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: Enough with the mother-in-law bashing

Marianne despises the parenting trend she's noticed popping up - women meeting up only to criticize their mothers-in-law. Read...

 

New Museum of Science and Industry exhibit will make you think

Visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry will be challenged to think about how much we can accomplish in the future by looking at the past.  Read...

 

Chicago mom asks: Are your kids really ungrateful?

Fed up with the kids' less-than-grateful response or complaints about the efforts you put in to make them happy? Cathy has a few thoughts to share. Read...

 

Good Egg Hunting: Chicago dad's lessons learned searching for Easter eggs with a toddler

Easter egg hunts are like the wild kingdom where your kid is either the predator or the prey -- and six other mistakes still-newbie dad Matt Rocco made this Easter. Read...

 

Chicago dad: My kid ate too much on Easter Sunday. You'll never guess what happened next

As he cleaned his son up from the vomit, changed the sheets and got him back to sleep, Alan was thinking: "This was my fault." Read...

 

The ick factor: Why you should wash your produce

Do you take the time to wash and scrub your produce? One Chicago health educator shares why it is time well spent for your family's health.  Read...

 

Five great ways to celebrate Earth Day around Chicago

Earth Day gives your family the perfect reason to get outside and enjoy nature. We have five great ideas for you. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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