Chicago mom says awareness of depression must extend to our veterans

Robin Williams' suicide is bringing depression and anxiety into the daily discussion, but this mom wants people to also remember that one group in particular is suffering in silence. Read...

 

Ideas for healthy, fun school lunches for kids

Think kids won't eat salad for lunch? Or lunches should have 'kid food'? CP's nutrition expert dispels some myths about brown bag lunches. Read...

 

Chicago mom's dilemma: When to step in and when to step back?

Back-to-school time is causing some internal conflict for Kari, who's daughter was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Read...

 

End toddler bedtime struggles: Tips from Chicago-area pediatrician

Bedtime can cause much stress and frustration for so many parents of toddlers. These pediatrician-recommended tips can help the process along.  Read...

 
 
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Chicago mom makeover: How NOT to embarrass your kids in the carpool line

No mom's hopeless when it comes to looking put-together. A couple of Chicago stylists give some tips on creating your own updated mom look. Read...

 

Beyond PB&J: Two great ideas for your child's lunchbox

Start school lunches off right with these two simple recipes. Read...

 

Hidden gems of the Bristol Renaissance Faire

With just a few weeks left, we've got a few ideas on what to see at the Bristol Renaissance Faire before it closes Sept. 1. Read...

 

Chicago helicopter mom worries about all her worrying

All parents worry about their children, some admittedly more than others, but what is all our worrying doing to our kids in the long run?  Read...

 

Advice on navigating middle school from a Chicago tween

Worrying about back-to-school? Shannan's tween daughter shares sound advice for new middle school students and their parents.  Read...

 
 

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