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2013 August

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With their backpacks packed with brand new supplies and their outfits of choice painstakingly picked out, Chicago area kids headed back to school. Most of them had smiles on their faces. more

Aug 26, 2013 2:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives

We all think there are certain things we won't do when we become parents. But sometimes we just have to be realistic for the sake of our own sanity. more

Aug 20, 2013 10:35 AM General Parenting

How many bathrooms does a house need? More than three, apparently. Christopher Garlington shares a peek inside his crazy life as it revolves around the potty. more

Aug 19, 2013 1:08 PM General Parenting

From the pool to the playroom - and the infamous Ice Cream Man - the luxury hotel has perks for even the littlest guests. more

Aug 19, 2013 11:30 AM Travel

The Kool-Aid Man will be in Chicago Thursday and surprising families with free stuff. more

Aug 14, 2013 11:36 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Mundelein mom sees a change in her daughter's ADHD after a food purge at home so she decided school lunches needed to change, too. Her school district, as well as Chicago Public Schools and others, are trying to make lunches healthier. more

Aug 13, 2013 10:35 AM LEARN

Overwhelmed moms and dads have a new option when it comes to handling some of the challenging duties of parenting. more

Aug 12, 2013 3:26 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Meals can be rushed affairs when school, fall sports and homework kick in. We've got a few ideas to make eating on the run fast and healthy. more

Aug 8, 2013 3:21 PM Sweet Treats

There is a new addition to the dolphin family at Brookfield Zoo. Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 2 around 11 a.m. At 3 feet long, the calf weighs 40 pounds and appears to be healthy and strong. more

Aug 7, 2013 1:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Say the word Opera-Matic and people might wonder if you know what you're talking about. The non-profit organization formed by artists use their art to contribute to the community, this time with a lullaby parade. more

Aug 7, 2013 11:49 AM Arts & Culture

From toddlers to little kids to big kids, each age group shows signs of stress differently. It's crucial to know what to look for, what steps to take and how to help your child manage. more

Aug 6, 2013 11:23 AM LEARN

Fifty-seven thousand students with disabilities are enrolled in the Chicago Public School system. How can families talk to their kids about children with special needs? more

Aug 5, 2013 4:32 PM LEARN

As any mom or dad will attest, most kids are full of energy. Why then, would they want their children to consume caffeine for an energy boost? more

Aug 5, 2013 10:13 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Even the 10-cent pencils add up this time of year so check out these four tips to save some cash on back-to-school supplies. more

Aug 2, 2013 3:03 PM LEARN

It's been a few years since so many tall ships docked at Navy Pier, so we're excited about the return of Tall Ships Chicago. An international fleet of 14 ships will drop anchor and give Chicagoans the chance to view and even board some pretty impressive vessels. more

Jul 30, 2013 1:02 PM Chicago Parent Archives