A father’s fight
The alarm bells droned in Rose DiCianni’s ears as she tracked the milestones of childhood her little Brianna began missing.
You have your grandma’s smile
Stacy DeBroff was orphaned at 12. Her parents left for vacation and a plane crash ensured they would never return.
Summer fun done safe
With school winding down and summer fast approaching, the minds of classroom-weary kids
Put the play back in play ground
With 2-year-old triplets, Grayson, Matthew and Christian, a little trip to the park
Curb the clutter
Unless parents are blessed with children who like to keep things tidy,
Perusing the long list of camp options for Chicago area kids this summer can trigger an episode of kid-envy.
Full heart, empty arms
The babies are everywhere. They scream on the train, cry on the plane.
The maze of medicine
This mantra comes up several times during a Fertile Heart workshop in Chicago led by Julia Indichova,
Protecting your fertility
Our ovaries are like a diamond mine—full of precious and limited eggs.
The other side of the chasm
For many moms, having a baby takes about nine months, give or take.
New book offers ideas to boost fertility
The answer to the question, "Can my diet affect my chances of getting pregnant?"
Take the bite out of the dog days of summer
Kelly Voigt didn’t think twice about walking over to pet a neighbor’s dog lying on the driveway in
Shannon Kelly has a goal and let’s make one thing clear—no one stands in the way of this petite,
Summer and love
We have a ritual around the dinner table, usually initiated nightly by my 5-year-old.
Note to the fathers of little girls who insist on bringing them into public men’s rooms:
A day outside the Improv
If you happen to work at the Improv at Woodfield Shopping Center and are wondering
It all started with a simple book.
Out and About
ChicagoParent.com readers recently shared their kids’ definition of what a dad is.
A great way to learn about money
Summer is time to think about reading for fun—at the beach, curled up on the front porch swing,
For moms who are all about at-home coiffing and do-it-yourself preening or even regular arch
The screams of summer
Cuts, scrapes, bangs and bruises are an ordinary part of childhood.
Water, sports drinks and summertime heat
Remember quenching your thirst on a hot summer day by drinking from the garden hose?
Loving and learning as a parent
I became a parent a whole decade ago. A few blunders later,
A helping hand
Families with loved ones overseas can put their minds—and lawnmowers—at ease this summer
Tattoos can be good for kids
If you’re heading out into the crowds with your kids this summer,
Coloring out side the lines
Although Keith Boclair’s world might seem like it’s spinning out of control after the recent death
Finding their voice
The New Moon staff is made up of girls.
No need to read labels
Hitting the grocery store for gluten-free foods can be an exercise in frustration for families
Kids of gay families bullied
Any student transferring schools can tell you that the experiences they face can be terrifying
Caution urged at yard sales
Summer is an anticipated season for garage sale treasure hunting.
Teaching kids no to pump up the volume
Hearing loss has never been exclusively a problem of the elderly,
Less sleep may mean more weight gain for kids
Infants who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for being overweight in early childhood,
Start a summer reading group
Just when your child develops a strong grasp on reading at grade level along comes summer,
Taking on nature-deficit disorder
With warm weather finally here, it’s time to experience the great outdoors
Learning after the school bell rings
With school out for the summer, you might want a few activities to keep your little ones learning
Music every parent and child will love
I’M GROWING by Gunnar Madsen, Gee, Spot! Records, $15, www.gunnarmadsen.com; ages 3-8.
Fill summer with good books
Have you ever visited The Field Museum and thought about what would happen if all the creatures
June 5, 2008
Get out there and play. Break out your individually wrapped wet wipes and arrive with an empty stomach for a sauce-covered-face adventure at Rib Fest this weekend. With about 65,000 pounds of ribs available, your family will most certainly not leave hungry.
June 12, 2008
Get out there and play. Dads are very special people, which is why they have their very own day. If you’re still looking for fun ways to treat Dad this Sunday, we’ve got a few ideas. From brunch with the Bears to cars and tractors, you’ll be sure to make his day special.
June 19, 2008
It’s a berry good time of year for picking strawberries, which is why the people of Long Grove are having their yearly Long Grove Strawberry Festival this weekend. The festival, held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Long Grove Historic Village, at Old McHenry and Robert Park Coffin roads in Long Grove, is the town’s 26th year of celebrating the big red berries. Besides having plenty of strawberry-related things to eat, see and do, the festival is free, including parking.
June 26, 2008
Get out there and play. When it comes to food, Chicago has always had plenty to offer. From Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs to ethnic fare and, of course, cheesecake, the Taste of Chicago brings more than 200 venues with plenty of variety to the palette. Your kids won’t be able to use the excuse, “There’s nothing good to eat here.” This Friday kicks off the Taste of Chicago in Grant Park, which runs through July 7.