Flapjacks in Schaumburg

Historical re-enactors portray how pioneers and Native Americans perfected the art of maple syrup, while tapped trees and boiling pots demonstrate the process of turning sap into the stuff we pour over short stacks. The main attraction is the pancake breakfast, even if you have to wait in line. Read...

 

Circus Zirkus at the Chicago Children's Museum

Your child can pretend to be a circus performer at Circus Zirkus - now live at Chicago Children's Museum. Read...

 

Are you ready for the sex talk?

Children today are exposed to more graphic sexual images and innuendos at a much younger age, making it more important than ever that they learn the facts correctly. Research overwhelming shows that, despite their vehement eye-rolling, kids want and need that information to come from their parents. Read...

 

Pet Foster Care

Although animal fostering isn't for everybody, many families are finding that taking in a pet for a short-term commitment until a permanent home can be found is rewarding. Read...

 

Family road trip loop ideas from Chicago

Here are four fantastic Chicago Loops-trips that loop your travel and double your fun. Because they're road trips, they won't tug the purse strings too much. But they will definitely top your kids' lists. You will never want to fly (direct) again. Read...

 

Extroverted parents/introverted kids

As parents, we naturally assume our children will be just like us. But what happens when your personality is at odds with your child's, especially when they hit the tween years, which bring their own challenges? Read...

 

Science deficit

Science, technology, engineering and math—STEM—are the four formidable subjects the state of Illinois and the rest of the country need to seriously shore up if the United States is going to compete on the worldwide economic scene. Read...

 

A short shot at Shakespeare

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents this introduction to the Bard. The 75-minute version gets down to the essence of The Taming of the Shrew, with language that's a little more accessible. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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