Play Summit encourages parents to let their children frolic

The Sacramento Play Summit is an annual one-day conference exploring the benefits of more playtime in children’s everyday lives.


Public invited to block party with Capital airshow pilots, crew

No word on whether a pilot will sing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, but aeronautic enthusiasts will have a chance to rub elbows with members of a Navy Blue Angels and other scores of other California Capital Airshow performers during a ‘Blue and Gold’ block party in midtown Friday in advance of the show.


Questions and answers about gender identity

Transgender is a term used for people who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth based on their genitalia. They might explain that they feel like a woman trapped in a man's body, or the opposite. Less than 1 percent of people or about 1 million Americans are believed to be transgender, although the figure is difficult to measure.


Give kayaking a try this fall

When fall hits are you ever bored and looking for something to do outside? If you are, maybe kayaking is the solution for you. Summer is over, but kayaking is an outdoor activity you still can do in the fall and have just as much fun.


Can a 74-year-old yogi with an aneurysm stand on her head?

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The room was buzzing with doctors, an ultrasound technologist and a yoga instructor. The two cardiologists were huddled in the center checking the heart rate and blood pressure. And there, against the wall near the door, the patient, Sally Mertens quietly stood on her head.


Parents @ Play: Games for one

Our mission here at Parents@Play is to bring you toys and games that parents and kids will enjoy doing together. But all of us need some me-time now and then. So what do you do when you're home alone and want a fun way to unwind, or when you're in the car and your child wants to play? Well, here are four engaging, entertaining, and mind-stretching games for solo players. Oh, and none of them are electronic in any way.


Tips: 3 features you need to know about iOS 10

The latest operating system for Apple's smartphone lineup is here, which means it is time to take a look at some hidden tips and features you might now know about. We've lined up three of our favorites, and some of the most useful we've come across.


Living with Children: Parental fork in the road

In the late 1960s, America came to a fork in the parenting road and took the road never traveled. My generation did what no generation in any culture at any time in history had ever done: we broke with the parenting traditions of our foremothers and forefathers. When the time came, we refused to take the well-worn parenting baton and carry it forward. And as poet Robert Frost foresaw, albeit upside-down, it has made all of the difference.


Lori Borgman: Getting burned and bummed on fall crafts

It's PSL season. You know what that is, right? Pumpkin spice latte. It's not just a drink, it is the official kickoff for fall - the ref's whistle signaling that it's time to break out the sweaters, boots, cider, pumpkins, candy corn and endless adorable crafts.


Navy VR simulator brings action to Capital Airshow

Guests are invited to drive a SEAL rescue mission in Navy virtual reality simulator at California Capital Airshow.
Ed Fletcher The Sacramento Bee
Navy VR simulator brings action to Capital Airshow 1:21

Navy VR simulator brings action to Capital Airshow

Public service announcement warns teens about 'sextortion' 2:13

Public service announcement warns teens about 'sextortion'

Woman once labeled 'world's worst mom' on social media says kids should be free to play 0:05

Woman once labeled 'world's worst mom' on social media says kids should be free to play

Chalk It Up gets creative on Sacramento sidewalks 0:54

Chalk It Up gets creative on Sacramento sidewalks