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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Naper Settlement blacksmith finds new calling
May 3, 2013
Greg Merriam loves to make kids smile as he shares tricks of his historic trade at Naper Settlement.
Ketogenic Diet offers hope of a seizure-free life to children with epilepsy
April 12, 2013
Research has shown that about one-third of children on the Ketogenic Diet become seizure-free.
Adventure Stage Chicago tells West Town's story in "Augusta and Noble"
April 8, 2013
New play tells the story of a young girl looking toward her future while embracing her Latino heritage.
Brookfield Zoo's Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit brings the prehistoric to life
April 1, 2013
New exhibit uses interactive elements to help kids understand the links between prehistoric creatures and animals of today.
Lice remover of the future invented by Evanston students
March 28, 2013
After seeing fellow students with itchy scalps, three Kinglsey Elementary kids invent the Lice-A-Nator.
Chicago dad helps Afghan girls go to college
March 26, 2013
Dusty Huscher has helped 23 girls in Afghanistan attend college this year.
Animal Inside Out exhibit review for Chicago families
March 25, 2013
Exhibit can be fascinating for some children, but use caution before going.
New Creatures of Light exhibit illuminates Field Museum
February 27, 2013
Miss chasing fireflies on a warm summer night? Check out this new exhibit all about glowing creatures.
DuPage Children's Museum opens a healthy cafe for families
February 25, 2013
The new S.M.A.R.T. Café is filled with healthy food choices and learning opportunities for kids.
Free weight loss program tackles childhood obesity
January 9, 2013
Check out this free eight-week program set to begin for kids 8-14 struggling with unhealthy weight.