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December 2010

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The cover of Chicago Parent appears in a scene in "Little Fockers," the weekend's hottest new release. more

Dec 30, 2010 12:47 PM Chicago Parent Archives

What's black and white and red all over? The Shedd Aquarium's penguin artists, whose webbed-feet paintings are on sale this holiday season. more

Dec 21, 2010 11:45 AM Chicago Parent Archives

New research suggests that babies, especially boys, who are breastfed for at least six months may have higher academic test scores down the road. more

Dec 17, 2010 5:18 PM Chicago Parent Archives

We grabbed a few minutes with Chicago's favorite funnyman, who is in town for the premiere of his film "Yogi Bear." more

Dec 17, 2010 12:41 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A new rink in Rockford includes a skating trail through lighted evergreen trees and along the banks of the Rock River. more

Dec 17, 2010 11:24 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Niles' affordable housing, outstanding parks and library programs and free public transit make it a great place to raise kids - in fact, the best in Illinois, according to Businessweek.com's recent list of top family living spots. more

Dec 16, 2010 2:26 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Shedd Aquarium's beluga, Nunavik, celebrated his first birthday Tuesday, ringing in his second year with cake and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" from guests. more

Dec 14, 2010 3:01 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Looking for a quick-get-out-of-town weekend trip before the holidays really leave you frazzled or breaking the budget? Indianapolis' best attractions, including The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and NCAA Hall of Champions, have teamed up to offer 12 free days of Christmas beginning this week. more

Dec 14, 2010 10:36 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The 11th Annual Toy of the Year Awards are underway, and for the first time in the awards' history, voting is open to the public. more

Dec 13, 2010 5:31 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Prepaid gift cards are flexible, secure and easy to reload, though there's no doubt they're a little lacking in the Christmas morning sentimentality department. more

Dec 9, 2010 1:37 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Next time the clock says bedtime, but your little one is wide awake, faking a yawn won’t do the trick: Babies and young children are immune to contagious yawning, new research shows. more

Dec 8, 2010 2:51 PM Chicago Parent Archives

This holiday season, an online service originally launched to help fill kids' holiday wish lists is helping Chicago charities fill their coffers. more

Dec 7, 2010 10:12 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Dress rehearsals for 9-year-old Sarah Parton begin next week, but this isn't some tiny tot's school play. The Irving School fourth-grader will join three other youth from Oak Park and surrounding western suburbs performing in Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker" this month in Chicago. more

Dec 1, 2010 3:42 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Fresh pomegranate juice turns into a simple spritzer. You can mix the juices up to a day ahead (store sealed in the refrigerator) but don’t add the sparkling water until just before serving. more

Nov 29, 2010 2:51 PM Recipes

Talk about sneaking vegetables in the window. This grab-'n-go snack has zucchini and carrots, along with egg whites, wheat germ and other healthy ingredients. more

Nov 21, 2010 7:54 PM Recipes