Alternative Summer Sports Activities for the Entire Family

NASCAR star Matt Kenseth and his family enjoy a day at the race track. Credit: Getty Images
You've practically been living at the swimming pool, tennis courts and soccer fields this summer. If you love those games and other summer sports -- but y...

SpongeBob Debuts at Madame Tussauds

In honor of his 10th Anniversary, SpongeBob SquarePants will be immortalized at the famed Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York City, becoming the first cartoon character to receive a statue made entirely out of wax.
Kid-Friendly W...

Biblically Correct Tours

What do you do if you are homeschooling your children (or even, I suppose, if you're not) and want to take a field trip to the natural history museum, but don't want your kids indoctrinated by all that made-up fantasy nonsense they call science? Well...

2008: Year of the positive resolution!

The other day, I think it was in a magazine, I read something about resolutions that stuck with me. They tend to be negative--lose weight, stop smoking, lay off the cupcakes and booze, that kind of thing. Rarely do they direct us to love, enjoy or ...

Museums and children

Yesterday I took Mercer to the American Museum of Natural History. My friend, a former New Yorker born and raised in the Big Apple said, "You took the baby to the AMNH on A Sunday afternoon???? Meaning, there were about a million other people there...

Creation Museum opens

Me, I'm totally down with evolution. I'm all for the whole science thing, especially since I've seen it in action. Not everyone is, however, and that's cool. There are plenty of schools, museums, and universities where you can learn about evolution, ...

How do you decide where to raise your kids?

Erik Olsen at our sister blog Gadling wrote a post about considerations parents take into account when deciding where to raise their families. Among the things he listed were the quality of schools, safety issues, lifestyle, and expense. There is eve...

Blogging Baby Size 6: Summer vacations that won't bleed your bank account

CNN has an article about family vacations that won't break the bank. They state their vacation destinations as an alternative to European destinations. However, some of their destinations didn't strike me as being very cost-effective: St. Lucia, Denv...


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