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 Blackhawks wives and babies: Behind-the-scenes with hockey families

The Blackhawks are having a baby boom. In the last two and a half years, the team has added eight mini-Hawks to its ranks, with two players-to-be-named-later on their way. We find out whether the hockey-playing dads are really tough enough for diaper duty -- from the moms themselves. Read...

 

Palmer House Hilton features a magical date night in Chicago

Add a little magic to your relationship by getting out to see The Magic Parlour. Then look to Pinterest to keep the fun going with your kids at home. Read...

 

Chicago dad: My kids give me the best parenting advice

Who better to give advice about how to raise your kids, than your kids themselves? Read...

 

Chicago DIY: Repurposed printers drawer

Stray Legos can be the bane of any mom's existence. Cecilia Cannon shares an easy way to repurpose an antique printers drawer to make the perfect home for Lego men.  Read...

 

When grandpa takes a Chicago girl fishing

Strange things happen when the kids go to visit their grandparents in Alabama. Read...

 

Oak Park snow man likes Chicago's winters

If you can't get enough of the snow, head to Rockford this weekend to check out the results of the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. A creation by Oak Park resident Peter Hermann and his team will be on display. Read...

 

Chicago mom makes volleyball cool for her pack of boys

Marianne Walsh discovers two things as she tries to get her boys involved in a sport they consider lame: Cool cousins help and Skittles make everything better. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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