Are We There Yet? (April 2010)

Are We There Yet? (April 2010)

Like running, or bees? We've got Family Picks for you

You may be tired of hearing about it, but this weekend’s big event is the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. You can try to avoid it with our tips or — especially if you know someone racing — join in the fun.

Two more cribs recalled; 1-year-old death cited

Are there any drop-side cribs left that haven't been recalled?

Two more crib recalls were announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission today, including 217,000 Graco-branded LaJobi drop-side cribs.

Getting from here to there on race day

Saturday mornings are full of activities at our house. Soccer, baseball, basketball, dance -- it's always a flurry of logistics.

This Saturday morning is also the Illinois Marathon, which is complicating our lives.

TV for all: Who doesn't love ‘Phineas and Ferb’?

We missed TV Turnoff week.

Technically, it’s now Turnoff Week, or Screen-Free Week, but we didn’t turn off our computers or video games, either.

‘Blue Kids’ are back — and mostly unscathed

You may have noticed the blue cut-outs of children near high-profile intersections around Champaign County.

Can kids work at Million Meals for Haiti?

If you're been wondering whether young children can volunteer at the Million Meals for Haiti event this weekend, the answer is yes.

Meals, movies and music: our weekend Family Picks

It’s a big weekend in Champaign-Urbana, with Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, the Relay for Life, March of Dimes walk and the Million Meals for Haiti event.

Earth Day reading for kids

I was at a local bookstore the other day and noticed a nice display of earth-friendly books for kids.

A surprising variety was available -- I guess marketers have caught on to this environmental thing. Dora, Curious George, Blue, Fancy Nancy and even Mickey Mouse have all gone green.

We conquer the 5K -- with one pit stop

On Sunday, in the most perfect running weather possible, I finally tested my running (er, jogging) abilities on the actual Illinois Marathon 5K route.

Maybe Joe Biden is available...?

There won't be any Secret Service agents lurking at University High School's graduation next month. No presidential motorcades or hordes of photographers (aside from proud parents).