February 2011

Chicago Parent

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Spike in kids' cell phone bills? Might be "cramming"

Surveys, sweepstakes entry forms or 800 number calls to psychics or date lines can make a phone number vulnerable. Read...

 

Ditch the kids at ... Atwood Café

I love a night out on the town, but many a Saturday nigh, the jammie-pant sirens succeed in luring me onto the sofa, so this month I decided to take my man out for another "Date Day." Read...

 

Kama Indian Bistro brings Delhi to Chicago kids

From naan PB&J to pillowed benches, this west suburban joint keeps kids in mind at every step.  Read...

 

How to get siblings to get along: 8 tips to do the trick

How do we actually raise siblings who get along, those mysterious brothers and sisters who enjoy being together and have each other’s back? Read...

 

In adoption, Chicago family felt helpless to combat little girl's special needs

It's been seven months since Lori and Craig Gertz sent their adopted daughter to live with another family across the country, and phantoms of that agonizing choice are apparent in their Long Grove home.  Read...

 

Why we get 'mom crushes' and what to do about them

It’s one thing to be on Team Jacob or Team Edward, but what about the crush you get on someone you actually know—say a co-worker? Is it a sign that your marriage is in trouble? Read...

 

How do you find some 'alone time?' Chicago parents share their stories

When it comes to time for mommies and daddies to connect "in that special way," many readers joked that there's no such time if you have kids. But parents have come up with some seriously good excuses to tell inquiring little minds. Read...

 

Dr. Laura Berman gives Chicago couples advice on keeping relationships strong (and steamy)

Berman, Chicago parent of three boys, renowned relationship and sex expert, talk show host and author, has made it her life’s work to get couples to focus on loving. And she's here to fix your sex life.  Read...

 

Chicago's hip-hop artists speak out about their music, kids and responsibilities

I've always thought Big Boi and T.I. create some wonderful music, but most of us don't play their songs with our kids in the backseat. But what about the artists who make this music? Some of them are dads, too. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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