Do you suffer from "Mommy or Daddy Brain?" Dr. Smith's knows that parents have a lot to balance - but dealing with diaper rash should be one less stress. Read more from Chicago moms and dads about how they handle mommy/daddy brain.
Think ancient myths are boring? You'd better think again. SPARK re-imagines the myths of Prometheus and Pandora, setting them in a fractured futuristic world - more "Divergent" than Dante. Two Chicago Parent readers will win a family five-pack to opening night of the show (4 p.m. April 12), which includes a post-show food, drink and game reception, at the Vittum Theater.
Lunchboxes can hold more than just a slightly smushed PB-&-J sandwich with the crusts cut off. We asked readers what they pack to bring a lunchtime smile to their kids' faces, and here's what they said.
A simple "I love you" can reassure a homesick younger child, while a knock-knock joke can make an older child smile. Tuck the note discreetly under a sandwich to ensure it remains private unless your child chooses to share.
Says reader Jennifer Jankowski Nunez: "A post it note with a message of love and encouragement to get through the day"