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Allison Markowitz

Gather up your family band Sept. 27 and head to Trienens Hall, 2707 Ashland Ave. in Evanston more

Sep 1, 2009 6:04 PM Chicago Parent Archives

To get in spirit of Veterans Day, take your family to the First Division museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton for a day so more

Sep 1, 2009 6:04 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Forget keeping the doctor away. Whether you pick your apples at an orchard or buy them locally grown at the store, this autumn treat is so delicious that your kids won’t even suspect the health benefits. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Did you know that the pumpkin is actually a squash? We often associate pumpkins solely with Halloween festivities, so read on to learn some fascinating facts about this round, orange and oh-so-carveable symbol of autumn. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:19 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Why should history class end just because school lets out for the summer? more

Sep 1, 2009 5:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Forget dragging whiny, disinterested kids through a stuffy antique store. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:12 PM Chicago Parent Archives

If you live in the Chicagoland area, chances are you think you know the best educational kid-friendly attractions. more

Sep 1, 2009 5:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It should come as no surprise to parents that college tuition is on the rise and that a college degree is becoming essential more

Sep 1, 2009 12:10 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It’s natural for mothers to feel a sense of ownership over the baby they carried for nine months. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Michael Goodman isn’t interested in being taken out to the ball game. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The exhibit "Lizards and the Komodo King" at the Shedd Aquarium continues to wow visitors and Faust, more

Sep 1, 2009 11:51 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Flowers bloom in May and remind us that Chicago isn’t the worst place to live after all. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Every year, ideas of grandiose April Fools’ pranks flow through our heads but never come to fruition. more

Sep 1, 2009 10:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives

February is Black History Month. Use these facts as a fun jumping-off point more

Sep 1, 2009 10:22 AM Chicago Parent Archives

On Jan. 1, we awaken energized and excited to change our lives for the better, but by mid-month we’re back in our old routines. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Eleven years have passed since Tickle Me Elmo debuted and turned normally calm toy stores into jungles. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:45 PM Chicago Parent Archives

As we all know, Thanksgiving revolves around turkey. Each year millions of turkeys become martyrs for our tradition. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:31 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Most of us see it as a filler candy, the leftovers in every Halloween goody bag. Compared to the chocolatey, nutty or gooey treats that abound this time of year, candy corn is an old standby. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:28 PM Chicago Parent Archives

By the time they’re in grade school, most kids have heard the terrifying urban legends of the poisonous candy and the old lady who gives out razor blade apples. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:27 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Despite the negative connotations associated with being a princess—an attitude of entitlement, an emphasis on physical beauty, a dependence on finding a happy ending in the form of Prince Charming—Yearwood isn’t concerned. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:27 PM Chicago Parent Archives