Kids & Family

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


Catherine Lazure

One thing we took for granted was that Mallory was going to breastfeed. We were both big proponents of the health benefits and didn’t want to spend the money on formula. Breastfeeding is natural, so we assumed it was going to be easy. more

Jul 3, 2015 8:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories