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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.

Playgrounds of the world/Kidical Mass Bike Ride through Uptown


Posted Apr 1, 2011 11:11 AM by Heather Earnhart

Teaching your kids a new language the cheaper-than-you'd-think way - and the free way.
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Sidewalks are a dangerous place in springtime in Chicago


Posted Apr 1, 2011 10:13 AM by Sara Rontal Fisher

But we’ve had enough thaw so that we can all see what everyone did all winter: Leave their garbage and dog poop all over the curbs and wedges of grass that are adjacent to the sidewalks.
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A breakfast date with my little guy at Cafe Gaudi in West Town


Posted Mar 31, 2011 11:02 AM by Lindsay Cohen

Sometimes my 20-month-old and I go to breakfast, just the two of us, for a little early morning date. He insists on leaving the tip. But I never let him.
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Date Night in Chicago: 7 ideas to get you started


Posted Mar 31, 2011 10:59 AM by Amy Bizzarri

The experts say date night with your spouse is all about novelty. How about glass-blowing?
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"The chicken rice place" and other reflections on dining monotony


Posted Mar 30, 2011 10:33 AM by Ryan Salzwedel

Every Friday, the same thing. It's like my life is going to pass me by while I am filtering the cream cheese out of my crab rangoon.
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Making sense of CPS: Chicago schools admission season in full swing


Posted Mar 30, 2011 10:20 AM by Wendy Widom

No matter how much you tell yourself it doesn't matter, when anything but an acceptance letter arrives, your first desperate thought is: What now?
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How trash bins suddenly seem important


Posted Mar 29, 2011 9:50 AM by Tricia Perez

It's funny how you never give something a second thought - until you do. Enter my son, and a conversation about trash cans.
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Go (north)west, young man: The best spots on Chicago's northwest side for kids and families


Posted Mar 29, 2011 9:37 AM by Selena Kohng

Chicago's northwest side is the wallflower of the urban parent world: unassuming and not necessarily dressed to impress, but totally cool in its own right.
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What is ChiTown Parent?


Posted Mar 22, 2011 2:04 PM by 

Follow along as 12 city parents report in with news and notes from across Chicago's neighborhoods.
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Meet the Bloggers: Lindsay


Posted Mar 21, 2011 4:07 PM by Lindsay Cohen

Get to know Lindsay, a Ukie-Villager, former nerd and "momming worker" (what's that you say?)
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