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Beginning in February, families who visit The Magic house can take an overseas adventure in the museum's latest traveling exhibit Children's China: Culture, Character and Confucius.

Much of the conversation about teens, tweens and social media centers around keeping them safe from online predators and bullies, a valid concern for every parent. But what about teaching adolescents how to keep their own social media posts from becoming a hinderance to say, future job prospects, college admittance, or current and future friendships?

How do you keep your kids' current online life from hurting them once they're no longer in the daily-Instagram-selfie-and-Vine-share-with-my-friends stage?

Black Friday can take a lot out of a person. Corralled like rabid cattle in a crowded mall, a perfectly courteous mom can quickly morph into Maleficent as she battles her fellow shoppers for air and the last Vitamix on the shelves.

When I was a kid, Halloween was all about the candy. Sure, it was fun to pick out a costume and parade around the neighborhood incognito, but my favorite part of trick-or-treating was always the giant stash of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups awaiting me at evening’s end.

As I spent my high school years bussing tables at Bonanza, I fantasized about an after-school job that would challenge my mind in a way marrying ketchup bottles never could.


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