Recent Experiences with Carl B Munck Elementary(1 response)
OUSD School Appeal Help(2 responses)
Kensington Hilltop Waitlist for 2017-2018 (2 responses)
Recommendations for Small Montessori Preschools(3 responses)
Update on OUSD and moving to Oakland?(2 responses)
Homeschooling a middle school or high schooler(2 responses)
CPS - social life?(5 responses)
Thoughts on the East Bay Waldorf School?(2 responses)

Teens & Preteens & Young Adults

504 plan for ADD and college admissions(0 responses, 1 pending)
Finding a host family for a French high school student(0 responses)
Family Therapist for Parents and Teen Daughter(1 response)
Teen camp/job for summer(1 response)
Struggling 10th grader(5 responses)
Young adult back -- advice to make connections(0 responses, 1 pending)