Minimalista Mama

Only what you need for your baby. Really. (OK – and some fantastic things you don’t that are pretty cool.)

Citikids

Sad news for San Francisco parents, Citikids out on Clement Street will be closing its doors soon, leaving a gap in brick and mortar baby shopping in the city. As I understand … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: Drop-In Music Classes

Babies and toddlers love music, but finding a music class that fits your little one’s schedule and doesn’t break the bank can be a challenge. I’ve lived in two of … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Birthday Party: Kara’s Mini Cupcakes (San Francisco)

Last year, Astrid’s birthday party was a little bit of a circus. An awesome fun circus, yes. Also, enough people (40) and kids (12) that we couldn’t manage making the … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cookies For the Pregnant Mama! (San Francisco)

Actually this tip is for pretty much everyone who lives in San Francisco. But especially pregnant mamas. You need some cookies, some happy sweet cookies. You need Anthony’s cookies, to … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shopping: Bloomingdales

I have one word for you: pajamas. I have two more: ten dollars. At Bloomingdales. I know: I couldn’t believe it either. Like the New Yorker I am, I love … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: Library Story Times

It’s not pretty, but the San Francisco Public Library has put together a decent page of all the story times for all kids’ ages at all of their branches all … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: Seesaw Update

I wrote about Seesaw’s great little cafe and play space a few weeks ago – we’ve LOVED having a place to go with Astrid where we could get great coffee … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

San Francisco: H&M

Hooray for the Swedes! H&M has opened a big baby/kids section on the third floor of the Westfield Center, just outside Bloomingdales. (Borders’ old space, I think – sad to … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: Seesaw in Hayes Valley

It’s been raining a lot lately in San Francisco, which means limited activities for the little ones. My search for places to go with Astrid that are not just child-tolerant … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

San Francisco: Toy Stores

I hope this will be useful for some of my San Francisco readers. It’s by no means comprehensive + this is an area where I have pretty strong opinions, so … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Parents’ Groups: San Francisco

I just – finally – pulled together a list of San Francisco parents’ groups for some pregnant friends of ours, so I thought I’d share the information for those of … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

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