Kids & Family

The Boy Scouts of America announced Oct. 11 that it will allow girls to join for the first time in the organization’s more than 100-year history. Many are cheering the move as family-friendly, but it’s more complicated than that. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Angelique Thompson caters to both grownups and children with her professional face painting business. It all started with a Halloween party…. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Emphasis

See photos from the River Alliance of Wisconsin's 7th Annual Fools' Flotilla. more

Jun 12, 2017 4:31 PM Photo Galleries 1 Comments

“Young at Art” is an exciting exhibit of more than 170 original artworks from K-12 public school students. It’s at MMoCA through April 23. more

Mar 16, 2017 3:34 PM A & E

A.J. Carr lost a grandmother, uncle and cousin to violence in Chicago. The week before Christmas, he delivered a carload of presents to children whose families have suffered similar devastation. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM News


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Quiet Santa offers a serene meet-and-greet for kids with autism. The popularity of meeting Old Saint Nick has put the all-volunteer program near capacity. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

There’s cross-generational fun at east-side art school Bare Knuckle Arts. But youth classes and after-school workshops are the school’s bread and butter. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

Red Caboose, a downtown child care institution, is planning to leave its downtown location and build a new facility on the east side. What does this mean for child care downtown? more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM News


Jenny Peek

Summer means freedom, but also challenges for families trying to find structured learning opportunities for kids. A new partnership hopes to connect families with available programs. more

Jun 6, 2016 4:24 PM News


Joe Anderson

Most families adopt children with the best of intentions, but it’s a process that often leads to failure and “rehoming.” Four new state laws aim to offer more support, although some fear added regulations. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM News

Aspiring athletes may be tempted to specialize in one sport. But according to a UW expert, this is a terrible game plan for young kids. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM News

​UW Space Place gets kids doing hands-on projects with all branches of science, not just astronomy. more

Jan 14, 2016 5:00 AM News


Jelena Obradovic

The CenteringPregnancy program at UW Health uses a group setting to enhance prenatal care. And it extends to after birthing issues like parenting skills. more

Dec 10, 2015 5:00 AM Emphasis

WYOU’s “The Kitchen Krewe” series features Madison chef Barbara Wright and local families, cooking fresh and adventuresome. more

Oct 22, 2015 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Christopher Klinge

Screamin’ Acres, Haunted Barn, Wisconsin Scaryland and Schuster’s Haunted Forest: We review four of the creepiest local haunts more

Oct 15, 2015 10:00 AM A & E

Huckleberry & Persimmon is a new play and activity center offering options for families with children ages 1-5. more

Oct 9, 2015 2:00 PM Emphasis

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Allison Geyer

Amid the bustle of Madison’s urbanized east side, Starkweather Creek provides a refuge for those seeking solitude and connection to nature. more

Aug 14, 2015 11:00 PM Snapshot 1 Comments


Annie Sweers

​The Goodman Center has won plaudits for a youth sex ed program that emphasizes discussion over instruction. But the program is in jeopardy after the federal government cut funding. more

Aug 5, 2015 9:15 PM News 1 Comments

Madison’s Angela Richardson is the creator of these sock monsters/aliens/crazy animals, which kids make themselves. The next sock monster session is Aug. 18 at Pinney Library. more

Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM Emphasis


Anda Marie

Certified as a fertility awareness educator last year, Ashley Annis offers online and in-person classes. Most often, the women she advises are looking for a natural birth control option, but others are trying to conceive. more

Jul 9, 2015 9:30 AM Emphasis 1 Comments