Zip-lining with Teenagers

My family just returned from a week on the Big Island of Hawaii where, although we did not visit the Mauna Loa Volcano (the largest in the world -- and still active), we did spend a day zip-lining. When we got home, I discovered an article in the new Los Angeles Times Saturday section about local zip-line adventure outfits, so thought that my experience might be worth chronicling if indeed we Southern Californians are going to spend more time zipping around local forests and mountainsides.

4.1.12

Archived: Deciphering Another, Thread by Thread: Aligheiro Boetti by Afghan Women

As a very young girl, I was taught to embroider by my grandmother, and so passed along these skills to my daughter when she was in elementary school and spent hours doing craft projects. It’s meaningful to me when skills, …

3.23.12

The Hunger Games: Who Should Watch?

Despite having heard rave reviews of “The Hunger Games” from two readers in two generations who really loved Harry Potter,  I sniffed at the book covers with a certain disdain – kids killing kids? Sounded too violent and… offensive to …

3.22.12

On the Communities We Create

I walked a half-marathon this past weekend, as part of a team to benefit Lupus LA. Twenty five of us walked/ran our way through LA’s streets, encouraged by rowdy crowds along a colorful route through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, …

3.20.12

Keep Cool this Spring

Sunday night March 18 was the premiere of the Discovery Channel’s new series Frozen Planet, and we highly recommend setting your DVRs for the next six weeks continue to capture the high drama and stunning photography of another epic …

3.20.12

Fun Things to Do In Los Angeles With Kids: Spring Break 2012

Not everyone has the same Spring Break but we’ve found two choice activities in each age group to keep your family busy in whatever time off you have!

ELEMENTARY: Spring brings butterflies, bugs and things that crawl!

Every year, Kidspace …

3.15.12

The Artist – a silent film made in the old LA tradition

Silent films are suddenly all the rage… good timing the Oscar sweep by The Artist. You can catch several silent films this spring — after you see The Artist in the theaters, that is.

In May, The Los Angeles …

3.15.12

Metamorphosis in Action

Come to Kidspace Museum on April 28 or 29 for the 16th Annual Grand Butterfly Release ceremony.

If you’re particularly buggy, you might also like the big bug sculptures that are roaming around the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens between …

3.14.12

Subscriber Profile: Teresa Anne Power

Teresa Anne Power has written (and self-published) a fabulous book called The ABCs of YOGA for KIDS. Long a teacher of yoga for the Kindergarten set, her “Aha” moment came when she put the idea of teaching poses to …

3.13.12