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.
Already planning to escape the winter doldrums this
year? We love Lake Geneva in the summer (I grew up on Lake Geneva
summers) but it's a great winter escape, too. This winter, Timber
Ridge Lodge is offering a great family "Splash and Ski"
package: it's a great way to make the best of the winter weather.
Follow up time on the cold slopes with a swim at a warm, moose
themed waterpark. As part of the package, you'll enjoy:
*Four passes to the 50,000 square-foot Moose Mountain Falls
*Four lift tickets for one day of skiing or snowboarding at The
Mountain Top, which offers 18 downhill ski slopes, snowboarding
areas, and 10 kilometers of scenic trails designed for snow shoeing
and cross-country skiing
*50% off ski rentals for children under age 11
*Overnight spacious accommodations in a one-bedroom suite
Valid December 12, 2010 through March 4, 2011, rates start
at $199 per night (exclusive of resort fee and tax - during
the Holiday Ski Period, December 25 through 30, 2010, rates start
at $309 per night).
For reservations, visit http://www.timberridgeresort.com/
or call 866.636.4502.
Also, if you're visiting in December, don't miss the resort's grand
"Christmas in the Country" holiday display, featuring one million
twinkling lights, large-scale snow sculptures, caroling and
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.