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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Gather gets family-friendly in Lincoln Square
May 3, 2013
Upscale doesn't have to mean no kids. Gather offers a great Sunday buffet and welcomes kids every day.
Three Mother's Day gifts that are better than brunch
April 26, 2013
A few gift ideas to subtly (or not so subtly) suggest to your spouse and kids for Mother's Day this year.
History is Hott tour inspires kids to have a passion for Chicago's past
April 26, 2013
Tour and lunch at Palmer House tells families an animated history of the Windy City.
Something for every sweets lover at Sensational Bites in Lakeview
April 23, 2013
Vegans, chocolate lovers, frosting lickers. There's something for everyone at Sensational Bites.
Five romantic getaways for Chicago couples
April 11, 2013
Five great getaways for parents in need of a little alone time, all within driving distance of Chicago and with options for every budget.
Stanley's Kitchen serves up comfort food in a family-friendly atmosphere
March 25, 2013
Lincoln Park restaurant serves your kid's favorite food, but you can still dine like a grown-up.
Eat like a grown-up with kids in tow at Atwood Cafe in Chicago
March 20, 2013
Don't be thrown off by the decor, Atwood caters to kids as well as adults.
3 great Chicago staycation hotels for families
March 15, 2013
These three hotels are great for families and within walking distance to some of the city's best attractions.
3 non-brunch family Easter celebrations in Chicago
March 13, 2013
Skip the bunny brunches this year and have a unique Easter with the kids.
5-D theater in Schaumburg is a wild ride for kids
February 18, 2013
Buckle-up! Families are in for a complete experience, complete with indoor snow, at PIX 5-D Cinema.