A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Happiness Check-In: Laurie Santos and Screen Time Tips (including Zoom)

We all need better relationship with our screens... and perhaps the pandemic will help us naturally mutate to a less device-centric existence.
2.10.21

Sean Penn Helping LA with Testing and Vaccine Support

We went to Dodger Stadium on a rainy Saturday night to get my husband a vaccine – he is 66 and eligible at this time. Although there are many headaches in the vaccination process (well chronicled in the LATimes, as …

1.26.21

Basquiat + Jazz at The Broad

We can’t get to museums right now, and fortunately the best institutions are pivoting with creative quarantine programming. This three-part video series from The Broad features jazz musicians interacting with the museum’s new installation of it’s thirteen Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings …

1.26.21

(We Need More) Poetry in General and Amanda Gorman’s poetry in Particular

One of my favorite things about reading the LA Times morning newsletter is that a poem is delivered with the news each day. I try to take a moment and read it because I want to support the effort to …

1.23.21

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

Want to Raise News Literate Kids? Start by Touring the LA Times Printing Press

Teaching kids how to discern between fake news and rigorous journalism has become a key parenting staple in the digital age. Jump start the process this summer, in time for the upcoming election season, by touring the presses of the LA Times.
7.19.18

Anya Kamenetz: On Education and Parenting in the Digital Age

Anya Kamenetz writes about education for NPR and has her finger on the pulse of how technology is impacting the classroom. As the mother of two young girls, she’s also immersed in the practical, imperfect struggle of raising kids in …

4.10.18

Media Landscape 2018 (+ 2 new Century City activities)

Media Trends 2018

I’ve spent the last two days at the Digital Entertainment World conference in Marina del Rey, and caught up on the state of media and technology right now. Here are a few headlines: Cord cutting is on …

2.7.18

Tips on Trips and Camps: Summer Fair February 4, 2018

Let Tips on Trips and Camps match your child's needs with an age-appropriate experience by attending the 2018 Summer Opportunities Fair on Sunday, February 4, where you will learn about overnight camps and teen programs and meet their directors and representatives.
1.30.18