2013 January


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

Feb 4, 2013 11:26 AM 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

Jan 30, 2013 11:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives


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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

Jan 28, 2013 3:45 PM General Parenting



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

Jan 28, 2013 12:14 PM Chicago Parent Archives


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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

Jan 24, 2013 9:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Jan 23, 2013 2:44 PM General Parenting

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

Jan 23, 2013 12:06 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Jan 22, 2013 2:41 PM Education & Workshops

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

Jan 22, 2013 12:06 PM Restaurant Picks

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

Jan 21, 2013 3:27 PM 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

Jan 18, 2013 3:32 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Jan 18, 2013 10:33 AM 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

Jan 17, 2013 10:56 AM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Jan 16, 2013 6:18 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Jan 15, 2013 12:15 PM Date Night Ideas

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

Jan 14, 2013 3:18 PM General Parenting

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

Jan 14, 2013 11:40 AM Chicago Parent Archives