Milwaukee Bicycle Collective gives away 15 new youth bikes
The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective is currently overhauling its youth program, and to celebrate it is giving away 15 brand new bikes thanks to help from Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Miracle on Canal Street and OnMilwaukee.com.
Five books I couldn't wait to read to my kids
When my kids were babies, I couldn't wait for them to be old enough to share books that were my childhood favorites.
Packers' Jennings and Omanhene establish scholarship program
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is teaming up with Milwaukee's Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company to provide study abroad scholarships to underprivileged youth.
Mayfair Mall celebrates schools this weekend
Mayfair Mall will host a pep rally and showcase for area schools to help raise funds and awareness for their K-12 programs Oct. 13 and 14.
An inside look at upcoming "How To Train Your Dragon Live"
The "How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" swoops into Milwaukee from Thursday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Did your kid love this movie?
Saturday summit explains what Montessori education looks like
What does a Montessori education really look like? Prospective parents, prospective teachers, current Montessori families, the media and community members who want to learn more are invited to take a look as MPS - which operates the largest collection of public Montessori schools in the U.S. - hosts a Montessori Summit on Saturday, Oct. 6. Admission is free.
MPS senior brings original music to MAM
Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School senior Derrick Hahn and the Reagan Concert Band will perform Hahn's "A New Rising Dawn" Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Johnson Controls and Sonic help MPS get ahead
Milwaukee Public Schools are starting the new school year with a boost from the business community.
In yo' face, infertility
I was told, repeatedly, that I wasn't a candidate for conception, so you can imagine my surprise when two pink lines appeared on the white stick.
Bike Federation pushes pedaling to school
Next week is International Walk to School Day and in preparation, I heard a Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin representative pitch the Safe Routes to Schools program.
Five retro toys every kid must have
The lists of hot holiday toys for 2012 came out with a vengeance this week but I'm a firm believer that some of the classic toys we grew up with are still the best, along with the large cardboard box which is still a kid favorite.
Nothing is impossible
The day started out like any other. And then my email notification popped up. Team Paxton began that day, and now we want you to join the fight.
Alverno recognized as one of "America's Best Colleges"
U.S. News & World Report's 2013 America's Best Colleges guidebook has recognized Alverno College one of the Midwest's top four schools for its "strong commitment to teaching."
Registration is open for Danceworks School Day Off Workshops
Danceworks is giving kids a creative boost once again during this year's Danceworks School Day Off Workshops.
Nature hangs a perfect pitch for rain garden ribbon cutting
When I talked to the principal at Maryland Avenue Montessori School this morning, we agreed it's a great day for the ribbon cutting ceremony on the MPS school's new rain garden. There was a light drizzle and the show would go on.
"Reel Movies for Real Needs" takes the stress out of family movie-going
Marcus Theatres has teamed up with Variety - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin and Best Buddies Wisconsin to present "Reel Movies for Real Needs," a family-friendly movie series geared toward families with special-needs children.
A few good seats still available at MacDowell Montessori
Today, I visited the former Juneau High School on 64th and Mount Vernon (sorta midway between Maxie's Southern Comfort and Balistreri's Bluemound Inn, for you dining fans out there), and got a tour from the K3-12 school's principal Andrea Corona. I was surprised to hear that there are still seats available, just a week before the first day of school.
Fare thee well, Roseann
As Milwaukee Public Schools' communications director Roseann St. Aubin announces her departure, we offer a fond farewell.
Five reasons why you should judge me as a parent
So here ya go: five things I have done that will hopefully make my kids funny someday and will allow you to feel better about your parenting pitfalls. Grab a drink that's way healthier than the whiskey tonic I'm currently slurping down and judge away.
Panera Bread locations host "Lemon-Aid" stands for Make-A-Wish
Quench your thirst and help raise money for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin at Milwaukee-area Panera Bread locations this Saturday and Sunday.
Join Manilow in boosting MPS music programs
Barry Manilow is donating a musical instrument to Milwaukee Public Schools, and he's offering free tickets to his Aug. 4 show to anyone who does the same.
Milwaukee Public Schools: Vested in Montessori Education
MPS is making Montessori education public; accessible to everyone. MPS has been offering Montessori education since the mid-1970s. We are expanding this year by growing MacDowell at Juneau Campus and opening a new school in the old Tippecanoe building.
GE Girls at MSOE kicks off a week of tailored learning
GE Healthcare and Milwaukee School of Engineering have teamed up to provide Milwaukee middle school girls with a week-long workshop focused on science, technology, engineering and math starting Monday, July 16.
Sleep under the stars at Miller Park's "Field of Sweet Dreams"
Brewers fans of all ages can sleep under the stars on the field of Miller Park as the stadium hosts its fourth annual "Field of Sweet Dreams" slumber party Saturday, Aug. 25.
Family date night: the drive-in
I've found that one of the coolest parts about having a child is that you can relive your own childhood memories through their eyes. Earlier this summer, for example, I took my daughter strawberry picking for the first time. Saturday night, we went to her first drive-in movie.