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...

 

Why one Chicago dad is throwing out his bath loofah

Prepared to be grossed out about what you might be using on your face and body. Read...

 

Chicago mom: Navigating the world of play dates

What is the correct protocol for your kid's play date? Jackie Berger ponders whether surveillance (and a beef sandwich) might be required at some point. Read...

 

The life of a lovie: Chicago mom is grateful for Duck Duck

Kari believes she owes a lot to a little piece of yellow cloth that has comforted her daughter for 2,000 days. Read...

 

Getting the most out of your kid's annual checkup

A child's annual school physical is often viewed as a routine part of the back-to-school regimen by parents. Make the appointment, show up, get the doctor's signature and check it off the lengthy list of to-dos. But, a pediatrician views it as much more than a quick touch-base to tick off a list of minimum health requirements. Read...

 
 
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Three photography techniques for Chicago parents to try today

Build your photo-taking confidence by practicing these fun techniques.  Read...

 

Bird watching takes flight in Chicago

The sun is shining (finally!) and the birds are chirping. Now's the time to get the family outside with some binoculars and a bird watching guide to learn a new hobby all ages can enjoy.  Read...

 

A healthier strawberry shortcake to remind you summer is coming

The kids will love you for making this yummy and healthier version of strawberry shortcake this weekend. Read...

 
 

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