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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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