Best toys for kids this holiday season
2:39 PM - November 18
We know how it goes: the holiday season has arrived, so you're in a race against time to find some gifts that a) your kids will actually like; b) fit your budget; and c) can be bought, wrapped and handed over to the munchkins sometime near the appropriate holiday. So this year, we did the work for you. We visited 10 toy stores in and around Chicago to find this holiday season's hottest items. Best of all, every gift is less than $50, so you won't break the bank in order to see that awed expression on your child's face.
The five best sprayparks in Chicago and the suburbs
12:09 PM - May 23
Thanks to the help of Chicago-area parents, here's Chicago Parent's list of can't-miss water playgrounds in and out of the city.
Celebrate Memorial Day 2013 in Chicago with kids
11:17 AM - May 20
Memorial Day weekend is definitely the kick-off to summer in Chicago. Check out these ideas to make it a fun weekend.
10 short summer vacation ideas for Chicago families
1:17 PM - May 8
Looking for a weekend getaway or some short vacation to enjoy with your family? Well, here are ten travel ideas we have to help you plan a summer escape!
Our favorite ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Chicago
3:25 PM - May 7
Celebrate mom with a brunch, boat ride or botanical stroll. There's plenty to do in Chicagoland this Mother's Day.
The best Chicago kite festivals for kids and families
4:30 PM - April 30
This season is packed with kite-flying events across the Chicagoland region. Here are a few to check out.
The best pottery places for kids in and around Chicago
12:03 PM - April 4
There are a slew of paint-your-own pottery joints around Chicago. We tested them out, got caked in clay and have chosen our favorites.
Fab February fests in Chicago for families
3:19 PM - February 4
Wintry weather got you down? Head inside to one of these fabulous festivals, happening this month around Chicagoland.
Celebrate Groundhog Day 2013 around Chicago
11:27 AM - January 29
Will he or won't he see his shadow? Either way, celebrate our friend the groundhog with these family-friendly events and activities.
Valentine's Day 2013
4:47 PM - January 22
The best recipes, crafts and events to fill your February with love.