The calm before the back-to-school storm in Chicago

Instead of stressing about all of the things that need to be done before the kids head back to school, Erin is choosing to savor the last few days of summer instead.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: I was almost mugged

This mom notices that more people are looking down, rather than up. Herself included. Now she promises to be more aware of her surroundings. Read...

 

Cuddly beats cooking in Chicago mom's house

Marianne Walsh finds an old research study gives her new insight into her role as the terrycloth monkey mother to her boys. Read...

 

Chicago mom confession: My teen has scoliosis

When her daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis, Kari had all kinds of fears; until her daughter's bravery inspired her to face them head on.  Read...

 

The Toy Fairy: A frustrated Chicago mom's best friend

Got rid of your child's favorite (and most annoying) toy? Blame the Toy Fairy.  Read...

 

Tips on dealing with seasonal allergies

Fall in northern Illinois can be a glorious time. But for children who suffer from seasonal allergies, fall fun can come at a pretty miserable price. Read...

 
 
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Nurse-shaming: Chicago dad responds to breastfeeding blog post

A simple opinion or nurse-shaming? A fellow Chicago dad responds to recent blog post, "Cover up: A Chicago dad's feelings on open air breastfeeding." Read...

 

Beyond Indy: Chicago family visits Hamilton County, Indiana

A half and hour North of the Racing capital of the world is a surprisingly fun getaway for Chicago families.  Read...

 

Back to school prep classes made easy for Chicago kids

Writer and mom Sara Fisher has some fun ideas on how to get kids back in the learning mode. Read...

 
 

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