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.
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When you head out shopping next year, plan to pick up one outfit for you-and something very similar for your "mini me." "In 2013, look for little girls to be emulating what their moms are wearing, now more than ever," says Kristine Prugh, Chicago mom of three and the founder of Twinkleberry and Son showroom. "For spring, expect to see lots of maxi dresses, mint green paired with peach, and shoes with glittery embellishments-for both moms and their daughters."