Do you suffer from "Mommy or Daddy Brain?" Dr. Smith's knows that parents have a lot to balance - but dealing with diaper rash should be one less stress. Read more from Chicago moms and dads about how they handle mommy/daddy brain.
Think ancient myths are boring? You'd better think again. SPARK re-imagines the myths of Prometheus and Pandora, setting them in a fractured futuristic world - more "Divergent" than Dante. Two Chicago Parent readers will win a family five-pack to opening night of the show (4 p.m. April 12), which includes a post-show food, drink and game reception, at the Vittum Theater.
Avenue shopper needs a break - especially when you have little
children in your crew. We like to visit Santa Claus at 900 North
Michigan Avenue: He's the most photogenic Santa out there, with a
natural beard. The lines here are rarely
loooooonnnng, and Santa sits on a fancy Santa-quality
throne with a 40 ft. tree as a backdrop. Not to mention, he
also gifts every kid - whether you pay for a photo or not - with a
sweet little stuffy. While you're at 900 North Michigan Ave., step
on over to the Four Seasons for some complimentary
chestnuts roasting on an open fire, available from 5 to 7 p.m.
daily, from Nov. 26-Dec. 30 at the Seasons Lounge. Order
an ultra-fancy hot cocoa for the kids; Mom and Dad may need to
indulge in a festive cocktail such as the Frosty the Snowtini
or Ebenezer's Egg Nog.
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.