May 2010

Chicago Parent

10 Tips to surviving a summer pregnancy

As the temperature rises and your due date approaches, you might be kicking yourself for your poor planning. Here are 10 tips to get you to the Big Day with a shred of sanity left.  Read...

 

4 ways to get your kids to argue less

If you have more than one child in your house, odds are your children are best friends one minute and arguing with each other 87 seconds later. Read...

 

Mourning the loss of Kiddieland

When Kiddieland shut its doors last fall, one reader lost an entire set of childhood memories.  Read...

 

My Life | Despite early challenges, an amazing child is emerging

Sometimes joy and pain come hand in hand. My son was born with both an unbelievable gift for learning and severe heart and hearing conditions.  Read...

 

Someone you should know | Fox Chicago's new anchorwoman Dawn Hasbrouck is right at home in Chicago

Dawn Hasbrouck, Fox Chicago's newest anchorwoman, loved growing up on Chicago’s South Side so much she wants to give her 2-year-old son Brandon the exact same. Read...

 

Readers share their Easter traditions

Church, egg hunts, family gatherings and the Easter Bunny fill readers’ Easter celebrations. Here are just a few ideas posted to ChicagoParent.com.  Read...

 

A Mom's Life Top 5 | Reasons to love being a mom in 2010

My mother-in-law says it's harder being a mom now than in her day. The Internet and overscheduled kids aside, I still think I got the better deal.  Read...

 

Editor's Note | What I didn't expect when I was expecting

As I lay awake listening to the soft breaths of my sleeping babies in the quiet house, I can't help but smile because my heart is filled with love. Read...

 

My Life | When you just can't say goodbye to a dead child, don't

On April 19, 2003, when my 11-year-old son Steven Brian Malin Jr. was struck and killed by a train down the block from our home in Lake Forest, I was a million pieces of confused, furious, crumbled nothingness. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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