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Themed Restaurants Every Chicago Family Should Try

From rainforests to hot dogs, we’ve covered the themes that’ll speak to your kids.

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28 Phrases to Help Calm an Anxious Kid

Simple things like “let’s count to 20 together” are a huge help.

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37 Toys That Encourage Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusivity starts at a young age and these toys teach kids that we all have something important to contribute to our world.

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Why You’ll Love Imaginology Kids

Looking for a place to play, learn, explore and so much more? LA families love heading to Imaginology Kids to tap into their kiddos’ creativity and critical thinking skills. Located in the heart of Silverlake, this joyful, nurturing 3,600 square…

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Tips for Navigating Fireworks with Dogs

Kids (and kids at heart) all look forward to staying up late and watching fireworks over the summer. But dogs? Not so much. Those loud booms, pops and crackles are enough to make them beeline it for a spot under…

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15 Must-Try Adventures in the Sunshine State

While the Sunshine State is rightfully celebrated for its perfect weather and world-famous beaches and theme parks, Florida also has adventures off the beaten path. If your family loves the outdoors, check off some or all of these thrills from…

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A Letter to My Son Whose Sister Has Special Needs

“Thank you for loving her and trying to reach her even when she seemed unreachable, for never giving up, and for understanding that her brain worked differently and that it wasn’t her fault.”

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Incorporating Physical Therapy At Home When Covid Shuts It Down

Sometimes as a mother you instinctively know what is best for your child. Hopefully soon the world will return to normal, but until then, we will continue physical therapy at home.

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Trick or Street: Hot Hoods for Trick-or-Treating

Take your little goblins out to one of these treasured trick-or-treating hoods for some seriously amazing Halloween revelry.

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LA’s Best Family-Friendly Movie Theaters

Where little ones can see “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Disney classics and more on the big screen.

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Crowning Glory: Queens’ Best Indoor Play Spaces

Move over, Brooklyn! Queens is coming up behind you in the race for most family-friendly borough. Exhibit A: these spots for fun inside!

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7 Autism-Friendly Amusement Parks Everyone Will Love

These parks have stepped up to make sure all families can enjoy their hard-earned vacation.

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Confessions of an Exhausted Autism Mother: Here’s How I Make It Work

As a dedicated and exhausted mother, I want to share with you some of things that have helped.

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#ArmMeWithGames: 20 Games for Good During Scary Times

We asked leading game designers, researchers and educators for recommendations of games for young people growing up in the shadow of mass school shootings.

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All the New Amusement Park Rides Opening in 2019

Thrill-seeking families can stop looking for the latest attraction. We’ve found the coolest, most awesome rides making their debut next year.

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This Season’s New Holiday Hotness: Sensory-Friendly Santa Meet & Greets

Santa can be overwhelming no matter what, but these events are here to change that.

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PBS KIDS Live! Is Full STEAM Ahead with 100-City Tour Across the U.S.

STEAM is definitely the new educational hotness for kids.

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10 Times LEGO Blew Our Minds in 2017

From grand openings to major announcements and epic products, here are 10 reasons we love LEGO even more.

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Just Opened: The Wiggle Room

There’s a new indoor play space in NE Portland. It opened just in time for the cold, wet season. Read on to get all the details on The Wiggle Room.

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Wings for Autism: A Travel Program for Kids with Special Needs

If your vacation plans have you hitting the skies this summer, we’ve got the deets on a program that can help make flying a positive and safe experience for young travelers on the autism spectrum.

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19 Amazing Things to Do with Kids on the Spectrum

Check out these incredible LA outings and organizations for kids on the spectrum.

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Holiday Mayhem And Meltdowns Of Children On The Autism Spectrum: A Light Hearted

As the parent of two adult sons I have lived through the calamities, meltdowns, and mayhem that the holidays bestow with the occasional force of a tsunami on special needs families. With a mixture of Aspergers, A.D.D.H.D., Anxiety disorders, and…

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Explore the Unexpected in Chinatown

If dim sum is all that comes to mind when you think of Chinatown, it’s time for a trip to explore this historic, tasty, tantalizing and dare-we-say hip neighborhood with the whole family.

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10 Tips You Must Know for Navigating the Washington State Fair

Even if you love the Fair, facing crowds with little ones in tow might make you rethink your sanity. Never fear! We’ve put together a Survival Guide to make your trip easy peasy.

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The Eastside Montessori School

Peaceful Easy Feeling
Hectic schedules. Sensory overload. Too much screen time. Just when you think your little one is ready for school and the great big world out there, you realize that maybe, just maybe, he’ll thrive in an environment…

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