Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

If you build it: Family Picks

What child doesn’t love an opportunity to use a hammer – with permission?

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum will host its 18th annual Kids Building Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, a free event with activities for the whole family.

Library self-checkout, revised edition

Self-checkout and I are not good friends.

I try not to be a techno-phobe, but after a long trek through the grocery store with two kids in tow, I’m ready for someone else to do the math.

So when the new Champaign Public Library opened in 2008 with a new self-checkout system, I was dubious but willing to give it a try.

The motherhood dream

Lately I haven't been the best mother in the world.


Life feels so busy that I find myself being short-tempered for no apparent reason, hurrying my children to do something every minute of the day.


How popular is your baby's name? Check the 2009 list

If you named your baby Cullen or Maliyah (sound familiar?) in 2009, you're part of a trend.

Those were the fastest-rising boy and girl names, respectively, on the Social Security Adminstration's annual list, released Friday.

Family Picks — Mother’s Day edition

Looking for ways to celebrate Mother’s Day? Plenty to choose from in our Family Picks this weekend.

Treat mom to a fun movie — and help a baby

All those delightful moments of a baby's first year --the first smile, splashing in the bath, crawling at breakneck speed -- are captured in a new movie called "Babies."

Racing against time

I had several goals in Saturday's Illinois Marathon 5K, and luckily none of them involved going really fast.

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.