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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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.
Teaching kids with special needs to self-advocate
May 22, 2013
Parents of kids with special needs are so used to advocating for their children that they often forget to teach kids to speak up for themselves.
Big Bugs invade Morton Arboretum
May 20, 2013
David Rogers' larger-than-life Big Bugs exhibit is back at the arboretum for the summer.
Adler Planetarium celebrates summer and science with 100 Days of Wonder
May 17, 2013
Keeping kids learning during the summer can be a challenge, but the planetarium has developed a new program to help parents explore and enjoy science with their children.