Pete Gilbert

How to B.S. your way through a bedtime story

"Reading a story to your child is one of parenting's most wonderful blah, blah, blah...whatever." Many times I don't mind reading bedtime stories to my kids, but occasionally I despise it. My kids asking (telling) me to read them a...

Last chance to see Sacred Journeys at The Children’s Museum

Time is running out for your chance to see some rare historical artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. On February 21, the acclaimed National Geographic Sacred Journeys exhibit closes for good. Sacred Journeys is a great exhibit for kids, teens...

Five Snow-Ready Kid Tips

For parents, getting kids ready to go play in the snow is no fun at all. Here are a few ideas that will make it slightly less painful than frostbite. 1. The coat flip. This was a trick taught to...

The “Thank You” Note

This past Christmas season, the five of us spent extended periods of time with family over the holidays. We got to see all sorts of our favorite people, including: parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. A few days...

Five Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

Now that the holidays are over, the relatives have left the building, my wife’s going back to working five-day weeks, and my kids are going back to school, it’s time to get back to regular eating routines that involve...

Should kids pay back parents for the costs of raising them?

  "Congrats! You owe me one million dollars." These were the words, from a mother to her son, the day he was chosen in the first round of the NFL draft, all but guaranteeing him millions from his signing bonus and...

The girl that defines #kindawesome…

It was a cold November morning, one of the first really cold days this winter. The biting wind made it seem even colder. As I stood in the grocery store parking lot, loading my groceries into my van, I...

It’s time for… Jolly Days at The Children’s Museum

 We'd just parked Hot Wheels (my minivan) at the Children's Museum and were headed in to see Santa at Jolly Days at the Children's Museum. I knew we were cutting it close to his arrival via Indy Car, but when you...

The Great Pet Sitting Debacle of 1988

Last week First Born pet sat for the first time. She was in charge of feeding the neighbor's fish. Which really meant, I was partially in charge of feeding the neighbor's fish with her. She's a tough negotiater, when our neighbor...

Don’t believe a word she says.

When First Born was three, her teacher asked me if we were planning a trip to Africa. The teacher said all First Born talked about was this upcoming trip to Africa and how excited she was. When First Born was...

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