Clip and Share:

My mother still clips articles from the Boston Globe and sends them west, snail-mail style, for me to read. She likes to connect to her kids with this time-tested recipe for conversation. Here are a few fun articles from the

12.30.11

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

While noting a heroic dad meme in this year’s films, don’t over look the down-grade of the perfect mother (or, why I love CRAZY STUPID LOVE)

A recent spate of movies portray mothers that are dead, dying or just plain absent, leaving their handsome husbands to stitch their moribund families back together. In Descendants, George Clooney plays a man whose wife spends the whole movie …

12.15.11

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

Pepper Spray This, Black Friday!

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, my heart soared every time I ran to the grocery shop and saw folks lined up with their cranberries and potatoes. Hanging out in the kitchen, cooking with family and friends, is pure …

11.30.11

Hugo – from page to screen (and some Oscars in between)

 

Our favorite in this season’s varied crop of family films is Hugo, director Martin Scorsese’s sumptuous 3D adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning, best-selling novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. At first glance, Hugo would seem to hail from …

11.28.11

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is a remarkable collaboration between over sixty museums and cultural institutions in Southern California to showcase the birth and renaissance of our local art scene. Major cultural institutions such as The Getty, LACMA, the Hammer, the Norton Simon and MOCA are hosting major retrospectives of various time periods, and other institutions are hosting incredible individual shows, such as the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Beatrice Wood exhibit and the Huntington's Sam Maloof exhibit.
11.25.11

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

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

We know of no better way to introduce children to music and musicians than the Toyota Symphonies for Youth, a series of four concerts that are geared to intrigue a new audience. Starting with an hour of related art and music projects on the roof of Disney Hall, and featuring a one-hour performance in the magnificent concert space, adults will be as thrilled as kids at this opportunity to get to know the orchestra and the music.
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