Postcards from the road

Teddy made this lobster using only found materials

Maine with kids: A visit to Portland

We're in Vermont (and very excited for a trip to the Basin Harbor Club this weekend) but I wanted to share a quick photo postcard of our trip to Maine earlier this week. We spent a few days in and around Portland, which is where my father grew up and …

Tommy loved lying on a bed of nails at Discovery World in Milwaukee so much that I'm thinking I need to get him new bedroom furniture

What you can learn in a Milwaukee museum

We learned so many things on our recent free visit to Discovery World. This is a Milwaukee museum that is to museums what TED talks are to discourse - a place where big ideas about technology, education, design, science, art, music, and nature meet …

There's also a picture of Will Farrell sitting in this same chair

Mader’s: A Milwaukee restaurant worth its weight in pretzels

I’m going to be unabashed here folks: I love Milwaukee. I love the Milwaukee vibe, both easygoing and friendly. I love the Milwaukee landscape – huge lake, post-industrial scars worn proudly, river for kayaking and strolling along, Third Ward full of …

Given my fear of flying, I'm glad these weren't the planes I had to ride to Wisconsin!

A postcard from the Air and Space Museum

  The National Air and Space Museum may be the perfect destination for a family that's about to get on a plane. At least that's what I thought when I decided to tack a quick day trip to Washington, DC onto our weeklong Wisconsin vacation. …

Vermont with kids: Water play at the Montshire Museum of Science

Vermont with kids: Water play at the Montshire Musem of Science

Please click on photo to see a full-size version. Much of our time in Vermont with kids is spent outside in nature swimming in rivers and lakes, hiking up mountains, or biking along dirt roads. But sometimes in August it gets a little hot and muggy …