Category: Mini Motorheads

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...

Kids & Cars: What Will Gen Z Drive?

Kids & Cars. Who cares right? Just put ’em in the back seat, plug ’em into a device and hope they shut up. But kids know a lot more about cars than we give them credit for (see my Mini Motorhead Series).  This weekend, I went to the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica to ask kids which cars were cool, which cars weren’t and...

Mini Motorhead Of The Month: Matteo

Last weekend in Pebble Beach, I fell in love.  It’s kind of hard to talk about well, because I’m married, because I’m a mother and because there’s kind of a dramatic age difference.  He’s a little short, has a bit of trouble with the English language and likes to call me “Poop” but that only makes him even more irresistible.  Oh and he’s in preschool:...