Hobie Alter, considered the 'father of popular surfing' and the creator of the Hobie Cat sailboat, died on Saturday. More than surf culture, Mr. Alter inspired 'go-with-the-flow' parenting culture too.
As Taco Bell has launches its breakfast offerings and an ad campaign featuring real life Ronald McDonalds, one mom wonders if we can't we do better at making breakfast at home. She recruits a few real life Wendys to help make her case.
Among unrealistic and often useless tech toys for kids today, a new wrist-worn cellphone in bright colors has the means to be an important tool for parents to keep their kids safe.
Robin Roberts joins the judges panel of 'Dancing With the Stars' and Billy Dee Williams found himself safe for another week. Thanks to hard core 'Star Wars' and ballroom dance fans, geek culture, the arts, and multiple generations are colliding on the dance floor.
Arnold Schwarzenegger promotes the film 'Sabotage' this week. Meanwhile, another generation of kids learns to parrot his famous line from 'The Terminator,' many who aren't old enough to have ever seen him say 'I'll be back" on screen.
Elephants escape circus in St. Louis, reminding some parents that the childhood joys of seeing the circus have to be balanced with a respect for the elephants that are trained to entertain.
Gerald R. Ronning – known better as Mr. Gerald – is a master chess player, and an instructor for kids in need. He is also a curmudgeon at times. The whole package makes him the perfect mentor.
Spring Equinox: One mom eschews spring cleaning for some good, old-fashioned, digging in the dirt. She learns the best way to bond with her kids is tending to garden beds, not wiping muddy prints off the floor.
Where do 'Bronies' come from? What do they represent? How can we educate kids and adults about the cultural influence that is creating a community shooting down stereotypes?
Grayson Bruce was bullied for his 'My Little Pony' backpack, only to be told by his school to leave it at home to avoid triggering bully attacks. The response from the school prompts the question: How much does adult response inspire kids to tease?
Sleep deprivation: Each March, World Sleep Day places sleep deprivation in the spotlight, raising awareness for how we embrace our sleep patterns. One mom realizes that a night-owl husband and tech-connected kids aren't helping with sleep deprivation around her house.
Pi Day has become a national celebration of math, and offers the perfect opportunity to get kids interested in the fun of solving puzzles.
Pi Day gives math fans a chance to celebrate the popular ratio, and foodies the chance to make a play on words and bake their favorite pies. When your family celebrates both, its the perfect equation for fun.
Glenn Ford walked free Tuesday from a high-security prison where he spent 30 years of his life for a crime he did not commit. His heartache helps open a conversation to teach kids about foregiveness.
Crowdfunding is giving parents the chance to put their money where the ideas are, to produce the toys and entertainment they want for their kids. Products such as "Lammily" – the 'average Barbie' – and the popular GoldieBlox building sets are examples of crowdfunding at work.
Sheryl Sandberg has launched a new 'Ban Bossy' campaign which aims to let girls in leadership shine by removing negative labels such as 'bossy' placed on girls taking charge. What other words for powerful, leading women should be banned?
Mario Day: Gaming is usually not something kids and parents see eye-to-eye on, but Mario Day gives one mom the chance to reflect on bonding with her son over the characters of the popular Nintendo game series.
On National Salesperson Day, one mom takes a look at how kids can be natural-born salespeople when they want something badly enough.
Alexa Ray Joel is following in her father's footsteps, choosing a smaller stage for her venue. The daughter of the "Piano Man" will be playing New York City's Cafe Carlyle this April.
Artist Nickolay Lamm is on his way to crowd funding a new line of dolls to take on the Barbie empire, inspired by average teen girls.