8 ways to bridge the generation gap this holiday
12:39 PM - November 12
Thanksgiving means family get-togethers. Check out these great tips to get the generations interacting.
New book by Chicago mom challenges thoughts on ‘no alcohol while pregnant’
10:02 AM - November 6
A University of Chicago economist evaluates the risks vs. benefits of the myths all pregnant women encounter, including drinking while pregnant.
One Chicago mom's story of adoption
11:26 AM - November 5
As she welcomes a new baby boy into her family, Sheila Quirke shares her wish that he will know love - the love that she feels for him even though he did not grow in her belly and the love that his birth mom will always feel for him.
How to convince your husband he needs a puppy
12:12 PM - November 1
Some things are just meant to be -- until the husband puts his foot down. That's what happened to one Gurnee mom.
Chicago mom on mission to end "snack mom" practice
3:08 PM - October 28
Marianne Walsh thinks we should stop injecting our kids with high fructose corn syrup after every game and get rid of the role of snack mom. Who's with her?
Oak Park family adopts four children from Ethiopia
11:45 AM - September 9
Todd Wilson laughs thinking of the "organized chaos" he walks into after work. He admits living with seven kids - three biological and four adopted - can get intense, but that the experience has broadened what he calls the "band width" of his emotions.
Chicago Bear Matt Forte holds his daughter like a football, and it's the cutest thing ever
11:26 AM - September 6
Chicago Bear Matt Forte talks parenting, faith and football with Chicago Parent.
Tooth Fairy now paying an average of $3.70 per tooth
2:33 PM - August 30
The price for baby teeth is on the rise. Just let that sink in for a second so you can be prepared for the next bit of information. The national average paid per tooth ... $3.70.
Health Savings Accounts 101 for families
12:42 PM - August 28
A tax-preferred Health Savings Account can help a family accumulate a stash of cash for medical expenses. Our money columnist Lela Davidson runs down the details of starting an account.
When should I unfriend my kid's Facebook friends?
12:35 PM - August 27
If your kid breaks off a friendship with a group, some of whom you're connected to on Facebook, should you remove them from your Facebook friend list?