Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Live from Augusta National ...gift shop

Guess who showed up on my caller ID Wednesday morning? Augusta National.

Baby board books recalled

If it seems like this has been a busy year for baby-product recalls, you're right.

Get ready for 'Ready. Set. Grow!'

Babies are sponges.

Their developing brains soak up knowledge at an incredible rate, and studies show what they learn in the first nine months affects the rest of their lives.

Resource fair to feature summer camps for kids

If you’re already in panic mode about what to do with the kids this summer, this event is for you.

Everything you’ve wanted to know about Champaign-Urbana summer camps will be available at a “Summer Enrichment Extravaganza” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Urbana Middle School, 1201 S. Vine St., U.

Easter eggs do not belong in Fido's bowl

I know you were considering this, so here’s a safety tip.

Don’t hide Easter eggs in light sockets. Or poison ivy. Or a squirrel's nest.

Those are among the Easter safety tips in a recent news release from “Mr. No-No,” aka Scott Cirillo, a teacher, father of four and child safety advocate in Hollywood, Calif.

Egg-citing events!

Looking for some fun things to do with the kids this weekend?

It’s all about eggs.

You can attend an “Eggstravaganza” — or Eggs-travaganza or Egg-travaganza, depending on where you go — to hunt or color eggs at several different events Friday and Saturday.

On the air

This is no joke: I’ll be on WDWS radio at 4:50 p.m. today to talk about the “Are We There Yet?” column/blog and fun family things to do this weekend.

Hint: they mostly involve eggs. (I'll post the events in a bit.)

Last day for kindergarten registration

Attention parents of 5-year-olds in Champaign: today is the last day of kindergarten registration under Unit 4's controlled-choice system.

Registration will continue until 4:30 p.m. at the Family Information Center, 405 E. Clark St., C.

Director Hattie Paulk said traffic was fairly steady this morning with families who "realize it's the last day." Close to 600 children have registered for kindergarten so far this month, though she didn't have an exact count.

The lunchmeat dilemma

The news hit us like a ton of sausage.

A recent study compiled by Harvard researchers found that eating processed meats, including lunchmeat, greatly increases your risk for heart disease and diabetes. http://bit.ly/bl0Awu

This throws a wrench in our school lunch prep. Not for my son, who has taken a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich to school every day since kindergarten. He is in fourth grade. We’re now approaching the 900-PB&J sandwich threshold.

Countdown to the 5K: Part 2

The children are leaving me in the dust.

In my first report on our training for the upcoming 5K race at the Illinois Marathon, we had achieved a new milestone: 2.4 miles, four-fifths of the way to our 3 mile goal.