Category: Mini Motorheads

Mini Motorhead: Josephine Perez, Kart Racer

I’ve got a mom crush. It’s real. It’s serious. It’s undeniable.  The object of my affection is this little princess named Josephine. Adorable right? Well she’s about to get a lot cuter, because most of the time when I get news about Josephine, she’s doing this: and this: That’s right. This 5 year old wunderkind is a kart racer.  I know what you’re thinking, Oh...

5 Cars Freya Is Into & Why You Should Care

This is Freya, my 10 year old daughter: I know what you’re thinking 1) OMG, she’s adorable. Thanks, I know.. 2) This seems like nepotism. You betcha! It’s a great American past time;  I’m just being patriotic. & 3) This doesn’t seem relevant. Not what you expect from a first class automotive journalist like myself.  (insert laugh track)  But listen people, this young lady is our future....

Best Reader Photos Of 2016 (slideshow)

Nothing makes me happier than people sending me their car photos.  Especially because most come from the people who say they’re “not a car person.”  Okey dokey… This year, the photos came from all over the country and over the world– Italy, Australia, England & Japan, among others.  I also noticed more and more kids sending me photos from their smart phones, which I consider...

Test Drive Tuesday: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica by A Real Kid

I recently spent a week driving the embarrassingly enjoyable Chrysler Pacifica mini van with my family.  As much as I really liked it, no one had a better time with this vehicle than my 9 year old daughter, Freya, who was furious when we had to give it back. Here she is telling you all about it in her own words:   But the Chrysler...

5 Cool Car Things To Do With LA Kids

School’s out, for..winter?  Yeah, as all LA Unified parents are deftly aware, LA Kids will be on the loose in our fair city for 3 chaos filled weeks beginning today!  I can hear the Merlot pouring from here. But don’t panic people, Mama’s got 5 amazeballs solutions to keep your little people outta your hair and away from their iPads. Caution: they may even learn...

Petersen Automotive Museum + Kids + Mama

I recently took 4 kids: 3 boys and one girl to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.  We were there to answer the following burning questions: *can kids truly be entertained at a museum? *will the partnership between Pixar & the Petersen fly with the little monsters? *is the Petersen’s remodel a hit or miss with the kids? *can Mama handle an entire day...