Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

It's all happenin' at the Urbana Market!

URBANA — Pesky rains may postpone its debut, but the popular “Sprouts at the Market” is scheduled to return to the the Urbana farmers market on Saturday, along with a bicycle safety rodeo for kids.

Family Picks: It feels like summer edition

The big event this weekend is the University of Illinois Commencement, of course, but if your kids don’t feel like sitting through a graduation ceremony you can listen to music, watch a rocket launch or get outside to run, play or canoe!

Diary of a sixth-grader

The questions from my fifth-grader started coming fast and furious the other day:

“Mom, what classes will we have in middle school?”

“Do we take our backpacks into class with us?”

“Will I still bring my lunch?”

Baseball or ballet? It's Mom's Pick!

Marathon Family Picks

Dream job: princess or scientist?

When my kids were very young, they had big dreams.

My son wanted to be a baseball player. Or a basketball player, depending on the season.

My daughter was an interesting mix. Her choices ranged from ballerina-princess to machine-maker.

A Family Picks Egg-stravaganza (plus free football)

We’ve got an egg-stra big weekend of activities, with more Easter egg hunts than you can possibly attend. Plus Thomas the Tank Engine, “Toy Story” and (free!) Illini spring football. So get hoppin’!

Let’s start with the egg hunts:

Eggstravaganza! 11 a.m. Saturday, West Side Park, Champaign. Free.

Family Picks: Easter preview

Lots of things to celebrate this weekend — healthy kids, an arts festival and Easter egg hunts galore around the area. Here comes Peter Cottontail....

Want to disconnect? Tales from the front

Tuesday's Are WeThere Yet? column about a family who went without television for six months inspired other readers to weigh in on their experience without technology.

No TV - or Wii or Facebook - for a year?

Every year, the approach of Turnoff Week (aka Screen-Free Week or No TV Week) is met with grumbling in our household. And the kids don’t like it either.