Liz DeCarlo has been part of the Chicago Parent editorial team for nine years and is the senior editor of Chicago Parent and editor of Going Places magazine. She is the single parent of three kids.
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Wacky Chicago race seeks superheroes
February 24, 2014
Event at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum promises fun for runners and spectators alike
Eagle watching at Starved Rock State Park
January 10, 2014
It's time for the annual Eagle Extravaganza, when it's possible to see dozens of bald eagle on the waterways near Starved Rock State Park.
Chicago’s surgical museum reaches out to children
December 27, 2013
Chicago's International Museum of Surgical Science has created a new exhibit, RX for Success, to reach out to kids as young as 8 and hopefully convince some of them to consider careers in health care.
Tips for Chicago's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
November 12, 2013
If you're planning to head downtown for this year's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, we have tips to make things a little easier.
Find old-fashioned candy and fun at Rissi's Old Time Candy Store in Berwyn
October 7, 2013
Tracy Balnis recently opened a store that features nostalgic candy, toys and Filbert's old-time draft sodas.
Honey Bee Expo at Morton Arboretum
September 4, 2013
On Sept. 7-8, Morton Arboretum will host the Honey Bee Expo featuring a family bee hike, a beehive tour and a celebration of Happy Bee-Day in the Children's Garden.
Chicago Bears entertain families with annual festival
July 23, 2013
Want a sneak peek at what's happening with the Chicago Bears, while still making sure your kids have a good time? Head to Soldier Field on Aug. 3 for the 2013 Comcast Bears Family Fest.
Adapted playsets help children with special needs swing in own backyard
July 19, 2013
A new rating system helps parents whose children have disabilities find the right backyard swingset. The Adaptive Swing Seat is a new product for backyard sets that provides neck, back, shoulder and waist support.
Eyes to the Skies festival lowers cost, increases the fun for Chicago families
June 25, 2013
More than a hot air balloon festival, Eyes to the Skies also features Lumberjack training for kids and a carnival.
The Museum of Science and Industry encourages families to have summer fun with science
June 13, 2013
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is offering families the chance to have summer fun with science. With projects themes such as gardening and sunlight, there is lots for the kids to learn and explore.