It’s that time of year. Time to visit those weird, faraway relatives in weird, faraway places, where the Target and the Costco and the Whole Foods are all switched around. It’s time to roll down hundreds of miles of dear old Ike’s eight-lane American dream, leaving one suburban hellscape for another. It’s time for the…
I’m just old enough that me and my brother and sister had one solitary Game Boy for our family’s long road trips through the endless expanses of California’s ag land fields. Without it, I think we would have murdered each other.
Parenting: Here’s how it works in Florida.
Having a kid grants a parent powers that would have seemed unimaginable before. Specifically, you have constant access to an extremely gullible tiny person you can convince of almost anything. Should you? That's for each parent to decide, but the results can be fun. And maybe just a little cruel.
This is why you should avoid doing anything other than driving while you're actually driving. Especially turning around and filming your kid while they sing a silly little song, because then you get into a massive accident.
Let's be honest: "if you never go to sleep, Santa will never come" was about as convincing as "broccoli tastes good" or "you can't take a bunny to school" when you were a kid. One dad on the F1Technical.net forums has figured out the trick, though: make the bed look like a Mercedes W05 Formula One car.
The trend of Facebook-shaming moms continues! This time, it's a mom in Victorville, California who took to the social media site to publicly apologize for the shitty behavior of her son.
MAKE Magazine's Jeff Highsmith wanted to build his 4-year-old son an interactive model of an Apollo spacecraft. The result was the surprisingly complex play area seen here – but to really appreciate the thought and effort that went into this project, you really must watch the making-of video. Seriously, this'll blow…
As young parents, you want lots of space, good value and (if possible) some fun. With these ten cars, you can have it all.
Don't worry about these four kids riding in the trunk of this GM sedan. It's totally cool, you guys.
Here we see two people turning onto a major road on a scooter pulling a baby carriage behind them. Please tell me there's no baby in that baby carriage.
If Jalopnik were to start handing out Parent of the Year awards, Seattleites Holly Johnson and her husband would have to be the top choices. They found the solution to distracted driving that we have LITERALLY BEEN PREACHING FOR YEARS — they bought their teenager a car with a stick shift. Huzzah!
Paula Papen found her 8-year-old son using her iPad to mess around on eBay, so she did what any parent who doesn't mind scarring their children for life would do: She convinced him he'd accidentally purchased a $50,000 Ford Mustang and there was no way to cancel the sale.
A 34-year-old mother crashed her car into a Houston Metro bus on Friday with her three kids in the car. She left them in the wreck, not to get help, but to get an ice cream at a nearby CVS. Then she started stripping.
The death of children left locked inside cars is almost unbearably tragic. Leave a skeleton in a child seat in the back of your car so your neighborhood's hipster parents never forget about their kids' safety.
Being overshadowed by a minivan in the eyes of one's father would wound the pride of even the strongest of men. Sadly, such is the lot of Anthony Roho, who's been forced to compete with a Nissan Quest for his father's affections—and for far too long, it seems.
A Nevada woman, Misty (of course) McCollister, has pleaded guilty to attempted child abuse after putting her 12-year-old in her lap and telling him to drive her home. And the story gets worse.
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant took custody of a child after her mother slapped her because the girl wouldn't stop crying. God, what is going on with flights these days? It's like the Wild West out there!
Helicopter parents rejoice! The Tiwi Blackbox is on the scene to prevent hoonage of any sort. The Tiwi monitors the speed of the vehicle in which it is installed; if the driver exceeds a pre-set speed threshold, it will issue a verbal warning to slow down. If your little hooligan continues to exceed the speed limit,…
Man, San Bernardino really is crap. Now we're not opposed to a bit of strong discipline on the part of parents. Yes, like any left-loathing lefty, we find the hippie self-esteem stuff annoying. But that said, Michelle Groh-Gordy, a columnist for the San Bernardino County Sun seems to take pleasure in crushing the…