TFS Subscriber Profile – Julia Cotts

A few weeks ago, I attended a fundraiser for the Garden School Foundation, an LA-based charity that has a highly successful school-garden program at the 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams. We toured the lovely space and met …


Island of the Blue Dolphins – ReMix


A fascinating article in the LA Times about researcher’s discovery of the real-life cave that belonged to the Native American girl who sparked Scott O’Dell’s popular novel, “Island of the Blue Dolphins.”…


Halloween Help

 With Halloween falling on a school night this year, it’s incumbent upon parents to bring the holiday activities into the weekends prior to the big night. Luckily, LA is replete with celebratory opportunities between now and October 31st.

Elementary Age


TFS Subscriber Profile: Desiree Lapin and the Parents Education League of LA

We caught up with Desiree Lapin, founder of the Parents Education League of LA, a non-profit organization that serves as a valuable resource for parents on all things having to do with their child’s education.  If you have young …


MacArthur Foundation “Genius Awards”

The Class of 2012 MacArthur Fellows were announced today – worth taking a look at the diversity of genius in our time. Here is Uta Barth, a photographer living here in LA. Coolest part of this whole deal is that …


Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles: A Savvy Soujourn to Malibu

After our fun post on things to do in Venice, we figured we would move inland and plan a day away from the coast. But this Indian summer keeps giving us hot days that just won’t quit, so we


GameOn2012 in Santa Monica on Sunday, 9/30

Did you know that games can develop essential skills in areas such as critical thinking, self-direction, and creativity? Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids’ lives, understands how …


Things to do with Kids in LA: Venice & Abbot Kinney

After our fun-filled “Things to do with Kids in LA: DTLA” post, we’ve decided to explore another neighborhood, and let you know how to explore the Venice/ Abbot Kinney area en famille. You may think that the usual …


The Centennial of John Cage

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of our nation’s most creative and influential composers, John Cage.  Los Angeles is turning itself inside out to present John Cage events, celebrating the master because he spent his …