Best of Kid culture 2005 Must-see movies, by SYLVIA EWING Can't-miss kids' music, by FRED KOCH Buy these books, by JUDY BELANGER and SANDI PEDERSEN
Finding an independent school, by MONICA GINSBURG Family-friendly New Year's parties, by ALENA MURGUIA How interfaith families celebrate, by KIRAN ANSARI Reader essay: Preserving Armenian culture, by DIANE GHAZARIAN-HARDY
Columns Healthy finances: Gifts money can't buy Everyday amazements: The magic of giving
Departments From the editor: The corrections department Editorial: The snowman blows Feedback: Your letters Short stuff Health roundup: Pertussis & hepatitis A vaccines Kid-tested travel: Turks & Caicos
Calendar: Day-by-day calendar of events Ongoing events: Multiple-day events
Kid Culture Books: Wintry tales Videos: Seasonal films Music: Down-home holiday tunes
Let us plan your weekend with the best family events and activities in Chicagoland.
Start the week right with deals, prizes, parent life hacks and more delivered straight to your inbox.
Need last-minute ideas for a weekend of family fun? No worries. We've got you.
Get the inside scoop on the people, places and things we are loving right now.
Resources, tips, inspiration and more for parents of children with special needs.
Score exclusive offers from our fabulous advertisers.