Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

A constant juggle


Like most freshmen, Stacey Kerwin came to the University of Illinois straight out of high school.

 For the first year or so she had the typical freshman experience. She took a full courseload, did homework with friends and, while not a “crazier partier,” she went out a lot.

Does frozen custard count as running fuel?

After a two-week layoff, my son and I resumed our training Sunday for the Illinois Marathon 5K.

Fairy tales and edible books: weekend Family Picks


Lots of family friendly events this weekend — from fairy tales to poisonous frogs to edible books — so let’s get right to it:

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.)