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A Chicago mom's struggles with growing up

It happens to all of us sooner or later, our babies are suddenly no longer babies. Marianne Walsh is holding on to her baby with both hands and is not yet ready to let go. Read...

 

Make patriotic candles to celebrate the Fourth of July

Salute the stars and stripes with this Fourth of July candle decoration. Read...

 

Santa Claus, Indiana: Chicago families experience Christmas in July

What's better than Christmas in December? Christmas in July! A trip to Santa Claus, Indiana is a fun time for everyone in the family.  Read...

 

Old Dad Problems: Chicago toddler gymnastics and bad knees

Older dads will find their heart and wallets more ready to embrace toddler gymnastic classes, but their bodies might need a little more coaxing. That's where Pale Ale comes in handy. Read...

 

How Chicago moms can hula hoop their way healthy

Try the newest fitness trend that uses a toy from your past. Read...

 

Chicago dad realizes he must change his life or die

Jack O'Donnell knew his life needed to change. It was realizing he was slowly killing himself and might not be around to see his children grow up that finally got him moving--literally. Read...

 

Five summer hazards to remember for a safe Fourth of July

Brush up on these safety tips to ensure a fun and memorable Fourth of July celebration.  Read...

 
 
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Chicago families can see Chinese warriors and endangered apes in Indianapolis

Just a short trip from Chicago is the amazing new International Orangutan Center and ancient terra cotta warriors from China. Read...

 

Yummy cookies make a fun play date activity for Chicago kids

When it's rainy outside and the kids are stuck inside, bake up a little sun with these gluten-free cookies. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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