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Meet the 12 parents living, working and raising kids in Chicago.

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There's something different about raising city kids, from squeezing strollers into high-rise elevators, staring down the CPS scramble and snagging the last brunch table from that pack of twentysomethings. Follow along as city parents report in with news and notes from across Chicago's neighborhoods.

Car Seat Installation for Dummies


Posted Sep 6, 2011 3:52 PM by Amy Bizzarri

Amy Bizzarri with help on just how to install that car seat.
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Gymnastics - Ninja for boys


Posted Aug 29, 2011 2:00 PM by Ryan Salzwedel

Ryan Salzwedel lets go of preconceived notions about boys and gymnastics.
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The Green Mama is Here


Posted Aug 26, 2011 10:32 AM by Wendy Widom

Going Green isn't all or nothing. Do what you can. Avoid the stress. The Green Mama tells you how.
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Back to Reality


Posted Aug 26, 2011 10:20 AM by Amy Bizzarri

Amy Bizzarri preps both her kids and herself for going back to school.
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What back-to-school really means


Posted Aug 24, 2011 9:57 AM by Heather Earnhart

Sure there's sadness when the kids leave for school, but all that is erased when you think about all the things you can finally do ... such as peeing in private.
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Biking the city with kids in tow


Posted Aug 17, 2011 10:25 AM by Amy Bizzarri

With a chorus of "You're crazy" and "Too dangerous" when I talk about biking in Chicago with kids, I put it biking on hold. What a mistake that was. Biking lets you and the kids see Chicago in a whole new way.
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Chicago mom: MIdwife for me for baby #3


Posted Jul 21, 2011 1:06 PM by Selena Kohng

I'm using a midwife for baby #3. I feel scared sometimes, yes, and even a little crazy, but empowered and excited to be taking a different path on this familiar journey.
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Holy Cow! Chicago's "Purple Cow" dishes out great ice cream


Posted Jul 18, 2011 1:44 PM by Ryan Salzwedel

My son is addicted to ice cream. And so with much fanfare and jubilation we welcomed "The Purple Cow" to our neighborhood.
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Chicago mom takes on potty training...in Italy


Posted Jul 14, 2011 11:22 AM by Amy Bizzarri

Italian in-laws to the rescue.
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Turning forty ... forever


Posted Jul 6, 2011 11:54 AM by Heather Earnhart

I finally turned 40, and now I find myself wondering about what I want for my children in the next 10 years, what life will look like at 50, and what to wear now that I've reached the big four-o?
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