Alena Murguia

How does a parent help their child when news breaks about their hero allegedly beating a child? more

Sep 16, 2014 3:01 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The show will be the premiere performance in the theater's first permanent home. more

Oct 2, 2012 1:47 PM Chicago Parent Archives


Michael Brosilow

Chicago Shakespeare Theater uses outstanding voices, swift choreography, dynamic costumes and computer-animated graphics to bring the enchanted world of Belle and Beast to life. more

Jul 10, 2012 11:39 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Taking your family for an overnight at the Palmer House is like walking through history - with all the modern amenities and technology. more

Jun 12, 2012 12:12 PM Travel

Alena Murguia discovers Freshii - fast, healthy food. more

Jun 12, 2012 11:58 AM Restaurant Picks

You don't have to know how to ride a horse to compete in the Little Boots Rodeo in Elk Grove Village more

May 17, 2012 5:07 PM Fairs & Fests

The National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program has 96 participating restaurants around the country pledging to serve healthy kids meals. Alena Murguia recently attended one of their events. more

May 9, 2012 2:53 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When Alena Murguia thinks Mother's Day, she thinks brunch. Here are three spots perfect for brunch on Mother's Day or any other weekend. more

Apr 25, 2012 2:02 PM Restaurant Picks

Rock Candy Salon caters to kids (and their moms) more

Apr 25, 2012 1:56 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Our "Good to Go" writer, Alena Murguia, is thrilled to bring her kids to a restaurant that serves healthy food, as part of the Healthy Fare for Kids program. more

Apr 25, 2012 1:40 PM Restaurant Picks

Spring has sprung early, which means that the Garfield Park Conservatory, the Lurie Garden and the Chicago Botanic Garden are overflowing with feasts for the eyes. more

Mar 27, 2012 4:47 PM Nature

Alena Murguia finds that good food can be appealing to her kids, with a visit to Chalkboard. more

Mar 27, 2012 4:41 PM Restaurant Picks

Alena Murguia's kids have discovered space at the new Adler show. more

Mar 27, 2012 4:33 PM Museums

Bask in the lap of luxury--with kids--in Chicago. more

Feb 23, 2012 1:53 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents this introduction to the Bard. The 75-minute version gets down to the essence of The Taming of the Shrew, with language that's a little more accessible. more

Feb 23, 2012 12:02 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Even if your budget won't let you cross the ocean this summer to visit the real Europe, there are plenty of places nearby to experience other countries. more

Feb 23, 2012 11:40 AM Travel

Alena Murguia's monthly restaurant review takes a bite out of a Ukrainian Village hot spot. more

Feb 22, 2012 4:12 PM General Parenting


Melody Schultz

Sky High Sports in Naperville has kids flipping out. more

Feb 20, 2012 2:35 PM General Parenting

The Lillstreet Art Center in the Ravenswood neighborhood offers creative fun for hours - for parents and kids. more

Jan 25, 2012 2:03 PM Arts & Culture

Alena Murguia's recommendations for three fun, indoor things to do with your children more

Jan 25, 2012 1:57 PM Indoor Fun