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Give Back Mondays at Ruth's Chris Steak House

Enjoy an evening at Ruth's Chris Steak House while supporting an excellent Indiana charity. Each Monday, you will have the opportunity to purchase one featured menu item (such as lobster voodoo appetizer) and 10% of your purchase will be given to the Indiana Children's Wish Fund....more»

Indy Parks

Splashing and Dancing at Indy Parks

Summer activities for the kids

As the end of school arrives and the summer sun begins to shine, many of us will be looking for activities that both the kids and adults can enjoy....more»

News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Kids Bowl Free this Summer! This summer, Kids can bowl for FREE at local Indianapolis bowling centers....more»

Summer Fun Without the Sun

Family friendly things to do to beat the summer heat

We've weathered the ice and snow of winter, the torrential rains of spring, and just when it seemed we would never get outside again, summer and all its glorious sunshine has arrived! Indianapolis is home to countless outdoor entertainment options and green spaces to run and play, but there will inevitably be those days when your children's skin begins to look just a little too pink and you're bombarded with chants of, "It's just too hot…" and it is time to head back indoors....more»

Backyard Safety

Tips from Recreation Unlimited

It's time to pump up the basketball balls, clean off the playground equipment and get ready for the backyard play days to begin....more»

Publisher's Note

School is Out for the Summer

It's our turn to have fun and educate our own children

By now, you probably have your children's schedules for camps and summer activities organized. The opportunities children in Indianapolis have to expand their horizons over the summer are endless....more»

Special Needs Awareness

June 2011 Special Needs Calendar

Check out what's happening in Indianapolis this month for the special needs community... What: My Child Has Special Needs: Now What?, lecture When: Thurs....more»

Celebrate Father's Day

Local outings for you and your family

Father's Day is right around the corner and it's time to start thinking about how we are going to play tribute to the special men in our lives....more»


Conner Prairie's Civil War Exhibit

1863 Civil War Journey; Raid on Indiana

A leader in transforming the way museums approach guest encounters, Conner Prairie's incredible one-of-a-kind new outdoor experience, 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, utilizes interpretive technologies and techniques to immerse guests in a pivotal moment during the only Civil War battle on Indiana's soil....more»

Financial Literacy for Kids

Teaching your children how to save money

With the kids home for the summer, chances are you're going to hear a lot of requests for money. From movies to summer festivals, your child's social life might leave you feeling like an ATM, but it's never too early (or too late) to put a stop to the idea that you're a cash cow and give your kids financial lessons that will last a lifetime....more»

Special Needs Awareness

Top 10 Ways of Introducing New Foods to Kids with Autism

1. Involve kids in meal planning and preparation at the store and in the kitchen In order to get an entire family onboard with trying new foods for healthy eating changes, parents need to involve children in going to the market to help select food....more»

Special Needs

Safety for Kids with Special Needs

How to play it safe and why

With June being National Safety Month for children, the first words that come to mind are "Hold on tight!" That call must have rang across California and Indiana playgrounds literally a million times before my kids each reached age 5....more»

Special Needs Awareness

Sensory Issues and Food for Children with Autism

Making sense of holistic and traditional methods


Museum Note

Experience the World of Archaeology at The Children's Museum

Dig into the Past in National Geographic Treasures of the Earth

This summer, explorers of all ages will get a chance to dig into the past in the newest permanent exhibit opening at The Children's Museum: National Geographic Treasures of the Earth! In this exhibit your family will experience the world of archaeology and learn how it helps us piece together stories of the past by uncovering, investigating, interpreting and preserving what people leave behind....more»

Summer Safety

Keeping children safe during summer play

School is out, the sun is high in the sky and the kids are ready to take on summer! To children, summer means playgrounds, swimming and fun in the sun....more»

Indy on a Budget

Dining on a Dime

Ways to save money when dining out

It's the middle of the week and you're juggling the kids, work, laundry, the new puppy, and the kids' summer schedules....more»

Mommy Magic

Teaching Your Kids to Give Back to the Community

National Fourth of July Stand Day

Summer is finally here! If you are like me, you were so happy to pack up all the snow boots, coats and winter gear....more»


Get the Inside Story About Toys This Summer

The WonderLab Museum's new exhibit

What makes Elmo® dance, and how does the Etch A Sketch® work? Have a hands-on experience discovering the combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits inside many of your favorite toys and games this summer at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington, Ind....more»

The Magic of Summer Camp

The reasons behind the magic

Why are people so loyal to their sleep away camps? What exactly happens at camp that makes people rhapsodize about the experience 30 or 40 years later? Whenever I tell people that I am curious about the camp experience, the stories start to pour out....more»

Pediatric Health

Hitting Pain Head-on

Relief is within reach for children and teens suffering from headaches

Migraines and other headaches aren't just for grown-ups. Up to 8 percent of children will experience a headache by the tender age of 3....more»

Dear Teacher

Your Questions of Teachers-Answered

Finding a New School in Another State Question: We are looking to relocate to a new state on the East Coast....more»

Pediatric Health

Making the Summer a Safe One

Common summer injuries to avoid

Race for a Cure
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