Common Sense Parenting Webinars: Lisa Damour + Cara Natterson 5/20/20

Over at Common Sense, we’ve been talking with experts from the field of medicine and psychology who can help put the quarantine and Covid-19 in a bit of perspective for all of us who are struggling with parenting during the …

5.19.20

Covid Coping: Top Picks for Online Museum Resources for Families

It’s hard to sort through all the many resources on line, so why not start with a few of our best museums in the US. Here, curated for kids, are some choices for activities which are active and creative.

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4.25.20

Covid Coping: Birdwatching

It’s been so quiet during the pandemic that I wake up to birdsong and am comforted by the busy sounds all day long. At my home office desk, I can turn and see hummingbirds and towhees flitting into the bushes …

4.25.20

Emma : Streaming and Purely Delightful

The new Emma, released to streaming platforms because of the COVID-19 virus, is a pure delight and a must-see for the family. And for romantics and Jane Austen fans. Doesn’t that just about cover all of us?

Backing up, with …

4.3.20

Lost Children Archive

Rarely do we really understand where a writer finds her inspiration but Valeria Luiselli tips her hand willingly to share that her deeply moving new novel was borne of an experience she had interviewing migrant children in New York City. …

3.29.20

2020 Goals: The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked …

3.23.20

Books for Quarantining

Looking for some reading to take you through the COVID-19 quarantine?
3.22.20

LEARN: Julie Mehretu at LACMA

File this under things you can do during the COVID-19 quarantine – relax into this expanse of extra time, and learn about an artist you might not know: Julie Mehretu, whose mid-career retrospective at LACMA, has been noted as …

3.22.20

I love Peleton

I’ll admit to being devoted to Peleton, but they made my heart swell (even more than usual) by allowing access to their library of programming, for free, during this time of crisis. All of us need to exercise, and …

3.20.20