Kids & Family

Madison Gildersleeve-Price, Maggie Matthews, and Elly and Abby Haden were among the members of an Albemarle High School Destination Imagination team that took fifth place in last spring's global competition. Photo: Steph Haden

World domination: Local Destination Imagination team goes global

They call themselves the Smartie-Nerds (a mash-up of the two candy names), and after placing fifth in the world at last spring’s Destination Imagination global competition at the University of Tennessee, nobody’s going to argue with them. “Them” is Madison Gildersleeve-Price, Abby and Elly Haden, Teresa Li, Maggie Matthews, Sarah Trotter, and Stacy Vitko, an […]

A kids "travel potty" is one of many, um, interesting parenting products available today. Photo: My Pee Pee Bottle

Shopping spree: What bizarre kids’ products are you missing out on?

If your baby has an iPotty (training potty with iPad attached, obviously), your toddler boys have portable urinals, and you and your daughter are currently wearing matching breastmilk-pendant necklaces, congratulations! You’re taking advantage of some of the completely absurd new and innovative parenting products available today. If you’re a slacker dark-ages parent like me, you […]