Chicago dad realizes he must change his life or die

Jack O'Donnell knew his life needed to change. It was realizing he was slowly killing himself and might not be around to see his children grow up that finally got him moving--literally. Read...

 

Five summer hazards to remember for a safe Fourth of July

Brush up on these safety tips to ensure a fun and memorable Fourth of July celebration.  Read...

 
 
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Chicago families can see Chinese warriors and endangered apes in Indianapolis

Just a short trip from Chicago is the amazing new International Orangutan Center and ancient terra cotta warriors from China. Read...

 

Yummy cookies make a fun play date activity for Chicago kids

When it's rainy outside and the kids are stuck inside, bake up a little sun with these gluten-free cookies. Read...

 

Families can enjoy the comforts of home at Chicago's The Guesthouse Hotel

Live like a local in this charming Andersonville hotel that's tailor-made for families.  Read...

 

Embrace change: Chicago mom throws out predictability

After finding herself stuck in a cycle of practicality and predictability, Sara decided to shake up her life, and she's all the happier for it.  Read...

 

Chicago moms with large families give tips on getting family life in order

Think you'll never get organized? We've got some great ideas to start getting your crazy life in order. Read...

 

Chicago mom: Parenthood, like running a race, is over in the blink of an eye

It's been four years and four pregnancies since Melissa trained for marathons. She is starting to train again and had an aha moment as she hit the pavement. Read...

 

Eight ways to beat summer boredom with fun activities from Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

When the "I'm bored!" complaints start, head to MSI's Pinterest page for fun ideas. Who knows, you might even create the next great scientist. Read...

 
 

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