For the Love of Lincoln

The artist Maira Kalman spent a year blogging about democracy for the New York Times, and her stylish and witty illustrations and personal observations were aptly turned into a book called The Pursuit of Happiness. Along this journey, …

2.6.12

Subscriber Profile: Jen Levinson of Jen’s List

This week’s Subscriber Profile is of Jen Levinson, mother of 5 boys (including 2 sets of identical twins!) and owner and editor of the popular e-newsletter, Jen’s List.  Jen runs a thriving business, and even has one set of …

2.6.12

Subscriber Profile: Yalda Tehranian Uhls

A look at how Family Savvy subscribers handle the every day issues that all LA parents face:

I always learn something when I meet a new person, and Yalda’s perspective on digital literacy and parenting is right up my alley. …

12.7.11

Getting Kids to Love Reading

On the back page of today’s Los Angeles Times Calendar section is a full-page ad for James Patterson’s new book, which is geared towards getting boys to like reading. The message is effectively loud and clear: “We Can Get Our …

11.17.11

ARCHIVED EVENT: What To Read: Adult Book Groups

One of the most memorable books I read this year was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a non-fiction page-turner from Rebecca Skloot (who is speaking at UCLA’s Royce Hall on November 1 at 8:00 PM).  Oprah is …

10.21.11

An Appreciation: Steve Jobs

Articles about Jobs are legion since his death - many are worth perusing, and kids will particularly enjoy photos of the early computers. For the sake of some profound dinner table conversations -- that is until you tackle his brand new bestselling biography by Walter Isaacson, which is fabulous -- here are a few bits of Jobs lore to help you teach your kids about a man whose legacy they are already living.
10.7.11