Melita Schuessler

A 2003 survey conducted to find out more about kids' attitudes to eating out revealed that nearly 90 percent of families with children dine in restaurants at least once a month and 44 percent try their luck on a weekly basis. Then why does the whole process continue to seem so complicated? Some smart choices, reinforcing good manners and maintaining realistic expectations will help make these family forays satisfying experiences for everyone involved. more

Oct 5, 2006 4:26 PM Isthmus Parents

Among parents, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the best playground is the one that's just a hop, skip and a jump away. But when you can't face setting out for same old patch of pea gravel, it's time to look beyond your neighborhood. more

Jun 2, 2006 6:58 PM Isthmus Parents