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Activities & Events & Places To Go

No birthday party invites from supposed friends(3 responses, 3 pending)
Travel agent for Egypt & France trip(0 responses, 2 pending)
Pretty park near Oakland? (18 responses)
HS level robotics clubs (not BHS)?(0 responses)
Chess playing teens for hangout(0 responses)
Outdoor baby shower venues (4 responses)
Restaurant with private room for 12(8 responses)

Childcare & Preschool Advice

At what age did you send your toddler to preschool? (13 responses)
Academia de Mi Abuela recent experience?(0 responses)
Berkeley ECE Harold Jones and Aquatic Park School(2 responses)
Current/Recent Wildwood Feedback(0 responses)
Preschool Recommendation - North Berkeley(6 responses)
Nanny vs Daycare for hyperactive 18-months toddler?(9 responses)
Nanny share when one family is away for 2 months(6 responses)
New mom looking for preschool recommendations (7 responses)

Classes & Camps & Groups & Tutors

2022 Berkeley Family Camp reviews?(1 response)
Virtual Mandarin tutor(2 responses)
Music teacher for a music-loving 4.5 year old?(0 responses)
Drum lessons for 4 year old(1 response)
Karate class for a 5.5 year old girl?(0 responses)
Piano for 3yo and Violin for 4yo(2 responses)
CCCT classes for 5 yo(0 responses)
Dance class options for 5yo(0 responses)
ISO French Afterschool for Middle Schooler(2 responses)
swimming lessons for 6-month-old?(1 response)
Personal trainer for teen(1 response)
Berkeley Tuolomne Camp 2022(2 responses, 1 pending)
At home personal trainer(6 responses)
Acting classes for shy/reticent kids? 8-10?(4 responses)
Parks for a Crawly 9 month old?(13 responses)

Community & Housing & Work

Seeking a Reform Synagogue: Beth El vs Temple Sinai(0 responses, 1 pending)
How to find an affordable neighborhood with good schools??(0 responses, 1 pending)
Shoe covers for housekeepers(3 responses)
What neighborhoods in the South Bay are like Berkeley?(3 responses)
Any preschools not requiring masks? (14 responses)
Transportation help for seniors?(5 responses)
Best school culture East Bay & beyond?(3 responses)
Prison consultants in addition to defense attorney(3 responses)
Fence Dispute with Developer(9 responses)
Surviving federal prison(12 responses)

Family & Relationships

Female midlife crisis buddy or support group(2 responses)
Inheritance issue: my mother-in-law has not set up a trust(4 responses, 1 pending)
Foster adoption going through an agency vs. the county(1 response, 2 pending)
Family Therapist(0 responses)
Divorce attorney recs for NPD spouse(0 responses)
resources after friend's suicide(6 responses)

Health & Wellness

Does anyone not hate their pharmacy?(5 responses, 5 pending)
Music teacher for 10y neurodiverse child(0 responses)
Homeopathic referral for pediatric alopecia (0 responses)
UCSF Benioff Pediatric Primary Care(1 response, 1 pending)
Seeking ADHD assessment, have Anthem Blue Cross PPO(1 response)
Psychiatrist for Bipolar Recommendation?(0 responses)
Seeking Hands-On Help for Skeletal Misalignment & Pain(2 responses)
Alameda pediatrician for newborn?(2 responses)
looking for an ACT therapist for my teen(0 responses)
Naturopathic doctor for baby eczema(1 response)
Psychedelic guided therapy (1 response)
Good eye doctor in East Bay?(10 responses)
Pediatric blood draw - rec for a good facility?(2 responses)
Doctor w/ expertise in new weight loss medications(1 response)
Where are the speech therapists hiding?(3 responses)
Combination T4 + T3 therapy for hypothyroidism (0 responses)
Couples therapist who specializes in ADHD(2 responses)
Looking for therapist while considering separation (7 responses)
Support Group for People with Poorly Aging Parents(4 responses)
ISO ASD therapy for newly-diagnosed teen(3 responses)
Problems with progressive glasses(8 responses)
Help for sensory sensitivity (in myself, not a child)(13 responses)
Kaiser Pediatrician(5 responses)
Sleep specialist -- seeking a new one(3 responses)
Dentist's dentist wanted(12 responses)
Pediatrician near West Berkeley (3 responses)
Seeking therapist f/parenting anxiety (esp dads)(3 responses)

