2004

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Reader essay

<FONT face=Arial>One editor’s search while guiding Chicago Parent through its adolescence </FONT> Read...

 

2004 Gift Guide - Books

<FONT face=Arial>Over this past year, I’ve put several books aside that caught my attention for one reason or another. Sometimes because they were different. Other times because the author was a favorite of mine. The pile keeps changing as new ones arrive. It was really hard to limit myself to what you find below, but I hope you’ll enjoy the selection.</FONT> Read...

 

Reader poll - January 2005

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Is your child safe on the road?

<FONT face=Arial>The leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14 is car accidents, but proper use of car seats and booster seats can reduce the risk of injury and death by as much as 71 percent, according to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. </FONT> Read...

 

Accommodating kids at Chicago area attractions

<FONT face=Arial>As a parent short on sleep, stretched tissue-paper thin, you sometimes find yourself annoyed at the little challenges of raising children—bathrooms too small to change a diaper, restaurants without children’s menus, stores with aisles too narrow for a stroller—to name a few. Hang in there—the “family friendly” concept to the rescue. But how can a weary parent tell when it is a hollow marketing gimmick or the real deal? </FONT> Read...

 

Unfortunate movie

<FONT face=Arial>Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, an 11-book series about the lives of the Beaudelaire children, is really more of a series of downright devastating events, a phrase which here means “their house is burned down, their parents presumed dead and they are sent to live with the evil Count Olaf.”</FONT> Read...

 

Let it snow .Just not too much

<FONT face=Arial>Oh, the snow, the beautiful snow/Filling the sky and Earth below/Over the housetops, over the street. . . .” </FONT> Read...

 

Products you need, products you don’t

<FONT face=Arial>From baby wipe-warmers to flushing portable potty trainers, parents are bombarded with new must-have products. In our ongoing effort to help parents do the toughest job in the world, we are asking manufacturers to send us their products and passing them along to parents and kids for testing and review. </FONT> Read...

 
 
 







 
 
 
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