Caitlin Murray Giles
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.
E-mail Caitlin at email@example.com
Holiday foods get a Chicago spin
December 17, 2013
Try a new take on a classic holiday dish or introduce a familiar flavor in an unexpected format. We have ideas to get you started.
Five fabulous spots in Chicago to treat your family to a slice (or two) of pie
November 12, 2013
It's the season for pies, and if you're not much for baking them yourself, we have some great suggestions on where to go for fresh-baked pies.
School is cool: A report from Chicago's kids
August 15, 2013
Chicago kids share their thoughts on bullying, beloved teachers and being in charge for a day.
Chicago kids speak out on the city's challenges
July 9, 2013
12 socially aware Chicago-area kids tell us what they think about the city's struggles with violence, poverty and other serious issues.
Tips to help new parents stay organized with all of baby's gear
May 20, 2013
Three Chicago-area organizing professionals share their best tips for helping new parents keep everything baby needs in check.
Three generations of Chicago moms share their best baby advice
May 9, 2013
We reached out to three generations of mothers in the same families to hear their best advice for dealing with common parenting dilemmas.
Chicago Children’s Theatre performs with a winner
April 25, 2013
The Elephant and the Whale tells a story adults will appreciate with staging, songs and shadow puppets kids will adore. Check it out before it ends May 26.
Chicago kids speak out on the environment and global warming
April 17, 2013
We spoke to 13 Chicago-area kids about the current state of the environment and how they expect things to go in the future.
The best places to get tacos with kids in Chicago
April 9, 2013
All tacos are not created equal. And not all taco spots are great for kids. Here are our five favorite family-friendly taco joints.
The Elephant and The Whale combines shadow puppets, circus life at Chicago Children's Theatre
April 2, 2013
This story of an unusual friendship will captivate young audiences through a sea journey, circus songs and puppetry.