The mom of a college girl and a long-time journalist, Robyn Monaghan has survived the terrible two's, the trying teens and now grapples with the growing pains of the news business. With a cache of investigative writing kudos in her scrapbook and a reporter's notebook in her purse, Robyn scopes out the kid zone for news Chicago parents can use.
Medically fragile kids find a home at Children's Habilitation Center
March 19, 2013
Staff at CHC aims to make life as normal and happy as possible for children who may never go home with their families.
Making the most of the third grade
January 23, 2013
What's so special about being "Great at 8"?
Chicago's disappearing middle class
November 13, 2012
Chicago families struggle to help their kids bridge gaps between social classes to fulfill the American Dream.
A sneak peek inside the new Children's Hospital of Chicago
May 31, 2012
Children's Memorial Hospital moves June 9 to a new $855 million state-of-the-art facility at 225 E. Chicago Ave. that envelops patients and their families in a milieu of tranquility, nature and art, all painstakingly crafted to ease the anxiety that comes with being in the hospital.
Illinois’ budget balancing act may be robbing the cradle
March 7, 2012
The recession and budget cuts are hitting kids hardest, and a new report from Illinois Kids Count warns that our future will be poorer unless we keep investing in kids now.
February 23, 2012
Science, technology, engineering and math—STEM—are the four formidable subjects the state of Illinois and the rest of the country need to seriously shore up if the United States is going to compete on the worldwide economic scene.
Special needs trusts
February 20, 2012
Tough decisions to be made before crisis strikes.
Love, marriage and special needs
February 20, 2012
It takes work, but couples can survive a disability.
When kids walk in
January 24, 2012
Ever had your child walk in while you were having sex? Experts say parents put more emphasis on the embarrassment than kids do. And they warn that you shouldn't let it stop you from having sex.
Getting rid of the 'R word'
October 28, 2011