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Activities & Events & Places To Go

Trick or treat in Alameda?(0 responses, 1 pending)
Toddler-friendly lodging on Kauai?(0 responses, 3 pending)
Trick or Treating in 2021?(7 responses)
Alaska in winter?(2 responses)
Spring break destination 3-4 hrs away w/ heated pool(3 responses)

Childcare & Preschool Advice

Drop in care for 6 month old + (2 responses, 1 pending)
Nanny agreement about frequent medical appointments (10 responses, 1 pending)
Resources for emergency backup care?(4 responses)
Nanny expenses(6 responses)
KSS preschool?(2 responses)
Is severance pay for a nanny customary?(14 responses)

Classes & Camps & Groups & Tutors

Bass teacher for 12 year old (0 responses, 1 pending)
Looking for a dyslexia educ. therapist in the east bay,1st Grader(0 responses, 2 pending)
Spanish playgroup teacher 1-2 days per week(0 responses)
Activities in Spanish for 3 year old girl(1 response)
Tutor for a private school entrance exam?(0 responses)
4th grade beginner sports for girls?(19 responses)
Feedback on Eden Village West sleepaway camp?(2 responses)
Piano Teacher with Certificate of Merit testing(3 responses)
Resources for autistic math genius (age 6)(4 responses)
Where does your BSA troop go for summer camp?(0 responses)
Winter camps for 6 year olds!(2 responses, 1 pending)
Toddler swim lessons(3 responses)
Private Swim Clubs - Which one is worth it?(6 responses)
Baby swim lessons(7 responses)

Community & Housing & Work

Moving to the Concord area advice on schools (0 responses, 1 pending)
Walnut Creek / Rossmoor Neighborhood?(0 responses, 2 pending)
Moving to Texas or Georgia(0 responses, 2 pending)
Law school w/young kids?(5 responses, 1 pending)
When can we expect masking to end for preschoolers?(22 responses, 1 pending)
Need to leave the Bay Area. Advice on where to go....(6 responses, 1 pending)
Lot-line adjustment appeal(4 responses)
Cross-country home buying/selling(6 responses)
Pre K with masks and testing?(6 responses)
Custom Home(2 responses)
LGBT families in Martinez/Pleasant hill?(1 response)

Family & Relationships

Sibling spacing based on older child's temperament(14 responses)

Health & Wellness

ISO (cognitive behavorial) psychologist for 6y old(3 responses)
Do you have a Blue Shield Doctor that you love?(3 responses)
Other parents of kids with alopecia?(1 response)
Pediatric Dentist @ Guardian Recommendation needed!(8 responses)
Feedback about a couple of therapists(0 responses)
Therapist for father with Anxiety/Depression (0 responses)
ABA service in East Bay for 2 year olds(2 responses)
Searching for a Primary Care Physician(0 responses)
Kids toes turns in. What can we do??(4 responses)
Dentist that accepts Delta Dental?(3 responses)
Products for Hair Thinning?(5 responses)
How to regain sense of smell? (3 responses)
Academic/Emotional Help for 8th Grader(1 response)
Autistic Teen(1 response)
Best Special Ed School Districts(1 response)
Dietitian for infant with food allergies(3 responses)
Sudden horrible headaches and exhaustion(6 responses)
Iron infusion for teen's low ferritin?(2 responses)

House & Garden

References for Basement Flood Protection(0 responses, 1 pending)
Looking for a dog sitter(0 responses, 1 pending)
Home remodel in Berkeley(0 responses, 4 pending)
Cost to refinish hardwood floors(0 responses, 2 pending)
Dry Rot repair(1 response)
Any recommendation for HVAC INSTALLER?(8 responses)
Need a surveyor to help define property lines(6 responses)
refinancing with LLC losses(1 response)
Seeking Gutter and Window Cleaners(3 responses)
geotechnical engineer recommendations?(4 responses)
Murphy bed(3 responses)
Energy Saving and Incentives(6 responses)
Toddler-friendly backyard ideas(4 responses)
roach exterminator?(0 responses)


No Cry sleep consultants? (0 responses, 1 pending)
1 nap schedules for 10 month olds(9 responses)
Help for aggressive 3.5 year old(9 responses)
Sleep Consultant for a 15-month old(4 responses)
Parenting coach for household routines?(2 responses)

Pregnancy, Childbirth & Breastfeeding

UCSF or Alta Bates for planned c-section?(0 responses, 7 pending)
Postpartum Doula Recommendations (5 responses)

Products & Services

Very very thick teen boy haircut(4 responses)
East Bay (WC/Orinda/Lafayette) real estate agent(5 responses)
Seeking Event Photographer Recommendation(0 responses)
Wordpress website consultant needed(0 responses)
stroller that fits in Prius Prime 2019?(1 response)
Help with Understanding Maternity Leave Benefits?(10 responses)
CPA recommendation (individual)(1 response)
Artist for jewelry repair(0 responses)
Estate planner for medi-cal(0 responses)
Tenured prof seeks legal advice (1 response)

School Advice

West Alameda-Ruby Bridges and Paden?(0 responses)
How to Homeschool from OUSD(0 responses, 2 pending)
Seeking a College Counselor Recommendation(2 responses, 1 pending)
Admission at Escuela Bilingue Internacional(1 response, 1 pending)
Albany vs. Berkeley Elementary Schools(5 responses, 1 pending)
High school season! St Marys, ECHS, AHS, ???(2 responses)
TK at Sequoia? (0 responses)
CPS, Head Royce, & Bentley: HS acceptance rates?(1 response)
Kaiser ADHD DX sufficient for HS Documentation?(0 responses)
BAM vs. Washington(1 response)
Teacher Recommendations(2 responses)
College Finance Advisor Desperately Needed(3 responses)
Seeking Mira Vista Elementary Academics Feedback(0 responses)

Teens & Preteens & Young Adults

Occupational therapist for autistic/ADHD 13-yr-old?(0 responses)
Recommendations for Parenting Coach wanted(6 responses)
Support and resources for teen girl who is cutting?(8 responses)
So few little community(4 responses)
Internships/Summer Jobs for Not-Yet 16yo(0 responses)