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Avoid ugly utility bills this winter with easy makeovers for the most expensive rooms in your home. more

General Parenting

Is your child better with money than you are? Then they might be a perfect candidate for this year's Money Smart Kid. more

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Does your kid want to skip school a lot? Try a few of these ideas for attendance notes and they'll never play hooky again. more

General Parenting

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According to a new study, impoverished neighborhoods around Chicago with a higher population of children had playgrounds with more equipment and surface problems. more

Chicago Parent Archives

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Elspeth A. Lodge

Just in case their maternal instincts didn't kick in, the Lincoln Park Zoo staffers gave two gorilla moms maternal training before they gave birth in the fall. more

Chicago Parent Archives

That ring of dirt around the tub means the family has been outside making new discoveries. more

General Parenting

What's so special about being "Great at 8"? more

Chicago Parent Archives

Feeling helpless when it comes to your child's homework? Online tutoring might be the solution. more

Education & Workshops

The best barbecue from all over the country at one restaurant. more

Restaurant Picks

See a slideshow of photos from our first Big Fun! event. more

Chicago Parent Archives

The Illinois Crime Commission has expanded their youth outreach program with the added benefit of a new initiative, partnered by the Police Athletic League and Rasheda Ali, daughter of the championship boxer. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Jennifer Wheeler Wood is being schooled by her son but that's just fine with her. more

General Parenting

The Museum of Science and Industry has raised its general admission prices effective Jan. 23. The museum will continue to offer 52 free days per year. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Two California sea lions have joined the Shedd Aquarium's family, including the first disabled sea lion. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Arts n Spirits gives friends a place to chat, paint and relax, plus it's BYOB. more

Date Night Ideas

This Naperville mom is an author and creator of a seven-book series and activity website for kids. more

General Parenting

Two friends dedicate two years to recreating their favorite childhood movie. more

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