How Chicago kids can avoid summer brain drain

What are you doing to avoid the dreaded brain drain this summer? Erin has some suggestions.  Read...

 

A Chicago dad goes off the menu: Conquering McDonald's “Land, Sea, and Air Burger”

Matt Rocco is ashamed, very, very ashamed. At least his wife and daughter didn't witness his food fling. Read...

 

Chicago mom: Notice what is here. Appreciate what you have.

It takes a headache that lands her in bed for Cathy Adams to realize she needs to stop being so hard on herself and appreciate what she has and what she's done. Read...

 

Chicago mom, graduation and 8 movies that will make you ugly cry

Kari's daughter is graduating from 8th grade. In order to keep her composure, she's getting all her crying out now by re-watching all the movies that make her ugly cry.  Read...

 

The five essentials to selecting a pediatrician you can trust

Finding the right pediatrician can certainly cause anxiety for new (or expectant) parents. You want to find a doctor who is skilled and friendly, but what else should you look for?  Read...

 
 
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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...

 

Take a family trip to Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood

You don't have to be Swedish to find plenty of things for your family to do in Andersonville. Read...

 

A picture worth 10 cents: Comparing the quality of photo printing

Photography packages can be costly. Saving money on printing costs by turning to a big chain store over a professional is common, but is it the best option?  Read...

 

Summer childcare for Chicago tweens

In your eyes, your tween may not be old enough to stay home alone during the summer, but hiring a babysitter may not sit well with them. So what's a parent of a tween to do? Read...

 
 

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