House & Garden

Group dog walking & boarding for small dogs?(0 responses)
Looking for eco/green builder(0 responses)
Plasterer for a Victorian(2 responses, 1 pending)
wedding dress donation(1 response)
Fire Repair Recommendations/advice (0 responses)
Gardening tutor?(4 responses)
Home/Pest Inspection Recommendations(1 response)
boxing moving help(2 responses)
Induction ranges(5 responses)
contactors to build an Oakland pre-approved ADU(0 responses)
Recommendations for gardener for maintenance?(6 responses)
Seeking new veterinarian for my cats(3 responses)
Basic Gardening Work - Distribute Mulch, for example(3 responses)
Seeking house cleaner(4 responses)
LOUD brand-new fridge(4 responses)
Need drip irrigation help(2 responses)
Looking for Housekeeper Recommendation(2 responses)
gardener?(2 responses)
Teen dog walker?(2 responses)
3-ft gas-electric spacing requirement for solar(4 responses)
Garage or basement conversion?(3 responses)

Parenting Topics

Myofunctional and Speech Therapist(0 responses)
Expecting Moms Group(10 responses)
Night tantrums from pacifier withdrawal(8 responses)
Community playgroups?(3 responses)
Screen time "timer" for laptop?(2 responses)
How to teach child not to "waste"?(8 responses)
Activity for high energy sensory 9 yo with dyspraxia(8 responses)
~2.5 year old's seemingly perpetual crankiness(5 responses)

Pregnancy, Childbirth & Breastfeeding

Seeking Night Nanny/Postpartum Doula in Oct. 2022(0 responses)
Nursing bra SOS!(23 responses)
VBAC or Csection after broken tailbone(2 responses)
Does Alta Bates have a hospital photographer?(3 responses)
Birth at Alta Bates Summit or CPMC?(9 responses)
Home birth midwife in the East Bay?(7 responses)

Products & Services

hairdresser for short hair (woman)(0 responses, 1 pending)
ISO Car Buying Advice and Car Broker Recommendation (1 response, 3 pending)
Photographer for family photoshoot in Oakland / Berkeley(0 responses, 3 pending)
Haircuts for older kids(0 responses, 1 pending)
Advice on Life Insurance(0 responses, 1 pending)
Farmer's Insurance agent rec.(2 responses)
Please help us fix our Oakland sidewalk!(3 responses)
Self-employed consultant insurance? (1 response)
Seeking caregiver in home for elderly parent(0 responses)
Double stroller that fits in small car trunk?(3 responses)
Employment Law Attorney recommendations?(1 response)
Out of state travel and medical insurance (7 responses)
Looking for Financial Planner(1 response)
Really stubborn sun damage dark spots(6 responses)
Construction loan / mortgage refi (2 responses)
Real Estate Agent for buying an East Bay fixer upper(9 responses)
Recommend Medigap G plan for East Bay?(3 responses)

School Advice

Parent with student/s at Hillcrest Middle School?(0 responses)
Washington Elementary with Live Oaks After School - Experience??(0 responses, 2 pending)
Home school collectives?(0 responses, 1 pending)
Before and after care at Michelle Obama Elementary(0 responses, 1 pending)
How well should a 10yo be able to read and write?(10 responses)
Envisioneers Program (at Claremont) Feedback(0 responses)
Malcolm X TK Starting 8/15(2 responses)
Obtaining an IEP for Elementary School Age Child(3 responses)
NO AP classes anymore!(5 responses)
Educational Consultant?(0 responses)
Stay in Oakland high school if we move to Berkeley?(4 responses)
Town After School at FM Smith?(1 response)
Kindergarten - Connections Academy?(1 response)
How are the schools in El Cerrito?(3 responses)
Afterschool at Malcolm X for 22-23 school year?(2 responses)
School Choice OUSD(4 responses)
TK after school programs(2 responses)
Independent School Teacher Turnover?(4 responses)
Searching for an Assessor for IEE for 14 year old(5 responses)
College Finance Planning and Compare Software(2 responses)
Neuropsych/ Psycho-ed evaluator for 2E 13/14 year old?(8 responses)

Teens & Preteens & Young Adults

UC parents of UC students: Waive out of UC SHIP?(0 responses)
14U travel softball team options?(0 responses)
screen free social life for 15 y.o. boy(5 responses)
Social skills class(2 responses)
Babysitting Class for Teen IN PERSON(0 responses)
Phone addiction(0 responses)
How do teenagers find jobs?(2 responses)
How can I help unmotivated 19 year old son?(8 responses)
Primary Care for Young Adult Male(0 responses)
ISO Young Adult Group ASD and/or Anxiety(2 responses)
My teen needs rehab but we have terrible insurance(13 responses)
Summer Job for Teen (6 responses)
All ages punk shows in the city(7 responses)
Where does your middle school kid buy clothes?(13 responses)
My daughter has started cutting herself.(5 responses)