When’s the last time you went on a vacation and felt confident that you’d packed everything you needed? For some of us, travel means spending the first night away from home at a Walgreens or a Walmart, buying the sunscreen or flip-flops we should have put into our suitcases.
It’s a long holiday weekend, you guys! That means beach trips, mountain getaways, lakeside barbecues, and traffic headaches from Seattle to Orlando. Now, in my family we generally we decide to pack up right after Friday breakfast, but because we have two small kids and are fairly disorganized, we inevitably end up…
“Blinker fluid” is a joke as old as the car itself, used to catch people who aren’t mechanically inclined. It’s pretty funny, that is, until some doofus uses it to embarrass his own daughter on the internet. Way to reinforce every stereotype that will keep your own daughters from being taken seriously in the future,…
“I feel bad.”
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.
From the father of two kids and a guy who has crawled in the cargo holds of hundreds of planes, please take my advice —put your child's car seat or booster seat in a bag before it goes under the plane. If you knew the conditions down there, you'd understand and never again give it a second thought.
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.