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April 2012

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Christopher Garlington experiences the terror of leaving his boy home alone for the first time. more

General Parenting

How to know if your child has a urinary tract infection. more

General Parenting

Reprinted with permission from The Baby &Toddler Cookbook by Charity Ferreira and Karen Ansel; photograph by Thayer Allyson Gowdy. Copyright 2010 by Weldon Owen Inc. more

Recipes

Dan Campana on what the Sox and the Cubs have to offer families this season (besides winning). more

Chicago Parent Archives

A new indoor play space just opened in Bucktown. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Traveling zoo keeper brings exotic animals to children more

PLAY

The famous (and infamous) Mongolian leader was born in 1155 and built an empire which lasted long after his death. Now the Field Museum has stories and artifacts from his life. more

Museums

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

Nature

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

Restaurant Picks

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

Museums

Sara R. Fisher is on a mission to eat healthier and do it quickly. Here are some of my favorite places to go when you've got to eat fast—but not fast food. more

Restaurant Picks

There's plenty to do outside this spring. Here are five suggestions to help you celebrate Earth Day. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Here's your chance to see all those vehicular wonders in one place, whether a police car, fire truck or tractor. Plus it's a great opportunity to meet the community helpers who drive them. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Celebrate Dia del Niño at the National Museum of Mexican Art on April 14. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Migratory Bird Day is April 28 (one day after Arbor Day). more

Chicago Parent Archives

The Morton Arboretum welcomes Curious George, who will help your children plant a tree. more

Chicago Parent Archives

Adventure Stage Chicago adapts The Giver, the dystopian book from 20 years ago, for the stage. more

Chicago Parent Archives

We all know we can go to the doggie park or to Petsmart, but we've got some other stores and destinations where you can bring Fido. more

Chicago Parent Archives

The center helps streamline the process for hurt children and angry parents to get justice and closure. more

Chicago Parent Archives

We asked Chicago Parent readers what they do to teach their kids to live in environmentally friendly ways. more

Chicago Parent Archives

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