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.
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Where to make DIY gifts with kids in Chicago this holiday season
November 16, 2012
Everybody loves a thoughtful holiday gift. However, often the best gifts aren't the most expensive or biggest items under the tree.
Where to see Reindeer in Chicago
November 14, 2012
You don’t need to travel all the way to the North Pole to learn about how reindeer really live.
Ditch the stroller and wear your baby
November 13, 2012
How to choose a baby carrier and get out on the town with your babe.
Chicago kids speak out on the state of the city
November 2, 2012
Local kids chime in on everything good, bad and delicious about their hometown.
Walking tour of Wicker Park for families
September 17, 2012
Take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant and family-friendly neighborhood by foot.
Apple craft to celebrate fall
September 6, 2012
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.
Unexpected family-friendly festivals and markets
August 23, 2012
Kid-friendly isn't always so obvious, but these events are worth a family trip.
Home sweet home
August 2, 2012
Today's homeschooling families are different than those of the past. We examine why families make the choice for their children's education.
Fun snacks for little fingers
August 2, 2012
Try these yummy fun snacks for little fingers.
This month's craft: Tiny trinket keepers
July 5, 2012
Candies to rocks and everything in between can be kept in a safe place by your little collectors.