Snort, snicker and squeal the summer away
Summer just started and the kids are already whiny, sweaty and sticky.
A future touched by a past
Marquis Tate, like a lot of young African Americans, knows much about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
Get out of the house and into the woods
Videophilia’ is a word you’ve not likely heard before, but chances are, you know what it means.
You're not wearing that...!
You’re not wearing that to the party!" Have you ever found yourself bellowing out those words to your pre-teen?
All the rage
Whether we were headed to Cape Cod on the terror that is I-95, lost in downtown San Francisco
Conquering summertime plump
Once the school year ends and the weather turns warm, Mark Winters and his family refuse to let the days pass
Mom's first mammogram
To why haven’t you had a mammogram yet?"
The stereotype tells us that moms spend more time with their kids.
Max Zavell had no idea a trip to the ophthalmologist would lead him to become the youngest Kids All-American Fishing
What's in your neighborhood?
South suburban resource guide
A day at the races
Parents ... start your engines.
Dads today are more than a paycheck
The stereotype that men are from Mars and women are from Venus is imploding.
MySpace Profile searching
Let the kids play
People with disabilities have much to offer society
Can talking to kids stop teen pregnancy?
A thousand ordinary moments
Early morning in the Foutz house: I’m planted at the kitchen table, coffee steaming, orange sliced,
Making a move
As I settled into parenthood, I questioned whether my husband and I should raise a family in a big city like Chicago.
Leverage summer's extra time for money lessons
During the school year, the idea of teaching our kids "one more thing" sounds downright impossible.
Should parents drink in front of the kids?
Dear Pragmatic Parent: I’ve been invited to a "happy hour play date"
The danger of scald burns
A few years ago, I cared for a toddler who had severe burns to his scalp, face, shoulder and trunk.
If you read one book this summer, pick up The Fun Book for Moms: 102 Ways to Celebrate Family,
Milk your child’s diet for their health
Picking up a carton of milk at the grocery store used to be simple.
An ocean view in Chicago
Enjoy a day in a tropical paradise this summer without traveling too far from home. "Stingray Bay,"
Eat your fruits and veggies
Put away the canned peaches and frozen peas—June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
A camp for the courageous
This month, kids from all over the region will make art projects, conquer a ropes course, sing camp songs
Imagine the perfect camping experience: The kids beg to hear more stories, everyone’s enjoying s’mores
Are we there yet?
A simple strategy to keep kids busy on road trips
Festivals of fun
I've never considered taking my children to an art festival.
HPV vaccine update
A year ago you probably hadn’t heard of HPV and knew little about cervical cancer.
Waiting on the new Potter book
It’ll be another month before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the Harry Potter series,
Learn and get active with these videos
This month’s videos are diverse and fun for all ages. "Charlie and Lola," a new DVD coming later this month,
Smart, brave adventures
Finn has been having trouble sleeping because he keeps having dreams about going to the Magic Kingdom at night.