April 2013

With Ebola case in Dallas, one Chicago mom prepares for disaster

Marianne Walsh is prepared to fight off zombies, sharks in Lake Michigan and Ebola to keep her family safe. Read...

 

Indiana Dunes: Even in the fall there's fun for Chicago families

Think the end of summer means the end of fun at the dunes? Think again. We've got some great fall ideas for families. Read...

 

Check out these not-so-scary Chicago area Halloween events for families

Creepy creatures can sometimes be too creepy for kids. We've found some perfect places to celebrate Halloween without the fright. Read...

 
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6 ways to get the most out of parent- teacher conferences

While kids have likely overcome their jitters associated with starting a new school year, a nerve-racking back-to-school component for parents is around the corner – the first parent/teacher conference. Read...

 
 
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A Chicago toddler finds new way to stall bedtime

Toddlers are ingenious little beings, especially when it comes to avoiding bedtime. Looks like one of the dads from White Dad Problems has fallen into the trap and can't get out! Read...

 

Why do Chicago parents put themselves last?

You're a great parent. Want to be an even better one? Take care of yourself first, at least every once in a while. Your kids will thank you.  Read...

 

New Fire Festival lights up Chicago River

From fire dancers to boats sporting flaming sculptures, the first-ever Fire Festival promises to spark kids' excitement. Read...

 

Life with Gramma: Chicago mom reminisces about the woman she adored

Gramma Ella Lucille was a feisty sports fan who loved KFC and Mark Grace. Kari misses her more and more each day.  Read...

 

Toddler wrangling for the perfect family portraits

The task of photographing a child can be like entering into a battle. Check out of few tips that make it a bit easier. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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