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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Three Chicago restaurants with
June 6, 2013
With an increasing amount of families going gluten-free, Chicago restaurants are offering more menu options for those off the wheat.
Chicago's Radisson Blu Aqua designed with upscale yet family-friendly feel
June 4, 2013
Radisson Blu Aqua is one of Chicago's newest hotels and with its stylish design, it comes as a surprise to parents that it's such a family-friendly place. The hotel offers families a great Chicago experience with its "five-star amenities" and optimal location.
Farm fresh American comfort food in Chicago
May 30, 2013
This tiny restaurant is all about free-range meats and chemical-free foods, all sourced by local farmers.
Lulu Belle's serves up southern-style eats to Chicago families
May 8, 2013
At Lulu Belle's Pancake House, fresh, hot cinnamon buns brought immediately to the table. What could be better?
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.