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...

 

"All Joy and No Fun," the next book Chicago parents should read

Let's face it, sometimes parenting can be all joy and no fun. And Rebecca found a book that perfectly describes that paradox. Read...

 

Post Mother’s Day reflection: All in a day's work for one Chicago mom

Motherhood isn't perfect, and by default, sometimes Mother's Day isn't either. But Erin wouldn't want it any other way.  Read...

 

The five jerky preschoolers you meet on Chicago playgrounds

Now that the weather is warmer and the kids are eager to hit the playground, White Dad Problems Co-host Matt Rocco has some advice for parents of toddlers. Read...

 

Fussy Baby Network in Chicago ready to assist new parents

Help is just a phone call away for parents of fussy babies. Read...

 

A Chicago mom's adventure in learning how to swim

Jackie has been afraid of swimming for as long as she can remember, which drives her even more to make sure her sons know how to be safe in the water.  Read...

 

Kari and the fan: How to fall asleep when you're a Chicago mom

Put those fancy white noise machines aside. All Kari needs to fall asleep is a good, old-fashioned fan.  Read...

 

Surprising insight on summer safety risks in Chicago

Our kids have been cooped up for months enduring one of the coldest winters on record. The idea of jumping on their bikes, scooters or skateboards to feel the warmth of the sunshine, catch the breeze in their hair and release that restless energy may be all too tempting to resist. But before you let them ride off take a look at this advice from a Chicago pediatrician on keeping them safe this summer. Read...

 
 
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