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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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.
Combat the epidemic of summer learning loss
June 27, 2012
Nearly all elementary students lose some of the information and skills they learning during the school years over the summer break. What role you play in preventing it.
Celebrate July 4 with patriotic paper lanterns
June 26, 2012
This month's craft will really get you and the kids in the mood for a great Independence Day.
Peronalized mugs and cups for Mother's Day
April 25, 2012
Our craft writer, Caitlin Murray Giles, has tips on easy personalized gifts kids can make for mom (for Mother's Day and beyond).
New mom groups in Chicago
April 23, 2012
New moms can easily get isolated with their babies. Here are some groups to help you connect with other women going through those first stages of motherhood.
Resources to help parents of newborns
April 19, 2012
After birth, there are the changes no one ever seems to talk about—like how becoming parents can drastically impact your relationship with your partner, or breastfeeding struggles and the lingering physical discomfort long after you've delivered.
March 22, 2012
Chicago is a great - and easy - city to be vegan. Even with your kids.