| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Free is good.
Free is really good for traveling families when it's something you want — say free kids admission to SeaWorld, as opposed to something you won't likely use like kids-eat-free from the kids' menu. (Don't you hate those promotions?)...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Changes to the Apple Store website appear to indicate that the Cupertino tech giant is now placing more importance on Apple TV, a product Chief Executive Tim Cook has referred to as a "hobby" many times before.
When Apple updated its store website to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:56 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Much is made of how New York City dresses up for the Christmas season, but this city makes a strong case for its own brand of holiday cheer, and some of it continues year round.
Hallmark Cards Inc. has a lot to do with it....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The following items were gathered from police reports:
•A Mercedes-Benz parked outside Rookies, 1545 W. Main St., was found with a "substantial" amount of damage, according to police. The car was vandalized between 2 p.m. Jan. 30...
| Oct 3, 2013
My husband is very handy around the house. It's one of the many reasons I married him besides his Dermot-Mulroney good looks.
A woman can't lose if she marries a man who can fix things.
If a toilet breaks, he knows how to fix it. He can hang drywall,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Have you seen the "Devil's Due" movie promotion featuring a robotic devil baby in a remote-controlled perambulator? Everyone else has.
Posted Monday, the viral video had nearly 9.4 million views on YouTube as of Tuesday afternoon. The stroller...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:39 AM
D'oh! This one was a no-brainer: The Simpsons are now Legos.
Lego and Twentieth Century Fox Television announced this week they had reached a much-anticipated deal to turn everyone's favorite dysfunctional family into Lego bricks.
There are six mini-...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Lego recently introduced a new series of mini-figures and one is a female scientist, a first for the company famous for its plastic building bricks and kits. Some hope the tiny plastic scientist will help girls see the hard sciences (Professor C. Bodin...
| Dec 3, 2013
When parents tell me they're going to Europe and ask me where to take their kids, I'm sometimes tempted to answer, "To Grandma and Grandpa's on your way to the airport."
It's easy to make the case against taking the kids along. A European vacation with...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
My son has been talking like Mr. Bean lately.
Not that Mr. Bean really talks much, he actually kind of grunts out his sentences when he does use complete ones.
I asked my son why he does this, and he said he likes the way...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
My son said to me last night, with a very serious look on his face, "Mom, I need to talk to you about something important."
I wondered what it could be. Lately, all the talk has been about his birthday, which is coming up, so I figured it had...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:34 AM
You don't have to celebrate New Year's Eve on your sofa just because you can't get a sitter. Ring in 2014 with kids in tow (in some cases, a little early) at one of these fam-friendly celebrations.
"Build it Big" Bubble Bash
The DuPage Children's Museum'...