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Publisher's Note

Attitude is Everything

Why Parental Involvement and a Positive Attitude Matter

I am a big fan of Indianapolis Star writer, Matthew Tully. He has a passion for kids and education and so do I....more»

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Local News

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailing Announce "The Barnum Award Program" to Kids 6-14 Who Are Making a Difference in Indianapolis In honor of one of the founders of The Greatest Show On Earth®, Ringling Bros....more»

Indy Parks

Fall into Fun with Indy Parks

Halloween Haunts and Autumn Activities

Stow away your swimsuits and beach towels, it's time to feel the crisp, cool air on your cheeks and hear the crunch of leaves beneath your feet....more»

Indianapolis Zoo

Spooky Activities Abound at the Indianapolis Zoo

Halloween ZooBoo Promises Fun for All Ages

Every October, the Indianapolis Zoo features a wonderful family-friendly event that is second only to Christmas at the Zoo in terms of popularity....more»

Arts and Enrichment

Raising Scientists

Indiana Adventures to Explore the Wonders of Science

Children are born adventurers. The two-year-old in the high chair is reenacting Galileo's famous drop of the cannon ball and the feather from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to see what will hit the ground first....more»

Museum Note

Have a Bone-Shaking Time in Skeletown

Children's Museum Celebrates 47 Years of Spooktaculous Fun

It's that bewitching time of year again at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis—time for the annual Haunted House....more»

Family Fun in Indy

Trees in the Limelight for Fall Fun

Take the Time to Enjoy the Beauty of Fall

It's show time! From bright yellow to fiery red, leaves are lighting up the trees throughout Central Indiana. ...more»

Pediatric Health

Heart Screenings for Young Athletes

An Simple Precaution with Lifesaving Implications

It seems unthinkable: A healthy-looking young athlete suddenly dies during practice or competition. Even though these shocking deaths make headlines, the incidents are fairly rare....more»

Mommy Magic

Halloween Isn't Just for Kids

Adventures in Costume-land

Halloween is closing in and will be here before we know it. As moms, you know that Halloween costumes are a big deal....more»

Eco-Mod Mom

Fall Food, Fun and Flair

Your Resident eco-Mod Mom's Must-Have List for Fall

Girly Fall Must Haves These are a few of our favorite things… LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: "Home Sweet Hoot" Scrabble Tile Pendant Visit this local artisan's Web site to read her blog or see how she transforms Scrabble Tiles into her signature pendants....more»

Pediatric Health

Trick or Treat Your Way to a Safe Halloween

16 Tips to Prevent Typical Halloween Injuries

When your little ghosts and goblins head out on Halloween, don't let preventable accidents and injuries haunt you....more»

Women's Health

The Skinny on Your Health

How Your Skin Explains Overall Health

Are you getting enough water? How about antioxidants? Had too much sun exposure? You can get answers to all of these questions simply by examining your skin....more»

Dear Teacher

Adjusting to Kindergarten, Appropriate Reading Levels, Getting Enough Sleep and Understanding School Vision Screening

Your Questions of Teachers Answered

Poor Adjustment to Kindergarten Question: Since school started, it's been a daily battle to get my kid off to kindergarten....more»
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