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

Back-to-school: 6 tips for no-stress mornings

It is possible! Your day can begin smoothly. Here's what you need to do. Read...

 

8 great reasons not to put the kids to bed

Who needs sleep when there's fun to be had? You won't miss the winks with these great ideas this summer. Besides, you can sleep this winter. Read...

 

The much-anticipated 606 opens Saturday in Chicago

The 606 brings together arts, history, design, trails for bikers, runners, and walkers, event spaces, alternative transportation avenues, and green, open space. Read...

 

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...

 

Apple craft to celebrate fall

Make your own “bushel” of these yarn apples and you’ll have a lovely fall centerpiece for the dinner table or fun seasonal playthings for the kids.  Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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