About Us

There is nothing more life-changing than becoming a parent. At ChicagoParent.com, we get it: You’re tired, you’re busy, you’re in desperate need of a glass of vino, but you’re also hopelessly in love with your minis, and watching them grow up -- in Chicagoland, no less -- is what makes your heart swell. Ours, too! That’s why we’ve filled these web pages with the best of the best: the coolest play places, the hippest coffee joints, the yummiest restaurants (kid-friendly and date night-worthy), the most exciting museum exhibits, the most memorable vacations and so much more. 

If you’re already a fan of our print magazines (Chicago Parent magazine, Going Places, Chicago Special Parent and Hey Baby Chicago), you’re well on your way to loving ChicagoParent.com.

Our staff? Parents. Our family of writers and bloggers? Yup, they’re parents, too. We’re in the trenches with you, and if we’re not going through exactly what you are right now, you can bet we’ve been there not too long ago. And no, we’re not perfect, but we try our darndest to make sure that the content you find here is useful, relatable, thought-provoking, funny and easy to access on the go.

Now that you’re here, there are four things we ask of you:

Visit us often. Our content changes every day.  

Get in touch. Want information on something you don’t see here? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you. Email Digital Editor Jackie McGoey at [email protected] with any inquiries about the website or web content. 

Join our growing parenting community on social media. We’re active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and we want to connect with you. You can even get us in your inbox!

And finally, give yourself a pat on the back. If you’ve found us, you’re clearly doing something right (#parentingwin). And we’re so glad to support you on this amazing journey.


Chicago Parent is owned by Wednesday Journal Inc. The company was founded in 1980 in Oak Park, IL.