Anna

Berkeley, CA

I work for UC Berkeley as a Web and Accessibility Specialist. I live in Berkeley with my husband and cat, plus baby boy (born April 2017).

Anna recommended a place Apr 25

★★★★

Cute little neighborhood park that gets the job done. It’s a little less than a mile from our house, on a lovely street, so we’ll often take a walk here, let the little guy play around a bit, then walk home, and it’s an easy and enjoyable outing for everyone.

Anna recommended a place Apr 23

★★★★★

We are eternally grateful to live so close to this park! We’re here all the time, and it’s always a lively hub of activity. We like it so much that we used this park for our little guy’s 1-year birthday party! (Note that it’s not possible to reserve picnic tables ahead of time, so for parties and get-togethers, it’s recommended to get there early! This park seems to be popular for parties on th... More

Anna recommended a place Apr 23

★★★★★

Our active, curious crawler loves the little play structure in the tot lot! He crawls up the stairs and then goes down the slides over and over again and has a great time. Then, we take a break for some water by sitting on the nearby shaded benches.

Anna posted in Travel Apr 08

My child (almost 1 year old) has become unbearable to be with in the car. 😕 He gets bored really easily, and after awhile becomes completely hysterical. And he’s not one of those babies that will just go to sleep in the car seat, apparently. He would sometimes sleep in the car when he was younger - but not now. We’ve tried lots of things. We’ll give him toys, but he’ll just throw them out of... More

Anna recommended a place Mar 31

★★★★★

HopMonk is a local institution! The beer list is excellent, the food is always solid, and the large indoor-outdoor space allows for both adults and kids to enjoy themselves in tandem. It’s also a great space for hosting larger gatherings; my 10-year high school reunion was held here, for example.

Anna recommended a place Mar 25

★★★★

A solid local eatery that serves breakfast and lunch. You order at the counter, take a number, and then the staff will bring your order once it’s ready. Breakfast includes items like egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos, while lunch includes items like salads, sandwiches, and burgers. There’s also a coffee and juice bar with Stumptown drip coffee and espresso drinks, fresh juices and smoothies... More

Anna recommended a place Mar 24

★★★★★

We love Rudy’s! They have a special kids menu, and we were able to get the “toddler plate” (scrambled egg, avocado, and black beans) for our not-quite-a-toddler-yet little boy, and he loved it (and we have leftovers for tomorrow). He’s a bit too young to appreciate the paper and crayons (he tried to eat the crayons), but having that option is great regardless. For adults, the menu is extensive,... More

Anna recommended a place Mar 24

★★★★★

This is an awesome party supply store! Lots of fun stuff to choose from, plus an extensive balloon collection that they’ll fill for you on the spot.

Anna recommended a place Mar 11

★★★★

Juan’s Place is a neighborhood institution! Good selection, large portions, and tasty wine margaritas. We were prepared to just feed our baby some Cheerios and grapes while giving him some bits and pieces from our plates, and then the waitress came by, completely unprompted, with a little plate of rice and beans just for him. 😍 It was a very nice touch. I’m sure we’ll become regulars at this pl... More

Anna recommended a place Mar 03

★★★★★

This place is the best! Saturday mornings they have drop-in swim for babies, 8:30-9:20am, and it’s $8 per swimmer. It’s basically the best way to spend time and wear out the baby before the morning nap. 😉 There are big “family” changing rooms, and shower areas (with large showerheads mounted from the ceiling) with consistently-hot water. The water temp in the pool is nice and warm, and there ar... More

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