Being a parent in 2013 isn't that much different than it was a century ago. We parents are all working hard to do our very best for the little people in our lives. But family life is constantly evolving, and every year we are exposed to new innovations intended to make this parenting gig a little bit easier.
From genius online artwork organization to the greatest new thing in kids' birthday bashes, we found the best in new parenting trends and innovations that Chicago area families can expect to see this year.
Here's what is coming your way: