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  • Make the Play contest sponsored by Quaker
    Get families active with Quaker Make the Play promotion
    Parents want the best for their children. While kids enjoy downtime playing electronics, a couch potato lifestyle isn’t beneficial to growing up strong and healthy. Quaker Oats is a proud sponsor of Fuel Up to Play 60 to educate families and...
  • Katy Mills Mall Fall super sale weekend
    Katy Mills’ Fall super sale weekend
    It's hard to believe that the holidays are upon us and Katy Mills Mall is getting your shopping experience for the family holidays started early. Leaves aren't the only thing falling over the weekend at Katy Mills Mall, but the prices on...
  • Hassle Free Party at AirMaxx Trampoline Park
    Plan the Perfect Party with AirMaxx Trampoline Park
    It’s no secret that trampoline parks have been sprouting up in almost every city. Kids love jumping around and having fun with friends while parents love that their kids are getting some exercise. An added bonus is that they are all tuckered...
  • Make cookies at your house on National Homemade Cookie Day
    Make cookies at your house on National Homemade Cookie Day
    Who needs a special reason to bake cookies for dessert. Whether you use a box mix, refrigerated cookie dough or make cookies from scratch, your family will enjoy the results.If you're looking for an excuse to bake cookies, Oct. 1 is National...
  • Good-for-you food alternatives
    Good-for-you food alternatives for people with dietary restrictions
    For people with dietary restrictions, finding products at grocery stores that adhere to their requirements can prove challenging. Finding tasty ones that both kids and adults alike will enjoy can be even more elusive. The hunt for acceptable foods...
  • Baby sleeping on mother's shoulder
    Making parental separation anxiety easier
    Separation anxiety isn’t something that only children experience when mommy and/or daddy leave. The parent can feel it too. New parents may feel they’re abandoning their baby when they go off to work or even just out for an evening.It...
  • October in Virginia brings festivals and fall colors
    October in Virginia brings festivals and fall colors
    The month of October is filled with fun for families in Virginia. From corn mazes and pumpkin patches to trick-or-treating and leaf peeping, jump into October and spend the month making memories.Visit Lynchburg Macaroni Kidto find family-friendly...
  • BBC
    Baby Boot Camp Cleveland offers free pink pumpkin fitness class
    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Baby Boot Camp Cleveland, the innovative fitness and nutrition program for new moms, will be hosting a free day of “Little Pink Pumpkin” fitness classes on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to...
  • Red Robin burger in wrapper with fries
    Get twice the beef for your money
    Today is the day for meat lovers to head to Red Robin. Tuesdays are now “Tavern Double Tuesdays”. What exactly does that mean? Anyone who eats at a Red Robin today and simply says the magic phrase, tavern double Tuesdays, will get a...
  • Lily and Lucy
    Sentimental Journey 2
    In a forum in the Sunday New York Times, two writers (Zoe Heller and Leslie Jameson) discuss the meaning of sentimentality and its legitimacy in literature. Heller brings up Dickens, that sentimentalist par excellence, and cites Vladimir Nabokov,...
  • Camp Kesem partners with Susan's Magic Makers for a fundraiser
    Susan’s Magic Makers raises over $470,000 for Camp Kesem
    For children, the magic of camp can make difficult situations seem a little less overwhelming. Camp Kesem is the charity that brings the magic of camp to children whose parents have cancer. Recently, Camp Kesem held its third Susan’s Magic...
  • When you don't agree with NYC Mayor's definition of healthy school lunch...
    Lunch made easier - and cheaper!
    If your child's NYC school doesn't provide lunch -Or if the lunch they provide isn't a lunch your child is willing to eat -Or if, despite constant reassurance from the Department of Education that their meals are absolutely the...
  • apples in a basket
    Super simple (and healthy!) apple cake
    One of my favorite family-friendly activities in the fall is apple picking. The kids love to walk up and down the aisles of apple trees and sample the different types of fruit while filling their little bags full to take home. One common problem...
  • Un86'd charity event on October 5
    Un86’d charity event raises funds for restaurant workers
    For many people, dining out at a restaurant is a common occurrence. While dining, the tireless restaurant employees work hard to serve a delicious meal. Unfortunately, many of these chefs and servers cannot afford to support themselves when struck...
  • Volcano evacuation route
    Puyallup School students participating in lahar drill with Puyallup Police
    Students in some Puyallup School District schools are participating in a lahar evacuation drill on Tuesday, September 30 at 9:30am.In cooperation with the Puyallup Police Department, students will walk 20 to 40 miles to the designated evacuation...