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Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson gets a show of support from his two children. Credit: Mary W. Jackson
Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson, founder of Kid One, an organization that transports medically-ill children and expectant moms to doctors and hospitals across the...

Baby Born on the London Underground

I don't know about London, but here in San Francisco, people do all sorts of things on the street cars -- read, listen to music, work on their laptops, sleep, even dance. But as far as I know, no one's ever had a baby on a train or in one of the...

Skipping the school bus to save money

Riding the school bus to school has traditionally free -- except there really is no such thing as a free lunch. The funds to pay for the school bus itself, fuel, and insurance have to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is from the school's...

Riding the subway - to school?

How do your kids get to school? How did you get to school when you were a kid? Taking the yellow school bus, walking or riding a bike may all seem like normal methods of getting to school. In the modern world, we drive and carpool as well. But what...

National Train Day

My son Jared, like a lot of kids, is totally into trains. We've been to the California and Nevada state train museums in Sacramento and Carson City and have plans to visit a lot more of the rail-related attractions in Northern California. If you're...

What do you look for in a family vehicle?

A while back, it seemed like the only thing that mattered about a new car was the number of cupholders it had. You could have made a vehicle that seated ten, got a hundred miles to the gallon, and handled like a Ferrari, but if it didn't have at...

Canadian teens make Segway-style motorcycle

Starting with the frame of a Yamaha R6 motorcycle, two teens from Ontario, Canada have developed what may very well be the next step in personal transportation. Instead of two wheels at either end of the vehicle, however, the Tango has two wheels...

Move to ban school bus drivers on cell phones

Score another point for my husband in the will-she-or-won't-she-ride-the-bus debate. In all but thirteen states, it is perfectly legal for school bus drivers to talk or text message on their cell phones while driving the bus. 25 million children...

Speaking of cool strollers...

...check out this awesomeness from the Danes! The TrioBike is a bike, a stroller and a... stroller bike? It's designed with the highest of safety standards, good for the waistline, eco-friendly, and if you can't afford the $3K price tag, the Danish...

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