Caitlin Murray Giles

Contributor

When her daughter was born six years ago, Caitlin traded her days as a lawyer in Cook County courtrooms for play dates on the Chicago park scene. Now a full-time mother of three, she writes a monthly kid's crafts and activities column and contributes regular features to Chicago Parent. She also explores the family-friendly side of the Chicago on her blog Wee Windy City. From time to time, you can even catch her chatting about raising kids in the city on local Chicago radio and television stations. Learn more about her writing at her website, caitlingiles.com.

Past articles

Tips for catching the CTA Holiday Train this season

Make a plan to ride the holiday train with your family this year. Read...

 

Throw an outdoor movie party for friends and family in Chicagoland

Don't head out to the movies. Bring the big screen to your own backyard. Here's how. Read...

 

15 practical tips from Chicago teachers to avoid summer learning loss

Summer can be a time for fun, but it also means kids often forget a lot of what they've learned in school. We've got 15 tips from teachers to head off summer brain drain. Read...

 

Six families share their ideas for a perfect Chicago day

Find some inspiration to create your own perfect Chicago day. Read...

 

Holiday break on a budget

Most of us are not headed to a sunny island retreat or scenic snow-covered slopes for our holiday break (bummer). However, the good news is that there is plenty to do right here in Chicago. Save some cash (without scrimping on fun) by taking advantage of the many free or inexpensive family events and activities happening during the holiday season. And don't forget that you can always get creative and make your own fun at home, too! Read...

 

What kind of squash should you buy?

The best place to experience the range of squash options is a farmers market, where you are more likely to encounter lesser-known varieties. D ...  Read...

 

The best resale shops in Chicago - and what to know when you go

The Chicago area is full of steals to squeal for - if you just know where to look.  Read...

 

Uncommon cures for the common cold this winter in Chicago

Lately, more families are turning to alternative remedies like homeopathy and herbal treatments to provide cold and flu relief for their children, and even conventional doctors are beginning to recognize their benefits.  Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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