Chicago's best beaches

Twenty-six miles long with 31 beaches, the Chicago lakefront has a spot that should fit every family. Here are our favorite beaches, just in time for the warm weather.  Read...

 

A family guide to Memorial Day in Chicago

Make Memorial Day about more than just a Monday off from school and work.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: What I learned about my tween after reading her bucket list

Shannan was surprised to discover her tween daughter had created a bucket list. She was even more surprised to find out what was on it.  Read...

 

Chicago moms turn heads in Radiant Orchid lip color

Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. Meredith shows you how to rock this bold shade.  Read...

 

Plant the seed: Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Laila is participating in Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day in hopes of showing her son how to balance the pressures of career and family. Read...

 

Chicago mom tells the story of her life, no one else's

Everyone feels envious at some point, but when Melissa does, she simply reminds herself that she is living her life, not anyone else's. And her life is just as special and important as anyone's.  Read...

 

Pinterest scavenger hunt saves the day in Chicago

A scavenger hunt can ramp up the fun when you have a group of kids to entertain. Read...

 

Chicago mom switches up school lunches

Heather's kids were tired of sandwiches in their lunch boxes. So what did this mom of picky eaters do? Gave them options!  Read...

 

Love notes to heaven: Chicago mom remembers her dad

Jennifer and her girls celebrate her late dad's birthday every year with a loving balloon send off. Read...

 
 

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