Puppet bike pedals fun on Chicago streets

If you see a bike with a colorful, tiny theater attached to the back on the streets of Chicago, make sure you stop to watch the show. Read...

 

A family guide to Memorial Day in Chicago

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

 

Camp in a real tree house in southern Illinois

Camping in the new treehouses in Shawnee National Forest lets families camp without losing the luxuries. Read...

 

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

Ever wonder what goes on behind the exhibits at MSI? Here's your chance to take a peek. Read...

 

Ditch the kids and bond through beading at Chicago boutique

Even if you aren't crafty, it's easy to have a girls' night out making necklaces and bracelets at One Strange Bird in Chicago. Read...

 

5 restaurants that have the best barbecue in Chicago

You don't have to travel south to find some great barbecue--Chicago has a few spots you don't want to miss. Check out five of our faves. Read...

 

Shortcut or short-change on your child’s health?

When your child is sick, retail-based clinics (RBCs), similar to those you would find in the larger drugstore chains, are a tempting option because they seem accessible, inexpensive and trustworthy. But are they the best option? Read...

 
 
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9 ways to survive your baby’s first birthday party

Next to the birth of a child, one of the most highly anticipated events on a family’s calendar is a child’s first birthday. Here are 9 ways to get the most out of yours.  Read...

 

When your child says he wants to die

The February hanging death of 10-year-old Aquan Lewis of Evanston, which, as of this writing, is officially ruled a suicide,  Read...

 
 

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