Celebrate the World of Bugs With Kids

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By Brandy Black My kids love bugs and worms. I do not.  This is definitely an area where my kids don’t take after me.  When our daughter first held a worm in her tiny fingers I screamed and told her to put it back in the dirt.  My wife had to remind me that children […]


ArtNight Pasadena

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At Kidspace during ArtNight Pasadena, explore the art, history, and culture of puppetry. Create your own finger and animal puppets, learn the mechanics of marionettes and design one in the Imagination Workshop. Enjoy a puppetry performance by The Crayon Court at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm, followed by a professional puppeteering demonstration. Admission to Kidspace, […]


Year of the Sheep – Author Visit with Oliver Chin

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Happy New Year! In honor of 2015, picture book author Oliver Chin will read and autograph his new book Year of the Sheep. Learn about the 12 animal signs of the zodiac and what inspired Oliver to write and publish his books. You can collect all the books in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac […]


The Kid Who Has It All

Mikey and Santa

By: Ted Peterson “What do you want for Christmas?” Santa asked as he gave Mikey a lollipop. “This?” Mikey answered, referencing the sweet. “No, I mean what else, besides the lollipop?” Santa replied, with a ho ho ho. “A Christmas tree for Jimmy, and one for Evan, and one for Bryan,” he said, rattling off […]


Girl Birthday


By: Tanya Ward Goodman My daughter turned six last week.  In keeping with her exacting nature, she had very specific plans for the celebration of this momentous event. First, there were to be two parties: the “kid” party and the “grown-up” party.  The kid party would take place on a weekend.  There would be a […]


Radical Unschooling


By: Julie Gamberg I’ve recently become a fan of The Diet Soap podcast. The podcaster “unschools” his kids, as he mentioned when he had the guest Dayna Martin on his show to discuss her book “Radical Unschooling – A Revolution Has Begun.” Since hearing their talk, I have begun to fret that if I don’t […]


We’re Pregnant


By: Heather Somaini We’re pregnant – pretty amazing words. I was finally able to say them…out loud. We were pregnant. It even sounds cool today five years later. We were so excited. Elated…it had finally happened. It only took six vials of our donor, one operation, and some drugs, but it worked! We told my […]


Wedding Bells, Part 2


By: Brandy Black We got in a fight before our wedding. On the ferry ride over. I can’t remember why. Could it have been the make up? Things were tense. We had been planning a wedding for a year from another state and it was all happening on this overcast day after waiting 2 years […]