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  • The Big Book of Bugs cover
    Fact-filled book on bugs that creep, crawl, fly and more
    The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer is a delight. Right off the bat, we love the challenge on the inside page opposite the title page that says, “Can you find…exactly the same fly fifteen times in this book? Watch out for imposters....
  • GeoZilla Family Locator
    Meet GeoZilla: a free essential app for families
    2016 has been a year of game changing apps, solutions and startups making it seamless to keep in touch with friends and loved ones. In this day in age, it’s crucial that families are connected. How many times has the following scenarios have...
  • Exclusive breastfeeding produces better behaved children
    Exclusive breastfeeding produces better behaved children
    Children who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life have been shown to have 56 percent fewer conduct problems in school before they become 13 years of age. Dr. Ruth M. Bland at the Africa Centre for Population Health and...
  • Children play with balloons in South Carolina
    Celebrate your child's birthday on a budget
    This Sunday I took my daughter out for a 5-year-old birthday party, which was held at The Moonpaper Tent. I was impressed by the organizers' idea to allow the children to use their imaginations to play. They first picked out a costume from a...
  • Kids run drills at the annual Northwestern Mutual Youth Football Clinic
    Kids run drills at the annual Northwestern Mutual Youth Football Clinic
    Not many people get to play football in the Rose Bowl Stadium. UCLA, the annual Turkey Tussle between John Muir and Pasadena high schools, and the New Year’s Rose Bowl Game. That’s about it. But around a few hundred Pasadena-area boys...
  • Tears stream down the face of Morgan Walker, age 5 of Flint, as she gets her finger pricked for a lead screening
    There isn't enough being done to fight lead poisoning of children
    Lead poisoning of children can cause tragically serious problems with the development of a child's brain. USA Today reported on June 20, 2016, that pediatricians say the U.S. is failing to do enough to halt lead poisoning. The problem of lead...
  • Father's Day 2016
    Father's Day 2016
    According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010, 3,999,386 infants were born in the United States, 3% less than in 2009. The number of births fell for nearly all races and Hispanic origin groups. Great fathers are...
  • Children should celebrate and love themselves
    A message to children for Father’s Day
    Father’s Day is a day set aside to celebrate those men who have stepped up to the plate and made it a priority to be the best Father’s they can be. For the children of these Fathers they have no idea just how lucky they are. Having a...
  • Adorable board books for babies and youngsters
    Board books for babies in 2016
    There is a plethora of board books for young babies this summer -- from teaching a baby about seasons and shapes and the alphabet to telling stories that even older children will enjoy.Lovers of the plush teddy bear Corduroy will love to read the...
  • Carousel horse
    Flying horses and mythical beasts romp at Pasadena Museum of History
    Celebrating the history of the carousel and honoring US servicemen and women, Pasadena Museum of History presents “Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals.” The exhibit, drawn solely from the...
  • Camp
    Summertime camps to keep kids busy-Part I
    Summer break is here, and although it’s been a long time coming, parents are still trying to figure out what to do with their kids. Well there are many options depending on your needs. Many parents want to keep the kids up to speed with...
  • Self-regulation needed here!
    Self-regulation for children
    “One of the most important skills that we develop in childhood is the ability to control aspects of the self. Without this ability we would have difficulty accomplishing anything regardless of how good we might feel about ourselves. Self...
  • Sacajawe
    Louise Erdrich adds powerful new saga to her canon
    A new book by Louise Erdrich is always cause for celebration. Beginning with her first novel "Love Medicine" and continuing to her latest, "LaRose" (Harper, $27.99) Erdrich consistently has produced novels and other works...
  • Summer BreakSpot provides free meals to children and teens 18 and under
    Summer BreakSpot provides free meals to children and teens 18 and under
    We all know that children need healthy, wholesome food year-round, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services administers the Summer BreakSpot program to bridge the gap for meals during the summer months. Summer BreakSpot...
  • The inherent dangers of church nurseries
    Reflections on modern parenting: Inherent dangers of church daycares
    At first glance, a church daycare would seem like one of the safest places on the planet a child could be. Sure, there are mild dangers (kids spreading infections to each other, for example), but this article isn’t about that.For various...
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