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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Photo booths have been around for years, but they were largely relegated to amusement parks. But these machines (and the quick and funny photo strips they produce) are becoming prolific. Photo booths now are readily available for rental, and families are incorporating this playful element into celebrations such as block parties, birthday bashes and more. Local companies like Shutterbox Photo Booth rent photo booths for any occasion (even if it is just to show your kids that you can still get your silly on!).