Linda Marsicano quit a full-time public relations career when her identical twins Reese and Gracie were born in 2007. She soon realized that sitting at home with two babies was slowly driving her mad, so she made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column. Linda is also a regular contributor to Going Places magazine where she writes about family-friendly travel destinations. If you spot her on a plane with her (loud, unruly) children, she suggests you immediately find a seat as far away as possible, or perhaps de-board altogether.
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Langham Hotel in Chicago amazes kids and adults alike
March 5, 2014
The Langham Hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway for moms or dads, but the Kids Suite also makes it a fun place for families.
Zia's opens to rave reviews in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood
February 26, 2014
Zia's second location in Lakeview offers a great kids' menu, plus plenty of other signature dishes adults will enjoy.
Take a Mommy and Me ice skating lesson in Wilmette
February 26, 2014
Looking for something a little different for Mommy and Me time? Try ice skating.
Chill out in downtown Chicago
January 8, 2014
Beat cabin fever with a change in scenery this winter at one of the three downtown Chicago's Hilton properties.
Kids will love Grace’s Sweet Sin
November 15, 2013
Dessert for breakfast? When they're the tasty treats from Little Market Brasserie pastry chef Grace Donaghy we say, "Yes, please!"
Chicago's Four Seasons a treat for parents and kids
August 19, 2013
From the pool to the playroom - and the infamous Ice Cream Man - the luxury hotel has perks for even the littlest guests.
3 books every Chicago parent should have
July 24, 2013
We found 3 books that every Chicago parent should have whether they are a new parent or raising teenagers.
Enjoy the taste of New England in the heart of Chicago
July 19, 2013
Even kids will love the food at the New England Seafood Company in Chicago. Part restaurant, part fish market, this place has the ambiance and even the smell of ocean living.
South Water Kitchen is sophisticated and kid-friendly
July 12, 2013
Locally-sourced meats, delicious desserts and the best baked mac and cheese will leave the whole family satisfied.
Three great Chicago summer festivals for kids
July 1, 2013
In the summer, Chicago is taken over by festivals. But not all of them are good for strollers or picky eaters.