Kids & Family

LIVING Picks: Week of September 21-27

LIVING Picks: Week of September 21-27

Food & Drink Edible native fruits and nuts Saturday, September 24 While exploring the Saunders-Monticello Trail, learn which berries, nuts and fruits are edible, as well as the history of these native foods and ways to prepare them. $18, 9:30-11:30am. Kemper Park, Thomas Jefferson Parkway. Nonprofit In the Pink tennis tournament Saturday, September 24 […]

Photo: Caleb Davis and Abe Granger

C-VILLE Family, er, Village is on stands now!

Naming your kid is a pretty big deal. If, as they grow up, you look at them and think, “Well, you’re not a D’Artagnan at all,” it’s fairly difficult to about-face. Publishing, on the other hand, isn’t like that. So when, as we were putting together this issue, we stumbled upon a moniker that communicated […]

David Shames' family held out until he was 14 to give him a cell phone, but he started lobbying for one at age 9. Photo: Ryan jones

Screen time: Should your kid have a cell phone?

Whether you’ve allowed your kids to have their own mobile device or you’re still deciding if you should, they’ve probably already asked for one. At least that’s what Allyson Shames says her oldest son, David, started doing before she finally caved. “He was making us Keynote presentations, justifying why he felt he needed one by […]