2013 December


Chicago's International Museum of Surgical Science has created a new exhibit, RX for Success, to reach out to kids as young as 8 and hopefully convince some of them to consider careers in health care. more

Dec 27, 2013 11:31 AM Museums

For the boy who befriends a classmate with autism, people across Illinois respond to a birthday present request. more

Dec 20, 2013 4:13 PM General Parenting

When you are out and about, you might see parents trying to keep the kids entertained with keys and cellphones. This month's Plugged-In Parent addresses the question of cellphone dangers. more

Dec 18, 2013 10:36 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Marianne Walsh is trying to raise her boys with faith, something she hopes will provide them peace and love the rest of their lives no matter what path they might take when they grow up. more

Dec 16, 2013 3:56 PM General Parenting

What happens when mom and dad don't agree about the magic of Santa? A compromise. more

Dec 11, 2013 4:06 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, a staple at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry since 1949, is getting a facelift. Specialists are working to preserve the castle - in full public view - turning it into an exhibit within an exhibit. more

Dec 11, 2013 10:56 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Join your kids to ring in 2014 with parties geared especially for them. more

Dec 9, 2013 3:46 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Looking for a new family tradition this holiday season? Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol offers a funny and faithful telling of Dickens' classic tale. more

Dec 9, 2013 3:14 PM Chicago Parent Archives

There are never enough hours in the day for on-the-go parents. Save a little time by letting your local Citibank staff wrap your holiday gifts! more

Dec 5, 2013 3:16 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago is filled with people who use their energy and talents to make the Windy City and its suburbs such a great place to live while helping those around them. We selected five who are good examples of that giving nature. This holiday season, we hope they inspire you, too. more

Dec 3, 2013 2:17 PM General Parenting

Do you love live Christmas trees but don't want to deal with the hassle of hauling it home, unloading it and setting it up? One Chicago business, City Tree Delivery, will happily do all of the hard work for you. more

Dec 3, 2013 12:23 PM Holiday Fun