Discovery Hour for Kids at Peterson Automotive Museum


Discovery Hour: Valentine’s Day Heart Cars Does your kid like cars?  Discovery Hour is a weekly interactive activity hour for families with children under 6, with activities ranging from staff led games and storytelling, to scavenger hunts and crafts. Join in the fun! Discovery Hour is free for museum members and included in admission for […]


The Truth About Sibling Rivalry


By Meika Rouda Last Friday I did something I never thought I would do. I signed up for a parenting class. It isn’t that I am against advice; I have a whole library of parenting books including “How To Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk,” “Parenting the Difficult Child,” and […]


Parenting: I HATE YOU


By: Meika Rouda Last night, just before bed time, when I refused to read another book or sing a song or let my son watch a show, he yelled at me “I HATE YOU!” I was stunned. It actually stung me to the core. I had never heard him say the word “hate” before. Lately […]


Love Bites


By Meika Rouda I had something shocking happen yesterday. Asha and I were in music class, happily singing “Jimmy Crack Corn and I Don’t Care”  in a circle with the other moms and toddlers. Asha usually meanders during class, dancing around in the center of the circle, walking over to sit on other moms’ laps, […]


Tiger Mom vs. Mama Bear

Tiger Mother

By: Meika Rouda I just finished the book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. It is unlike any parenting book I have ever read. Chua is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and has three sisters; she and two of her sisters have multiple Harvard and Yale degrees and her youngest sister, who […]