October 2010

Chicago Parent magazine

Jim and Ana Garcia Doyle with their kids: Simon, 7; Celia, 9; and Claudia,1, in their Oak Park home.
 

Cosmotot's picks for hot October products

Life with a downy-headed, sweet-breathed newborn can be chaotic. To help, Cosmotot checks in with the greatest locals offering the latest baby coolness. Read...

 

Former Chicagoans move back - this time, with 2 kids in tow

Even after six good years in Detroit, we’ve always wondered what our lives would look like had we stayed in Chicago. So we decided to find out. Read...

 

Puberty is tough on kids, even tougher on parents

Rory's voice goes up and down, a la puberty, in every sentence. And last night he grew to my eye level. The word "sucks" comes out now frequently and with vengeance. And, apparently overnight, he lost his memory. Read...

 

Dog blamed for poop on the stairs

Stories from the wacky, messy and imperfect world of parenting Read...

 

Use the car ride to talk to your kids

When I start driving with my kids, the car becomes part coffee klatch, part confessional, part philosophy seminar.  Read...

 

As parents, do we always practice what we preach?

Parents are always “on.” Our children are always watching us, learning and imitating. I’ve constantly taught my kids to be respectful and kind to others, but do I practice what I preach? Read...

 

25 tips to untangle your life

From Chicago Parent staff and readers comes a list of 25 simple ways to, well, simplify. Staggered bedtimes, chore jars, solutions for leftovers and more. Read...

 

Chicago dad makes a 21st-century chore chart

Maybe my kids won’t know how to mow grass, prune a hedge or change a tire, but they’re learning real-world skills—and I can put their allowance on PayPal. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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