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Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

Restaurant Review: By Parents, For Parents. Recently, Sam and I had tickets to Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo (fabulous—thanks, Mom!) and decided we would extend our date-night by going to dinner beforehand. We wanted to see if we could get a table at Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen, as neither of us had ever been, but had…

Raw Parenting

Unprocessed, Unfiltered. Pure Madness.Sam and I have decided that our boys will start a band.  This year. They already have the moves—Isaac got his at our local Rec. Center’s Hip Hop class where he perfected the body roll and the shoulder brush. Malcolm has a natural rhythm, a smile-inducing, hip swaying action reminiscent of salsa…

Dear East Bay Moms and Dads

April 2014Spring has Sprung! March was busy with new activities—We flew kites in Berkeley; saw an Oscar-winning “grown up” movie; were reprimanded and shuffled along by some doting (and not amused) mother cows; had some sweet walks; and had fun at the Dracena Quarry playground. This month, we’ll have a Playground Playdate at Avenue Terrace…

Ask Angela

Dear Angela, I’m definitely behind this idea of “connecting” with my children–but how do you do that in the harder moments? For example, every morning either one of my kids (or both) has a tantrum before we can get out the door to go to school, which often winds up making us all late. Is…

A’sonda’s Musings

"The Look"

“The Look”It was a Friday in mid-January. School was out for an administration day, so another mom and I thought it would be fun to take the kids on a field trip across the bay to the Academy of Sciences. Maneuvering Saturday and Sunday crowds can make this experience anything but pleasant—by the end of…