Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

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.

Childhood transitions: A changing corner

Today marks a milestone for my 7-year-old daughter.

After months of anticipation, she’s taking her first piano lesson.

Family Picks: Boneyard Arts and more!

Whew! Prepare for the busiest weekend in months as C-U celebrates the Boneyard Arts Festival, Brain Awareness Day at the children’s museum and Moms Weekend on campus. Music, art, theater and science to boot!

Boneyard Arts Festival: Friday through Sunday, downtown Champaign, downtown Urbana and venues throughout the county. Most events free.

A kissable pig

You may remember the irrepressible Quinn from a column I wrote last August.

She’s a 6-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, and her mom, Leighann Calentine, writes the D-Mom Blog about living with the disease.

A very musical Family Picks

Spring is in full swing this weekend, with a downtown music festival, a fairy-tale ball, lots of musical theater and the United Way's "Ready, Set, Grow!" event to help kids get off to a great start. Take your pick!

Goldwassers celebrate a lifetime together - and more

To give you an idea how long Lizie and Ned Goldwasser have been married, consider this.

More from a remarkable couple

Trying to sum up the life of Ned and Lizie Goldwasser is one of the tougher assignments I’ve had as a reporter.

Music, medieval science and magic: Family Picks

Your kids can channel their inner Mad Scientist, do a little magic or create art with their ears. Plus, a premiere U.S. Air Force brass band performs — for free! It's all happenin' this weekend.


Houdini Hoopla! Magic show, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St., Tolono. Free.