The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions

It’s THAT TIME OF YEAR.

The letters are coming out… whether you’re waiting on Kindergarten, Middle School, High School or College, the feelings are all the same. Dread. Self-Loathing. Disgust with the System.

It sure helps to have a sense …

3.9.12

The Zimmer Children’s Museum

Nestled into an imposing building at the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is a jewel of a spot where kids can relax and explore in an ultra-safe environment. We visited for the first time last …

2.29.12

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Beverly Hills

Wondering what’s going on behind the boarded up walls at Canon and Santa Monica Boulevards in Beverly Hills? We got a hard hat tour this week, and find ourselves wishing it were September 2013 and we were getting dressed for …

2.24.12

Subscriber Profile: Miranda Payne

Miranda Payne is the Coordinator of Community Outreach at  Marlborough School, where she’s been helping middle and high-school girls get involved in meaningful community engagement for the past two years. I can attest that girls absolutely adore Miranda (a …

2.16.12

Ellsworth is Everywhere!

Kids love the bright, abstract prints and paintings of Ellsworth Kelly, perhaps because they can relate to the large, geometric and colorful forms in a “heck, I can do that!” kind-of-way! Adults (and everyone in between) can appreciate the clean …

2.15.12

Costumes from 2011 Academy Nominated films at FIDM through April

What a character in a movie wears is often as important as what they might say. Sorry, screenwriters… but, everyone gets their due at this time of year. The professionals who design the most complex and beautiful clothing for the …

1.31.12

ARCHIVED EVENT: Vivian Maier – Mary Poppins finds celebrity post-humously

Sometimes a story comes along that captures the imagination of everyone that hears it: the story of Vivian Maier is one of those tales. Maier was a nanny in upscale neighborhoods in Chicago in the 1950s (she once worked for …

1.26.12

Beauty and the Beast in 3D is a Little Too Real

“Mummie, are bad guys real?”

It’s the sort of question you don’t want to answer as a parent.  Up there with am I going to die someday and does Santa really exist.  You want to be honest, but you don’t …

1.24.12

How to Win Tickets from The Family Savvy

If you are a subscriber to The Family Savvy, you’ll have many chances to participate in Enter-to-Win ticket giveaways to top concerts and performances. We’d love to send you and your family to something fun around town but first …

12.20.11