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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February 5, 2013
Music for everyone, plus room for kids to dance and cocktails for parents to sip.
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January 29, 2013
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Chicago's Smoque BBQ pleases barbecue lovers of all ages
January 22, 2013
The best barbecue from all over the country at one restaurant.
Bad Ass Coffee brings the taste of Hawaii to Chicago
January 14, 2013
This new Southport spot is kid-friendly but offers coffee that packs a punch for adults.
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January 8, 2013
Stay warm this winter at these cozy family destinations.
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December 20, 2012
Maid-Rite has arrived in Chicago's Lincoln Park and families are sure to flock to the diner-style eatery that is as kid-friendly as it is delicious.
Upscale, kid-friendly food and fun at Pinstripes
December 12, 2012
Families can bowl, play bocce and dine in a "grown-up" atmosphere at three Chicagoland locations.
3 places to find unique holiday wares in Chicago
December 5, 2012
These shops bring something unexpected to the usual holiday decor.
Chicago restaurant Markethouse launches a new brunch menu
October 30, 2012
Includes fun twists on breakfast classics and pancakes "better than Mommy's".
The Paintbrush combines art and music for Chicago families
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Each new project at The Painbrush brings something unexpected and prepares younger kids for a school setting.