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...

 

Three Chicagoland play places with a bigger purpose

Sure, we like taking our kids to indoor play centers when the weather outside is dreary. But here are three places to visit when you want a purpose to your play. Read...

 

Chicago moms dish on the unspoken surprises and realities of childbirth

We all know childbirth is worth every minute of labor and pain--after all, look at the great prize we get when it's over. What moms don't often know are the gritty details of how their body will feel and change during and after childbirth. Read...

 

Chicago mom meal challenge: Tackling Pinterest-inspired recipes

Sara challenged herself to make some of the delicious-looking recipes she pins on Pinterest for her family. See how they turned out! Read...

 

Goodman Theatre's "The White Snake" enchants: A must-see love story

The two thousand year-old legend of The White Snake is a love story for the ages, and perfect for date night.  Read...

 

A healthier dessert for Chicago families rain or shine

Mandy and her daughter made a traditional strawberry crumble healthier with a few simple changes. Read...

 

Affordable apps make a Chicago parent's life easier

Busy parents can get some help just by downloading these apps. Read...

 

Should kids use e-readers in bed?

It's not always safe for kids to bring an e-reader to bed--and here's why. Read...

 
 

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