Chicago's best beaches

Twenty-six miles long with 31 beaches, the Chicago lakefront has a spot that should fit every family. Here are our favorite beaches, just in time for the warm weather.  Read...

 

A family guide to Memorial Day in Chicago

Make Memorial Day about more than just a Monday off from school and work.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: How to win the food wars

Heather wants her kids to have a healthy relationship with food. Her trick of the trade? Don't force it. Keep offering a variety of healthy foods and let them figure out what they like. Read...

 

Accelerated Center in Glenview making spring break easy and fun

Looking for a new place for spring break or just to get the kids active? David Wallach has discovered a new fave place: Accelerated Center in Glenview. Read...

 

New survey finds surprising way parents get out of nighttime feedings

Late night feedings and sleepless nights go hand in hand with having a newborn. Moms know that feeling of crawling out of bed at the first sound of hunger cries, but how is it that dads can sleep like babies? Read...

 

Four great places to hike with kids in the Chicago area

Getting outside is about the journey, and we've got four places to trek with little ones that will make life a walk in the woods. Read...

 

My crazy weekend: Chicago mom learns to improvise

When you're a parent, sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. And on one crazy Saturday, that's exactly what Jennifer did.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: The time I thought I had things all figured out

Summer camp plans have caused a divide in the Walsh household - one boy wants an expensive sports camp, one boy wants the Chicago Park District camp and one boy wants to spend the summer being a Hoosier. Read...

 

"The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" is good old-fashioned fun for Chicago families

Fans of the book are sure to love the lively musical telling of the Jeff Brown tale. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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