Whether you’re a hardcore marathoner or someone who prefers to limit daily exercise to the distance between the fridge and the couch, having kids changes everything. The goal of being in shape becomes less about fitness for its own sake, and more about staying healthy to be around for the long term. No matter your objective, Lamorinda’s gyms, fitness centers and studios are ready to help you succeed.
Being a mom means you plan the meals. Even if you work! You run the show. When you have a busy life and a special diet, it’s nice to know where to do without having to do the experimenting yourself. Going gluten-free is often a matter of feeling better, but for some it’s a serious health risk to eat foods with gluten, so knowing where to go to eat out is a necessity. Luckily, Lamorinda has many options and they have a wide variety of menu items to fully satisfy those who consider less (wheat) is more in their diet.
Pizza is a mom’s best friend. You might not have it often but it’s there when you need it. It might not be your favorite way to pig out on carbs but it’s reliable and plentiful….hey, kinda like wine! Well, pick your pizza because Lamorinda is not short on pizza options! Depending on your taste, occasion, atmosphere preference, dine-in, pick up or delivery...there is something for you. There are pizzas in a wide variety of budget options and you can find just about any style pizza in Lamorinda, from fancy to fast food. While many restaurants throughout Lamorinda include a couple of pizza or flatbread options on their menu, such as Chow and The Bistro at the Park Hotel, both of Lafayette, there are many restaurants dedicated solely to pizza.
There are so many options for toting your tots to dine out and about in Lamorinda. Little and big kids alike have favorite restaurants as we are not short on options. Ask any child and they will tell you the reason why they have a favorite restaurant and they know exactly where they want to go for their birthday dinner. Ask any parent, and they know which restaurants are ‘kid-friendly’ and where they can find value, variety and...a place noisy enough where they won’t stand out!
In the entryway, a pile of mail sits unopened. The kids’ clothes are strewn across the floor of their bedrooms. A basket of laundry awaits folding in the living room. From the kitchen, the dishwasher beeps incessantly. How are you supposed to get any work done surrounded by all these undone chores?
Coffee shops are great, but in our friendly community, you’re bound to run into so many people you know sipping their lattes, it could be hours before you find enough peace and quiet to finish a project or even make it through your inbox.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go far to find a co-working space that suits your style. With complimentary coffee, fast, free WIFI and your choice of private offices or comfy couches, once you settle in, you’ll never want to go home again.
Plastic pollution, deforestation, climate change, oh my! All things we can no longer ignore if we want to protect our planet for future generations.
Now, San Francisco may have Rainbow Grocery for the ultimate zero waste shopping experience. It also has Credo Beauty for clean skincare with sustainable packaging. And let’s not forget all the second-hand stores.
But the East Bay makes it just as easy to reduce your environmental footprint, if not easier!
Lamorinda is a great place to be a dog. With spots for sniffing like the Lafayette Moraga Trail, Rancho Laguna Park and the Lafayette Reservoir, as well as the multitude of outdoor restaurants that allow pets on leash, there’s always plenty to keep the canines busy.
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