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...

 

Ideas to get organized for back to school

Back to school is a perfect time to get things a little better organized around the house. Pinterest is filled with storage ideas. Read...

 

Chicago mom on living with depression

With depression in the spotlight following the death of actor Robin Williams, Melissa takes time to speak out about the disease, which affects her and so many others.  Read...

 

Anniversary gift ideas for Chicago parents

As she celebrates 10 years of wedded bliss, Samantha Schultz turned to Pinterest for unique gift ideas. She found some great ones. Read...

 

Chicago mom celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Melissa never wanted to breastfeed past six weeks, and yet here she is, four children later, having logged four-and-a-half years of breastfeeding time.  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...

 

My tween is taller than I am: What Chicago parents need to know about growth spurts

All the extra eating and sleeping your tween is doing could be because a major growth spurt is on the way.  Read...

 

Keep or toss: What to do with your kids' used clothes in Chicago

Whether you have one child or five, you've likely accumulated a ton of clothes for them. Use these tips to decide what's a treasure and what belongs in the trash. Read...

 

Last-minute summer bucket list ideas for Chicago families

Have you run out of ideas for these final weeks before school starts and summer ends? Samantha Schultz has a few for you to consider. Read...

 
 











 
 
 
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